Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Plagued by a Cat

Unfortunately, others in my apartment complex amuse themselves with feeding the feral cats. Due to this, there has been a large increase in the number of wild kittens running a muck. The kittens from the past litter are nearly full grown. One of them, I'll call him Smokey, is intent on harassing Hercules, my sulcatta tortoise. When it warms, Hercules gets full run of the garden on my patio. I am worried that Smokey might hurt poor Hercules so I chase him away any time I see him enter the patio. Today, Manzi was preening on his cage top when he let out a warning shriek and took off way too fast. He couldn't stop, but the cupboards in the kitchen helped him to do so. After a thump, he flew back up to his cage breathing very hard. Usually when this happens, I will see a tractor or some large vehicle outside the window. In this case, it was just Smokey. I chased Smokey away and Hercules, who was outside at the time, came back out of his shell.

Manzi is just fine. He is not hurt at all, he just had a scare. Right now he is back to running around on the floor wrecking havoc.


Jo Lynn said...

Darn those cats...what are they thinking? LOL Poor manzi and poor little Hercules! Adele there is not one day that passes that Savannah doesn't remind us that she held Hercules at your house, it's amazing how many times a day/week that we talk about it! We so need to come over again after you feel better!

Jen said...

mabe if you put out poisoned will no longer have a cat problem.

Stephanie Pulham said...

As a HUGE cat lover, I say don't poison them!!! But I have heard that fire hurts them.

Adele said...

Poisoning or burning cats might hurt my public image so I'm going to have to pass on that. After all, if Manzi's public image is destroyed, all the philanthropic work will have been for nothing!

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