Window on the World

21 07 2012


Now that the weather has cooled off I am finally able to breathe some fresh air and clear my head.  This photo shows me in my favorite window on the world — with a nice view of a bird feeder, mulberry tree and lilac bushes.  Lots of birds and rabbits to watch.

I only now realize that I haven’t written a blog post since May.  Fact is, I haven’t had much to say and I’ve been busy with other endeavors.

For one thing, I finally got that garçonnière I mentioned.  Although, as you can see in this photo, it’s not exactly like the one I wanted, but beggars can’t be choosers.

I also briefly considered running for public office, after being inspired by a cat who has been a mayor of a town for 15 years.  After due consideration, however, I tabled that notion.  I just don’t think I’m cut out for a life of public scrutiny, especially since I hide under the bed whenever someone comes to the door.

Hope you’re all having a great summer.  Now I must get back to my window.




They Say It’s My Birthday

7 05 2012

According to legend, I was (probably)  born sometime in May (probably) in the year 2002.  That will make me 10 years old this year.  Quite the milestone, eh?  At our house, my birthday is always celebrated on Mother’s Day — a nice idea, though a bit sentimental, don’t you think?

If I could be granted one wish for my birthday, it would be that all animals could be free to live their lives, and never go hungry, and never be abused in any way.  And that they could know love.  If only wishing could make it so!

Of course I wouldn’t be a cat if I didn’t also want something for myself.  I was thinking it might be quite nice to have my own garçonnière (like the one below) where I could go to take my naps and think deep thoughts, and mostly get away from Mitski.


Most likely, however, I’ll probably just get more stupid cat toys like these:


But I also know I’ll be getting lots of love.  And that’s what’s really important.  Who needs a garçonnière, anyway?



Ready for Anything

25 04 2012

Here I am, ready for anything — if anything ever actually happens.

I can strike at a moment’s notice, even though there’s nothing to strike.

Still, I remain vigilant.


Thinking Inside the Box

5 04 2012


As a cat who usually thinks outside the box, I thought I’d shake things up and try thinking inside the box.

Change is good.



Tail Tip

4 03 2012



Today’s Tail Tip:

Always give cats more than they ask for: be it an extra belly rub, scratch behind the ear, or a treat.

It’s a gesture of goodwill that will go far in cementing a lasting relationship.


Habits of a Highly Effective Cat: #2

26 01 2012

Habit #2:

“When life gives you kibble, make Kibble Pate en Croute with a Catnip Reduction Sauce.”

(That’s what I get for living with a chef!)

Precious Green Thing

23 01 2012

Happy Monday, everyone.  What better way to start the week than with a poem?

Precious Green Thing

A treasure so wondrous, it must be hidden,

Safe from prying eyes.

Precious prize, symbol of mystery.

So one with the stars.  So under the couch.

No  plastic ring from a bottle, I vouch.

Notes from the Scratch Pad

19 01 2012

The Power of Meow never fails.  Especially at 5am when everyone is asleep.

On Napping

18 01 2012

I’d like to clear up a misunderstanding some people have about cats and their napping habits. Sure, it may seem like we sleep a lot, but it’s not because we’re “lazy furballs.” Oh no.  Cat naps are serious business.  And they can be hard work, too.

While there are those times when a nap is, indeed, just a nap, there are lots of other reasons why a cat may be napping.  Speaking for myself, when I may appear to be snoozing my day away, I may actually be:

  • Just resting my eyes.
  • Pretending to be asleep to hear what’s being said about me.
  • Getting some mandatory beauty sleep.
  • Thinking about having a snack.
  • Planning my schedule for the next 24 hours.
  • Meditating.
  • Plotting how to take down the nefarious “cat dancer” toy once and for all.
  • Reflecting on how grateful I am to be safe and warm with people who love me.

Just thought you should know that there’s often more to a cat nap than meets the eye.


String Theory

17 01 2012

Did I mention I like to write poetry?  It’s true.  I enjoy the cadence of rhyme.  It reminds me of purring.

Here’s a poem I wrote a few years ago.  It’s called String Theory.

String  Theory

The war against string

Is an ancient cat thing.

From shoelaces to twine,

If it dangles, it’s mine.