Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Angus and the Cat

Cat on a cold garage roof.

Our next door neighbours have two new cats and Angus loves them. They are still very little and kittenish and get confused about which house they live in. I keep having to shoo them out of our kitchen. I'm worried that one day I will accidentally shut one in the garage.

We spent most of the weekend in and out of the garden and one of the two cats (they are both black, it is very confusing) was in our garden a lot. Every time Angus sees one of the cats, he looks at me with an expression of utter joy on his little face and shouts "CAT! CAT!" then runs full pelt at the terrified animal. He just wants to stroke them. It's probably a good thing they are quick. The flowerbed thwarted Angus's efforts here. (Apologies for the poor photos - cats and toddlers are tricky targets, especially with such bad light). 


The cat has taken to sitting on this bench which is temporarily stored under our horrid plastic table, until I get time to paint it.


But I think the cats must quite like him. They keep coming back to see us and sometimes they let him get quite close. He only wants to say hello.


Not long after I took that photo it started to thunder and we came inside. I nipped back outside to put the toys away and nearly tripped over both cats sitting right on the back door step. I don't think they were confused, I think they just wanted to hide from the storm.


10 comments:

Jen Walshaw said...

This post really made me miss out cats. We really need to get another pet

emma said...

Oh I miss cats. We now have fish instead - beautiful but not so much fun. I'm sure Jago would rather we had a tractor as a pet though....

Oh Abigail said...

We have similar cat love in this house!

LozzieB said...

We have a springer spaniel (Ollie) so don't see many cats in our garden!! I thought about you today - I bought a book from Amazon called 'Sew Pretty Homestyle' - it's so lovely with many pretty things to make xx

cassie said...

such a sweet kitty face!

Gillian said...

I think we may need to get a pet soon too. My daughter is asking when we can have a dog...

Gillian said...

Yes, if Angus could have some kind of cat/animal/tractor combo I think that would make his day!

Gillian said...

Small people love cats, don't they, especially as they don't bark and jump up at them like the cute but excitable puppies we know.

Gillian said...

Ooh, thanks Lozzie, I will have a look for that book...you can never have too many crafty books!

Gillian said...

They are very cute. Angus is smitten.