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Soaking it Up

March 26th, 2018

A few years ago we got a new little tri-color cat, we named her Littles. She’s a quirky cat, tiny, but what she lacks in size she makes up for in personality and fiestiness. One of her loves: the grow lights. When I start seed flats in the spring she’s a constant fixture one top of the flats under the lights. In fact, I had to buy stronger domes for my seed flats because she was smashing the seedlings.

She’s doubly warm, because these flats are on top of a heating mat. It’s like her own personal tanning bed. She’ll even wedge herself between the light and the flat if I have them super close.

Thankfully, as soon as I take the the covers off she quits laying on them, otherwise she’s smash the seedlings. It makes me chuckle every time I seed her on the lights.

What funny things are you pets doing this week?

One Comment to “Soaking it Up”
  1. Nebraska Dave on March 28, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Susy,, cats do have attitude, don’t they. I only had one cat while my kids were young and quirky wasn’t nearly a word that would describe her. She would concentrate so hard on leaping off a yard structure to catch a bird that she would forget to land on her feet and just plop down on her side. I’ve never saw any other cat do that. She had a running battle one summer with a Blue Jay. I kind of think she climbed a tree and messed with the little Jays. That bird never forgot about it the entire summer. It would stand watch over the back door for hours waiting for Casey Mae to come outside just dive bomb and torture her relentlessly

    She tried jumping through a closed window once to catch a bird sitting on the window sill. It didn’t hurt her but it didn’t end well.

    She was a fighter though. The big tough Shepard bully of neighborhood known for killing cats made the mistake of stepping into her territory and deciding to mess with her. When he got close enough she rared up and jumped on his face with all four claws. She hung on with all her might as he flung himself around trying to get Casey Mae off his face. It only dug her claws in deeper. I don’t think it hurt the dog much but after it was over he never challenged her again and never came into our yard again.

    Have a great cat sun tanning day.

    Nebraska Dave

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