Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Mysterious Neighborhood Cat



Have you ever met the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat? We haven’t either. But we’ve been getting visits from him for years.

Window blinds bent and askew? Must have been the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat, because surely none of the resident cats would do that, right?

Carpet pulled up at the bedroom door? Scratches on the table leg? Abbey, Natasha, and Connor shake their heads. They, too, believe the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat has paid another visit.

And you caught Abbey allegedly scratching on that table leg? She was just trying to repair the damage wrought by the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat.

The Mysterious Neighborhood Cat can slip in and out of the house without being seen. And while he’s in the house, he creates a lot of mischief, apparently thinking that we will blame our cats. 

We don’t know what the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat looks like. Some of our cats over the years have caught glimpses. Fluffy tail. Maybe gray. Maybe black. Could be orange. Maybe more of a yellow. We call the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat a boy, but he could be a girl. 

Maybe one day we will catch him in the house. Then we’ll find out why he does what he does.

Has the Mysterious Neighborhood Cat visited you?

13 comments:

  1. Carpet pulled up at the bedroom door...this definitely happens at our house. But it's not the mysterious neighborhood cat. It's our resident brat, Sophie!

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  2. Yep, The Mysterious Neighborhood Cat yakked up a hairball in the parlor last night, at our house! How the heck does that cat get inside?

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  3. guyz...de naybor cat iz ALL WAYZ in de houz oh trout....once him even getted frum toona'z place ta cuzin boom & daiz' just that kinda quik sew him haz lurned ta DRIVE we guezz ~ :) ♥♥♥☺☺☺

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  4. That is scary, I am glad your Mom doesn't blame you for all the damages.

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  5. He's been here...we call him "Not Me." ;)

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  6. Oooooh, we don't have a Mysterious Neighbor Cat, but we do have Someone. Someone seems to do a lot of things around here that sound REALLY fun to me ... but you didn't hear me say that.
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  7. Luckily I've remained unscarred

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  8. HAHAHA! Yes, "The Mysterious Neighborhood Cat" has certainly visited our home :)

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  9. Oh yes, definitely, Not Me is a regular visitor here.

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  10. No mysterious cats have visited me just bushy tailed tree rodents and I give the the back of disrespect.
    However, I'm told a neighbor cat once visited here when Milky-way was alive and OMCs he was UN HAPPY...he actually flung himself against the back door. My peeps had planned to get blinds for that window anyway but they stepped up the process and ordered the kind of blinds that are attached at the bottom. The cat quit coming or moved on...finally!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  11. YES! I have one who have played the xylophone on my mini blinds to their chagrin (blinds...not mysterious neighborhood cat!) and who tore up the carpet at the hallway door. No good description has been forthcoming!

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  12. You all have this problem, too?!? Why must those pesky Mysterious Neighborhood Cats come in and wreak such havoc?

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