Friday, February 27, 2009

That Is SO NOT Me!

All right...all right. I get that Miss R. thinks I need to take my diet seriously. I know that she's worried for my health and well-being and that she doesn't exactly appreciate my tendency to throw things around the apartment whenever I panic at the sight of the bottom of my food dish. Still, did she have to post THIS video to my blog? I mean, really. That cat looks nothing like me! AND.....I've never really gotten stuck in my pet door. It just takes me a bit longer than some cats to squeeze through. I see I'm going to have to write Miss R. a strongly worded letter of complaint. Of all the cheeky.....

Friday, February 20, 2009

February 20, 2009

Dear Kids,

I have so been enjoying all your comments. You really are pretty smart, especially for humans!

I see from your weekly letters that you're reading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Mr. C.S. Lewis who is one of my favorite writers. Who is your favorite character? I'm particularly fond of the hero, Aslan. You know, I don't like bragging, but lots of humans and felines have pointed out that I bear a striking similarity to the novel's main hero. Adjectives used to describe Aslan can also be used to describe me. We're both feline, noble, handsome, brave, beautiful, big, and loving. Nonetheless, I really don't like to brag.



Friday, February 13, 2009

Valentine's Day

My upstairs neighbor, Bob, received his Valentine's Day gift a little early this year.  His human worried that Bob might be lonely while he was away at work all day so he brought home a new kitty whose name, coincidentally, is Kitty.  Bob had been hoping for the complete collection of Bunnicula books, so when Kitty showed up instead,  well you can imagine how bitterly disappointed Bob became.  From the way he described her, I pictured someone wretched-looking. You can imagine my surprise then when Kitty finally got over her shyness and strolled out to join Bob on her deck.  Bob just rolled his eyes at her sudden appearance, but I could not stop staring at her from where I was sunning myself on my own deck.  Blame it on the holiday, but the way the sun shone like a halo around her....  well, see for yourself.  She's simply stunning!  I am determined to win her over and I think I've discovered just the way to do it.  I'm going to recite beautiful poems to her.  I found this lovely Valentine's Day poem written by someone named Myra Cohn Livingston and I've been working on memorizing it.  Kitty doesn't stand a chance!
An Angry Valentine

If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll bite.
I'll cry aloud, I'll start to whine
If you won't be my Valentine.
I'll frown, I'll fret, I'll mope and pine and
It will serve you right---
If you won't be my Valentine
I'll scream, I'll yell, I'll Bite!!
-Myra Cohn Livingston

On the off chance that things don't work out with Kitty, I may just have to marry I.L. instead. She's a student in Miss R.'s class who gave me the most delicious Valentine favorite canned cat food!  Miss R. didn't even get me anything, but luckily I.L. remembered me.