Thursday, August 18, 2011

under cover of the night

Did I really not tell y'all about these? But they're so awesome....




We have four. Flossie, Freddie, Bert and Maeve.

They live happily downstairs (I think the main nest is towards the back of the coat closet, although last fall they were in the pantry under the cold storage for a bit) and seem to enjoy pilfering mittens and the odd sock or two. Maeve used to come upstairs (she's the most social of all of them) when the children were small (I think she liked the taste of Wet-Naps) but now stays down with the rest.

We don't really see them (they're a quiet pet to have!) unless we've been out of peanut butter for awhile, and then there are mini, ankle-threatening stampedes, and much loud bickering over territorial rights and whether the cat food bowl should be considered necessary and therefore captured rations or not.

Oh, and they eat tinsel off the bottom of the tree.

The North American House Hippo. Makes you want one, doesn't it?





5 comments:

Molly said...

I think we already have one! Our house hippo must be the culprit on all those disappearing odd socks ---for nesting materials. It's all making sense now!

Heather said...

We have a lot of peanut butter sandwich crumbs around here! Maybe the house hippo is the explanation of what happened to the missing apple in our house!

lgsquirrel said...

I hear that they are often trained to wear tutus and dance ballet.

Lynda said...

That explains the hunted look our cat wears. He is clearly being bullied by the house hippos.

TakingTheEasyRoad said...

Aww cute cats !