Wednesday, 10 March 2010

The here and now



The day after and what is the first thing the Cat does?

She gets herself stuck between the wall and my bed.

How did I find this out?

She let out this godawful yowl – enough to wake up the dead and then some – at 5.30am this morning.

I find her little face squeezed in the gap her paw flaying in front of her in a bid to push her forward.

I pull the bed out. She wobbles out yowling.

And what does she do next?

She circles around the bed, a little unsteady on her feet, but onwards she goes, through the gap and out again.

I ask you. What am I supposed to make out of this behaviour? I’m like telling her to act incapacitated at least to make it easier for me, silly thing!

But you see that’s what’s so amazing about my tough ol girl. Lymphoma may have beaten her but by golly, she ain’t gonna take it lying down or make it easy for the Big L.

Or for me for that matter.

Why did she go through that gap? Because it was there.

:-)

43 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

Funny how cats like spaces that are just a bit too small. I wonder why. I'm glad that she's not feeling too bad to investigate!

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Ahh, The Kitty is going to a place that's solitude. She's fighting, bless her purring right--yet, the small places make us kitties feel safe--even we feel good or feel bad. The Kitty will tell you what to do, trust me (And Tommy nods)--she will tell you...

Noir

Hugs, purss and LOVE from Texas..

The Creek Cats said...

Yes, cats do silly things just because they can. Little investigators!!

Theresa Milstein said...

If she's still out and about, that's means she still wants to be around a bit longer.

I'm sorry you were up so early!

My cat used to go next the washing machine and have to be "saved" because it was too narrow and she didn't know how to back up.

Susan Fields said...

Don't you just love those 5:30am wake up calls? My kitty likes to scratch on my door in the middle of the night for her Fancy Feast.

Sharon Mayhew said...

Lovely post. I can see a cat doing this. My cat seems to be getting into more situations as he gets older.

Kitty, thanks for reading my blog and commenting so often. I gave you an award...

Jacqueline said...

I'm glad to hear Cat is feeling well enough to get around and check things out; she definitely has some spunk and fight in her!!...All you can do is take it day by day and hope for the best; she will let you know when it is too much for her...Good luck, blessings to you both.

Love Meow said...

What a strong girl. LOVE her! Jackie, Shadow and Flip are sending lots of purrs to her.

Kea said...

Aw, silly girl.

Everyone says you'll know the right time, so I suppose you will. (((Hugs))) for you and kitty kisses for Cat!

BTW, I don't remember the last time I slept in till 5:30AM! Usually the cats get me up at 4AM or before, sometimes I get to stay in bed till 4:30. LOL.

Kate said...

LOL - love your cat :-)

We're going to get a cat soon but we're waiting for the bypass round our village to be finished first :-)

Talli Roland said...

Oh, I miss having a cat! I don't miss the early wake-up calls, though. Glad she's feeling well enough to be curious!

Susan Fields said...

Hi Old Kitty! I've already commented on this post, but I wanted to let you know how much I love your comments! I just read your comment on my latest post, and I'm still smiling. Your comments are always so heartfelt, sincere, and encouraging. You're a fantastic blogging buddy!

Brian said...

She will continue to do whatever she pleases as long as she can, we're very independent that way. I agree with Noir, she will absolutely let you know. Oh yea, it is quite okay to tell her how you feel, she will appreciate that too.

Rebecca @ Diary of a Virgin Novelist said...

Cats are psychotic. I sometimes think they were invented so we could feel smugly superior in our comparative sanity.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, it is good that she is still exploring - and Noir is right, kitties do like to be in small spaces to feel safe. Try to enjoy this time with her while you can. Maxdog's mom is going through something similar, and she is making the most of the time they have left - I find their posts to be quite inspiring and wonderful, you may want to stop by and visit them.

Madi and Mom said...

Hi sweetie....you got stuck between the wall and Mom...poor baby.
Thank you so much for your b-day wishes...it is great to be eight,
Madi and Mom

Marg said...

Cats do love to get into the strangest places. Mine get under the cover that covers the bottom of the mattress. I never knew they were doing it until I couldn't find one of them one day. Your kitty was probably just testing the space to see if she could get out of there.

TK said...

Can't add much more than Noir said.
Enjoy each other!
TK

hampshireflyer said...

And I thought they were supposed to use their whiskers to figure out if their whole body was small enough to fit somewhere - so much for that! :)

Do you think she was nesting or something...?

Ann said...

I am glad Cat has the where for all to get into this little predicament. Means she is up and about, and feels if she is up and about so should you!
Hope you are both doing well. A xx

Four Dinners said...

Maximus Spittimus would like to let your Tough Ol' Girl know that she is a credit to cathood and cats of the world are very proud of her.

Small places is nice for kitties if they are a bit sicky.

They will tell you when small places is not enough.

They will.

Maximus promises.


Four Dinners
Aide de Camp
http://maximusspittimus.blogspot.com

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jenny Woolf

Oh she gave me a fright screaming like that!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Noir

Awww thank you so much for those lovely words - you are not only handsome but very wise - you and Tommy!

Purrs back and a big yowl from the Cat!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Creek Cats

Awwww - kitties do get into the funniest of situations - cos they're so curious!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Aww Theresa Milstein!

So glad your cat got saved! They are silly aren't they though???

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Susan Fields

Oh kitties really have no concept of human time, do they? None. They have their own clocks...
:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Jacqueline

Thank you! You are so right, we are both taking each day as it comes because that's as much as we can do really.

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Sharon Mayhew!

Awww thank you for my award!! I love it, thank you!!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Love Meow

Oh I'm so glad that Jackie is getting better - I loved reading your last post about her and Flip and Shadow!

Yay!

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kim

Awww thank you for my purry hugs!

<<<<<>>>>>>!!

Oh your gorgeous kitties! They've got their own clocks and they ain't afraid to use them!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Kate

Awwww! Bypass?!? Hopefully far away from your house AND your veg garden!

I think when you get a little kitty you should call him or her Parsnip!

LOL!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Talli Roland

Thanks for popping by!

I'll never get used to being roused at such an ungodly time by the kitties, really and truly!

I like my sleep too much!

:-)

Take care
x

wildcatwoodscats said...

Glad to see she has some life in her yet. Have you tried a homeopathic vet for her Big L? Sometimes they can treat this and put it in remission very gently!

Old Kitty said...

Oh hi Susan Fields!

Awww - thank you! I love the teaser snippets of your book! And I'm so glad the mouse is alright!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Brian

Oh I do try to keep a brave face when I'm around her - which is silly really because she knows - oh she does know when I'm all upset! She just yowls louder!

And I thoroughly agree! You kitties are your own kitties, really and truly!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Rebecca@diary of a virgin novelist

LOL!! I couldn't agree more!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Amy and the House of Cats

Oh Maxdog!! I did visit their blog - what an amazing dog and his family. Amazing and yes, so truly inspirational. Thanks so much for posting their link - you're a star!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Madi and Mom

Awwww! Happy birthday!!!

I hope you both had a great time celebrating! yay!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Marg

Aww thanks for popping by. I'm shaking my head in disbelief at your kitty! How on earth did your kitty get under there?!?! Good grief!

Oh but they do get into the funniest of places!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi TK

Awww thank you. I hope my tough ol' girl is enjoying me! LOL! She does like her space and I keep wanting to hold and hug her!

:-)

take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi hampshireflyer

You know, I really have no idea why she did what she did except that there was this gap and she wanted to go through it!

:-)

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hi Ann

Aww thank you! So far we are ok - just taking one day at a time!

Take care
x

Old Kitty said...

Hail Maximus!

I'm much better now that the silly hooman has moved the bed! Sometimes my hooman is a bit slow and I have to keep reminding her of her many duties to keep me happy!

:-)

Take care

Tough ol' girl
x