acrylic on 6' x 6" panel
Here she is as promised - the final of my cat, Catch.
As was stated in a prior post when she was a work-in-progress, she has a very sweet face, but a very "butterball" body. As my daughter wrote, and I quote, "You forgot to mention that Catch is as wide as she is long and that she has the teensiest feet so when she walks she looks like a tubby ballerina. In a cat sort of way."
The time that I let her in at 2:00 a.m. was not the only time I have had to deal with mice she "plays" with. Because we live in the country, on occasion a mouse might get in the house. One night when my husband was working late, Catch came up the stairs and into my bedroom where I was putting away laundry. She meowed at me rather strangely, and when I turned around, she had a half dead mouse on the floor, and was batting at it. I think I yelled, and I know I ran to find something to get the mouse with.
But I didn't want to just put on gloves - what if it bit through the glove? I grabbed a broom, and ran back into the bedroom. The mouse had revived by this time and it ran into our closet with Catch and me hot on its trail. From there it ran into the hallway, and under the bifold doors into the linen closet. I was so scared to open those doors, but I did, and there it was in the corner, terrified and hiding. Catch wouldn't go in to get it, and I knew she wouldn't kill it anyway, so I ended up beating it with the broom and apologizing to it for having to hurt it (kill it). It got scooped up and carried out into the cold on a dustbin, then tossed into the woods behind our house. If only Catch was a regular normal cat, I wouldn't have to endure these kinds of adventures!
If you have had adventures with your creatures, please tell me about them. I would love to share a laugh or two with you!