Monday, November 7, 2016

What Happened?

Sunday, they wouldn't come up

This morning, Patty stayed on the top step
I gave him his favorite meal; ground roast turkey and kibble!
Patty never moved from that top step
Sweetie came down...

She easily moves from step to step
The last image I had of Patty before I left for work
Yesterday, during the sunny and lovely afternoon, I attempted to coax Patty O'Malley and Sweetie up the Stairway To Heaven.  I poured kibble into bowls, and shook them, but neither cat moved an inch from the feeding station below, where there was no food.  I gave up after fifteen minutes, closed the door, and walked back down again, to sit on the deck with them for awhile.  Before I went to bed, they were acting normal.

Something weird happened last night.  I don't know what it was, but it drove them both up the Stairway To Heaven to sit huddled under the balcony.

This foggy morning, I walked out back with two bowls full of ground roast turkey and kibble, and couldn't find anyone!  I shook the kibble container, hoping to 'call' any cats in, but I got nothing.  I walked into the alley, and around all sides of the house.  Then, I witnessed Sweetie coming down The Stairs, but Patty stayed up there.  I immediately ran inside, and upstairs to open that door, but Patty would not move even though I petted him through to hatch, and he purred.  In the end, I came back down and put all bowls at the feeding station, where Sweetie ate most everything.  Weird, huh?

It's truly strange NOT to have Patty respond to me, because he ALWAYS does.  No matter where I sit, stand, sweep or rake, Patty is somewhere at my feet or touching my body.  To have him ignore me, staring off into the backyard was bizarre.  I can only hope that things have settled down, so everything is back to normal tonight.  And just got off the phone with The Hubby; he says Patty and Sweetie are doing their usual stuff on the deck, and he sees no problems with them at all.  Hmmm...


  1. Sounds like something sure spooked the O cats. Let's hope it has moved on for good.

  2. Gee, it does sound like something(wildlife?) spooked the cats,especially Patty.
    We also purr whatever has moved on!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. Could some strange animal come in the yard? We hope whatever it was, it's gone now and things will get back to normal.

  4. I wonder what scared them up there? I am glad you checked with your husband and they are acting normal again.

  5. Sounds like it was odd and disconcerting. I'm glad things might be getting back to normal today.

  6. Maybe something scared them? Another animal? I hope all is ok now.

  7. Something certainly wasn't right♥

  8. That is strange! Maybe there was something very unusual...but I have no idea what it could be! Glad they seem to be fine now :-)


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