Wind Me Up

3 Jan
Cats Eyes

Image by @Doug88888 via Flickr

Wind.  Cold.  Gale.  Frightening.

The Hub said walking in the park today was like lifting the covers when he gets into bed with me.

The weather reminds me of the Christmas Eve years ago when there was a gale and our six-foot-high garden fence blew down.  Our cat had followed the Hub out to help him investigate, when a gust blew her right across the street.  She ran off.

A couple of hours later the phone rang; the Hub answered it, chatted for a bit, then hung up.

‘Who was that?’ I asked.

‘The cat.  She just phoned to say she was in Birmingham.’

I didn’t believe him, of course: although I was unaware that he’d let her in earlier and she was snug in her basket, every body knows cats can’t use the telephone.  She’d have sent a letter.

41 Responses to “Wind Me Up”

  1. Marion Driessen January 3, 2012 at 17:17 #

    Gale also in Holland! Gusts of wind and rain. Yuk.

    Birmingham eh? 😉 *grins*

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  2. vivinfrance January 3, 2012 at 17:59 #

    Well and truly scary: storm force 11 in the Irish Sea and the channel. Our friends are supposed to be sailing back from Rosslare today, but Shipwatch shows no passenger ships in the area in question.

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    • Tinman January 3, 2012 at 22:19 #

      I’ve done that trip from Rosslare, it’s quite rough at the best of times.

      Looking out at the Irish Sea this evening I don’t envy them if they have set out.

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      • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:27 #

        Scary. Our nephew drove back to the IOW yesterday; the ferries were cancelled for most of the day but by the time he arrived it was calm again. That’s the good thing about a wind, I suppose; it will blow itself out eventually.

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  3. Pseu January 3, 2012 at 18:04 #

    First belly laugh of the day.

    You are daft. Everyone knows cats use semaphore

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    • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:28 #

      Thanks for the belly laugh in return 😀

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  4. earlybird January 3, 2012 at 18:10 #

    DId you ever find out why she went to Birmingham?

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    • Nicola January 3, 2012 at 22:11 #

      I was wondering that too

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      • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:31 #

        No; she was a little secretive at times. You know what cats are like.

        I thought it was the wind that had blown her that way but you never knew with Whiskers.

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        • Pseu January 4, 2012 at 19:27 #

          maybe the Queen was on a visit and the cat wanted to do her mouse frightening duty?

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  5. Cindy January 3, 2012 at 18:27 #

    Not so, Tilly, anyone would have loaned her their cell phone to make the call, not so a postage stamp!

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    • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:33 #

      I dunno…if a talking cat with a Stockport accent asked to borrow my phone in Birmingham, I might just run a mile.

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  6. granny1947 January 3, 2012 at 18:28 #

    Beautiful here this evening…am sitting here in short sleeves…sorry.
    Your cat can’t use the phone?
    He is a bit backward.

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    • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:34 #

      The second belly laugh of the day! I have the best readers 🙂

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  7. Paula Tohline Calhoun January 3, 2012 at 18:29 #

    What? The air smelled like it had beans for dinner? 😆

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  8. laurieanichols January 3, 2012 at 18:57 #

    You are way too funny! It is 13 degrees F. outside here in the western part of Massachusetts, the coldest day of the year as of yet. I hope that it doesn’t get colder. Your cat is lucky to have found her back all the way from Birmingham to her warm basket.

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  9. gigihawaii January 3, 2012 at 19:05 #

    haha! Too funny! I love it!

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  10. creatingreciprocity January 3, 2012 at 19:13 #

    She could have phoned if she’d managed to find a feeee-line…

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    • Tilly Bud January 4, 2012 at 12:39 #

      Another good one! You guys crack me up 😀

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  11. Hattie January 3, 2012 at 19:40 #

    Right. Cats just don’t “get it.”

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  12. kateshrewsday January 3, 2012 at 19:51 #

    I think I’d run away of a gust of wind blew me across the street too, Tilly!

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  13. Grannymar January 3, 2012 at 20:09 #

    i am not into cats, but the story was funny.

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  14. Ron.Ron. January 3, 2012 at 20:46 #

    8 degrees F in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom with a wind chill factor of -12F. Slated to drop to -7 tonight, with continued high wind.

    The further the cat blows away to, the better I like it.

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  15. Big Al January 3, 2012 at 21:04 #

    In the immortal words of ET…..p-h-o-n-e h-o-m-e……

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  16. Tinman January 3, 2012 at 22:21 #

    Can’t cats tweet, or is that only birds?

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  17. barb19 January 4, 2012 at 01:51 #

    Phoning or writing, she is a clever cat 😉
    Now if I could only train my dog to take calls when we are out . . .

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  18. jmgoyder January 4, 2012 at 02:06 #

    Love this one!

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  19. Yulia January 4, 2012 at 09:38 #

    hahahha so funny! I think cats still can use the phone, someone might help them to hold the phone 😀

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  20. margo roby January 4, 2012 at 14:18 #

    Does anyone remember the old Meow Mix ad? Of course cats can telephone. After all, they are cats. According to Edmund Lear they can sail boats!

    Couldn’t resist the conversation. Here in Atlanta, 22 degrees Fahrenheit with the sun just up.

    Thanks for the laughs, Tilly and Co.

    margo

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    • Tilly Bud January 5, 2012 at 13:03 #

      I don’t know whether to rejoice or mourn that the comments section is often funnier than the original post.

      Rejoice, probably, because I’m so busy laughing 🙂

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  21. Lorna's Voice January 4, 2012 at 19:02 #

    Since the advent of push-button phones, some cats have been known to phone home and other places. They had trouble with the rotary dial phones, though. Just ask them…

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  22. SchmidleysScribbling January 4, 2012 at 19:28 #

    Twenty-five here today and the dogs don’t want to go out. They may have fur and hair and be descended from sled dogs but they say their mother slept with a Chicuaua, not a Siberian Husky.

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  23. Perfecting Motherhood January 5, 2012 at 07:26 #

    Now everyone knows cats use morse to communicate by clawing your thighs to send you their messages…

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  24. bluebee January 6, 2012 at 10:27 #

    Sounds as if it’s a laugh-a-minute in your household

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  25. eof737 January 8, 2012 at 11:03 #

    Hmmm. I hope she came trotting in after that conversation. 😆

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