September 28th 2012 7:08 am
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Hard to believe we’ve made it to 2 – hehehe… That first year I seemed to be determined to get into every trouble I could think of while Sleeper was (mostly) being the good kitty. Well, now it’s Fearless’s turn to take the Mantle of Mischief from my shoulders in her bid to become “the kitten who never grew up”, and the Good Kitty? – she’s finally had enough of being good, and is alternately the Loveboat and Oscar the Grouch!!!
Are we having a party today? I dunno…We kinda partied yesterday since the Mama had finished her quarterly non-profit project and was taking a needed day off to rest.
She spent a lot of that time playing with us, doing little chores, and planting some tulips. But since it’s our birthday, she’s given me permission to tell a funny story on her. She came out to clean our cattery, which, thanks mostly to the feral Fearless, has more than one area which has become a “latrine”. The Mama at first used to put fresh soil down and try to plant grass plugs over it to try to encourage Fearless to USE THE DESIGNATED BOXES, but no-o-o-o-o…so she’s given in and now we have 2 boxes and one sort of elongated latrine against the fence that has to be filled with fresh litter. This seems to be working and there’s no smell which makes the Mama happy.
Anyways, she went about the cleaning and when it was time to leave the cattery, she picked up the bag of…well, you know – and the partial bag of fresh unused litter, and her slotted spoon, and the little stool she’s taken to carrying in to give her back a break while she’s cleaning, and she opened the cattery door…
Now, it’s true, we all have a tendency to make pests of ourselves about the “take me for a walk” routine, and we will crowd the door when she or the Papa are coming or going. But this time, the Mama just wasn’t paying close enough attention, and we ALL made a break for it!!!
In a situation like this, it’s kinda like triage – you go for the most desperate case first - which means Fearless. But the Mama was moving fast and not stopping to check detail. She saw an attractive, sleek, black panther running off to the left and went for her, and it was ME! Whoa – I guess I still have that sweet kittenish look about me even in my old age – MOL! Into the cattery I go. Then off to the right, there’s Fearless. Uncharacteristically being sedate and not totally freaking out at being out of the cattery without collar and leash or pawrents by her side. The Mama approached her slowly, calm-m-m-ly, and scooped her up – into the cattery with you!
Finally, Sleeper – the good kitty. Yeah, right. The Mama walks up to her expecting no trouble and Sleep, the devil (wish I’d thought of it), turns tail up and runs like the wind to the garden gate!!! The Mama had to thank her stars that this little “habit” of letting the Sleep run to the gate (which the Papa started), had paid off in this case. She was able to collect Sleeper without a problem then, though my sisfur was less than happy that she wasn’t going to get to have her garden walk after all!
It turned out OK, though. We still got to have our evening walks later, and we got lots of treats, and on top of our Fancy Feast - a dollop of the cheap, stinky wet food the pawrents feed the ferals, and that we’re always interested in – our equivalent of eating out at MacDonalds!
Happy Birthday 2nd Sleeper and Samhain!!
Sounds like a very exciting birthday. MOL! Have fun.
Z & Z
Hey we get junk food sometimes too. Happy birthday to you, you two! We love you go so much (wink to Sleep and a fist bump ended in a bomb for Samhain.)
Happy birthday, happy birthday, baby
Oh, I love you so
Fourteen candles make a lovely light
But not as bright as your eyes tonight (as your eyes tonight) (Oh)
Blow out the candles, make your wish come true
For I'll be wishing that you love me, too (that you love me, too)
You're only fourteen,
But you're my teenage queen
You're the prettiest, loveliest girl I've ever seen
Happy birthday girls from all of us!!!!! When Mom gets home shell send you guys our gifts. Moms at grandmas watching Jeepers Creepers right now.
Happy Birthday Samhain!
Tigger Angel Baby
Happy Birthday to you both!!!
We loves yous!!!
Hey yall - we're finally here!!! The Mama went to work today and didn't get home till later than usual; then we HAD to have our walks - we were all most excellent, she said. After that it was time to feed us and the ferals, and then fix dinner for herself and the Papa. Thank you everyone for the birthday greetings! Want some cake?
Zachie, that was such a sweet song! (blush)
Wow! Did you guys see the Catfather was here? Hey, Catfather, sir!
We're so happy to have everyone come visit us - this has been such a lovely day! Today I got to walk all the way to the sledding hill, and I didn't freak out even once!
Thank you, Jezzie!