Wednesday, June 20, 2012

~*~*~ Its Time Once Again For... *~*~*

Cat Collar With Bell ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
pink and white cat collar with bell

During last years' winter months I put cat collar with bell on my four felines so I'd be able to hear them whether they were out of doors or in the house somewhere. Its quite the tale to tell, really. Their reactions to having a constant quiet jingle close to their ears every time they moved, scratched or shook themselves was quite comical. At first it was merely adjusting to having an alien cat collar with bell around their necks where nothing had been before; they didn't react to the bells until they moved. Sassy and Molly, being much older and wiser and old hats at this sort of thing ignored both cat collar and bell; just accepted them. 
white, braided cat collar with bell

Emerald and Winston, however, had different reactions. Winston's was confusion to his cat collar with bell, he couldn't figure out where all that noise was coming from every time he moved and figured that maybe the best strategy would be to 'run' from the noise until he realized the jingle from his cat collar with bell was following him wherever he went so, problem solving cat that he is, he went to his mother, Molly, for advice and observed the way she handle this new and intrusive situation. After watching her ignore cat collar with bell, he began to get used to his own cat collar with bell and learned to ignore it as well.
red cat collar with bell
or go BELLS!
Then there's Emerald.
Emerald boxing Winston's ears
Yep and then there's Emmy! Boxing Winston's ears???
Totally and singularly unimpressed, she fought with what she regarded as her 'new enemy' and managed to get the cat collar with bell caught, twice no less ~ once on her tooth and another time, in her claw. Immediate rescue and relief came in the form of tightening up the too-loose cat collar with bell so she was no longer able to attempt maneuvering it over her head. 
Emerald sitting on sofa
Its hard to see Em's Cat Collar With Bell, but its there
 Is she a smart cat or what!  It annoys her to 'jingle' when she is strategizing catching a bird and its totally funny to watch her as she adjusts her body and behavior so she can still stalk them but in the end, not catch them. 
Sassy and baby
Sassy and baby from her last litter before she was spayed
Her mother, Sassy, hunts the over-numerous mice, voles and rats on the dairy and leaves the birds alone, completely. She's developed strategies where, while hunting, she is able to keep her cat collar with bell completely quiet. Sassy only jingles when she wants too. 

Catspaw *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

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