Thursday, February 2, 2017

Winter of Discontent

Winter is driving me absolutely crazy.

I wait and wait for a chance to glimpse the great outdoors.

When I finally do, however, I am sorely disappointed.

Take a moment to see things from my point of view.
That darn snow is still piled high.
It won't melt.
All it does all day and all night is block my view of
the tasty plant and my vole hunting grounds.

Mom tries to keep me entertained indoors with toys and nip.

I'm just can't seem to enjoy them for very long.

So she tried giving me a nighttime walk when it warmed up
above freezing temperatures.
First I visited what should have been the tasty plant...

...then I wandered down the path a bit.

Then my feet got cold and I went back inside.

Understanding my displeasure, Mom tried to cheer me up with some bisque.

That only helped a little bit.

One day I tried to find the vole.

I stared for as long as my paws could handle the cold pavement,
but I think the vole must be frozen somewhere in the icy snow.

With the outdoors being such a huge disappointment,
I returned to the warmth of the indoors.

Lately, the cabin fever has gotten to me.
I've begun, for long periods of time, to stare at this thing:

I call it the 'doinngg'.
Sometimes I touch it. 

I really have no idea what it's purpose is.
It's just there.
Taunting me.

I have made a few attempts at actual play.

But those don't last more than a few minutes.

I take what comfort I can from the potted tasty plant.

In the end, however, I'm becoming more and more discontent.

At least January is finally gone.
Unfortunately, February has begun with...
you guessed it. 


Friday, January 20, 2017

Did You Miss Me?

Well, friends, I've had a long rest.
I was reluctant to get up and get back to work.

Eventually, however, I decided it was time to get back to the computer.
I started with the comfortable...
I checked my Google+ page.

It seemed that at least 6 of you were happy to hear that the blog was returning.
So, I opened up the ol' blog writing page.

I stared at the blank page waiting for inspiration to hit me.

Then I switched over to YouTube and watched my favorite 
bird video for awhile.

I didn't really want to stop, but I knew I had to get back
to writing eventually, so I returned to the blog page.
And here we are.

As you may know, (if you've been keeping up with me on G+), it's been winter here.

Let me rephrase that.

It's been 'oh-my-gosh-is-it-ever-going-to-stop-snowing?' WINTER here.

Below freezing temperatures and ridiculous amounts of snow 
and ice make for one VERY bored cat.

Mom's been complaining that my toys are EVERYWHERE.
I haven't even been able to settle down for bedtime without getting
a few good kicks of frustration in first.

I've had nothing to do but eat and sleep.

I have fond memories of the warm weather.
I pine for the days when I could go outside and chomp
on my favorite tasty plant.

Mom was kind enough to plan ahead this year.
She actually potted some of the tasty plant to keep in the house.
But I wanted the big plant that grows outside.

Finally, we got a bit of a thaw and Mom let me venture out.
I headed straight for the tasty plant.

Let me tell you...I was sorely disappointed!
I knew where it was supposed to be, but all I could 
see was that horrid snow!

So, I did what any sensible cat would do.
I ran back inside.

It took me forever to get my paws to feel normal again.
I had to lick the snow melt off my hind paws...

...and then my forepaws.

When I finished, I went to find Mom sitting at the dining room table.
I asked her to entertain me.

She didn't do a very good job.
So I went to find my own entertainment.
I paid a visit to Bossk.

Let me take a moment to introduce Bossk.
First, Mom trained him to bite.
Sometimes he bites hard. Sometimes it's more of a kiss than a bite.

Secondly, she trained him to choose between foods.
Some days he chooses yellow, sometimes blue.
Sometimes he can't decide.

Now, you might think that I want to eat Bossk.

I don't.

Sure, I like to watch him swim.
I even bat at him through the glass once in awhile.
Truthfully, however, all I really want is his filtered water.

So that's how I've been spending my winter.
I hope you all are having more fun than I am.

I can hear you telling me that I have toys and a fish
and a Mom and Daddy who love and play with me.

But ultimately...I am a discontented cat by nature.

So, until winter is over, I'll nap as much as possible.

And maybe get up to write the blog from time to time.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Belated Birthday Blog

Well everyone, once again it's been a long
time with no blog.
I really must train my humans better.
Since my last blog post, I had a birthday.
That's right.
A birthday.
It was way back in October!
Here it is, the beginning of December already!

So, before any other major events happen, I give you...
My 6th Birthday.

I enjoyed the nice autumn day.
Since the water fountain had been turned off for the season,
I ventured into the center of it.

Normally one might think I was vole hunting.
I haven't seen any voles yet this year.
I was in search of another rare treat.

That is, one that is abundant in the summertime,
but becomes increasingly difficult to find as the weather grows cold.
I was even desperate enough to risk falling into the water.
I didn't fall, but I did come close.

I'm talking, of course, about the choicest bits of tasty plant.

My best friend, Felix, moved away.
I still check his window from time to time.
I checked this time to see if he came back for my birthday.
He didn't.

Don't worry.
I'll learn to adjust.

Mom and Daddy bought me a wonderful
addition to my Kitty City.
It came complete with a hammock for sleeping in.
I've grown quite fond of it since October.

Mom also treated me with some bisque.
So far, this is the only wet food I will finish eating.

I rounded off my wonderful birthday with a lovely nighttime recon.

Mom wanted to walk longer, but I decided that the 
patio chair was more enticing.
She couldn't believe it.

So that was my birthday.
Nice Lady 2 also bought a wonderful present.
It's a small kitty condo with a nice scratching spot.

Since then I've had some Caturday outings.

They were pleasant enough.
Last Caturday I got to pick out a kitty bed.
Here it is on top of the condo Nice Lady 2 got for me.

I climbed inside it at the store and stayed there.
Mom carried it, with me inside, to the checkout counter.
She told the guy, "He'll take this one."
I became the center of attention.
(As I should be.)

So, as I write this, Mom is preparing for a road trip.
Daddy and I will be going too.
We get to visit Grandma again.

The blog, such as it's been, is going on hiatus.
So if you want updates on my adventures in the meantime,
please visit my Google+ page.

Don't worry.
Some day the blog will return.
Until then, see you on YouTube and Google+!