Cat climbing up walls—Spidercat

cat trying to climb a wall indoors
Ursula aspires to be the first Spidercat, climbing the wall

As light relief from her Olympic training—or maybe as a training component—Ursula the cat has been climbing up walls. Becoming Spidercat is well within her reach, except that she lacks even the slightest urge to save the world. She says it’s my fault, I send her up the wall. I have received a telepathic order to install an indoor rock climbing course in the stairwell. Tough titties, Ursula. And quit using the back of the couch as a climbing course.

24 thoughts on “Cat climbing up walls—Spidercat

  1. Sadje says:

    Aww, poor Kitty, she seems bored.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Never pity kitty. She’s the boss.

      1. Sadje says:

        Oops! That’s true.

  2. I’m sure that depriving Ursula of her feline rights is a very serious offence!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Oh. Is that what couches are for?

      1. Everything is primarily for Ursula. Has she not made that clear?

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        I’m slow, Peter. Thank you for reminding me. I do sometimes get ideas above my station.

      3. None of us is purrfect!

  3. Vinny says:

    Ursula rules in your house!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:


  4. Elizabeth says:

    I think you should definitely get the cat climbing wall. It is absolutely necessary for a cat’s mental health, Sincerely, A Well respected vet who just happens to sell them.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I shall investigate. The pressure!

  5. I love your sense of humor, Rachel. Do you have an “about the author” page? How delightful to visit. I’ll return soon.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yes, I have an author’s page, and thanks to you I have discovered a broken link on my home page:

      1. Rachel, what a lovely photo of you and your sisters! There are four girls in my family, alive and spread out across the US. More power to you and your writing. Be well.

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        Aha, another streak of sisters! Aren’t we lucky?

      3. Rachel, thanks for humorous comment: another streak of sisters. We had to add a second piano to our house in Colorado to get our practice time in. My father counted himself blessed and referred to all his women as his harem. Be well.

      4. Rachel McAlpine says:

        Our father felt the same, and goodness knows, so many people seemed to think he and my mother would wish fora boy ” next time”. Two pianos! A violins solved that problem with us.

      5. Two pianos, 1 violin growing up in CO. Our two children both played piano. The other instruments included, violins, flute, guitar and voice. And I was the music director and church organist from ages 13-18 when I left for college. Music through open windows in summer in CO when we entertained the neighborhood. “”__””

      6. Rachel McAlpine says:

        Very cool.

      7. Any musicians in your family? 🙂

    2. Rachel McAlpine says:

      And welcome!

      1. My pleasure. ^__^

  6. Angela says:

    Best cat name ever!