November 6th 2013 10:45 pm
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Last night there were hardly any bangs at all. Josie and I celebrated in proper cat style - lots of running around and leaping, chasing each other into every corner of the flat. It was brilliant.
Then we were sleepy so we each had a comfy place in the sitting room and we curled up.
But then, through our dreams, came an enticing sound. Oh yes - my mum was having another go at her jigsaw. She must need feline assistance. Never slow at stepping forward we both jumped up on the table and on to the jigsaw to see how best we could help.
"You were both fast asleep," commented my mum. "Please go back and be fast asleep again."
After a few perfunctory paw swipes Josie did but I'm made of sterner stuff.
"I'll just finish off this corner for you," I suggested. I thought my mum had it wrong so started taking the pieces apart.
"Stop that," said my mum. I continued. A hand pushed me back, rather rudely I thought. I sneaked a paw under the hand and continued.
"Toby!" a low warning tone but I was a cat on a mission. One more go and I really could sort that corner out. Mum pushed my paw back again so I bit her. Not hard, a friendly warning really.
I had forgotten how she feels about being bitten.
Out of nowhere I found two hands round my middle and I was swept off the table and placed on the floor. Yes, I felt a bit humiliated. Luckily I know what to do when I feel small and off I trotted.
"And leave Josie be!" came the command. But I always feel better after I beat her up..
Cats never lose arguments. I jumped back on the table, curled up on the jigsaw and shut my eyes firmly. I wasn't interfering but I was most decidedly part of the action. That worked for me.
Mum continued around me.
The jigsaw is not yet complete but mum says she is determined to have it done before Christmas so we have more fun with that yet!
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Our Mom just gave up on real puzzles and just does the electronic kind. We get into the action far too much for her taste, and computers can't lose pieces. Actually, she does do one kind of real puzzle: the kind for kids that you can finish in ten minutes before we figure out what's happening.
I think I'd try stealing some pieces, MOL!
MOL! You showed her!
If mum didn't secretly like us helping she wouldn't do them when we are in the room. She must have known we would wake up! She has 1000 pieces so she could spare some for me. Purrs Toby