The Chipmunk Drama

three black cats looking out window

The drama begins with intent stares and lashing tails.

An exciting moment in the lives of three black cats.

Mimi was already at the window, Mr. Sunshine joined her and Giuseppe leaped off my lap when she sent out the wordless, soundless signal that only cats can understand that something was outside on the porch that needed to be stared at.

two cats and chipmunk

A chipmunk!

It’s a chipmunk! Those sleek little critters with their racing stripes and remote-control antenna tails straight up in the air when they run inhabit my yard and have tortured generations of cats with their darting about in plain sight.

two cats and chipmunk

Mimi and Mr. Sunshine focus in.

Mimi thinks to herself, I raised all my babies on chipmunks except these four. Maybe they’ll have to have a little taste…if I could only get out there…

black cat with chipmunk

Mimi remembers feeding her babies chipmunks...

Meanwhile, the chipmunk is stuffing his cheeks with fallen maple tree seed clusters, totally unconcerned about what is happening around him, and probably enjoying the fact that three cats are staring at him but can’t get to him.


The little guy has no idea the thoughts being had about him by three intent cats.


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12 Comments on “The Chipmunk Drama”

  1. lemniscate47 says:

    I, too, would hate to hear that they’d caught a chipmonk.. they’re such little cuties.. with, as you say, their Go-Faster stripes xxx

  2. lemniscate47 says:

    I love your comment about the secret, silent messages between Cats!! How do they do that?!!
    Did any of your three go “Chit-chit-chit-chit-chit” at the intruder/prospective dinner??
    I Love that sound!! xxx

  3. JaffaCat says:

    Aw, you have CHIPMUNKS! The most we see in our garden are snails… Chipmunks are so cute!

  4. betcha’ they were all thinking….ummmmmmm…nuummmmmy….yyuuummmyyy…huh?! I mean really…we are cats! Right? just sayin’…paw pats Savannah

  5. vscook says:

    It’s interesting how over time you learn their body language. They get real still except maybe for a twitching tail and stare intently at whatever it is. Sometimes they make noises – like a special chirping sound they make just for birds, other times they just silently watch.

  6. Mark says:

    It’s not fair, you have all those lovely cats and chipmunks! 🙂 I’m so glad there’s some glass between them…

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