The Art of Being Clueless
August 24th 2009 12:10 am
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Just when I thought that I could spend the rest of my retirement watching for birds from my perch on the cat tower, Chibi finally came back from Breeder Daddy's, and looked decidedly fatter than before . And, yup, over the weekend, she had some of those hateful KITTEN creatures. I do get some pleasure from batting them around, but generally speaking, I prefer adults. Leila just went and had her litter of seven under the bed, and Mommy let us all roam around freely, but this time the "living room" (har, it has a sofa, a bookcase, two enormous cat cages, and the biggest cat tower you've ever seen. Not much of a "living room.") I wasn't there to witness the process, but it seemed that at one point Chibi was in pain, and later Mommy left the apartment with a bag containing something that smelled like kittens, but sort of funny (note: we cats don't understand the abstract concept of death). I know the routine now--in around 3-4 weeks, they'll be put in their playpen, and once they've mastered the fine art of using the litter box (stupid creatures), then they get free run of the house. That means I get to bop anyone who invades my space. I'm looking forward to that. And I'm looking forward to the day when the living room door is open again and I can use the cat tower. All of us try to get into the living room when Mommy opens the door to go in or out, and Chibi apparently wants free run of the house, but it appears that Mommy has her reasons for isolating Chibi and the kittens. I hear that two of them are red tabbies. Hmph. NO ONE has a coat that is as deeply red as mine. It was largely my coat color that made me a Regional Winner (it sure wasn't my playful personality on the judging stand). I hope she sells them all off quickly, although I've heard through the grapevine that it's Leila's turn next (it's been a year since she had her last litter). I've also heard through the grapevine that Mommy and Breeder Daddy are having a stormy relationship. Although Mommy hates the idea of moving he wants to buy a condominium for both of them near Mommy's place of work, a bigger place where there will be MORE cats, including intact males, and more and more of those (nasty nasty) kittens. Just when I thought that life was going smoothly...