I. The Amazing Houdini
Carys Socks and Sasha had to go to the vet yesterday. They were not keen. Caz is still enough of an innocent in the ways of the world that we chose to crate her up first and this was done reasonably easily. As she also rapidly forgives and forgets any traumas and insults afforded her, she also meritted the cardboard cat carrier. We bought this to supplement the normal plastic one after the last visit to the vet when dr_mitch
's arm was nearly wrenched out of its socket carrying both together. In she went, meeping in protest.
Sasha was not nearly so easy. She saw the cat carrier and took to her heels. For a full 20 minutes she hared up and down the stairs eluding our evil grasps. Eventually she was cornered in the kitchen and neatly put into her box.
noticed that Carys was out of hers, sitting on a kitchen chair delightedly watching the circus. Yes, she had clawed her way out of the cardboard carrier. Lucky it happened at home.
Cue 2 fat kittens crammed into the one crate and hefted all the way to the vet. On foot as there were no taxis to be had reliably due to it being Eid al-Adha (which is another tale).II. Spider-Cat
They forgave us. Treats were eaten, balls were thrown, catnip and computer mice were molested, lovey fits were requested and administered, sleeping was undertaken - the usual. Then, when evening rolled around, we wondered where Carys had got to. dr_mitch
went upstairs and saw that the spare room door was open, so he had a look in there.
But where was Carys? Oh. There. Double take.
We have (although it is starting to look like had
) textured wallpaper in our house, the kind that is sort of made of raised patterns in polystyrene. No, it's fairly liveable really, probably better than what I would have chosen. We're stuck with it for a while anyway.
Apparently it also makes a rather acceptable kitten climbing-wall. Yes, there she was, 6 feet in the air, all four sets of claws hooked into the raised texture parts and gaining on the ceiling.
Um... well done, small, dark force of destruction.III. Sasha-cat
The equipoise of feline decorum. My foot. Apart from being in heat all last week (she gets fixed on 1st December, never fear) and those details are not fit to be typed out here.IV. ?
Naturally, I have plenty else going on right now. Truly.