Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cat Stampede

R and I took our dinner out to the lanai to eat where it was very peaceful and serene.We had seen one or two feral cats so knew that they were there. R said we must never feed these cats or we would never get rid of them. So there we were innocently sitting there eating our pizza when R looks to the left and sees a startling and unsettling scene. Staring at us in a stalking stance was a herd of approximately 25 to 50 cats. Actually, the ones we did see were just the scouts but we could feel the eyes of the entire herd upon us. R said, "OMG, look Sue!" Flashback of Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds!" Only with cats. Bravely, we had to pass through the herd to get back inside. I am thankful to report neither of us sustained any life threatening injuries in our retreat.


scoter1 said...

Wow - what an unsettling experience. This reminds me of a time when I was three years old, staying at my uncle's house in Baltimore. Somehow I'd ended up at their next-door neighbor's house, and the older kids I was with up and left me, leaving me alone with 8-10 cats. I was suddenly very afraid, and screamed at the top of my lungs to get my uncle's attention. Luckily he was nearby, and I was rescued from the "cat gang". Nice work on your blog - and good luck!

B. Newman

a striver for sanity said...

Thanks, scoter1! I am sorry I did not do any scuba activities while on the big island like you did!