Friday, 24 December 2004
The Most Curious Cat
The mother says, of all the cats she has ever known, I am the most curious. True, I like to look in every open closet and climb into every bag and box. I even tip over trash cans around the house to look inside for new toys.
What I think is a toy and what the parents think is a toy can be two different things. Truly, anything can be a toy. When the mother opens the fridge and I am around, I stick my head inside to check it out.
When the mother reaches over to pet me after being busy all day, I want to sniff her hand thoroughly before I let her touch me.
Tomorrow is Christmas! Yay! This means we get to play in piles of wrapping paper and ribbons. Here's what I did with it last year
Thursday, 23 December 2004
New Kitten in the Family!
There's a new kitten in the family. He's a Himalayan like me -- a flame point Himalayan, even! Due to allergies between cats and humans, Myst came to live with us.
Even though he was much-loved, Myst was having bad eye problems and dietary reactions in the young girl's house that they could not seem to work around. Her husband was more allergic to Myst than other cats. Myst needed a special diet and especially needed a human home during the day to watch him.
It was hard for the young girl to give him up but she realized it was best if Myst came to live with us. Myst may have even been allergic to Lucky. After 10 days with us, it was apparent that Myst would do better. Not only that, but I am very, very happy to have a friend like Myst. I am gentle and careful with him as he is with me.
I do not sit around bored and crying out my boredom to the parents as much as I used to. Instead, I walk around with Myst and we play. Myst is happy, too. Everything is working out well.
Alas, the young girl and guy missed Myst even though they had Lucky, their other cat. Lucky missed his playmate, too, although Myst had been feeling so listless that he mostly hid under the bed all day. The mother felt sorry for her humans and offered them as slaves to another kitten, a purebred Himalayan! The mother says Himalayans are her favorite kind of cat (although she loves all cats).
The new flame-point Himalayan boy does not have a name yet. The young girl and guy want to watch him and see what name fits. He is a tough little guy, climbing all over everything and vocalizing a lot, as I do. Maybe those are Himalayan traits. We have both Siamese and Persian blood in us. It explains a lot.
Now, my family is much bigger. Over here is Dandelion, Myst and me. Over at the young girl's is Lucky and the new kitten. I'll be posting about them all from time to time.
Here are some more pictures of the new kitten: New Kitten 1
and New Kitten 2
Wednesday, 22 December 2004
My Buddy, Myst
I am teaching Myst all about how to control the humans here. Myst knows how to get the mother to open the blinds, to pick him up, to open a door and how to get brushed. He learns quickly for a small cat.
Here we are, looking out of the window together. I am so happy to have a friend in Myst. The parents have noticed how much I enjoy my friend. We like to run up and down the hall and play paws, too.Muddy
Tuesday, 21 December 2004
Monday, 20 December 2004
Someone told the mother that putting a Santa hat on our heads would be cute. First, she and the father put a hat on Dandelion
. He was mildly annoyed but put up with it because he was hoping to get a good massage. They put the hat on Myst
who protested but put up with it. Myst looks pretty good in it.
Finally, they waited until I was sound asleep. They carefully set the hat on my head and snapped a quick photo. Then I felt the hat on my head. I panicked and ran for it. I can't stand stuff to be placed on me. The only time the parents can do something like this is if I am asleep. Otherwise, there'd be a lot of clawing and biting.Muddy
Sunday, 19 December 2004
New Place to Sleep
When Myst came to live with us, he brought a small cat climbing post. The parents put it in the living room temporarily. I love it! Myst and I both climb up here and watch our humans watching TV. (Myst likes to watch TV himself - not me, though I like the way sitting up here puts me in the center of things.)
We cats are having such an amusing time that the parents may just leave it in the middle of the room. Watching us play is better than watching TV, they said.Muddy
Saturday, 18 December 2004
Friday, 17 December 2004
Myst and I are being very cautious with each other. We do not pounce or wrestle. Instead we sniff noses and I trill at him sometimes to entice him to play. (I would like to wrestle, but I hate making any other cat angry with me so I am taking this slowly. I want Myst to become my best friend.) The parents are slowly getting Dandelion to accept Myst, too. Dandelion still wants to drive him away, but the parents hold and pet him when Myst walks into the room.
The parents thought I was a small cat (although I look bigger with my fluffy winter coat). Then Myst came along -- he's a mini Persian. He is 1 & 1/2 years old and full-grown which is almost too hard to believe. I am glad that I'm not the smallest cat around here anymore.Muddy
Thursday, 16 December 2004
Wednesday, 15 December 2004
Myst is great to be with. I am no longer bored around here. He fascinates me and I follow him all over the place. The parents have remarked about how quiet I've been lately, no longer nagging them for attention as much. Instead I nag Myst to play with me. I am gradually getting my way. This morning, we ran up and down the hall together.
Myst likes to be brushed. Even more, he likes to grab and chew on the brush.Muddy
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