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Secret SuperStar Cats

September 8th 2014 10:38 pm
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My mum was watching a programme last night about famous cats (and dogs.) It was quite something to see just how much people love the cats they see on TV and on the interweb.

"I could be a SuperStar Cat!" I commented. "Actually I pretty much am one."

Mum scratched my head and gave me a kiss. "You are," she replied.

Then we saw Grumpy Cat and her adoring fans. She was being held up so they could all see her and they all wanted their picture taken with her. I considered this - I don't specially like being held and I don't specially like crowds of noisy people and I don't specially like to travel.

"I think I'll stay being a Secret SuperStar Cat," I decided.

"I think that's wise," said my mum. Grumpy Cat seemed quite happy but mum couldn't imagine the adoring fans being quite so adoring if it was me, refusing to come out of my box.

Sometimes your own home with your favourite snoozy places and your own toys is the most wonderful place to be. Heck with it, your own home is always the most wonderful place to be. I will leave the razzmatazz to those other cats!

 

I tried to trick my mum

September 7th 2014 10:06 pm
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I had a big, bad argument with Leo from next door at the weekend. He is a mean cat. Mum heard us and opened the front door. That distracted him long enough for me to make a run for it over the back gate and round to our magic door. I heard the front door close and mum run through the flat, expecting me to be coming in the kitchen.

Hm. I wasn't particularly happy that she had to rescue me so I needed to think how I was going to redeem this situation.

I saw her through the glass door, watching me, so I decided to go for the sympathy vote. I sat there and then suddenly flumped to the ground. It worked perfectly.

"Oh my goodness Toby!" I heard her say but when I looked up - where was she? Had she abandoned me in my hour of need? I scrambled up and through the flap to find out what she was doing.

Rookie error Toby! Of course - she had run for the keys to open the kitchen door and reach her poor unconscious kitty. Only I wasn't unconscious. I was very much conscious and walking towards her.

She was gratifyingly concerned about me all weekend after that but mercifully not so much we went to the vet which was a possible consequence I had not considered.

Other than that it was a top weekend. Mum was home a lot so there were snuggles and some bonus snacks and it was sunny and warm.

I just wish Leo was a nicer cat. Mum spoke to Victoria about him and they reckon he is fed up at home of being pounced on by Jasper the kitten. I can understand that might be hard. Obviously when I was a kitten I was a delight from Day One (that is a nasty cough Josie has there!) but I can see that a kitten can be hard work for the established cat.

Anyway I'm sure we'll all work it out.

 

Josie's game

September 4th 2014 10:20 pm
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Mum was ready to sleep but Josie wasn't so she decided to have a bit of fun at mum's expense. While my mum was brushing her teeth Josie was with her in the bathroom, determinedly trying to reach the inaccessible gap behind the loo.

"There's something there and I have to reach it," she was muttering, trying to get at it from each side.

"Is there?" asked my mum nervously. (Actually through the frothy blue toothpaste it was more like 'Shish wear'?) She hadn't seen either of us bring anything in but that's no guarantee that we haven't.

"It's late. I can't deal with it now, whatever it might be," she added, once all the ablutions were complete and Josie was still excitedly pawing into the dark hidey-hole.

Mum went to bed and was reading her book so I joined her, purring loudly to drown out whatever Josie was up to. When Josie joined us she had a cobweb draped on her head so she had got close to it - whatever it was. Innocent toy or unfortunate creature?

I know of course but I'm enjoying watching mum fret about the possibilities so I'm not saying.

 

Signs summer is going

September 3rd 2014 10:36 pm
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I let my mum sleep in this morning but we were all woken by a thud, scrabble, scrabble, scrabble.

That was Josie chasing lights as they ran across the wall. She hears the car coming, jumps up on the drawers and waits and then, when the headlights shine across the room, she pounces. In the summer it's light by the time the cars come so she's delighted to revive that game.

But it means we must be coming to autumn. Sighs!

One good thing is that mum is back in her big fluffy dressing gown. The little cotton one isn't nearly so good for paddy paws so I like that.

And we known it's cooler because Josie has been sleeping on mum's lap - it was too hot for both of them before.

I am making the absolute most of being outside while it is still warm enough. I don't want to waste a single drop of sunshine.

 

Rise and Shine!

September 2nd 2014 10:37 pm
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I needed a stroke so I woke my mum with a gentle meow and tapped her face gently so she would get the idea.

"I am trying to sleep," she said.

"And I am trying to get strokes. Do keep up!" I replied.

She did stroke me - few can resist my fuzzy face but "many people shut their cats out of the bedroom at night so they can sleep," she said darkly.

I considered this option but, never a fan of the closed door, I rejected it.

"No thank you. I like to be able to see you when I wake up," I said.

That went down well, I got extra rubs and I rumbled my purrs in appreciation.

"And I like to see you too. I was just wondering if we could be doing this a bit later. I thought the light was waking you two but it's getting darker in the mornings and you're still at the 5.30am wake up call."

I like my early mornings with mum before she starts dashing about and muttering about being ready for work so whilst I said everything that she seemed to expect I don't plan on stopping the snuggles any time soon. I'm pretty sure she won't shut us out!

 

It was in our way

September 1st 2014 10:38 pm
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When we wake up the sun is shining in the bedroom window and it wends its way across the sky to warm up the sitting room in the afternoon. So to enjoy it the most we like to share the bedroom window sill in the morning and move through to the pouffe etc in the sitting room later in the day.

Trouble is that mum will insist on putting stuff on the window sill and there's not really room for both of us and the stuff. Josie was complaining about this yesterday.

"Mum will be grumpy if you throw it off," I commented.

Josie considered this. Then inspiration struck. "I'll do it at night, while she's asleep, then she won't realise."

Excellent idea Josie. So last night that's what she did. When all was peaceful and still and mum safely off dreaming (hopefully of us) Josie crept noiselessly to the window sill, one swipe of the paw and the job was done.

You wouldn't believe how much noise an ornament makes falling off a window sill, behind a bed.

Mum sat up, "What the heck was that?"

It took her a while to get back to sleep. We are keeping out of her way this morning

 

People are very odd

August 31st 2014 10:41 pm
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Mum was home most of the weekend which was great. I like knowing she's around for when I need my tummy rubbing. Indeed I was enjoying just such attentions when she said she had to go and then said something else.

I shook my ears. "I'm so sorry - I didn't catch what you said. It sounded as if you said Alison is going to have a bucket of iced water thrown over her and you're filming it. Obviously it wasn't that!" I had a chuckle at the notion.

"It was," said my mum.

There are three obvious flaws with the sentence. One: Alison is lovely, never turns up without some sort of treat for me and Josie. Why would someone throw water at her? Two: Why would my mum not be going to rescue her rather than stand idly by while this terrible thing happens? Three: What kind of an optimist would trust my mum with anything technological?

But my mum was adamant that there really is a thing called the Ice Bucket Challenge and off she went. She came back some time later and confirmed that iced water had been poured over Alison.

"And did you manage the filming part OK?" I asked, fearing that I knew the answer.

There was a shame-faced pause. "The red light was flashing - I really thought I was filming. I don't know what I did wrong." And then, "I did offer to film it again but surpringly enough Alison wasn't that keen to repeat the experience."

My mum has a good head-scratching technique that makes me purr and is pretty nifty with a sachet of cat food but never, never, never trust her with technology!!

 

My white patch

August 28th 2014 10:17 pm
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I came in yesterday and my mum said, "I'm sure you didn't have a white patch on your back when you went out."

I twisted round to see it and sure enough, a new splodge of white. Awesome!

But mum called me and gave me a thorough brush. I do love a thorough brush and was purring away and didn't realise what she was doing until it was too late.

"All gone," she said cheerfully.

"Where's my new marking?" I demanded to know. But mum had brsuhed it all away.

I had better not let her anywhere near my other white - I have the one on my chest which I think makes me look quite distingushed and a secret one on my tummy that not many people know about. I don't want them brushed away.

Josie is the same as she was yesterday - which is sometimes sitting with both paws down and sometimes holding one up a little but she is still happy in herself and on the mend so so date with Dracula for her.

 

Josie paw update

August 27th 2014 10:47 pm
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Mum came home yesterday and grabbed Josie's leg and ran her hands up and down it, much to Josie's surprise. I can't say either of them looked like they enjoyed the experience.

Then mum said, "Cool."

"Yeah, Cool!" I said, joining in politely.

"No, I mean it's not hot," explained my mum. One of the vet nurses had said maybe Josie was bitten and that mum should check for infection. One clue would be if her paw got hot. Josie hadn't wanted to play yesterday morning and mum said after that possibility that Josie had an infection and an abcess developing was in her head she was desperate to get back and check.

"Although not desperate enough to come and do it," I pointed out.

Mum said her boss was commenting that my mum hasn't had any emergency leave in August, pretty much the first month this year that's happened, and then they both looked at the calendar and realised there is still August left to go. A lot of good will has been used up this year and mum doesn't want to push it!

Amyway Josie's leg is fine and she didn't mind mum feeling it all which mum thought was a good sign and Josie played very energetically last night - just in case not playing could herald a vet visit - and we've seen her sitting with both paws on the ground so it looks like her paw is finally recovering.

Hoorah! Frankly it's time I got a bit of the attention.

 

Paw still sore

August 26th 2014 10:42 pm
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The vet nurses said that it does seem that Josie has a soft-tissue injury. I always knew she was soft!!

They said to keep her indoors to rest it. Josie looked at the rain which poured pretty much all day yesterday and agreed to that one. She really hates rain.

I don't mind it so much. When I'm in the thrill of the hunt I don't notice and then I go indoors and mum says, "Toby - you're drenched. I'm not stroking that soggy coat." So I have to give her the old big eyes treatment until she relents and dries me off.

The vet nurses also said if Josie is unhappy at all then to the vet she must go. Josie put on her brightest face and trotted happily across the kitchen. "See!" she said, "All good. No vet." It was a shame that she forgot that she had her paw lifted pathetically as she spoke - but the trot was a good, solid, all four paws one.

Mum thinks Josie is a little better today - she should be, she's been practising looking well. The only time a cat will agree that going to the vet is a good idea is when they are so unwell they have no idea what they are saying!

 
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