Monday, January 25, 2010

Just Like Old Times...

I've been hanging out with Mom again, when she works on the computer. Sometimes, anyway. I used to do this all the time, then when Kirby got here, I changed all my habits. Now I'm back to some of my old tricks again.

It's been really rainy in our neck of the woods, definitely winter in full swing. I am so grateful that I'm an indoor cat, and I don't have to deal with whatever's going on outside.

Mostly, though, these are quiet times. Introspective times. Mindful times to just be grateful to be alive!

That's all for now. Ciao meow from Beeg!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Afternoon

Just a quiet day at the ranch -- it's a Saturday afternoon and we're expecting rain but it hasn't shown up yet.

Here we are at our respective troughs. I'm liking the wheat grass, it's a nice touch. Mom used to make kitty grass all the time, but after Aja and Grayson passed, frankly I never ate the greens because I regularly ate grass outside. Now that I don't go outside, though, Mom started growing greens again and both Kirby and I love 'em!

Right at this moment, the Kirbster and I are on the couch with the folks, and we're watching football playoffs on TV. Go New Orleans! Looks like they're going to win by a landslide. I've come out of my funk a bit, have been more engaged with the family than I was, spending more time at night sleeping scooched up next to Mom.

Life's good!

Ciao meow for now! Purrs, Beeg

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Gettin' The Hang Of It

Zowie, Batman, we just had a 6.5 earthquake on the North Coast, about 22 miles offshore. Boy am I glad we weren't up here on our tree, because it was teetering. No, we're under the bed together and we won't come out.

Mom says if we were in a city somewhere, a 6.5 earthquake might have leveled everything. So we're feeling mighty lucky. About the only thing that's not working for us right now is cell phone service.

Earthquakes are scary when they're happening but they're few and far between. I'd much rather have to put up with this now and then than deal with hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, landslides, fires and God knows what else befalls other places on earth several times a year, every year. Those poor animals who wind up homeless and family-less, my heart goes out to them.

I think we may just spend the evening under the bed, until the coast, as it were, is totally clear. We might not be out of the woods yet.

Hope you're staying warm and dry!

Ciao meow for now!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fat & Happy

Actually, I should say, "fat and depressed." Mom finally diagnosed that I've been depressed, just like she gets periodically. I mean, with all the changes I suffered in 2009, it's no wonder I've been having a hard time shaking off the blues -- new digs, no more going outside, more time alone, new family member. That's a lot for one cat to handle.

Yeah, they thought getting Kirby for me would make me feel better, and I think it will, over time. But after the initial novelty of having a best bud wore off, I slipped into sadness again. I gave up so much last year...things are SO different for me than they were a year ago. I'm having trouble letting go of the past.

And I took a good look at myself in the mirror recently, and egad! I'm no longer the svelte guy I used to be. I overheard Mom and Dad talking the other day about how I was broadening, and I'm quite sure they weren't talking about my intellectual development!

So Kirb and I are on a new food regime. Mom was mixing Kirby's kitten food with my adult food, because he kept eating my food and I kept going for his. And I've always been a grazer so there's always been a bowl of kibble available. It's not that I was eating a lot more now, it's just that my sedentary lifestyle has finally caught up with me. So the new plan is that we each have bowls of our own food -- and mine is now Lite kibble for weight management -- and when we're not eating meals, the lids are snapped on the bowls. And Mom or Dad monitor us while we eat so we don't get into each other's food. Regular meals, stricter diet, and hopefully I'll shed a couple of pounds. That's my goal for this year!

Catcha later catfans! Ciao meow!