Teeter-Totter Cats


This has been the view out of my writing window. The small box cage contains a hen and six chicks. They hatched last weekend and our son gathered them to safety before the cats could make a snack of them. I kept them close to the house to monitor their health. The plywood provides shade from the harsh afternoon sun.

This little set up has been a constant source or entertainment for our kittens. They watch the little things incessantly, practicing their stalking abilities through the wire cage. Mostly they prefer to walk the length of the board.

Here we have our smallest kitten for a brief interlude.

She jumped free of it after this.

The most entertaining for me was Bella’s foray onto the teeter-totter.

Bella is the light cat standing in front of the hen. The dark smudges to the left are the little chicks.

Bella gave me quite a laugh this morning. First she walked the length.

Then scampered to the highest point. Cats love to climb as high as possible.

Now, her weight is tipping the board.

The board is dropping and she can’t figure out why the ground is getting closer.

There she goes to the other end to try to figure it out.

Now that dratted end is back on the ground. So back up she goes.

Now she is satisfied she is the highest once again.

Darn it! She’s lost altitude once again. What on earth is going on around here?

This definitely warrants investigation, so back down she goes.

Oooo! That small adjustment of weight has brought her into the air once more. Her perky little tail tells me her glee.

She is determined to decipher the mystery. After this shot, she jumped from the board, satisfied to be an ordinary ground cat.

She isn’t even interested in those tasty morsels on the opposite side of the wire.

I just wanted to share my piece of heaven for the day.


About Jeannene Walker

Jeannene is navigating the world with a whole new outlook. She spends a great deal of time between four children and her large immediate family. Everything provides plenty of foder for a rich backdrop of stories.

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