February 17th 2011 6:13 pm
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Cheddar called today. He's an orange tabby and he lives on the other side of the building. In the winter, when I can't go outside, he calls me once in a while to let me know what's new on that side of the building.
"You won't believe what your Mom did yesterday morning" says Cheddar. "It was so funny. She walked around the corner of the building. You know, where the big mountain of snow is. Well, because we had a few warmer days the snow was melting but this morning it was cold and there was a big frozen patch on the sidewalk. Your Mom didn't see the ice. She took one step and fell right on her bu" CHEDDAR, I interrupted, that's not funny. Poor Mom. Was she all right? "Yes", said Cheddar. "She was fine. A car had actually stopped when your Mom fell but she got right up again and waved at the car that she was OK." Oh good, I said. Good thing that Mom's backside is well cushioned. Our weather has just been weird. Yesterday morning 32 and today 65.
Then I told Cheddar about my Walking Harness that I'll be getting. And you know what else? Mom sent a link to my Catster page to the makers of the harness. And they wrote back and they said I'm a beautiful Tabby. Me beautiful? Wow, really? I'm not used to that. Mom always calls me her naughty cat.
pretty Tabby Mietzi
February 15th 2011 8:05 pm
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Sunday Mom was following me around with a measuring tape. She measured my neck and around my chest. I said: Oh brother, Mom, what are you up to NOW? I was afraid she was gonna buy me a dress for Valentine's Day. I don't like dresses. But then Mom showed me this really neat walking harness. It's more like a T-Shirt with velcro. I think that's so neat because I HATE the harnesses that we have. We have several different styles and I HATE them all with a passion. Every time Mom wants to put one on me, I run away and say: never mind. I don't wanna go out that bad.
And that coming from me! I LOVE to go outside. I can't wait until spring is here. Sunday Mom finally got one of the hated harnesses on me and I got to walk around the house once. Tomorrow it will be 55 and Thursday 63! I need to get out there again. What I would really like, is just to go out by myself, without a harness or leash. Leashes are for dogs if you ask me. Mom used to let me do that and she'd just follow me around everywhere like I was a baby. But ever since I went into the drainage pipe (see diary entry from Nov. 2, 2010), Mom has gotten more careful.
I got to pick out the color for my walking harness. They come in all kinds of different designs. Mom wanted to go for some girly pink but I'm more of a Tom-boy cat. So I picked mint flower. Can't wait for it to get here.
Here is the link to the Walking Harness
Hope the weather is nice where you are.
your outdoors lover,
January 23rd 2011 4:56 am
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You know what Mom did Friday morning? She left the house to go to that thing she calls work and she left the house without her keys! Just walked out without them and it was 10 degree outside. Now I always need to remind Mom to take her keys before she leaves the house. That's in addition to reminding Mom to get up in the morning, go to bed at night, leave closet doors open that I like to go into, leave my drawer open, let me go outside when it's warm enough again, and my brofur reminds her to feed us or she'd forget that too. I tell ya, if Mom's head wasn't screwed on, she'd forget that too. Sometimes I don't know what to do with her. Here is what happened that morning:
Mom told me later what she did. She didn't have her house keys, nor the keys to the garage, nor the car keys. Thank catness our neighbor hides a key outside. So Mom went and got that key and went into our neighbor's house (yes, she is allowed to do that). Neighbor has a 7 month old pup, a Freedom Bulldog that I'm afraid of (google freedom bulldog iowa - and you can see what they are). Puppy wasn't home, he was at doggy daycare.
Neighbor also has an orangy boy-cat that likes me but I'm afraid of him. Cat sees Mom come in 'Oooh, are you visiting me? How nice of you. We can have snacks together. Follow me, my snacks are in here.' Cat leads the way to the kitchen, Mom follows. Neighbor has one of Mom's keys somewhere. Where could it be. Mom starts looking around the kitchen. Cat jumps on kitchen counter: 'My snacks are in here. In this plastic bag.' Mom starts opening a few drawers. Cat: 'No, not in there, my snacks are right here, see?'. Now where could that key be? Mom opens more drawers, Mom looks on the walls, is it hanging up somewhere, Mom looks around the living room, Mom looks in the laundry room. Laundry room has cat's food bowl in there. Cat: 'Did you find my snacks? You can put them in my bowl right here.'
Mom gives up and calls neighbor. It's a bit past 8, she should be at work. Neighbor doesn't answer work phone, Mom leaves a voice mail. Mom tries neighbor's cell phone. She doesn't answer, well you shouldn't drive and talk on your cell phone, so Mom leaves a voice mail there too.
Well, nothing to do now but to sit down on the couch and wait for neighbor to call. Cat jumps in Mom's lap and stares into Mom's eyes: 'You forgot my snacks. They are in the KITCHEN'. Cat got tired from begging and curls up in Mom's lap and takes a nap. Mom waits and waits. 10 past, 15 past, Mom calls neighbor again. This time she answers: Oh, we are moving our office today. I'm so busy I didn't check my voicemail yet. Yes, your key is right.........
Mom goes and gets her key, goes back to her own house and get her own set of keys and is finally of to work. Humans! You gotta love them but sometimes *Mietzi shakes her head*
Have a pawsome Sunday and don't forget to remind your humans to take their keys when they go outside.
January 20th 2011 6:30 pm
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Tonight it will be minus three, with windchill minus seven. How can the weather be in the minus? Isn't that like having no weather at all when it goes into the minus? This cold weather brings out the bunnies. They are leaving tracks in the snow on my lawn. In the middle of the lawn there is some grass peeking out under the snow that the bunnies like to eat. I don't want them running on my lawn! You know what else they leave behind? Tiny Bunny Poo Poo. Yes, black bunny poo in my white snow! The nerve of them guys. Don't they have a litter box?
I wish I could go out there and chase them away. I love going outside. But now it's so cold I'll freeze my whiskers off. I need some mittens and socks, and earwarmers. Definately earwarmers. Mom! Can you knit me mittens? Mom says she used to know how to knit when she was a little girl but she forgot how to do it. Dang. I guess I'll nap some more in front of the fireplace.
Don't forget to wear your mittens.
January 8th 2011 6:44 pm
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Mom just got back from church. Usually she goes Sundays but today she went on Saturday evening. She said she was gonna bring back a Point Setter because they were giving them away at church. I was a bit worried about having such a big dog in the house. But if Mom has to have a Setter, it would be better to have a Pointing one than an Irish one. I would have a hard time understanding a dog that barks in Irish. I could probably use this Pointing Setter for bird hunting. If he's a pointing dog, he can point me to the birds and I'll catch them. I was just planning my hunting trips with the dog when Mom came back, and I found out that the Point Setter is just a flower.
Mom told us to stay away from it. We are not allowed to touch it because it's dangerous. I believe her. A flower named after a big dog sure could be dangerous. Maybe it bites if you get too close. Mom is going to watch us to make sure we leave the dangerous flower alone. Mom thinks the flower will get locked in the bedroom when she is not around to keep us safe.
Added bonus: Mom didn't know about this but at the church they had Chicken Noodle Soup and Chocolate Cake tonight. I have no use for the Point Setter but I sure would have liked some Chicken Noodle Soup, hold the Noodles.
Wishing you all a happy Sunday.
January 4th 2011 4:54 pm
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We are going to watch The Biggest Loser tonight because one of the contestants is a Olympic Gold medal winner in wrestling. I love wrestling. I wrestle with my brofur every day. So I'll be rooting for Rulon to do good. Mom says she remembers when Rulon won the Gold medal. That was in the year 2000 in Sydney. I wasn't even born yet.
Getting comfortable in my TV chair,
January 1st 2011 5:05 pm
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I looked at the calendar and today is January first 2011. So it's one one one one. I like that because it reminds me that I am number one in this house. And four ones reminds me of four catlegs. Or, if you tip the ones over, you get ^^
Mmmh these don't work right, they are supposed to be cat ears but my puter only displays the forward slash but not the back slash.
December 27th 2010 9:25 am
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If people come to our house now and if they have to use the bathroom, they'll see my nice, decorated toilet paper. I made a pattern in it with my teeth. Mom is not too happy about having holes in the TP. But I think it looks fabulous. The TP roll is almost empty. I can't wait for a new fat roll. I'll decorate it again. It's so much fun.
I'm leaving my tree here in this room up until January 6th. That was always the tradition in Mom's house because the 6th is Three-Kings-Day. We had a great Christmas. We got many great gifts from our Secret Santa (Thank Mew Jake and Samantha). And from some dear friends we got a comfy blanket, a fat mouse and a whole Jar of Nip! It's from their own garden. I'm so envious. I want my own nip plant too! Mom says maybe in spring. Mom put the blanket infront of the fire place and sprinkled some nip on it and Timo and I take turns laying there. Oooh, kitty-heaven.
Hope you all had a purrfect Christmas. Have fun playing.
November 2nd 2010 8:08 pm
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I haven’t been on Catster much the last few days. I was resting from my adventure. Timo sure was on a lot. Sunday he got so upset. I don’t know what was wrong but he was mumbling something about drowning in comments and not being able to find anycat and it doesn’t even work right. And every second word out of his mouth was “comments”. Now you don’t know my brother. He is a very quiet guy. Nothing much gets him excited, except food. But whatever happened, it sure got his panties all in a bunch.
What have I been up to? Well, Saturday was a lovely day to go out to the hunting grounds (pics are on my page) and look for some mousies. Usually Mom always goes with me but this time I had purromised her that I would be right back. So I got to go on my own. I was minding my own business, taking a leisurely stroll, keeping a lookout for them mouses, when two kids walked over to me. They started questioning me: What’s your name? Who’s cat are you? Where do you live?
I wasn’t answering any of their questions. Who did they think they are? They acted like they were from the Feline Bureau of Investigations but they didn’t have a badge to proof it. So I tried to ignore them. That didn’t work. They kept talking to me and they started to move closer. They said they wanted to take a look at my tag. No Way, I said. That has my name and phone number on it. The boy (I know him, he lives close by) he has a boy-cat and a dog. If he gives my name and phone number to his cat and the cat starts calling my house, how am I going to explain that to Mom?
You know what I did? I’m so smart. I ran into the drainage pipe. The kids called for awhile: kitty, kitty, kitty, then they went away. Well, not two minutes later they were back. And this time they brought their mother. And they had a bowl of kibble that they put at the entrance of the pipe. I was far back. I was able to see them but they couldn’t see me. Now the mother started calling: kitty, kitty, kitty. Somecat tell them “kitty” is not my name. I wasn’t coming out. No way. Yay, now they all went away again.
Another two minutes later my Mom showed up, together with all them humans. They said something about the kitty being stuck in the drainage pipe and she can’t get out and Animal Control has been called. Now how silly is that. Of course I could get out. I got in, didn’t I? Why shouldn’t I be able to get out? Mom told them that the cat Mietzi will come out when it’s quiet and Animal Control doesn’t need to come. She made all them humans leave. Mom called me by my name. I still wasn’t coming out. Who knows if somehuman remembered to call Animal Control back and told them all is well. I might get arrested when I come out.
Mom walked right into the tall reeds and started looking for me there. I let her walk all the way to the middle, then I said a little meow. Mom came back out and I decided it was safe now to come out of the pipe. Mom would protect me from evil Animal Control. I let her pick me up and carry me home.
MOL, Mom had some dried reed pieces in her hair. I was clean. The pipe is quite clean. That was a nice day. Mom was not too happy with me. I don’t know why. I think I was a good girl. I didn’t give out my phone number.
It’s not so easy to get my number.
October 19th 2010 5:23 pm
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Oh now I get it. The new library background is because of Dewey's book. Because it's available in papurr-back now. Dewey was a library cat in the Iowa town of Spencer. Being from Iowa myself, I have read Dewey's book already of course. I can highly recommend it. It's good and Dewey was a cool Dood.
I've been looking at my list of friends and some of them have some funny names. One is named "J", another "II", another "(adopted)", and then there is one with no name. That's fine. That kitty will still get an awesome name. Like I said yesterday, humans are funny. They pick the strangest names for us. Whatever they decide to call my friends, it's all good.
Love my friends,
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