Friday, August 22, 2008

A Cat Funny and TGIF

My mom and dad are leaving tomorrow for a 4 day trip to Nevada. They love casinos ;-) So today mom came over to remind me keep an eye on their two outdoor cats.

These two cats are mother and daughter, they are both black as night and the only way you can tell them apart is if you get up close. Blackie, the mom, has a few white hairs on her chest but so fine you can't see them at a distance. Her daughter Mousie has a kink in her tail so if she's walking you can usually tell it's her by the kink. Otherwise it's hopeless to differentiate them from a distance

Mom and dad have a small storage shed at the end of their driveway and they added a cat door so the cats can get in and out to their food. Mom said today she was at the kitchen window when she noticed Blackie just sitting in front of the cat door staring at it. Something alerted mom that she should continue to watch Blackie.


Sure enough, Blackie got up, walked to the cat door and started to go through it when the door shut bumping Blackie in the head. Apparently this went on several times. Of course mom called dad, and they watched this strange behavior for a little bit laughing themselves silly, until dad finally went out and opened the "human" door so Blackie could get in the shed. What was so funny you ask? Well Mousie was on the inside in front of the cat door and apparently didn't want her mom to come in, because everytime Blackie would try to enter the door, Mousie would take her paw and swipe the door shut on Blackies head.

Tell me cats aren't smart. ;-)

If you haven't had a chance to check out Mind Wide Open we put up a fun Altered Halloween tutorial by Kathi Robinaugh and Sherry did a really nice interview with Kathi. So stop on by!


Here is this weeks free TGIF image for the week. Hope you like it. And I hope everyone has fun plans for this next to last weekend in August!




6 comments:

Nita Jo said...

The story about the cats was so funny! Cats are so clever.

Thank you for the beautiful image! Love it!

Nita Jo

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful image Gail - thank you.

Barbara D (UK)

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful image Gail - thank you.

Barbara D (UK)

Sherry said...

Sometimes, when we really "look" and really "see", it's amazing what gifts we are given. I love thsi story of the cats and it shows the intelligence and playfulness that we often forget that animals have!!

Gorgeous image by the way!! Love the altered background colours!

Sherry said...

Sometimes, when we really "look" and really "see", it's amazing what gifts we are given. I love thsi story of the cats and it shows the intelligence and playfulness that we often forget that animals have!!

Gorgeous image by the way!! Love the altered background colours!

Sandie R said...

Gail I have to say thank you not only for the beautiful image (I love the colours) but for the comical mental picture you painted. It gave me a lovely chuckle. Just doing some catch up here.