Saturday, May 30, 2009

Big Whoop

Okay, I'm home. Thirty-six hours on the road, or perhaps just hiding under a neighbor's house, and I was ready for one of Mom's bowls of catfood and some fresh water, a good brushing, and a long tummy rub. I guess I'm just more domesticated than I like to think I am.

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.

Ciao meow!

Friday, May 29, 2009

BeeGee's EVEN BIGGER Adventure

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

Ciao meow!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

A Change Of Mind

Being the fickle feline that I am, today when Mom came to get me to take me to the studio with her, I high-tailed it for my hiding spot behind the bed. And no matter how much she cajoled me, I wasn't about to be persuaded to get trussed up like a turkey again. No way, Jose'!

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

BeeGee's Big Adventure

About mid day today, Mom came home to pick me up, and I spent the afternoon with her in the studio. After an initial sniff around at everything, I hunkered down under the couch for a couple of hours, then finally jumped up onto Mom's work table to give her a hand. Wow, it was just like old times ~ me trying to capture moving thread while Mom basted her latest quilt.

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!

Ciao meow!

Monday, May 25, 2009

On A Short Leash

Well, so I went outside yesterday for the first time in nearly five weeks. Mostly I just stayed in one place, with a few small forays. Mom was always close at hand. The leash is retractable, and apparently I have 16 feet of lead. But it all just feels too weird for me.

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!

Ciao meow!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Indignity Of It All

Mom made me sit still so she could take this photo of me in a harness...or is it a halter? Whatever. Dad borrowed this from a neighbor lady who trained her cat to go for walks. They made me wear it around the house for a while this evening so I could get used to the dang thing. Hah!

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

Feeling Lonely

I'm feeling lonely these days...Mom's not around as much anymore, since her studio is not in the house, and Dad's also gone most of the day. I'm missing my regular interaction with Mom, hanging out together, listening to her talk to me just as though I were a person in her life (which I am of course, a person in cat's clothing), being loved and touched incessantly.

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

One Month In

Hard to believe, but I've been in the house for a month. Where has the time gone? It's passed so quickly, I've hardly noticed that I'm not an outsider any longer.

No complaints here...life's good and getting better.

Later catfans. Ciao meow!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Have A Drink On Me

Mom thinks I'm so cute, drinking out of her cup. When actually, I'll drink out of anything where I can get right to the water, including the toilet. I was a big fan of lapping up water out of rain puddles when I was an outdoor kitty.

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!

Later, catfans!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Don't Blame Me!

Last night wasn't as good as the night before. Don't blame me, though ~ I'm just the cat. It's really not my fault, I'm doing the best I can.

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

Nap Time

Finally, last night the three of us slept together and I didn't keep the folks up all night! Boy, were Mom and Dad happy about that this morning! I did walk around on the bed once or twice, but mostly I slept right next to Mom...except for when I was sleeping on her stomach.

I'm thinking that Feliway must be working, because I've become a lot calmer. Feliway is this cat pheromone stuff that diffuses in the house. Supposed to make me feel more calm and comfortable, and I think it does. I'm not missing my old life as much anymore. I guess it's true what the humans say, smaller is better. I don't have as much space as before, but it's a lot cozier. And I guess that's what counts in the end.

Bye for now. Ciao meow!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Above It All

Well, they finally got me to sit still on the top level of my condo, for ten minutes or so. I actually had a bath while lounging up here. I kind of like the view from here. But I'll tell you the truth: Mom put me here, I didn't have the gumption to do it myself. It was cool once I got here, though. So maybe I'll give it a try, on my own this time.

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

Me, Abashed

I tried to pull a fast one today and slip out the front door when Mom came home midday. But shoot, she caught me in the act. So now I'm feeling kind of embarrassed.

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

Tough Day At The Office

Just another exhausting day at my job ~ being a cat! I can't talk now, I've got to get back to work...I haven't met my quota for the day, and my boss is breathing down my neck!

Later catfans! Ciao meow!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Spaw

So sorry for my absence over the weekend -- I'd been vacationing in the newly created space behind Mom and Dad's bed! I spent most of the weekend there, only coming out on occasion to let the folks know I hadn't totally disappeared.

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

All Dressed Up & Nowhere To Go

I've decided to wear my boa around the house ~ otherwise I'll never get an opportunity to don it! Or maybe I'll wear it for Hallowe'en this year -- that is, if they let me out to go Trick-or-Treating! Actually, it's one of my toys, a long boa thing with feathers, on the end of a plastic wand that Mom or Dad taunt me with. I really like it as I'm quite a fan of feather toys. I've got a bunch of them all over the house.

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

Just Hangin'

After mentioning Aja and Grayson yesterday, I was thinkin' that now would be a good time to tell you about my sister and brother. But darn it all, Mom accidentally dumped all their digital photos when she accidentally deleted a bunch of other stuff from her computer at the end of March! Kaput, zip, nada.

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

Mid-Yawn

Mom was grumpy yesterday and wouldn't upload this shot of me in mid-yawn. Look at those choppers!

Have a good day, catfans! Ciao meow!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

True Confessions

I have to bare my soul and confess to the fact that I am the cause of Mom's sleeping on the couch in the livingroom every night these days. I'm feeling so guilty. It's because I have such a dogged yearning to be on the windowsill over Mom and Dad's bed, that I keep them up at night...but when Mom sleeps on the couch, the bedroom door is closed so I can't get in and Dad gets a good night's sleep. At least Mom and I can be together, and she seems to sleep well on the couch so it's not really that big a deal. To me, anyway!

They did buy some lumber today, though, to build out a terrific solution in the bedroom, so I can look out the window at night without waking them up. I'll make sure Mom posts a photo when it's finished.

Anyway, I'm feeling so much better now that I got that off my chest!

Ciao meow!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

What I Think About...

Mom swears this is me, solving the world's problems between catnaps and kibble. Except the only things I'm apt to utter are purrs and "mieps." I'm keeping the solutions to the issues of modern living to myself. Those humans are just going to have to figure things out for themselves!

Don't bother me, please, I'm quite well occupied with napping and eating!

Ciao, catfans!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Just The Two Of Us

Mom and me, just moments ago. We love to spoon each other. What more is there to say?