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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Thursday, 2 August 2012

Furio in disgrace!


I came home from the supermarket yesterday and as I went up the spiral staircase to my bedroom I noticed this one little feather on the step.  I thought to myself "I wonder where that has come from?"


 Then I turned one twist of the staircase and saw this, with Furio looking rather sheepish (but he ran off by the time I got my camera):


Then I got to the top of the stairs and this is what I found ..... feathers everywhere!  But no sign of a bird?.....



Then I went back downstairs to find Furio guarding the corpse (it is in the little blue cat igloo on the left, not in my basket of clean and dry washing, thank goodness)



I think that he had been trying to bring his prize to me as a gift, as our bedroom is at the top of those stairs but luckily I had closed my bedroom door or else our bed would have been covered in feathers!

Needless to say, Furio knows he is in disgrace and he is skulking around the house somewhere, just trying to lay low until he is forgiven.

hugs,

25 comments:

robindefender said...

Yikes! Poor bird! And poor kitty to have his gift so unappreciated! Lol Thankfully, I have never been presented a bird that needed killing INSIDE the house. Did get a live lizard though. That was fun. Glad he didn't ruin the bedroom for you.

Gill - That British Woman said...

icky, but funny.........

Gill in Canada

shez said...

Furio was just doing what comes naturally and was very proud of his catch and bought it home to muma to show.Not a fun job Kaye cleaning up the feathers though,enjoy your day.xx

Bea said...

Oh, doesn't it make the biggest mess? My previous cat loved to bring me bird 'gifts'. Poor Furio, here he is trying to feed his family and you don't want it.

Faith... said...

Poor Kitty...just trying to do his job and make you proud! LOL Hope he didn't get in to much trouble.

Cheryll said...

At least you know he's a normal cat.. even though you didn't want his catch! Bit of a mess to clean up! :(

Barb said...

Furio was just trying to tell you he loved you with his gift. Problem is you had to clean up the mess.

sharine said...

Straight to the corner for him!

Crazee4books said...

Since our cats are indoor cats we've never had this kind of problem. Instead Rupert brings his multi coloured woolly crinkle ball and presents that as his "gift". We've often woken up in the morning to find that we've been sleeping on it. Or step on it when getting out of bed. It must have been fun cleaning up all those feathers. The poor bird.

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my! My SIL had a cat that did stuff like that. You got off easy compared to some of the horror stories I've heard!
I hope it wasn't too awful bad for you to clean-up.

cucki said...

Oh deary...such a sweet furio ;)

Shebafudge said...

Oh dear, a present I would rather not have. Thankfully our two cats don't have the brains between to catch anything...not even a cold....lol.

Valma said...

Sorry Kaye, I couldn't help laughing :)
So sweet and funny Furio....
My Grandma used to have a cat who brought her back these kind of gift too, but at 99% it was ... moles =)
you can now sew him a blanket with the feathers
Ok...I'm out =D
big hugs
xxxxxxx

Cleejoow said...

my cat used to go outside, always through my bedroom window... the birds I've found next to my bed in the morning before I got up... Luckely I've never stepped on one... I wasn't too happy when he brought my hamsters upstairs... they were still alive but still...

Chris said...

Wow! That is a lot of feathers. I know that hie intentions were all good. He just wanted to bring you a little gift.
Poor little bird.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Kaye...I'm agreeing here, he was just doing what comes naturally and showing it to you...oh no all those feathers to clean up...

Shirlee said...

Sophie has never brought me a present & that is just fine with me : )

Claire said...

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SoCal Debbie said...

That is so funny how the one single solitary feather was the preview of the carnage upstairs! LOL

beagleAnnie said...

Hi Kaye
Haha, funny. I enjoyed reading it.

Catherine said...

Oh my! I had to laugh at all those feathers, but I hope they weren't too bad for you to clean up!

Alison said...

They are so cheeky aren't they? And so cute!

Margaret said...

Oh good heavens! I have to say I'm glad Mia has never brought me a present of that type. lol! Hope the cleanup wasn't too bad. So cute!

Holly said...

Oh dear, naughty Furio! Bet he was so pleased to bring you a pressie. Glad to say my kitties never bring me a present.
Your stitching is lovely btw.

Quilt Kitty said...

I'm sure Furio was trying to bring his mum a nice present. A cery good thing you shut the door to the bedroom. My boys went through a stage of taking birds into the bath & shower, easier to clean up, but very naughty! Tracee xx

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