May 15, 2010

Cat Dilemma

It looks like I have a new friend, a cat. I haven't had a pet in a long while and although we've been thinking about a dog, we're not sure we want that much responsibility. We do come and go as we please, not sure if we want to take on another child. This pretty little kitty has been hanging around the house for about a week now. I am pretty sure he's been applying for a job. He's been sitting in my chair on the deck and looking for lots of attention when I am out there. He seems like he likes lots of attention, I don't think he's a very experienced out door cat.

Yesterday I decided I could feed him and if he wants to stick around, that's just fine. I could use somebody else to love right now. After spending a couple hours out in the garden, I stopped by the store and grabbed some kitty food on the way home. I didn't think he would be interested in beans or salad.  I found a bowl the cat could call his own and promptly filled it with food. I couldn't find him at first, but I could hear him. He sounded as though he was stuck somewhere. I looked around the shed and in the bushes. Then my husband spotted him. This cat has a little problem.

Poor guy has been up in that Maple tree all night. I was afraid the large raccoon that lives in the back would find him. I also didn't know how all the squirrels would react when they got up in the a.m. They don't care, they are just running around all over the tree like the cat wasn't even there. When my husband gets home from work this afternoon, we will try putting some kind of ladder from a branch to the deck. Hopefully he will climb down it.

Usually a pet names itself at my house. I don't name a pet until they have been around a few days and show their personalities.  So far, dumb cat comes to mind.

Not everything is as unhappy as this silly cat in my yard this morning. My Iris' are in full bloom and I'm loving it.


  1. Now that's just a really wonderful start to my Saturday morning. He looks like a sprite little sprout! XOXO

  2. If he doesn't stay up there and starve to death, he'll stay sprite.

    He might belong to a neighbor, I just spotted a larger version of him looking like it was investigating the bushes with a purpose. It may looking for wandering child.

  3. Love the irises!!! very pretty.