Thursday, April 30, 2009

On the mend

12 hours, 700,000 rupiah and a bowl of nasi putih later, my little Balinese cat, Tikus, is home napping on a dining room chair. She's a resilient little thing and has basically recovered from her operasi. Her ruffian boyfriend has stopped yowling from the rooftop and when he thinks we aren't looking, tiptoes into the kitchen and chows down her food. We caught him "red-pawed" tonight with his mouth full of crunchies. She was on her mat barely opening her eyes as he scurried away when he saw us coming into the kitchen. We told him it's okay as long as he catches rats and the occasional cobra...Nothing here is like life as I knew it in the USANOTHING. 

8 comments:

Sandy said...

At least they have Cats and Dogs - but cobras!!!???!?!?

Ann said...

Cobras! Oh my Jennifer! What a sweet drawing - poor sweet kitty - glad she's on the mend :)

HeartFire said...

Poor kitty, but a good thing to do... love your watercolor!

Sherry said...

Cobra?! I'm shaking just considering the idea. Hugs to your kitty. Cobra, eh? I should re-read Riki-Tiki-Tavi...

Caroline said...

This is the most beautiful sketch! Good luck to your little kitty and may her boyfriend keep the Cobras at bay. Our cat's friend (cat of unsevered parts) visited early today, ignored the canned fish and dried crunchies in her bowls and chose a banana instead!! Since when have cats eaten fruit?
Caroline

Linda said...

I'll join the chorus ... COBRAS???!!! Yikes! Let that boy kitty take the risks ...
:-)

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

AT the risk of being redundant--COBRAS?!?! YIKES!

Glad Miss Kitty's doing better...and hooray for her boyfriend!

Alex said...

Cobras by a cat?? o__O Wow... I mean, I had to take a baby cobra out with a shirt hanger because it was in the house and mom was totally frightened with my baby nephew nearby... but a cat??
Nice drawing by the way!