Monday, September 15, 2008

the raccoon and the cricket

Two reasons life is good.

#1. My husband told me " there was a scratchy sound coming from somewhere so I looked over at the dumpster and there was a raccoon trying to climb out. He was stuck. I found a board, placed it inside the dumpster, standing it on end; the raccoon was able to use it to free himself. Before I turned away he climbed up it and ran off " .

That's my man and I'm one proud wife.

#2. I have been leaving the front door open; it leads out onto our screened-in porch; our cats love this because they can sit on the shelves daddy made for them to see outside. Lately, our cat Pengy has been finding crickets out there, bringing them inside and showing us her gifts and then playing with them. I decided to praise her and then to save the crickets returning them back outside. I noticed our cat Lucky was paying close attention to me as I repeatedly returned the crickets. My husband and I were sitting on the front porch when he says, " did you just see what she did " . I looked down and Lucky had placed a cricket by the foot of my chair. He then said, " Pengy took the cricket inside but then Lucky went in after her, picked up the cricket, and then returned it back outside " .

That's my girl. Like mother like daughter.

photo of the week, Pengy helping mom do dishes...
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19 comments:

Cats said...

How sweet :) Lucky must be compassionate as you ~ all your kitties are very beautiful!

mummymeow said...

Hi, your cats are lovely. Stripes and Junior have nice patterns on their furcoat. And u have a pug! Haha, so cute! Glad to know you! One day u have to tell me how u keep 4 cats - with my 2, i am already tired!

DEBRA said...

All of your cats are so beautiful, thank you for visiting us, we always (*ALWAYS*) enjoy meeting new friends...

purrs
Abby,Boo,Ping,Jinx and Gracie

Eric and Flynn said...

Thanks for the visit. Your kitties are lovely.That is amazing what Pengy did. We have to admit we would have eaten the cricket.

Molly said...

Nice! Sounds like Pengy is now saving you some work in the cricket shuttling!

Shadow / Molly said...

Hai! Nice to meet yoo. It's always great to meet new kitty and woofie bloggers! We hope to see more of yoo around the CB.

The Crew said...

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by. What a good looking group you are!

PB 'n J said...

Hiya guys! Nice to meet you all! We love meeting new kitties and their 'beins!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

Cool new look! Just right for Fall.

We're probably not supposed to like this, but I LOVE it when cats act like humans.

Uh.....did you have to run the dishwasher again? Or was the kitty climbing thru dirty dishes in the dishwasher?

The Island Cats said...

Hi! Nice to meet all of you! Pengy is purrty kool for saving the cricket! We'd rather play with them...but mom won't let us!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sorry Pengy, but we would haf eaten dat cricket...just to gross mom out - hahahahaha

Black Cat said...

Thanks for visiting my blog,I love meeting new friends! Your cats are cute and Lucky is extraordinary for imitating your humane behaviour towards the crickets!

Sadly my lovely cats are all at the Rainbow Bridge but of course they live on in my heart. I love your post about how you know a cat lover. All those things are so me! :)

Team Tabby said...

Thanks for visiting us. Good to meet you. We are very impressed that you don't eat the crickets. I (Moe) have been known to snack on june bugs that flew into the house. You are all great looking kitties and we see a handsome pug too.

purrs,
Mindy & Moe

Samantha and Mr. Tigger said...

Awwww.....that was so sweet of Pengy to help you with the crickets!! Your cats are beautiful! We are so pleased to meet you!
Your FL furiends,

The Cat Realm said...

Now the cats just need to take over the blog!!!! Hahahahahahahahaha - nice meeting you!
After I saw how that woman from Alaska treats animals I did the same as you - on a normally totally unpolitical blog I now endorse a candidate and provide a link to Sarah Palin's record of animal treatment.
Now we will watch and see if the cats and the dog manage to take ocver this blog, hahahahahahhaha!
Karl

Sweet Praline said...

That is so cool. I saw your name on Zoolatry's blog and wanted to drop by and say hello. Please feel free to come by and visit my blog anytime.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Those are grate stories! Nina an I had a cricket last week, but my mom took it an putted it back outside. What's wif you moms, safin crickets' lives? I was gonna eat that, ya know! :-)
Come see how Mom let us play wif it first. I fink you'll like it.
Purrs,
Victor

Mike Foster said...

Raccoons and crickets--sounds like a Disney movie! And a very nice family...

peace,
mike
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Melissa and Emmitt said...

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thanks for visiting our blog today.
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