I never saw Arthur especially interested in shoes or playing with them. He always had ignored our shoes and still does. But last week when my cleaning lady came, took off her shoes and put them in a corner, Arthur suddenly got crazy ! He attacked the shoes, jumped around and pulled at the strings. He rolled over them and behaved like a shoe fetichist ! I couldn't believe it ! And Rosie too ! They finally nearly faught for the shoes. I asked the shoe owner if she had put some cat attracting spray on it, but she laughed and told me that there was noting special on her shoes. But I suspect her having walked in catnips ! It's a mistery.

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I made a little video with Rosie and Arthur fighting over the shoes !

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After a while Rosie went out and looked for Kim in her tent. But Kim wasn't there.

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Suddenly I saw Rosie on our little garden shed ! Rosie had learned to climb ! This was the very first time that she did it ! and then she ran over to the wheeping willow tree and like a flash was suddenly on the tree !

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Kim watched this event
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and Pookie too but safely from inside. And while I took the pictures, Rosie felt save because I was there and climbed higher and higher. I thought I better go, otherwise she wouldn't be able to come down anymore. Indeed, after a while Rosie was still not there.

Mr. Gattino remembered with horror that he had to climb in this tree years ago to get Arthur down, and wanted to avoid the same incident. So he went outside looking for Rosie. And of course she sat unhappily there on a branch and didn't dare to go down the trunk. Mr. Gattino was just big enough to reach out to her and take her down before she went up again and he had to take a ladder !

With a big sigh of relief he brought her in and sank on the sofa, like a potatoe bag complaining what a work he had with these cats ! Poor overworked man !

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After this hard day, Rosie and Arthur sat side by side and washed before they both looked for a nice napping place to settle down and take a well earned rest.



andophiroxia said...

I think I really like Rose and Arthur the best. They both are very adorable and I love their relationship. Arthur has mellowness compared to Rosie's spunk!

Andree said...

As soon as I saw Rosie in the tree, I remember your husband's tree climbing and went UH OH! LOL

I love your new background: I didn't know people in Europe celebrated Halloween!

And the video: that sure looks like 'nip behavior to me!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Rosie is really amazing, she could climb trees~!!! So that means she is a big cat now~!!!!!!!
What an impressive girl~!!! She always suprised me amaze me all the time~!!!!

Pookie is very cute, standing at the middle of the dolls~!!! I love that~!!! Pookie also like a art work~!!

Ellen Whyte said...

Oh dear! Scoop got stuck in a tree once in Malacca. I ended up climbing the dratted thing and carrying him back down. He was extremely grateful and didn't even stick out a claw. Hope Mr Gattino is unscathed.

Pookie looks so pretty with those dolls...

Paula said...

Little Rosie and Arthur so funny even though Mr. Gattina says they are trouble.
I am glad Rosie is safe out of the tree.

She sure looks like she had fun helping you decorate for halloween!
I like your festive autumn look!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Too funny about the shoes! I wonder what was so interesting about them?

Rosie, I am very impressed with your climbing ability! Just be careful out there. I wouldn't want anything to happen to you!

Ellen Whyte said...

COT image is up with link. Didn't realise it was part of the group post!

Luna und Luzie said...

Hi Gattina, you have decorate your blog nicely for halloween.
Our cats always climbing in every tree and at every roof. I think the cats can come down, when they come up.
It is funny to see Arthur with the shoes.
Gattina, ich glaube, Rosie wird mal eine gute Kletterkatze und von oben sieht alles doch viel interessanter aus.
"Have a nice day"

FelineFrisky said...

Rosie & Arthur fighting for shoes was fun to watch! They are such a cute pair!

Rosie in the tree was an adventure for sure! Poor Mr. Gattino!

Love the Halloween wallpaper! So festive!

I will be away on vacation until later this month, so this will be my last post for a bit.

Diane :)

Unknown said...

I am very impressed with your climbing ability too my dear!I am afraid of many things and I think that the trees would scare me. Arthur is so funny with her shoes.
I Love the Halloween wallpaper,my mom doesn't know as putting one :(
Happy Tuesday!
Feliz Martes!


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Anonymous said...

I like your Halloween decorations. I finished mine this weekend.
I am so glad Mr. Gattina could get Rosie down without the ladder. That first big climing experience is always a big deal. I love that you got a shot of her on your building!

I think the lady walked in catnip too or maybe her scent just reminded Arthur of it.

Happy Cot!

Irishcoda said...

Oooh, we love the new look for Halloween! Also enjoyed the slideshow of Rosie in the tree and the video clip of the cats war of the shoes, lol! Enjoyed the special effects on the slideshow, too! Rosie and Arthur should be glad to have such a creative mama bean to show off their talents & beauty! :)

Anonymous said...

I love your Halloween wallpaper and photo header. Is that Rosie on the photo?

How funny about the shoes! I once had a cat who was terrified of shoes. Rosie and Arthur certainly seem to like your cleaning lady's shoes though!

How clever of Rosie to climb the tree, even though it did frighten poor Mr. Gattino. It looks like she had fun.

I haven't been able to stop by your Cybercruise yet, but I hope to get there later today. It sounds really interesting! Enjoy your day!

Gledwood said...

Always lots of entertaining pixx, Gattina...

... hey how do you like my new self-portrait~?!?

Dorothy said...

I was so relieved that Mr. Gattina got Rosie out of that tree without any trouble. She's still so small to be climbing such big trees, LOL.

I'm a bit late with my story, but it's there nontheless.

Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

Wow! Look at Rosie! She is amazing. Just months ago she was still a tiny little kitten.

TorAa said...

Miaaah - c'est ca - what is this?
Says Rosa and Felicia.
Focus: Not from our point of view, miuooow, the continues...

we are living and thinking and passionate beeings - we are real CATS - not pets

A very strong and strict message from our owners - our Manx.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

We used to like shoes a lot. Now they are nothing so interesting, just smelly!

Yipppie for Rosie that she can climb a tree. She has to be very brave and strong to do that!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I can remember having to rescue Oscar as a kitten when he climbed up a tree, draped himself over a branch and couldn't get down. He hung there mewing pitifully until I could get our neighbour to reach him, he was too high up for me.

Forty Paws said...

We love your Halloween blog! How pretty!

And what a great story about Rosie and Arthur!

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