Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom
Down Home in NC

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday 2 cat tale.....

Memories of Ursula and Gudrun



When my human uncle lived in NY,  he adopted 2 sister kitties. While Uncle was away at work one day, the kitties( ~ about 9 months old) decided it would be fun make swing out of the hanging potted plant. All Uncle could figured was they took turns jumping up to the tassel grabbing it with their claws and swinging. Eventually the hook came out of the ceiling the pot landed on the carpet...dirt was everywhere when he got home...........but amazingly the kitties were fast a sleep BUT they forgot to clean their paws. Mom would have loved seeing Uncle's face when he got home.  All we had was a picture of the aftermath.  This was way back in the mid 80's.Those girls were a hand full. Not long after that,  my peeps and sis went to Syracuse to visit Uncle and the kitties.  It was actually mom's very first time being with cats.  Ursula and Gudrun were curious about their company and OMCs mom says my sis fell in love instantly with them.  My peeps were fast asleep on the sofa bed when all of a sudden mom was awakened by what she thought was dad touching her head as he rolled over.  Mom scooted over a bit but it happened again.  Lo and behold Ursula was on the back of the couch playing swat with mom hair.
  




After Uncle moved back to Raleigh, Mom used to cat sit for him when he went on trips. On her first sitting experience she arrived to find NO food anywhere. She finally found a note telling her where the food was stored.  He said he could not leave it on the counter because they knew how to open a new bag of kibble.  All he could figure was one would stand on the bag while the other gnawed and clawed at the top.They would eventually get the bag open. He learned this the hard way while in NY.  He left the bag on the counter after a quick trip to the grocery store. Came home to find an entire bag of kibble all over the counter, floor and in the sink. Mom thinks they were rebelling because of the names he gave them.

33 comments:

  1. Madi that is a super great story... and I wrrote TWO notes to myself today.... 1. make a swing of houseplants, 2. learn to open food bags :O))) ... is there an instruction sheet for that? Maybe Ursula&Gudrun told your mama how to manage this impawtant things?

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  2. OMC, those two were smarter than all you humans combined!

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  3. Love the names of the kitties. Gudrun and Ursula. Very fancy! Miss Oswin is very well behaved, but I did have other cats that would open bags and one even could open the fridge and got away with a sausage once!

    Mara from Norway

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  4. Oh my! Those two girls sound like a handful but a FUN handful! They showed the way for your Mom to fall in love with kitties though so they were impawtant for many reasons. Love the names - it's fun to have an unusual name. Teddy is so - well - BORING!

    Love, Teddy

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  5. Hehe, they do sound like FUNS Kitty Kats
    I especially like them liberating their own kibble!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  6. Hari OM
    MOL.. oh yeah, they sounds like they were funsters!!! I love them because in a roundabout way, they 'caused' you being here with us!!! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

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  7. Sounds like those two sure enjoyed life. They had such a good time getting into things. You all have a fantastic day.

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  8. Wow, that was some serious team work.

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  9. lol...those kitties. Goodness gracious, they were mischievous. I need to find the picture of my kitchen when Putter Jean and Scooter were wee kitchens. They decided to re-decorate with flour one day.

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  10. I think your mom might be right about those names I might rebelled too. I have this mental picture in my head of my green plant in my kitchen with two kittens hanging off of it. I really enjoyed the story and so glad that mom fell in love with kittens because we would not have you

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  11. Two kitties are trouble! All kinds of fun trouble that make you laugh but trouble I tell ya! And three kitties, I won't even go there!
    Beautiful cats... Uncle had to be a cool guy to have cats!

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  12. What brilliant cats! Ursula sure looked a lot like our angel Bagheera!

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  13. MOL! What a story! See, you kitty-cats can be so mischievous, Madi!

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  14. Those kitties sound exactly like my kitty cat cousin Tibie (Tiberius) who gets into all kinds of trouble.

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  15. TeeHeeHee...Those were a couple of great role models, Madi!!

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  16. Those are some mighty fine memories pretty Madi!

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  17. Grudrun: "You jump up and grab that tassle!"
    Ursula: "Naw, you do it!"
    Grudrun: "Okay, watch me! Whee!"
    Ursula: "My turn now....whee!"

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  18. We would have loved to see video of that action! Very mischievous! BTW, our weather is going back to winter and mom has to cover the garden for 2 nights. Expecting snow in the morning! Our company comes today, just in time to freeze!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  19. Aww they are beautiful kitties!

    Puppy Growls,
    Lucy

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  20. Madi we don't understand why you don't swat mom's hair, head or bite her toes
    Lily & Edward

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  21. Bear gets in enough trouble as it is ... I can't even imagine these stunts. Though Bear DID eat an entire plant I got as a housewarming present ... the next morning, all that was left was the pot and a mound of dirt. {SIGH}. Lesson learned ;)

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  22. HAHA such beautiful and smart kitties! Sweet kitty girls! And the mental image of them swinging on the hanging potted plant is hilarious! Made my day!
    Murli and I wish you a wonderful day!
    Sending hugs and purrs and love!

    Natascha and Murli😺💕
    http://freecatlady.wordpress.com

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  23. 984 paws UP TWO EWE BOTH Gudrun & Ursula.......thiz post iz total lee awesum; ewe galz bee gorgeouz....N we say ..GRATE JOB on both de plant N foodz situationz !! ewe ree mind uz oh dude N sauce !! ☺☺☺♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  24. MOL and BOL! What a couple of characters.

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  25. They sound like really fun kitties
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

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  26. They were cute kitties, and by the sound of it, lots of fun.

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  27. that's a great story about the kitties. Misty was happy to see that she isn't the only furry who gets into trouble with plants:)

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

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  28. MOL! Those two were a real couple of characters!

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  29. Hahahaha! That is a good enough reason to protest. Cats are always so funny. Mom had two that used to get on the kitchen table and stand on their back legs to box with each other. It was hilarious. ☺

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  30. THATS a great story. Im glad that they got you Madi

    Wags
    Oreo

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  31. OMD, they are almost as tricky as MOI !!!! BOL!!! I have never swung in a planter befores....you thinks they make one sturdy enough for a 60lb terrierist??! I would loves to try! for nows, I will have to stick to eatin' them...hehehehe
    You should thanks those kittehs for trainin' your peeps! They did a FABulous job! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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