Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Sunday Salon: A cat in a tree and a cat- bunny!?!

Spring may have arrived but it’s still March. Gone is the gorgeous 70 degree, sunny weather from last week. Today it’s cold, overcast and...well, I guess that's March! Today is a great day to sit down with a good book and a cup of tea or watch a movie.

The cats are back inside, cuddled up anywhere it’s warm and cozy. Yesterday Edgar, aka Lucky (by my 11-year old neighbor) climbed a small tree outside the front door and couldn’t figure out how to get down! The tree has a double trunk. About half way up the length of the tree, the limbs and branches start sprouting off everywhere. Edgar couldn’t figure out what to step on to get down once the branches stopped. He didn’t understand that he needed to run down the trunk just like he ran up it to get in the tree. He would start climbing down but when he ran out of branches to step on, he's climg up again!  With the help of several people, a variety of cat toys and some cat food, we encouraged Edgar to partly jump, skitter and tumble out of the tree. Once he was on solid ground he looked at all of his and then stalked off...I guess he was a little humiliated!  And he’ll probably be back up the tree in a few days.

The last few mornings I’ve seen a pretty cat outside just sitting and watching people and cars go by. She wasn’t interested in food. I don’t really know if she’s a girl, but she looks like one - she has long hair, small ears and a small, bright pink nose! Like Bob, she doesn’t have a tail. But the weird part is when runs she hops with her back legs, like a bunny! I don’t know If I’d believe it if I hadn’t seen it myself. She doesn’t always hop, just when she’s excited and wants to move quickly. It looks natural, too! I was afraid she might be hurt but it doesn’t look that way.  She looks perfectly happy hopping.  Bunnies and cats don't they?!  I only saw her for seconds this morning. I’m hoping she comes back soon.

It’s been a kind of blah week. My allergies are really bad, at least I think it’s my allergies! I’ve had a pretty constant headache, scratchy throat, no energy etc. etc. And I spent a lot of this week in doctor’s office (not related to the allergies). So, although I’ve been trying to read, I haven’t had much success. The same goes for writing. I sit down to read or at the computer and everything goes blank, it‘s like I lose all ability to think or focus. Hopefully this week coming up will be better on both counts. a lot but I have written almost nothing of any kind. I hate when this happens but at least I know it will go away...eventually!

I finished The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson and have about ten pages left in The Improper Life of Bezellia Grove by Susan Gregg Gilmore. I’m also close to the end of Oxford Messed Up by Andrea Kayne Kauffman. Soon I’ll have to pick something to read besides The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng which I started recently. I was hoping the weather would be nice enough this week so I could sit outside and read, especially since I missed most of this past week of beautiful weather sitting in waiting rooms! But it doesn’t look as if that will be. Oh well, maybe in April!

What are you reading today?
I hope it’s something good! Enjoy your day and have a great one!


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  2. That cat bunny sounds intriguing. We have a bunny that visits the back yard to nibble grass and sometimes sleep under a bush. Nothing as exotic as your exotic "cat" though.

    Hope you liked The Lantern. I read it some time ago and am looking forward to the author's next book!

  3. My cat is a climber too, but coming down the tree is definitely harder than going up it!

    Hope you feel better next week.

  4. Our dog is old so when she runs she uses both of her back legs at the same time and sometimes it looks like she's hopping.

    I hope you feel better soon!

  5. no, I don't think a bunny cat is possible...but it would be cute.
    Or, maybe I think that since I have very recently joined the world of cat owners!

    Oh Larry, where are you now??

  6. A hopping kitty! That is hilarious! Maybe she has an old injury that has healed incorrectly, or a birth defect. At least she doesn't seem to be in pain. When my daughter and I work at the animal shelter, we see the most bizarre things with cats and dogs. But these little guys all seem to adapt.

    I loved Bezelia Grove! She is such an amazing writer. I am reading her first book "Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen", which is equally charming.

  7. That is so funny about your "humiliated tree cat", and the hopping cat as well. Must have been very entertaining. My throat is super scratchy as well, allergies are very bad for all it seems...take care Amy

  8. Yes, it's definitely back to March weather here, too... but maybe that will mean an improvement in your allergies. Will look forward to your review of The Lantern. I'm trying to get caught up with Clarissa.

  9. Hmmm, I don't think bunnies would be inclined to mate with cats but who knows? How strange!

    I had a neighbor cat like Edgar. His name was Victor. He would climb up onto our roof (one story) and then not know how to get down. We had to go up there to help him every single time! My own cat at the time, thought he was a real twit!

  10. Sorry to hear you've had to spend so much time in the doctor's office. Oh those allergies - this early spring definitely has its bad points. Hope that gets better for you soon, too! Love the idea of a cat-bunny!