Zumba would spend all day out on the little deck off of our bedroom, if we would let her. She loves waiting for the birds and squirrels. They will never notice this big cat, right?
Today, for the first time, Zumba leaped off the railing to the ground. When she is out there, we check on her regularly. A went out to see how she was doing and saw her on the ground, 8 feet below, looking around. We got shoes on in record time, and went out to catch her. It wasn’t too hard, she sniffed a bit, staying out of reach, then we threw some leaves. She can’t resist chasing leaves, so she came right to me. I snatched her up and in she came for the rest of her life. Since we didn’t see it happen we aren’t sure if she jumped or fell, but either way, no more unattended time out. Luckily, we have a nice screened porch she can sit in and watch birds and squirrels.
In the evening, Zumba likes to sleep in front of the stove. When we had Tigger, she claimed the spot, but now that she is gone, Zumba has moved right in and obviously, feels right at home.
Yup, that is our crazy cat – look, she has hair on her belly again! Just a little bit longer than peach fuzz, but it is growing in for real.