Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Mischief: Skeeter is Stalking Something

Our cat, Skeeter, is the one causing mischief.  Though I have no idea what she is watching (stalking), there's bound to be some trouble ahead for a rabbit, bird or whatever she has her eye on!

Skeeter is sitting on the cross member of a gate that leads into a pasture, just next to the creek and pond.  

Eight foot in the air, she's being pretty bold.
 

We don't know how old she is, since Skeeter came to us as a stray, feral cat.  However, we know she was an adult when she arrived 9 years ago.  The past year she's slowed down considerably.  Other than a bit of vole hunting with Rudy and Rosie, we've not seen her stalk or catch anything for some time.


We haven't seen her climb the wisteria that covers our deck (where she used to lay to scout birds) this year.
  

The red circle in the photo above shows where Skeeter is laying on the arbor, concealed in the wisteria.  A prime place for bird watching.  Can you see her little nose sticking through?


 So, although she's certainly up to mischief, we're glad to see it!

Thank you to Snoopy’s Dog Blog, Alfie’s Blog, and My Brown Newfies for hosting Monday Mischief! 

28 comments:

  1. Good job Skeeter, keeping the yard safe!

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    1. Nothing like a little cat patrol! LOL

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  2. I do see her little nose peeking out of the arbor! So cute! Glad to hear that she back to some mischief and I hope she gets what she is stalking!

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    1. It's been a very long time since we've seen Skeeter actually catch anything... but, who knows, she might have gotten lucky!

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  3. Sweet! I love the picture of her peeking through the lattice!

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    1. Thanks! Usually when she's up there we can't see her. Only hear her :-)

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  4. She's very cute! Might have been a big monster she was stalking! :)

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    1. You never know! The mama deer like to stash their babies nearby.

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  5. Skeeter is a real beauty. It's always good to see old kitties up to no good. :)

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  6. She is about the same age as our cat who wondered in from the streets. She has slowed down too, but I think because she has reduced the edible population in the area. (I don't mean she ever actually ate them. They were more like toys)

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    1. LOL. Skeeter used to be quite the hunter of birds and voles, but that was awhile back. Our vet thinks she's probably somewhere between 12-15 years old now.

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  7. It's always good to see older pets still have some mischief in them! Love the photo of her hiding in the wisteria. Clever kitty!

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    1. She used to spend whole mornings up there. We'd hear her scrambling up the wisteria - hmm, what do you call them? trunks? - and then could watch the leaves to follow her progress up there. Of course, she didn't fool the birds :-)

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  8. Oh she is a sweetheart! Bet she possesses the wisdom of the ages!! She was DEFINITELY after SOMETHING!

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    1. She is... and actually, it could be a frog!

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  9. Now that spot camoflauged in the wisteria is perfect!!! Glad she is feeling a bit spry and very glad that cats are really good at landing on all four paws (for when she comes down from that high spot on the gate).

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    1. Skeeter is VERY good at climbing - both up and down! I suspect she perfected her moves back when she was feral.

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  10. Love that little nose poking through the lattice...I think, as our pets get older, watching them at some mischief does the heart good

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  11. Way to show them you still have some mojo Skeeter. My cat used to love laying on the fence and stalking stuff in the field.

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    1. I was just so glad to see Skeeter still has some of that mojo!

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  12. Looks like kitty is busy hunting! My cat Thomas used to be like that until he disappeared one night.

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    1. :-( Oh dear. I've always feared Skeeter would get snatched by the food chain... but she is a smartie.

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  13. I see her nose! :) what a lovely girl. Glad you got to see her out and about.

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    1. Somewhere I have a photo of one leg dangling down - LOL - but I couldn't find it!

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  14. Adorable skeeter, always busy.

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  15. Oh, I just love that photo of his nose sticking through the wisteria. A crafty hunter!

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