Karen Jo: Another old photo of Bambino from when he was happy here. I do miss Bambino, but not as much as I thought I would. I guess I have been in mourning for the happy Bambino since Clancy came and I'm mostly used to it by now. I miss him every time I feed the cats and don't see his face. I miss him every time I give out treats and wonder where he is. I miss the way he used to jump up on the bed and walk up to my face and tickle my cheeks with his whiskers in the middle of the night when he wanted a petting session.
I also want to explain what is likely to be my blogging schedule. I can only blog when I get up early enough to get some stuff done, so I have time to blog. I have trouble getting up early in the morning in the winter, so that's why I have been missing for a month. I will only be able to blog on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and the occasional Saturday. I have lots to do on the other days. Events I describe here may or may not have just happened. I won't bring up stuff from the way past, but from the last few days or a week ago. Today's post is an example. The events described between Rocio and Gandalf happened about a week ago. Now on with the kitties.
Karen Jo: Gandalf, I found a pile of your fur on the kitchen floor. What happened?
Gandalf: Um, well, I sort of got into a fight in the middle of the night.
Karen Jo: Rocio, do you know how Gandalf's fur got on the kitchen floor?
Rocio: Darn tootin'! I beat up Gandalf.
Karen Jo: Why?
Rocio: Just because he's best friends with Clancy, Gandalf has been giving himself airs and thinks he can lord it over the rest of us cats. I'm not going to put up with it. Though I'm not keen on it, I acknowledge Clancy as Top Cat because he PROVED that he's the toughest, baddest cat in the house. However, I'm not going to take any crap from Gandalf.
Gandalf: Hey, Clancy made me his lieutenant and I was in the running for Top Cat before he came.
Rocio: There were three of us in the running for Top Cat: you, me and Bambino. You were the first one eliminated. Then when Clancy started taking over, you ran away for three weeks, leaving just me and Bambino to sort it out with him. When you came back, you immediately started sucking up to him.
Gandalf: I wasn't sucking up. I came back, took in the situation and decided that the best way forward was to make friends with Clancy, something the rest of you hadn't bothered to do.
Rocio: You weren't around to see how mean he was to me while he was taking over. We aren't buds, but I tolerate him now. He really has mellowed out now.
Karen Jo: Is everything all right between the two of you now?
Rocio: Sure. Gandalf leaves me alone now.
Gandalf: Everything's fine. I thought that Rocio would be a push-over because he's such a lazy lard-bucket. I was wrong.
Rocio: Ha! I may be fat, but there's a lot of muscle underneath. I can jump almost as high as you can with the extra weight.
Julius: Guess what? Mom actually got a photo of me. Now that things aren't so tense around here, I'm hanging out in the open more now. This is as close as I will let Mom get while she's looking at me. She started to take another step and I tensed up, so she backed off. This cat tree is new to us since Mom stopped blogging before. I like it. I can sit or lie up here and no cat can sneak up on me.