Wednesday, July 25, 2007
It's great fun to see how roomy the bag is, and what sorts of things are being put inside.
I like soft things to sleep on and crinkly things to make noise the best.
But the part I don't like is when the bag gets zipped up, and I realise I'm not part of the trip.
When the cage comes out, I know it's a long trip and I'm being sent away.
So no more computer access = no more CMC blog.
P.S. Dad had better bring me back some French treats!
P.P.S. A big meow-out to Uncle O for lending me his camera for the production of this blog.
For those of you who've visited my house, if you cannot recognise it, this little hideaway is inside the coat closet, behind the coats, on a wee shelf slanting under the stairs and above the pantry.
It's very hard to see me in there.
(Dad rudely shoved a camera in and just clicked it, so see what was back here!)
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I like to supervise him from time to time, to make sure he's not getting into silliness of the computer.
He doesn't really go into naughty things all that much...but he is naughty when it comes to music. "Ebay is not your friend," I try to meow him when he finds another new artist or something.
Sigh. A bit of a lost cause, that.
Here I am watching closely to help him with his numbers for his big Loblaws proposal...
I decided to check it out, count the bills, and determine how many cans of Tom's Tuna Treats could be purchased.
Unfortunately, dad wanted it back. Muttered something about "paying for FIFA tickets" and other such nonsense.
They talk of the "taste of money" --- I tried it, but could not understand what all the fuss is about.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
(This year, he's been somewhat lazy.)
Most of the projects were for my benefit: eg. aircon for those horrifically humid summer nights.
But I think my favourite is definitely the skylight. On bright days like today, the sun shines down onto the Persian carpet placed especially for me.
I get VERY hot.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
This is one of my favourite games, called "I Can Catch You Through the Banister". (Okay, so naming games is not my strong suit.)
When dad stops playing, I stick my tongue out at him if I don't want to stop!
Friday, July 20, 2007
Sometimes I find it necessary to supervise.
Here I am making sure dad washes all the bits he needs to.
Also important he doesn't forget to get me my breakfast right after getting out -- instead of popping on the computer.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
And what am I waiting for him to do, precisely?
Well to cut off a piece of that yummy-looking barbequed chicken and share with me, of course!
I am watching him (well, his plate) very closely while he watches his film.
Thinking sharing thoughts.
(Ed note: She got her portion...and the film was brilliant)
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
As you can probably tell by the dubious look on my face.
Tuesday is dad's "tennis fitness" night. While I like watching the ball on the telly sometimes, for some reason I cannot fathom, HE goes out at least once a week - even on sticky, muggy, hot days like today - and runs around like an idiot chasing after balls. Apparently this session is one where "difficult shots", "increased pace", and running around like an idiot are encouraged.
Yeah, sounds like heaps of fun, dad.
So last night he came home, and dumped his wet towel from the club, inside which is rolled his sweaty and stinky tennis clothes...destined for the wash. (He is a good boy, and always showers at the club before coming home. Though he's tried one of those new 'male body sprays' with the scantily clad girls in the ads - free sample from the White Stripes concert. Yuck! He better finish that before mum gets home, is all I can say.)
Umm, well, after he sat down for a fine barbeque chicken dinner to watch George Smiley, I decided this would be a good place to lie down. For a long time. Seriously.
I can offer no explanation, short of temporary insanity and delirium at the thought of shared BBQ chicken....
(Ed note: She stayed there a long time.)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Can you see what I'm watching?
It's all serious, this Cat TV. Not just some crazy reality show.
You need to watch that birds don't sit in the tree and poo on the table, stop squirrels from digging in the grass, chase pigeons away from the eaves.
All hard work, really.
Which is why I take it so seriously...
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Sometimes I really have to make myself heard, like when dad is doing the dishes before bed and I think he may forget to give me a bed-time treat.
Especially when I've been a good girl all day. Especially when he's been out all afternoon watching the footy.
Yes...I was successful.
Friday, July 13, 2007
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Now those who know me well, know that flies bother me more than squirrels. And I'm very good at finding bugs. Mum and dad used to tell me to stop when I looked at the ceiling and howled...but now they know I just have very good eyes. (Okay, except for the odd piece of fluff - but then really they should dust more anyway.)
It look me quite some time, BUT I GOT IT!
For SOME reason, dad was getting a bit frustrated during the hunt. I think it's because he's not as quick as me, so had a hard time chasing after me chasing after the fly.
It was quite an involved attack. As you can see, I had to pull down the front door curtain (rod and all) when the fly was hiding behind it. Spices had to be moved from the kitchen window sill, and I almost had to bring down some paintings from the kitchen wall. (Dad helped chase the fly at this point, getting him to a safer spot.)
What fun! :-)
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Like the fact that there is so much more room on the bed.
I like to lay across part of the middle, taking up as much room as possible.
As you can see here, I've still left enough room for dad. Sort of.
(Sneaky of him to bring the camera to bed!)
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
(Ed note: For any of you who have not met Cleo in feline, her coat is very shiny and beautiful indeed.)
Just to give you an idea, here is a series of pictures of the process I must go through at least a couple times daily.
(Usually I have a sleep afterwards.)
By the way, I'm a little upset at dad for that last picture --- as you can imagine!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Seriously. Every day?
It seems so much more complicated than how I wash.
So this morning I decided to follow dad and try it out.
In the end, decided it wasn't all that exciting after all.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Obviously they are uneducated themselves, and have never read any Orwell.
But in truth, the news bores me. However dad seems terribly interested in the morning. Between that and his coffee, it's rather a challenge to get any attention.
And you'd think he'd be fawning all over me, before he leaves me for a full day of work?
So sometimes I have to resort to rather "obvious" tactics to get the attention I rightfully deserve...
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
(Ed note: Friends of dad's, actually.)
Planning for six guests takes a lot of work, especially in the choosing of marinades, serving platters and all that.
So while the chair was pulled out to help reach dishes in the top cupboards, I supervised.
There was some very tasty looking chicken and pork on the go, which unfortunately I missed as I decided to come back inside. (Really, they should have told me they were going to stay outside all night.)
Sunday, July 1, 2007
If you guessed a rather large clump of my very soft fur - you guessed correctly!
Wondering why is is sitting here, and not still attached to my slender body?
Well dad decided that he had to walk DOWN the stairs at the same moment I was running UP the stairs.
So of course, crazy man he is, he did not manage to step aside or jump over me...and stepped on me.
You can be sure I let out a loud yowl of protest, as this clump was pulled from me under his foot.
Treats and cuddling were in order to rectify the situation.
I need not have worried!
Dad's spent time preparing many future meals. While I'm guessing he'll steal a bit, I was especially pleased to see all the fish he bought. (Mum is rather dire on the fish front.)
Some of his marinades are a bit suspect (Belizean jerk? --- Doesn't he know I'm not a fan of spicy foods?!?)....but I'm sure I can get some bits that still taste like, umm, fish.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
However when it comes to dairy treats, my servants seem to forget this on occasion.
Such as with this frozen yoghurt Popsicle stick, which dad seemed reluctant to share.
As you can see, I had to get a bit aggressive to make my feelings known!
These little ones are from cousin Tessa, in Vancouver.
Personally, I think she looks a little silly with her French manicure...but I will admit, they are cute. :-)
Friday, June 29, 2007
Better than that silly PVR or Tivo downstairs.
I get lots of live action, and when not too hot (dad doesn't let me open the window when the aircon is on) the surround sound is great.
This is a good time of day, when there's lots of birds down on the lawn...
Thursday, June 28, 2007
After my vigorous Pilates stretch workout, a decent meal was in order.
While a serve of Grammy's Pot Pie was nice, the real treat tonight was this Angus marbled bifstec. Yummm.
As dad had marinated this overnight for me, and spent time carefully barbequeing in the heat (delaying his Wimbledon watching) to ensure it remained slightly bloody, I shared it with him. (Though I did think he was a tad greedy in selecting his portion.)
Because he's so nice, I let him have the wine, too. (Only one glass - he's having a bottle or two tomorrow night with Miss Mela, so I thought it best not to let him go overboard.)
It was also play day as well, as Barry came to visit. It's very nice of dad to leave money out for him to come play with me...but why, if he's being paid, does he spend so much time scrubbing the bathroom and things? That's not very fun for me. In fact it is quite boring.
He did locate two missing toys, though. He's a good boy, Barry is.
Especially when dad has the aircon programmed to turn off during the work-day when he's not here.
As if I would not want to be cooled when it's over 36C outside?!?
Here I am resting on the wardrobe, where the wood helps keep me cool. No sleeping on the bed tonight.
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
But seeing as my tummy was upset, I thought I should do something. After all, if mum were here she'd be cooing and fretting and making all sorts of sympathetic and, frankly, very silly noises.
Umm....as you can see, they worked.
(Ed. note: This picture was indeed "snuck", and not posed. Cleo found the pills all on her own, freshly delivered from GG.)
(Ed. note #2: In actuality, Cleo was more interested in playing than imbibing.)
Even though dad has remembered to fill my three - !!! - water bowls strategically located around the house, I must remind him that fresh cold water really is much more refreshing.
Especially after I've been sick earlier in the day.
Teeth-brushing had to wait a while.