Friday, January 23, 2009

Lesson Not Learned

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Last night, I was unloading my minivan. I'd done my big grocery shopping trip which meant stops at three different stores: Costco, Fred Meyer and Winco. Lots of bags and an ice chest needed to be carried in. Chaos was in the backyard so I didn't have to worry about her getting out front, but guess who kept hanging out by the front door?

Spirit.

You'd think she would have learned her lesson the last time I was carrying in groceries like this, but no. She kept moving closer and closer to the door. I had to keep chasing her away so she wouldn't run out. She didn't care that I told her next time she got out she might not be so lucky. I finally tired of her games and ran her upstairs, but I still kept the door closed. No way did I want her out again all night, especially with the temperatures so low.

I didn't know if she was bored or what, but then she sat on the steps and meowed. I knew exactly what was wrong then. She was hungry. The meows kept increasing in volume and frequency until I walked up the steps. She darted into the bathroom where her food and water are kept.

I can't believe how spoiled these animals are. And, yes, I know, it's all my fault.

Spirit must be served her food with no spills or mess. She turns up her nose if any of the food falls out of the bowl when I pour. She must always eat before the other two cats, and they give her a wide berth until she's finished even if she only takes a nibble. She's the exact opposite of Smalls who is just like the kitty in the pic below. Smalls will eat out of the bag and drink out of the toilet. She eats of dishes and checks out the garbage if the door is left open. But then again, Smalls lived outside for the majority of her life and learned to fend for herself.

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But at least Spirit was inside tonight. I did a kitty count like catlady posted about just to make sure before I went to bed and all three were accounted for. I think the next time I'll lock her in my room to be on the safe side.

Hope you have a good Friday! Mine looks busy as usual with a few appointments and such. What about you?

9 comments:

Virginia said...

I have a few things lined up for today, I just haven't got started yet, so will have to rush to get things done!

Everyone have a great weekend!

catslady said...

lol yes, I still count.

One of my cats has some kind of congestion and the vet says I have to have his teeth cleaned. In the meantime I have to give him antibiotics and eye drops for ten days. He now hides from me. Thank goodness he gets hungry once in a while or I'd never get him. I don't know if we're both going to survive this! You would think I was killing him - I never heard such noises coming out of a cat!!

limecello said...

Awe - I have too much to do, but the first picture speaks to me ;)

Today... meh. I took care of some business, and am about to go shopping for my mom's birthday gift :)

Cheri2628 said...

Spirit sounds like quite the diva!

Youngest son is home from college, so we'll have a family dinner tonight. Netflix awaits!

Brandy said...

I seriously LOVE these two pictures!
Your kitty is more demanding than ours on treatment of food. Yes, they'll cry for it, but have the time they pick it up, put it on the floor and eat it off there! *G*
And I hear you on the kitty count!

It's grocery weekend here. *G* I hope you have an enjoyable day!

Amy said...

Errand day. Starting trip prep. Running into old boyfriends.

The usual.

Jane said...

Love those pics. Have to go food shopping tomorrow.

Roberta Harwell said...

I love the way your cats act. They are like the 3 we have at home. However, Salt Bird likes to play with his food before he decides to eat it. He will either take one or a couple of pieces and bat it around for awhile before he decides to eat it. I love the pictures.

Rottie_mom said...

Love the pics.

Since my cats are on prescription food for urine infections (Pirata) and bladder stones (Patches) they only get a certain amount twice a day. This food makes poor Patches fatter than she already is and I was warned about it. Funny enough Pirata isnt fat sigh.

My dogs and cats know that they only have so long to finish their food or I pick it up lol.