Computer and Clawzilla Update

Hi cats. I just wanted to update you on what is going on with my Mom and I, and what is going on in my neighborhood.

Mom is going through C.W. (Computer Withdrawal). She is typing in her sleep. She is looking at the spot where our computer was and letting out a deep sigh of disappointment when she sees that it’s not there. The only good thing about this is that she has more time to play with me. I like that. However, I can’t play with her 24/7. So, I am praying that our computer will be fixed soon so that Mom will be back to normal. Then, I’ll get some much-needed rest!

As for my neighborhood—well, that Clawzilla (Zilla) is still terrorizing it.  Angelina led a Council of Cats which met for the purpose of deciding what to do about her. Well, guess who walked into it?  Clawzilla! She interrupted the Council and growled, “Don’t even think about trying to stop me or I will hurt you.” Then, she stalked away.

That scared everyone, but the Council continued. The cats there decided to stick together and protect the kittens from her. This is not going well. After the Council ended, Herb saw her being mean to a kitten. So, he tried to defend it. Well, the next thing we saw was Herb being flipped over the dumpster! Even worse, he had a long scratch mark on his face. All of us comforted him, and I smuggled him some Neosporin so that his cut would be OK, and so that I’d have an excuse to be close to him.

After that, two cats that I really don’t know that well decided to put that Zilla in her place. They were tough, strong cats so we figured they could take care of business with her. We were wrong. She beat both of them up and growled, “I told you you’d get hurt!”  Then, she let out the scariest laugh that I’ve ever heard.

So, we don’t know what we are going to do about her. I need your help, cats. Have you ever had a mean cat like her in your neighborhood? If so, how did you kill do about it? Please post soon. You may be saving a kitten’s life!

Thanks!

Grace

More About the Alley Cats

Hi cats.  How are you?  Hope all is well with you.

I wanted to tell you more about the alley cats.  This is a good time, because Mom is doing the laundry, and she left the computer on.  So, here is a description of more of the alley cats that I posted about before:

Clawzilla (Zilla):  I told you a lot about Clawzilla in my previous post.  However, I didn’t mention what she looks like. Zilla is a three-year old ugly unattractive yellow cat.  She has a lot of scars on her face from previous fights, all of which she won. And, I just found out that she beats up the kittens in her “gang” if they don’t bring her half of the food they beg for or catch themselves. That’s mean! I wish that Animal Control would find her and take her away—forever.

Fraidycat:   Fraidycat is a two-month old black female kitten. Fraidycat (Fraidy) reminds me of me when I was a kitten out there.  She has a sweet personality and longs for a home of her own.  I hope she gets one, because right now that Zilla is mean to her!  Sadly, she can’t fight back because she’s much smaller than Zilla.  That’s why she’s we call her Fraidycat.

Patches:  Patches is a 3-month old multicolored male kitten with patches all over his body.  He is a nice cat.  He also is very funny.  He does a great imitation of Zilla when she’s not around.  And, he is an excellent beggar.   He knows (thanks to me!) the right humans to beg food from.  Last, he shares his food with the other cats once he’s gotten it from the rather naïve humans who live in our apartment complex.

Bruno:  Bruno is a twelve-year-old black and white male cat.  He’s out on the streets because when his human Mom died, no one took him in.  So, as he puts it, he is now living an adventurous life. Bruno is the Begging King.  He teaches all of the kittens how to beg so that they can survive.  Best of all, Bruno tries to protect the kittens from Zilla.  I like him for that!

Hazel:  Hazel is five-year-old brown and white tabby female cat.  She is the alley cat I like the most.  She comes to my window and talks to me.  I like that.  And, she also protects the kittens from that Zilla.  That has led to her getting beaten up more than once.  Hazel doesn’t give up, though.  She wants the kittens to be safe.  And, she managed to claw Zilla in the face during their last fight.  I like that in her!

Princess:  Princess is one of the few purebred cats that live in the alley.  She is a one-year-old, white and brown Siamese cat.  She is a snob.  She is constantly bragging about her “pure” bloodline and that she is a member of a breed that “kings and queens love.”  Well, they may love her, but we don’t!  If I have to hear her bragging about her bloodline one more time, I will scream.

I’ve picked these cats because they are the ones I see the most.  There at least twenty more cats that are either are part of Zilla’s gang, or that live near them.  And, if they keep up some of their . . . err . . . instinctive behaviors, there may be hundreds more.  I hope that doesn’t happen.  If it does, it will be so noisy that I won’t be able to sleep at night and—

Oh no!  Mom’s coming in and she’s got the sheets in her hands.  That means she’s about to put them on the bed that I’m typing on.  I’ve got to go before she knocks me off of it.  Type to you soon, cats!   Also, if you have any ideas about how my friends and I can put that Zilla in her place, please post.  Thanks!