Refuge

Gremlin under the coffee table
@msiduri (5750)
United States
August 25, 2016 5:15pm CST
This is my furball, Gremlin, in one of his favorite refuges when it gets hot. My dearly beloved is allergic to cats so Gremlin stays outside most of the time. We have an enclosure for him in the backyard, where he goes every evening before sundown and stays until after dawn or the sprinkler run the next day. I just don’t want him wandering around at night and running the risk getting hit by cars, attacked by dogs or sprayed by the skunks that seemed to have moved in over the past couple of years. But when it gets really hot, say about 100°F (38°C), I let him in the house to cool down for a bit. This seems to be his second favorite spot, under the coffee table. His absolute favorite spot is rubbing up against the dearly beloved’s shins. He really is a sweet little guy (and the dearly beloved is sweet, too). *Image is mine*
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
26 Aug 16
@msiduri Gremlin has a speculative expression.I think you have to be careful.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Yes. He likes to claw the new couch.
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@silvermist (20100)
• India
26 Aug 16
@msiduri That is an expensive pass time.How do you deal with it?
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@silvermist He doesn't spend much time inside so he doesn't get too many chances to go for the couch. Once he does, we both scream at him. He just looks at us with this innocent look on his face like he can't imagine what he's doing wrong.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
It's a shame your 'dearly beloved' is allergic to cats. My friend is too and they have a big outdoor run where the cat spends most of its time.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Yes. He likes him, but also being to breathe freely. We have a backyard where he spends most of his time, that is, when he's not exploring the neighbors' backyard.
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@JudyEv (123167)
• Bunbury, Australia
26 Aug 16
@msiduri Cats like to roam don't they?
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@JudyEv Yes. Happily, he hasn't met any of the skunks, raccoons or coyotes that roam around here. I keep him in his enclosure from sundown till after dawn. And just as happily, he seems to avoid the streets and cars.
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@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Aug 16
Is he rolling his eyes?
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
25 Aug 16
No. He's resting up while he plots some deviltry.
@sol_cee (15445)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Aug 16
@msiduri scheming gremlin! lol
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
@sol_cee Yes. More goes on that little furry mind than we'd like to admit.
@RubyHawk (25260)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Aug 16
He's a cutie cat, and would be easy to love.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Thanks. He is.
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@RubyHawk (25260)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Aug 16
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@miniam (9241)
• Bern, Switzerland
27 Aug 16
Sweet really,sorry he can not be indoors all time,but who knows maybe he enjoys the freedom
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
27 Aug 16
I think he does. He wants the right of first refusal is all.
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@shshiju (10492)
• Cochin, India
26 Aug 16
Some persons are allergic to cats and dogs. Gremlin is cute and lovable one. You are kind to care her.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
That's sweet. He shares our home. It's his, of course. He lets us live in it as long as we feed him.
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@teamfreak16 (41179)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
26 Aug 16
They always find the person who's allergic, don't they.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
26 Aug 16
Immediately. He doesn't mind him in small doses, happily.
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@toniganzon (49934)
• Philippines
26 Aug 16
Lovely cat! Here's one of mine, sprawled in bed with me and enjoying the air-conditioned room. Never allowed my two kitties out of the house.
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@sharon6345 (125745)
• United States
25 Aug 16
That is sweet you have a darling little cat.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
25 Aug 16
Thanks. But, truth be told, he isn't named Gremlin for nothing.
@JohnRoberts (56966)
• Los Angeles, California
25 Aug 16
Cats enjoy "hiding out" underneath places.
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@msiduri (5750)
• United States
25 Aug 16
Yes. When he was a kitten, he used to hide behind a bookcase till I came home from work.