December 29th 09, 01:17 PM
On Thu, 24 Dec 2009 15:52:43 -0500, jmc
>Suddenly, without warning, dgk exclaimed (12/24/2009 8:28 AM):
>> On Wed, 23 Dec 2009 23:31:12 -0600, "Mark Earnest"
>> > wrote:
>>> "jmc" > wrote in message
>>>> Suddenly, without warning, Mark Earnest exclaimed (12/23/2009 1:54 AM):
>>>>> ...that can entertain itself for hours with things it finds on the
>>>>> ground...without any help from fellow creatures?
>>>>> My adolescent cat sure does keep himself amused for hours, with no help
>>>>> from anyone.
>>>>> I envy that little creature. Maybe I can learn from her.
>>>> I wish mine would, at least sometimes. She will not play with anything
>>>> unless I'm at the other end of it. She's an only cat and I keep buying
>>>> her toys so she has something to occupy her while we're sleeping and at
>>>> work, to no avail.
>>>> Ah, well. :)
>>> Maybe get her another cat. I think that is what activated my cat, when
>>> she spent time with her litter mates and her mother, playing with them
>>> for several months before she was by herself.
>>> Her and her mom would chase each other through the house, then play
>>> attack each other in an apparently full clawed assault with all fours,
>>> and then fall asleep between each others' paws.
>>> Now that the mother cat is gone, she is still in the habit of playing.
>>> And I love watching her. But I still think she needs another cat.
>> There was some sort of late night maneuver last night. I'm not sure if
>> someone saw something out the window but it sounded like all three
>> cats were flying up and down the stairs. Usually only two are involved
>> in any single brawl so this was a bit out of the ordinary. I took a
>> quick look around but didn't see anything clearly wrong so I went back
>> to sleep. This morning I see that they managed to knock a few books
>> off a shelf but nothing beyond that.
>Do you get raccoons? Generally when I hear Meep making a ruckus, one or
>more of them are out on our deck.
That might be the case. One night over the long weekend there was a
screaming tirade outside that I know is the sound of raccoons either
fighting or making love. It was around 3 AM and I was woken up and
looking out the window when my neighbor flipped on an outside
floodlight. That stopped the noise but I didn't see anything.
The last time this happened the raccoons stuck around until it got
light enough to take some pictures:
Ignore the bathroom ones which have to do with renovating the mess,
although Marlo snuck into one of those. The raccoon pictures come
later. It looked to me like a youngster climbed onto the awning next
door but couldn't figure out how to get back down - mom came up to