Monday, January 22, 2018

MY TURN NOW

Quote for the week:

Alright! It's my turn now. A few weeks ago, Tiger got to tell his story. I also have a story to tell. It's not a pretty one either. In fact, that picture above me may be true, but I have a different story to tell.
Signed: Patches

A few weeks ago, I was in my backyard, searching for a bird or other entertainment, minding my own business, when, without warning, these two gigantic creatures  ran into the yard, spotted me, and charged. What's a cat to do? Climb a tree. Right? My yard has several trees, no problem. However, I'm mostly a house cat and I'd never climbed a tree in my whole ten years of life.

Panic, panic. What to do? Sigh. I had only one choice or be dinner for two mongrels. Where was my  girl? Why didn't she rescue me? She was nowhere in sight. So, I did the logical thing; I dashed for the nearest tree. Two dogs, tongues dripping out of their mouths, sharp teeth glowing in the sunlight, raced after me. Getting closer and closer. I eyed the tree, measured the distance, and leaped.

I flew through the air, wrapped my claws around the rough trunk and scampered up to the lowest branches. Luckily they were out of the dogs' reach, cause I could no way climb any higher.


And that's my story. Never trust a dog. And always stay near a tree.

Say! Did you know my girl (Beverly) wrote a book with a cat in it? Actually, she's written a couple of stories where cats are very important. Take a look:


WEIRD NOISES IN THE NIGHT

A Mystery for ages 6-9

Yes, there's a cat in it.


A PIRATE, A BLOCKADE RUNNER, AND A CAT

A story for tweens that like pirates and ghosts and cats, of course.



I don't like to read but I sure like to eat.


That's my story.

Happy Reading!




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    1. My son. One dog is his. The other dog, he's keeping for a friend. His dog would not hurt the cats, but I don't know about the other one.

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  2. I guess instincts take over at that point. Although I fear poor Star wouldn't know what to do in that situation.

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    1. Yes, I guess they do, Diane. I was surprised Patches climbed the tree. Star might surprise you.

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  3. Keep up those skills. You never know when you're going to need them.

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  4. Shows they know how to get out of harms way when needed. Have to watch those butt sniffers. Cat's in books are always a win.

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    1. Absolutely, Pat. Yeah, my son's dog gets along well with cats. He has to. The other dog I don't know. Cats do make interesting characters, even ghost cats.

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  5. Glad Patches is okay. Loved the pictures that you included too!

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. Pictures tell their own stories.

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  6. Oh dear Beverly, your poor Patches. Loved the quote Friendships Refreshes The Soul, could do with a few at present....lol.

    Yvonne.

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    1. It is a lovely quote, Yvonne. We all need friends. Just remember, you have many friends. Wish I lived closer so we could visit.

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  7. Eek! I'm glad he managed to get out of trouble, at least.

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    1. Thanks, Misha. My son did not realize that the cat was outside. That's one way to learn to climb a tree.

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  8. Fun post, Beverly. Poor Patches. Glad all is well!

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    1. I had to laugh when I saw Patches in the tree, Karin, and of course take her picture.

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  9. I hope Patches was able to get out of the tree without too many problems. Last year I "saved" a cat who was panicked and screeching way up in a tree. So often they get up and can't get back down. Love kitties. :)
    ~Jess

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    1. She was, Jess. I stood there and urged her to come down. She took her time, but finally touched earth. Good for you. Yes, they get scared and freeze, unable to move. I love them too. They're great company.

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