Sunday, January 2, 2011
Cold Mancat Monday
Karen Jo: That's right. It got so cold Thursday night that the ice cracked the bottom of the bird bath, so it won't hold water any more. I am going to try to duct tape it, but I will have to get a new one. I don't know when I will be able to do that. Normally the stores only have bird baths for sale during warm weather. I got sad tonight while I was walking home. A couple of big dogs started barking at me. I don't know if they were just out for a five-minute potty break or if their people had left them out there, but it was 5 degrees below zero and I felt very sorry for them.
The food around here has been very good, but I haven't been getting much of it.
Karen Jo: It's your own fault. I offered you salmon, but you weren't interested.
I had just eaten my cat food. You gave me new food just before you ate.
Karen Jo: You told me that you wanted new food, so I gave it to you.
I didn't get any steak at all.
Karen Jo: Who begged and begged for lots of treats while the steak was cooking?
I did. The smell was making me very hungry.
Karen Jo: You have only yourself to blame if you didn't leave room for steak. You did take a lick of sour cream.
I finally got some cheeseburger, too. Mom made herself a cheeseburger for lunch today and I wanted some, so she gave me tiny bites. It was good.
I still haven't been playing with Mom. I just want to curl up someplace warm and stay there. The sun was so nice on my ham-mick today that I didn't even get up to ask for treats when Mom was leaving for work. She told me goodbye and I just looked at her and yawned, then curled back up to continue my nap in the sun.
Karen Jo: You have been playing some while I have been gone, though. I found one of your balls in the little PTU where I give you your treats after you take your medicine.
I surprised Mom yesterday and today. She got me one of those flat cardboard scratchers when I first came to live here and I have only used it for a catnip tray. Yesterday, Mom heard a strange noise and came to investigate. I was on my cardboard scratcher giving it a real workout. I did it again this morning. I got treats for doing it, too.
Karen Jo: I was amazed. You have ignored that scratcher for over a year and now you like scratching on it. Maybe it finally got enough catnip on it and in it to interest you. As you said, it has been your catnip tray all this time.
I usually meet Mom at the back door when she gets home and try to get a sniff of fresh air. Now the fresh air is so cold that I dash back into the living room when she opens the door. I love to get fresh water out of the kitchen faucet, but now the water is so cold that I only take a couple of laps. I want warmer weather and I want it now.