Friday, February 16, 2007

Frootbat Friday: Frankie (West Hobart Tigers player profile #1)

Player name: Frankie
Rookie year: 2006
Skills: Stealth, curiousity, super frootbat hearing, Hepburn-like looks (Audrey, that is), extreme balancing and poise, patience
Favourite pasttime: Fencewalking

This is Frankie. She's the newest player in the West Hobart Tigers' squad (apart from Possum, whose transfer is still being processed by the SFFL... they're really dragging their paws!). 2006 was Frankie's first season with us and she did an awesome job. She came to us with an injury, and was even walking around with one of those plastic 'Elizabethan' collars around her neck, to stop her from scratching her face. A coupla the Tigers made fun of her, but I thought she showed some real guts by wearing it out in public and not even caring.

Frankie's been a real asset to the Tigers. She's small and delicate, which means that she can move quickly and silently. She's also very inquisitive and keeps an eye on our turf at all times, while still managing to maintain her characteristic grace and style.

Frankie loves fencewalking. Not just the one pictured above (the front fence of my apartment complex), but any fence. Her most favourite fence to walk on is my side fence, a wooden pailing fence which is covered by a gnarly old climbing plant. It's way hard to walk on- I've tried. But little Frankie takes her time, plotting her moves with extreme patience and executing them with extreme balance and style.

So here's to Frankie, the first West Hobart Tiger to feature in my series of player profiles. (Keep an eye out next month for West Hobart Tigers player profile #2: Skinny Ginger.)

Happy Friday, catbloggers!
Cheers,
--Pabs

11 comments:

Dragonheart said...

Frankie is a beautiful cat! :) And she sounds like a great player and a terrific asset to your team!

Daisy said...

Frankie is my kind of girl! That kind of balancing takes a lot of skill. And she is very beautiful. Nice to meet you Frankie!

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Yes, here's to Frankie, what an elegant little girl with so many talents and skills.

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Here's to Frankie, indeed! We really like that fence walking. We're indoor cats so have never been on any fences!

China Cat & Willow

Faz the Cat said...

She looks very sophisticated and got nice green eyes too! FAZ
p.s. I am still on my diet and I am not happy about it. They tried to trick me yesterday by mixing diet and regular munchies but I managed to pull our all the regular ones and leave the diet ones behind (he, he, he).

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, she's beyootiful. My sisfur Zippy used to walk da fences and da curtain rods and da shower rod and anyfing up high and skinny. Now she mostly just sleeps and complains. She'z a grouchy geezer.

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

What a gorgeous kitty she is! And quite a frootbat indeed! Nice to meet all of you.

Kaze
(I'm a frootbat myself)

Hot(M)BC said...

Frankie is a beautiful frootbat. Sounds like shee's a sooper player too! Her fur is furry purrty colored.
Purrrrrrrrs,
Sanjee, Boni, Mini, Pepi and Gree

Phoebe said...

Wow! Frankie is one elegant girl. I'm glad you are profiling some of your teammates. It's good to get to know your friends, Pablo.

Kimo & Sabi said...

She is furry cute - nice catwalk!

Tara said...

Frankie is a gorgeous kitty, and it sounds like you have a great team. I particularly liked the fence walking. The view of the water was great! Is that the big pond the humans call an ocean? Tara