Monday, April 7, 2014

Mile High Mancat Monday

To those of you who worried about how Star was going to get down from her new perch on top of that mattress leaning against the wall, fear not! Star runs up and down that thing like it was made for her!

At least once a day she will tear up to the top, sing a few notes to make sure Leo and I know she's queen of the hill, then she'll race down again, run up and down the stairs and then head back up to start all over again! She's nuts, that girl!

One time I watched her noisily climb up, not get over the top but start noisily scooting back down backwards, almost reach the bottom, start back up again, then down then up, then down, then she flew into the living room as if to say TA DA!

So the big question was, will Leo get up there too?

He'd been standing on the landing, reaching up as high as he could without leaving the ground. He would gaze longingly at the top, but just couldn't bring himself to get up there.

Finally, I heard some mad scrambling claws and looked over to see if Star was on a climbing rampage again. But it was not Star!

This is what I saw!

Um, it's a little squishy up here for a large mancat..


He was nervous, and Greg went to see if he needed help getting down, but before he could get there.. You won't believe what the big goofy mancat did..

He leaped from there onto another box spring that is sitting sideways in the dining room. Yes, my heart went so far up my throat that I thought it would pop out of my mouth and flop around on the floor like a gasping goldfish..

All was well, Leo made his way to the floor from there, and has decided that being king of the hill is not something he cares to aspire to.

I think I'm ok with that. And so is Star

19 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

Leo try not to make your Mom's heart jump out her chest at your climbing like that.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

Those two appear to be very well-entertained at the moment!

Purrs,
The Chans

Fuzzy Tales said...

Hey, Leo, we knew you could figure out how to get up!

LP said...

Or King of the Mattress! Heehee :)

the critters in the cottage xo

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Ooohh! I am definitely thinking being a low on the ground jungle cat is much more safer!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....tell yur dad ta mewve de ceilin up sum ...sew next time ya haz a wee bit mor room ta chillax !!

Photo Cache said...

oh man leo don't be a copy cat to star LOL!

emma and buster

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Wow!!! Amazing place!!!

Eastside Cats said...

You can never move that mattress to another room now, you know that!

Bellen said...

It's always scary when they take leaps, but fortunately, Leo is strong and healthy. He knew his abilities. Still scary for you, though!

Maxwell, Faraday and Allie said...

Maxwell: That's okay dood, not all of us are cut out to play George of the Jungle and swing from rafters and such. Me, I'm good with ol' terra firma. And the bed. Can't forget the bed.
Faraday's the nutcase around here, just like Star! MOL!

Sparkle said...

Wow, this sounds like so much fun! I want my human to get ME a wall mattress!

Quill and Greyson said...

Maybe it's a big floofy mancat thing. Quill is a ground dweller. He doesn't like to get up high.

Marty the Manx said...

Thank goodness matress climbing is not Leo's favorite thing or mommy might have heart failure!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

MOL, you two are all about the high spots right now.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Ha ha ha! He does not look nearly so safe and comfortable as Miss Star is up there. It doesn't sound as though he is as graceful and limber as my sweetie! I would like to drop over later and check that thing out--no guarantee I'd climb up there, but I would love to watch the darling Star XOXOXOXO

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

Now THAT's a great high spot!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

Well, you KNOW the Horde is clamoring for a mattress now!!

Kitties Blue said...

Great visual of your heart flopping on the floor… That totally exalted how frightened you were. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo