Friday, March 20, 2015

Ruckus

I figure this old illustration I call Devil Cat fits the bill for Ruckus.  A www.illustrationfriday.com theme I can't ignore.  Because the word Ruckus is just plain cool!

Devil Cat is just busy and full of crazy cat energy.  Cats do create a ruckus where ever they go.  Especially at meal time.

Here are 5 random crazy cat tales about my old cat Baby. For Random 5 Friday

Baby

1)  Baby once got locked in a stranger's apartment. But before I discovered this I called my future husband Dean to lead a cat hunt. No baby. She was dog gone lost.  But then I heard a faint cry near the door of a future cat burglar.  "Baby, is that you?"  "Mew, meow.  Meow, mew" she whined.  I called the land lord and he came over with a key.  Disgruntled.  He opened the door and Baby made a bee line for my apartment. After that Baby was no longer allowed to roam the halls.  But it was almost impossible to keep her inside.  

2)  Baby hated everyone.  So when she met my future husband for the first time she creeped up behind him and gave him a hard paw slap on the cheek.  After this initial punishment they became fast friends.

3)  Baby went ballistic over other cats. One night while I was away on a layover as a flight attendant, my future hubbie Dean slammed the open window down on her paw.  Baby had woke him up in the middle of the night screaming at a cat outside.  You know the kind of blood curdling alley cat screech. Some how she used her super cat powers to heal herself because she was fine soon after.  But Dean worried that our relationship wouldn't be.  If she would have had a limp.....

4) One time I found a piece of cat poop in my bedside kleenex box. It took me awhile.  But I figured she was having one of those kook outs after she got one stuck in her nether regions.  You know like when they run at warp speed and scoot across the floor.  Well, she used to jump from my head board onto the mantle of the fireplace in my studio apartment.  That's when the poop hit the fan.  Or dropped into my kleenex box as it were.


5)  Baby left her DNA on all my artwork.  Here she is sitting on Devil Cat.  How appropriate.  She was mine.

    

16 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a fun cat she is!

My two cats went missing last night and we couldn't find them. Willie sometimes stays out overnight if the weather is balmy, but last night was sleeting. And Baxter never stays out all night. Turns out the snuck into the tack shed when I was feeding the horses yesterday and got locked in! We tracked them down this morning.

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Awwww, that's one cute little devil :)

Snap said...

Love your Devil Cat illustration ... perfect for Ruckus (great word). You baby was a cute little gal. Ruckus must have been her middle name! Have a great weekend.

Anne said...

Love your devil cat illustrations. Cat's just love to be crazy places.

DJan said...

What a cat! I enjoyed all but one of the cat stories. :-)

Marie said...

Baby is QUITE a kitty! We had a real interesting cat child named Jaws many years ago. She terrorized her mother, Tinker Bell, and our other cat, Cricket, but she was a real baby to us! Bad little meow-chkin!

bailey-road.com said...

I love the Devil Cat. I guess Baby did too!

eileeninmd said...

The Devil cat is cool! I am glad that your Baby was not really lost! Thank you for links up, happy weekend!

Hilary said...

Baby was quite the going concern. Classic kooky kat. Your first tale reminded me of my Snag(glepuss) who wandered into my neighbour's apartment (this was eons ago). We both left our doors open and she was fine with my cats entering her space. But Snag came running home, tripping over a bag of bagels which she stole from atop the neighbour's fridge. As soon as we brought them back.. bag in one hand.. Snag in the other, she nearly peed her pants laughing at what had obviously happened.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I just love cats. I read somewhere where cats are not really domesticated they just learn to tolerate us.

Margaret Adamson said...

So cute Sharon. Cracking series of images. Have a lovely weekend

pattisjarrett said...

That's cute about the paw slap to show him who you belonged to. ;) She must have been a joy to have around.

ladyfi said...

That's a wonderful illustration.

TexWisGirl said...

awww. kooky characters are sometimes the best pets. :)

Norma Ruttan said...

love those tales about Baby. my cats are fairly cheap entertainment!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I Love your real kitty and your illustrated one !both. My friend has a chubby cat that has sneaked into her next door neighbors attic crawl space three times and then can't get back out. Each time the neighbor tells her there are no holes in his roof.