By Furby the Feral
Furby - Top right on tub Bottom right Yoda look
Hi everybody! It's me again. I guess there are just weeks when it's tough to be a cat. Do you humans ever feel the same way?
The trouble started Monday just before dark. Mama was sitting and enjoying herself with the moving picture box when everything went dark. She sat there for the longest time and stared at the thing. I don't think she's used to sitting alone in the dark. Maybe she can't see things as well as I can. It was a long time before she began hunting for something to make it light again.
Before I tell you what happened next I want you to know I'm usually a smart little cat. I sleep next to a heater because its warm and I sniff the lamp in Laura's room and I'm OK. I sure got a shock Monday night. Mama lit something she called an oil lamp and placed it on the bar at the opposite end of our food bowl. Lola had already had a bite to eat and I decided I was hungry. Then it happened-Lola got sick. Mama went to get rid of whatever had been in Lola's belly and I decided to investigate the new lamp. It smelled OK so I left it and decided to grab a bite to eat while I was on the bar.
Mama swooped in and grabbed me off the bar and up into the air so fast I didn't know WHAT I'd done wrong. One hand grabbed me under my belly and her other hand grabbed my tail. She scared me and there was a funny smell in the air. As it turns out I had almost set my tail on fire. Mama grabbed me so fast to keep me from being burned. I lost a few tail hairs but no harm done. I don't think I'll sniff any more lamps.
Wednesday was a really good day. My favorite person Barbara came to see me. She said she came to take mama to the store but that's not true. I know this because she holds and pets me a lot when she's here. I even let her hold me while I took a cat nap. I didn't mean to sleep long but when I get held and I'm warm and purring I can't help myself.
I don't know if I should be mad at Barbara or not. She told mama I had ear mites and how to get rid of them. So that night Laura went to work on my ears. It was scary at first but the ear massage felt SO good! I even posed for a few pictures. Mama said it was my Yoda look. What's a Yoda? And why does mama laugh at my pictures so much?
Laura made up a fresh batch of tuna salad and it smelled so good I couldn't help myself. I have a confession to make. Humans think catnip is our favorite thing in the world. I would like to tell EVERYBODY that is wrong. It's tuna. I wanted my share and I wanted it NOW. Laura had to keep putting me from the counter to the floor. She called me a crazy cat and finally made mama come get me. By this time I'd lost control. My mouth was chewing like I was already eating my tuna. I went nuts! It took a lot to keep myself from biting mama to get to it. They finally gave me my share.
Later that day mama gave me a big plate with a little tuna on it. There she was with that camera again. I can't even get any privacy when I eat. Mama went a little crazy herself because she was ringing a bell and shaking stuff to make me look up. I ignored her. I'm getting really good at the ignoring humans trick.
She took my plate away from me! When I looked up she put it down. Then she did it again. And again. Mama has no respect for tuna. I guess she got what she wanted and finally let me eat. Anytime I see the camera and food together she shows me all of her stupid human tricks. She makes noises and shakes things. Then she has the nerve to call me a crazy cat. Here's my YouTube video under Furby and Tuna.
The next part of my crazy cat week happened Friday night. Mama has this really neat room called a master bath. All I know is there is this big mirror and I love playing in front of it. At first I thought she had 3 other cats as beautiful as I am. She explained I was looking at myself the whole time. That's a relief because most of the time I don't want to share mama.
Me and Lola have a lot of fun in front of the mirrors in the master bath. I knew mama had spent a lot of time back there Friday night but I was too busy sleeping to be nosy. I kept hearing a new word on the moving picture box. Everybody was getting ready for SNOW. I tried to wait up for SNOW to get here because I thought it was another great person like my Barbara.
It turns out snow isn't a person. Oops. Mama had spent a lot of time in front of my mirror because she was cleaning the tub so it was clean enough to hold pet water. Mama was afraid something would happen if snow came and we wouldn't have anything to drink. So she filled the tub halfway full with drinking water for me and Lola and the dog critters.
Later Friday night mama seemed really disappointed because SNOW didn't come. I know I should have stayed with her to make her feel better but I wanted to explore the master bath. The door isn't open back there very often so I don't get to play there much.So off I went.
Yep-you guessed it. It was a double OOPS moment. I'm glad mama wasn't back there with her camera because it was REALLY embarrassing. I didn't know mama had put the water in the tub. I jumped in the tub to get to the mirror at the back of the tub and BOY WAS THAT WATER COLD! I love water but this was invisible water. That's my excuse. I didn't see the water until it was too late.
I hurried back to the living room to warm my legs by the heater. Mama saw me and called me a crazy cat and started laughing at me. I try to mind my own business-I really do-but I'm a cat.
So that's my week. I'm going to lay by the heater and be a good little kitty until I have another story to tell.
Update 6th January 2011...
I got married. Oh yes, I am all grown up now. The man of the house. Here is the ceremony:
As you can see I am marrying Mia, one of the other cats that moma rescued. She is gorgeous, don't you think?