Friday, February 7, 2014

FRIDAY, MY TOWN PHOTO SHOOT-OUT


ENTRANCES....
I'm still trying to configure my laptop so this photo, though about entrances, is not really about my town.  I'm not sure how long it will take me to retrieve the other photos in my files. So....


Don't let that sweet pleading look fool you.  That is one very stubborn cat!

You know, of course that cats can't stand closed doors.  Well my sister has been staying with us for the past month and she is very allergic to cats.  Consequently we had to close her bedroom door because Scruffy, (our CAT)  has been in the habit of sleeping on the bed in her room for part of every day for the past few months.  Before she arrived, we tried hard to coax him away beginning several months ago, but -- just like all cats -- the harder we tried the more insistent he became that this was HIS room.  

We tried everything a cat lover could think of, but for the whole month it was a caterwauling, crying, meOWWWing and scratching at the door.  As soon as he heard the door handle he would dash down the hall.  He only got in once and then went right under the bed -- a very low one.  We had to use the broom to get him out --.... soft end, gentle pushing.  As soon as I got hold of him he went limp like a 13 pound lump of wet clay and I just couldn't pick him up (my left hand doesn't have much strength.) If you could have seen us.... two old ladies down on their hands and knees, backsides in the air, grappling with this VERY determined cat!  It must be said that he is very gentle so there was no fear of biting or scratching. 

We did finally get him out, but what a lot of puffing and panting!  I should have taken a photo of the very miffed and disgruntled look on his face.  It was a constant battle all month long.

The morning of her departure, we opened the door and he dashed in -- up on the bed, on to the dresser and up to the window. Of course we left the door open for him and he went in only once more for the rest of the day, took a quick sniff around the room and left.

Only a few hours later he was back to his old, mellow, sweet, cooperative self.  Really, it was such a change in character and SO stubborn!  I have no idea what that was all about!

This is my contribution to FMTSO.  For truly awesome photos for this MY TOWN meme, please click HERE.

12 comments:

snafu said...

I am glad it did not become more difficult. He must be very good natured. I have often thought how inappropriate the phrase, 'I am not scared of him/her they are just a pussycat.' If a small domestic soft furry normally friendly cat truly does not want to co-operate they have been known to hospitalise their owners rather than be persuaded into the cat basket to visit the vet.

Alan Burnett said...

A very determined cat indeed. Great read.

Jane and Chris said...

My cats say that they are right behind Scruffy. Just because it doesn't make sense to humans,doesn't mean it's not top priority to cats!
Jane x

Ruth Kelly said...

He wanted to let you know how he felt. When I visited my step daughter in Arizona, her cats followed us everywhere and one of the little stinkers, took off with one of my hand wired pendants on a chain that I brought to show TJ. That sneaky little kitty got himself a new toy and I never did find it.

Barb said...

My room mate thinks her cat is stubborn so I think I'll have her read this, lol.

Jama said...

That's one very determined cat!

kaybee said...

I came home with wonderful, lingering memories of Scruffy.

A-choo! A-choo! Sniffle, sniffle...

Abraham Lincoln said...

We have one just like him. Very determined.

Barbee' said...

I just love cats! Just this week I learned about cat cafes in other countries where patrons can play with cats that live there. Google: cat cafes (if you are interested). That is what I did.

Peggy Jones said...

Loved that story of your two working with the cat. I hope you get all your computer problems worked out soon. This one fits the bill however.

J9 said...

The photo is cute, but the story is priceless! Cats are indeed very much creatures of habit.

Rebecca said...

Pets sure make life interesting. I can just imagine the cat.