Tough Day

One of the day’s rituals is that when Gus isn’t already downstairs at breakfast time I will carry him down the steps like a football.  I then pause at each window on the way down to give him a chance to see what outside is like.

Usually this is pretty interesting for him and he will even start purring.

Today, though, there was a pool man working the pool next door and Gus was getting pretty scared.  It wasn’t the guy…it was the net on a pole that he was using to skim leaves and such out of the pool.  Whenever the netting flopped or moved, Gus twitched.  Where do you get Net-0-phobia from?

Once out of view he recovered quickly, and by evening he was entirely over it.  Here he looks relaxed and ready for anything.

I’m not sure that was the kind of ‘anything’ I had in mind.


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6 Responses to Tough Day

  1. Oh my gosh, a tummy up Gus!!!! Pardon me.. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
    Net-o-phobia? Hmm, maybe it’s a carry over from carrier anxiety?


    • Oldcat says:

      He’s not scared of his carrier box particularly – I don’t have trouble getting him into it at the vet just before he throws up in to on the way back/

      Now things with big sticks like brooms do scare him some.


  2. fozziemum says:

    Poor Gus..he may be remembering a past life as a butterfly …..looks like all is well if he’s gone over and up hehehehe 🙂


  3. kimkiminy says:

    You gotta wonder what goes through their brains sometimes.


  4. rumpydog says:

    Afraid of a net? Maybe he has seen too many old dog catcher cartoons!


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