Can’t say enough about Tara – She is a True Hero
Monthly Archives: May 2014
This Memorial Day Weekend, I’m spending time with my mom ” Miss Georgia” and the family. Couldn’t help but notice the giant monster plant has made a comeback. The plant in mom’ s living room fell off the table mysteriously in the middle of the night two years ago and was thought was gone forever (Planticide – July 18, 2010). After the fall what was left of the plant was placed in a medium sized jar of water on the family room table, later repotted and placed back in the living room. Now the plant is enormous, somewhat less menacing than before, (no scales so far) and quite glorious . That’s the thing about reinvention – sometimes it’s incremental and it often yields glorious results.
People have always heard stories about heroic dogs but hero cats? Yep Tara the Hero Cat from Bakerfield, California has been making the talk show rounds, after saving her 4-year old owner from a voracious dog. Of course us cat lovers have known for years that cats provide a sense of security and that often their small unseen efforts are almost heroic. Here in Washington, D.C. Jean Claude, the black Bombay and Koko, the celebrity cat who provide comfort and support for their owners are big fans of Tara.
So this past weekend Koko brought me a live bird for Jean-Claude and I to play with. I was working, i.e. watching natural hair care videos on the couch, when I saw that she had feathers in her mouth. I then noticed that she had a bird on the ground inside my house and her and Jean-Claude were looking at me with excitement – “Let’s kill it together!!!”
Of course I proceeded to freak out and try to shew both the cats and bird out, Koko got really upset at me. She was chasing the bird out the back door. I’ve accepted the law of the jungle that cats chase animals. They are the most prolific killers in the world. See my previous blog HERE from the Oatmeal.
I love my cats, but still can’t deal with some of their realities.