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Diary of A Cat's Life

Updated on September 23, 2013

I Love My Cat

And Chaos is his name Oh!

Yep this is our cat Chaos! You might be thinking to yourself, but he looks so calm and serene. LOL, well sometimes he is, and other times he lives up to his name. So how did we come up with his name you ask! The first thing you will learn is that my man came home with him just in time to save him from a watery death.

He was at work one evening, and was asked if he could give a co worker a ride home. He did, and found a rather grown litter of kitties living on this persons porch. He said he was over the edge with the fact that this was the third litter in the last year or so, that the mama cat, a pet that was allowed in and out of the house, gave birth too. The worst part was, he had a hard time giving them away, and had threatened to rid himself of the kittens that were left in a cruel manner I will not discuss.

Well, obviously my guy laid eyes on this cute fluff of ginger, and fell in love. He put him in his pocket and carried him home, he was still that small! That was in October of 2001. He was named Chaos, but we soon found out how well that name fit.

In December that year, Steve was driving his bus down a main road here one morning on his way through the city, and blacked out enough to find he had smashed his bus into a concrete trash can in front of a famous area Hotel. As if that was not bad and scary enough, he was taken off to the hospital in an unconscious state, while kitty was in the bus with him. Kitty ended up in the pet pound, and Steve was in the hospital for 2 entire days.

Luckily he was found, a bit confused and scared, but that was the last time he rode in the bus, or any car. Needless to say, he is not as fond of the outdoors at all anymore.

So that is the beginning of Chaos!

Chaos The Predator

Or How To Catch A Skink

Yes, all is quiet and serene when Chaos sleeps, which he does seem to do more of as he ages.

Don't let that fool you, he has one eye open! Whenever we see him being a little too active by the open front door, we have to be on alert. You see, our front door, although it has a screened door, does have a tiny bit of a gap at the bottom, enough of a gap in fact, for many of the Blue Tailed Skinks, Scientific name: Scincidae, that love to live under our front porch, to crawl into to seek refuge from an extremely hot day.

Chaos has tortured a few that have entered the house, and a few we have been able to save from certain attack! Unfortunately one little guy, a young skink, didn't get rescued in time, before losing the end of his pretty blue tail. Thankfully I am told that these little creatures will grow their tails back, something common to them. Now we sometimes see a tailless skink run across the porch outside, (the tail actually is getting longer again yay!) but he seems to stay way clear of the door jam now! Wish they would all learn from his mistakes lol!!

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Debate Module

Do you let your cat roam free outdoors,

or is your feline a totally domestic house cat.

Pick your side and tell us your reasons.

NOTE: After picking your debate side and leaving your comment, you can leave further comments about this issue just below the debate. I encourage any further conversation about this.

Is your cat an Indoor or outdoor cat?

INDOOR

INDOOR

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    • Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

      Indoor, because he stays healthier, cleaner and happier that wat. He has a fabulous perch by the window he loves, and he is perfectly happy to see nature through it!

    OUTDOOR

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      • Marisa Horn 3 years ago from Rintown Pa

        We have two and one is a 'night owl' so to speak, just like me and the other is a 'day tripper' just like my husband. Happy the 'night owl' spends most of his waking time outdoors and the rest cuddled up with my husband. Shasta the 'day tripper' spend some time outdoors (only in the summer) and the rest indoors cuddled up with me when she is in the mood. Since they both enjoy time outdoors and we don't discourage it I will go with outdoor.

      • Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

        Our version of Chaos started out as an inside cat and then decided after 2 years in, to try the great outdoors. He would tentatively wander out into the yard, but never ventured beyond the 8 foot fence. Before long, his curiosity got the better of him, and he took to scaling the fence and exploring what was on the other side, in typical cat fashion. Thankfully he's seemed to grow out of his wanderlust, and now stays within the parameters of the fence. But woe to any squirrel who crosses the fence!

      • GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

        Our cat is old, he just likes to go out and sit on the front porch. He doesn't leave the stoop. He is our guard cat!

      Further this Indoor Outdoor Debate - Or tell stories about your cats experience on either side of the door!

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          Angela Hobbs 3 years ago from The TARDIS

          "PaulaLeDuigou says:

          Our version of Chaos started out as an inside cat and then decided after 2 years in, to try the great outdoors. He would tentatively wander out into the yard, but never ventured beyond the 8 foot fence. Before long, his curiosity got the better of him, and he took to scaling the fence and exploring what was on the other side, in typical cat fashion. Thankfully he's seemed to grow out of his wanderlust, and now stays within the parameters of the fence. But woe to any squirrel who crosses the fence!"

          Paula, we see cats all the time in our yard, we have 2 ponds so it is inevitable lol. Chaos sees them from time to time, and the growling starts, but we are safe in the fact that he at least won't be fighting them literally. He seems very content to just stand his ground at the window.

          Also, many of the cats we do see wander thru our yard, belong to folks who do not care for, or care about I am assuming, for their precious pets as you and I do, because they look like they are unkept, and straggly for the most part, and that saddens me.

          I used to have cats in Salt Lake City that were allowed the outside, but that always seemed to end badly somehow, so I learned to raise cats the domestic way, meaning in the house. They have always seemed happy and healthy, and it saves me the stress lever meter.

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