& he taught us that, “Thank you” can be shown or said in a million different ways! This was his way…
Mr. Jingles (nooo. not the one from the movie! Just the name.) was probably out and about, yaknow, minding his own business. Doing whatever it is that rodents do? Soon realising that, he was being stalked in a game of Cat & Mouse, by the big FAT, green eyed pussa-cat that resides at the home, that he was trespassing on!
Stalking only with her eyes. Semi – crouching in the grass. FAT-cat, whose name is actually Sephora! is 4kg’s of chunk and thick grey fur. If she wanted to smash little Mr. Jingles, she could do so with the swoop of a paw! But, that would be too easy. It’s much more of a thrill if she stalks the shit out of him like the creep she is!
It’s not until the human comes out and notices that her “Baby Little” (it’s still the same cat, guys) is actually making an “effort” and showing interest in something, rather than sleeping…or...eating...or...sleeping… or, just being the lazy FAT cat that she usually is! Said human wanted to know what the cat was so engrossed in?! walking over to investigate caused two things to happen - #1: as the human walked over and got closer, Mr. Jingles saw it as his only chance to make a run for it! #2: this just upped FAT-cats’ game antics!!!
Mr. Jingles, he’s a fast and clever little fella though. He ran to the side fence that wraps itself around FAT-cats’ backyard. Of course, FAT-cat had to follow through (by Cat Law) with her stalking mission. I must say; she was impressive! FAT-cat followed little mousie, jumped the fence and went down to the other side with great movement. ‘tis a rare occasion that the FAT-cat does such things!
However! Mr. Jingles was too tricky for the grey FAT-cat. He ran back through the fence. Uhhh! Mr. Jingles, don’t be too cocky! The cat jumped up again – my only guess is; she was trying to get a birds-eye-view on the positioning of the prey. Lucky for the mouse, the human intervened and stopped her before she could perform her next move!
Mr. Jingles once again, saw this as another escape opportunity. and of course, that’s exactly what he did! Jingles ran up the length of the driveway and out the gate.
FAT-cat was pissed! FAT-cat is disgusted. FAT-cat thinks human is the biggest traitor...
But, that lasted for 1 minute...
Said human went out the gate, just to check up, on Mr. Jingles who’s probably 7000 miles away by now. But, checked regardless.
Human has spotted Jingles but, stealth-modes it, in hopes of not scaring the little guy away! And to her surprise, as she crouched down with her camera, Mr. Jingles stopped and he stared at her long enough for her to be able to capture a photograph of him! As if to say; THANK YOU for saving him this round.
Human stood and walked backwards slowly as she watched Mr. Jingles cruise off merrily on his way.
& that my loves, is my little story-time, story of how Mr. Jingles showed Wifey his gratitude.