Tuesday, February 13, 2007

A little story

Early this morning as I was groggily climbing back into bed after feeding Nora, I heard the vastly unwelcome sound of a baby crying. I roused myself again and stumbled down the hall to check on her. She was still asleep. So was Gabie. So were the older two boys.

I heard the crying again and realized that it was coming from outside. It was more than crying, actually; it was pitiful wailing like I haven’t heard since the series finale of thirtysomething (when the sounds were coming from my own head). What on earth? Has someone deposited their newborn on my porch? Or is it just a police siren gone bad? I opened the front door in a panic, and first one then a second cat exploded from my bushes and darted across the yard.

And then all was silent.

Apparently on cat calendars, Valentines Day is the 13th of February.

10 comments:

Kate said...

Here's hoping they were truly celebrating Valentine's Day and not just practicing... otherwise you could be In For It tomorrow.

Radioactive Jam said...

*sings* "Fly me to the moon..."

meno said...

Love is in the air! It's kitty mating season so good luck.

Lynn said...

I guess this means you'll be hearing the "pitter patter" of baby kitty feet in about 9 weeks.

Doggy Mama said...

Oh la la...

So much for those cats doing something to combat overpopulation.

compulsive writer said...

It's a little unsettling, isn't it, how human they can sound?

crissybug said...

I have to say that this just made me laugh. Maybe I have a sick sense of humor...but thanks for the funny anyway.

tami and todd said...

So, here I am watching a scary movie and reading your post... feels more like Halloween then Valentine's day, talk about freaky... I got the chills! Anyways, yeah, I hate that sound... my house was home of the crazy cat people since my family kept taking in strays so I got real used to that sound, it is not a pleasant one at all!

Kimberly said...

I grew up with that sound too...yeuch! I still remember the first time I found out why they yowled like that.

I don't think I've looked a cat in the eye since. =P

The Lazy Organizer said...

You kittylove wrecker you.