Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tortoiseshell Among the Tulips

Lizzy does just as she pleases.
I thought I'd take advantage of a sudden sun-break and finish my morning tea on the porch with the cats. I lazily soaked up some sunshine and snapped a few flower pics with my phone while the furry beasts, always pleased to have me around, took turns visiting with me and checking my tea mug for tasty smells.

When Lizzy, my gloriously fat mama cat, came over to visit, she rolled around on her back in order to tempt me with the baby-bunny softness of her expansive belly. I fell right into her trap. As soon as my hand made contact with that soft tummy, she immediately seized it in her paws and tried to eat it, the playful beast. Fortunately, I managed to free myself from her clawed clutches without any loss of blood. Now clearly in a wild animal type of mood, Lizzy proceeded into the brightly blooming container garden, leaped up into a large square pot, plopped her enormous tush onto the creeping jenny and started poking her nose into all of the red tulips that she could reach.

Look at that tubby tortie. She thinks she's a jungle cat.

What a pretty kitty that tubby tortie is!

When I tried to take a wider shot of my containers, the jungle beast took the opportunity to show off her wicked claws. Just look at her ripping splinters out of my poor wooden fence!

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”

—Robert A. Heinlein