Sunday, May 31, 2015

Family and Felines

The past few days I was still feeling out of sorts.

I was even beginning to find bird stalking...

...less than satisfying.

I tried to keep my focus.

When Mom's good friend Quiet Girl
came to visit, I took the time to try to reclaim my enthusiasm.

With Quiet Girl behind the camera,
Mom was able to focus on play.

I tried.
I really did.

However, I still couldn't shake the feeling that
something was off.

Then Caturday happened.
Auntie and Uncle came over and took Mom away.
I became so lonely that I actually sat in the window
and watched for their return.

It took forever, but they finally came back.
I watched in disbelief.
I couldn't even comprehend what I was seeing,
so I stayed in the window.
Even though I felt that I couldn't trust my eyes,
my sense of smell was a different story.
It was Daddy!

He had been gone so long
I thought I'd never see him again,
but there he was!

I began to feel better.
I went outside for a good roll on the sidewalk.

Unfortunately, it's that time of year.
So I found myself covered in yellow pollen.

No matter.
Something else quickly caught my attention.
The neighbor cat, Felix, was in his window!

I quickly and enthusiastically tried to make friends.

Just between you and me,
I don't think he can be trusted.

Just when I thought we weren't going to get along,
we found something in common.
That big black dog walked by.

Suddenly, Felix and I were on the same page.

We watched until the dog was
well past my house.

Then we resumed our conversation. 

I tried my best,

but I soon realized that I was left
talking to my own reflection.

That was fine.
I still had my family all together.

So I settled down next to Daddy and enjoyed my moment.


Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Lately I haven't had much to blog about.

Since the pool opened, I've remembered that Mom
goes outside without me.
So I turn to Mimzy.

Once in awhile Mom does spend some outside
time with me.
When that happens, I use my time wisely
by getting in some good chomps on a tasty plant.

I have to settle for the smaller plant next to my patio.

Well, you may remember that my favorite tasty plant
happens to be right next to the pool area.

Which, since the pool is now open, is overrun by humans.

So I hide behind my smaller plant
and keep an eye on the random humans.

Also, my boredom has been getting the best of me.

There's little else for a cat to do except sleep.

Maybe groom a bit...

...but mostly sleep.

Maybe Daddy will come home soon and
all will be back to normal.


Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Amazing Day

Yesterday something amazing happened.
You see, Tuesday was the 3rd anniversary
of my adoption.
My Gotcha Day.
But Mom seemed too busy to pay much attention to me.
I thought she had forgotten altogether.
As it turns out, she made it up to me.
It started with patio time.
Lots of it.
I took up a prime 'bird stalking' position.

The birds were out in force.

I wanted to chase them, but Mom wasn't about to let me.

So, I decided to join Mom.

I found that I could perch on her knee
and still watch the birds.

I was quite content there for awhile.

Then I gave into my instincts and
made another run at the birds.

Mom, once again, halted my advance.
So I settled into position.

Eventually I had to give up...again.
So I turned to the nearest tasty plant.

Which reminded me that there was
an even better tasty plant nearby.

So I meandered over to THE tasty plant.

To my dismay, Maintenance Guy 1 
was filling the pool and there was 
water blocking my path.

So I gave up and darted across the wet
grass back into my home.

Of course, I wasn't about to STAY inside.
After all, Mom had vacated the comfy chair.

So I took it.

I didn't relax for very long because I could 
still see those birds out there.

So I, once again, inched closer to my prey.

Then I reconsidered the tasty plant.
After all, the water on the sidewalk
wasn't any worse than what was on the grass.

It was worth it.

Then, Mom walked with me to the
end of the building so I could get
a closer look at those darn birds!

I thought that maybe I could pounce on one
when its head was turned.

Then came the realization that
I was right in front of the entrance
to the Maintenance Guy's den.

I forgot that he was still working.
So I was quite startled when he
walked up behind me.

I retreated back to familiar territory.

Mom must've felt bad that I 
couldn't catch any birds.
(Even though she's the one that won't let me.)

So she brought out my feather toy.

I was amazing!

Here are some of the highlights:

The 'mid-air squat'.

The 'blur'.

And the 'leap so high I'm off camera'.

No, seriously.
Look were you can only see the tip of my tail.

After that, I took a long break.
I thought the day had gone pret-ty well.

Then Mom surprised me again!

That's right.
I got to go on a nighttime recon!

I even saw this random cat out in my 

That MY territory!
I tried to chase it down...

...but, you know, leash and all.

After a nice long recon,
Mom let me stay out on the tether.

Admittedly, I didn't stay out for long at all.
You see, Mom actually did a good job.
I could end my day with a nice nap in want of nothing.

Except maybe catching a bird.
Yeah, that would've been nice.