September 9th 2007 8:55 pm
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Well, I sure had lots of fun last night. Mom took ME to the park at the inlet. When she put my jacket on I thought we were going walkies. I really got upset when she put me in the CAR. I hate the CAR. Going in the CAR often means going to the vet - grrrr! But she told me that we weren't going to the vet and she said I would have lots of fun where we went when we got there.
It was a LONG ride. I kept telling her that I didn't want to go. I told her and I told her and finally I just SHOUTED at her. "TAKE ME HOME FOR WALKIES," I hollered but she just kept telling me I would have fun. I HATE being ignored!
When we got to the park she put me on her lap and told me that there would be lots of noise and new people and smells and lots of dogs. We got out of the car and WOW she was right. Lots of new people to become members of my fan club! I only saw 2 dogs and their people didn't let me talk to the dogs. Honestly, I wouldn't hurt a dog but some people just don't understand that I'm really a sweet cat who likes everyone. Even if I do look like a wild cat, I'm not that big.
I did NOT like all the motorcycles. Talk about LOUD! People up at the end of our street have motorcycles so I know what they are but I still do NOT like them. They STINK and HURT my ears. Grrrr!
The first part of the park has lots of picnic tables and grills where people can go and sit down to talk to each other. People do that a lot. Talk. Talk. Talk. I picked a table that had people at it and jumped up to say hello. Of course they liked ME. They petted ME and talked to ME and I LIKED it. Two men took MY picture. Obviously they are advanced beings for people. I enjoyed the attention shown to ME.
I wanted to stay there and encourage my new fans but MOM picked me up, put me on the ground and we went walkies but I did NOT cooperate. NOPE. I had to visit the other tables to say hi there too. Mom is so dense sometimes. Doesn't she know that meeting new people is MY purpose in life. Finally she just picked me up and carried me to where SHE wanted to go. Oh! The indignity! I know Mom means well but I really have to work on her slave skills more.
Thinking back on it, I realize that she just didn't want ME to be scared crossing the road. A motorcycle was there. Did I tell you how I do NOT like motorcycles?
On the other side of the road a wide concrete strip led to a wide concrete wall that I could jump up on. WOW! Such wonderful new things to smell! The wall jutted up to the Intracoastal Waterway which is really big there. I could smell all sorts of things like fish and the water and boats and more people! Lots of children played and fished there and I got to add even more members to MY fan club. A boy caught a fish and it plopped on the wall right next to me. I bounced! The fish just flopped around and I did NOT like it. I jumped down from the wall and found a very little girl to play with then. She had a baby sister that I played with too. They smelled good - all sweet and clean. I rubbed up against them with my head so they got some of my scent on them. Their mom took a picture of me playing with her girls. That mom must be an advanced sort of human too. After too short a time Mom said, "Time to go home." At first I objected but she let me say goodbye to some of my new fans before we got into the CAR so I didn't holler too much. Just enough to let her know that I should have been the one to decide when to leave.
On the ride home which really didn't take as long as the ride to get there, I sat quietly on the seat next to Mom. She told the truth. I did have fun and I LIKED the inlet park.
Bye for now and have fun everyone,
August 27th 2007 4:42 pm
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I had so much fun last night I just have to mrow about it.
Mom took me for my walk about 11 pm last night like always but before we got anywhere the neighbor from across the street pulled up in the car and she and Mom started doing the people thing. They just stood there and talked and talked and talked. Boring!
That's my time. My WALK time. For ME! I have Mom very well trained. As soon as I hear her say bedtime I run and grab my walking jacket and bring it to her. She knows that before bed it's my walk time, for me. I really LOVE my walk time, for ME.
Mom puts my walking jacket on me and attaches the leash which is really cool. It's 25 feet long and retracts and everything. Usually we go around the block which is about 1/2 a mile and I get to say hi to the neighborhood. There's lots of friends both cats and dog who expect me then. I even have people who like to see me every night. I call them my fan club. I even go out when it rains even though I'm the only one outside then.
Anyhow, last night I fully expected to have my walk until Mom just started jabbering away. I sniffed around and rubbed up and tried pulling on the leash. I even hollered as loud as I could but Mom totally ignored ME. Obvciously I need to give her a refresher course in proper slave behavior.
I was BORED BORED BORED!!
Our front yard has this great tree. I'm a GREAT climber but Mom seems not to understand that. Every time we go outside I run up to the tree so I can climb it but Mom just doesn't seem to understand what I try to tell her and just pulls me out into the street so we can go walkies. I really like the walk and I do have events to keep up on in the neighborhood so I don't really try that hard to get up the tree. After all, my fans (people) and friends (cats and dogs) are expecting me so I just go walkies with MOM.
But last night she wasn't paying attention. And, the tree was there within my reach so.....UP I went. Wow! WOW!!! What fun I had. I got all the way up to a branch about 3 times as high as Mom's reach but when I tried to get down the leash got wrapped around the branch and I was STUCK. Yipes!
I got really angry and hollered for help and Mom noticed then. Yep, she SURE did.
Have you ever seen people try to figure something out that they don't want to do? It was so funny I just hollered louder and louder. My Mom's nice but not very coordinated. She can't climb. Isn't that strange. She can't even use a ladder. So she pulled the ladder out from the back yard and the neighbor had to climb up to get me but the ground is so uneven and sloped that they couldn't get the ladder to stay firm.
Needless to say I just cheered them on and before you know it more neighbors came out to see what a good climber and singer I am. Finally someone managed to hold the ladder so Iz, the neighbor could climb up and get me.
Well, I never got my walk last night but I had ever so much fun. When I got inside I had a long leisurely wash and slept all night under the covers with Mom so she could appreciate how great it is to have someone like me to keep her busy. Entertaining and caring for our people can be hard work but it's worth it when something like this happens.
Try it sometime!
Purrrs and sandpaper kisses to everyone, Bounce
June 10th 2007 11:41 am
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Humans just don't understand all the things I am trying so hard to teach them! Doors should NEVER be closed. This is MY home. I appreciate that they live here too but when I want to go into a room, especially the bathroom when they do things in there, I NEED to enter and make sure they don't get hurt. When they run the water and walk into it, don't they realize that I like it too. Mom says I get in the way and I'll trip her. Well, that's just silly. I may get near her feet but I get out of the way fast too.
Also, why doesn't she understand that when I bring her my walking jacket I want to go for a walk - outside, now!! I get right up on her desk and she has the nerve to tell me "later." Hmph! What does she mean she's "working"? She works for ME!
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