Not By the Hair on My Chinny Chin Chins

Chinchilla: (noun) small furry rodent made of adorable and rainbows originating from Peru, known mainly for their ultra soft hair, but also a darling housepet. I wish to share the charm and personality of my little friends with you.

We have a new friend to introduce, his name is Cat.  He is our room mate’s kitten that he found in the woods when he was hunting (along with his brother and sister, who found other homes).  He is the silliest, most tolerant, and well behaved little thing I have ever seen.  He is about 6 or 7 months old, judging by his teeth, and he has this fascination with watching the chinchillas.  He will lay by the boys’ cage for as long as you will let him…watching these little mouse-birds hop around with his big orange eyes.  He is completely black except for a teeny patch on his chest, and he looks almost fox-like when he is trotting around the house.
The other day he got into my bedroom (a place I don’t allow him to go) where the girls are kept, and I heard them barking, which brought me in.  He was just sitting at the cage front, gazing in at Sophie, who was at her ramparts barking like a trooper “SAVE YOURSELF!  I WILL FEND OFF THE MONSTER!!”
I imagine this is probably (roughly) what it looked like.  No wonder they were concerned, haha.
  • 17 January 2012
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