Saturday, 31 March 2012
This is what I saw out of my living room window this afternoon! The nice farmer from next door came round in his great big tractor and lifted all my DH's chips over our fence for him, and my DH helped him---but just a wee bit.
This will save his little legs from working too hard when he is doing the garden. My MH has bought a happy Buddha for the garden when it is all finished, and I have had a wee chat with him already and we are going to get along just fine.
I like when all the ornaments are in my garden in the Spring and Summer 'cos it is something else for me to play with. There is a bird bath at one side, and I have a wee drink out of that every day, and there is a fountain thingy at the other side, and I sometimes paddle in it and have a drink there too, so I have lots of choices.
I was in the garden with my DH today and I helped a lot and then I went into the gym with my MH and watched her as she went on her bike, then I climbed up the wall and this made her laugh.
I like when I make her laugh as it usually means I get a treat when we go inside! I like treats.
The weather is good today so I have been out lots, but I am having a rest just now, as I am intending to go out hunting until it is very late tonight. I was inside too long yesterday, so I need to get rid of all of my energy, and night time is just the time to do it.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Well, as you are reading all about me, you will probably have worked out that my humans didn't go away all day, and I wasn't left on my own. That is the good news.
The bad news is that they went away for PART of the day, but I wasn't left alone too long.
NOW! I think I was partly the cause of their change of plan 'cos I seem to have perfected my weather dance. When I heard they were thinking of going to Thurso on the big boat from Stromness, I knew they would be away a long time, so I decided to give my weather dance another try-----and it worked!
I wish you could have seen me, dear reader. I was whirling round and round my living room throwing in a couple of adorable little bum wiggles for good measure and at one point I nearly tripped over my tail, I was going so fast! I am sure that my tail and my head were on the same side of my body at one point. I was a picture.
Well, the weather this morning wasn't very good at all and so my humans decided that they would just stay in Orkney and go to Kirkwall so they were home again at half past four and I have been adored ever since.
SO!--- and this is just for all my feline friends out there. If you want to know how to do my unfailing weather dance, just drop me a line and I will send you the diagram.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
It is still not a good day, so we have been indoors most of the time, but I have been very busy and so full of beans that I have made my MH quite tired!
I wakened her up very early this morning 'cos I was a tad peckish and felt like a little light refreshment and of course, I can't open the cupboard, so the old dear had to get up. She managed to feed me, but I think she was on auto pilot, and she went back to bed for a wee while. I had a feed and sat on my window sill watching the waves and the boats and the birdies, 'cos it gets light quite early now, but then I decided I would cuddle in beside my MH and have a nap and we liked that.
It was housework day, so while my MH played with her vacuum cleaner, me and my DH stayed in the study out of her way. We went into the greenhouse for a while and sat there 'cos it was nice and quiet, and then we went back in when the vacuum went away.
I went into the gym with my MH and had a big explore while she did her exercises and then she played with me in my living room when her wee legs had recovered from all their pedalling.
My humans are talking about going away for the day tomorrow, so I might not be able to write to you, but don't worry if you don't hear from me 'cos I am fine and if they do go away then my MH's friend M will come in an feed me and have a wee blether with me, so I shall be OK.
A wee bit lonely, but OK.
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
....all our good weather has disappeared again and it has been raining today and my DH hasn't finished all his work, so it will need to wait till another day.
I have been inside most of the day catching up with all my sleep although I did manage to catch two flies that were climbing up my window, so that's enough work for one day.
My DH was away to the Cat Protection shop today and my MH always has to go out for a wee while on Wednesday, so I was left alone, but I enjoyed the peace and quiet.
I forgot to tell you yesterday that I overheard a conversation between my humans which upset me a bit 'cos they were talking about the LAWN MOWER! I guess we might be getting towards that time of year when IT comes out again.
I might ask the nice farmer man next door if he has any books about lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners, and I am going to learn how to sabotage them, although I won't tell him what I am thinking. Hee hee! :)))
I am determined to have a quiet life one way or another!
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
.... we have all been very busy today and I have been helping my DH in my garden and I have been ever so busy.
My MH did some housework, so I spent most of the time in the outside and avoided the vacuum again and I watched my DH working very hard, then the nice farmer from next door brought some more chips for us, so my garden is going to be very nice when it is all finished. I will ask my MH to take a picture so that you can see what it looks like.
Me and my MH went into the gym and she hanged up a couple of pictures of yours truly so that she can watch me while her little legs are getting all their exercise.
I had a wee snooze in the afternoon and then me and my MH went to see what my DH was doing and she took some more pictures. I made them laugh 'cos I was playing at being a big fierce hunter and as I was about to pounce on the fly or the twig or whatever caught my eye, I wriggled my adorable little bottom and then WHOOSH! I was gone, and they laughed a lot when I did that.
I do that lots of times---even in my living room, and my MH says it makes me look SO cute!
'Nuff said, dear reader. 'Nuff said.
Monday, 26 March 2012
I am jiggered! I have been outside ALL day and it has been glorious.
The weather has been beautiful and I have just been sitting on my window sill in my living room looking at a lovely sunset on the water. Oh I do love the summer.
I was able to stay outside all day and it was so good that my humans left the door open so I could wander in and out as I pleased. I lay on my path and sun bathed and when my MH had finished her work, she sat outside too and we had a good old girlie chat. I hope it stays like this forever.
My DH told me he was going to be working in our garden tomorrow putting down all these new chips, so I guess there will be lots for me to do. My humans need my help, so I had better get a good night's sleep as I am bound to be very busy all day tomorrow.
I shall let you know.
Sunday, 25 March 2012
It is a lovely day. My little friend the weather man said it would be and he was right.
I have been outside all day doing pussy cat things while my DH was watching the football on my TV and my MH was doing stuff as well, so I knew they were OK and I went out and had great fun.
Then my MH came out with the washing and I had more fun. My DH had to put up a new clothes rope for her 'cos the wind broke the other one---even when there was nothing on it! But it is such a good day that she wanted to put out the washing, so my DH put up a nice white rope for her and she was happy.
While she was pegging everything on the new rope, I decided to see if I could still climb my poles and I took a run at it and this is where I landed. I think I look really brilliant and I am delighted that I remembered how to climb, and I have been up and down the poles all day, so I am a wee bit tired now, and I need a rest.
But I shall be attacking them again later!!
Saturday, 24 March 2012
Both my humans have been home today and we have all been outside lots of times so I am a very happy peedie pussy cat.
My DH has been in our greenhouse and I have been helping him and of course the Boss has to see what we are doing.
Today's picture is of me examining all the chips which are on the trailer of the nice farmer man next door. My DH wants them for all the paths in my garden and when the farmer man brought them up to my house, he stroked my adorable little ears and told me I would need an awful lot of fish to go with these chips, so I HAD to have a look, didn't I?
I was a tad disappointed 'cos it's not eating chips at all and he must have been pretending. I had good fun up on the trailer 'cos there were lots of different smells and that kept me busy for a long time. I love sniffing new smells and I am sure there will be lots for me to sniff this summer, so that should be good.
I think I am going to like the summer very much and I hope you do too.
Friday, 23 March 2012
.... but my MH thought that this was a funny picture and that you might like to see me as I am making my great bid for freedom!
This is how I get outside my garden into the big wide world and I was off today! It is a lovely day and I have been outside nearly all day. I played in my garden and then I went out into the fields to explore and sniff a lot and I had good fun.
I went into the gym with my MH and we worked hard and then we played again, so I am quite tired now. My DH is away to Stromness again to work in the Cat Protection shop and he has good fun there too.
I was worried that he was looking for another pussy cat and I don't want to share my house and my humans with another puss, but he said that my humans were so grateful to the Cat Protection people for sending me to them, that my DH wanted to help them.
That's nice, sure it is?
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The weather today has been beautiful and I have been out playing lots and lots and that makes me happy, as you know. But I was a bit sad this morning when my MH went away without me. She walked down to the end of our road to get a lift from her friend 'cos all the ladies from the island were going to Stromness for lunch, but I didn't know that, and I thought she was taking me for a walk. I walked down the road behind her, but then I stopped when I saw the car and when my MH got into it, I just had to walk back to my house all by myself, and I was quite a sad pussy cat.
I love my DH, but my MH says I am HER pussy cat and I do spend most of my time with her and she talks to me and cuddles me and plays with me and I like that a lot, so I miss her when she is not in my house.
So, when I got home, my DH saw that I was a wee bit sad and he played with me and he took me into our greenhouse and told me what we were going to be doing with it this year and I soon cheered up.
Then it was time to clean our windows 'cos The Boss had left instructions, so I helped my DH hose all the muck and salt off all my windows and I had good fun chasing the water and trying to avoid it at the same time. It took a long time and we both had really good fun.
And before I knew what time it was, my MH was back home again and I got lots of her special cuddles and when I sat on her knee she told me all about her day and what she had been doing and we were all very happy again.
I am intending to go out hunting later on tonight 'cos it is a beautiful night and I am sure there will be lots of mouses for me to talk to, so my day hasn't been so bad, really.
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
I saw an ENORMOUS birdie today! It was the biggest birdie I have ever seen and I have to admit that I was just a wee bit frightened.
It was a great big black and grey hoodie crow and it was sitting right outside my window. I sat on my window sill just staring at this THING. I pretended I was guarding my MH, but I was really staying away in case it carried me off, 'cos it was certainly big enough.
I must have been looking very scary 'cos when this big birdie saw me it flew away, and I was very, very happy again.
My MH is still sniffing a wee bit and makes funny sneezing noises especially when she tries to sneeze and it disappears! I try not to let her see me laughing, but oh dear, it is the funniest thing I have ever heard, and it happens lots of times.
Poor old dear!
Tuesday, 20 March 2012
I have been a very good puss, but I am a bit tired today 'cos I was up through the night looking after my MH who has got a bad cold.
She was coughing a lot through the night so me and my DH got up and made her a hot drink and took it into bed for her and then I cuddled up beside her and purred for her till she went to sleep again, and she liked that.
It must have worked, 'cos she is a lot better today, but we have been taking it easy and we didn't go into they gym 'cos I think her wee legs are a bit tired, but I have let her play with me whenever she felt like it, so she is still getting lots of exercise.
I really am a very good puss! Good, adorable AND modest---what else could you ask for in a pussy cat?
Monday, 19 March 2012
Although I am now an adorable two years and three months old, I am still learning---and still making silly mistakes.
Take this morning for example. I was in my utility room watching my MH doing her ironing and just generally sniffing around being inquisitive and everything was going swimmingly--until!
My MH went out of the room and it was then that I jumped onto the work top and saw IT! The ginormousest pussy cat I have ever seen in my EN-TIRE life. It was black and white just like me, but it had an enormous head and I must admit I was a wee bit scared, and I jumped out of the way for a minute but then I sneaked back to have another look and it was still there. So. I did what every other pussy cat would do and I started hissing and spitting and that made my MH come running back into the room, and what did she do? She laughed--a lot!!
I wasn't best pleased, I can tell you, but then she lifted me up and gave me one of her very special cuddles and showed me that I was looking into a magnifying mirror, and the big monster looking back at me was----ME!
Oh we did giggle and my MH held me and rubbed my adorable little tummy and I purred so loud you would have thought I was an engine! I love when she does that 'cos it is really very special and I know she loves me lots and lots.
And I love my humans lots and lots too.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
I hope you didn't miss me too much yesterday but my humans were away all day and I couldn't write to you.
I was fine and I was able to play outside a lot until they came home. I was sitting outside on the kitchen window sill when they came back, and I made them smile when I ran up to meet them.
We have had a good day today and I went into the gym with my MH and it was when she was finished that I was a very clever puss.
My DH had lost his wee knife and when me and my MH were playing on the grass today, I found it and my DH was very pleased with me, and I got a very special cuddle which I liked a lot.
I have been playing a lot, but I am resting now 'cos I am hoping to go out to play later on. I was out till really VERY late last night 'cos my DH was watching some boxing and he stayed up very late too and was able to let me in and out of the window, so I am a wee bit tired today.
But I am sure that with a little after-dinner nap, I shall be as fit as a fiddle again and rarin' to go. Roll on dark time!
Friday, 16 March 2012
Oh how I wish the electric man hadn't fixed whatever was wrong 'cos my MH has been swinging the vacuum cleaner around my house the WHOLE day and I am fed up! :(
She said she had to make up for not doing it yesterday, so after we had a wee play, I just took to my bed and slept.
My MH is going to a meeting on Hoy tonight so I shall be looking after my DH and it will be nice and quiet 'cos he doesn't play with the vacuum cleaner. Well, only when the Boss tells him too, but he doesn't like it either.
They are both going away tomorrow for the day 'cos my MH is singing for the old folks in Stromness, so I shall be left to my own devices but if the weather is good, I can play outside and just come in when I feel like it, and they have both promised to play with me when they come home, so I shall make sure they do!
I shall let you know how I get on when I write to you again on Sunday. I won't be able to do it tomorrow but I shall save up all my news.
I hope you all have a good weekend.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
I have been a bit worried today, but it all turned out well in the end.
Let me explain. It was just me and my DH at home today 'cos my MH was away swimming, but that was OK. I am used to that. What did worry me was that we had no lights and no heating 'cos we had no electricity!
My first thought was that my DH had done something to break our electricity, but then I remembered that he was still in bed 'cos it was early, so it couldn't be his fault this time. Then I wondered if my MH hadn't paid the electricity man and he took it all back and left us with none and that would mean that I would be a cold pussy cat for ever and ever and I couldn't watch my television, and that made me very sad.
But then my DH told me not to be a worried puss 'cos the electric men were on my little island fixing some of their poles and they had to turn off everybody's electricity, so I breathed a massive sigh of relief and just went and cuddled up on my bed until it came on again.
When my MH came home, I sat on her knee and told her what I had been thinking, and we had a big giggle! Oh I am silly sometimes. :))
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
There really is no need for words once you have seen this picture of yours truly. I am adorable!
I have had a wonderful day, playing and chasing and hunting and having a great time. I was very sleepy yesterday and my MH was a wee bit worried about me 'cos I was very quiet which isn't like me at all, but I was just saving up all my energy for night time and I went out in the dark to play.
I love the dark time and I love just lying in the long grass listening to all the animal sounds. Then I nip back in the window, have a wee biscuit and curl up on my bed beside my MH and we are all very happy then.
There is a new windmill on our island and my MH was taking more picture of it today and I decided to pose so that she could get a really lovely one of me for you. She said that if there was a prize for the 'nearly' best picture, she would get it, 'cos she has hundreds of me disappearing off the edge of the camera and more hundreds of the tip of my tail as I take off just as her camera goes 'click'.
But I think I have been very good today. Don't you agree?
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
I don't have any exciting news for you 'cos today has been a normal day with my humans at home doing their daily chores, and me watching over them as usual.
It has been a good day so we have been outside a fair wee bit and my MH has been taking pictures of boats and things, so I stayed out of the way of the camera for a while, but she got me eventually!
We were in the gym and she worked hard again and then we ran round and round the grass until we were tired. She made some more cards, but I just had a sleep on my couch while she was doing that. AND, I sleept on the bit where I am not supposed to be, but my MH didn't see me, so it was OK. You see, there is a blanket on my couch and it covers most of it, but not the bit where my MH sits 'cos she hasn't got sharp claws like me, and I am SUPPOSED to sit on my blanket, but when my humans are not looking, I sit on the 'human' bit and not on the 'cat' bit!
Oh, I am naughty! Adorable, but naughty!!
Monday, 12 March 2012
I have been all alone today! Left all to my adorable little self. My humans had to go to Kirkwall and I can't go, so I was left alone in my house.
It was quite a good day so my MH left the living room window open and I could nip in and out whenever I felt like it. I am a very good pussy cat when I am all alone and I don't do any damage. I sometimes have a play but usually I have a snooze until the humans come back and then I run to meet them when they come in the door.
My MH loves when I do that, and she lifts me up, gives me a big cuddle and tickles my adorable little tummy and I just LOVE that. Then I help them unpack all the bags and put away all the messages and see what they have brought for me and then I make my MH play with me which she really enjoys.
After tea, we all settle down and I sit on my MH's knee and she tells me stories and I just purr contentedly and I can forget all about being left alone for hours and hours and hours and hours. Hee hee :))
Sunday, 11 March 2012
That's what Sundays are for and that's what I have been doing. I played a wee bit with my humans and helped my MH make some cards, so I am all glittery again and I sparkle even more than usual!
It has not been a very good day weather-wise for puss cats to go outside 'cos it is wet and windy, so I am quite happy to stay inside and I always get plenty of exercise when I make my humans play with me, and they get exercise too, which is good for us all.
I heard them saying that they were going to Kirkwall tomorrow, so I shall be left on my own, but, although I don't like it much, I am OK with that, 'cos they always bring me something nice.
I think I might be a spoiled pussy cat!
Saturday, 10 March 2012
I am a little bit peeved today 'cos I have not been able to do what I want, and I only wanted to help.
My MH's friend came to see her today and wanted to learn how to make scones and pancakes and so my MH showed her. Now. I have seen this done lots of times, and so I thought I could help, but they both said 'no' and I had to sit on the floor and just watch! I was not best pleased 'cos I am used to being right in the middle of everything, but my MH said that in her baking bowl was probably not the best place for my adorable little paws, but I don't know why!
I went into the utility room and I played with the water in the basin and I had good fun as you can see. This also shows that my little paws were clean, so I could have helped with the baking!
Maybe next time?
Friday, 9 March 2012
We have had a good day today and I have been helping my humans doing all their bits of work and I know they appreciate all my help. My DH had to tidy up my MH's gym 'cos he had been working in there and left it in a mess, so I went with him and told him just how she liked it, and he made a good job of his tidying up work.
I didn't see the vacuum cleaner today so that was a bonus and I went into the gym with my MH while she did her exercises, and it was when she had finished, that I had a narrow escape. My MH opened the door of the gym just as the two doggies from the farm next door were passing my gate, so she shut the door again very quickly, leaving me inside the gym! She said it was to keep ME safe, but I knew she didn't want me giving the doggies a row,'cos as you know, I am very brave and not really afraid of anything! So while she was talking to the lady with the doggies, I just had a wee run on the treadmill until they went away and then my MH came and took me home again.
We went into my house and I played with my MH and all my toys and we had really great fun, and I am now resting until tonight when I will be going out hunting, but I think the doggies will be staying in their own house, 'cos they know what I am like. :))
Thursday, 8 March 2012
That's what my day has been ---- more normal stuff and I like it. Except for one terrible thing. The VACUUM CLEANER!! Oh how I hate that thing!
Picture the scene. There was I, looking beautiful lying on my couch having a nap and dreaming of mouses and birdies and being the world's bestest hunter, when IT arrives and spoils it all, just as I was about to collect my trophy for being the bestest, cutest, adorablest pussy cat in the EN-TIRE world! The Boss woke me up! Harrumph. Not happy at all. I am going to order a vacuum cleaner manual and sabotage that awful machine. Hee hee.
So, after she had cleaned all the house, we went into the gym and I played while my MH did her exercises and it was good fun. Then we went into the house and I sat on the table while she made some more cards and she talked to me all the time, and I purred back.
She put some music on while she was working and she told me the machine was called a HI FI and then she laughed a lot when I asked why it is a high fi when it is sitting on my floor!
I still don't know the answer!!!
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
Yes, we are all back to normal again and that's just how I like it. My MH had to go out for a wee while this morning, so I looked after my DH and we had a chat about lots of things and then I sat on my window sill and watched the hail coming down into my garden.
I don't like being outside when it is hailing 'cos it hurts my adorable little body, so I just stayed indoors.My MH played with me when she came home and then she made some cards 'cos she bought new papers and wanted to see how they looked.
The cards are lovely, but the whole living room is all glittery from the papers and I think at one point my adorable little nose was glittering too, 'cos my MH called me 'Rudolph' and we had a giggle.
Then I had a wee explore of this box and I liked playing in it and jumping in and out of it lots of times until my little legs were tired and I had to have a lie down on my couch.
Yes. We are back to normal and I like normal, thank you.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
I can tell you a secret today 'cos everything is OK now. I saw a helicopter on Sunday!
I didn't know it was a helicopter at the time. I thought it was a ginormous bird coming down to get me, but my MH told me what it was and I was amazed. Now I know you will be wondering how I saw this helicopter.
Well, on Sunday my DH wasn't feeling very well and he had to go to hospital and the hospital sent a helicopter and it landed just outside my house! I wanted to go inside and have a wee look but the helicopter man wouldn't let me so I stayed with my MH and looked after her.
My DH is OK now and came home today, so I am a very happy puss that both my humans are where I can keep an eye on them.
Sometimes it is hard work being a pussycat!
Monday, 5 March 2012
I have been a very quiet puss just doing normal pussy cat things and playing with my toys and watching the birdies, so I don't really have any news for you, but I thought I had better write something for you in case you would miss me too much.
It is a good day today and fine weather for me to go hunting and playing so that's what I have been doing, but now I am lying on my MH's knee as she is typing this and when I stretch out my adorable little paws, I hit some of the keys and it makes her write really funny words which makes her tut and then smile, and then she has to write them over again, so I think this may take her quite a while to write.
Oh, I do like being a helpful puss!
Saturday, 3 March 2012
I was up very late last night with all our visitors, but I had such a good time, that I didn't want to go to bed, so I am a wee bit tired this morning.
We had a good time with our visitors, although I wasn't very pleased at the beginning of the night when my blankets were put on the floor, and I gave my MH my best 'you don't expect me to sit on the floor, do you?' look, but I am afraid the answer was yes.
However, when the visitors came in, I was able to sit on a few knees and get petted lots of times which suited me down to the ground, and I made everybody laugh when I rang my wind chimes at my window and my MH jumped up and let me out! I did that lots of times during the night---just to make everybody happy, of course.
Then came the best bit. One of the ladies had brought a big plastic bag and I decided to have an explore, and I ended up inside of it, as usual. Then she started 'pinging' it from the outside and I jumped at her fingers and what a noise the bag made. It was great fun and we played it for ages until I was a bit tired.
I think today will be a very quiet day for us all!
Friday, 2 March 2012
I got a surprise this morning when the nice postman came to my door, 'cos he brought my MH a box of stuff which she emptied in the living room and when it was all emptied, I discovered that it was just the right size for an adorable pussy cat like me to sit in, and here I am! As adorable as ever.
I have asked her to keep the box for me 'cos I might use it often, but only if she takes the bubble wrap out of it, 'cos it pops when I move and I sometimes get a wee fright, but apart from that, it is brilliant.
And, what is even more brillianter, is that we are having more visitors in tonight, so I shall get lots of cuddles. There are four friends of ours coming in for a blether and they all like pussy cats, so I think I may be spoiled. I know I will have lots of knees to sit on which is just fine by me.
I shall let you know tomorrow how I got on,but right now I am going back into my box!
Thursday, 1 March 2012
That's what it feels like today and although it is a wee bit cool, the sun is shining and the bad wind is away playing somewhere else, so we are all very happy.
I have been out playing lots of times and I have liked being in my garden. My MH was doing some cleaning today and I had a fight with the vacuum cleaner! I decided to show it who was boss, once and for all. And I stood my ground and faced it down as it was moving towards me. Mind you, it wasn't switched on at the time---but it is a start!! As soon as my MH put it on, I was off like a shot out of my living room window!
We went into the gym and she was able to leave the door open as she did all her exercises, so I could nip in and out whenever I felt like it. And I felt like it quite a lot! When she was finished, we played in the garden and there was a great big bit off the pampas grass which me and my MH played with. She tickled me with it and swing'd it back and forward and I jumped on it and chewed it, and we had the bestest of fun.
I think I will like Spring if it is like this all the time.