It was a dark and stormy night. The wind was howling through the trees, lightening flashing and thunder clapping. It was raining too. Even a power outage! That was last night...really. So far no one at work believes me. Apparently this only happened in my neighborhood. Anyway, I was outside last night rescuing my lawn furniture and other items and wondering if my garden was going to blow over to the next county. My neighbor Susan was also out battening down the hatches. She didn't have any lawn furniture to protect though...I bought hers at her yard sale. I said all that to say this: Marmalade is truly a "big baby kitty". She hid in the house while all of this was going on!! The garden survived just fine.
So.....late last night/early this morning I am sleeping peacefully when my cat starts her "it is time to get up" meowing crusade. I; knowing that is nowhere near time; roll over and go back to sleep..at least try to. She keeps meowing. In half asleep mode I tell her to "come here" and reach out to pet her. I notice her fur feels strange...kinda like how one of those fur- less cats might feel. Alarmed by this, I open my eyes to see I have been petting Aflack's (my giant duck) foot! Marmalade is staring at me from a couple of feet away with her amused cat look. She then jumps on the bed and goes to sleep. Fortunately I was able to get back to sleep also!
Marmalade AKA "my big baby kitty" and The Great Furry Hunter. Apparently not happy about getting her picture taken!