Monday, December 12, 2011

Feeding time... watch your step!

I took the camera along with me one evening a couple weeks ago when I went out to feed the cats. I thought I'd show you how hard it is to walk out to the machine shed with a dozen cats! Did you know that cats have a special knack for knowing exactly where you're going to put your foot... and then beating you to that spot? ;)

It was a little hard making a video and trying to walk amongst them at the same time, so pardon the poor quality. And since I was going so slowly, you don't really get the whole effect, as usually it's worse. It can get quite frustrating, especially if I'm in a hurry.

Note particularly the black one (Scoot) and one of the black and white ones (Dots). They are the absolute worst. Scoot clings to my feet, and Dots swats at them!

And yeah, I do have to carefully watch my step as I walk across the area that got dug up for the new well. It's kind of like a giant litter box. My apologies for that part of the footage. There are challenges all along the way! At least now that the weather has gotten colder, they're usually waiting for me inside the machine shed, so I only have to "battle the group" from the doorway to the feeding pans, rather than all the way from the house.

The main reason I had the camera along was because I wanted to get a picture of Marshmallow. That was a bit of a challenge, too, since they were all moving. This is the best I could do. Anyway, when he was born, he was snow-white, with only his ears and tail a little bit gray. Now he looks more like a toasted Marshmallow:

I expect he'll continue to get darker. I had a similar one once that my sister adopted. He got dark and kind of stripey... very distinguished-looking and gorgeous.

On another subject... yep, I'm still sewing (as well as other pre-Christmas things). So posting will continue to be sporadic. I should have one more finish to show you soon, and then the rest will have to wait till after Christmas, so as not to spoil any surprises. ;)


The Luedtke Family said...

Careful stepping indeed! Do they squawk if you happen to step on a paw? They sure look glad to see you!

Grandma G said...

Squawk? Yes, indeed!! And even if I 'almost' step on them. These 2 in the house, too... sounds like I'm killing them sometimes, when it was only 'close'. LOL

Anonymous said...

You a the pied piper of cats.
They know which side their bread is buttered on.


Grandma G said...

I do not butter their bread!! They have to do that themselves!

Jessica Jones said...

The video made me giggle out loud. I guess they want to make sure you're still coming.

Marshmallow is so pretty! I mean handsome. Though no self-respecting tom ought to be named Marshmallow.

Grandma G said...

Maybe we should change his name to Toasty?

Soon you can help me feed 'em, and we can giggle together. ;)

lori said...

Cute vidio, have nine cats, Know what it's like to feed them.

Grandma G said...

Don'tcha just feel loved, Lori? ;)