"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, May 23, 2011

on the prowl



What is with this cat?  From the moment she came to live with us we knew, we KNEW that she was a cougar!  Forget that she is the size of your average house cat.  Forget that she was born to the house cat of friends.  Yes, my son chose her from the litter when she was but a suckling (can you use that term for a kitten, or is it reserved only for pigs?).  Her mother was so sweet.  

The day Nolie entered our abode we all stood back tentatively.  What was it about her eyes?  Why was she looking at us like that?  Was she even seeing us at all?  Wild I tell you!

We learned to walk wide circles around her.  We allowed her choice seat.  It was just politeness really.  We stocked up on tea tree oil (excellent for mishaps... with cats).  

But then slowly.  So slowly that it was almost imperceptible, there began a transformation.  Before I realized that anything was different Nolie became my breakfast buddy.  She's never been a voluntary lap cat, but she began to rub against my legs... and purr.  Soon she even welcomed my strokes... and purred. 




She's always been indoors, except for a few adventurous nights spent outside when she darted daringly through the door so late that we couldn't round her back.  In the morning I would find her glued to the back door meowing for safety.




So, imagine my shock when I went to let the chickens out this morning and spotted the WILD THING exiting her lair!  The chickens were quickly in a bother and Hunny Bunny was just beside herself in confusion (it's actually HER burrow).  And all of my suspicions were confirmed in that moment.  Cougar.





Blessings, Debbie

22 comments:

  1. That is just too funny! She really does look quite crazed in the last picture and I love how the girl's are watching her.

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  2. The chickens are beautiful! I wonder if the rabbit will go back into the burrow now that the cat's been in there?

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  3. That look says it all, I'd be afraid!lol

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, and your sweet comment.

    I look forward to browsing through yours, I like what I'm reading so far.

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  4. LOL! Looks like your instincts were dead on, Debbie!!

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  5. That's so funny! I firmly believe that cats are just one escape away from returning to their ancient wild roots. Love that last picture!

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  6. Too funny...aren't animals just so much fun? God was so creative to let us enjoy! You caught it on camera.

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  7. hahaha! cats are awesome creatures! you asked me a question. yes, micey is a clever nickname. my real name is michelle. i've been a Christian for just 5 1/2 years. about 10 years ago, i took up this new thing called blogging. i was involved in an online social network that was developed by a very charismatic canadian. the network was geared toward the tattooed, pierced, underground community. i switched the letters around in my name to become micehell, my evil twin, my dark half. people in that community started calling me micey as a nickname. you've inspired me now to write a post about it so come check it out. =)

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  8. That is so funny!! I love the photo, the chickens can't even believe that cat is coming out of there and Nolie is angry she got busted, hahaha!

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  9. too funny! she does look a bit vicious in that last picture with her mouth open ;-)

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  10. This made me smile on another rainy, dreary morning. The expression on Nolie's face is hilarious. xo,

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  11. love the chickens! you have a blog award at http://mistressofmydomain.blogspot.com/

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  12. LOL! That's hilarious! Apparently domestic life is much too boring for her. :)

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  13. She is just like all cats, really a wild cat while masquerading as a house cat by day. She is really pretty though.

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  14. That's great...and the box, with it's message, is a perfect place for her!

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  15. That is funny the bottom photo makes me laugh. This cat is looking pretty guilty. B

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  16. Oh my lol!! that is a cougar indeed!! Cats are so funny they all have such different personalites~ Great pics Love Heather

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  17. Oh, I've been waiting for this post!!
    Well, she does look pretty wild in that last photo; at least she's not trying to eat your chickens or the bunny - good grief! She's very pretty, though.

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  18. How cute! She's a beautiful cat.

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  19. Love the last picture the most. It's one of those "worth a thousand words" pictures.

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  20. This was an interesting story. Cats can be really amusing or even bewildering, but I've always liked cats.

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