Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cat In The Box

Last week, we returned home with groceries. At this local store, our food always arrives in colossal-sized crate-like boxes. For a few days, two of them lie vacant beneath the kitchen table. They were stacked on top of each other. Casually. Meanwhile, our typical box-obsessed feline was taking complete advantage of the opportunity to play with these twain random objects. Stacked on top of each other, she had a little makeshift "house"!! Rose is quite nervous of our cat. Correction. Rose is downright terrified of her!! And we have zero ideas why!! Did Rose suffer a negative experience once years ago regarding felines? Such as becoming scratched and bloodied? Did our cat have a "pep-talk" about arriving here less than five years before her? Or does Rose know something about the "bad-attitude" feline that we do not? Alright. My last two ideas are a bit far-fetched!! But honestly. Whenever our cat deliberately stands in a doorway, Rose will freeze, stock-still, and timidly await for her to move!! But, should Rose witness neighborhood felines, she chases them. With any given chance!! If some strange cat crosses our backyard, and Rose is inside looking out the sliding glass door, she barks!! That's right. Barks!! Like a town crier alerting an intruder of danger!! Seriously!! And, when Rose barks at felines passing through, it is unlike any sound arising from her vocal chords that I have ever heard!! Not a bay. Nope!! It is Rose's loudest, most ferocious-sounding bark!! As if she's ready to attack.... So, last week, our cat was contentedly playing inside her little makeshift "house", when Rose heard something. Coming from the boxes!! I heard it, too. It was nearly 10:00 PM. Rose and I were preparing to take our evening walk. Her bright red harness was already snapped on. My tennis shoes were nearly tied. But "Curious Rose" was mesmerized by that noise in the boxes!! With her ears perked and forehead furrowed, she bravely inspected its source!! Then, things happened so suddenly. Rose poked her light brown nose into the boxes. And out emerged a pair of soft de-clawed cat paws. Batting at Rose's nose. Once again, our feline ruthlessly attacked my girl!! Startled, Rose jumped back a mile!! Isn't the saying "curiosity killed the cat"?

6 comments:

Ruby said...

How funny! I thought maybe she just batted at our littel guy when we came over. Seems like Rose is on her list too!

charlene straw said...

ha ha poor rose, cats scare me to death. you can never quite tell what there thinking. we have one that stalks stormy in our garden, it sits on the shed roof and laughs at him. it really makes him mad and he barks and runs round in disgust. but he falls out with black birds too so i think hes just a wierdo :)

Raelyn said...

Ruby....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Yes.... Rose would DEFINITELY be on "her list" of creatures to torment.... And US, as well!! ;-}
What can I say? Our cat has a BAD ATTITUDE!! ^..^

Raelyn said...

charlene straw....
Thank-you for the comment!!
Your garden feline reminds me of OUR neighborhood terror. We have this visiting grey and white cat. I named "him" Sassy, because whenever that feline spies Rose, "he" will stand, motionless, and HISS at my girl!! Oh, the NERVE!! ^..^

Stacey said...

Aww, Rose! My Molly hates cats, she's even gone mad barking at a cat statue haha. I hope the cat doesn't come back to your garden though!

Raelyn said...

Stacey....
Thank-you for commenting!!
Oh.... "Sassy" walks through our backyard ALL THE TIME. ^..^
Fortunately, when Rose DOES get a chance to give chase, "he" FLEES her.... Sans any FIGHTING!!