Raining kitties

When Chun is excited, he rolls around on his back in circles, staring at me the whole time. Sometimes he does this in convenient locations where I am able to rub his tummy. Other times, he doesn’t choose his spot so well, like tonight, when I was taking care of a new batch of kombucha. Chun was on one of his favorite perches – the top of the fridge – and he saw me and was so happy that he rolled and rolled and rolled until – CRASH – he fell. Right onto me. I tried to catch him but instead, my arm hit him and he splatted to the floor, landing on his back. It was one of the worst feline landings I have ever seen. Somehow, everything on the counter jumped but nothing broke. Poor Chun was so upset. But just five minutes later, he was prancing through the kitchen with his tail up and nose up, like nothing had happened.

He has fallen on me before, from the top of my grandmother’s antique mirror that is super wide has all kinds of fancy moulding. He landed on Mani too. Mani did not appreciate it. The problem that time wasn’t rolling, it was that he had gained approximately a pound over about a year and could no longer accomplish the same gymnastic feats as he had in his trimmer days.

old photo:
mirror chun 10-9-2011 6-29-24 PM

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14 Responses to Raining kitties

  1. How funny. Poor thing, rolling himself off the fridge. He sounds like an absolute character of note!

  2. OUCH! Good thing everybody make it through the “cat shower” alright!!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  3. jamjet73 says:

    WOW ! That’s quite an accomplishment on the mirror even if the molding is wide…..great perch !

  4. Laurie says:

    Chun looks very decorative on the mirror edge.

    Macaroon chases her tail on top of my tall IKEA bookcase. I always expect her to fall off, but she hasn’t so far.

  5. Dianda says:

    Must hurt to fall on his back! Crazy Chun!

  6. Lauri says:

    Good heavens! I am glad he is ok!

  7. lauowolf says:

    Oh dear.
    He is one of those mad Up Cats.
    So is Habeeb, who jumps to the top of the bookcase and tries to figure whether seh could walk along the picture rail or not.
    (Not, decidedly not, but she keeps considering it.)
    But the rolling off things is sad, poor kitty.
    So happy, and then grabbity take sover.

  8. Lurkertype says:

    HRTortie just fell off the back of the couch. Sometimes she does that in her sleep and she always lands awkwardly, often on her back. There’s a THUD, then a silence, and we ask her if she’s okay, and then a small “meow?”

Miao & Purr!

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