Monday, July 9, 2012

Oja Comes Out!

Karen Jo:  First off I would like to thank Ann of Zoolatry very much for the new header.  I love the old one, but Spyro and Oja deserve a place on the header, too.

I am watching Spyro play and deciding whether or not I want to pounce him.  In the end, all I did was bat his tail once.  He was too occupied to notice.  Mom wouldn't take us out Sunday, but we got to go out for a long time today.  Spyro got to go first, but I didn't mind too much.

Karen Jo:  As soon as you discovered that we were out you started meowing that you wanted out.

I don't get all spastic like Spyro does.  I had a lovely time exploring the front yard and the neighbor's front yard and the back yard.

Karen Jo:  I carried you from the neighbor's front yard to our back yard.  You were getting a bit to nosy about their carport.

I got to chew on grass and watch ravens fly overhead.  I checked out a couple of gopher holes, but didn't find them all that interesting.  Mostly I just walked around on the grass and looked all around.
 Spyro: Mom got out a nip ball.  I had never seen it before.  Boy, do I love it.  I batted it and smelled it and licked it and rubbed all over it and even tried to bunny-kick it.  I am holding it in my paws in the picture.  Mean Mom wouldn't let me out yesterday, even though I meowed and meowed about it.

Karen Jo:  I thought there was enough going on yesterday.  Besides, I had a ton of paperwork to get through.

Spyro:  Mom took my out early this evening.  It had been cloudy all day and even rained a tiny bit, so it was nice and cool.  I still move with my belly low to the ground, but I go much faster now.  I chewed on the grass and rolled on the concrete and sniffed the spiderwebs.  Mom let me go wherever I wanted until I tried to step in the street.  Suddenly, I couldn't move forward.

Karen Jo:  That's what the leash is for.  You are not going into the street, ever.

Spyro:  I was sad when Mom took my back in.  Then she took Herman out and I cried and cried and jumped up on the screen door and tried to get out, but I couldn't.

Karen Jo:  I wish I had had the camera with me.  You had your front feet looped over the top bar on the screen door and your hind feet on the bottom bar.  I am really glad that the door has a hook-and-eye for when I leave it open all day.  The handle is just a pull-down type and you could pull it down with your acrobatics.  I might have to close the back door to keep you from opening the screen door when I take Herman out.
Oja:  Enough of the mancats!  The big news is about ME!  This is probably the last photo you will see of me in my room.  Sunday I decided that I didn't want to stay in my room any more and I came out and stayed out.

Karen Jo:  You came out when I got your breakfast, but went back in to eat.  When I left the door open for you to get your lunch and fresh water and litter box scooped, you came out and went into both my room and the litter box room.  You didn't go back into your room when you ran into Spyro; you chased him down the hall.

Oja:  Hahaha!  I chased Spyro all over the place.  By the end of the day I had been in every room in the house, except the one with the closed door.  I still go into my room to look out of my window and to eat and drink, but mostly I am in Mom's room or exploring.  Last night I got Mom all to myself.

Karen Jo:  Poor Spyro.  After I went to bed, he jumped up on the bed like he usually does and you chased him off.

Oja:  You are MY Mom and I want to sleep with you.  I claim my room and your room as MY territory.

Karen Jo:  I hope you learn to share more.  Herman and Spyro are used to sharing the bed with me.

Oja:  We'll see.  Right now I hiss and growl at the mancats almost every time I see them.

Karen Jo:  I have noticed that it's tapered off just a little bit, not much, but a little.


Summer at said...

Ah! So there is lots of progress going on at your house! Oja, I am glad you finally decided to come out!

Kea said...

Wow, big adventures at your home! All that fun outdoor time...Oja, you actually being out of your room...and chasing Spyro. LOL. We hope you learn to tolerate the mancats and that each of you finds your own place on the bed (at the same time). :-)

Kea said...

Oh, we're logged into the human's's Nick and Derry from Fuzzy Tales, of course ("Kea").

Marg said...

Wow, Oja, that is so brave of you. We are so glad you came out but you might have to share your Mom at night. We sure are glad to hear that you boys are having such a good time going outside. Take care.

Hannah and Lucy said...

Oja you are doing so well and in a while we're sure you'll have those 2 mancats firmly under your paw!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

GLOGIRLY said...

Hi Karen Jo, Katie & Glogirly here.

Just wanted you to know that the Facebook rule is pretty loose on our drawings. It's really just meant as a fun suggestion, so we'd LOVE to include you in the drawings! Please just leave us your email and then you'll be IN!

Katie Isabella said...

You are all such fun to read about. I enjoy your exchanges. xox

Brian said...

Hooray for you Oja! Give the mancats a chance, they are both very nice!

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

Oja, you just need to let them know who's boss!

Gattina said...

What an exciting life ! In and out and running around and keep you mom occupied !

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I think Oja that you are a smart girl to keep those boys on their toes!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

You are having great adventures! Oja, we are glad you are venturing out more!

Marilia said...


The Florida Furkids said...

Oja, we're glad you're out exploring the house! Our foster Lexi comes out and explores but still has her "safe room" to go back into.

The Florida Furkids and Lexi


That is wonderful news Oja!!!


wildcatwoods said...

Glad to hear Oja came out of her room. Sounds like fun exploring outside too!

Cats of wildcat woods

Ellen Whyte said...

It all sounds good to us. And Oja coming out is great!

The Island Cats said...

Oja, we're so happy to hear you've decided to come out of your room! You keep those mancats in their place, okay?


meowmeowmans said...

Wow, there is so much going on at your house! The going outside sure sounds fun, and Oja ... we are so proud of you for being so brave and coming out! Please give Herman and Spyro a chance, okay? They are super nice mancats. :)

We love your new header!