Saturday, June 20, 2009

Stone made Flesh

Meow. Meow. Meow. Come quick!

I strolled over to see what the fuss was about. I peered through the screen. Nothing in the trees. No bears in the yard. No bird in the bushes. I shrugged and went back to making chicken Tikka Masala.

Oscar was insistent. Meow. Meow. Meow. Ever since the waterheater sprang a leak and the cats came to get me; I pay attention if they continue to carry on.

Meow. Meow. Meow. I washed my hands. "Ok. Ok."

I walked back over to the door. "What?" I looked through the screen. I didn't see anything but when I opened the door, something moved. I just caught the motion out of the corner of my eye. I stood on the side porch trying to figure out what I had seen. When one of the gray rocks moved and it was stone made flesh.

He sure is cute until he starts to eat everything in sight. I came back in, picked up the cat, kissed the top of his head in thanks and walked to the notepad on the fridge to write FOX URINE on the shopping list.

6 comments:

dAwN said...

HEE hee..Good one! I like that Stone made flesh! He sure does look like stone come alive!
Good thing you have kittie alarms..

Wren said...

They like dandelions - plant a crop and maybe they'll leave all else alone.

Of course, there's still that digging next to the foundation habit. Where does one buy fox urine?

deejbrown said...

I have also learned to pay attention to kitty alarms, in body language as much as vocal communication. They are almost like intuition in the flesh.

Kate said...

Wow; great story. Glad you could capture a picture and you are so right; he's a moving rock with fur, very well camouflaged.

Bevson said...

I use something called CHASE. It is produced locally and sold at the nursery in Town Center. I have also used LegUp (coyote, not fox) that I got on the web. Both are wonderful deterrents. The critters move house within a week or so.

Kolibri Expeditions said...

Cute, Bev. Funny you have a cat as "watch-dog" against intruders...