I Have Proof It Isn't Paranoia

>> Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Last night, I found proof of something I have wondered for a long time.  Ever since Girl Cat came to live with us, I have asked the question, "Is she the dumbest cat in the world, or the smartest?"  Until last night, I was never completely sure. 

Girl Cat has had moments when I thought it was good thing she was beautiful, because she had me convinced that she had no other survival skills whatsoever.  I mean, this cat would meow before she pounced on anything, leading me to believe that if she ever had to actually catch her own dinner, she might have problems getting enough calories.  Announcing herself to her prey may be polite, but it doesn't make for good eats. 

Then, of course, we have Girl Cat's complete inability to recognize a barrier when she sees one.  I guess that kind of trait could be considered stubborn, but sometimes you just have to go with "dumb".

On the other hand, Girl Cat did accidentally get out of the house one night, and she was smart enough to hole up with the feral cats until we came and found her.  Plus, anytime she wants a door open, she manages to find a way to get Big Black Cat to open it for her.  Then we have her relationship with Houdini.  Something "behind the scenes" is obviously at work here when an 8 pound ball of Girl Cat fluff has the much-bigger Houdini absolutely terrified.  I mean, Houdini isn't even afraid of Toddler, but Girl Cat?  She gets him running in terror. 

Last night, though, we found the truth.  Girl Cat is obviously far more than she wants us to appear.  We found her doing this for nearly half an hour.  I can only wonder what she was plotting.  (And yes, that is the fuse box.)

I'm Not Paranoid


Brenda April 21, 2010 at 8:36 AM  

She IS beautiful. But, IMHO, girl cats are generally nuts. We had one who urinated on everything. One who attacked everyone. One who thought feet under the covers were mice. Reason why I only have boy cats now.

Anonymous April 21, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

She is definitely plotting! Love it when cats do the whole staring thing until you convince yourself they must be looking at something and end up staring too!

Karin Kysilka April 21, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

Erm... Brenda ... she does all of those things. (She is the first Girl Cat I have ever had.)

mrsljhall,I used to love it, until one day the staring led us to discover another living creature behind the bookshelf ... but that is a blog post on its way in the next week or so.

Angie April 22, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

Dumb like a fox?

Karin Kysilka April 22, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

Angie ... exactly.

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