Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hot Weather, Spiders, and Bear

If you look carefully you'll see Bear peeking out from behind the overgrown dish garden on my dresser. He's a mighty hunter.

Most days you'll find him outdside catching mice, weasels, rabbits, birds, and squirrels. Not today. It's 96 degrees in the shade.

Bear decided to stay inside where the air conditioner is cranking out a comfortable 75 degrees. By being inside, his choice of carnivorous tidbits is limited to spiders, an occassional fly that made the mistake of meandering in for some cool air, and a couple of pesky ants I thought were kaput for the summer.

My feline pal is not getting enough outside time. How do I know? He tried attacking my feet while I was writing today. He did some gnawing on the house plants. He even shredded some papers I had on the floor to file. To put it bluntly, he's a wild man. Bear's in "time out" right now so I can compose this blog post. Time out for him means lounging on top of the bed with a handful of treats. So, don't feel too sorry for him.

After Bear cleans up all the spiders, I don't know what I'm going to do. I hope it cools off soon.


lightly said...

lets see if i got this, the toothless wonder hunts wildlife.
i assume he kills them by sucking them to death.
your cat gets a time out, strange since they spend 99% of the day asleep, so to punish your cat you let him sleep all day.
i think the main reason you gave bear time out was because the spider had him in a headlock and was ready to drop kick him into the fish bowl.

Pam said...

lightly: Bear only had one tooth extracted. He curretly has 29 left. Those remaining teeth can do some serious damage to any unsuspecting wildlife.

Time out didn't last long. He disappeared into the nether regions of the basement otherwise known as "no mans land". Heaven only knows what he got into down there. Possibly an old chipmunk carcass.

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