SOL18 Border Collie Cat

 

1024px-Border_Collie_Hembra_Blanca_y_Negra_(Barbie,_Los_Baganes_Border_Collie).jpg

Border Collies are intelligent creatures, able to calmly gather and herd a flock of sheep. They approach, direct, and guide in silence with their eyes and movements. Amazing to watch.

 

My cat is a border collie cat. Abandoned, she and her brother are mostly scaredy cats because they spent their first few weeks dodging owls. We adopted them, and Stella, the black and white one seemed to “imprint” on our white lab, who adopted Stella as her kid. They played and wrestled and slept together.

Sadly, we’ve lost both brother Abby and our lab, Pooka. So Stella is alone as a pet.

And she’s become a border collie cat now that she no longer has her two buds, Abby and Pooka.

We live in a small house, a cottage some would say. And our living room also includes our desks.

Cats can sleep up to sixteen hours a day and can sleep in most any position as well as remain alert at the same time. Also an amazing creature.

IMG_9692peekcat

But, like I said, my cat is a border collie cat.

IMG_1336_that_darn_cat

When she awakens from one of her cat naps, and she notices that no one else is on the couch, she promptly finds either my husband or myself. We’re usually working at our desks.

Stella nudges herself between my feet and stares up at me. Noticing her big green eyes glowing in the dark under the desk, I smile at her, and reach down to give her a scratch on top of her head. She then pops her head up between my knees and meows.

If I don’t notice her, she’ll sit up and place her paw on my knees and meow.

If only she had trained with a border collie, who herds in silence. No. Stella is the noisiest cat we’ve ever had. Stella meows until I stand up, whereupon she leads me over to the couch where I must sit so she can curl up on my lap and purr loudly to keep me there.

Stella is a border collie cat, and unfortunately, I enjoy the break.


Photo Credits:

Border Collie By Rocbag (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Stella Cat by Sheri


sol

This post is written for11th Annual  Slice of Life Story challenge hosted by  Two Writing Teachers .   During whole month of March, we will share a slice of our lives.  Please join too.  

#SOL18

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.