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Cats Can be So Nosy

Published by M J katz in Animal
November 1st, 2008

If you think the busybody down the street knows all the gossip going on in the neighborhood, think again. Cats know more than they’ll ever tell!

     Noodleman and SpiceGirl are very good ‘watchcats’.  If they hear a noise that sounds interesting, they want to immediately see what’s going on!

     Personally, I think this is an admirable trait because now, instead of going from window to window in an effort to see where a noise is coming from, all I have to do is watch them! 

     And their uncanny ability to pick the right window the very first time is such a time-saver!

     The other morning both kitties were sitting by the sink and poking their noses through the blinds in an attempt to watch something outside.  As I started peering through the blinds, too, I saw that the weekly trash truck was emptying our barrels.

     “Well, kitties”, I whispered.  “They may be a little late but at least they didn’t skip over us like they did last week!”.

     As my husband strolled through the kitchen, he remarked, “Good Lord…those cats are as nosy as you are!”

     I cocked an eye at him.  ”I am not nosy.  I just like to know what’s going on around me.  And besides, they were here first!”

     “Like I said……,” he smiled, and continued into the living room.

     Before I could come up with a clever retort…not that I was going to think of one any time soon…both cats  decided to jump down from the sink area and follow after Mike, leaving me to discretely peer through the blinds by myself.

     Around noontime, SpiceGirl and Noodleman suddenly jumped up into the front bedroom’s window which gave a good view of our front steps.

      My husband looked at me questioningly.

     “It’s just the mailman, Dear”,  I said. 

     About an hour later, both kitties trotted past me on their way to the back hallway’s window.

     Now, nothing much ever seems to happen in back of our house so their actions peaked my curiosity.  Naturally, I had to follow…

    I found Noodleman and SpiceGirl sitting on the back windowsill and looking across the yard to where our neighbor’s garage was…and disappearing inside of it was a very nice boat!

    ”That thing must have cost an arm and a leg”,  I muttered to myself as I peered over SpiceGirl’s head.

     Suddenly I heard my husband’s voice saying,  “I wish I had a camera!  You three could be the Poster Child for ‘Gossipers Anonymous’!”

     “Just to set the record straight,” I remarked, “Looking is not gossiping”.

     “Baby…if those cats could talk, the three of you would be chatting up a storm right now about…what is it that you guys were looking at, anyway?”

     “The neighbors just parked a beautiful boat inside their two-car garage”.

     “A boat?”  Mike bent over Noodleman’s head to get a better look.  “Whose car is that?  Those neighbors don’t have a Mercedes…they have a white Chevy truck!”  He squinted harder.  “I can’t tell who’s driving…”

     As the Mercedes started to slowly come down the street towards us, both kitties jumped down and ran into the living room to get a better look out THAT window…and Mike was right behind them!

     Gee…I wish I had a camera!

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  1. Christine Ramsay
    Posted November 1, 2008 at 6:19 am

    I am still chuckling. My husband has just come in to see what is amusing me so. He says his brother who lives on a farm has two cats called Whitney and Fremlin, who get on very well with his two labrador dogs and they all get into loads of mischief. Another good write Muriel. I reckon you should write a book about them with your talent.
    Keep writing

  2. Posted November 1, 2008 at 9:50 am

    I cannot stop putting off the grin on my face! Another very entertaining piece!

  3. Darrin & Josy
    Posted November 21, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Hahaha… Thank you so much for the much needed laugh.

    I think Christine is onto something, about writing a book. Let us know if you do, so we can get a copy. :)

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