Saturday, November 14, 2009

CAT - (ching) UP!!

Hello Peoples!

This year goes by VERY fast.

I'm a bad kitty. You can probably guess why. It's because I do not post since January!

I try to remember all the places I go. It is very confusing. I am truly a Cat on The Road.

I start with where I leave off, or maybe just before. Try to stay awake as I recap the year, Peoples!

JANUARY
The Beach is nice in early January. No snow. But I can't go outside of this little shiny box. People #1 & #2 call it "Airstream". What a stupid name! Rupert is a good name for a cat.

Then we go home to The Woods for a little while. It snows there. But at least I can go outside.

Then I am put in the car AGAIN and we drive to Hollywood. I do NOT become famous. I am devastatingly disappointed. How's that for a dramatic Hollywood phrase? See, I am very talented. Oh well, it's THEIR loss!

We stay in a huge corporate apartment. (I must admit I do like carpet!) I get a little more exercise waddling from room to room. I hide under the covers of the gigantic bed, as you see in the video from previous post.

I'll let you in on a little secret. I hide under the covers of these corporate apartments mostly because I do not like the strange noises coming out of the ceiling and the walls. I cannot identify them, so they scare me.

When I am not scared I am bored.

FEBRUARY
We go back to The Woods. More snow. I like being outdoors even when it's cold. Much better than being warm and a Kitty-Potato indoors!






But sometimes it is nice to be warm indoors. (Yes, I can change my mind!) It is warmer this winter inside Airstream. The winter before it is cold in the Music Room, attached to the barn.

People #1 hides under blankets sort of like I do. But it's pretty warm on top of the stove too.



In this picture we still have that darn dog. But he is gone now. I must tell you about that later.


MARCH
Still in The Woods, hooray. The white stuff goes away and the grass comes. I LOVE EATING GRASS.



Just when I start to think that we stop traveling, we leave again!

I hide under the bed but People #1 drags me out. Then he takes me out of Airstream. I know what's coming next!



Yes folks, you guessed it! They put me in the truck. OH NO! I know what this means. Long days of movement, roaring whooshing noise from the truck and sitting in People #2's lap. No food, water or litter box when I want it. Just a lot of bouncing around and harsh sunlight.

Sometimes we stop, and People #2 carries me into Airstream. (What a stupid name!) and I fill up or get rid of. Or both. 'Nuff said 'bout that!

Oh did I mention that Rupert is a good name for a cat?

We drive and drive and drive and drive!

Two days after we leave The Woods (I think it's March 29th), we are somewhere in the middle of Nebraska. People #1 & #2 decide to stop at a McDonald's for lunch.

Yum, I like meat! But they're mean and don't give me any. In fact, they don't even let me go inside Airstream. They make me stay in the truck. SO WHAT if I just ate a few hours earlier? I might want a nibble!

We pull into the McDonald's parking lot. People #1 has to go inside Airstream. Then People #2 takes videos of People #1 coming out of Airstream. He says it's "artful". I don't THINK so!

Here are a series of still shots from the video. It's like a little story:


People #1 is locking Airstream's door. I SEE HIM!




He's coming!




I watch intently as he comes closer...




Why is he sticking his finger in my face? I'll go ahead and sniff it, very nonchalantly of course.



Okay, I admit that I'm a sucker for a kiss!




Where are you GOING? Don't walk away!




They leave me for a few minutes. They come back with a white bag which smells like chicken. They are rude and don't share. Okay, I'll go back to sleep!

A few hours later we stop overnight. Still in Nebraska I think. It is an endless piece of real estate.

The next afternoon we are finally in Missouri, only a couple hours from our destination which is called "Kansas City". Sometimes I like to ride on the dashboard to get a better view.



I always try to look handsome in my pictures but you can sort of tell that I'm OVER this whole thing.

This is enough cat-(ch) up for now.

I promise not to wait ten months to post again. I have more interesting travel pictures to share!

9 comments:

Daisy said...

Rupert (yes, it IS a good name for a cat!), you sure lead an adventurous and exciting life! I would be far too scairted to go on those adventures.

The Island Cats said...

Hi ya, Rupert! So good to hear from you! You sure have had lots of adventures the past few months! We can't wait to hear more!

Cory said...

I don't think I've had the chance to meet you before! I love hearing about your adventures, but there is one thing I can't get over. You went to Hollywood and didn't become famous?? What is wrong with those people? You need a better agent.

the casbah kitten said...

What a HUGE adventure! We're looking forward to more details.

Parker said...

You lead a great life, I think traveling would be fun!

Grrreta said...

We so glad you're back! We agree Rupert is good name for a cat. It looks like you have traveled to some very interesting places. We look forward to hearing about more of your adventures.

MoMo said...

What an exciting life you have! Welcome back to the blogging world. I love hearing about your travels and your news. Me? I am stuck in my little garden all year. I don't go anywhere, except the vet's. :sigh:

Yep, Rupert is a great name for a mancat.

Forever Foster said...

Welcome back to the blogging world, Rupert! (it sure is a good name for a cat). What adventures you have been on! Make sure not to go months and months without posting again!:)

The Crew said...

Rupert, (yes, a very Mancatly name) you live a life the rest of us can only dream of. You've seen the country. We've seen the inside of our house. (sigh) My Dad says some day we'll get an RV and I can sit in the Captain's chair next to him, but I don't think that will happen any time soon.

George