Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Leo Finally Gets To Talk!


For reals now? It's finally my turn to talk? Not yankin' my tail, are you? Good.
 
 

 
Hi peoples, kitties, woofies, and everyone else! You will NOT believe what's been going on around here! It totally blew my mind! We had.. a visitor! But as far as I'm concerned, he didn't stay nearly long enough!
 
Ok ok, lemme start at the start! It was a day like any other day. Well, except for the part about mom whinin' and moanin'  on the bed and havin' this weird feelin' warmy thingie on her chest right where I normally like to sleep and get my scrtiches.. Oh, and daddy was home on a day he's not usually here.
 
So anyway, all's quiet for a while. Daddy was upstairs and so was Star. I was keeping mom company and trying to get comfy around that stupid warmy thingie. And then.. we heard it! it was loud! It was like EEP EEP EEP EEP EEP EEP EEP! And it kept going on! Mom tried to holler at Daddy, but she can't yell loud so he comes down and mom says something is dying on the front porch!
 
Now, by that time I'm on my cat tree by the front window and I can tell you, I didn't see nothing out there.. And when daddy came down the stairs the noise stopped. So he's thinkin' mom's imagining things 'cause of her owie medicine. Then he laid down to have a nap. Not a bad idea really, so all was quiet again. Then mom said, 'Listen!" I heard it! Star heard it! But dad said there was nothing to hear. Mom said to look at us, we were sitting over by the stairs, kinda near each other and there were no smacky paws or threats of smacky paws! That means something, right! Dad went back to sleep..
 
After a while we heard it again! It was definitely the sound of feathers beating against walls! There was a bird somewhere inside our house! And me and Star wanted it! But we couldn't find it anywhere. Mom finally got dad to do something about it, even if he still didn't believe her.
 
Mom said this used to happen a lot. There's a big empty space behind a wall between the hot water tank and the furnace. Sometimes birds would sit on the chimney and get dizzy from the fumes and they'd fall in and land at the bottom and not be able to get out. So mom would take the pipe off the water tank, giving it a place to get out of, then she'd open the front door and the birdie would leave. That was when there was a door on the hot water tank space.. but since dad still hasn't finished the living room (good heavens don't mention that part to mom or she'll go on for an hour about it!) So she could let the bird get into that little room before opening the door to outside. Brr
 
Dad couldn't do that, so he took the pipe off and opened the front door, hoping mom's 'imaginary' bird would fly out before we all froze our you know what's off! Mom had her heaty thingie, so I guess she didn't mind as much as dad who had to stand by the door to keep us from going out.
 
Guess what guess what guess what??!!! I DID go out! I got all four paws over the threshold! Do you all know how COLD icy snowy sidewalks are??? Holy Cod! Dad shouted me back into the house, but let me tell you, I was coming back in anyway! BRRRRRRR!
 
Dad was like, this is crazy, it's freaky cold and there's no bird and.. when all the sudden this little black bird FLIES OUTTA THE WATER HEATER ROOM, RIGHT PAST DAD'S FACE AND OUT THE FRONT DOOR!
 
And Star and I missed it!!!! We coulda had this fun visitor over for lunch.. hee hee hee but rats, he got away..
 
Star and I are taking turns stalking the water heater room, hoping someone else comes outta there, but dad says don't hold your breath. But we can hope, right?  We like that kind of visitor!
 
Mom says she never heard one cry like that when they fell in before, but the way it flew out it sure didn't seem injured! She thinks it was a starling. Anyone got a recipe for starling soup?? hee hee!
 
 
Oh, mom says that when this happened years ago, dad put a cap on the chimney, but it blew off in a big wind storm. Dad's gonna put another one up when the weather permits. It's icky out there right now! 

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24 comments:

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Wow. That was a very interesting visitor you had. But we think he was pretty rude not to stay a while to say his thank yous properly. Wouldn't it have been great if he flew INTO the house instead?

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

What a story! Sounds like a fun visitor if he had stayed around for dinner...

RedSetter said...

Wow, what a morning day you've had and I can't believe you missed the little visitor. Poor Dad with it whistling past his nose. Good on Mum, even if she is a little out of her tree on her human vet medicine. Hope she is healing well and the pain is getting better. We are sending loving hugs, but very gentle ones.

Fur Everywhere said...

Wow, that would have made one good snack, MOL!!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

well that was an interesting day.. and should teach the dad to never question the mom even when pain meds are involved..

Fuzzy Tales said...

OMC, what an adventure! We're so sorry you missed having a birdie snack, though. Obviously s/he wasn't insensible from any fumes at the time, more's the pity.

Katie Isabella said...

THAT was a heckuva adventure Leo and by the way, you look very handsome in those two pictures. Mommy there really captured just how handsome you are.

Random Felines said...

too bad your new friend got away - though we are glad someone heard him :)

Cherry City Kitties said...

What an adventure! We never had a bird over for lunch, only tunas and hams and ocean fishes....MOL!

CatInTheFridge said...

I see. YOu wanted to have your visitor FOR LUNCH. Ah, well then. We're all clear now. I was born with all four paws over the threshhold. Let me tell you: i ain't going back and no one can make me. - Crepes.

laura brown said...

You have a great coat! You are sooo fluffy!

Noodle

D Ma said...

wow what an adventure you guys had. i would recommend if you ever try leaving the house again, you wait until summer time.

Sparkle said...

Wow, what an exciting visitor you kitties had! Too bad you couldn't give him a proper greeting.

Caren Gittleman said...

OHHHH MYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I can't even imagine the excitement, and well...the fear!!! OMC!!!

LP said...

Lucky that birdie was able to make it out alive! We bet you kitties are happy about that too! ;p

the critters in the cottage xo

playfulkitty said...

What an exciting day that must have been! I'm glad to hear that the bird wasn't injured. Birds sure do find themselves in some screwy situations. :P Great photos too :)

Bellen said...

That's quite the adventure. I'm glad the bird made it out safely. You may have wanted it, Leo, but it's better that you let it get away. But good luck in staking out the heater-room.

mythreemoggies said...

You missed the visitor ???? :-) xx

Deb Barnes said...

Oh my gosh!!! What an incredibly exciting story!!! You had us enraptured from start to finish!!

Purrs from the Zee and Zoey Gang!

Eileen said...

Wow, a real like birdie in the house? That's like...a kitty's dream. Sorry you didn't get to get it, MOL

We agrees the outside in this weather is NOT a place for kitties. Stay warm Leo!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Leo! That was just about the most a-citing story I ever read, Buddy! You're a regular Ernest Hemingway says the Human. And by the way, he really loved kitties, too. I'm real sorry you and Star did not get to see the Main Event. But that bird's prolly happy you missed it.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Wow, even sicky Moms can hear others with problems!

But we don't think ya need a cap on the chimbly, we think ya need a net on the outlet pipe ta capture the smokey birdies!!!

savannahspawtracks.com said...

Holy Cat!! Now that was totally exciting!! Too bad the birdie didn't wanna hang out with you guys

Kitties Blue said...

Wow, that was really a lot of excitement. Sometimes birds get into our catio, but in the house sounds so exciting. We are so sorry you missed it. Can't believe you ran outside into the yucky, white stuff and got cold toesies. We hate that stuff. Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo