Sunday, 4 January 2015

When the family came to visit

Mabel, the cat, writes a blog post


She (my mum) is busy washing bed linen… for some obscure reason. So I have taken it upon myself to write this week’s blog post. You’ve heard about me, I suspect. I’m the cat who likes to sleep in the fruit bowl, which I can assure you is more comfortable than it looks, but this is not the subject of my first ever blog post. The subject is visitors, scary, noisy ones.

It all began with the sound of feet stampeding through the house and voices ringing in my ears. I had no choice. I left home. That first night the temperature fell to minus 3. It was enough to freeze the pads from my paws. I heard them calling my name but I refused to return. My food was put in the greenhouse, the cold, icy greenhouse. Then a blanket appeared and for that I was grateful. I ate a little. I slept a little, but even from that distance, I could hear the shrieking of those wild creatures inside what had once been my lovely, safe home. 

The next day they were still there, still rampaging and shrieking in a manner that I find most distasteful. On the third morning I took a chance and peeped through my flap but one of them spotted me and I had to run like a cheetah. I could feel my heart pounding through my ribs by the time I reached the safety of the hawthorn hedge. 

It felt like an eternity before I heard car doors banging, an engine revving and then the best noise in the whole wide world... silence. I waited for over an hour just in case they might return but they didn’t. At last I have my home back but it was a worrying time, a worrying time indeed.

And now please excuse me while I have a nap, yes, a cat nap. What other kind of nap would you expect me to have? Oh, and I’ve been asked to wish you all a happy new year… for some obscure reason!




15 comments:

  1. The expression on her face!!! Bless.... lovely funny post!

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  2. funny. I hope she has less trauma in 2015

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  3. I hope that you were not distressed by any fireworks whilst you were outside. BRRR PRRR. Petra.

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  4. Poor MAbel. Obviously a cat who is used to being the centre of attention!

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  5. Poor Mabel. Our cats could relate. They aren't happy when "their" house gets invaded by a bunch of noisy people, either.

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  6. Mabel is adorable! I hope she is feeling refreshed from her cat nap!

    Julie

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  7. Were they 'little' people? Because if they scared you enough to make you stay out in sub-zero temperatures, they should have been made to behave. When you visit a cat's home you live by the cat's rules. (Maisie and Luna told me to say that)

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  8. Dear Mabel, You have my heartfelt sympathies. Before that thing they call Christmas (which is actually quite fun because I do like exploring the decorations box when it comes out of the loft), we had MEN in the house. Worse than that they were MEN WITH LADDERS. I too left home. Fortunately they didn't stay the night, just three days while they decorated a bedroom. But, oh my trembling paws, today they are back and in the kitchen. If I wasn't so scared of my own shadow at the moment I'd come around to your house for some peace. Do you have a spare fruit bowl?! From a nerve-shredded Lily cat.

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  9. I hope you were missed Mabel? And you're living the high life...a few prawns and a drop of cream to make up for the inconvience perhaps?

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  10. I will tell you mum to make sure to have her guests come in the summer so you won't have to freeze outside. You know, I once, a long time ago had cat who liked to sleep in a bowl too. You just reminded me of her. Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  11. I suspect that Mabel is now practising her 'how could you do that to me?' look - she might as well induce guilt for as long as she can!

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  12. Poor Mabel. What an indignity! I can't say I blame her at all, and I expect she's going to milk this one for all its worth!

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  13. Oh bless her... all a cat needs is a little peace and quiet and her owner (s) all to herself. Is this too much to ask? Hope Mabel's enjoying her rest now the house is quiet again.

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  14. Hi Ros - oh dear ... poor old Mabel - the cats always find their ways around and sort themselves out .. bet she's glad of the peace and quiet .. Happy New Year - cheers to you and your 'Mum and Dad' Mabel ... here's to a happy 2015 ... Hilary

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