Thursday, September 10, 2009


I think the cats are confused,  one more so than the other.  We've just got back from using a friend's cottage and their two pet cats were in residence instead of where they are usually at.   One looked as if she was pining - mum - the other bigger one,  her daughter, was constantly out killing things to bring us back gifts to put on our bed during the night.

Do you fancy having a half dead dragon fly or the heart of a rabbit, or maybe it was the stomach, laid on your pillow while you sleep?  We saw the cat jump into the bathroom sink to lick the water.  There was fresh water laid out by the the cats food bowls; there was one bowl of food and one bowl of water for each one.

Sure these pets are confused, the cottage  guests work by different rules to those they have got used to.  They hadn't got the run of the whole of the house nor the kitchen work surfaces, that was definitely OUT.  We had bathroom and bedroom doors closed at night and during the day.  Their food was regularly given and their water bowls refreshed.  The cat flap was used readily by the hunter/killer, and only when the door was open  and the weather was okay, her mum sauntered out to explore.


Flighty said...

My family have always had cats and they have never ceased to surprise me with their behaviour. The cats that is...mind you it could apply to the family on occasions! xx

ZACL said...

Hello Mr F.

Families and pets are a complete surprise on occasion!

Cats are interesting creatures, they choose you once you have chosen one of them. So many people never understand that. It behoves us to treat them well. I do draw the line at freedom to share gifts at all hours in all places. Gift delivery need its appropriate place.