Friday, March 04, 2005

Belling the Cat

Well, the in-laws are in town because Elisa's birthday is coming up. This is their first time actually meeting Leela. They seem faintly surprised that a bengal cat is, well, pretty much a cat. "Oh, we thought she'd be bigger."

What they're really saying is, "we thought she would be a tiger. We're pretty sure that's what a bengal is, a tiger."

But they seem to be getting along okay. They brought an offering of plastic jingle balls, which Leela is enjoying. She seems to be taking to my mother in law in particular.

But we remain worried that, with these extra people coming and going, someone (and we're not naming names here, Vince) will manage to leave a door open or generally let her out. So we've put a collar on her with a bell. The idea is not so much that, if she gets out, we'll be able to track her by the bell. It's more that people who might otherwise remain blithely unaware of her (and again, Vince, we're not naming any names) are more likely to realize she's around and close doors behind themselves if she jingles everywhere she goes.

We'll let you know how that goes...


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