Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bored with August

So here's the deal:
Daddy actually came home from his long trip,
but now he's on some really weird schedule.

When he got back, he took me shopping at the nip store,
so I got to pick out a new toy.
I chose a kicker toy.

If you don't know what that is, it's designed 
for kitties to grab hold of and kick the living daylights out of it.

I was quite happy with my selection.

Other than that, my August has been fairly boring.
I give you Exhibit A:

I've tried taking my boredom out on Felix.

That got me nowhere.

So, I spent some time sitting on a rock.

I also spent some time tasting the various plants by my house.
Mom's checked all of them to see if they're safe for kitties.

Mom tried to entertain me.

She often accused me of what she calls 'lazy play' or 'fake play'.
This is 'lazy play':

'Fake play' is when I act really interested like I could
pounce on the string at any second.
I do that for about 15 minutes or until Mom gets bored
and drops the string on the ground saying something like,
"If you're not going to pounce, I'm not playing!"
Then she grumbles something about 'fake play' and walks away.

She also tried to entertain me while I was outside.

That was about the extent of my play, though.

Then, just when I thought nothing more would happen
this month and it would be safe to write the blog...
...something terrible happened.

My crush, Abba-zaba, (and her roommate, Tucker, of course), moved out!

No more cute face looking down at me.
No more sound of kitty paws running around upstairs.

*SIGH* least Felix is still around.

Can't you just see the glee I'm expressing?


Monday, August 1, 2016

The Inconsistencies of Humans

         O.K. I admit it.
I've been slacking so much that my blog should
change its name to Month by Month with Winchester Feline.

Here's what happened:
Daddy had to go away on a work trip again.
He's been gone for-e-ver.
Mom assures me that he'll be back soon.
In the meantime he's turned into Computer Daddy.
He talks to me, but I can't smell him.
Which, in my world, means he's not there.

Monday Aunt and Uncle came over on some night that wasn't Monday.
(What's up with that, humans? Don't mess with my routine!)
We all went downtown.
Now, I've been downtown in the car, but I've never gotten out...
...until now.

I got to look into all kinds of shops.
They all seemed to be closed.
I guess the only places that were open were the types
of places that don't allow cats.
Which is fine, 'cause I wouldn't like them anyway!

At least there was a nice full moon by which to enjoy the night.

Also, I got to enjoy a bit of a nighttime car ride.
Monday Uncle doesn't drive around especially for me like Daddy does.
He just drives straight home.
Which, I guess, is fine.

In other news, the office is still changing day by day.

I liked having my chairs by the window, but Mom tells me
they're not there anymore.
Again, humans!  Stop messing with things!

This is me leaving the office:

I try to tell Mom that I don't want to go back until the crazy 
humans are done upsetting my world, but she keeps taking me in there.

I suppose it's good for me to keep an eye on their progress.

Mom did manage to take me out for a nice long nighttime recon.

I was able to take the time to rub my scent all over the sidewalks
in strategic places.

Of course, while checking out the neighborhood,
it's also important to keep an eye on one's human.

Since Daddy's been away, I've taken up residence in the recliner.
I sit there when the day is too hot and I haven't fully committed to going outside.
I also sit there when the day is done.
So I'll finish this post with a brief montage of me in MY chair:

That's right.
I'm king of all I survey.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Fourth of July and Other Human Annoyances

I know, I know!
The span between blog posts is getting worse.

You may be thinking that I've gotten pretty lazy about the whole thing.

The truth is more disturbing.
That is, I'm more disturbed by the truth.
Which is that the humans
 have completely messed with my world!

Sure, part of it may be because the weather has been nice enough
for me to enjoy some good outside time.

I've spent a decent amount of time patrolling my turf.

I was even caught on the security cameras leaping for a bird.

I didn't catch it.

Despite my apparent failure as a bird catcher, I've enjoyed my outside time.

I've indulged in the tasty plant Mom put in a pot next to my patio.

Also, a brand new season of Fish Tank finally came on the TV again.

Grandma came up for a nice long visit too.
Which means I had to share my room.

Not that I didn't like Grandma's company or anything.
It's just...well, sharing my room took some time to get used to.

On the Fourth of July we all went out to watch the sunset.

Then we went to watch the fireworks.
I sat buckled snug in my bag between Mom and Daddy.

I'm happy I'm not left home alone hiding under the bed.
I've never missed a fireworks show since I've lived with
Mom and Daddy.

This one proved to be a good show.

It was nice to have Grandma there with us.
She shared the backseat with me on our lovely car ride home.

I took some time to show off my patriotism.

We also watched a sunset at my favorite park.
Grandma was there taking pictures of me...and the sunset.

I didn't enjoy being close to the water, but I did like watching the ducks.

I had to take the bad with the good, I guess.

It was, after all, a gorgeous sunset!

Eventually I got bored and was more than ready to go home.

After Grandma left, I thought my life would return to normal.

I was wrong.

It seems they're doing some remodeling in the office.

New paint, new furniture...and they're not even finished!

I spent a little time today just investigating some of the changes.

I found quite a few things that are going to require 
a good dose of scent markings.

I was happy to see that my favorite chairs are still there.
They have been moved, but I'm alright with the new position.

I can see the door and all the windows from there.

I don't know when the humans will be done messing with my world,
but it can't be soon enough.

Mom and Daddy have also taken me on a couple of good long 
nighttime walks around town.

We even met Sneaky Girl down by the river one night.
That's where I caught the strong scent of something on the river bank.
Then came a very loud kersploosh!
It was followed by a few more warning splashes.
Mom, Daddy and Sneaky Girl all told me that it was a beaver.
I've decided that I don't like beavers.
Between you and me, I think the dislike is mutual.

After my adventures, I'm always happy to be back on my own turf.
 I've fully adjusted to having a new couch in my house.

 I've definitely reclaimed this part of my kingdom!