I was sitting at my computer, doing my thing (whatever that is), when I heard a baby crying. On and on the baby went. Clearly, he was quite upset. After ten minutes of listening to this, I wondered why the baby was still outside and why he was still crying. What's up with this, and where's the Mom? I thought.
I got up to investigate.
I went to the back door. That's when I saw the baby. He was on my deck, wailing away.
What? you ask.
Yes. The "baby" was none other than our cat, Bootsy. Another tom cat had come up on the deck (Bootsy's territory) and parked himself there. Bootsy was not happy! It took me a minute to get over the shock that my cat sounded exactly like a human baby. But then I got into mom mode and chased off the intruder.
The baby stopped crying, curled himself in a little ball, and resumed his nap.
Another Mama job well-done!