Curiosity You-Know-What the Cat
The Boss left a ladder in front of our front porch rail yesterday, as he's working on the house. This morning, when I let the cats out, what did Tarzan do? Immediately checked out the new equipment in his jungle. As I watched from the window, I saw him climb the ladder. I know exactly what he was up to. He thought he might be able to get up on the porch roof! The ladder was mostly under the eaves, but I wasn't taking any chances, so I moved the ladder to the porch. I had to pull him off the ladder while he tried to hang on. He wasn't happy and let me know it with his usual loud meowing. He looks at me RIGHT IN THE EYES when he complains this way.
So my question is: what dangerous things have your cats tried out of curiosity? Or your dogs for that matter. Cats are curious, but also usually very cautious, at least mine are. Maybe because they both lived as strays and have street smarts? Do you think a cat cared for by humans since kittenhood is less able to take care of themselves in these situations, as they never had to fend for themselves, or does natural instinct kick in just like for a stray cat who had to develop more survival tactics?
Pictures above: On left, Alice's cats "Larry and Trouble snuggling on the fuzzy pillow and Scooter nearby. A cozy moment." Hmmmm. Is Scooter being shunned? The third wheel? The "other" cat? I just love seeing pictures of cats snuggling together, as so many people think all cats are loners. I love seeing Catfish and Tarzan cozy up, as I felt so sorry for Tarzan when he lost Jane.
On the right are Ramona's (birdie) cats Birdie on the right and Socks on the left. Socks looks like he's having a GREAT time. As I mentioned before, Birdie was at Cats Are Us and I loved her so much. I wanted her to be "Bubby's Bride" as she looks so much like Catfish. But it was not to be, and I'm just so glad she found a wonderful home. Her name at the shelter was "Coo-coo Bird."
posted by Sandy at 3/23/2007 09:31:00 AM