I looked out my kitchen window this morning to find a stranger looking back at me!
I have NO CLUE who this half-grown kitten belongs to, but we have seen him time to time in the trees of our front yard. But this was as close as he had ever got! The top deck at the BACK of the house!
Not only that, when I ventured out onto the back deck to check HIM out…it seems that he had cornered Chloe behind the BBQ grill…and SHE was not too happy about it!
Still, he allowed me to pet him and became very affectionate. I’m guessing he is maybe 9 months old or something?
((Yes, I had to inspect….it is a HE!))
I sent a picture immediately off to Jason and Kim, because he looks so much like their orange tabby, Cambria!
I just can’t resist out-stretched kitty bellies!! I knew I was in trouble as soon as he rolled over at my feet!
He was inspecting EVERYTHING…including rubbing his chin/scent on every railing and rung along the deck. Chloe wasn’t happy about this either..he was leaving his mark on HER territory!
I also sent a ping off to DH to see what his response was ---
Chloe was growling loudly, but he was NOT afraid of her – more curious and wanting to play than anything!
The big STARE OFF! Another quick inspection of our new friend told me he HAS to belong to someone close by. He’s declawed in the front…which is also good, it makes him and Chloe more evenly matched as she doesn’t have front claws either…((Look at that motion of his tail flipping! He wanted to PLAY!))
Still, she holed herself up under the hot tub steps and was raising quite a growling ruckus! Good grief, Chloe, get over it! She is just NOT a nice cat….pretty to look at, but boy is she a wicked witch..LOL
This little guy did NOT seem to care or give her much mind at all, no matter how big and fluffy and fierce she was!
Shhhhh! Don’t tell DH that I fed him either! I don’t mind if he likes us enough to come for a visit now and then!
I mean, look at that face! Could you resist? Could you REALLY!?
He didn’t stay long, and then he was down the stairs and gone, and who knows when we’ll see him again. I’m glad he stopped by. It forced me out of my “must do must do must do” long list of a morning and made me take time out to
smell the roses pet the kitties! I smiled and laughed at their antics, and it was a nice interlude!
I’ve got great news….the contract for my next book has arrived! I’m tickled and panicked all at the same time. I’ve kitted up stuff to take to TN with me tomorrow for my workshops with the Ritzy Thimble Quilt Guild of Oak Ridge, Tennessee---
I’m planning on some hotel sewing time to get these last two quilts for the book done so we can get the writing process under way. I’m feeling the time line crunch!