Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hanging Plant Pot Mystery Whisker

THE BIG THING:  I mentioned saving kitty whiskers last week.  Well, I got a surprise today!  Not a whole bunch of whiskers, just one in a strange place...

I have a few hanging plant pots around.  Most happen to be in places where you would not even think a cat could get at.  I mean, as in "if there were squirrels in the house, I would not worry about them getting to the pots".

So imagine my surprise at going to water one and spying a very definite kitty whisker on the soil surface!  I can't get a good picture of the whisker on the soil surface, but trust me it was there.

Here is the hanging pot.

 
It had to be one of Ayla's whiskers.  Not because of the length.  While Ayla's whiskers are mostly long and Iza's are always short, this one was short and Ayla does have some short whiskers too.  But mainly, Iza could not possibly have gotten up there.  I'm not sure how Ayla did, either, but she seems to levitate sometimes (there is that lingering question of how she managed to get up on the roof last month).

The cats constantly amaze me.  I'm probably going to find a whisker stuck to a ceiling cobweb some day...


15 comments:

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Well, if it wasn't for the fact that it is a hanging plant that swings we would say jumping - but that would have to be tough because it would swing as you landed. Maybe that is what happened and the whisker came out as she held on trying not to fall.

We are amazed at some of the jumps kitties make - our friend Milo can jump to the top of a door (like a regular room to room door).

Jacqueline said...

Kitties are amazing in so many ways, but Ayla must be a magician to get to that plant=levitation for sure!!MOL...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

The Island Cats said...

We still don't know how that whisker coulda ended up in that plant!

Angus Mhor said...

You know, BT, that we do things like this just to give you a purpose. Whatever would you do with your time and neurons if we didn't?

That's what I thought.

The Creek Cats said...

Wonder who the mystery whisker belongs to??

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Perhaps a wind blew it there from somewhere else? Although I do like the thought that one of your cats levitates...

Brian said...

It's the Magical Whiskery Tour!

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We'd like to know Ayla's secret for getting into impossible places.

Derby said...

Could air currents taken it up that high?

Cory said...

LOL at Brian!!!!

Ayla may not want her secrets to get out...but if she's meowing, I'm gonna be listening.

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

A new whisker flinging game??

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Ayla is our heroine! Any kitty that can get a whisker up there is PAWSOME!

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

She's a little dickens isn't she?!
Mine don't do a lot of extreme jumping in the house-just floor to bed or chair.
But our outside feral kitty Zolie can leap from the garage floor straight up a stack of eight tires to get to the top of the deep freeze then into the rafters.
SSS's mom

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Hahaha - good job! The Lady woke up one morning to the sound of a squeaking noise. She looked around and didn't find anything till she looked up and saw me swinging back and forth in the potted plant. Fun!
Rascal

DaisyMae Maus said...

Yowza! That's furry impressive!

When Mom finds whiskers, she pokes 'em into the fur on our foreheads an' proclaims us "unicorns" ... We think that she's quite odd.

DMM