Yes, I am back. I arrived last night with no fanfare or flags waving, just tired and discombobulated due to time changes and very little sleep the last two weeks. I'd say I'm safe and sound but if this cat had its way it wouldn't be the case.
This is my brother's cat, Tabby, and it is the most evil animal on the planet. The moment I walked in the door of my brother Chris' house, the cat hissed and tried to swat me with its paws. I'm not one for declawing of animals but this is one that I am grateful is declawed. I only wish I could have been there to enjoy it too. Before you think I'm too cruel, understand that I am not talking about mild manner hisses. These were teeth baring ready to take a chunk of arm hisses. I tried to capture it on film but my camera just wasn't fast enough. I did everything I could to get the cat to see things a different way. I tried playing dominant cat by hissing back and staring in its eyes. I tried playing sweet, by purring and talking nicely. I even tried ignoring the cat. Nothing worked!
Tabby was constantly terrorizing me throughout my stay. It even plotted surprise attacks that left me fearing for my life and sleeping with my door closed and LOCKED! One time, I was sitting at the kitchen table downloading pictures to my computer and it jumped up grabbed my arm with its paws and started hissing madly at me. Another time, I was napping in the familyroom only to be swatted in the face and to wake to it sitting there hissing in the prone position for another attack. Even Nemo isn't safe from this cat, Tabby's favorite place to drink water is the fish tank!
I'm sure many are anxious to hear stories of my confluence with Robin and Mumsy. They are forth coming. I just need to figure out how to upload video to my ftp space. This is one home video that shouldn't be missed. After all, how often do you get to see a grown woman under the age of 80 pee her pants? :-D