Monday, March 21, 2011

Monday Mighty KC

Down here in the Gulf Coast area, Spring is marked by the onset of big roaches.
Once in the house, they tend to run or fly at people with their wings buzzing.

This happened a few nights ago.
A very large roach was running across the floor at me.
I let out a loud shriek.
My three big mancats, normally protector cats, took one look, turned and ran.
Missy was already watching from the top of a tall cat tree.
The normally up-for-anything Faith Boo saw the boys leave and also ran.
I stood there, frozen, watching this big noisy bug approach.

Suddenly, a dainty little waif of a kitten swooped down, 
gently scooped the offensive creature up in her paws,
chomped it in two pieces, 
dropped it back in front of me.
Then she delicately hopped back up to her sleepy place.
But not before giving the boys a withering look.
I turned and saw five cat heads hang in shame.

Well done, KC.

It's not the size of the cat in the fight,
It's the size of the fight in the cat.

47 comments:

Sparkle said...

I take it that Ms. KC is feeling better! :)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Whoo Hoo!!! KC to the rescue!! High Five!! Mom hates those bugs, too!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

MoMo said...

Yay, KC!!!! Good for you!!!
Are you feeling better, sweetie?

We have roaches too, but not flying big ones. I crush 'em!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We so agree. Does this mean beautiful KC is feeling better?

Furkidsmom said...

Good job KC. Mom doesn't like those nasty bugs either. She scoops them up and flushes them away before we can get them.

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

Frostin said...

Way to go KC! Show those buggies who is BOSS.

Mr Puddy said...

So True, KC. !!!!
You must be feel lots more better !
If it is, That's awesome news for me : )
xoxo

Millie said...

Go KC! Sounds like KC is feeling better!

Kea said...

Aaccck, roaches in the house?? Seriously? The mom is freaking out just reading this. Well done, KC! She must be feeling better!

-Fuzzy Tales

Admiral Hestorb said...

KC, you GOOD GOOD girl! You got the job done and with flair and aplomb! Kisses to you.

Tell mommy I know about those from living in central Florida. The operative word here is EEeewwwww!

Tia said...

Goodness, KC, that was super, super brave of you! Your people should give you mega treats for that!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Well done KC you showed your brofurs just how it should be done!
The big wusses!!
luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Boots, Ozzie and Brenda said...

KC, you are awesome!!

cheryl said...

kc! kc! kc! pip-pip-purrrrah!!! brave kitteh, we hopes this means you are feelin' bettah!

Brian said...

You are a true hero KC, BRAVO!!!

Cat said...

KC you are such a brave girl!!! What a good job :-)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah KC!!!

The Meezers or Billy said...

you go girl!!!!!!!!

Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

YAY, KC!!!!!!!!!! You and our Shelly appear to be a lot alike....she is tiny (all 8 pounds of her) compared to us boys, but she thinks she can whip us both if we don't mind our p's and q's!!!!!!!

And living in South Texas, we totally understand about the roaches....including those BIG ones.

We send y'all our love.

Anonymous said...

I too live in the Houston area and had to dispose of two this past week. I have to get to them before Jack, my youngest does. He will run up, snatch it in his teeth and run away to play with it....even under my bed! I fussed at him for this. The next morning he was posed beside the "body" which was carefully placed by the bathroom door. His expression was one of pride and competence...'see Momma, I didn't let it get away and scare you again.....
And so it goes in Houston,
Marian in Houston

Angel and Kirby said...

WE love to chase those bugs! Good Job KC. Hope you are feeling better!

Mumsy, Chancy and Co. said...

Yeah! KC good job! We like that you took care of that big roach. Hugs and nose kisses

Karen said...

Go KC!!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, KC, you are welcome to come visit us any time. We don't see many of those big flying roaches here but we've seen a few and Jan screams too. Must be a human thing. We just watch.

Egypt & The Musketeers said...

Well done, KC!

Last summer, two small garden snakes had the misfortune of finding their way inside. The snakes didn't stand a chance against us four hunter cats. We also caught our share of crickets as well.

caspersmom said...

Yea, KC saved the day. Mom can imagine what they look like. Years and years ago she was in Florida on a trip with her parents and when they rented a motel she looked under the bed and there was a big bug. She had to have her Dad get rid of it before sleeping. After that during the trip she always looked under the bed before sleeping. She said Florida really grows big bugs. They were along the coast. Good for you KC Mom thinks you are a brave kitty to save your Mom. Hope you are feeling much better now.

Casper

Ginger Jasper said...

Very well done sweet KC you were the star.. Give me a shout if you need me to come and help, I love chasing bugs.. Hugs GJ xx

The Misadventures Of Me said...

KC to da rescue! Sumtimes it takes one of small might to accomplish the mighty!

We LOVE the TNT toy, btw!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Oooooh, big scary buggies? KC, you're so brave! We're glad you rescued your mom, and we're extra glad you didn't nom the bug up. Ewww - gross!

pansylovr said...

Yeah, KC!!! We can almost hear her think "so, what's the big deal, boys?"
Sending snuggles,
Taz, Runt, Charles, and mommy, Anna, in IL

ABBY said...

Way to go KC!

purrin
xoxox

The Lee County Clowder said...

Way to go, KC kittie! We hope she flicked her tail at the rest of the crew before she went back to sleep.

Eric and Flynn said...

You are our hero KC!

Tillie and Georgia said...

Oh OK!!! That is a delightful story! We are so happy you could protect your Mom. You haveour adoration and our purrs!! Stay well little one,ML needs you :)

Purrs Tillie & Georgia

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

Yay, KC!! You go.

Reminds me of my days living in Florida, where they grow their roaches big. Must be something about that warm climate . . .

Sounds like you'll have no problems with KC on the lookout.

Camie's Kitties said...

Mom says she has huge roaches at work (2-3"), and she scoops them up and puts them outside. Her co-workers don't like that very much. We only have flies here at home, but we love to chase those. Mom doesn't know what we would do with a giant roach.

Cody and Gracie

PS - we hope that KC's bug chomping skills means she's feeling better.

Marg said...

Oh KC you are a hero. Those bugs are the worst. Our Mom hates them too. We sure hope this means that KC is feeling a little better. Too funny everyone else disappearing. Hope all of you have a fun day.

Jacqueline said...

Way to go, beautiful KC; we are very impressed with your thoughtful hunting for Mom and glad to hear you are feeling better...We sent a donation for precious Faith and pray she will find a home deserving of her sweet heart asap...xoxo, extra smoochies for handsome Sol :)...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Laila and Minchie said...

KC, you rock girlfriend!!!

Rose and the Royals said...

Big Roaches. Big Flying Roaches???
::shudders::

Well Done, KC!!
Kills da bugs for Mommy!!

The Crew said...

Yay, KC!! (clapclapclapclapclap)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ahhah, yoo showed dem cowardly mancats and dat stoopid bug! Are you feeling better? We'z been purring and purring fur yoor little nose to un-stuff AND to never stuff up again!

meowmeowmans said...

Way to go, KC! This is the stuff of legends, and just another example of your amazing tortitude! :)

Jack, Persephone and Tenzing said...

Well 'acourse KC deaded that bug with fearless efficiency! She's a mighty valkyrie-cat! She's not afraid of some silly bug!

We'd all like it if you could all come over and play! The OTW has a LOT of boxes to get destroyed and she could use the distraction of trying to keep all of us out of trouble, because the same day she found out about her sister-in-law (and the tsunami and Mickey, one of her favourites, going to the Bridge), she also found out her Viking gotcha parents are splitting up. She's really worried about the Big One because she can't help him, and she can't go and help mum and Da either and she's been kinda sitting around doing nothing at all a lot instead.

We invented a new game to play with our rolly thing (like your StarChaser but no lights) we can teach you. We bet you'll like it a lot!

PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
~Jack

Nikita & Elvira said...

Well done KC!

One more brave step towards a return to good health!

Team Tabby said...

Yeah KC! you show the others how it's done.

We're so impressed!

Junior and Orion said...

Way to kick ass KC!!!