I’m sorry I bit you………..

No, this is not me apologising to my dentist in 2007, but a sorry tail tale related to me yesterday.

MSM (Maggie’s Surrogate Mummy, who kindly put up with us whilst we were selling the boat and finding a new house) rang me last night, just beating me to sending her an email.
She said it was just as well as her mail server was down again, and she would have to have a chat with the friendly guy on the end of the phone sometime.
She’s been pet sitting of sorts for a neighbour, who took their dog with them but left the cat behind.
This cat is a teaser and likes to give you heart failure by climbing out of windows onto verandas and proceeding to climb up the trellis to sit on the roof.
The cat is also fickle, schizophrenic and has no manners or appreciation.

MSM has kindly cat-sat before, going in at certain times to feed Puss, give him fuss and then leave him to nap.
She had done this over the past three days without a hitch until the final day his owners were away and for some reason MSM fussed him first and then went to the cupboard to get his dinner.
He turned on her and bit into her leg………… four puncture holes, and drew blood.
I know what I (or Hubby) would have done by reflex.
She got him off, locked him in and hobbled home to dress her wounds.
Naturally she told the owners on their return who were mortified.

The next day, there was a card through her door from ‘The Cat’ to say he was sorry he had bitten her, please would she not hold it against him, and could they still be friends.
It made her smile.
What didn’t make her smile was the dead mouse that appeared on her mat the day after that, a peace-offering from Puss himself, the only way cats can.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to I’m sorry I bit you………..

  1. Sounds pretty typical cat. I used to cat sit for a friend a long time ago. She had two cats — one friendly and one much more cautious. I learned quickly that the reticent one did not like to get touched (at least by me the ultimate cat lover). We developed a truce. I fed and clean litter while she hung around and promised not to bite. The dead mouse was definitely a peace offering, cat style. It is a great honor.

  2. foguth says:

    I wonder what in the world that cat was thinking of when he bit her?!?
    At least we can be sure the mouse was from the cat, though the card is questionable.

  3. scifihammy says:

    I’m sorry for MSM – it sounds like a nasty bite – but gotta laugh at the Cat decided she was now family enough to be left dead mice! 😀

  4. When my oldest daughter was just a toddler, we lived in an apartment where the people a couple of doors down had a very friendly cat. All the kids loved to pet that cat. Until one hot August morning, my daughter saw the cat lying on the sidewalk and ran to pet him, as she always did. The cat bit her! I talked to the owners, and they were shocked, as the cat had never done anything like that before. The cat had al his shots and wasn’t sick. All we could think was that because it was so hot, the cat simply had enough cuddling and didn’t want to be bothered. Who knows, with cats?

    • Maggie doesn’t like to be fussed too much when it’s hot. I suppose being mainly black, she feels it more than most. She usually finds somewhere quiet though and snoozes.

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