You know Kali our friends are probably wondering where CowKitty is, cause we don’t talk about him anymore or have any pictures. So here is the scoop:
CowKitty’s parents moved at the end of July. CowKitty was so freaked out seeing all his furniture disappear….he took off and his parents couldn’t find him. They left food and water for him and one of their windows open. They never came back for 2 weeks. Needless to say, CowKitty was spending his time over here when he calmed down. He was scared of us like when he first moved here. Mom took some wet food out to him beside the house and he gobbled it up. He slowly started sitting on our bench and playing with mom. Mom decided to keep him and told dad who was a little more realistic. He told mom, CowKitty wasn’t our cat and we could get into trouble. Mom got into her stubborn mode and refused to budge. She stated her point that CowKitty was very happy here and us girls were getting used to him.
Dad went over to CowKitty’s parents and was upset by the condition the backyard was in…..total neglect. He decided CowKitty would be better off with us. So the next challenge would be to get him inside, CowKitty, not dad..he was still quite spooked. Lucky for mom Ellen of 15 and Meowing helped by giving her tips on what to do. Finally, mom pulled out CowKitty’s cheese with mice in it and he walked over to it in the house.
August the 18th was when CowKitty started to live with us. That night was horrible because CowKitty is used to running wild at any time of the night so he yelled his head off. Nobody got any sleep that first night. Next day mom and dad made up an area in the basement with the house from outside, water and dry crumble and a kitty litter tray. They were going to shut the door and have him stay in the basement until he got used to the arrangements. That night CowKitty went down to the basement of his own accord and slept in the house from outside. It was very difficult to keep CowKitty away from the windows as his old parents were popping over to see if we’d seen CowKitty. They gave us their new phone #. Thanks to Ellen we got a calming collar for CowKitty and he relaxed. Think mom and dad needed a calming collar too.
Then dad was bringing in veggies from my garden and CowKitty snuck outside and was gone. Mom was heart-sick. An hour later CowKitty was laying on the bench so mom opened the door and in he ran right to the tunnel.
Mom phoned and made an appointment for CowKitty at the vet to get checked over, shots and cut the fur back in his private areas. Meanwhile, CowKitty’s parents were asking us if we saw him…dad was shaking his head.
After being with us a week…CowKitty ran out when mom came in from the garden. He never came back. Mom looked and looked for him but no sign of him. The only thing we can think of is that his parents found him and took him to the new house. They must have wondered who put the calming collar on him.
This is our story of CowKitty. I looked for him for many days even going out on the deck and looking over to his old house. I’m afraid he is gone. We all feel sad and hope to see him one day.
As a side note, mom went to the SPCA…just in case CowKitty was captured by the Humane Society. Mom looked all through the cages and no CowKitty so mom left them with CowKitty’s description and they will call her if he shows up.
The Cat On My Head is having their Sunday Selfie blog hop again this week and I just love it,
Here I am, ready to join my friends. You can see by my eyes I’m totally concentrating on my selfie. Would you believe I’m breaking out in vapors from the tension? MOL
Please, try not to see the black gunk at the corners of my eyes….I had a snack of chicken deli meat and it gives me the markings because of my food allergy but it is so good! I can put up with yucky eyes for awhile.
Last Thursday my bunkie and I went fishing and caught a 4-pound trout. A beautiful specimen. Maggie and I released this guy back into the water to stay with his family.
Excuse the big head…the altitude made my head swell. mol
Now, let me explain about The Order of the Arrowhead. It is a prestigious group for a select few of Cat Scouts. The best of the best, so to mew. Well, I was scared and happy and scared…actually terrified but I didn’t want it to show. So I carried on with my normal routine Friday evening after the Knowledge Bowl, the Arrowhead initiates were turned out into the woods in our cave person outfits.
We were armed with a blanket, 2 matches, an egg and a compass.
We had to separate from our friends and go our own way without them.
Using my compass I headed due south. Walking for what seemed like hours, I spotted Bobcat tracks and scat…I smelled him too as the wind was on my face. He came around a big boulder and stopped dead in his tracks when he saw me. I didn’t want to show fear even though all my body parts were trying to shake. I introduced myself as a Sabertooth Cat Scout. He said he’d heard Cat Scouts are friends of the forest so I was welcome to stay if I wished. I told him about the initiation of The Order of the Arrowhead, spending the night in the forest with just 2 matches, a blanket, egg, and compass. He wished me well and I was on my way. I was very tired so I got two sticks about the same height and put my blanket up like a tent. I was between two trees so I was out of sight I thought. It was almost dawn when I heard a soulful song from a bird. I got up to observe the kind of bird that sings so sweetly.
It was a Yellow-rumped Warbler. She was singing a sad song because she couldn’t lay any eggs and was longing for young’uns. She spied my egg. I told her this egg probably doesn’t hold a young’un but she insisted I hold a match underneath the egg to see if there was any life in it. To my surprise, there was life in that wee egg and it was wee compared to eggs in the store. I then blew out and broke the match in half and buried it in the dirt. The lady Yellow-rumped Warbler was delighted when I put the egg in her nest. She hopped on the egg and started to sing a happy song. She was going to name her young’un after me….Shoko the…wonder what kind of bird it is? We sat together most of the morning and she told me her tale and soon we were chirping about the egg. She told me where there were large blueberries so I picked berries for my new winged friend and then packed up my tent and scattered the used leaves and headed north by my compass. I stopped at the blueberry patch and had some berries…that’s why my face has a blue tinge to it. Then I padded onward til I made it back to camp.
We were awarded a diploma for our efforts in the wild. Mom says she’ll frame my diploma alongside the diploma for the Bobcat Rank back in 2013.
The weekend again…they sure come fast. That’s cause we don’t work Shoko. I do too work…who do you think is keeping the garden up? It’s not the Tooth Fairy. It’s me…think of all the tending I do and then come in and collapse. Naturally mom wants to play cause she’s been in the house puttering about or playing with the plants outside but not me….I have been slugging it out giving my all to make sure the veggies are coming ahead. Notice, I’m losing weight from all this running about excavating and spreading fertilizer.
Goings on in the Lane are about the same. The mud puddles are gone. Replaced with dust. Cow Kitty is still pressing his luck and I’m still giving him meowing hell-o.
It’s Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty’s artsy Caturday. Unfortunately Athena has computer problems and will not be hosting the Artsy Fartsy pictures this week but here’s our offering anyway.
Seems Athena fixed her puter problems and the Artsy Caturday photo line up is on again. Geesh! That didn’t take long to fix.
Here is our attempt for this week. Mom applied an ice border and then in Art she applied abstract. There I am!!
It’s artsy Caturday already, Kali. I know Shoko. What a fast week. It has snowed something fierce when the temperature warmed up to -16C. Canada Post can’t deliver the mail….way too much snow. The highways out of Vancouver are closed due to the sheer volume of snow. What a terrible predicament. Needless to say we are not headed outside anytime soon. We decided to let me do today’s art for Athena Cat Goddess Wise Kitty. Yes, WE…not just me. Aye…right! You trying to hurt my feelings, eh? Ugh….I’m getting cabin fever! Here is mom’s art. She got a frame from Pizap and decided just the frame was enough so didn’t overdo it for a change.
Do stop and view your ani-buddies wearing their special peeps idea of art. Simply click on the blog hop host.
May your enemies choke on your furs!