Thursday, January 13, 2011

I want to go OUT!

"Meow. Rrrr....owww.  Prrr. MEE-OWW!"

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.

By me, of course.


Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

That sounds lik so much fun, Rupert! We three are indoor cats and we are not allowed out, except for me when I get my Houbibi moments (and that is certainly not "allowed"). But we do have an outdoor run with access directly from the house so we can go out and smell the fresh air.


MoMo said...

You definitely are no wimp, if you go out in that freezing cold. I stay indoors, by the heater, once it gets to below 40.

MoMo said...

PS you have trained your humans well. Concats!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Hahahahaha!!! Rupert, you are quite a character!! Good thing you have your people well trained ;) Just think, you give them exercise by letting you in and out!
We love the pic of you in front of the heater!!! As you say, we kitties always know where the best heat is found and get there first!!! hahaha
Purrs Mickey, Georgia & Tillie

Laila and Minchie said...

You've done a great job training your people, Rupert!

And we want more pictures of your handsomeness!

Daisy said...

You are brave to go outside in the cold! I can only go outside in my outdoor funhouse. And only if it is warm!

JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

You do have your humans trained well I think.