Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - The Bathroom Door: PART 3



This is part 3 of my three part Thursday Thirteen! I can't tell you how hards it's been to make sure I get it up each week as I've been having trouble with my Internet connection at home and at work! But I made it! I haven't been able to post anything else, but at least I've got this up each week (fingers crossed for this week!).


Ok, so here it is. It all started with
Starbuck on top of my bathroom door.



Contemplating whether or not to jump across
or the shower curtain rail or jump down.



He did neither! He managed an acrobatic feat across!


Well... sad to say,
I missed his jump down from the
shower curtain rail, but I did
catch him after he had made it down!


At first he seemed to want to go back up the shower curtain!



But soon he found other things to grab his interest!


Mum had different ideas and decided to him him a hug instead!
So, this week I only had 7 photos for my photo T13. So, here are a few more things I hate and love about Starbuck and his jumping.

8. He loves being up high, but will always jump down if I come into the room.

9. He never jumps on people! Thank goodness!

10. My furniture is relatively scratch free, even though I have three cats; however, the tops of my doors are very scratched up! I rent, so this could work against me when I move out (unless the government inspectors don't look up=)

11. To get on top on the doors (or other high areas including tops of cupboards, cabinets etc.) Starbuck will usually jump from an adjacent higher area i.e. a table, large vase. If nothing is available, he will use the door handle as leverage.

12. It's not always a clean jump - there are times he is hanging on to the tops of doors with his front paws. He somehow pulls his body up (great upper body strength *ha ha*).

13. Only Starbuck climbs doors. Torrey and Sebastian are quite happy to stay on earth with the rest of us!

19 comments:

Tara said...

Oh gosh, I don't want Kavan to read this! It will give him ideas! He loves high places!

Tara

Gattina said...

What a beautiful cat ! My cats rather climb outside in the wheeping willow tree and it has happened that Mr. Gattino had to take a ladder to get one down, lol !

SJ Reidhead said...

The climbing reminds me of my late, great Brunhilda. She was fearless, and would climb on anything in her day!

The Pink Flamingo
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Daisy said...

I love to climb up high, too! Yesterday, I was walking around on top of the canopy of the bed and I got too close to the ceiling fan and it hit me in the head! And it knocked me right off the canopy onto the floor. That scairt me.

topcatrules said...

We are very impressed, and we just love to look at your cats!

Tigger said...

OOOh, those bengal tiger kitties are so cool!

Dragonheart said...

You are very athletic, Starbuck! I am very impressed with your jumping ability. I like to get up high, but I've never managed to get on top of a door!

Maggy & Zoey said...

Again... another great story and photos... this has been much fun, and they really are like "tigers" !!! Wow.

MommyBa said...

Starbuck loves to do acrobatic stunts. I find that cute but I hope the government inspectors would not take that against you when you move out because of the scratches on top of the door.

Lovely post! Happy Thursday!

Harlekwin said...

Starbuck is quite the acrocat! I have an upper level kitty too. Keeping things out of his way can prove to be challenging. Sometimes he'll carefully slink around objects other times, he's like a bull in a china shop.

Great pictures of a beautiful boy!

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Tybalt said...

Starbuck is quite the acrobat! I don't climb that much, but my sisters sure do!

Patti said...

I loved all the pics in this series! Starbuck is such a beautiful cat! :)

Joyismygoal said...

wow I bet there is never a dull moment w/ that one:>

Mickey said...

Starbuck must scare you sometimes when he jumps down,heehee.
When he misses and has to climb up.I hope he does not scratch the door.When moving day comes,use a brown marker to cover the scratches, ;)
I really liked your T13 series!!!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

He has such pretty furs! I love to climb too. Something about being high is so wonderful!

Kaze

ASTOR CATS said...

Starbuck is quite the acrobat. Stray Kitty likes to jump up on high things to but he's never jumped on the top of a door.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Jimmy Joe said...

Hey, that looks like fun! I like mountain-climbing inside, too, to the top of the high bookshelves and on top of the kitchen cabinets. Starbuck has very good jumping form.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

The Cat Realm said...

Oh - I love the pictures!!!
And I Dare You!
Yes, It is ME, Anastasia! Karl was thoughtful enough to put the Dare out on the Day of the Dead, so I can come personally! And if you don't accept the challenge, I might just come again and haunt you, Hahahahahahahahaha!
Anastasia

The Furry Fighter said...

i think it will be a miracle if the governent inspectors look upwards! if theya re anything like people who work for the government in the UK you will be fine x