Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lola is afraid of something

One night back in June, I found Lola staring down a small corn snake that had found its way into the basement.  She was very curious...not aftraid...it didn't affect her at all.

Lately she's been refusing to (or at the very least, incredible tense and apprehensive when she has to) walk down to the basement.

The basement.  Where her food and, most importantly, her litterbox are.

The reason?  The best thing that we've been able to come up with is one very loud cricket.

This cat stared down a snake...so, a cricket?  Really, Lola?

Last week, after cleaning up one "surprise" she left for us, we decided to keep her in the basement while we were at work.  I felt bad, because she really was scared, but the girl has to use her litterbox.  That's non-negotiable in this house.  It must have worked, because last night she actually followed me to the basement when I took a load of laundry down.  She's still really tense when she's down there.  But she goes, so that's a big step.

And now, for your enjoyment, here's a pic of Lola not being tense: 

6 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Poor Lola......but YAY that she went downstairs with you!!

My Mom takes care of Miss Cosmo when we go away, and in her downstairs they had this wolf figurine....Well upon the first visit downstairs Miss Cosmo went crazy....hissing and spitting at this wolf....she then headed upstairs, coat all raised and still to this day...even when the wolf was removed...she will not venture downstairs...

Hoping that Lola will get past her fear and that photo certainly portrays STRESS!!!! :-)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwww poor baby!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo of her and Mike!! :):):) And ummmmmmmmmmmm I hate all bugs and yucky critters...so I can't blame her for being freaked out! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

deana said...

If I were Lola... I would've put the house on the market & moved as fast as I could. I don't do snakes in the basement. Crickets, I can handle... LOL

Melonie said...

Awwww...poor Lola. Chewy is afraid of ladybugs....ladybugs! hmph....some bulldog.
Hope you are having a good week and feeling well:)

sarah said...

hahahaha!! Lola cracks me up. she's def got a personality of her own. ;)

hugs,
sarah.

EverydayMe said...

awwwwwwww poor lola...
{{hugs}} Michelle