Well, it’s finally happened.
Myrt has upgraded her nickname from Mistress to Murderous.
It’s a development that’s only surprising because I’m not dead. I always assumed that in our closed little ecosystem that I would be the only prey available to her.
But, somehow I woke up to this unexpected sight this morning…
I had to turn on the lights to determine that Myrtle hadn’t upgraded her recent poop mischief to that infamous “my cat pooped in my shoe” scenario. Then I thought it was dark fluff from the underside of my box spring.
Apparently, Myrtle is trying to make amends for her litter box antics. It’s just a surprising manifestation, since I live in a fourth floor condo with maybe a 20″ wide Juliet balcony.
There’s not a lot of room to work there…plus, Myrtle’s not the best hunter. She hasn’t caught the red dot once since I’ve known her.
Even more concerning is that I left my balcony door open for her while I was out, like I do when it’s nice. But when I got home, it had cooled down, so I closed the doors and put on the heat while I watched a movie before bed.
I had no idea there was a bird in the unit!
Then I slept through the entire death match that I imagine happened after I went to bed. I mean, the bird might have been dead when I got home, but not put out for me yet…somehow that seems more disturbing.
Do you think this more a Santa Myrtle scenario or an escalation of her psychotic behaviors?
Regardless, this is a cat behavior I surely never thought I’d have to deal with in my urban life!
But since people often comment on Myrt’s weight and shape, her litter box shitnanigans do make it easier to put her on a diet. I’m basically using food to positively reinforce good kitty bathroom habits, so she’s leaned down quite a bit in the last few weeks.
Apparently, her new svelteness has allowed her to better keep up with her prey.
Yup, I just found a way to take the blame for this poor bird’s death. Welcome to my head, people.