Baby Merkitty

by Cat Crazy

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Seriously, who could have resisted this face?  This is the Merkitty in a younger (and presumably more innocent) era at her foster mom’s house.  Can you see the mischief oozing out of every pore of her body?  Neither did I, although she was a bit older and wiser when I first met her. Since she spent that first meeting hiding under a chair, I had no clue that her front paws doubled as flippers.  Still, the Merkitty keeps things interesting in this house. She’s the most adventurous of the three and is the first to get into things or to try something new.

Her latest adventure combined her two favorite things:  climbing and water.  The human heard a loud crash coming from the kitchen, so dashed out to see what was happening.  Of course, the Tiger Boys made it clear that they were in the living room and were not in any way involved in whatever made all that noise.  The same can not be said about the ever-unrepentant Merkitty, who was crouched in the stove room to see what happened next.  She’d apparently climbed up onto the sink and then tried to trim spider-plant babies off of several plantlets that I had rooting in a heavy vase sitting on a plastic tray on the window ledge overlooking the yard.  When the Merkitty pulled on the spider baby, the whole shelf came crashing down into the sink, along with pots of thyme, rosemary, Egyptian onion and an errant cactus.  There even was a dracena rooting in a glass of water. Of course, as luck would have it, both sides of the sink were filled with dishes and mugs.  Somehow, miraculously, nothing broke.  However, the silly human has since removed the spider-plant rootlings to a safer spot out of sight of the Merkitty.

 

(c) Copyright 2014, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Photo courtesy K. Pichler.

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