The Sparky Report #15

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This entire post will feature pictures of Sparky Tabasco frolicking in the great outdoors. She's only five months old, but she is the sneakiest, most determined, most independent-minded kitten alive. She's become extremely adept at getting past the barricades I put up in front of the kitty door. Even getting spayed 3 days ago hasn't slowed her down. Even locking the kitty door hasn't slowed her down–she figured out that if you can't use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open. She's too smart for her own good.

HIGH ATOP MT. LOOKOUT

So what's the first thing Sparky does when she gets outside? She climbs the highest place she can reach. In this case, it's a 2×6 beam above my front deck. I built a couple of benches for the deck a few years ago, and installed a 12' beam above the benches for hanging flower pots. The beam is 9' above the deck, and 12' from the ground. Sparky is very nimble and runs across that beam like she's a mountain goat. From the beam she hops onto the windowsills (see second picture, below) of a bank of high windows that overlook my living room.

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SHE FLIES THROUGH THE AIR WITH THE GREATEST OF EASE

But getting down is another matter. Once Sparky is finished cavorting in her aerial playground she discovers it's a long way down. A very looonngg way down. So she calls for help. (picture on the left) Like an obedient slave I fetch 2 tall ladders and set them up so that she only has a short hop and then she can trundle down the ladder. Instead of using the ladders like a sane cat, she plots her arc and trajectory while my new rescue dog, Kyanne, looks on in disbelief, 12' below Sparky's beam. And then Sparky jumps. She lands on the grass and nonchalantly walks into the house while I pat my chest and hyperventilate. Since, then, Sparky has made many jumps from that beam, sometimes landing on the deck, sometimes landing on the ground. I finally couldn't stand it anymore and built a plywood platform a few feet below the beam, and now Sparky uses it as a landing spot from the beam and from there, to the porch railing, and from the railing to the deck. I can't wait to see what new trick she comes up with that will no doubt give me more gray hairs.

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95 thoughts on “The Sparky Report #15”

  1. Sherrie- Love the tales and photos about Sparky. You should write it up for one of the cat or pet magazines. I think they’d snap it up! Love, Jean

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  2. Sherrie- Love the tales and photos about Sparky. You should write it up for one of the cat or pet magazines. I think they’d snap it up! Love, Jean

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  3. Sherrie- Love the tales and photos about Sparky. You should write it up for one of the cat or pet magazines. I think they’d snap it up! Love, Jean

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  4. Sherrie- Love the tales and photos about Sparky. You should write it up for one of the cat or pet magazines. I think they’d snap it up! Love, Jean

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  5. Sherrie- Love the tales and photos about Sparky. You should write it up for one of the cat or pet magazines. I think they’d snap it up! Love, Jean

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  6. I love the fact that you built her a special platform! It’s not just Christopher who she has wrapped around her little finger – or should that be under her thumb?

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  7. I love the fact that you built her a special platform! It’s not just Christopher who she has wrapped around her little finger – or should that be under her thumb?

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  8. I love the fact that you built her a special platform! It’s not just Christopher who she has wrapped around her little finger – or should that be under her thumb?

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  9. I love the fact that you built her a special platform! It’s not just Christopher who she has wrapped around her little finger – or should that be under her thumb?

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  10. I love the fact that you built her a special platform! It’s not just Christopher who she has wrapped around her little finger – or should that be under her thumb?

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  11. Miss Sparky is QUITE the character, isn’t she! And you are definitely under this little cat’s paw. 🙂 Miss Rebecca Marie is equally daring. She is constantly dive-bombing the dogs from the top of my bookcases. Scares me to death. And keeping her out of the Christmas tree is a challenge every year. She has no interest in going outside at all. She has been strictly an indoor cat from the moment I brought her home at the age of four weeks.
    I had a lovely deaf Great Dane named Gus who learned how to open the refrigerator! I had to padlock it or risk coming home to a Super Bowl style party strewn from one end of the house to the other!

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  12. Miss Sparky is QUITE the character, isn’t she! And you are definitely under this little cat’s paw. 🙂 Miss Rebecca Marie is equally daring. She is constantly dive-bombing the dogs from the top of my bookcases. Scares me to death. And keeping her out of the Christmas tree is a challenge every year. She has no interest in going outside at all. She has been strictly an indoor cat from the moment I brought her home at the age of four weeks.
    I had a lovely deaf Great Dane named Gus who learned how to open the refrigerator! I had to padlock it or risk coming home to a Super Bowl style party strewn from one end of the house to the other!

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  13. Miss Sparky is QUITE the character, isn’t she! And you are definitely under this little cat’s paw. 🙂 Miss Rebecca Marie is equally daring. She is constantly dive-bombing the dogs from the top of my bookcases. Scares me to death. And keeping her out of the Christmas tree is a challenge every year. She has no interest in going outside at all. She has been strictly an indoor cat from the moment I brought her home at the age of four weeks.
    I had a lovely deaf Great Dane named Gus who learned how to open the refrigerator! I had to padlock it or risk coming home to a Super Bowl style party strewn from one end of the house to the other!

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  14. Miss Sparky is QUITE the character, isn’t she! And you are definitely under this little cat’s paw. 🙂 Miss Rebecca Marie is equally daring. She is constantly dive-bombing the dogs from the top of my bookcases. Scares me to death. And keeping her out of the Christmas tree is a challenge every year. She has no interest in going outside at all. She has been strictly an indoor cat from the moment I brought her home at the age of four weeks.
    I had a lovely deaf Great Dane named Gus who learned how to open the refrigerator! I had to padlock it or risk coming home to a Super Bowl style party strewn from one end of the house to the other!

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  15. Miss Sparky is QUITE the character, isn’t she! And you are definitely under this little cat’s paw. 🙂 Miss Rebecca Marie is equally daring. She is constantly dive-bombing the dogs from the top of my bookcases. Scares me to death. And keeping her out of the Christmas tree is a challenge every year. She has no interest in going outside at all. She has been strictly an indoor cat from the moment I brought her home at the age of four weeks.
    I had a lovely deaf Great Dane named Gus who learned how to open the refrigerator! I had to padlock it or risk coming home to a Super Bowl style party strewn from one end of the house to the other!

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  16. Jean, thank you for the compliment. Yes, many people have told me that I should see if a cat magazine would be interested in Sparky’s stories. Thank goodness there will be an accessible archive right here on the Word Wenches if I decide to tackle that project!

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  17. Jean, thank you for the compliment. Yes, many people have told me that I should see if a cat magazine would be interested in Sparky’s stories. Thank goodness there will be an accessible archive right here on the Word Wenches if I decide to tackle that project!

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  18. Jean, thank you for the compliment. Yes, many people have told me that I should see if a cat magazine would be interested in Sparky’s stories. Thank goodness there will be an accessible archive right here on the Word Wenches if I decide to tackle that project!

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  19. Jean, thank you for the compliment. Yes, many people have told me that I should see if a cat magazine would be interested in Sparky’s stories. Thank goodness there will be an accessible archive right here on the Word Wenches if I decide to tackle that project!

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  20. Jean, thank you for the compliment. Yes, many people have told me that I should see if a cat magazine would be interested in Sparky’s stories. Thank goodness there will be an accessible archive right here on the Word Wenches if I decide to tackle that project!

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  21. Oh, yes, HJ. You aren’t the first one to tell me Sparky has my number. (Can you say “spoiled rotten” boys and girls?) *g* A friend gave me two 4×8′ sheets of particleboard because she knows I like to build things. She’s right. I’m going to build a floor-to-ceiling cat tree/scratching post for Sparky (and Christopher) as soon as I can figure out how I want to design it.

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  22. Oh, yes, HJ. You aren’t the first one to tell me Sparky has my number. (Can you say “spoiled rotten” boys and girls?) *g* A friend gave me two 4×8′ sheets of particleboard because she knows I like to build things. She’s right. I’m going to build a floor-to-ceiling cat tree/scratching post for Sparky (and Christopher) as soon as I can figure out how I want to design it.

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  23. Oh, yes, HJ. You aren’t the first one to tell me Sparky has my number. (Can you say “spoiled rotten” boys and girls?) *g* A friend gave me two 4×8′ sheets of particleboard because she knows I like to build things. She’s right. I’m going to build a floor-to-ceiling cat tree/scratching post for Sparky (and Christopher) as soon as I can figure out how I want to design it.

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  24. Oh, yes, HJ. You aren’t the first one to tell me Sparky has my number. (Can you say “spoiled rotten” boys and girls?) *g* A friend gave me two 4×8′ sheets of particleboard because she knows I like to build things. She’s right. I’m going to build a floor-to-ceiling cat tree/scratching post for Sparky (and Christopher) as soon as I can figure out how I want to design it.

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  25. Oh, yes, HJ. You aren’t the first one to tell me Sparky has my number. (Can you say “spoiled rotten” boys and girls?) *g* A friend gave me two 4×8′ sheets of particleboard because she knows I like to build things. She’s right. I’m going to build a floor-to-ceiling cat tree/scratching post for Sparky (and Christopher) as soon as I can figure out how I want to design it.

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  26. Even locking the kitty door hasn’t slowed her down–she figured out that if you can’t use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open.
    Well? What did you expect? She’s got opposable thumbs after all…
    😉
    One of our two cats jumps from the second story balcony down to the first floor. I truly believe she’s eying the couch, but she hits the floor instead, every time. She’s also obese which could account for her inability to see over the edge well. But who knows.
    How about more info on Kyanne???

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  27. Even locking the kitty door hasn’t slowed her down–she figured out that if you can’t use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open.
    Well? What did you expect? She’s got opposable thumbs after all…
    😉
    One of our two cats jumps from the second story balcony down to the first floor. I truly believe she’s eying the couch, but she hits the floor instead, every time. She’s also obese which could account for her inability to see over the edge well. But who knows.
    How about more info on Kyanne???

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  28. Even locking the kitty door hasn’t slowed her down–she figured out that if you can’t use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open.
    Well? What did you expect? She’s got opposable thumbs after all…
    😉
    One of our two cats jumps from the second story balcony down to the first floor. I truly believe she’s eying the couch, but she hits the floor instead, every time. She’s also obese which could account for her inability to see over the edge well. But who knows.
    How about more info on Kyanne???

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  29. Even locking the kitty door hasn’t slowed her down–she figured out that if you can’t use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open.
    Well? What did you expect? She’s got opposable thumbs after all…
    😉
    One of our two cats jumps from the second story balcony down to the first floor. I truly believe she’s eying the couch, but she hits the floor instead, every time. She’s also obese which could account for her inability to see over the edge well. But who knows.
    How about more info on Kyanne???

    Reply
  30. Even locking the kitty door hasn’t slowed her down–she figured out that if you can’t use your head to push the door flap, you can hook your claws into the flap and pull it open.
    Well? What did you expect? She’s got opposable thumbs after all…
    😉
    One of our two cats jumps from the second story balcony down to the first floor. I truly believe she’s eying the couch, but she hits the floor instead, every time. She’s also obese which could account for her inability to see over the edge well. But who knows.
    How about more info on Kyanne???

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  31. Louisa, could Sparky and Miss Rebecca Marie be sisters under the skin? Like your kitty, Sparky also likes to dive-bomb the dogs. Thank goodnenss Shona, the Boxer, and my new rescue Doberman, Kyanne, are tolerant of Sparky’s shenanigans. In fact, Shona and Sparky have become such good friends that I often find Sparky curled up with Shona in Shona’s crate.
    And you had a Great Dane that could open the fridge? Oh, such goodies to be found while mom is away! I’m glad Sparky hasn’t figured that one out!

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  32. Louisa, could Sparky and Miss Rebecca Marie be sisters under the skin? Like your kitty, Sparky also likes to dive-bomb the dogs. Thank goodnenss Shona, the Boxer, and my new rescue Doberman, Kyanne, are tolerant of Sparky’s shenanigans. In fact, Shona and Sparky have become such good friends that I often find Sparky curled up with Shona in Shona’s crate.
    And you had a Great Dane that could open the fridge? Oh, such goodies to be found while mom is away! I’m glad Sparky hasn’t figured that one out!

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  33. Louisa, could Sparky and Miss Rebecca Marie be sisters under the skin? Like your kitty, Sparky also likes to dive-bomb the dogs. Thank goodnenss Shona, the Boxer, and my new rescue Doberman, Kyanne, are tolerant of Sparky’s shenanigans. In fact, Shona and Sparky have become such good friends that I often find Sparky curled up with Shona in Shona’s crate.
    And you had a Great Dane that could open the fridge? Oh, such goodies to be found while mom is away! I’m glad Sparky hasn’t figured that one out!

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  34. Louisa, could Sparky and Miss Rebecca Marie be sisters under the skin? Like your kitty, Sparky also likes to dive-bomb the dogs. Thank goodnenss Shona, the Boxer, and my new rescue Doberman, Kyanne, are tolerant of Sparky’s shenanigans. In fact, Shona and Sparky have become such good friends that I often find Sparky curled up with Shona in Shona’s crate.
    And you had a Great Dane that could open the fridge? Oh, such goodies to be found while mom is away! I’m glad Sparky hasn’t figured that one out!

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  35. Louisa, could Sparky and Miss Rebecca Marie be sisters under the skin? Like your kitty, Sparky also likes to dive-bomb the dogs. Thank goodnenss Shona, the Boxer, and my new rescue Doberman, Kyanne, are tolerant of Sparky’s shenanigans. In fact, Shona and Sparky have become such good friends that I often find Sparky curled up with Shona in Shona’s crate.
    And you had a Great Dane that could open the fridge? Oh, such goodies to be found while mom is away! I’m glad Sparky hasn’t figured that one out!

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  36. Theo, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Sparky does, eh? You can almost hear the gears turning in her head as she assesses a situation and then comes up with a solution. It was fascinating to see her in action as she figured out how to PULL the cat flap.
    Your chubby kitty must be quite limber to execute such a jump! *shudder*
    Re Kyanne–in August I lost my old Doberman, Nova, due to a congenital spinal problem. Sad days followed, but I recently adopted a lovely 2-year-old Doberman rescue that I named Kyanne. Bringing her home was a gamble because I had no idea how she was with cats, but she’s been a perfect angel–even with Sparky, who pesters her to death. *g*

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  37. Theo, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Sparky does, eh? You can almost hear the gears turning in her head as she assesses a situation and then comes up with a solution. It was fascinating to see her in action as she figured out how to PULL the cat flap.
    Your chubby kitty must be quite limber to execute such a jump! *shudder*
    Re Kyanne–in August I lost my old Doberman, Nova, due to a congenital spinal problem. Sad days followed, but I recently adopted a lovely 2-year-old Doberman rescue that I named Kyanne. Bringing her home was a gamble because I had no idea how she was with cats, but she’s been a perfect angel–even with Sparky, who pesters her to death. *g*

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  38. Theo, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Sparky does, eh? You can almost hear the gears turning in her head as she assesses a situation and then comes up with a solution. It was fascinating to see her in action as she figured out how to PULL the cat flap.
    Your chubby kitty must be quite limber to execute such a jump! *shudder*
    Re Kyanne–in August I lost my old Doberman, Nova, due to a congenital spinal problem. Sad days followed, but I recently adopted a lovely 2-year-old Doberman rescue that I named Kyanne. Bringing her home was a gamble because I had no idea how she was with cats, but she’s been a perfect angel–even with Sparky, who pesters her to death. *g*

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  39. Theo, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Sparky does, eh? You can almost hear the gears turning in her head as she assesses a situation and then comes up with a solution. It was fascinating to see her in action as she figured out how to PULL the cat flap.
    Your chubby kitty must be quite limber to execute such a jump! *shudder*
    Re Kyanne–in August I lost my old Doberman, Nova, due to a congenital spinal problem. Sad days followed, but I recently adopted a lovely 2-year-old Doberman rescue that I named Kyanne. Bringing her home was a gamble because I had no idea how she was with cats, but she’s been a perfect angel–even with Sparky, who pesters her to death. *g*

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  40. Theo, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by anything Sparky does, eh? You can almost hear the gears turning in her head as she assesses a situation and then comes up with a solution. It was fascinating to see her in action as she figured out how to PULL the cat flap.
    Your chubby kitty must be quite limber to execute such a jump! *shudder*
    Re Kyanne–in August I lost my old Doberman, Nova, due to a congenital spinal problem. Sad days followed, but I recently adopted a lovely 2-year-old Doberman rescue that I named Kyanne. Bringing her home was a gamble because I had no idea how she was with cats, but she’s been a perfect angel–even with Sparky, who pesters her to death. *g*

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  41. Great picture showcasing those thumbs. That primal cat need to be up high definitely generates grey hair on Mom’s head. Have I mentioned I’ve got snow-white hair?
    I have a loft 12′ high over bedroom with no railing along the edge in my rental. It’s a perfect cat gym and makes me wonder if original owner had cats. A wooden ladder with 2″ wide rungs provides a perfect racetrack access. A half-wall overlooking rest of house and windows below ceiling the length of house provides perfect world and viewing. Needless to say, it’s my two 1-year old cats favorite place to play, lurk, and sleep. As you can image, they love being at tree height and especially watching doves slide down a steep corrugated half roof. Who knew that doves like to play?
    Before you ask, I’ve lost count of the number of times the cats have slipped, slid, skidded, and rolled off that loft edge over their first year (bday Nov 28). Or scrabbled back from hanging off edge by front claws.
    Running full speed up ladder and around loft is part of their evening Nascar race track.
    Not to worry, they’re just fine and love every moment of the adventure. And I’ve almost adjusted to the bumps that happen in the night.

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  42. Great picture showcasing those thumbs. That primal cat need to be up high definitely generates grey hair on Mom’s head. Have I mentioned I’ve got snow-white hair?
    I have a loft 12′ high over bedroom with no railing along the edge in my rental. It’s a perfect cat gym and makes me wonder if original owner had cats. A wooden ladder with 2″ wide rungs provides a perfect racetrack access. A half-wall overlooking rest of house and windows below ceiling the length of house provides perfect world and viewing. Needless to say, it’s my two 1-year old cats favorite place to play, lurk, and sleep. As you can image, they love being at tree height and especially watching doves slide down a steep corrugated half roof. Who knew that doves like to play?
    Before you ask, I’ve lost count of the number of times the cats have slipped, slid, skidded, and rolled off that loft edge over their first year (bday Nov 28). Or scrabbled back from hanging off edge by front claws.
    Running full speed up ladder and around loft is part of their evening Nascar race track.
    Not to worry, they’re just fine and love every moment of the adventure. And I’ve almost adjusted to the bumps that happen in the night.

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  43. Great picture showcasing those thumbs. That primal cat need to be up high definitely generates grey hair on Mom’s head. Have I mentioned I’ve got snow-white hair?
    I have a loft 12′ high over bedroom with no railing along the edge in my rental. It’s a perfect cat gym and makes me wonder if original owner had cats. A wooden ladder with 2″ wide rungs provides a perfect racetrack access. A half-wall overlooking rest of house and windows below ceiling the length of house provides perfect world and viewing. Needless to say, it’s my two 1-year old cats favorite place to play, lurk, and sleep. As you can image, they love being at tree height and especially watching doves slide down a steep corrugated half roof. Who knew that doves like to play?
    Before you ask, I’ve lost count of the number of times the cats have slipped, slid, skidded, and rolled off that loft edge over their first year (bday Nov 28). Or scrabbled back from hanging off edge by front claws.
    Running full speed up ladder and around loft is part of their evening Nascar race track.
    Not to worry, they’re just fine and love every moment of the adventure. And I’ve almost adjusted to the bumps that happen in the night.

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  44. Great picture showcasing those thumbs. That primal cat need to be up high definitely generates grey hair on Mom’s head. Have I mentioned I’ve got snow-white hair?
    I have a loft 12′ high over bedroom with no railing along the edge in my rental. It’s a perfect cat gym and makes me wonder if original owner had cats. A wooden ladder with 2″ wide rungs provides a perfect racetrack access. A half-wall overlooking rest of house and windows below ceiling the length of house provides perfect world and viewing. Needless to say, it’s my two 1-year old cats favorite place to play, lurk, and sleep. As you can image, they love being at tree height and especially watching doves slide down a steep corrugated half roof. Who knew that doves like to play?
    Before you ask, I’ve lost count of the number of times the cats have slipped, slid, skidded, and rolled off that loft edge over their first year (bday Nov 28). Or scrabbled back from hanging off edge by front claws.
    Running full speed up ladder and around loft is part of their evening Nascar race track.
    Not to worry, they’re just fine and love every moment of the adventure. And I’ve almost adjusted to the bumps that happen in the night.

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  45. Great picture showcasing those thumbs. That primal cat need to be up high definitely generates grey hair on Mom’s head. Have I mentioned I’ve got snow-white hair?
    I have a loft 12′ high over bedroom with no railing along the edge in my rental. It’s a perfect cat gym and makes me wonder if original owner had cats. A wooden ladder with 2″ wide rungs provides a perfect racetrack access. A half-wall overlooking rest of house and windows below ceiling the length of house provides perfect world and viewing. Needless to say, it’s my two 1-year old cats favorite place to play, lurk, and sleep. As you can image, they love being at tree height and especially watching doves slide down a steep corrugated half roof. Who knew that doves like to play?
    Before you ask, I’ve lost count of the number of times the cats have slipped, slid, skidded, and rolled off that loft edge over their first year (bday Nov 28). Or scrabbled back from hanging off edge by front claws.
    Running full speed up ladder and around loft is part of their evening Nascar race track.
    Not to worry, they’re just fine and love every moment of the adventure. And I’ve almost adjusted to the bumps that happen in the night.

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  46. LOL re the snow white hair, MaeLou! Mine’s getting there, but I don’t know if it will ever be as pretty as yours.
    Re cats needing to be up high: I watch nature documentaries and noticed how certain big cats seek out an elevated place to survey the landscape and look for prey or predators. Leopards and Cheetahs come to mind. Cats of all sizes certainly do like high spots to survey their domain.

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  47. LOL re the snow white hair, MaeLou! Mine’s getting there, but I don’t know if it will ever be as pretty as yours.
    Re cats needing to be up high: I watch nature documentaries and noticed how certain big cats seek out an elevated place to survey the landscape and look for prey or predators. Leopards and Cheetahs come to mind. Cats of all sizes certainly do like high spots to survey their domain.

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  48. LOL re the snow white hair, MaeLou! Mine’s getting there, but I don’t know if it will ever be as pretty as yours.
    Re cats needing to be up high: I watch nature documentaries and noticed how certain big cats seek out an elevated place to survey the landscape and look for prey or predators. Leopards and Cheetahs come to mind. Cats of all sizes certainly do like high spots to survey their domain.

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  49. LOL re the snow white hair, MaeLou! Mine’s getting there, but I don’t know if it will ever be as pretty as yours.
    Re cats needing to be up high: I watch nature documentaries and noticed how certain big cats seek out an elevated place to survey the landscape and look for prey or predators. Leopards and Cheetahs come to mind. Cats of all sizes certainly do like high spots to survey their domain.

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  50. LOL re the snow white hair, MaeLou! Mine’s getting there, but I don’t know if it will ever be as pretty as yours.
    Re cats needing to be up high: I watch nature documentaries and noticed how certain big cats seek out an elevated place to survey the landscape and look for prey or predators. Leopards and Cheetahs come to mind. Cats of all sizes certainly do like high spots to survey their domain.

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  51. Ms. Holmes,
    When I clicked to *open!* this post I was trying to remember the last time I saw Sparky! I do know she’s had a MAJOR growth spurt since I saw her last! Wow. She’s truly come into her own ‘fur’!! 🙂
    I showed this post to my Mum who agreed with me on Sparky’s dexterity and ability to circumvent all logic! She’s quite the cat!! Love the updates! Thankful you are keeping them going!! Always a happy day to see Sparky!
    She even made it to my TW feed!!
    *big hugs*

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  52. Ms. Holmes,
    When I clicked to *open!* this post I was trying to remember the last time I saw Sparky! I do know she’s had a MAJOR growth spurt since I saw her last! Wow. She’s truly come into her own ‘fur’!! 🙂
    I showed this post to my Mum who agreed with me on Sparky’s dexterity and ability to circumvent all logic! She’s quite the cat!! Love the updates! Thankful you are keeping them going!! Always a happy day to see Sparky!
    She even made it to my TW feed!!
    *big hugs*

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  53. Ms. Holmes,
    When I clicked to *open!* this post I was trying to remember the last time I saw Sparky! I do know she’s had a MAJOR growth spurt since I saw her last! Wow. She’s truly come into her own ‘fur’!! 🙂
    I showed this post to my Mum who agreed with me on Sparky’s dexterity and ability to circumvent all logic! She’s quite the cat!! Love the updates! Thankful you are keeping them going!! Always a happy day to see Sparky!
    She even made it to my TW feed!!
    *big hugs*

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  54. Ms. Holmes,
    When I clicked to *open!* this post I was trying to remember the last time I saw Sparky! I do know she’s had a MAJOR growth spurt since I saw her last! Wow. She’s truly come into her own ‘fur’!! 🙂
    I showed this post to my Mum who agreed with me on Sparky’s dexterity and ability to circumvent all logic! She’s quite the cat!! Love the updates! Thankful you are keeping them going!! Always a happy day to see Sparky!
    She even made it to my TW feed!!
    *big hugs*

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  55. Ms. Holmes,
    When I clicked to *open!* this post I was trying to remember the last time I saw Sparky! I do know she’s had a MAJOR growth spurt since I saw her last! Wow. She’s truly come into her own ‘fur’!! 🙂
    I showed this post to my Mum who agreed with me on Sparky’s dexterity and ability to circumvent all logic! She’s quite the cat!! Love the updates! Thankful you are keeping them going!! Always a happy day to see Sparky!
    She even made it to my TW feed!!
    *big hugs*

    Reply
  56. Ms. Holmes,
    Can you give a note to Ms. Bourne for me!? I’ve made a gross error on Twitter! I had it in mind to ‘link’ to both of you, but somehow in the excitement of being on Twitter I have properly confused the two of you! 🙁 Therefore, in hindsight if I was tweeting in regards to you &/or the Wenches in general I had sent the tweet copied over to Ms. Bourne! When in fact I had meant to send it over to you! 🙁
    I have just now realised this mistake!!!
    I hope you both can accept my apology! 🙁

    Reply
  57. Ms. Holmes,
    Can you give a note to Ms. Bourne for me!? I’ve made a gross error on Twitter! I had it in mind to ‘link’ to both of you, but somehow in the excitement of being on Twitter I have properly confused the two of you! 🙁 Therefore, in hindsight if I was tweeting in regards to you &/or the Wenches in general I had sent the tweet copied over to Ms. Bourne! When in fact I had meant to send it over to you! 🙁
    I have just now realised this mistake!!!
    I hope you both can accept my apology! 🙁

    Reply
  58. Ms. Holmes,
    Can you give a note to Ms. Bourne for me!? I’ve made a gross error on Twitter! I had it in mind to ‘link’ to both of you, but somehow in the excitement of being on Twitter I have properly confused the two of you! 🙁 Therefore, in hindsight if I was tweeting in regards to you &/or the Wenches in general I had sent the tweet copied over to Ms. Bourne! When in fact I had meant to send it over to you! 🙁
    I have just now realised this mistake!!!
    I hope you both can accept my apology! 🙁

    Reply
  59. Ms. Holmes,
    Can you give a note to Ms. Bourne for me!? I’ve made a gross error on Twitter! I had it in mind to ‘link’ to both of you, but somehow in the excitement of being on Twitter I have properly confused the two of you! 🙁 Therefore, in hindsight if I was tweeting in regards to you &/or the Wenches in general I had sent the tweet copied over to Ms. Bourne! When in fact I had meant to send it over to you! 🙁
    I have just now realised this mistake!!!
    I hope you both can accept my apology! 🙁

    Reply
  60. Ms. Holmes,
    Can you give a note to Ms. Bourne for me!? I’ve made a gross error on Twitter! I had it in mind to ‘link’ to both of you, but somehow in the excitement of being on Twitter I have properly confused the two of you! 🙁 Therefore, in hindsight if I was tweeting in regards to you &/or the Wenches in general I had sent the tweet copied over to Ms. Bourne! When in fact I had meant to send it over to you! 🙁
    I have just now realised this mistake!!!
    I hope you both can accept my apology! 🙁

    Reply
  61. Janice, you hit the nail on the head: Sparky is indeed a nonstop source of joy! She’s better than television.
    Those opposable thumbs tend to get her into trouble, though. For instance, she zooms across her 12′ high beam as if she had . . . well, opposable thumbs!

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  62. Janice, you hit the nail on the head: Sparky is indeed a nonstop source of joy! She’s better than television.
    Those opposable thumbs tend to get her into trouble, though. For instance, she zooms across her 12′ high beam as if she had . . . well, opposable thumbs!

    Reply
  63. Janice, you hit the nail on the head: Sparky is indeed a nonstop source of joy! She’s better than television.
    Those opposable thumbs tend to get her into trouble, though. For instance, she zooms across her 12′ high beam as if she had . . . well, opposable thumbs!

    Reply
  64. Janice, you hit the nail on the head: Sparky is indeed a nonstop source of joy! She’s better than television.
    Those opposable thumbs tend to get her into trouble, though. For instance, she zooms across her 12′ high beam as if she had . . . well, opposable thumbs!

    Reply
  65. Janice, you hit the nail on the head: Sparky is indeed a nonstop source of joy! She’s better than television.
    Those opposable thumbs tend to get her into trouble, though. For instance, she zooms across her 12′ high beam as if she had . . . well, opposable thumbs!

    Reply
  66. Oh Good Heavens. I’m so sorry you are worried about this.
    The universe of blogging and Twittering and Facebooking is still a great mystery to me. I probably just assumed you were doing it right and was glad to hear from you. *g*

    Reply
  67. Oh Good Heavens. I’m so sorry you are worried about this.
    The universe of blogging and Twittering and Facebooking is still a great mystery to me. I probably just assumed you were doing it right and was glad to hear from you. *g*

    Reply
  68. Oh Good Heavens. I’m so sorry you are worried about this.
    The universe of blogging and Twittering and Facebooking is still a great mystery to me. I probably just assumed you were doing it right and was glad to hear from you. *g*

    Reply
  69. Oh Good Heavens. I’m so sorry you are worried about this.
    The universe of blogging and Twittering and Facebooking is still a great mystery to me. I probably just assumed you were doing it right and was glad to hear from you. *g*

    Reply
  70. Oh Good Heavens. I’m so sorry you are worried about this.
    The universe of blogging and Twittering and Facebooking is still a great mystery to me. I probably just assumed you were doing it right and was glad to hear from you. *g*

    Reply
  71. Hallo again, Ms. Holmes,
    I had forgotten to say it was “Jorie” as I forgot my Twitter handle shortened “Jorie to J”! Oh, I love your posts! I would have been back far sooner but between September to Now its been a bit stressful! 🙁 I’m back now! 🙂
    Sparky’s antics remind Mum & I of our darlings as well, including of Data who passed earlier this year as you know. I started to miss him a bit more than I thought I might as the holiday season on tv began. Seeing Sparky today curb the sadness and brought back the joy of having my heart lurch in my throat instead! 🙂 Cats get into the kind of mischief that makes me wonder how any of us have any nerves left at all! 🙁
    Thanks for passing on the note, I felt I should apologise but felt better dropping back and seeing that my error was not as bad as I thought! Thank you!

    Reply
  72. Hallo again, Ms. Holmes,
    I had forgotten to say it was “Jorie” as I forgot my Twitter handle shortened “Jorie to J”! Oh, I love your posts! I would have been back far sooner but between September to Now its been a bit stressful! 🙁 I’m back now! 🙂
    Sparky’s antics remind Mum & I of our darlings as well, including of Data who passed earlier this year as you know. I started to miss him a bit more than I thought I might as the holiday season on tv began. Seeing Sparky today curb the sadness and brought back the joy of having my heart lurch in my throat instead! 🙂 Cats get into the kind of mischief that makes me wonder how any of us have any nerves left at all! 🙁
    Thanks for passing on the note, I felt I should apologise but felt better dropping back and seeing that my error was not as bad as I thought! Thank you!

    Reply
  73. Hallo again, Ms. Holmes,
    I had forgotten to say it was “Jorie” as I forgot my Twitter handle shortened “Jorie to J”! Oh, I love your posts! I would have been back far sooner but between September to Now its been a bit stressful! 🙁 I’m back now! 🙂
    Sparky’s antics remind Mum & I of our darlings as well, including of Data who passed earlier this year as you know. I started to miss him a bit more than I thought I might as the holiday season on tv began. Seeing Sparky today curb the sadness and brought back the joy of having my heart lurch in my throat instead! 🙂 Cats get into the kind of mischief that makes me wonder how any of us have any nerves left at all! 🙁
    Thanks for passing on the note, I felt I should apologise but felt better dropping back and seeing that my error was not as bad as I thought! Thank you!

    Reply
  74. Hallo again, Ms. Holmes,
    I had forgotten to say it was “Jorie” as I forgot my Twitter handle shortened “Jorie to J”! Oh, I love your posts! I would have been back far sooner but between September to Now its been a bit stressful! 🙁 I’m back now! 🙂
    Sparky’s antics remind Mum & I of our darlings as well, including of Data who passed earlier this year as you know. I started to miss him a bit more than I thought I might as the holiday season on tv began. Seeing Sparky today curb the sadness and brought back the joy of having my heart lurch in my throat instead! 🙂 Cats get into the kind of mischief that makes me wonder how any of us have any nerves left at all! 🙁
    Thanks for passing on the note, I felt I should apologise but felt better dropping back and seeing that my error was not as bad as I thought! Thank you!

    Reply
  75. Hallo again, Ms. Holmes,
    I had forgotten to say it was “Jorie” as I forgot my Twitter handle shortened “Jorie to J”! Oh, I love your posts! I would have been back far sooner but between September to Now its been a bit stressful! 🙁 I’m back now! 🙂
    Sparky’s antics remind Mum & I of our darlings as well, including of Data who passed earlier this year as you know. I started to miss him a bit more than I thought I might as the holiday season on tv began. Seeing Sparky today curb the sadness and brought back the joy of having my heart lurch in my throat instead! 🙂 Cats get into the kind of mischief that makes me wonder how any of us have any nerves left at all! 🙁
    Thanks for passing on the note, I felt I should apologise but felt better dropping back and seeing that my error was not as bad as I thought! Thank you!

    Reply
  76. Hallo Ms. Bourne,
    Yes, I had actually because I appreciate you guys so much I didn’t want you to think I was contacting you out of turn! 🙁 However, if your okay with what I was doing I’d be keen to keep you in the loop because I liked being able to share Wenchylove! That was why I was @’ing you on Twitter in the first place! 🙂
    You made me feel a heap better tonight!
    *hugs!*
    Jorie

    Reply
  77. Hallo Ms. Bourne,
    Yes, I had actually because I appreciate you guys so much I didn’t want you to think I was contacting you out of turn! 🙁 However, if your okay with what I was doing I’d be keen to keep you in the loop because I liked being able to share Wenchylove! That was why I was @’ing you on Twitter in the first place! 🙂
    You made me feel a heap better tonight!
    *hugs!*
    Jorie

    Reply
  78. Hallo Ms. Bourne,
    Yes, I had actually because I appreciate you guys so much I didn’t want you to think I was contacting you out of turn! 🙁 However, if your okay with what I was doing I’d be keen to keep you in the loop because I liked being able to share Wenchylove! That was why I was @’ing you on Twitter in the first place! 🙂
    You made me feel a heap better tonight!
    *hugs!*
    Jorie

    Reply
  79. Hallo Ms. Bourne,
    Yes, I had actually because I appreciate you guys so much I didn’t want you to think I was contacting you out of turn! 🙁 However, if your okay with what I was doing I’d be keen to keep you in the loop because I liked being able to share Wenchylove! That was why I was @’ing you on Twitter in the first place! 🙂
    You made me feel a heap better tonight!
    *hugs!*
    Jorie

    Reply
  80. Hallo Ms. Bourne,
    Yes, I had actually because I appreciate you guys so much I didn’t want you to think I was contacting you out of turn! 🙁 However, if your okay with what I was doing I’d be keen to keep you in the loop because I liked being able to share Wenchylove! That was why I was @’ing you on Twitter in the first place! 🙂
    You made me feel a heap better tonight!
    *hugs!*
    Jorie

    Reply

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