Invasion of the Backyard Snatcher | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

Invasion of the Backyard Snatcher

AMARULA: Well, as you all know, I am quite proud (and take a great deal of pleasure) at being the only outdoor cat in the Human’s feline duo. I have spent many an enjoyable hour making fun of Zulu and his INDOOR life of imprisonment. Well, apparently things are about to change.

I was basking in the glory of MY backyard when suddenly, I sensed a change in the air. Something was not right. It was as though someone was watching me. A terrible sense of doom befell me.

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This can’t be happening! My walls have been breached! My territory is being invaded! Apparently, the Human, in some misguided attempt to make Zulu feel better after the loss of his brother, has decided to take Zulu outside on some kind of torture device (the Human calls it a harness) for supervised playtime.

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I tried to get Zulu to agree to at least go our separate ways when outdoors…Zulu you go your way, I’ll go mine!

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But Zulu was having none of it! No matter where I went he found me!

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I tried closing my eyes to see if that would make him disappear:

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But alas, no luck! He’s sticking around like a bad hairball!

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I believed all was lost, but just as I thought this was yet another event to add to my list of reasons why it’s “Time for My Human to Die” I discovered something very interesting…

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There is a long leash attached to Zulu’s harness…

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…And if I sit or stand on it, Zulu can’t move…
oh wait what's this...if i sit on it... this summer jsut got a lot more interesting

Better yet, if I pull the leash, Zulu must follow where I lead!

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Oh yeah! This summer just got a lot more interesting!

 

Invasion of the Backyard Snatcher | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

Adjusting to Life Without Biltong

AMARULA: Well, as you know, Biltong recently passed away. Though I had my issues with the little guy, I must admit that his presence is sorely missed. Normally, I have been able to get over feeling blue by indulging in escapist TV or books. Presently, I’m reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon (a favorite of mine despite the serious lack of feline leads). But even reading can’t seem help me shake off my melancholy.

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I can’t seem to muster the energy for play time either.

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I just spend all day staring up at the ceiling and pondering the meaning of life.

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ZULU: For once, Amarula and I are on the same page. I am desperately lonely without my best friend Biltong. I hate sleeping alone.

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I just want to hide from the world

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Even sunbeams have lots their warmth!

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For a glorious second I thought I spotted Biltong. The creature had the same open, friendly demeanor and surplus of drool as Little B’, but alas it was only a baby human.

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Amarula and I even find ourselves reluctantly spending time together just cause we are so discombobulated! Sigh! We all miss you Biltong!

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