Saturday, February 16, 2008

Diamond


Diamond loves to nap on his hot water service.  It is always nice and warm.  Diamond is an eleven-year-old Russian blue cat and lives in Adelaide, South Australia.  He is a mostly indoor cat, but his Mom takes him out on his halter and lead almost every day.  He also has an outdoor enclosure that he uses quite a bit.  He loves being brushed and petted.  He frequently patrols his house, checking out all the windows for intruder kitties.  The two cats who live next door go out by themselves and often stop by Diamond's house to look in his windows.  One of the two cats, Jai, often tries to swat or pounce Diamond when he is out for his walk.  Diamond's Mom chases him away when Jai tries this.  Diamond is partial to catnip and has his own plant growing in his garden.  He also has his very own fish pond, but he doesn't try to catch the fish, though he does enjoy watching them.  There are plenty of creatures around for him to hunt, including mice, moths, butterflies and lizards. One time his Mom decided to let Diamond explore the back garden a bit wearing his harness and lead, but without her holding on.  Diamond took instant advantage of this relative freedom by climbing the trellis up onto the paling fence, to look over into the next door neighbor's yard.  Up on the fence, he was out of reach of both his Mom and the neighbor.  Diamond had his look and was on his way back to climb back down when his lead caught in the fence.  He tugged and tugged, but it was caught tight.  His Mom climbed up on a chair to try to reach him, but she couldn't get up high enough to hold him securely.  She could get his lead unclipped, though.  Once he was freed, Diamond had no trouble jumping down from the fence and going back into the house.  The lead is still caught in the fence to this day.

                                             Diamond caught his lead in the fence.
                                             He wedged it in tight, no words to mince.
                                                    His Mom got him down
                                                    With a heavy frown.
                                             Diamond's lead still hangs from the fence.

11 comments:

-d ma said...

diamond's lead adventure sounds exciting. i love that picture.

zevo calamari said...

That is way too funny! He is adorable. Thanks for brightening our day!
Have a great weekend.
xoxoxo

Cheysuli and gemini said...

That is a great photo of Diamond and a scary incident to have a limerick about. Gemini has gone to hide!

Daisy said...

Diamond is nice! I think it was a funny story how his lead is still stuck in that fence.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What an adventure. Must be a HIGH fence! Must have given his mom quite a scare.

Lux said...

That must have been scary! But Diamond sounds like he's got a great life!

archi's mum said...

that looks like a mighty awkward sleeping pose!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

He looks so soft!

TT said...

Oh that adventure sounds like it was fun, but I woulds be scairt.

The Devil Dog said...

Wow, he was lucky he wasn't hurt. He sounds like he has a lot of fun, though, inside and out. Very nice limerick.

Roxy & Lucky

The Cat Realm said...

What a wonderful limerick for a great cat!