These cats do the darndest things. I mentioned the other day that a lot of this is new to me, although most of you have seen all this before.
A moment ago I walked into the kitchen just as Patty opened the door on the freezer part of the refrigerator. "Honey, I. . ." and that was as far as I got. She turned to face me as she opened the door and Sasha fell right on top of her head. She (Sasha, not Patty) was lying half on the refrigerator and half on the door.
That started an interesting chain reaction. First, Patty and Sasha were both scared half to death. Patty screamed and tried to rake the cat off her head (she didn't know what had "attacked" her); Sasha sank in her claws and hung on for dear life. Patty quit pulling because it hurt and just stood there waving her arms around like an old woman fighting off a swarm of bees. Sasha's butt slid down in Patty's face, causing Patty to panic even more, because when she tried to open her eyes, all she could see was this hairy THING blocking her view. Sasha was afraid of falling, so she hung on tighter.
Enter Patty's sister, who is visiting us from Michigan. She is blind as a post without her glasses, and in her rush to see what the commotion was all about, she ran into the kitchen without them. She is also extremely nervous.
I don't know what she thought she was seeing, but she took one look at this wildly flailing ball of fur where Patty's face was supposed to be and fainted dead away. Patty sat down on the floor, at my insistence, and Sasha hit the floor and ran and hid.
Everybody's okay now, but it got a little hectic there for a while.