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I have a few pictures to show you all, but first you have to pinky swear that you are NOT going to call the law on us.  We love our cat and he was not hurt in any of these photos.  Granted, he was a bit miffed but we saved him from a worse fate…But then again, though we love him dearly, Shondai goes around miffed a good bit of the time (if we don’t give him food, petting, ice cream quickly enough).

The survey

The survey

Here, Shondai is surveying the land.  He is a house-trained cat so we don’t have a litter box in our house (yay!).  However, that created a bit of a problem at my parents’ home because they don’t have a litter box either.  And he needed one.  James brought him outside to see if the environment might prove suitable for his relief.  That was our first mistake.  Of course, I had my camera at the ready to catch all the action!

Grancy Greybeard

Grancy Greybeard

No kitty in this shot, but isn’t this just the loveliest of trees?  I was hoping for a seedling but I guess they don’t colonize and no babies were to be found.

Stop following me!

Stop following me!

At this point, Shondai has decided to venture away from our hovering protection.  We are a bit nervous about this new independence because there are just so many ways he can get into trouble out here (snakes, other cats, coyotes, dogs, cars, big trucks…)  He is NOT happy about us following him and has stopped to tell us so…

The bodyguard

The bodyguard

James can keep up with him better at this point so I decide to take photos of the action.  The cat is headed toward the little pink house (which has been a playhouse and bedroom for two teenagers and is currently being renovated as a guest room–can’t wait!) we don’t want him to get under it.  Who knows what could be under there??

heating up

heating up

By this time, I have run around to cut off the two guys.  Shondai is even less pleased with this development.  Did I mention how vocal he can be about his displeasure?  We think he’s a mix between Russian blue and Siamese–both highly vocal breeds of kitty.  He can tell you exactly what he thinks of you and what he would like for dessert with several well-chosen syllables.

The pickup

The pickup

Big cat has become increasingly agitated by the amount of stimulus in the vicinity.  James decides to pick him up as a pre-emptive action against disaster.

Bad idea

Bad idea

Raise your hand if you knew that picking up roughly 15 pounds of annoyed cat would be a bad idea.  Unfortunately, shortly after this photo was taken, James was forced to drop the cat.  I use the word  drop in its loosest interpretation possible.  He was dropped rather sideways.  Don’t worry, cat’s okay.  James is okay–a bit shaken though.  We underestimated exactly how upset cat was.  The remedy?

The remedy

The remedy

Don’t tell me you’ve never been forced to throw a blanket over an irate kitty.  He was bundled and swiftly carried back into the house.

Lesson learned.

The end.

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