Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Scylla and Charybdis really are sisters and were adopted together as kittens a little over two years ago. They may look very much alike, but they each have their own characters. Scylla is very active and loves to get way up high. She loves climbing trees and discovered that she could get to the hummingbird feeder. She probably just wanted to bat it around, but the Mom was afraid she had designs on the hummingbirds, so she moved the feeder up higher in the tree. Like Socks, Scylla is a very good hunter and likes to bring her trophies home. She gets a bit disappointed when Mom won't let her bring them inside. Scylla is also the cat most likely to tear things up or knock them down. Don't let her anywhere near the paper towels or TP, unless you want the house redecorated. She got up on top of a tall piece of furniture near the windows once and saw a bug. She wanted to catch that bug very badly, but it hid behind the curtains. Scylla knocked the curtains down trying to find the bug. Scylla gets along with Fenris the dog by staying out of his reach. Whenever he gets too rambunctious for her, she just jumps up on something and watches his antics from above. Scylla loves her food and even tried Fenris' food once. She didn't like it. Scylla also loves the catnip plant that is growing in the garden. One day she got so blissed out that she almost forgot to come in for dinner.

                                      Scylla has a destructive streak.
                                      Chaos throughout the house she will wreak.
                                                  She shreds towels of paper
                                                  And down come the draper-
                                      Ies when like a whirlwind all around she'll streak.


BooBoo said...

Shredding paper towels is fun! So is unrolling toilet paper.

Noll's Nip said...

Scylla sounds like fun!

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

Scylla is such an inspiration!!!

Great limerick, Karen Jo!

Purrs Banshee

Cheysuli and gemini said...

He HE. That is a good limerick about Scylla!

Christine and FAZ said...

Wreaking chaos is fun. FAZ

Lorianna said...

Scylla and Socks sound like a lot of fun and they are both really cute.
I think I saw on Google that today is Limerick Day? If so, Happy Limerick Day Karen Jo! Yours are the best! I will check to make sure, but it's cool that there is an actual limerick day. :)
I hope all is well for you and your Mom. I know you have a lot going on and I'm thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Oh, you've got Scylla to a T, Karen Jo! Good one!

-d ma said...

scylla and charybdis are great names. scylla sounds like a tornado.

Thoughts said...

I am literally laughing at this one Karen Jo. GREAT job of capturing the spirit of oh so many a curious cat.


The Devil Dog said...

Oh my, Scylla is quite a handful. I am glad she is there, and not here. (Then again, she might take some of the heat for my destruction.)


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Socks, now Scylla. We guess Charbydis is next. These are all very fun kitties. And now they have Fenris to pick on. :)

MoMo said...

Good one on Scylla!!! You are so perceptive.