She's possibly part ape; she likes to jump from branch to branch while high up in the tree tops, but we think of her as more canine than cat. She is a constant companion to whomever is out in the yard. While Callie is busy patrolling the pond and on the lookout for a possible intruder, this one is always mysteriously by our side...
Lost in thought while weeding the back veggie gardens in mid-summer, she appears from nowhere, an apparition from the cornfield, think Field of Dreams.
Checking on the rural roost and collecting eggs, a ruckus is sometimes heard among the ladies. Turning to see what the problem could be and there you'll find her, stalking a banty from under the pine trees.
You walk out of the garage when a quick whoosh startles you as the large bay door comes crashing closed behind you, possibly taking ten years off your life. Someone with four paws and green eyes likes to jump from the roof of the garage, crash down on the opened door causing it to close under her weight. It's a roller coaster for cats, a death trap for humans.
A ladder is placed beside the house, and within two minutes, likely less, she has appeared, again out of nowhere, and climbed to the top if she hasn't already made it on to the roof. Let's be clear. She owns the roof.
Lock the doors for the night and get ready for bed but a head count reveals a certain redhead is missing. After retracing your steps, it's determined that no one has seen her since the coop was locked up for the night. You make a trip back outside, to free the red Bandito from a night of solitude in the garage.
Extraordinarily mobile but especially risible.
My how we love her.
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