MY FORMER KITTEN Gadji Booboo (click on the link to find out about that name) is now a 1-year old cat and no longer boasts the minuscule waistline of yore. We let her outdoors on a leash but she seems to pick up every flea and attract every other cat and dog in the neighborhood! Also, we live near a wooded area and coyotes are a problem.
So she is indoors most of the time and, while she willingly plays fetch with us (with a “ball” of wadded paper, no less), she ain’t burning off enough calories. Especially during the long winter months.
So, she just attempted to leap up to the windowsill in my office, a narrow affair to be sure (four inches wide). Her once wee nether regions are now a bit more than the ledge is comfortable supporting and she wasn’t able to get a perch on the sill.
Consequently, she fell off. And watching a cat fail to make a leap or fall off of anything may be funny, but it’s not a good sign
No damage, but Berni watched and as she picked her up, made up a spur-of-the-moment rhyme worthy of a blackly humored greeting card:
“Fatty fatty, two-by-four,
You can’t sit up there no more!”
Just thought I would share the moment with you where creativity rears its head when inspiration strikes …
FEATURED IMAGE: Warner Brothers production pencil drawing of Wile E. Coyote, the world’s most famous coyote. PS: The Humane Society has a page devoted to “What you need to know about protecting your pets and community cats from coyotes.”