Friday 4 October 2019

Little Kitten in Autumn Garden Flashback

Mum was looking through some old photos of me and saw the one below from 2011.

She used to take me out for a walk around our back garden. That didn't last long because one day I managed to escape the harness as
 I wanted to chase after this intruder cat. This was back at our old house in London. Infuriated by that stupid tom, I took out all my frustrations on Mum as she tried to pick me up and unfortunately, I scratched her arms. This really shocked Mum and made her cry. 

Luckily, even with her bleeding arms, she managed to grab me before I'd jumped over the fence. Once we were indoors I'm pleased to report that Mum was OK - her cuts weren't that deep so she didn't need medical attention - but the tears were streaming down her face due to the shock of how close she was to losing me. Because I'm an indoor cat, she thought I might not want to come home once I got the taste for outdoors. Did she not realize that I needed her just as much as she needed me?

I think Mum and I got closer than ever after that incident, but what makes me really mad is that the inane cat really thought he'd won because he continued to harass me from that day onwards. He would pass by the patio door to annoy me while I was behind it enjoying Birdie TV. He would stick his ugly face in front of me. Idiot!

I'm glad we finally left the nasty bully when we moved to Essex last year. But it took a while and so I had to endure many years of harassment from the idiot :(

The quality of this photo is not so great but the autumn colours look pawmazing.

tabby kitten with harness
Athena in the autumn of 2011

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1. October is the perfect month for __________________.
2. The most recent purchase I made online was __________________.
3. If I turned invisible for a day, _________.
4.  _________ has gotten me in trouble in the past.

1. October is the perfect month to enjoy my favourite season - autumn!

2. The most recent purchase I made online was Andrew Ridgley's memoir Wham! George & Me. 
3. If I turned invisible for a day, I would go for a long walk through the local woods on my own. 

4.  My short-temper has gotten me in trouble in the past. Not real trouble - I'm not a violent person and I'm certainly not violent towards others when I lose it - but I've said things I shouldn't have said to people I care about. 

1. October is the perfect month for extra snuggles with Mum in bed. I need to warm my furs after all!

2. The most recent purchase I made online was nothing! Mum does it all for me.
3. If I turned invisible for a day I would really freak Mum out as she wouldn't be able to find me. As a cat, I have been known to disappear around the house often, thus causing Mum to race around the house calling my name, panic in her voice, only for me to suddenly appear behind her.

4. Nothing has gotten me in trouble in the past. Not that I know of!

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Brian's Home Blog said...

You were sure a cute wee one and I'm sure that scared you both.

The Florida Furkids said...

We're glad your Mom got you safely inside!!! Mom says she sometimes thinks we make ourselves invisible when she is looking for us.

The Florida Furkids

Rhonda - The Kitty Cat Enthusiast said...

Mustn't run away from mum! But I'm glad mum's injuries weren't too bad and that you got away from that bully.
But you were such a little cutie! And you still are a cuties :)

Sandee said...

I know that fright of losing your baby for a bit. I was lucky because he eventually came home, but I was a mess while he was out looking for girl kitties. I'm glad that experience made you and the mom closer.

Love both your fill-ins.

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Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend. ♥

Eastside Cats said...

Yes, Athena, we believe that all cats know who to turn invisible!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

You were a sweet little kitty. I am glad your mum caught you before you ran off.

pilch92 said...

Very cute photo of Athena. Thank you both for these great fill-in answers. I am sure you have never been in trouble, your Mum loves you too much to get mad at you. I bet you would have fun being invisible. And Marie, autumn is my favorite season too. Have a nice weekend. XO

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catladymac said...

You were always a brave kitty, Athena !

Summer said...

The one time I got out of my harness was years ago, in my front yard because a big noise startled me. I did the most logical thing once I realized I was free - I ran to the front door to go back inside! I guess even back then, I was a very good kitty.

Cathy Keisha said...

Athena, you need to try taking your mum's plastic and doing some shopping. It's fun. It's almost as much fun as turning invisible.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Athena, this is such a beautiful, autumnal image of you! I'm sorry about that naughty cat in your old neighborhood, though. How rude of him! Your fill-ins are purrfect! We definitely agree that October is such a wonderful month to enjoy autumn weather and kitty cuddles. Purrs!