Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Franky and the Cicadas

I heard a ghastly noise out on the porch and went to investigate. The other three cats had their eyes on Frank. It came as no surprise that he had something in his mouth. He saw me--his fun and games nemesis--and bulleted off the porch, the screeching going with him. I took off after him at a more sedate pace. Finally, I caught up with him, his toy still in his mouth, and picked him up. The horrible shrieking continued, I swear I could feel his toy vibrating just by holding him. It was now clear his current play thing was a cicada. I held on till Frank gave in and dropped his toy. The cicada flew off to safety, squealing all the way and Franky, tail swishing, took off to find his next victim, er, toy.


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  1. Haha, poor cicada! And aw, that's such a cute photo of Franky...

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    1. He thanks you and is preening at the comment:)

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  2. Poor Frankie. You are sooooo cruel.
    The lucky cicada no doubt sings a different song about you.

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    1. Heh. The cicada is probably cursing me along with Franky. At least curses it what it sounded like to me.

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  3. Boys will be boys, and Frankie is a fun cat go have around. Never a dull day! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. He's definitely all boy:)
      Hugs received and returned.

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  4. Oh yes, cicadas must be very attractive to cats. I have a memory of one ours decades ago catching one.

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    1. I don't see how they can stand the vibrating.

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  5. Loved the post Sandra, Yes, good bey to July.

    Yvonne.

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  6. An exciting tail, er, tale. =^,.^=

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    1. Heh. He thinks his tail is pretty exciting;)

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  7. I'm surprised he tolerated it making all that racket in his mouth.

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    1. Me too, Di. That and the vibrating.

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  8. Love that photo of the cat. And I can't believe it's already going to be August.

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    1. Franky thanks you. Right there with ya on 'can't believe it's going to be August'.

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  9. Hi Sandra - it's just making sure you have some exercise ... all the writerly sitting ain't no good for the cat owner!! Oh dear - yes ... July has just about gone ... cats are so delightful - cheers Hilary

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    1. He does a good job as a trainer, that's for sure, Hillary. Heh.
      Happy August in a few hours.
      Cheers,

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  10. Ah Frankie! Sorry to see July go.

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    1. It certainly is bringing fall a step closer isn't it, Christine?

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  11. Cats have a plan to kill all the bugs

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    1. I wish they'd work on those Japanese Beetles:)

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  12. dood......sorree yur mom waz such a spoil sport ~~~~ tho if ya haz az manee ther az we hear...heer...we be thinkin snax time iz just a few stepz a way !! :) ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Yes, there were insect skeletons on the porch this a.m.

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  13. haha the racket must have been music to his torturing ears.

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    1. Just like chalk on a chalk board:) I can't figure out what the appeal was.

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  14. Wow, that cat's something. :-)

    Greetings from London.

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  15. LOL! Franky is saying, but mom, it felt funny in my mouth and I liked it! LOL! So cute! I can't believe August is here! This year is going by so fast!! Big Hugs Sandra!

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    1. The year is flying by isn't it, Stacy.
      Hugs received and returned.

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  16. Those ugly things are huge. Good for Frankie but too bad he let it go..I know, I’m a bad gal.

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    1. I'm sure he shares your views, Birgit;)

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  17. There's never a dull moment!
    Where did July go?

    All the best Jan

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    1. Good question, Jan. Where did it go?

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  18. I don't know if I'd know a cicada if it bit me on the nose! I'll say your Franky is quick! Wish Lizzie was a bit more of a hunter!

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