The Sparky Report #14

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THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Yes, that's a picture of Sparky outdoors. Unfortunately, she has finally figured out the cat door and despite my best efforts, she has made a few forays outside. Surrogate papa Christopher was close at hand, to babysit the kid and make sure she stayed out of trouble. And what did he get for his efforts? Mock ambushes. Several of them.

AMBUSH CITY
Once Sparky felt comfortable enough to stop slinking around on her belly, she decided Christopher made a good ambush victim. As you can see from the below pictures, she made several hit-and-run attempts. I'm determined to keep Sparky indoors as long as possible, but I fear it's a losing battle. Hopefully, papa Christopher will keep her out of trouble! 

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30 thoughts on “The Sparky Report #14”

  1. Oh, a whole new worlds to explore. Hiding places to find.
    I know she’s an eater, so has she discovered eating grass?
    Julie, my late adopted kitty, was declawed on all four paws. I died every time she snuck out on to the balcony or got very bossy as she headed to the front door. Would she even know enough to come home?

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  2. Oh, a whole new worlds to explore. Hiding places to find.
    I know she’s an eater, so has she discovered eating grass?
    Julie, my late adopted kitty, was declawed on all four paws. I died every time she snuck out on to the balcony or got very bossy as she headed to the front door. Would she even know enough to come home?

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  3. Oh, a whole new worlds to explore. Hiding places to find.
    I know she’s an eater, so has she discovered eating grass?
    Julie, my late adopted kitty, was declawed on all four paws. I died every time she snuck out on to the balcony or got very bossy as she headed to the front door. Would she even know enough to come home?

    Reply
  4. Oh, a whole new worlds to explore. Hiding places to find.
    I know she’s an eater, so has she discovered eating grass?
    Julie, my late adopted kitty, was declawed on all four paws. I died every time she snuck out on to the balcony or got very bossy as she headed to the front door. Would she even know enough to come home?

    Reply
  5. Oh, a whole new worlds to explore. Hiding places to find.
    I know she’s an eater, so has she discovered eating grass?
    Julie, my late adopted kitty, was declawed on all four paws. I died every time she snuck out on to the balcony or got very bossy as she headed to the front door. Would she even know enough to come home?

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  6. Oh, yes, Shannon . . . new world to explore and hiding places to find. If Sparky could talk, she’d say, “Been there, done that.” *g*
    Like you with your late kitty, Julie, I die every time I discover Sparky has sneaked outside. I’m trying to be vigilant, but the little rascal is devious. I’m glad winter is coming, because with all the rain we get here in Washington State, the siren call of the great outdoors is somewhat dimmed for Sparky.

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  7. Oh, yes, Shannon . . . new world to explore and hiding places to find. If Sparky could talk, she’d say, “Been there, done that.” *g*
    Like you with your late kitty, Julie, I die every time I discover Sparky has sneaked outside. I’m trying to be vigilant, but the little rascal is devious. I’m glad winter is coming, because with all the rain we get here in Washington State, the siren call of the great outdoors is somewhat dimmed for Sparky.

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  8. Oh, yes, Shannon . . . new world to explore and hiding places to find. If Sparky could talk, she’d say, “Been there, done that.” *g*
    Like you with your late kitty, Julie, I die every time I discover Sparky has sneaked outside. I’m trying to be vigilant, but the little rascal is devious. I’m glad winter is coming, because with all the rain we get here in Washington State, the siren call of the great outdoors is somewhat dimmed for Sparky.

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  9. Oh, yes, Shannon . . . new world to explore and hiding places to find. If Sparky could talk, she’d say, “Been there, done that.” *g*
    Like you with your late kitty, Julie, I die every time I discover Sparky has sneaked outside. I’m trying to be vigilant, but the little rascal is devious. I’m glad winter is coming, because with all the rain we get here in Washington State, the siren call of the great outdoors is somewhat dimmed for Sparky.

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  10. Oh, yes, Shannon . . . new world to explore and hiding places to find. If Sparky could talk, she’d say, “Been there, done that.” *g*
    Like you with your late kitty, Julie, I die every time I discover Sparky has sneaked outside. I’m trying to be vigilant, but the little rascal is devious. I’m glad winter is coming, because with all the rain we get here in Washington State, the siren call of the great outdoors is somewhat dimmed for Sparky.

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  11. What a stealthy kitty! And aren’t you glad Christopher is there to make sure she doesn’t stray?
    I hate to say that I’m from the POV that cats who are not working cats, i.e. barn cats, etc. are cats that should be kept indoors at all times. But that comes from past cats who either developed feline leukemia from outdoor romps or who (two different ones) got run over by the mailman, on a dead end, private road with a 25mph speed limit because he was “too busy looking at the mail in his hand.”
    I don’t have much to worry about now though. If the cats get outside, they just tip over and lay there until I pick them up and bring them in. Not sure yet who has who trained…

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  12. What a stealthy kitty! And aren’t you glad Christopher is there to make sure she doesn’t stray?
    I hate to say that I’m from the POV that cats who are not working cats, i.e. barn cats, etc. are cats that should be kept indoors at all times. But that comes from past cats who either developed feline leukemia from outdoor romps or who (two different ones) got run over by the mailman, on a dead end, private road with a 25mph speed limit because he was “too busy looking at the mail in his hand.”
    I don’t have much to worry about now though. If the cats get outside, they just tip over and lay there until I pick them up and bring them in. Not sure yet who has who trained…

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  13. What a stealthy kitty! And aren’t you glad Christopher is there to make sure she doesn’t stray?
    I hate to say that I’m from the POV that cats who are not working cats, i.e. barn cats, etc. are cats that should be kept indoors at all times. But that comes from past cats who either developed feline leukemia from outdoor romps or who (two different ones) got run over by the mailman, on a dead end, private road with a 25mph speed limit because he was “too busy looking at the mail in his hand.”
    I don’t have much to worry about now though. If the cats get outside, they just tip over and lay there until I pick them up and bring them in. Not sure yet who has who trained…

    Reply
  14. What a stealthy kitty! And aren’t you glad Christopher is there to make sure she doesn’t stray?
    I hate to say that I’m from the POV that cats who are not working cats, i.e. barn cats, etc. are cats that should be kept indoors at all times. But that comes from past cats who either developed feline leukemia from outdoor romps or who (two different ones) got run over by the mailman, on a dead end, private road with a 25mph speed limit because he was “too busy looking at the mail in his hand.”
    I don’t have much to worry about now though. If the cats get outside, they just tip over and lay there until I pick them up and bring them in. Not sure yet who has who trained…

    Reply
  15. What a stealthy kitty! And aren’t you glad Christopher is there to make sure she doesn’t stray?
    I hate to say that I’m from the POV that cats who are not working cats, i.e. barn cats, etc. are cats that should be kept indoors at all times. But that comes from past cats who either developed feline leukemia from outdoor romps or who (two different ones) got run over by the mailman, on a dead end, private road with a 25mph speed limit because he was “too busy looking at the mail in his hand.”
    I don’t have much to worry about now though. If the cats get outside, they just tip over and lay there until I pick them up and bring them in. Not sure yet who has who trained…

    Reply
  16. Theo, how awful that your mail carriers ran over two of your cats! And on a dead end, private road!
    I’m trying really hard to keep Sparky indoors, but it’s a losing battle. I can open the door a crack, slither my body through while using my legs to block the doorway, and when I think I’ve successfully made it outside without Sparky, I turn around and she’s already on the porch.
    I do know it is safer for cats to be indoors-only. Out here, coyotes are the biggest problem. Thankfully, my two dogs are a strong deterrent.

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  17. Theo, how awful that your mail carriers ran over two of your cats! And on a dead end, private road!
    I’m trying really hard to keep Sparky indoors, but it’s a losing battle. I can open the door a crack, slither my body through while using my legs to block the doorway, and when I think I’ve successfully made it outside without Sparky, I turn around and she’s already on the porch.
    I do know it is safer for cats to be indoors-only. Out here, coyotes are the biggest problem. Thankfully, my two dogs are a strong deterrent.

    Reply
  18. Theo, how awful that your mail carriers ran over two of your cats! And on a dead end, private road!
    I’m trying really hard to keep Sparky indoors, but it’s a losing battle. I can open the door a crack, slither my body through while using my legs to block the doorway, and when I think I’ve successfully made it outside without Sparky, I turn around and she’s already on the porch.
    I do know it is safer for cats to be indoors-only. Out here, coyotes are the biggest problem. Thankfully, my two dogs are a strong deterrent.

    Reply
  19. Theo, how awful that your mail carriers ran over two of your cats! And on a dead end, private road!
    I’m trying really hard to keep Sparky indoors, but it’s a losing battle. I can open the door a crack, slither my body through while using my legs to block the doorway, and when I think I’ve successfully made it outside without Sparky, I turn around and she’s already on the porch.
    I do know it is safer for cats to be indoors-only. Out here, coyotes are the biggest problem. Thankfully, my two dogs are a strong deterrent.

    Reply
  20. Theo, how awful that your mail carriers ran over two of your cats! And on a dead end, private road!
    I’m trying really hard to keep Sparky indoors, but it’s a losing battle. I can open the door a crack, slither my body through while using my legs to block the doorway, and when I think I’ve successfully made it outside without Sparky, I turn around and she’s already on the porch.
    I do know it is safer for cats to be indoors-only. Out here, coyotes are the biggest problem. Thankfully, my two dogs are a strong deterrent.

    Reply

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