Sunday, March 13, 2011

Around the bend

Yall know that Banders is just not quite right in the head. Well, tonight he visibly went off the deep end. I had the den curtains open and after it got dark he saw an enemy. Yes! Another cat! A white and grey one that was mirroring his every move!

Yall, he growled at that cat and crept gradually closer for 30 straight minutes. I have tons of hysterical but boring video, so I'll just give you one short clip.

Cat ain't right from Funder on Vimeo.

The kitten came up alertly when he started growling. She looked at the patio door, immediately realized it was a reflection, and sat down and watched Banders vs. the invisible enemy. Then she got bored and laid down. She "went to sleep" briefly but he wouldn't quit growling so eventually she got up and stalked away. It's no fun ignoring someone who isn't even acknowledging that you're ignoring him.

Eventually I took pity on him / got tired of the incessant growling and got up and closed the drapes. I thought I'd fixed the problem, but no! Clearly the monster was hiding behind the drapes still.

He knows it's hiding behind the curtain from Funder on Vimeo.

I took Dixie her evening carrots and Banders came out with me. He is still out there on guard duty. I hope he comes in soon.

Speaking of Dixie, she's just fine today. I gave them so much hay last night that they still had a flake in the feeder this morning (and that means she was eating a normal amount; I figured they'd have about a flake left over.) She's up and walking around normally, not flat-out snoozing or god forbid limping. She ran the goats off tonight and did her usual prancing around routine.

No hoof pics. It was brilliantly sunny but fairly windy, so I stayed inside and cleaned the house. I managed to somehow clog up the central vacuum. What do I do now? Do I run a plumbing snake down the tube? Are there traps along the tubing under the house? Stupid central vac. Of course when I turned off the vacuum it barfed a bunch of sand and crap on the carpet. I have cleverly placed a door mat on top of the dirt. Oh well, I was almost done with the den...


  1. You know, I think Banders' TAIL actually got most of the brains in that relationship. See how much it's flopping about in those vids? IT knows that this whole thing is wrong, it's the rest of the cat that doesn't have a clue.

    Seriously, that tail needs a name. It's practically the same size as the cat, and it has clearly got a mind of its own. Name that tail!

  2. Hahahahaha-That is too funny.

    The squirrel gets all defensive when he sees his reflection too.

  3. The tail is definitely the most interesting part of that cat. LOL

  4. I kept expecting him to run headlong into his reflection in the window. That's an odd cat!

  5. Ha Ha HA HA HA!

    I can't believe I almost MISSED a Banders post! I scrolled right on by yesterday... I must have been napping. Fair warning - I may start a Banders fan club.

  6. Poor kitty... hard to live with all those stalkers!

  7. Guys, I just heard Banders growling and hissing in the kitchen. I went in there and that damn stalker cat is back, hiding in the reflection of the fridge.


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