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Monday, July 18, 2011

Guest post from the Cat

Hi! My name is Oliver and I'm the cat who lives in Mari's house. They call me their pet, but really, they are my people. For the most part, my people serve me pretty well. I eat the treats Heather buys me and sometimes I play with her cat toys too, I let Bob rub my belly and I sit by him when it's cold out. Sometimes I sit by Mari too, just to keep her happy and I let her pick up the hair I spread around.
However, there is a problem that seems to happen here every summer and no one here seems to care about it.
I've got a few pictures to show you what I'm dealing with.


The front door has a storm door that has a full glass insert. I like to sit by it and look at my outside domain. From it I can see the driveway, the front yard and this front porch.
You may notice that there is something on it. I'll tell you what it is - it's pieces of acorns! The next question is - how did they get there?



Aha! There is the culprit! He thinks my porch is his table. He brings his acorns up there and eats them in front of me. He must know I can't get through the glass because he's not afraid of me. Sometimes he comes right to the glass to look at me.
It gets me so upset! The worst thing is that this happens every year. These chipmunks must train their families to do this!


Mari took this picture of me watching him. They call him Chippy and instead of taking care of him (I know Bob could do that if he really wanted to), they laugh at me when I'm crouched down watching him and then say they think he's cute!

I know there are some smart people out there. Does anyone have any advice on how to deal with this yearly problem?

19 comments:

Rose said...

I am own by cats, also...have you seen the video's of Simon's Cat...if not google it. I am sure you will enjoy them...

Nancy said...

Mari, this is the cutest post......Simon often does the same thing on the screen porch at the mountains......

Simon says to tell Oliver to jump at him and he will run.....that's what I do.....

chezzy louise said...

in the words of nerman: "i feel your pain, except my problem is birds"

Jenny the Pirate said...

Dear Oliver, you remind me of my pet, Javier, who stalks toadfrogs. Yes, toadfrogs. There is a wee hole in the brick by a step outside and he waits there for what seems like ages for frogs to emerge. When they do, they are too quick for him and they hop away and he tears after them helplessly. He hasn't caught one yet, or even slowed it down.

I will tell you what I tell Javier: There are some things you just can't control. Don't take it personally; everything's not about you. You're well taken care of and surely you know you have the upper hand over that scrawny chipmunk. He's an outside guest; you're inside and there to stay.

But in your case, by all means give the chipmunk a dirty look at every opportunity and take revenge on your owners whenever and however you can.

Brooke said...

i've heard that rat traps work on them, but not sure how you'll go about acquiring one of those from your loyal servants. good luck with that Oliver!

Jenni said...

Great post, gave me a big smile for the day! ;)

Sharon said...

What a cute post.
I sure hope that you find an answer to your problem.LOL
Have a nice day.

Penny said...

LOL, love this post!! And what a cute little chipmunk!!

Ms. Bake-it said...

Too cute! My cats have the same issues with squirrels! They come up and stare in the picture window when the cats are sitting there. Such teases!

~ Tracy

Terri said...

poor oliver - you've got it bad

RR Mama said...

Cute post! Tell Oliver not to worry. He still gets all of the attention the other three seasons fo the year.

Raise Them Up said...

:) Your front door is like kittycat television. He looks glued to the screen!

texwisgirl said...

oh my gosh, this is cute! i mean, it is serious business! terrible problem. just terrible!!!

please tell mari thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! tell her i appreciate it very much!

now, get back to those varmints!

laurie said...

I found you for the first timetoday,, i'm so glad I have,, this was the best post,, I needed a smile and this made me smile big!

Nancy said...

Dear Oliver, maybe you should try to make friends with "chippy" and you two could come up with some tricks to play on the family you own.

Shelly said...

I LOVE THIS! I ENJOYED READING IT AS YOU WROTE IT FROM OLIVER. SO FUNNY!
I HAVE TO AGREE WITH NANCY ON THIS ONE.

Kim said...

Poor Oliver!
Don't tell him the rest of us are laughing too :)

Rebecca said...

So clever, Mari! Well written:)

Kayren said...

Well, the chipmunk is cute. Just don't tell Oliver. I love when Oliver drops by your blog!