Saturday, March 15, 2008
Top o' the World
Figaro is our most intrepid and athletic cat, able to leap to the top of tall bookcases in a single bound. He also likes balancing on any high, narrow surface, and particularly enjoys walking across the top of doors.
Last night he scaled the peg-rack in the bedroom -- a simple task, because there are lots of sweaters and bathrobes for him to cling to on the way up -- and then pondered the problem of transferring himself to the bedroom door. He's done that plenty of times before, but this time the task defeated him, maybe because Gary had hung a pair of slacks to dry over the door, and Figgy wasn't sure he'd have sufficiently stable footing. Mewing piteously, he spent a few minutes pacing back and forth on the peg-rack, occasionally extending a paw towards the top of the door, before he thought better of the whole enterprise and scampered back down again, scattering sweaters and bathrobes on the rug.
This is one of those times when we wish we had a video camera. Figgy's Mountaineering Adventure would have made a great YouTube.
As always, click on the thumbnail above to enlarge.