Sunday, July 24, 2011
Since the cat was lying by my feet and saw my sudden interest in the back yard, she was over there in three seconds.
I got the hose out and the tap on. She sprang back past me and under the house. I marshalled my materials and started to build the cat-proof enclosure I'd been thinking I would need one day.
Of course I was not properly ready and had to use the step ladder as a post. It was very wonky job. The resident cat waited and waited for me to lose interest in her movements. I tricked her, of course.
Eventually, she came out to investigate and lay by the new fence for a while. In the place I presumed adjacent to where the blue tongue hid. when the cat thought I wasn't looking she jumped up onto the fence and prepared to walk over the top to the new enclosure.
I yelled at her and turned the tap on. (The hose is connected to the tap even now.) I was able to catch her that time and shut her into the house.
Today, Monday, the cat has had a go at climbing the new style fence but lost her grip before she got to the top.
The front fence will have to be regularised, but that has to wait until my hand recovers from the hammering.
Is the cat's nose out of joint?