Hi. I’m Hannah.
The weather suddenly turned nice this week and the Mother of Cats has been letting us spend more time out on the catio. WE LOVE THE CATIO!!! I mean, there is so much stuff to see out there that we never ever really saw before, and it keeps on changing all day long. The leaves move all by themselves!! There are more bugs than Mateo can chase, and this squirrel hangs around barking at us. Mateo wants to go play with it, but the Mother of Cats said no. She kind of says no a lot to Mateo. He kind of deserves it!
Luckily for Mateo the baby bunny is starting to get more used to us and comes out when we are on the catio. At first it wouldn’t come out if it even suspected that we were there, so Mateo had to resort to watching it from afar…
Eventually, the bunny began to come out to munch on dandelions while we were on the deck right by it. Now we can watch it up close as long as we move sneaky. Mateo is beside himself with excitement and I have to admit, I really like it too.
Friday we spent all morning outside. The Mother of Cats was working on planting new flowers while we snoozed under the garden chair on the deck.
Lots of birds stopped by the yard: a blue jay, a robin, mourning doves, and even a crow. The leaves on the trees had just burst out of their buds that morning, and the ill-tempered squirrel was literally frolicking in the grass of the yard. It was a perfect, perfect morning.
Until the Mother of Cats looked up in time to see Mateo streaking across the lawn outside the catio wire…
Soooo… there is a little problem with Mateo. He likes to streak through doors, but if he thinks that he is trapped on the other side, he has a TOTAL COW with so much yowling and frantic racing around that it is just horrible to watch. That’s exactly what happened when Mateo figured out that he was trapped on the WRONG SIDE of the wire. The Mother of Cats put me into the house, and then went outside the wire to catch him. Nope. Nope. Nope. There was no catching that little CoalBear because he was too intent on getting back into the catio, he is covered in slippery fur, and he just kept racing past her and pawing at the wire. He acted like he was afraid of the Mother of Cats! Did I mention that he was yowling? The dog next door started barking, all the bunnies and birds were long gone, and things didn’t look good until the Mother of Cats finally managed to herd him towards the opening in the wire so he could return to safety. Whew. She let me back out, got the staple gun to secure every single inch of wire so that there were no gaps at all, and then turned around to see…
Mateo leaping off the table and over the catio wire like a freaking gazelle!!
Cue the yowling, frantic racing and wire pawing … Thank heavens the next-door dog had been taken away and wasn’t barking anymore. Yeah. We had to go through the WHOLE THING AGAIN to get him back to the safe catio.
Today we are staying indoors and taking it easy. The Mother of Cats moved the table so that it is farther from the wire, but we can’t go out unless she is right with us.
That’s okay. During all that commotion a freaking MOTH got into the house.
So now I’m hanging out with the Mother of Cats while she knits, and Mateo is relentlessly tracking the moth. He is such a silly, silly boy.
Have a good Caturday, everyone.
This is Hannah, signing off.
21 thoughts on “Hannah and the CoalBear: Backyard Adventures”
Hannah, you are both beautiful and good (mostly). Your offsider needs a bit of an ignore for a while, don’t you think ?
Your blanket is quite gorgeous. I’m hoping the MoCs is able to clip your claws so that you don’t pull threads out; my Boodie cannot be claw-clipped by anyone except two vets, so he pulls threads out of everything. Sighhh ..
Hannah: would you believe that she just told me yesterday that she was going to clip my claws? All I was doing was a little kneading on the blanket… Mateo gets his claws clipped every month because he is a SLASHER and the Mother of Cats feels sorry for me. >^..^<
I can see why: Mateo is a typical male – and I don’t mean a feline one. [grin]
Now, now. We don’t stereotype based on gender here. Mateo is a one of a kind bubblehead!!
I know zilch about knitting, but that blanket looks mind-bogglingly intricate. Those kittehs better not touch a single thread of it.
Hannah did pull some threads last week so I’m going to have to cut her claws…
Hang around, Colorado – you ain’t seen nothin’ yet ! 🙂
Goodness me, what an adventure was had by all. Let’s hope things aren’t quite so exciting. Congratulations MoC on successfully herding a cat, legend says this is the greatest challenge on earth 😉
I deserve a medal for sure!!
Hmm .. The Pom is so correct – and also so witty !! [grin]
An eventful day. I expect you both let The Mother of Cats take those excellent photographs.
It’s amazing how good the cameras on phones are now!
Oh goodness what an afternoon that was!
It was like a comedy skit! One minute I’m so happy with the peace in the outside world, and then suddenly it was all chaos. He is quite the cat!!
Mateo! Stay inside the wire!
Wow – Mateo brings the excitement, doesn’t he! Your new blanket does look lovely with your fur, Hannah 🙂
Hannah: thank you!
The blanket looks lovely! It sets off the black & white cat fur so nicely. I love the picture of the bunny with the cat ears sneaking up on it! Though it sounds like there was enough commotion that it might be a while before the bunny is that trusting again…
That bunny has become just brazen as it is clearing all the dandelions from my little rose garden with the cats quivering just a couple of feet away!!
So cute, though!