Monday, September 4, 2017

The Fall

No, this title is not about the seasons, nor does it refer to the best episode of BBC's Sherlock ( that.)

Boyfriend and I were hanging out last week, watching tv. Kitty, hopped up on a catnip toy and a new cardboard box I put out, was rampaging around the apartment like a demon from hell. 

She does this most evenings. 

After running around, she usually launches herself to the top of her six foot tall cat tree before leaping onto a large bookshelf and pacing around like a jungle cat. 

She began the process, without realizing that she had left another mouse on the top of the tree. 

Do you know that jump that scared cats do, when they hop backwards into the air extremely quickly? Well, Kitty did that. 

Yes, right off her cat tree and into nowhere. 

I swear, she just hovered in the air for a second, road runner style.  But since she was about about 8 feet up, surrounded by nothing within reach, she fell straight down with a whoosh. 

She ran into the kitchen to tend to her wounded pride. She was fine, of course.  I reacted appropriately. 

Boyfriend missed the fall because he was watching tv instead of staring at the princess. And I stopped laughing eventually. 
 I would have given anything to have caught that on film. But alas, the scene is only burned into my brain.  

What kind of shenanigans have your pets/children gotten into?? 


  1. The three-legged cat likes to take down larger four-legged cats as a regular hobby.

  2. There is a dividing wall between our bedroom and bathroom. The top of it is about 7 feet up, and has a nice ledge. We often drape bathrobes or extra blankets on it. One of our cats was in the habit of hoping up on the toilet, then up on to the wall, and down the same way. One day when the toilet was about to be cleaned, that cat hopped down the usual way, to the top of the toilet, to the seat. Except the lid and seat were up in preparation for cleaning activities. The cat realized that a second too late, and was doing frantic pushing motions with her paws, then Ker-plop. FRANTIC scrabbles to get out, as we collapsed in hysterical laughter. She didn't forgive us for days.

    1. My ex used to have a dividing wall between the living room and bathroom... and the ned was directly next to the wall. It took me a couple times of having a VERY big cat drop directly onto my chest in the dark before I finally managed to get the bed moved somewhere else.

  3. Your drawings of the event are as good as any video.

  4. Apparently gravity doesn't take effect until you realize you're in the air!!

  5. Poor, poor Kitty. And you dare to laugh, you heartless wench.


  6. Now, wait a second, you refer to her as "crazy cat" when, in this scenario, you describe her as getting into the catnip so she was definitely "super high cat." That's why, if she just didn't look down, she would have been fine. All high people know that. Just don't look down.

  7. Haaaahaha! That's awesome! April used to just get her leash wrapped around *everything*. Made me crazy, but I loved her anyway.