Thursday, May 27, 2010


Twice today I chased our little orange tabby cat, Tangerine, around our neighbor's yard. Both times I saw her as I was leaving and although she isn't supposed to be out, I thought she had possibly squeezed through the screen door and escaped. Both times I absolutely had to be on time to where I was going and knew I would be back soon. I will confess that I completely forgot that I had seen her the first time, so when I saw her the second time, I was really irritated at her and myself, and was aggressive in my attempts to retrieve her.

Finally, I caught her! And then I realized that it wasn't Tangerine after all.

So yeah, my neighbors are probably wondering why the hell I'm harassing their cat, because they don't know that we have nearly identical kitties.

Loyal readers will remember the time that I found Tangerine dead on the side of the road on my way to a school function for Big Kid. I was devastated, sick with worry and grief throughout the function, stopped and studied the dead, one-eyed body on the way home and was disgusted with myself for not wanting to pick her up and put her in my car. (I was going to make Mr. Ashley go get her. I don't ever touch dead things.)

Then I pulled up at home to find Tangerine waiting on the door step. Very much alive, with both eyes intact.

So it's a good thing I didn't have the stomach to put that dead cat in my car.

I guess this is what I get for owning such generic-looking cats.


Joy said...

hehe totally remember the dead cat incident:) Had one of those yesterday pulled into my neighborhood and there was a dead orange cat but I knew mine never went that far but for just a moment I wondered.

Oh and your new neighbor totally thinks your nuts now or your trying to steal their cat!

Julie H said...

Oh my gosh that so reminds me of this one time when I was on my way to work there was this woman standing over a dead cat and I could tell she was just at her wit's end. I stopped and offered her a towel to wrap the cat up and she was like I don't know if it's mine or not.. Eventually she left and called me when she got home (gave her my work number) to let me know it wasn't her cat!

Stereos and Souffles said...

I'm crying laughing, I remember that other post. Time to give Tangerine a racing stripe.