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The Cats and the Squirrel and the Chirpy Toons

Last updated February 22nd, 2018

Squirrel after sunflowers

There’s nothing wrong with wanting it all.

Determination and tenacity will eventually earn you the prize, but sometimes you need a trick or two up your sleeves. If you’re a squirrel surrounded by five pairs of glaring cat eyes while gathering up your sunflowers heads, your bag of party tricks should include more than just being nimble. You need to fly, or at least pretend that you can. Mr Squirrel and his bandit friends had their eyes on the largest sunflower heads near the catio and no amount of cat threats were going to deter them from getting their paws on the bigger booty. No, he had his eye on the prize so in one fell swoop he jumped from the balcony onto the roof of the catio, and then bounced onto the main catio beams, trying to dodge Ollie’s paws that were trying to reach out and grab him. What he did next was straight out of a scene from the Looney Toons…

Squirrel eats sunflower

I will just sit here motionless and pretend I’m a flower pot

Mr Squirrel flew off the main catio roof and darted into the nearby tree. All the cats made a crazy dash through the tunnels from all sides to get a closer look, ignoring little tweety bird dancing on the grass close by. All this took place in less than ten seconds. I captured the moments before and the aftermath of this short comedy scene and this is what I got….

George was bewildered….

Cat looks up from the catio

Was that just a flying squirrel or are my eyes deceiving me?

Mr Jack and Ollie were flustered….

Cats looking for squirrel

Ma, where did he go?

And Baggy was contemplative…..

Cat sitting at the vines

I don’t know where you are, but I will look for you, I will find you and I will eat you.

In the meantime, Mr Squirrel decided that perhaps he acted a little too impulsively and waited patiently for his second chance to strike gold.

Squirrel waits in tree

I’ll wait it out here until those losers go back inside.

We’re participating in The Cat on my Head’s awesome Sunday Selfie blog hop. We hope you hop over to some of the other blogs to follow their shenanigans and we thank Janet  and The Kitties Blue for hosting this blog hop.

What have your kitties been up to this weekend? Were they as good as gold or were they plotting to eat squirrels? Or perhaps they were entertaining you with party tricks of their own? Give us a chirp below, we’re listening.

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Chirpy Cats

We are a clowder of cheeky chirpy felines sharing our space with two humans who adore us. We love to share tips on helping cats live enriched lives with their people and other fun cat stuff.


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