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18 December 2011 @ 07:03 pm
Not at all what he was expecting.  
I think I've mentioned previously that Bodie-cat can reach the handle of the downstairs screen door, so when he's downstairs I have to chock the door from the outside, or keep the solid door closed. If he does manage to escape, he usually just runs up the stairs and sits piteously at the upstairs back door, peering through the mesh screen and begging to come in.

Except for today. I was downstairs doing my usual litter-tray and feeding routine, and when I'd finished I opened the solid door, then stepped back just to put the broom away. In a flash Bodie had the screen door open and stepped outside - to be greeted by two raucous magpies loudly demanding their morning treat of leftover cat food. Did he bolt! Tail between his legs and eyes wide as saucers he skedaddled straight back into the house, while I laughed myself silly.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Trepkos: Faggottrepkos on December 18th, 2011 09:11 am (UTC)
My (huge) cat was once hilariously put to flight by a single blackbird defending its nest.
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 18th, 2011 09:18 am (UTC)
Total subversion of the usual relationship between cat and bird! It's funny as.
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miwahni: cats ping pongmiwahni on December 18th, 2011 08:39 pm (UTC)
Go ahead and laugh, I know I did!
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rosie55: Tatty 2rosie55 on December 18th, 2011 05:32 pm (UTC)
Aww, poor Bodie - just like his namesake, they hate being laughed at!
Our newly adopted and skinny little tabby has been very subdued and conciliatory towards our resident bruising great ginger lad. Until one day when he finished his own breakfast and decided to make a move on hers as she was still eating daintily. Up came her paw and tapped him smartly on the nose - he decided discretion was the better part of valour and turned tail and fled. She camly finished her breakfast!
Wouldn't be without 'em!
miwahni: cats Cardimiwahni on December 18th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
Like most bullies, your guy wasn't quite so tough when someone stood up to him! *g* That's good to see. I have to keep my resident bruiser (Princess Fatty Kitten, in icon) separate from Bodie as she puts holes in him and he won't defend himself. So they come upstairs turn and turn about; the sealpoint girls one week, Bodie and old Miss Kissy the next. Would be so much easier if they'd all just get along.
rosie55rosie55 on December 18th, 2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Such a beauty though, your bruiser!
Yup, Baggins has possession of the back of the sofa but also likes my bed or M's study if the door is open. She like's M's chair. Never the twin, it seems, at present!
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 19th, 2011 10:07 am (UTC)
They do tend to divide the territory up between themselves, with mutual areas that are shared eg feeding area. Sounds like your two have worked this out for themselves.
sunray45: Catssunray45 on December 19th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
That sounds a bit like my Jack; out front door, then wants to come in at the back. Either that or comes in the back door then marches up to the front door waiting to be let out. Too lazy to walk around.

ROFL about the maggies scaring Bodie. Too smart for his own good that boy.
miwahni: Cats yule feelin coolmiwahni on December 19th, 2011 10:08 am (UTC)
They're hopeless, aren't they?