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Khalia The Klutz

Updated on October 23, 2011

Graceful as a...cat?

Despite popular opinion, or is that belief...cats are not graceful...and Khalia seems unduly blessed (or is that cursed) with an over abundance of the clumsies.

She and her brothers have reached the 5 month mark and they are not near as clumsy as she is. That poor girl cannot get within inches of water without spilling it. Usually she spots a fly, or we have had an invasion of fruit flies this summer and she has spied one of them, and she leaps for it. Most cats somehow mange to keep in mind that there is a water dish there and upon landing have avoided falling in it. Not Khalia. When she lands, it is usually right in the water, sending water flying in one direction and the bowl in another.

She insists on sleeping on a certain shelf, yet somehow manages to fall off it, sending everything to the floor with her. She will run helter skelter and in her hurry to get to her destination run right over anyone and thing, knocking things flying. We have taken to holding our breathes when she goes to get a drink, or gets around something she might send crashing to the floor.

It really is very funny, and has us in stitches so often with her antics. Mom keeps a large glass vase on a platter on the coffee table filled with water for the cats (there is also a large bowl on the floor, this is the one Khalia tends to spill) and sometimes Khalia will run and leap onto the coffee table to get a drink, but upon landing go into a slide. Her butt hits the table and her feet spread wide trying to stop the slide. If she bumps into the water and it splashes her, she takes offense and races off the table, usually scattering whatever happens to be on it.

This morning in mom's room she was going after a fly that was on the outside of the window (amazing there are still flies out there after the freezing night time temps we have had) and her claw got stuck in the curtain. She attempted to throw herself clear of the food dishes that were below her, and failed, landing in all four of them, scattering food kibbles everywhere.

I have known another kitten like her, her name was Squirrely Q. I lost her when I went to California. So I cherish little Khalia all the more. There is just something about her that speaks of innocence and vulnerability...she is a treasure.

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  • tlmcgaa70 profile imageAUTHOR

    tlmcgaa70 

    6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    lol, that is funny. well, i guess it is a good sign, i am out there on google search. is Khalia just your nick name or is it your real name? i have never known a khalia human. i named her khalia (an alternate spelling for calia) a play on calico. glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed the read. have a great day.

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    Khalia1239 

    6 years ago

    And this is what I get when I google my name. Interesting.

  • tlmcgaa70 profile imageAUTHOR

    tlmcgaa70 

    6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    wow Kathy...you must have been out of your mind with worry for the poor baby...i would have been for sure. and she obviously has an awesome will to survive. she sounds like and incredible kitty...and blessed your life as much as you have blessed hers. and yes...we are cool =)

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    Kathy 

    6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

    Hi my dear Tammy.. Little Sandy aka Homer Simpleton was very very ill when very young. My neighbor across the street knocked on my door one morning, asking if I'd take a a kitten that his daughter had 'adopted' and then decided she didn't want. My neighbor is a very sensitive man and could not bear the thought of his daughter dumping yet another cat at the local 'shelter.' (We already had one cat; a sweet loving 12 year old who the daughter decided she didn't want anymore and was just going to relinquish her -Sassy we named her - to the pound)...anyway, so, of course, I said yes. Not 3 days after taking the very lonely, sad and tiny kitten; she became sick immediately. Rushed off to the Veterinarians where Sandy stayed for a week...she almost died..her temp. was sky high and they kept her in isolation giving her meds hourly...It was hit and miss for a while. But, with much vigilence , staying beside her hours on end and holding her and protecting her and standing "guard" to be sure the Vets' assistants did everything when they were supposed to....little Sandy survived and is such a sweet and happy cat but, we've been told; due to her high and extended temp...she may have sustained a bit of brain damage...it DOES make me overly protective and I love her to bits! Yea! for both of us. Aren't we cool??? LOL

  • tlmcgaa70 profile imageAUTHOR

    tlmcgaa70 

    6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    Kathy...i am sure like me that you found that Homer Simpleton brought much joy into your lives, and her antics only deepened your love for her. When i look at Khalia and watch her, i cant define the sense i get...the closest i can come is by saying she has such a huge hunger for life, and she goes after everything she does with such spirit, yet is so innocent. she makes me laugh because she knows the dog wont harm her but she likes to act like the dog is a very dangerous animal and she is the brave soul who will confront her. she is such a joy.

    thank you for reading my hubs and thank you for sharing your story...your friend always...tammy

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    Kathy 

    6 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

    Khalia is so beautiful. You know, until I moved to Kansas, I'd never seen cats with her markings. The first time I saw one (Rascal...our first park rescue kitten), I couldn't believe how beautiful her fur was with sprinklings of golden fur, orange fur, auburn, orange and creamy fur mixed into a primarily brownish black background...and with the cute little 'stripe' down the nose. Just like Khalia. I laughed while reading this story because we have a cat we named Sandy Cat...then Sandy Fats because she grew so big during our first year in Kansas and that's when we first noticed how clumbsy she is...she falls over stuff, leaps in the wrong direction, misses her mark and hangs from curtains and ledges that she didn't quite make it to. So, we changed her name again to ...Homer Simpleton...we loveher.

    This is a funny hub about a beautiful cat who lives with a wonderful family whose love has no bounds when it comes to rescuing animals. Up Funny Awesome and Beautiful because the love shines through. Your friend, Kathy

  • tlmcgaa70 profile imageAUTHOR

    tlmcgaa70 

    6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    hello chen...i am sorry to say your translator is not working very well. but thank you for stopping by to visit and welcome to HubPages.

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    chen5251355 

    6 years ago

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  • tlmcgaa70 profile imageAUTHOR

    tlmcgaa70 

    6 years ago from south dakota, usa

    hello RJ, thank you for stopping by to read about my darling Khalia...i am sure she will grow out of her clumsiness one day. And thank you for the suggestion, i found the story of Ben heartwarming.

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    Reynold Jay 

    6 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

    What?!?! Cats are clumbsy? Maybe something is wrong with Khalia! You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. I must give this an “Up ONE and awesome.” I'm always your fan! RJ

    Based upon your HUB, you might enjoy this HUB…

    https://hubpages.com/education/Ben-takes-a-Quantum...

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