April 9th, 2011

love cats

State of the Girls

Chief among my saved sellers on eBay is a company that makes collar tags. They are very good indeed - cheap, accurate and my last order came within 24 hours. I also have a place that sells low-priced kitty safety collars. It is safe to say that I am making these guys rich.

Technically speaking, Sasha Lou is.

Not that she has any money, you understand, but she loses collars like people change their socks. Occasionally they show up again when we do some gardening in some generally unattended spot. Once, one was found by our neighbour's hedge, tangled in the branches. The rest may well be in the snarl of undergrowth which leads to the woods and field behind our back fence, in which case they are probably staying there, short of us obtaining machetes and l33t kitty collar detectors.

Sasha Lou loves the outdoors and exploring. She and Carys Socks agitate severely to be let out first thing in the morning and then, if the day is fine like today, spend much of their time zooming around the garden, chasing one another, leaves and small creatures. Only Sash goes further abroad, often for hours at a time, often coming back ravenous, covered in cockle burrs and dew, collarless.

Carys Socks is a little scaredy-cat who has only once made it over the fence (then shot back up and over again, like a cannonball, when a neighbour-cat went over) and onto the fence about 3 more times. If Mummy Sasha isn't around to play with (on patrol) and there is nothing a-buzzing or a-crawling, she runs inside and meeps at me until I do something interesting. She mopes, sleeps under bushes and at least once a day rushes in, tail fat, close to the ground, up the stairs but via between my legs, for example if one of the nieghbours sneezes in their garden or a dog barks in the distance. Poor girl!

Needless to say, she still has her original collar. However, I really hope she grows out of her fearfulness and starts to get more out of life like her Mum. The collar and tag vendors are depending on her.