When my People show the first signs of stirring awake in the morning, I begin my song.
I take my position on the floor a few discreet feet from the bed, and tell them that I want to go outside.
It does not matter what the weather is like. I do tend to come back in rather quickly when it is below freezing, though. Mama did not raise no fool, as People #1 likes to say.
Today it is in the lower 40s and drizzling. PURR-fect for a cat originally from Vancouver.
This morning, People #1 lets me out. I knock at the back door an hour later. I want some nibbles!
People #2 escorts me to my food bowl in the kitchen, and gives me a scoop of Dry. (No Wet for this cat.)
Sometimes I meow before approaching the bowl. It is my subtle hint to give me a heaping scoop rather than the usual level one. People #2 rarely takes the hint, however.
A moment later, I approach People #2 who is now at his computer. I meow. He knows DARN well what I want: to go outside again.
People #2 sighs and heaves up from his chair, and leads the way to the back door. I follow demurely, deliberately. I do not want to seem too anxious (Kitty 101).
This morning, People #2 picks up that awful camera and takes a picture of me standing patiently by the door. He tells People #1 that he is *NOT* going to let me out because it is drizzling, but he wants a picture for today's blog post.
I glare at him accusingly and he does let me out. He had better!
People #2 sighs again and drapes the damp towel over a chair near the kerosene heater, so it will be warm and toasty when I come back in.
Yes, Life is good -- especially when my People exhibit their good training.
You all know what a busy cat I am, traveling all over the place for six years now!
These days I do not travel quite so much. Most of it is within a couple hundred miles of home.
This is good because I like staying in The Woods best.
Now I have more time to entertain you with blog posts. My life is endlessly fascinating, and I am very photogenic.
For months, I meow and meow and MEOW at People #2 to help me type my blog. My paws are too big and stubby to type properly. I make a lot of mistakes which takes too much of my time (you all know what a busy cat I am)! I need help from my People.
It will take some training to get People #2 back up to speed on the blog.
Speaking of training, I finally get him to open the back door when I scratch and bump against it wanting to come in for a nibble. People #1 is similarly trained. I put them through their paces at least five times a day.
I am also very proud of training People #2 to escort me to my food bowl in the kitchen, to make sure that it is full. There is often food in the bowl already, but we cats have to keep our People on our toes!
People #2 sometimes tries to pull a fast one by *NOT* filling the bowl and just shaking up the dry food that is already there, and then setting it down. Who do you think he is fooling? Not me!
I humor him by eating it, but then I get my revenge a few minutes later by coming up to him (the 'meow, meow, MEOW' routine) to ask for more food. Yes, I eat it all. Fill 'er up!
Soon I bring you more up-to-date on my travels and life. But for now, just make sure that you go outside regularly and keep your food bowl filled!