April 6th 2012 6:20 am
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Not much to report these days. The neighbors trapped two more cats that the Papa took to the mobile spay clinic for them - that puts the count up to 17, most of which have been female. So far, the pawrents have not heard any new kitten mews anywhere around the property, though we know of at least one other unspayed female and at least 3 more males. Two of those we presume are toms since they are the ones who hang around us girls when we’re out in the cattery. You should have heard the Sleeper night before last giving them heck through the fence! She sounded as fierce as, well, ME – MOL!!! Anyway, the colony won’t be growing too much bigger for a while, thank catness, due to the spay and neuter program.
Meanwhile, the Big Sleep and I constantly pester the folks to take us walking. We were trying to describe to Zach and Zoe about the world under the Autumn Olives, and the Mama took a picture, but it still doesn’t show how cool it is:
The world under the Autumn Olives
When you’re under there, there’s a canopy of branches arching over your head, and all around the bushes form walls of brush, but with openings like doors that you can pass through. It’s harder for the Papa to get through since he’s bigger, but the Mama can even stand up in places – not that I’m gonna let her stand STILL for long – MOL!
One other thing – the Mama was playing around and made us a catnip fishie! We weren’t overly enthusiastic, unfortunately, probably because the catnip was old stuff that they got at the store over a year ago now. She may try making another when the fresh stuff she just picked gets dry enough. Here’s the fishie:
Good job on the fishie! And even better on the spay/neuter program, wish more people thought like you! The olive groves look very inviting, to a cat, at least!
I think I would like yer olive grove. I luffs walkin & sneakin' 'round ina bushies. Jen says I'sa "bush kitty".
ewe noe, knot onlee due ewe gals haza pawsum piece oh propertee ta call home, but yur mom did a reely grate job...if R mom tried ta due a fish like that it wood be lookin like a zombie monster.... !!
Thanks guys! I really need those encouraging words, 'cause I'm kinda in the doghouse this morning, in a manner of speaking! After the Mama single-handedly (the Papa was still at work) so kindly took me walking yesterday for a whole 25 minutes, during which I went every direction she least wanted to go, and had to be carried back because I didn't want to give Sleeper her turn - ! - I had the nerve to wake both her and the Papa up at 5 AM, jumping on the kitchen counter and knocking things around. Then I got both the Sleep and Fearless going, running through the house at top speed! The Mama said she thought I'd grown outta that - Ha!
Efun tho we's big gurlies we still gotsta get into sum mischif sumtimes! I's a'most 4 and I still does. Not alla times but efur once ina while.
That's not very encouraging, Ingen! :) We were all better last night pretty much. And then around 5 AM again, by Fearless who wanted to love on her and make a nest in her hair, and then I got to jumping around, 'cause I always get jealous when the Mama shows anyone else attention. So the Papa got up and closed us in our room until 7 AM, when the Mama woke up and said, "Wow! I got to sleep in. What a treat!"