Monday, June 08, 2009

The Cat was the Hat

When I get up and feed the cats Hyram likes to eat his straight through and then snack on anything he can steal from Hooboo's bowl. Hooboo likes to eat a bit, go outside, then come back in and finish whatever I've managed to save from Hyram.

Shortly after I let Hooboo out today I heard this cat calling almost non stop. I didn't think it was Hooboo but I went to the patio door to check. It didn't stop and I didn't see Hooboo so I went outside to see if I could figure out where it came from, wondering if my cat was begging at another door. The cry seemed to come from another building and didn't sound frantic, just "please let me in." Then I heard this rustling off to my right. I looked over to see what it was and was astounded. My cat is resourceful with a capital "R".

Living in an apartment complex there aren't that many climbable trees. And cats like to get high up. So Hooboo usually sits on the porch wall. There's a hedge type bush off to the right and another to the left of my patio. The left one is really close (next to the stairs) and I've seen plenty of trash in it but never a cat. I barely notice the one on the right. It's more of an a/c screen. But today Hooboo was in it. Yep, he'd gone up inside the limbs and made his way to the top. That's what I'd heard. My cat pushing his way through dense hedge leaves to gain a new vantage point. It was really funny! All you saw was his head and a little of his neck. Green square bush with orange cat head on top. LOL

I ran to get the camera but by the time I'd gotten back Hooboo had seen what he wanted to see and climbed down to go find the other cat. Darn! So sorry that I can't give you the picture but I hope your imaginations serve. Aren't cats amazing?

16 comments:

murat11 said...

You painted the picture just fine. I've got it locked right in my virtual digital. Have a great Monday.

Lee said...

Thank you, Paschal! You have a great Monday too!

Cheers!

jsd said...

sounds like hooboo was enjoying himself :)

San said...

Lee, I agree with Paschal. Your painted mental picture is vivid indeed.

That darn cat!

Sandi McBride said...

Yep, I can just see it...my yellow dandy is called Trouble...with a capital TROUBLE. Wish you could have managed a shot!
hugs
Sandi

Seamus said...

Your description was plenty picturesque! I could just see his little head sticking out of the hedge! :)

Lee said...

It does appear so, JS! So was I infact. The morning was nice and lightly cool.

Cheers!

Lee said...

Thank you San, you wonder of vividity in colors. And speaking of darn cats, I saw that movie, even named a later cat something similar. :-) Disney had a way with movies didn't he.

Hugs!

Lee said...

Me too, Sandi! Me too! Hope on the day I finally make it over there for a visit all your cats decide to become suddenly cuddly and fill my lap. They sound so cute!

Hugs!
Lee

Lee said...

Glad to hear it, Seamus! If the little guy tries it again I'm gonna be ready!

Cheers!

Sarah said...

Cats are so innovative...great story!!!

Lee said...

Yes, Sarah! Amazingly so! Glad you liked it!

Cheers!

Susan Palwick said...

Funny! And I can picture it fine!

Lee said...

Delighted to hear that, Susan! And also to see you here! :-)

Blessings!

Star said...

Yes, they have no fear of heights at all, do they. My Millie has done the self same thing, so I had no difficulty imagining what you said. They are such a delight, aren't they. I love my cats.
Blessings, Star

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