by Patricia Brown
This is the ongoing story of Super Cat, also known as my beloved cat Bob, whose
mission on earth is to sneak off, seek, discover and explore every square inch of
previously unknown/never before seen or thought of hiding places in the great
indoors. If Super Cat happens to give the alien aka "the human caregiver" a few
extra grey hairs, when he is ultimately found then that's definitely an added bonus.
Super Cat has graciously decided to allow me to share one of his adventures with you
Super Cat has always been known for his extraordinary ability to leap from one
distant object to another; from the computer desk to the top of something called the
"china cabinet". The alien keeps breakable objects of sentimental value in this
"china cabinet" and Super Cat had promised himself that one day he would find a way
to get inside said piece of furniture and carry out his mission on Earth.
Super Cat's typical leap
Super Cat knew that his mission would be extremely difficult to carry out because
the door belonging to this particular piece of furniture was kept tightly shut the
majority of the time. On special occasions the top glass door would be opened by
the alien and she would take out the glass dishes she inherited from her
grandparents. The human was very fond of these dishes and told Super Cat about the
wonderful family Christmases the alien had as a child at her grandparents.
Christmas Dinner was served on these special dishes.
One day when the alien was distracted by the phone, the glass door to the "china
cabinet" was left partially open. Super Cat knew that the human meant to go back
and check the door later, but she forgot.
His golden opportunity had finally arrived. Super Cat waited until the human had
gone to bed for the night and was in a deep sleep. He did not want to be disturbed
during his exploration of the bottom shelf of the "china cabinet."
It was around 2:00 am in the morning and by this time the glass door had very
gradually and slowly inch by inch become totally open. Super Cat climbed up on the
dining room table which was almost opposite the bottom shelf. It was extremely
thoughtful of the alien providing Super Cat with this fantastic jumping spot, but
Super Cat realized that the alien had never considered in a million years that he
would try to leap from the table into the china cabinet.
The thoughtfully placed dining room table
That's exactly what Super Cat did; however, he ran into a little snag. He got stuck
between a china tea pot and a very old cow figurine and couldn't move. Super Cat
was forced to lay down flat with his rear end hanging out the "china cabinet" while
the stupid piece of furniture was swinging back and force.
Super Cat guessed that the crash woke the alien up and she came running into the
living room at top speed. He didn't know the alien was capable of running that
fast, especially in the middle of the night. Super Cat was sure that the human was
very impressed with his resourcefulness, bravery and independence in attempting to
explore the bottom shelf of this particular piece of furniture.
Eventually the "china cabinet" stopped shaking; coincidentally, at about the same
time the human arrived.
Super Cat was unable to remember if the human removed the teapot and the cow before
she lifted him out of the china cabinet. He does know that she inspected all of the
dishes to see if there was any damage. Of course, the dishes were not damaged;
Super Cat is extremely graceful and would never break dishes under any
Super Cat tried to explain to the alien that he was perfectly capable of getting
himself out of this predicament, however; for some reason the human would not stop
Super Cat, taking a well deserved rest
Patricia is a writer from Ontario, Canada. She can be reached at
Super Cat will be sharing
more adventures in the not too distant future.