12 October 2012

Feline Friday: Tinsel the Brave

I was working in the office/craft room earlier this week when I heard a strange but familiar scrambling noise in the hallway. It was Tinsel jumping up onto the railing and quickly regaining her balance on the narrow space. Tinsel was front declawed when we got her, so she has no way of gripping the rail should she start to fall. And she did fall once. It always scares me when she walks on the railing. It's a long way down to the first floor!

I glanced out into the hallway to find her rounding the corner of the railing. She did some fancy pivots (while I held my breath) -- meowing and dipping down as if to say, "Look at me, Mom!"

 I stood with the camera, not moving for fear I'd startle her and cause her to lose her balance. She continued her fancy maneuvers as I encouraged her to get down.

Finally she headed away from the corner posts and back to the end of the railing, where I plucked her down and gave her lots of loves. She's a brave girl, that Tinsel!

1 comment:

Daisy said...

I used to walk on the bannister all the time, until I got older. Tinsel, you are brave!