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August 16th 2010 12:09 pm
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Humans may be big animals, but I can't believe how weak they are. This morning mom petted me for half an hour and then complained that she had to stop because her hands were tired. Her hands were tired! After only half an hour! What is this "carpal tunnel syndrome," anyway? It isn't something kitties get, I'm sure. We are much better designed, physically, than humans.

Half an hour of petting really isn't enough to start my day. I need a lot more--belly rubs, chest rubs, and head scratches. I'm going to have to get mom into an exercise program to build up her stamina!


August 13th 2010 10:14 pm
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Meow-oh--I bit another catnip mousie in half! How many do I have left? I'm not sure. I think it's time to send dad on a catnip mousie hunt, under the refrigerator, under the humans' bed, and under the sofa. I must have more catnip mousies around somewhere. . . . I know there's a box of new catnip mousies that mom is keeping for me, but she doesn't want to give them to me all at once. I don't know why not--it wouldn't take me more than a day or two to lose all of them. *giggles*


August 12th 2010 10:02 am
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Mom and dad say there's a lot of trouble in our country now, what with economic problems and things like that. But I know one thing that's very right in our country--our country has millions of cats, dispensing substantial doses of catly love to their humans in the form of rubs, purrs, and other attention, every single day! This can't help but make the humans feel better. *lies on back and rolls happily from side to side*


August 11th 2010 12:24 pm
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What a clever kitty I am! *pausing to lick myself in self-satisfaction*

I got two brunch treats this morning instead of one!

That lazy mom wouldn't get up, despite my meows, so I went downstairs despondently. Then it hit me--why not get my brunch treat from dad instead? True, it's always mom who gives it to me, but humans are pretty smart if you're patient with them--so I thought I'd give it a try. I went to dad and started meowing loudly.

At first he thought I wanted to go down to my basement playroom, so he opened the door for me. But when I kept meowing and wouldn't go, he figured it must be something else that I wanted. He thought and thought--I could see him sweating and struggling to make his brain work--and finally he guessed it. That was brunch treat number one!

*giggles* Of course, when mom finally came down, I meowed again. . . and number two was served in short order! *burp*


August 8th 2010 7:43 pm
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Meow, meow! Dad! My food dish is nearly empty! Get up, get up! Never mind watching silly humans playing with a ball on TV. Who cares about "Yankees" or "Red Sox"? Meow! You need to refill my dish immediately!

Meow, good, he's getting up. I must say my dad is well trained. *giggles* He doesn't want me to experience the HORROR of an empty food dish. Here he comes, running up the stairs with my refill!

Got to go now--it's snack time!


July 29th 2010 3:26 pm
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Ishtar tagged me to play this game! I have to answer some questions:

1. do you ever wake your parent up in the night?

I have two parents, and I sing concerts for them every night! I bring one of my catnip mousies into their bedroom and sing for them. They say they love my sweet little voice! *giggles* Then I take a nap, and then I bring in another catnip mousie and sing some more. If they've been really good and attentive humans during the day, I even give them a third concert, with a third mousie!

2. do you ever tear up things?

No. I'm a very good girl--the humans say so!

3. what is your favorite treat?

Turkey treats are nice! I'll take any treats, though, even hairball and tartar control treats. It's the thought that counts.

4. can you fetch something when asked to do so?

Yes, but I won't. In the same way I refrain from going through partly opened doors, but wait for a human to open it fully for me, I believe that humans should fetch for us, not vice versa. It's part of the service!

5. have you ever lived any place other than where you live now?

*flips tail anxiously* I don't want to think about the shelter, or about being on the street before that! The main thing is, I'm now safe in my palace, the Cat Mahal, and I don't ever intend to leave.

Now, I'm tagging:

Autumn Amelia 920640
Briana 338402
Gunnarr T 1085598
Eudora Rose 1112099
Dusty the Puppycat 449773


May 31st 2010 9:13 pm
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Meow--Nemo is sick! Nemo is sick! I'm purring for him very hard and I hope all his friends will do the same. He isn't eating, and he's had a lot of medical tests--I hope it isn't anything serious!

*flips tail frantically*

Purrrrrrr. . . . . .purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. . . . . . purrrrrrrrrrrrrr. . . . . .purrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. . . . . .


April 29th 2010 10:27 pm
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Sometimes I think humans must be totally crazy.

Today was a beautiful spring day. The temperature was warm and the sun was shining--a perfect day to take a long and delightful nap, don't you think? And that's exactly what I was planning, in my favorite spot, right in the middle of the humans' bed, with the sun heating my fur. How restful! If the humans had any sense, they would have lain down for a nice nap too--but of course they don't have any sense, so no sooner did I settle down than I started hearing all these noises from outside. I got up and went to the window to take a look.

There was dad, scraping our deck with a noisy metal tool--preliminary to "painting," I think he said. And there was mom, running around clumsily with a long hose and a bottle of fertilizer, meowing something about the perennial garden. She got more water on herself, I think, than she did on the perennials--MOL! Then dad grabbed some loppers and began cutting at an overgrown bush with them, while mom gathered up the branches he cut off and cut them into small pieces for disposal. Then they both went over to the fish pond and started doing something there--I couldn't see what, but they were running back and forth and carrying things. Busy, busy, busy! And noisy, noisy, noisy!

What a waste of a beautiful spring day!


April 5th 2010 9:16 pm
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There's a groundhog living under our deck! I saw him today, through the sliding glass door in my basement playroom. He's pretty big, too--about the same size as me. And his fur is an unusual color for a groundhog--he's the same color as Orangie. I wish he's go away, but I guess he won't--the accommodations are just too convenient. The groundhog who stayed with us last summer ate mom's pretty purple chrysanthemum--I hope this one has better manners!


March 27th 2010 7:56 pm
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I simply have to write about the real training breakthrough I achieved with my dad! He really is amazingly smart, for a human.

Yesterday the humans had to go somewhere in the morning and were running late, so they failed to put the nice, comfortable bedspread on top of the bed. Since I often like to sleep on it during the day, this was rather inconvenient for me. So when dad returned home and came upstairs, I meowed at him several times, loudly but firmly, and led him to the bedroom (he's good at following). Then, while he watched, I walked around the bed and meowed some more. And guess what--the penny dropped! He understood what I wanted! He immediately went to get the bedspread and put it over the bed for me. Such a good boy!

I hopped up immediately and settled down for a nice, refreshing nap.

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