Saturday, May 30, 2009
I am grateful that I have a loving home, great parents, the right food for my protein sensitivities, and all the R & R I could ever possibly imagine. I'm humbled to realize there's no place like home!
Maybe I'm even tired enough to chill out tonight so Mom can sleep in bed all night with Dad.
And tomorrow? Back to being a lazy housecat. See you all then.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Don't let the photo fool you -- I'm AWOL again, reporting from the field, whereabouts unknown...
Mom just wouldn't take no for an answer, wanted to take me to the studio today, got me trussed up again despite my protestations, and while she unlocked the door to the studio, I slipped out of my harness and made a run for it. That was around 8:30 this morning. Now it's close to 7:00 in the evening. I'm in the wind for a while again.
I'm figuring I may as well get my ya ya's out while I can, because this is most likely the last time I'll ever be out. I simply don't like change, and I'd gotten used to being in the house, despite occasional sniffs under the front door. Yesterday when Mom took me outside on the leash, all I wanted to do was get back in the house.
Anyway, fortunately there's WiFi on the road, so I can keep you posted on my last big adventure. Once I come home again, here I'll be for the duration. So I'm going to make the very best of it while I can.
Note to Mom and Dad: I'm okay, I love you guys, I'll be home as soon as I can, no worries. Okay? Love, BeeGee
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I could only imagine Mom's loving voice in my little brain today, because I was here and she was there. Oh well, c'est la vie. Right now, I'm thinkin' I'd rather never go outside again than to get strapped into that little black contraption.
I really need to weigh my priorities here. I mean, how badly do I want to go outside? Is there really anything I miss out there?...besides spending the day with Mom, of course. I'll let you know what I come up with after I noodle it over a bit.
For now, a big ciao and a big meow!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I really liked being there and can't wait to go again tomorrow. Even though I was under the couch, Mom talked to me all afternoon just as though she could see me. That made me feel wonderful, knowing how much I'm loved! Even the ride over to the studio and back wasn't so terrible. Mom put on my harness and leash, picked me up bodily and put me on the car seat, and away we went. I hardly even meowed! When we came home, she put me down on the ground and I walked up the stairs and into the house under my own steam (albeit attached to the leash).
I think this is going to work. Maybe I really don't need to be an outside cat anymore, at least the way it used to be.
I know I've still got to work on the middle-of-the-night thing, though. It's always something, isn't it!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Mom bought a smaller harness yesterday, than the one you see here. But she thinks it's too small, even thought it's a small dog size. The cat size was unbelievably small -- they must think all cats are 5-6 pounders. I weigh in at 14 pounds, and it's looking like a medium dog size harness, like the one in the photo, will probably be best. That is, if I can get used to the thing. It kinda makes me feel like I'm in the dog house when I have it on. I wonder if you can teach an old cat new tricks?
I'll keep you posted!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Well, the strangest thing is, with that harness on, I sat in my old chair for a while (I haven't sat in it at all since moving to Fortuna), and I even involuntarily jumped onto the condo and played around on it for a while -- on the lower levels anyway. Like I became a different cat with that contraption on. Go figure!
So I think they're going to get me my own harness and a leash tomorrow. Mom's already been moving stuff around by the windows in her studio so I can look out them. Dad said he'd build wider sills so I have a place to sit in the sun.
I guess it's a fait accomplii then. And they haven't even bothered to ask my opinion! Oh well.
Later, my furry friends! Ciao meow.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I overheard Mom talking this morning that maybe she'd get me a leash and a halter kind of thing and take me for walks outside. Can you picture me on a leash? I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like, but if she does get me one I'll give it a go. She also said she was thinking about getting another litter box and taking me to her studio so I can spend the days there with her. I hope she does, because I really don't like being alone all day long.
But I'm going to have to promise not to bolt out the door of the studio when she opens it. So I'm focusing my attention on practicing my best behavior so this new possibility comes to pass. I think it depends on me.
Keep a happy thought for me, catfans! Ciao meow!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
No complaints here...life's good and getting better.
Later catfans. Ciao meow!
Monday, May 18, 2009
This is one of my amusements these days, there's not that much else to do. Besides sleep, hide, and watch the world go by, that is. Oh, the life of a housecat...but really, I have no complaints. I consider myself extremely lucky to be so well taken care of. Thank You, Mom!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
I like this picture of me, although it's several months old, and with me on Mom's old studio table, to boot. But I kind of look like I'm doing a Mea Culpa.
So there you have it. See you tomorrow, catfans. Ciao meow!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Or maybe not. And cause Mom to be chagrined because she spent so much money on this thing and I'm not using it. What a snit I can be!
Here's a hot tip, catfans ~ don't do what your parents want you to do! They'll love you anyway!
So ciao meow, and have a good weekend!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
This photo is an old one, of our living room in Eureka. But the look on my face says it all. Oh well!
Three a.m. or so is the time I get antsy. Last night Mom and Dad and I were sleeping soundly, then a little after 3:00 I woke up and started to get active. It happens every night. I've got to figure out how to reset my internal wiring, so I'm active during the day and then we can all get a good night's sleep. So anyway, Mom got out of bed and finished the night on the couch, me included. Dad says I still scratch at the bedroom door even though it is closed, so it doesn't make a total difference when Mom sleeps on the couch -- I still bug Dad! I'm hoping I grow out of this, I know life would be a lot easier on everyone.
See ya! Ciao meow!
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
I'm sure when Dad built the new behind-the-bed shelf for me to use to look out the window, the idea wasn't for me to hang out underneath the thing. But I'm a cat -- and you know what that means when it comes to new hiding spots! I just couldn't resist.
Oh yeah, and I had my turquoise contact lenses on, too. I was trying for the incognito thing, but apparently it didn't work. I just couldn't convince Mom that it wasn't really me under the bed!
See you all tomorrow! Ciao meow!
Friday, May 8, 2009
This photo was last night -- as Mom's writing this post for me, I'm sitting in the director's chair to her left, supervising the operation! More like, I'm trying to catch a few Z's.
I think I'm a bit deflated about this always in the house thing. It IS amazing how quickly the days go by, though...it's already been 15 days since I breathed fresh air out of doors. And I seem to be doing okay, although my mood is often quiet, internal, like I'm in touch with a deep inner sadness. Mom keeps encouraging me to move on, lets me know that she's been sad, too, lately. Another level of letting go. Anyhow, it does help that we're in this together, I'm not alone going through this change of life (merely one of my purported nine).
Have a good one, guys! Ciao meow!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
So I'll have to put a bug in her ear about scanning in some photos to rebuild an image folder for the other kitties.
Guess it's just as well that I refuse to use the computer. I can just imagine the mischief I'd get into and the files I'd likely trash by accident. 'Bout as close as I get to the computer is walking on the keyboard while Mom's typing. She loves that!
Anyhow, maybe this weekend we'll have a look at Aja and Grayson. But for now, I think I'm gonna take an early evening nap!
Ciao meow, catfans!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Don't bother me, please, I'm quite well occupied with napping and eating!