A Visit From Flospy


Flopsy in the Bookshelf

I hope you all remember my friend cat, Flopsy. I met him back in September and wrote a blog post about it. Back then he was called Stripe. Well, Flopsy is one of my best friends now. He comes to visit me all the time, although to be honest, he might like Bakersfield more than me.


Flopsy & Bakersfield

I don’t mind if Flopsy plays with Bakersfield too. We’re all one big happy family. Although the rabbits do tend to stay out of the way when Flopsy is around. That’s probably just a coincidence.

Anyway, Floppers, or as he is sometimes called, StarFlops, was over on Sunday and we had a great time. He likes to play a game called Stalking the Capybara.


Stallking the Capybara

It’s a funny game. I don’t actually have to do anything. Sometimes when I walk around, StarFlops walks after me all sneaky like. But usually the game involves him sneaking up on me while I’m sleeping.


Scratch me!

This weekend, I kept trying to get the Flopster to scratch my belly. Wouldn’t that be a great way to end the game? But every time I rolled over for him to scratch me, he got scared and ran off. Or, as above, just completely ignored me. This is kind of rude. I know he’s a good scratcher because Melly complains about it sometimes. I am sure I would never complain.


The perfect setup

I don’t like to say anything, but if Flops can’t catch me from this setup, he can’t catch anything! Look! My eyes are closed, my feet are splayed, he has the advantage of height. What does he want?


What are you waiting for?

Honestly, I am surprised that Flopsy can catch the food in his bowl! It’s a good thing Coral took him in because there is no way he was going to survive in the wild.


Lazy cat

I made up a little poem about me and Flopsy.

The Cat and the Capybara

Little cat
Still as a lion
Hunting wildebeest
On the plains of Africa.
Stealthy tabby
Ready to pounce.
Helpless capybara
Ready to be pounced upon.
But there’s food in the bowl.
Wildebeest can wait for later.

12 comments to A Visit From Flospy

  • You are such a sweet capy..Mickki does not like cats or dogs or anyone. She is a one owner capy and I guess she will always be a diva. It is okay because I love her her and she loves to eat She can twirl in the water too.She has a special skill too..she does the back stroke a capy way..on her back and all four feet in the air with her body in the water.I would really watch that cat and the rat I saw in the back ground.

  • Cathy

    Love the poem, and of course, all the stars of the show!

  • Elizabeth

    Such a cute kitty! I’m glad you’re friends.

  • Laurel

    Awesome story! Awesome pics! Nice kitty! Cute cappy bottom!

  • Joann Taylor

    I like Flopsy’s skull and crossbones harness… Makes him look “bad to the bone!”

  • Mischievous Capybara

    I really enjoyed this and the brilliant photos. I loved the way that brave, aggressive Flopsy was so completely intimiadated by Gari; just didn’t seem to know what to make of the big, handsome Capybara

  • Danielle

    You’ve got the cutest little pink tummy, Gari. Love the post, very cute. Flopsy seems like a silly little thing.

  • Oooo Flopsy yoo lets yer pray now you iz stocking him? Teh jigs up! Iz promiss I wud nawt stock you if I visited your howse Geri (mewmewmewhehe) honest! *crowches low*

  • lynn

    Wonderful post!!!!

  • Kristin Pawlewicz

    Bakersfield is SO CUTE! He reminds me of my own ratties, who show no fear of my terror, ahem, terrier! In fact, they stand right up and put their noses to the bars of the cage when Rory comes around, as if to say, “Ha, ha, we’re safe in here and you can’t get us!” I wonder how they’d react to a cat, though……

  • Zidders


    I just wanted to say how much I love your website and think what you’re doing is awesome but I also wanted to plead with you to ask this wonderfull felines owners to please consider keeping him inside. There’s so much that can happen to a housecat when people let them roam, from cars hitting them to the damage wildlife can do to them…as well as they damage they do to local flora and fauna. There are so many diseases out there-rabies, parvo, and even WITH vaccinations there’s always a chance of them getting something nasty. Feline aids, etc.

    Please, please, please encourage anyone you know that owns a cat to have them spayed/neutered and kept inside!

  • Garibaldi Rous

    Flopsy is an indoor cat and he is neutered. He only goes outside on a leash.

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