Some of Mom's FaceBook friends have already heard about this, but I haven't told you yet: there's a bully in the neighborhood. That's right, a bully. Her name is Maude. She's arched her back and hissed at me -- wait -- did I tell you she's a cat? She is. Anyway, she's arched her back and hissed at me twice now. Oh, sure, she comes over to me like she wants to be pals, then she does that hissing thing! What a bully! The first time she did it, Stormy told her to knock it off. The second time she did it, my pal Fluffy Black Cat jumped her. (Ha roo roo roo!) So the other evening, I saw my friend Callie-Co Kitty out between our house and the neighbors' house, so I slowly walked over to see her.
We still can't get videos to embed without the formatting getting all messed up, so please click here to see it. It's short - I promise. It's me, slowly walking over toward Callie (I don't want to scare her!) then laying down. Mom pointed the camera down the hill and saw Maude the Bully Cat, then Fluffy Black Cat a little further down. Maude saw me hanging out with Callie, and ... Mom shot a bunch of pix with her iPhone, so I'll caption those for you ...
|"Well, well, well... who do we have here?"|
|"Meow, Maude. Where are you going?"|
"Never you mind, Fluffy Black!"
See? Can you believe how she talks to Fluffy Black Cat? What a bully!
|"Just going to walk up the Ao4 Headquarters staircase..."|
"Uh-oh... I smell trouble!"
|"'Trouble'? No... I'm an innocent little kitty cat, just sitting here..."|
|"Oh... say. Is that Zim?"|
"I knew you were up to something!"
|"Ha roo, girls! Callie and I are just hanging out. Want to join us?"|
I mean, they're the ones who came over to me, so I figured I'd be polite and extend the paw of friendship.
|"Really. You're welcome to ... hey, where ya going?"|
Then she blew past me ...
|"Hey! I'm in a down/stay. This isn't fair!!!"|
... and tried to outflank me! It was so unfair!!! I was in a "down/stay"!
Anyway... Fluffy Black saw what Maude the Bully was up to...
|"I knew she was going to pull something like this!"|
... and offered to handle the situation for me.
|"I've got this handled, Zim!"|
I've gotta tell ya ... it's great to have friends!
PS: No kit-cats were harmed in the shooting of this blog post. Fluffy Black ran Maude the Bully Cat off and Callie-Co went into the honeysuckle to hunt for whatever it is she hunts for in there. For those who are wondering, YES, I could take care of Maude if I wanted to, but Mom will not allow it. Let's just not go there.