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Meet Molly: The Smartest, Cutest and Funniest Cat I've Ever Known

Updated on June 25, 2013

Molly Sleeping

Molly the cat sleeping
Molly the cat sleeping | Source

Molly comes to live with me

Two years ago I never thought I'd end up being a proud cat owner (or should I say cat friend?). I love cats, but I just didn't feel like getting into the whole responsibility and stress thing again. I had two of my cats poisoned, so I really didn't need anything to remind me of that. Until Molly came.

Molly was a little alley cat. One night when I got home from the city center I saw a little scrawny cat march boldly towards my entrance porch. She looked like she meant business. I was in the process of getting my key out, but I thought I'd wait and watch her. She approached me and gave me the look. Dear gentlemen, now I know how you feel when ladies give you that same look - the measuring one. Apparently, the cat decided that I was a suitable candidate for adopting her because she started showing off. She was prancing around the entrance porch, purring. Then she started showing that she was the nicest cat in the world by rubbing her little face on the entrance porch pole. She didn't dare rub herself on my leg, but she was doing a great job with that pole - she even stood on her hind paws. But my mind was set - no cats, thank you very much.

"Go away!" - said I, - "I don't want a cat. Go home!".

But, of course, she had no home. I didn't know that at the time, though. So she went away. I felt sad because deep in my heart I wanted a cat. But it was all for the best.

She came the next day, showed off for about 10 minutes and then left. She was tactful enough not to barge in into the house - she kept to the garden and the entrance porch. She came the day after and started visiting me every day. Oh, don't even believe that it was just something she did - it was a calculated strategy that paid off in the future.

At first, I just watched her. Then I started playing with her. Sometimes she would come when I was eating, but I was careful enough not to offer her food. She didn't mind. But I didn't last too long. After a month I started feeding her a bit. We became real friends and then I just had to invite her into the house. By this time I was feeding her regularly and she was no longer the scrawny creature she once was. She turned out to be a beautiful Siberian. In the end, I simply asked her if she would live with me. She gave me the measuring look and said "Yes, please!".

Molly's antics

Molly is the funniest and the smartest cat I've ever met. She catches mice and frogs and brings them into the house. While they are still alive. Why? Because she wants to amuse me and give me things to play with. I guess she laughs her head off when I chase them around the living room with a broom. Frogs are the worst because, well, they hop. And sometimes they hop on me because they are so frightened. Of course, I scream and Molly starts rolling on the floor. I'm sure she would have laughed out loud if she knew how to do that!

When Molly gets bored with mice and frogs, she goes for bigger things. One day she killed a magpie. I told her off and said: "Hey Molly, why don't you bring something useful! I don't eat magpies and neither do you!". I wish I never said it. Next week Molly proudly brought me a chicken. I was terrified because I didn't know where she got it! I mean, I didn't want angry neighbors giving her a good kick and suing me! But she was careful because no neighbors came. And since I didn't know whose chicken she slaughtered, I made soup and told Molly never to do anything like that. She gave me a disdainful look, but then she winked. I can swear she did.

Then she started bringing fish. I guess someone in the town had a fish pond that was rapidly becoming an empty pond. When Molly caught all the fish there was (at least, all the fish she could catch), she started pinching food. Oh, not from me! I could leave a steak on the kitchen table and she wouldn't touch it. But she did enjoy stealing food from the neighbors. One day she pinched a huge frozen cod, came home carrying it and dumped it near her bowls. Then she looked at me: "Are you going to cook it for me or what?". What else could I do? I cooked the damned thing, but told Molly never to steal from the neighbors again.

Molly and a frog

Molly the cat and a frog
Molly the cat and a frog | Source

Molly likes sticks

Have you ever met a cat that likes playing with sticks? No? Well, Molly LOVES sticks. Just watch the video and see for yourself!

Molly playing with a stick

I love my Molly. She's a great friend, she looks after me and does everything to cheer me up when I'm sad. She even tries to keep me clean and licks me every morning. Not that I approve, but there is no way I can explain to her that humans wash with soap. She doesn't understand because after all, she is a cat.

Isn't Molly the cutest cat?

I'm getting my beauty sleep!
I'm getting my beauty sleep! | Source
It's going to be cold tomorrow!
It's going to be cold tomorrow! | Source
Mrrrrr!
Mrrrrr! | Source
Tickle me!
Tickle me! | Source

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    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Kathryn, thank you! I'm so glad this Hub helped brighten up your day. Happy Valentine's Day to you too. I'll pass a hello from you to Molly :)

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      Kathryn 

      5 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Gorgeous cat! This hub made me laugh a lot! Thanks, I needed that.

      I had a cat adopt me when I was a teenager. My parents hadn't planned on getting another cat, but after we started paying attention to her, it was unavoidable.

      Beautiful story and photos, and the video of the cat playing with a stick is priceless! I am sharing this with my Mom, and with my HP buddies.

      Happy Valentines Day! Be sure to give Molly some kitty love!

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Made, thanks for your comment. You are right - they are really smart. I always say that cats are smarter than us because they can understand what we say and we can't understand what they say :)

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      Madeleine Salin 

      5 years ago from Finland

      Molly is a beautiful cat. I have four cats and could not live without them. Cats are so interesting and they are smarter than we think.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Thank you, Maggie! It's great having Molly as a friend. And yes, if only people loved like cats and dogs do.

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Thank you!

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      Brett Caulton 

      5 years ago from Asia

      This one made me laugh out loud, especially the part about bringing home something better! haha

      Sharing to brighten up and few others day, pinned, tweeted, up and funny.

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      maggs224 

      5 years ago from Sunny Spain

      What a beauty Molly is she has such lovely markings on her little face.

      There is nothing like the unconditional love that we receive from our animal friends.

      They are always happy to see us when we come home and they are never critical or judgemental. If only more people loved us like our animal friends do, the world would be a much kinder and happier place.

      A lovely hub about a lovely cat and thank you for the video and photos that you have shared in the Hub :D

      Voting up and hitting the relevant buttons as I leave

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      WiccanSage, thank you! Recently I got advanced enough to understand what Molly is saying (figuring out all the different mrrrs and rrrroooos). I'll upload some more pictures to this hub soon :)

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 

      5 years ago

      OMG that is about the most darling kitty. I know how it feels to find kinship with your pet like that. Wonderful story!

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      Thanks, Tom!

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      Thomas Silvia 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great hub and story ! Molly is a very beautiful and smart cat, thanks for sharing her story !

      Vote up and more !!!

    • Snurre profile imageAUTHOR

      Snurre 

      5 years ago

      @innerspin, thank you! I'll upload more photos when I can get to my other computer. She doesn't actually eat the frogs herself - she just plays with them. She chased the one in the photo around the garden and then the frog chased Molly. I forgot to write about it in the Hub, so I'll update it :)

      @Nettlemere, that's hilarious!

      Thank you both for reading and commenting!

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      Nettlemere 

      5 years ago from Burnley, Lancashire, UK

      She's very cute indeed. Her 'retrieving' antics remind me of a friend's cat who once brought home a dead hamster. Someone had thrown a brick through the pet shop window and the cat had got in and burgled a hamster cage!

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      Kim Kennedy 

      5 years ago from uk

      Molly certainly is beautiful. This story sounds very familiar, as we had a young cat decide to live with us. Molly's hunting trips seem very fruitful, she probably wonders why you don't eat the frogs. Thanks for telling the tale.

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