Suzy Says

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   Nov 02


Roscoe has really stepped up his hunting skills lately. He brought home two dead squirrels* last week, and I rescued a chipmunk from his jaws of death on the weekend. It ran away while I laughed evilly and Roscoe ran up a tree in about a split second. I was pretty impressed with his athleticism.

Barely a week goes by without an exploded bird on the carpet or bloodstains on the floor, and Roscoe has also busied himself with ridding the house of mice which I didn’t know existed. There was one behind the microwave, which his patient lying in wait:


eventually unearthed.

I’m not sure why he’s become such a prolific serial killer lately, but I can’t say it’s a happy development. I especially hate it when the cats kill birds, though I have stopped crying as I dispose of their feather-light, feathery corpses.

Oddly, Roscoe has become more cuddly at the same time as he has become the terror of the local bird and rodent population. He sits on my lap every morning when I have coffee, which he hasn’t done since he was a kitten, and sleeps with me almost every night, at least part of it. I guess you have to take the good with the bad.

The other kitties are pretty much the way they always have been. Clyde is his cuddly, mama’s boy self. His other main interests in life are food, napping (he snores!) and treats, not necessarily in that order. Audrey is still terrorizing the neighbor dogs, perfecting the Glare of Death, and controlling me with the force of her mind, the way it should be.

*Preferable to the undead variety. Zombie animals are the worst. ~shudder~

A YEAR AGO: Last Halloween. Little did I know it would be our last Halloween as Jessica’s auntourage, though I really should have suspected those days were numbered once the double digits made their appearance.

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  1. Guy says:

    You certainly have very active cats around you, they all have their own talents and ways and of course Roscoe is the hunter, he does what cats do especially this time of the year, animals in the wild get ready for the winter season.

  2. Joy says:

    You must know that Roscoe is showing his love for you by showering you
    with ‘ presents ‘ !!!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hope that vertigo is gradually fading away to just a memory now.


  3. Joy Fielder says:

    Roscoe is just showing you how much he loves you and is showering
    you with gifts….

  4. Erica says:

    I got sick of my cat bringing in birds, so I got the thing from

    Jessica calls it the red scrunchie of shame – LOL!

    I’m picking it up today and I hope it works.

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