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Oh I love your cat stories and games! Thank you so much for posting! You made me smile!
Toby puts me in mind of the Kliban cat, lol
www.eatmousies.com... (I got the image I used off of Google, but I wanted to give
Willie is more into Aerobics
See now, you use a nudge while I was more into 'Flying Kitties" lol
Boy that Oshi sounds like a clever boy for sure, and who would not miss a guy like that, the cool cat!
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You're very welcome! Haha, I'd forgotten about that cartoon. Thanks for another look at B Kliban's cat!
Okay, I have one more Oshi story, the best one: years ago, my ex & I lived in Sacramento, CA for a few years while she attended college there. I ended
up as a sort of Mr Fixit assistant manager in the apartment complex where we were living. I did most of the repairs in the apartments & on the
grounds, & the job had me in & out of our apartment many times in a day.
Oshi wasn't allowed out, as there was too much vehicular traffic in the complex & on the major thoroughfare outside. His favorite place to hang out
was on top of the back of our sofa, which was against the living room wall next to the front door of the apartment. He would be there when I came in
for something, & would watch me intently as I went to the door to leave. My ex & I both commented on how well-behaved he was for not trying to make a
mad dash out the door. We both thought it was odd how his interest perked up when I would head for the door, but chalked it up to normal feline
One night, she had gone to bed & was asleep; I was at the kitchen table with a book I couldn't put down. I decided to read just one more chapter, when
I heard someone trying to open the front door of the apartment! I sat in shock for a moment, almost unwilling to believe that I had indeed heard the
doorknob rattling. I then got up to go to the door. Oshi was sitting in front of the door, staring at it, & I thought, "Hah, he heard it, too!"
I looked through the peephole, nobody there; I turned off the lights & watched out the kitchen window to see if anyone would sneak past, but nobody
seemed to be around. I thought maybe I took so long to react that the person had moved on.
I worried that he might try another door, & even get into someone's apartment, so I decided to check the entire complex. This wasn't so much a
vigilante thing, as it was an attempt to see if this nutcase (who tries the doorknob on an apartment when the lights are on?) was still on the
property, & to get a description for a call to the sheriff.
In short, I covered the whole place, adrenaline twanging in my nerve ends, & found no one. Relieved, I returned to the apartment. Fast-forward to the
next night: once again, my ex is asleep, & I'm further along in my book, sitting at the table, when I hear the doorknob rattling again! This time I
was ready, & sprang up from the chair to rush into the living room, where I found Oshi standing on his hind legs, as tall as he could stretch. He had
his front paws on either side of the doorknob, twisting his body left, right, left, right, in an effort to open the door!
When he saw me looking at him, he quickly sat down, going into his "Oh, I'm just sitting here" routine. I actually caught a chill when I first saw him
trying the door, but soon after, I couldn't stop laughing. What amazed me was that he not only knew enough to go for the knob, but he had studied how
I turned it to open the door, & was only failing to pop the doorknob lock because he wasn't quite able to turn the knob enough. Of course, he didn't
know that at night the deadbolt lock was also locked, but that doesn't take away anything from his amazing attempt to get outside when no one was
That was when he got the nickname "Oshman The Wonder Cat!"
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