Sunday, 5 June 2016

My cats can plan and plot

I bet you think that cats can’t plan or plot together. That’s what I thought until last week when the grandkids came to visit.

My cats, Charlie and Mabel, are terrified of visitors, especially children. They disappear down the end of the garden as soon as they hear children's voices so I thought it would be fine when the grandkids asked if they could bring their new dog for a visit.

Just before they were due to arrive I made sure the cats had eaten and were in the garden. They had extra food and water in the greenhouse and would be able to spend the day out there. But things did not go as planned.

As soon as we sat in the conservatory, Charlie arrived at the window. She spent a good half an hour motionless, staring at the dog. It drove the dog crazy. She barked and threw herself at the window, kamikaze style. All the time Charlie sat without even moving a whisker.



When Charlie got tired of the dog-taunting game she strolled away down the garden.
“I bet she’s going to tell Mabel,” I said and the grandkids laughed politely, in a kind of 'grandmas are silly' way. However, less than a minute later Mabel was at the window doing exactly the same as Charlie had done, taunting the poor dog. Mabel is never normally seen by visitors, ever! When she tired of the dog-taunting game, Charlie took over once more.

Now tell me that cats can’t plan and plot together.


12 comments:

  1. My cats used to fight to sit on my lap in the evening. But one night, one hid behind the TV and the other sauntered over, thinking she had my lap to herself, and at the last minute the hiding cat leapt out from behind the TV to grab the precious lap!

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    1. How funny. Cats provide us with hours of entertainment, don't they.

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  2. How very funny ... and what a lovely tale for the grandkids - I can see it .. just delightful - I bet all would be well eventually ... but one has to have the eventually period gone through ... cheers and enjoy the warmer weather - Hilary

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    1. I don't think my girls will be befriending the dog any time in the near future, Hilary. Warmer weather? Not in Leicester! It's grey and chilly.

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  3. It's because cats think dogs a stupid . Charlie probably said you Mabel," You'll never guess what's in our house,it's big hairy and stupid" Yes they must communicate as do dogs to each other.

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    1. Haha! I love the thought of Charlie saying that, Anne.

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  4. Ros, those cats definitely had it planned. Taunting dogs is their favourite game and they wouldn't have missed that for anything! A beautiful dog by the way.

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    1. She is a lovely dog, a red setter cross, and I did feel sorry for her but she's young and it's a learning experience for her.

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  5. that is funny. The poor dog never had a chance.

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  6. Cats are tricky characters by nature. Smart too. They knew the dog was stuck behind glass.

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