Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:58 PM
Posted 06 December 2009 - 11:12 PM
I left the back door open a crack for the cat to go in and out while I took a walk to the store down the street. I am very nearsighted and wasn't wearing my glasses, and when I came back in the house I saw, in the middle of the floor, this pile of stuff that was red. I couldn't tell what it was because of my not wearing my glasses, so I sloooowly walked toward it to see, afraid it was something gross. When it came into focus, I saw that it was a pile of red Hibiscus flowers. ??? What the H**L? The door was locked from the inside, only open using the chain so the cat could get in and out...who could have done this?? I picked them up and threw them out.
Next day I came home from work and found the same thing. So I called my cousin who lived next door and asked if he had done this (his dad was my landlord...maybe he had a key??) but he denied it and I believed him.
Ready for this? Next day I had no work, and I was sitting on the couch reading the newspaper. The cat walked over to the door, and stopped and looked at me before walking out. I had to pretend to not be paying any attention to him, and then he went outside. I watched him through the window as he walked across the yard to the fence, hopped up on the railing by my neighbor's yard, next to the hedge of hibiscus bushes, and proceeded to find a red flower, gnaw at the stem until the flower fell to the ground, and then he jumped down and carried it inside and laid it on the floor where the other piles had been. I could not believe what I was seeing. I kept pretending that I was reading the newspaper while I was watching him, and he went outside again. I watched him do the same thing! Brought the flower in and added it to the first one! I was amazed! I watched him do this one more time to convince myself that I was really seeing what I was seeing, and when he brought in the third flower, I put the newspaper down and pretended that I had just noticed the flowers.
I got up from the couch, sat on the floor by the flowers, and began to pick them up, rub them on my face, make all kinds of "OMG YOU ARE THE GREATEST CAT IN THE WORLD" noises, and eventually I even laid on the rug with the flowers. I loved on the cat for a couple of minutes telling him what a gooooood cat he was, and after about 30 minutes more I picked up the flowers and placed them ever so delicately into the trash, making a big fuss the whole time.
That satisfied him, and he never brought me flowers or lizards again. I could not believe that this cat had the instinct to know to go from dead reptile to flowers for me.
This was long ago, and Bo is now over the rainbow bridge, but I'll tell you, that was one of the most amazing things that ever happened to me "pet-wise".
Does anyone else have any kind of amazing story to tell like that?
Cosmo, the worlds sweetest cat, born 3/4/2009
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:27 PM
That's nothing compared to the little feline trick of hacking up a hairball somewhere where you're SURE to encounter the slimy nasty thing with your bare foot in the middle of the night!!!!
and i was just about to mention the joy one can get out of stepping on "mouse-left-overs" barefooted in the morning... natural thing or not - made me want to strangle that fur ball that brought it in
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open. Sir James Dewar
Enslaved by Mr. "Stinkefuss" Valo :greencheek: (greencheek conure) and Mr. "Angsthase" Nino (peach fronted conure) :peachfront:
Love the godfids Pita :sun2: (sun conure) and Stupsi :tiel: (tiel)
Posted 07 December 2009 - 11:03 PM
His job is done! He is the best mouser!
However, he is not compelled to bring me his catch and parade it for me. He just does his job. Very well.
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