So my friends, I think that I better let you know what has been going on in my life. I have learned a new skill…I found out that if I bang on the sliding screen door many times, with a few mumbled magickal ‘meows’ too, the lock will pop off and I can use my claws to open the door and go out. Now, you all know that I am allowed out when Mommy and Dad are out too and I have learned to stay in the yard. But sometimes I want out when they won’t go with me so it was a good skill to learn.
On Friday I saw a neighborhood cat slink up to my catnip plantation for his daily nibble: usually I am content to watch him thru the window but that day I decided to put my new skill to use and confront him face to face. I did. He wasn’t as nice as I thought he should be, especially as I have shared my catnip with him all summer. He scratched me! I wasn’t afraid, I hissed and growled and chased him out of the yard then went back to the door where Mom had come to see what all the commotion was about. She wanted to coddle me, and medicate my injury but I wasn’t having any of that baby stuff. I was the winner! I was strong and had to be on guard in case that rotten catnip thief came back. I paced by the door, now with the glass closed to prevent more going out alone and swished my tail rapidly, back and forth.
It wasn’t for a couple of hours, until something Mom calls ‘adrenalin’ had run out, that I let her clean my head and then I cried. It hurt, I was bleeding to death! Mommy help me! She said it was a good thing I had my shots. I said I don’t know why, shots didn’t help me fight the thief, it was my own bravery that won the day.
She cuddled me, until I fell asleep.