Wednesday, October 7, 2009

It is the time of year

for the annual fall fish migration. Of course, shortly after the first one I told you about, Miss Oribel came to live with us. Then she would sometimes sit on the edge of the bowl to watch them, and when ever she tried to pet them, it was on the outside of the bowl (I think she may have been trying to keep her foot dry). Sadly, we were never able to get a picture of that.
A few days ago she was hanging out on the end table; I am not sure if she was attempting cambell fladge, like another orange cat (because only one of the two of them would be that silly), or if it was really all about reminding us that the table really belongs to her and she just lets us put stuff on it. (I am guessing the latter in her case.)
(Does this look like a cat trying to hide on a coffee table? Hanging out on the end table looks pretty much the same way.)
 

Anyways, Monday night she did the usual park herself in the middle of me and what I was doing on the couch, and informing me, "You will scratch the ears and chin. Now." When we were she was done with that, she walked across me toward the her end table and came to a standstill, still partly on my shoulder. There was some staring from that vantage point for a moment or two, and then there was up close and personal inspection into what was in and on her space and furniture.




 

Yep, she pretty much stayed like that for the next fifteen plus minutes, only changing the position of her tail and depth of her head.

(Don't forget today is Whiskers on Wednesday.)

9 comments:

Bubblesknits said...

ROTFL!!! Tell me you goosed her bottom when she had her head fully in the bowl. ;-)

bruce said...

yeah, that would have been real funny :) oh and messy, no doubt.

turtlegirl76 said...

Excellent Cambell Fladge!

Channon said...

SNOL!!!!!!!!!!! I love it!! Mugsy watched the fish too, and tried a few times to jump at the bowl. Sissy will stand up and look when I feed Flipper, but I think it's the smell of those little pellets moreso than curiousity about the swimmer.

gaylen said...

I can't believe she doesn't try to get the fish. Love it. g

Anita said...

Ha ha!!! Too funny! Jessi is right, it would have been funny to goose her when her head was in there. *snicker*

momlee said...

Your grandparents once had a fish-watching cat who would dabble a paw whenever the fish weren't moving around enough. (It worked - I think the fish became neurotic)

AlisonH said...

Too funny!

I do love me a fluffy orange cat. I'm allergic, so we don't have any, but our neighbors had one when my kids were little that we all just adored. He would crash any party on the block and demand to be petted.

Monica (aka monnibo) said...

ahaha that is absolutely brilliant! Knowing Henry he probably would have accidently dunked his head. Oribel is so coordinated! LOL Love the camouflage picture too.