Faster than a speeding mouse, more scary than a musk ox, it's SPARKMAN!

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Nurse Sparkman Checks In!

April 14th 2015 7:08 am
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Hello Purrs, Furriends!
Logging onto Catster worked today! I better update my diary fast!

I've been a super busy Sparkman this last month. Mom's been laid up, recovering from surgery and I've been her main nurse cat. I'm highly skilled at sitting on her chest and purring at her. I've been doing it most of the day, every day. At first I sat by her feet, but then I figured out that if I sat on her chest, I could get kisses and cuddles without her straining to pet me. She's doing a lot better now and going through something called "PT." It seems like a good idea, since she can now hobble to the fridge to get me my green beans. But I must say, a laid up human is the best time ever! I told Mom that this is my favorite month since ever. I hope she has more surgeries!!! (Mom says she doesn't!!!)

The only draw back is that we only get to go out on our leashes when there's another human here to help untangle us. And with the unusually warm April we're having, I spend a lot of time begging to go outside! It's sure pawsome having a Mom. Oh! She's trying to get up! It must be Green bean time!


Sparkman's Felted Fur Ball...

January 27th 2015 6:05 am
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Ha ha! I logged on! I logged on!!! I get super excited when logging on works lately. It's been over a year now since I really felt it was always possible to log on and chillax with my furry friends... But whatever! At least the site is still here! And I still love all of you!

I'm having a great week. We've had a bit of a heat wave for northern Minnesota, so I've been braving the great white outside to lick snow and sniff all the outside smells. I'm a brave, wild, independent, fur-ousious, wild woods cat. Rawr! But Mom better come along, cause when my toes get cold, she needs to pick me up and carry me back inside.

I've also been shedding like a crazy person this week, Mom's not really sure why. It's not THAT much of a heat wave. But she decided to brush me with the Zoom Groom. In an attempt to ball up my fur and keep it from flying around the house, she made me a new toy! Clearly, I was shedding just so she'd turn my fur into a fur felt ball to chase around the house. Wheeeee!... We've never had an ALL ORANGE fur ball! Whoot whoot!!!

I gotta go bite PurrC now. He's trying to nap in my favorite heated floor spot. Grrrrrrr....


Retired Fetch Player Can't Quite Remember the Point of the- Game...

December 4th 2014 7:40 am
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Firstly: Hi Furrends! I love you!!! I was grateful for all of you on Thanksgiving, but somehow I'm still having trouble getting Catster to load some days. And when I do, it does things like today where it shows me that many many cats sent me gifts over the holidays, but I don't know who you are & can't read your messages! But thank you!!!

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Mom and I have been playing with fleece. I think it's the nicest most wonderfulest of the human fabrics. She can do whatever she's doing with it, I just want to purr and nuzzle it while she works. I hope my cuteness interferes enough that she realizes "Hey! I should make this cutest of the cats a fetch mouse with the scraps form this project, RIGHT NOW!" Yesterday I thought I'd convinced her, but then when she threw what I thought was a new, hand sewn fetch mouse, it was just one of my old ones. I purred at it and batted at it a bit. But I didn't pick it up in my mouth to bring it to her. I've gotten to be quite picky in my fetch player retirement years. I really only want to pick up brand new fetch mice. And I will bring it back to her a few times, but all those years she thought our main purpose was exercising me and returning that fetch mouse again and again and again... She's nuts! She even had the name of the game all wrong. It was of course a game called "Neck scratches and potato time." Cause that's really the whole point of throwing around that toy mouse with her, right? I get loves, then I get treats. Makes way more sense than chasing a toy and bringing it back to her only to have her throw it away again. Who thought up that sport anyways?! Doggies?!


Paw-sative Thoughts by a Spudman...

November 14th 2014 6:43 am
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1) The heat's on and I found a better radiator to lounge on! It's in the hallway. I used to prefer the messa by the window, but it's drafty and no one walks over there. In the hallway, I get Mom kisses like every time she goes past! This is GREAT!

2) Right before it snowed here, Mom brought us in a pile of leaves. Whenever we miss fall and sunshine, we can go tunnel through our little pile of outside smells. Ahhhhh!

3) I ate a finger off Mom's glove. And it's been a few days, Mom says she's going to stop checking on me every five minutes and thinks I'll be just fine. It was a small black glove, so she's not sure it would be too visible in the poop box!

4) Mom just bought a BIG bag of green beans at the grocery store. Clearly they are ALL FOR ME!


Sparkman's Paw-sative Thoughts! Again!

October 9th 2014 3:41 pm
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1) It's getting too cold to be outside playing in the garden and the sun. But the fun parts move inside! There's buckets of potatoes for me to lick, and there's mice trying to move in here! (Seriously? There's 4 mouser master hunters living here. That's just not such a great life choice, mice dudes!)

2) PurrC and I compromised today and sat together in the sunny window. It actually was a great plan, since we got some social grooming time in with our basking. Multitasking win!

3) The harvested veggie garden beds are making for some great dirt rolling areas when we do go outside. PurrC, Moose, and I all had good long rolls in the dirt. We're all gritty and making the carpets a mess now. I think I'll go lounge on Mom's pillow. It was looking a bit too clean. Chow!


Sparkman's Paw-sative Thoughts!

September 30th 2014 9:32 am
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1) Mom took PurrC away in the car this morning. He's back and he smells like the Vet's office. He's all purry & says that he loves that Vet. Mom says he's not sick, just his annual check up time. I think he's completely totally crazy. I'm living under the bed. But he's happy, and I didn't have to go... So that's positive, right?

2) Mom let me sleep while resting a paw across her face for like a whole ten minutes last night! Then she woke up and moved my foot. But man, that was a great ten minutes! Too bad I purred so loudly about the comfy position that she woke up.

3) There's still a bin of fresh potatoes in the corner of the kitchen. I go over there, sniff it, and purr. It's like the best smelling thing ever. Every kitty needs a pile of potatoes!


Sparkman's Positive Thoughts!

September 27th 2014 1:39 pm
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Here's some more!!!

1) Mom and Dad have been harvesting potatoes. I sat by the bucket that came inside, purred, licked one, and gave Mom some gooey baby hungry eyes. She totally fell for it! She sliced up a tiny one and let me eat THE WHOLE POTATO!

2) PurrC and I have taken to hanging out on the couch and licked each other soggy. At first it felt kinda weird, but lately I'm really into it. I mean, it's way more fun to groom socially!

3) I got to nap out on the rocks by the veggie garden in the sunshine. It was heavenly. And Mom says she almost burned her hand on my fur when she went to pet me... Nuh-uh! It wasn't THAT hot, Mom!


Sparkman's Paw-sative Thoughts

September 25th 2014 7:53 am
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Hello purrs, Everykitty! Gee I've missed you all. Mom says she and I need to get back to a better, cleaner, happier social site and out of the litter box of faces site. So here I am! She's been writing "Positive thoughts" there (almost daily). It's a fun exercise in cheering yourself up, she says we should all do it! And in attempt number 1 to use that site less and this one more, I'm going to write positive thoughts instead of her! But since I'm a cat, and I sleep most of the day, we're thinking to write the positives more like weekly.... So here it goes:

1) Green beans are finally ripe in the garden, and the potatoes are about ready to harvest. I think I could happily sit in the garden and purr all day long.

2) I finally caught that big fat mouse in the back of the garden that I've been stalking for like DAYS! Unfortunately I killed it. But Mom still gave me green beans in exchange for it! (If I don't kill them, I get their approximate weight in potatoes! YUM!)

3) It's still warm enough outside most days for my favorite kitchen window to be open. So I can nap and lick with my brothers in front of a nice chilled fall breeze. Sigh! Such an awesome spot. I can totally smell every bird that flies by, and window hunt every squirrel. You can join me, I'll pretty much just be on the back of the kitchen room couch by the open window from now till they close the window next month.


Sparkman laments the lack of green beans in the garden.

May 18th 2014 2:18 pm
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Outside is almost greening up! I'm so excited! I wake up, and beg to go outside. I come in and nap, then I beg to go outside again! And then I of course get the munchies and want a green bean. Picture this; I'm outside, get Mom's attention, and walk her over to where the green beans were growing last summer. The trellis is there, but there's no beans. I yell at her and she tells me that the green beans haven't grown yet. I know that. I can see the dirt and lack of leaves. I just keep hoping she'll find one like magic; pull it out of my ear like a quarter or something. I miss the fresh green beans. And I seem to go through this routine with Mom every day... Groan... Do you have any green beans in your yard? Can I move there? And can I bring my Captain? I don't think I can move without my pirate.


Sparkman whines about the rain...

May 8th 2014 6:06 am
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Hello purrs to all my fur-ends! Don't worry, I haven't left you and logged off Catster for good! But I have been unusually quiet lately. With all the cyber bullying and issues lately, I've just gotten out of practice of making Mom log on and help me find all my friends. But I'm not planning to be gone forever! And get well soon, Catster web page!

I've been getting to go outside again, FINALLY! There's finally no snow in my yard and grass is just starting to green up. (I live in a cold place!) But today it's raining. Mom and Dad are both home to take me outside (I only go outside with my humans and on a leash. I am a very proper and civilized dude cat). But it's raining! So Mom opened the back door so I could sit by the screen door and sniff all the rain smells. So now I'm lounging by the screen door and whining at the humans when they get close "Make it stooooop! I wanna go outsidddddde! Ehhhhhhh!" Rain rain go away, Sparkman wants to go out and play! Ahhhhhhh! pout.

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