The Island King has a cat
He named her that because
she is SO small. She's not much bigger than a kitten.
According to the vet she's
perfectly healthy – she's just a miniature cat.
But the name Rat fits her
in other ways as well.
She doesn't like anyone
but the Island King. She scratches everything except her scratching
post. She pushes more stuff off my shelves than all of my other cats
combined. AND all 4 of my other cats despise her.
The Island King can't
understand why they all try to beat her up but I'm pretty sure it's
because she hisses and swipes at them - starting the fight. I've seen
it happen many times but he still says “It's can't be Rat, she's so
A couple of weeks ago I
walked past our fish tank and noticed a small puddle of water on the
floor in front of the tank.
I cleaned up the pudlle
and then examined every inch of the tank, determined it's not leaking
and shrugged off the small puddle.
A few days went by and it
happened again. The tank still wasn't leaking so again I wiped up the
puddle and went about my day.
The next day I was feeding
the fish and noticed that two were missing. I thought they died so I
searched the tank for their bodies but couldn't find them.
I know the other fish
didn't eat them but I don't know what happened to their little
Another couple of days
went by and I was feeding the fish when I realized there were no
fish. Not one.
I searched everywhere for
their bodies but they weren't there.
The tank was empty.
As I'm standing there
wondering what happened to my fish the Oldes Island Boy walked by and
asked if the tank is leaking because he's been cleaning up small
puddles of water for the past few days.
What is going on?
That night I came around
the corner and saw this.
And it hit me.
The Rat has figured out
how to open the lid on the tank and has EATEN my fish.
Which explains the
I have had many cats for
years and none of them have ever done that.
I am definitely a cat lady
but this particular cat is on my last nerve.
Rat is an extremely
appropriate name for her.