It’s a Hard Life

Not Cat has come a long way.

The timid creature who was scared of the outdoors and who went into a panic when I was out of sight, is long gone.

Now, he wants to spend as long as he can outside. He doesn’t even need me there. He comes to see me, just as Cat did, then bounces off again to resume his great passion,  hunting for flies.

I got him to come indoors at nine o’clock. It was dark. I couldn’t see him. Then I heard his bell,  he emerged from the shadows and seemed so grown up, so sure of himself.

Sonny was in the garden too.  Not Cat was keen to get up close and personal. I was keen to get back inside with him and watch Who Do You Think You Are? 

I won.

Not Cat was not pleased. For a few minutes he was quite vocal.

But his hours of outdoor play had its effect.

Here is how he has spent the time while I watched the programme:


Such a hard life.

8 thoughts on “It’s a Hard Life

  1. He is *so* cute with that white splodge. It’s good when you can call them in and hear the approaching jingle of the bell before they leap on to the top of the fence and then spring across the lawn. Love it! 🙂

    • Funny isn’t it, the noises that bring us happiness.
      When we are old and have dementia, people will only have to ring bells to make us smile and start looking for our cats.

      And yes, he is shockingly cute!

  2. There is something about a cat lying on its back that epitomises relaxation 😀

    I find bells very useful for pinpointing where the Kittens are – even if they won’t come to me, its reassuring that they are in the vicinity.

    • He is soooooo relaxed when he sleeps. But he’s still a baby and likes nothing better than to play and climb trees. This afternoon’s rain means I shall probably have to entertain him later.

    • My pleasure, lifewith4cats.
      You can read about why on my About page.
      Not Cat is not his real name, anymore than Cat was called Cat. But it helps protect him from his fans!

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