November 28th 2014 3:22 pm
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Several months ago, for the first time ever in our lives, my brother Velcro was suddenly unexpectedly taken away from me. Being that I am shy and not that confident, and my brother is outgoing and has plenty of confidence for us both, we were very close until he suddenly went away. I felt lost without him and I turned to our human Mom for comfort. I wanted to be by Mom's side as much as possible. Now I'm just a little kitty so I don't know why I felt that way. There's a lot I don't understand about any of this. All I understand is that I missed my brother very much, I was lost without him, I wish he hadn't gone away, and I was somewhat afraid the one other living being I depended upon (Mom) might leave me too.
Time passed. When Mom had to be in the hospital and others came to care for us in her absence, I would spend my time hiding under the bed. I was afraid, afraid of these other people, afraid something might happen to me, afraid Mom might not come back. However to my immense relief, Mom always came back.
Finally a little over a week ago, I got the biggest surprise of my life. Russ came to take care of things here while Mom had her most recent and hopefully last! surgery. He also brought a cat in a crate with him. Mom put the cat in the big cage in the living room where she usually puts newcomers so they can adjust. As I always do when there's anyone in the house except Mom, I spent my time hiding under the bed except for the necessary quick sneak trips to the food, water, and litter. After two days, Russ opened the cage and the cat came out. The cat hissed at us other cats. Then tbe cat sneaked under the bed where I was hiding.
The cat immediately started licking my cheek and I instantly realized this newcomer was no newcomer at all. It was my brother Velcro! Why he left, what happened to him, why he came back, I know none of these things. All I know is that Velcro and I are happily back together again. Mom came back from the hospital, Russ left, and now Velcro and I have been spending lots of time washing each other and purring on Mom's bed!
November 13th 2013 3:32 am
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"Hey Mom LOOK! You gotta see this!"
Mom mutters something unintelligible from the depths of her blankets. I shoo some of the other cats off Mom's blankets so she isn't quite so warm and comfortable and then I poke her with my cold nose.
"Wake UP Mom, at least for a minute. You simply HAVE to see THIS!"
Mom sleepily mutters, "What?"
"You're not gonna believe this Mom." (Aha now she's beginning to wake up!)
"Believe what, Buttons?" Mom asks me.
"I got another Daily Diary Pick today, second place pick! How about that?"
"You serious or am I dreaming?" Mom asks me.
"I'm serious. I was the one who thought I was dreaming yesterday when I got the ultimate thrilling shock of my DOTD. Now you ask me if you're dreaming!"
"Nothing wrong with a little role reversal when I'm half asleep anyway," Mom replies. "Now may I catch a little more sleep before Megamouth (Destiny) wakes up?"
"Sure Mom, just as long as you leave the laptop open so I can type!"
As Mom rolls over to go back to sleep and kitties settle down again around her, I began typing this diary entry. Let me now close by saying once again, thank you for today's honor that tops the thrills of the previous amazing honors. A DOTD and then a DDP the very next day! Four diary awards in seven days! Thank you so much Catster Diary Person, thank you, thank you, thank you. And again thank you to everyone else for your appreciation of me and my diary.
Isn't it AMAZING what good things can happen to a quiet little kitty who unlike some of our other family members, do my best to stay out of trouble?
November 12th 2013 8:03 am
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Just when I thought it couldn't get any better than two DDPs in a row, I woke up today, checked diary central, and found the biggest surprise of all waiting there for me. I looked, blinked, looked again. Then I woke Mom up and told her to look at the diary central page.
"Am I dreaming?" I asked Mom. "Or does it really say I actually got DOTD today?"
Mom yawned, looked at the page, and told me, "No Buttons, you're not dreaming. It really DOES say you got Diary of the Day today. Wow way to go boy. I'm proud of you! Just for that you're going to get some tuna today!"
"Thanks Mom," I replied, grateful that kitties have plenty of fur on their faces so humans can't see them blush. "Wow Mom, maybe you should pinch me so I know I'm not dreaming."
Just then Moo attacked my tail and gave it a good nip. "MrrOW!" I told him. "Not so rough!"
"Now you know you're not dreaming!" Moo sassily retorted as he deftly slipped out of reach before my swat could land on him.
Thank you Catster Diary Person for giving me, Buttons, one of the quietest kitties in my family, the ultimate honor of DOTD. Thank you also to everyone for your stars, rosettes, pawmails, comments etc. and for your caring and appreciation of me and my diary. And NO thank you to Moo for biting my tail!