October 2, 2012

Ginger Man

Oh noes....but oh yes.  HE showed up again today.  I asked mom to open the front door way early.  It was like 0830 and usually she won't that early as it is asking for trouble due to wandering felines.  WHY did she open it knowing full well there might be be trouble, no one knows.  But open it she did and I saw....Ginger Cat!

Mom heard me starting to get agitated so she leapt into the entryway and saw me puffed three times my normal size and starting to hiss and growl.  Somehow she got the door shut without having to spray me with water to do it.  I growled, ran from window to window, hissed and growled some more, stayed puffed. Mom went into the computer room for a bit.  When she emerged she asked me of I wanted a treat?  I allowed that I would, so I had some treats in the kitchen and after that she actually tempted me into my play area  with more treats as I was calmer (but not decompressed)   She gave me some more treats and then, full of good stuff and calmer, I decided I would just lay in the window waiting for him to dare show up again.  Mom told me he took off at a run as soon as I started fighting instead of staying this time.   So, I did far better than the first time.

Here I am practicing yoga last night.  I may need to do that again tonight to relax after getting all agitated earlier.




37 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

Mum says oh dear because that is just what I do when a cat comesin my yard and that is not good to get so agitated. You have your treats and keep calm sweety.. Hugs GJ xx

GreatGranny said...

Sweetheart, you sure had some excitement this morning. It musta been fun chasing Ginger Man off.
I see some tummy in all that pretty floof.
xoxo Kassey

Selina said...

My poor furriend ... I'd swat him for ya if I was there & tell him to go annoy someone else.

Unless you're strangely attracted to him ... I really think that's what's driving Sasha & Peppers here at my house. She hisses at him but she's really crazy about him ... MOL

PURRS!
Selina

Selina said...

My poor furriend ... I'd swat him for ya if I was there & tell him to go annoy someone else.

Unless you're strangely attracted to him ... I really think that's what's driving Sasha & Peppers here at my house. She hisses at him but she's really crazy about him ... MOL

PURRS!
Selina

Cathy Keisha said...

Tell your Mom to get a picture of you all puffed up. I know its not funny. I hope you taught Ginger cat a lesson.

BostonBoy said...

You are fearsome and lovely at the same time.

Katnip Lounge said...

THREE times your size? Katie, no wonder Ginger Cat ran off! Rupert is baking you a special catnip cake to help you r-e-l-a-x....

CATachresis said...

….. and breeeaaathe! Katie you sure told him what for!! Now take five, ok!! xox

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Its good that he is learnin ta RUN as soon as you yell at him. Mebbe he will learn ta just stay OUT of YOUR yard!

Sweet Purrfections said...

We don't know how we'd react because we haven't had any cats to come into our yard yet.

ABBY said...

You tell him Miss Katie.
It's YOUR house.

purrs
>^,,^<
✿•*¨`*•. ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥✿•*¨`*•.

Marg said...

Your Mom is so very smart Katie. She defused that situation very nicely. Glad that boy ran when he heard you being very bossy which is the thing to do. Hope you have a great evening.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

I think that ginger cat is learning not to mess with you, Katie! Maybe your human can combine the calming and treats by getting you some "calming treats" (my human has seen them at the pet store) in case this happens again. Although hopefully it won't.

Brian said...

You are a silly one pretty Katie. Those ginger kitties are some of the friendliest ever. Just give him a howdy next time MOL!

Eric and Flynn said...

You are very ferocious to introoders Katie. We are the same. A few weeks ago an introoder managed to get over our purrison fence. (The horizontal timber is on the outside so we can't use it to escape, but the introoder used it to get in.)Mum heard lots of yowling and screaming and ran in the garden with her torch and we had the introoder backed into a corner. She yelled at us to get indoors and he leapt from standing right to the top of our 8 feet high fence. We don't want him in our garden, but we think that was a gold medal performance for the high jump.

Mariodacat said...

YAY Katie - M and I are so proud of you and your mom on how you handled the situation. Now since you showed him who was boss at your house, hoopefully he won't be back again - ever!

Mariodacat said...

ha ha - I forgot to tell you, we're laughing at your photo. What a yoga position. Just don't throw your back out of place or you'll be in a brace like M.

Beth said...

You were very brave Miss Katie. I am proud of you! xx

Random Felines said...

we are impressed with your yoga manuevers......and your protection of your castle!!

Pattyskypants said...

I'm wondering if the kitteh would actually come in if you opened the door. Maybe he's nice? Maybe he has a secret stash of 'nip somewhere? I mean, what do you know about him?

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Oh dear! You had an adventure today for sure. Love you! Come and visit us soon xoxo

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Oh dear! You had an adventure today for sure. Love you! Come and visit us soon xoxo

Sherlock, Ash and Traveler said...

Oh dear! You had an adventure today for sure. Love you! Come and visit us soon xoxo

Father Tom said...

Katie, you and the ginger man..lol.

You are just so cute, getting all puffed up and agitated and then forgetting all threats, you kick back and lounge.

Hugs,
Tom

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Oh, I see you are in the Upside Down Bear Dipping His Claw in Stream pose. Very nicely done!

Also, great job on giving that ol' Ginger the what for! He prolly thinks there's an angry 30-pound cat in your house, ha ha meow! Maybe you skeered him off, darling! See you later ;-)

The Cat From Hell said...

This Morning Kozmo tooked off across the street after the Tortie that lives there, they played chase fo almost a hour before Mommy gots jim inside, bithe him and her was puffed huge!
Me thoughts it was fun to watch
Kisses
Nellie

Andrea and the Celestial Kitties said...

Aw poor Katie dear! Well, you scared him away, so good girl! Now you just need to not get so fussed up when he leaves!

Oui Oui said...

Katie, you are so fierce! But I guess someone needs to protect your mom, huh?

meowmeowmans said...

Wow! It sounds like you scared that Ginger Man right off. Way to protect your Mommy, Katie!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

When any of our neighbour cats come too close to our run, #1 says I scream like a banshee and can be heard a mile away... It's the only way to go!

Purrs,
Tama-Chan

The J-Cats said...

Katie, my Human thinks that Ginger Cat is really sweet on you, only he won't admit it. That's why he keeps coming back, even though you've made it plain you aren't interested.
Purr-haps you should change tactics. Show him he hasn't got a chance because you are My Girl...

Simba said...

We would also love to see a picture of you all puffed up to scare the ginger kitty away. But it seems his visits are random and not so frequent. Hope he stays away for a while again.

Keisha said...

U are a good sekoority guard, just like me! :)

Anonymous said...

Poor Katie! Well, just so you know, not all ginger guys are such a pain in the neck....I'm a very well behaved ginger and wouldn't stalk you like YOUR ginger visitor does - I promise!!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

Old Kitty said...

Amazing Katie Isabella!! You are a fierce warrior! Well done you for staying strong yet calm!! More treats is good too!Yay! take care
x

SailorEdgar said...

I'm glad the Ginger Cat left so quickly. It's unfortunate that you get so agitated.

Speaking of visitors, we actually had a brand new visitor to our patio and the Cat Memorial Watering Pan. He or she was all black (as far as we could see) and rather large, with very pretty green eyes. The kitty was not hostile, and fortunately, Gracie did not get really upset. She went to the door and watched the new kitty very carefully, but Gracie did not growl or hiss. We are sure the new kitty is not a stray or feral because he or she looks like someone takes care of him/her.

Texas, a Cat in New York said...

This yoga position should be able to relax you a lot.
Purrs