A day in the life of Zumba

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?

Zumba ever hopeful

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.

Zumba stove 3

Zumba stove 2

Zumba stove 1

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.

9 thoughts on “A day in the life of Zumba”

  1. Zumba looks like she loves her bed. A screened in porch is a perfect way to have an out door experience without raising the blood pressure of the humans who love her. She looks like she’s a totally cool cat.

    1. Zumba is a cool cat, she is quite laid back, as you can see. Allie is different – a bit more nervous, but loves our attention more than Zumba does. They do both love the screened porch – they have a climbing post and all kinds of perches in the rafters. 🙂

  2. She is so cute. My cats would go out on the porch as well, to sleep in the sun and birdwatch. I always dreaded them going further than that, and watch them like a busy mommy. I know the feeling. It is also screened to a height where I know they cannot reach. 🙂

    1. well, she fooled us so well that her freedom has been severely curtailed. The only porch she can go out on now has a roof and screened walls. She hasn’t noticed yet as it has been cold and rainy this week, but next spring, she will!

      1. 🙂 These furry children of ours, very clever little beasties indeed. But they are so very cute. I can just imagine the moans and complaints next spring. 😉 but then, they are so adaptable, she probably wont even mind. Or pretend not to at least.

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