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Christmas Silliness

Many of you already know that my adorable Christmas kitten is crippled. One of her back legs lacks strength, so she wobbles when she walks. Despite the fact that she is now 8 months, 7 days old, she has not come to realize there are certain things she just should not do.

For instance, she shouldn’t try to sit on the arm of the couch, but she does so daily and falls to the floor for her effort. She tried to walk the edge of the sink the other day and fell in the dishwater. She hopped out onto the linoleum floor — a place she has trouble running upright even when she is not wet and soapy. Last week she tried to follow Fluffy’s leap from the arm of the couch to the top of the entertainment center. She crashed whiskers first into the TV and bounced to the floor.

I am afraid Chrissy is rapidly using up her nine lives. This morning she tried to drown herself yet again. There is a shelf in the bathroom I keep empty for her to lay on (not by choice, if I don’t keep it empty she dumps everything off of it and onto the floor). Beside that shelf is the water dish. As you can see from the photo the shelf is not high, but it is high enough to mess with Chrissy’s balance. This morning she tried to get a drink while standing on the shelf. Instead she did a head stand in the water dish.

While her antics are funny and I often laugh, underneath there is a bit of concern. Someday I am going to come home and find that one of her accidents has whisked away her very last life.

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. Oh yeah, regarding the toaster, the one we have will not allow the toaster handle to be pressed unless it is plugged in! Just thought I would let you know they make those now….

  2. poor sweet girl. my cat sophie suffers from stupidity. she scares herself on a minute to minute basis. she can be walking along and there will be nothing and she jumps into the air and then lands and continues walking like nothing happened.

  3. She is beautiful, so sweet. I just love cats….I would have a dozen if the husband wouldn’t holler, well at least three…..

    I know what you mean….even though it is kind of cute, her perils, it is something to worry you. My cat drinks from the toilet if I forget to put the lid down. Just imagine if your cat should do that, she wouldn’t be able to get back out. Yikes. Keeps you on your toes, huh.

  4. Chrissie bear, she’s just there, waiting for Mom to come home, tormenting Fluffy, getting kissed and cuddled – she knows it’s a cat’s life…

  5. what a wonderful person you are to provide a loving home for this kitty! truly, she is triple blessed to have you in her life.

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