Saturday, April 12, 2014

“K” is for Krazy Little Kitty

KOkay, so I am “owned” by a little feral cat who hasn’t completely understood yet that she is a feral kitty. She understands enough that she doesn’t bring her babies up to the house, which is fine with me; not that I don’t like cats, because I do, it’s just that she has TOO MANY! One time, she brought seven or nine kittens up (I can’t remember which, there were so many of them).

Russ and I met Kitty in April, 2011.  We were outside looking at the tomato and zucchini plants I had just planted and this teensy little black cat came walking up to us begging to be pet. Now, Russ was allergic to cats, even though he liked them, but I have no such problems and as I bent over to cuddle her a little I discovered that her tummy was a little too wiggly—uh oh! babies in arrival. This was bad, since she was little more than a kitten herself.

We had a folded tarp hanging from the floor upstairs, along the fence; one morning I looked outside my bedroomHPIM1722 window and saw the tarp moving around in an odd manner – she had decided that that was the perfect place to have her kittens. There were 4 of them, and they all survived; however, they didn’t have their mother’s friendly disposition, although they didn’t disdain to eat the food that Russ and I left out for them. (By the way, Russ was responsible for naming her Little Kitty). They left the premises, though, when they were old enough to fend for themselves.

Now, Kitty is still the sweet-tempered little cat she always was; the difference is that she no longer gives birth on my porch (maybe because my landlady took away the tarp; who knows?)She hasn’t stopped giving birth (as you can see from the picture); she just does it elsewhere. She does have one hilarious habit, that had both Russ and I laughing our sides off (I still do): she likes to sit outside in the window, and when she sees us (me) come into the kitchen, she climbs up and starts doing a regular gymnastics routine, right between the window bars and the screen. It was Russ’ idea to make a video and add Nadia’s theme to it. He never got to see the video, but I’m pretty sure he would have loved it. I hope you all do, too. I’m so thankful for this crazy little cat and her gymnastics for helping me start my day with a smile, in a time when smiles are few and far between.

Little kitty and her gymnastics routine to Nadia’s theme.

 

© “K” is for Krazy Little Kitty, Mary Purpari April 11, 2014

14 comments:

  1. I can tell Little Kitty is a real character. Thanks for sharing about her. Loved the video.

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    1. I'm glad you liked it, and yes... a character she is. She's another of the reasons I can't leave this house--she doesn't like anyone but me... Thank you for dropping in. :D

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  2. Now that is one adorable cat :) My daughter loves cats and the way they nuzzle around her legs when she gives them milk. Yours is quite the gymnast!

    Thanks for stopping by earlier :)

    ~Shailaja's latest A~Z post

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    1. She is so funny. She starts off staring at me in the morning through the bedroom window (under the American flag) and when I get up she races to the kitchen. Her routine used to be even more athletic, but they changed the window frame and it's hard for her to move around, especially when she's expecting.
      Thank you for the return visit. :)

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  3. Cats have great movement and are always good for a smile! :)

    Stopping by from the A to Z challenge.

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    1. Indeed, on both counts. I really enjoy having her around.

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  4. loved the video. Little Kitty can do quite wonderful gymnastic moves :)

    #AtoZChallenge

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    1. She can indeed. She really makes me laugh. I'm very glad you liked the video. Thank you for dropping in. :D

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  5. Cats are so remarkable. My outdoor feral (who isn't really feral anymore) puts herself between the screen and the window by where I work. She doesn't want to come in the house, but she begs for attention.

    Jean, visiting for the A-Z Challenge from Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer

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    1. She sounds just like my kitty. Lucky us.

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  6. What a cute Little Kitty! ☺ So agile....
    Glad she's there to brighten your days, mary.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. She's also a pain in the backside, at times. I have warned her that if she dares to sleep in my new plants tonight, her food allowance will be cut off and she will be dead meat. She just looked at me like I was nuts. We shall see.

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  7. Visiting from A to Z. What a wonderful video. Clearly she's a candidate for the Cat-lympics

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    1. Actually, I think you may be right. She might even bring home a medal--I hear she's been training with the dratted squirrels... Thank you for dropping by.

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