I was sitting in my downstairs bedroom on my bed as usual surfing away on my computer and trying to find a suitable outfit for my latest acquisition of a bearington collectable rabbit that had become parted from her clothes when I overheard a conversation taking place on the footpath just 10 feet from my open window.
I should first explain that as many of you know I have several cats in the house and Tizzy is my matriarch girl who never leaves my side and sits with me for hours on end on my bed and is a great source of comfort for me. Her daughter is Baby Moo so called because she never left her mother cat and still behaves just like a baby kitten towards Tizzy and myself and is thoroughly spoilt rotten by us both.
Just recently Moo has taken to hiding in all sorts of tiny spaces when it becomes late in the evening and I am continually calling her at the top of my voice inside the house and through the window so that I can lock the window up for the night and know that everyone is safe and in bed.
This evening was one of those nights where she has done a disappearing act and since it is drawing into the evening I have been calling her on and off for nearly two hours and frustratingly she has not as yet made an appearance and I am getting quite concerned and annoyed when outside of the window I hear a discussion taking place between the two little boys who live in the next close and play on the grass hillocks just outside.
Noticing my window was open, one says to the other 'That lady's window is open and she is making noises like a cow again !'
The other small boy replied, 'Oh it's okay, Mummy said she is very sick and has gone mad and we should stay away from her window especially when it is open '
Little boy one pipes up in reply and says 'Will she come out of the window and get us then ?'
'No ! It's alright', his fellow playmate replied 'she's tied to the bed so she can't get out !!'
Hmmmm....... pauses on computer and looks over top rim of glasses.
* mental note to self ......... Get OH to explain to children and parents that Moo is in fact a cat and I am not actually tied to the bed and mad as a hatter !
.........on the other hand ????? LOL