Friday, April 25, 2014

Superhero Moves

There are never cameras when it counts. Yesterday morning Star acted like a superhero, and there's no pictures of it!

I think it's safe to say she's feeling much better than she was last year when she lost that whole pound. In fact, even without a trip to the vet to verify, I think it's safe to say she's gained back around half of that weight. Thank goodness!

Star is one of those kitties who gets all goofy and races around the house like a mad cat, scaling furniture, running full tilt up and down the stairs, leaping over obstacles, then stopping and mrrrowing on the top of her lungs! This is usually after *whisper* using the box.. These wild bouts usually last from a minute or two to close to ten minutes.

In all her wild runs, she's never made a move like yesterdays superhero incident!

Let me set the scene..


Notice that the mattress is on it's side now, not standing on end. Then in the middle is Leo's window tree. To be fair, Star uses it too, but really Leo uses it the most so we call it Leo's tree. Anyway, then next to that is a folding chair. When the door is open, one of the kitties sits on the chair, the other in the door, that way they are actually sharing without being next to each other.

At the time of the superhero incident, Leo was on the tree watching an ebil squirrel out the window. Star started one of her runs. She bolted up and down the stairs, (opposite and to the right of the mattress), raced through the living room, made a u-turn and went back to the stairs, turned again and scrabbled up the mattress!

From the mattress, with hardly a pause to think about it, Star LEAPED OVER LEO AND LANDED ON THE CHAIR!

Without over shooting and landing on the floor and without undershooting and smashing into Leo! No, she made a perfect leap and landing as if she were a, well, a superhero! Instead of a kitty on the verge of her 15th birthday who needs to climb paw over paw to get up on the bed now days!

Amazing, huh? Stunned me, I'll tell ya! And Greg who was heading in that direction nearly walked into the leap! What a girl! Whew!

And no camera! Of course!


Leo, who has only been on the mattress once when it was upright, finally decided that he could make the climb to the top while it was on it's side..

I had a camera for that.

Leo: Hey, if you'd been on the receiving end of a low flying Hissyface, you'd seek higher ground too..



Hope you all have a super weekend!

22 comments:

Eastside Cats said...

Wow! Star wasn't running from 'something' stuck to her furrs...ya know...after using the box? LOL!

The Island Cats said...

Good going, Star! We would've like to seen that on camera!

Fuzzy Tales said...

Way to go, Star! We laughed at the first comment, though. :-)

Fur Everywhere said...

Wow, that's really amazing! Way to go, Star! I see that she still has some kitten in her :)

Random Felines said...

good job Star....gotta get those zoomies out :)

Marilia Bavaresco said...

Great Star!!!!
=)

Sparkle said...

We all get the crazies here sometimes... and Binga is the craziest! She is also the oldest, and will be 14 this year! I don't think she'll be slowing down any time soon.

Eileen said...

Great leaping Star! That will keep that brofur Leo on the edge, MOL

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Oui Oui said...

Cool moves, Star! Psst, someone here gets the crazies after using the littler box too. She's a little tabby, but we won't say more . . .

Bellen said...

They can surprise you sometimes. My 14 year old will rocket around the house now and then like a kitten, but is hesitant about jumping up on the couch because it's too high for a senior. Weird little creatures.

Cathy Keisha said...

Way to go, Star! The only way she could have captured it was on video cos when I run, no film speed can keep up.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Woo-hoo Star! Gosh, I wish you had done that while I was there so I could've seen it first-hand, or at least that your Human woulda gotten it immortalized on video. Oh well, it was fun reading about it, and perhaps you'll do an encore performance the next time I pop over? XOXOXOXO

Marg said...

Wow, I didn't realize that Star was almost 15. Good for her to do all that leaping around. Well done Star to go flying through the air. Hope you all have a great day.

Brian said...

Keep those super moves going sweet Star and maybe the camera will catch you next time!

laura brown said...

Star, you're a star!

Noodle

Dogs N Pawz said...

Cool! Too bad you didn't get a video!

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

Yeah, our best moves are never caught on camera. Intentionally. MOL!

Katnip Lounge said...

Time to sew Star a cape! You GO, Grrrrl!

Crafting Queen said...

Wow, sounds like a super leap! Have a great day kitties.

Marty the Manx said...

That is just amazing! Too bad you didn't catch it on film!

Katie Isabella said...

Star! I am totally impressed. I thought *I* had the moves but I pale (not color tho) in comparison to you. xxoo

Kitties Blue said...

Some of our angel kitties used to do that crazy running through the house after using the box. I have missed so many photo opportunities through the years. I can imagine the scene. Astrid is the leaper in our house and some of her movements really take me by surprise. Hugs, Janet