A few weeks ago CCL was taking out the trash and Jean Claude, the black Bombay decided to go out for a bag of potato chips ( or whatever). We went to find him, posted signs, queried neighbors etc. CCL’s house is sandwiched between two neighbors -Cathy and Joe who have a new patio and Mildred who often leaves food for strays. I became convinced Mildred was holding Jean Claude hostage and urged CCL to take action. After about a week, CCL went out of town and I decided to stop by her house. Mildred, the accused cat hostage taker was in the yard. I introduced myself and asked if she had seen Jean Claude. “No” she replied quietly. “Right”I thought skeptically as I entered CCL’s house and opened the back door “just in case” JC had managed to find his way back home. I heard a cat meowing loudly- it was Jean Claude. He was in Cathy and Joe’s yard atop their concrete patio. Mildred had informed me they were not home and my attempts to get Jean Claude to drop the wooden fence to safety when unneeded. “Come get me” He beckoned. Almost giving up in frustration when Mildred offered to help. “I think I can get a ladder and jump over,” she said. Mildred took the ladder hopped into the neighbor’s yard and began to look for JC who promptly hid until she left at which time he emerged. I scooped him up and closed the fence to Cathy and Joe’s yard. Upon entering CCL’s house he ate and acted like he never left . You never know who your angels are – they appear quietly provide assistance, love and help when you least expect it.
Purina Cat Chow has a new contest for cat lovers. You can tweet or FB your kitty rescue story. Here’s one on the food makers site (Jean Claude and Koko are fans of all things PC). #MyRescueStory
Just finished reading an article that suggests house cats need stimulation and don’t sleep as much as reported. That’s not news to me as Jean Claude demands midnight play. I was looking for a tunnel to give JC and KoKo another option for play. it’s been suggested I simply build one.
I have a virtual office for my business and I work out of my tiny home office. The office is full of memorabilla with a sunny view of my TV room. It’s small, warm and cozy. Of all the spaces in my house, Koko and Jean Claude seem to like my office best. CCL says it’s because I’m always in my office. I think the cats just want a small, warm place for their headquarters.
After several weeks at my house in Brookland DC Jean Claude and Koko have taken “naughty’ to new heights – in JC’s case quite literally as yesterday he pushed the screen open to my bedroom window and somehow got himself on the window ledge. At least that’s where I found him when I entered the room. As for Koko, she’s Koko – climbing any and everything(and everyone). I love them. As does Crazy Cat Lady (CCL). CCL says I need to institute more discipline like mama duck featured in today’s Huffington Post.