Prodigal Cat

I recently moved to my Winter Palace,* as I do every year.

Human Mommy fretted, as she does every year.

Unlike other years, when she has been more accepting,** Human Mommy dispatched Human Daddy*** to retrieve me.

So I find myself back in my Summer Palace.

For now…


*Phelps’ Winter Palace is a cold weather shelter for stray cats that a neighbor set up 4 houses down from his Summer Palace. No strays have taken advantage of the Winter Palace, as Phelps claimed it as his, several winters ago.

**Human Mommy has never really “accepted” this situation. It’s just plain embarrassing when your Cat leaves a perfectly well heated house, numerous Cat trees, and expensive kibble to rough it in a heated storage container with an endless supply of Meow Mix.

***Human Daddy, while not nearly as embarrassed as Human Mommy, sent numerous Cat photos to the neighbor 4 houses down so that she could see that Phelps’ Summer Palace isn’t half bad.

13 thoughts on “Prodigal Cat

  1. Oh my word, Phelps!! I once had a cat who would go around to several nearby apartments to “visit” neighbors who gave him more enticing food than I did. Once he accidentally got locked inside someone’s apartment overnight with a huge Amazon parrot😱But neither one was worse for the wear by the next day!😊

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  2. Embarrassing? What about this? One of my cats, Hazelnut, who looks like she eats enough for two cats (she does), and good, expensive food, goes to the cats’ feeder who like to feed feral cats and asks for food, mewing in a kitten’s voice although she’s over five years old by now. The lady told me this. She said she puts a little bit of food aside for her. Ha, as if she’s starving at home.

    But a lovely idea to build a cold weather shelter for the strays.

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