Monday, October 17, 2005

The Great Escape

I am feeling somewhat murderous toward my kitty tonight. She managed to open the screen door and leap off of my balcony to the ground below, all while I wasn't looking. And my other kitty, George, was surprisingly oblivious to it all and missed his chance to escape with her. I then spent the next half hour tramping through the trees, bushes and parking lot looking for my cat. How embarrassing. I must have looked like an idiot tramping around, looking under cars, and calling "Kitty, Kitty, Food Time". The worst thing is that I caught sight of her a few times and she ran away. Now Avery is my kitty and she loves me as much as I love her, but something happens when she goes outside: she becomes a feral thing that won't even come at the promise of food. I finally snagged her, puffy tail and all, as she dashed around a corner and brought her back to the apartment where I'm sure she told George all about it. George is now in a very crummy mood, and I suspect that he is cursing his own inattention to the screen door. Escape was within his grasp, and he let it slip away.

Ah well, Georgie, better luck next time. Although there won't be a next time if I can help it. As of now, all balcony privileges have been suspended.

As a side note, isn't it interesting about librarians and cats? Almost all of my co-workers have cats. JS has two kitties (she had three, but one died last year at the age of 22), and CG has five cats and one dog. It would be interesting to do a survey and see just what percentage of librarians actually have cats.

2 comments:

Ash said...

Hi Violette,

Sorry to hear the kitties have been naughty. Good luck keeping up with their nefarious schemes (though I am sure they are good kitties overall)!

Commenting on an earlier posting, I finally finished Harry Potter...do you think R.A.B. could be Regulus Black, Sirius' brother? And I'm on the fence with Snape...I think it's too easy that he's gone evil and fulfilled Harry's worst thoughts about him. I expect a new plot twist there.

:)

Ash

Violette said...

Hey Ash! Thanks for commenting. I have recently pacified my kitties with gifts of two new catnip mice, so we'll see how it goes.

I too have suspicions that RAB may be Sirius' brother. Because they said he disappeared, but they never actually saw a body. That would be really interesting. And yes, I know in my post I sounded like Snape was for sure a traitor, but I really haven't made up my mind yet either. Right now, he could go either way, I think.