Cat antics

Both Madams slept through the night as babies by the time they were six weeks old. Some people would say I was lucky that this happened. I would argue that luck had nothing to do with it, it was sheer survival instinct on their part. I like my sleep, I need my sleep. Disturb my sleep and you live dangerously.

Unfortunately for me and soon to be unfortunate for the cat, Oscar has yet to learn this.

Now the warmer weather is here we leave a window open for him, the idea is that he can come and go as he pleases without waking us up to let him in or out. ThisΒ  would work just nicely if he did just that, but reality is very different.

He goes out and does his ‘I once was a Ginger Tom’ thing and then lands back in the hallway at ungodly o’clock. If the thud from this does not wake us, the meowing that follows does, this coupled with the stomping all over the bed. Recently however he has really upped his game. Last week following the thud, meow and stomping, came much scurrying around the room, accompanied with a lot of vocal activity. Light on, dead mouse retrieved and disposed of. Thank you hubby. This week he went for a different approach, he flew through the window, charged through the room, like a bat out of hell. Light on, and a tiny bat was discovered by the wardrobe. I was detailed to get a container, whilst hubby stood guard. Container delivered, I seized the chance of a pit stop, shortly after there came a knock ‘you want to see the bat?’ the reply I gave contained the word ‘No’ and several others that I can’t print here. Apparently it was very cute and very small.

I am currently working on a ‘Cat Free to a Good Home’ Poster containing this angelic photo

while his lordship is sleeping soundly!

Anyways this blog is meant to be about the ups and downs of running, not feline antics. The running has been very much up and down this week not just because of the undulations here in Devon but what I assume is my body still recovering. It is odd, I feel fine, I feel I can run, I run and it is harder than I would like it to be and it certainly hurt yesterday more than it should. With the next Ultra (26.2+ miles is my definition of an Ultra) looming, the panic is setting in!


About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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17 Responses to Cat antics

  1. So... says:

    Got two kitties who mew me awake! Don’t need an alarm to wake me up anymore, they do the job.

  2. So much wonderful belonging to cats. They let us live in their houses so we follow their rules! Lol

  3. CeeJayKay says:

    WELCOME to my firkin world! I have two hunters… they bring mice, moles, bunnies, birds in, even a FRIKKEN Hedghog once… and yes, the BEDROOM is THE depository!
    and they ‘talk’ all the way through it… oh and try closing them in downstairs? HA! its like the Cat Choir then… LET ME UP!!!! LET ME UP!!!! Oh here is mouse for you!
    Its a nightmare!
    OMG i hate it!

    After an Ultra, i read it takes 6 months of rest and building your body back up… is that not true? 26.2 sounds a bit soon… but then you are ShazTastic…. Just look after yourself ok! *mwah* *mwah*

  4. onthelamb says:

    I lie in bed between my snoring Mister and snoring #philthedog. Our cat, however, is nestled so quietly in #philthedog’s bed.

  5. adarling575 says:

    My boy has taken to climbing out of the window and jumping onto the roof in the middle of the night (cat, not child). So repeatedly woken up by the window rattling and little miaows as he tries to work out how to get back in…. Silly cat

  6. mawil1 says:

    Lol! I was chatting with hubs yesterday about getting a cat. Your blog has just adjusted my perspective! I couldn’t be doing with all that! πŸ˜πŸ˜‚

    • shazruns says:

      My advice would be a) have a cat flap b) put them to bed somewhere from a kitten!
      PS-he does have a good side!

      • mawil1 says:

        Lol! We were thinking about our retirement – well his actually he’s a bit older than me😊 But now my sons growing up I feel that need for a baby in the house……. (but your cat sounds more like a teenager!!!)πŸ˜‚πŸ˜

  7. Paul Bushy says:

    Like the piece, Shaz. What you need to remember is that YOU are the slave – and your CAT is the master. It’s just how it is. Ha, ha.

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