Panther was back.  This time she tried slipping thru the visitor’s gate.  She paid the two bit coin fee for visiting during feeding time at the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  It was a well trained Docent that actually sounded the alarm.  the Face of Everyman napped thru the entire red alert emergency.  But he had ordered a collar with bell from Amazon.IMG_0002 (2)

Shock Therapy

Recidivism  is high among cats.  After a short bail hearing Panther was right back to her old tricks.  One more citation and she’ll be banned for life from the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  the Face of Everyman had proposed electroconvulsive therapy.  Management agreed to look into matter.  After all, this was a U.N. Sanctuary.IMG_0009 (2)


Security computers whirled running a recognition algorithm. The on the forehead.  Body stripes; the classic markings of a Mackerel Tabby.  This predator had been to the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa on many occasions; most often at night.  Today the Face of Everyman had an opportunity to address the uninvited trespasser.  He learned that the cat had lost his bell and missed the tinkle.  The venerable sage offered to get one online and have it delivered by drone.  The sad faced, un-named feline continued his search. IMG_0105 (2)


Recent events suggested that the Face of Everyman was losing control of his hands on management of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  Tula’, the manor house cat, came down to inspect the grounds and look for breaches of policy.  She shared her laundry list of required remedial action with the venerable sage and Corporate ManagementIMG_0062


Panther was sure that if she waited at the end of the buffet line a sweet Sparrow would drop into her mouth.  The alarm bells had started ringing as soon as she crossed the magical perimeter of the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  the Face of Everyman knew she was an unrepentant semi-feral cat.  He had ordered her a bell on a bejeweled necklace but was at a loss as to how to slip it on.IMG_0210 (2)


Each morning the Lady of the Manor would descend the hill and tour the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  She came armed with a spiritual rod decorated with symbols to ward off attacks from Coyotes and to protect her cat Tula’.  the Face of Everyman gave her a verbal report of security intrusions during past 24 hours.  As usual he had slept soundly thru the night and based his report on a quick review of infrared images.  The cat made no comment.IMG_0119 (2)

Happy Fourth

Panther took perverse delight in choosing the path to the Mall that led thru the Foggy Bottoms Resort and Spa.  The Klaxons clanged and sirens wailed; announcing the intruder.  It was a great start to the Fourth Of July.  Poor the Face of Everyman his adrenaline would keep pumping for hours.