Saturday, September 27, 2014


A somewhat indelicate story.

Our black cat, Blackwell, coughed his cookies twice on the bedspread on my bed this summer.  I cleaned up the first mess but the second time was too much and the cover went into the washing machine, then the dryer, then was folded up and placed on an unused corner of the dining room table prior to being packaged up and put in storage for awhile.

A few minutes later I walked into the room and here's what I saw.

I don't know why cats do those types of things.  It must be something about claiming its territory.  Or a somewhat familiar smell.  Or, most likely, just seeing something unfamiliar and having to test it out.

At any rate, when I showed SWMBO this picture she shooed him down to the floor.  And he ambled away.  Sometime I'll have to shoot a video of his amble. When he's not in any hurry he walks just like John Wayne.


Tom Cochrun said...

Claiming his turf, adjusting it, and getting rid of that fresh laundry smell probably. Our cats are confounding in that they sleep all over the place, but you can count on them testing a new box, or stack of art fabric etc. Weird cats, these cats!

joeh said...

That John Wayne walk is cat for giving you the finger.

Stephen Hayes said...

I think you nailed it about him claiming his turf. That bedspread now belongs to him. Maybe I'll be bumping into you soon at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Natalie d'Arbeloff said... should have let him keep that bedspread as his very own. But I'm a slave to cats, special cats. Blackwell looks special.