I share my boat with a cat. her job is pest control She looks forward to
the web or winged visitors .
They provide her with hours of entertainment and a little protein when she stops playtime
for a snack. I can not find a insect anywhere she can reach and those out of her
reach she sits and waits for . In past years I have had to clean the eight legged things from
my sails or EVERY WHERE. Even in my bed I’ve had a visitor sting me in my
sleep. Michelin earns her keep just by providing me with a good nights sleep. Well
not every night is a good night some times she wants to play (about 4 in the
morning) . She even wakes me up when I snore .I think she thinks the BIG Kitty is
The cat ladder
I came home yesterday to a timid cat. Well that's not quite right she was a little shy or
hesitant. I wasn't sure what to make of it . Since I wasn't experienced in the ways
of "catdom" I put it down to she was a female and it was one of her moods…
But the unusual behavior stayed. Why was Michelin acting different. Like you
had walked in and found her with a paw in the cookie jar (although that won't be
unusual for her)? As the day progressed I found other questionable signs of dubious
activities. The one sign that really started to create answers was her favorite perch
the one from which she surveys her kingdom was wet, very wet??? The hatch was closed
it hadn't rained for a few days??? Water from where ??
Michelin had gone in the lake. On other occasions I had rescued her from the water
dried her down with a towel and set her on the settee to lick her self-clean. Today I wasn't
there .. No rescuer to come to her aid she had to do it all-alone. I had feared that a day
would come and I wouldn't find a cat on board, or a bloated little furry body floating along
the shore, or worse her soggy self in my bed. She had to have used those woven strands of
line I call a cat ladder to get back aboard. What a relief!! I can now go to work safe in the
knowledge that my cat can swim and is smart enough to find her way back onto the boat.
But not smart enough to stay out of the freezing water.
Michelin favorate cruising position
Spoil my cat?
If you put an apple in her mouth you might guess she was dinner. No!!! the heater is under
the table and that portion is warmer than the rest so she has clamed it as her spot. She realy
doesn't like people food and prefers her kibble . That not to say when we are eating she isn't
curious about what we are putting in our mouths.
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