It's been a couple of weeks since the resident cat appeared in her own blog. Today, we remedy that.
It's true. She's been gazing out the windows, chattering at the birds, picking fights. There is one bird in town, though, that Maddie wants no part of...
This is a red shouldered hawk. Lives with it's mate and young over by my parent's house about 5 miles aaway. Pugnacious looking beast, isn't it? Is it just me, or do these guys always look like they're in a foul mood. Perhaps it's the lack of feline in their diet. Anyways, Maddie's grateful that it hasn't come soaring around here.
Pshaw! I could take 'im. Easy. Hey, look, I'm gonna go around and make sure the windows are shut, okay? Why don't you make sure the roof is solid. When I'm done, I'm just gonna nap under the table or the papa-san. Just in case. Can't be too careful. If he came swooping in here, I might have to hurt 'im.
Maddie's probably not gonna be hurting anything anytime soon. We think one of her knees is getting a bit arthritic. She's sitting with her right back foot more forward that usual. She's walking fine. And running and jumping and scratching fine, but sitting oddly. Another topic for the senior kitty visit next month. Anyway, we'll keep Maddie safe from marauding avians, large and small.