Sunday, September 30, 2012

Only a Month to Go...

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-a-n-i-n-e-s and Humans too)!

Yes, there's only a month to go now before my Human begins her pre-retirement leave and can spend all her time with Moi! But I don't even have to wait that long, because now She's off work for the whole of Sukkot. That means, if you take into account that She was home Friday and Shabbat as well, that I get to enjoy her services She gets to enjoy my company all day, for eleven whole days. This evening, the whole Family (including my human uncle, who has come over from England for the holiday) will be eating at her Daddy's home, in the sukkah in the garden. At least - that's the plan, only the sky has gone a funny colour and there's a smell of rain in the air. 
Whatever happens, there is sure to be a substantial Kitty Bag. I hope her stepsister has made the Moroccan-style fish she does so well...

Now, I must show all you Kitties (and Woofies and Humans also) what a lovely sun-puddle I found the other day. 

In case you were wondering, my charming porcelain companion in this picture is called Dorothea. She has fourteen sisters. But it's not the same as having feline company. Mummy still hasn't made up her mind about getting a new little kitty to come and share our home. She says she'll think about it once she starts her pre-retirement leave. We haven't had a sign from Pixie - Mummy thought she would whisper in her ear  - so now she wants Me to help her decide.
I really don't know what to do, Kitties. I change my mind by the minute. What do you think?

Friday, September 21, 2012

I'm a Pro-Choice, Right to Life Kitty!

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans too)!

It's hard to believe how Wicked some people can be! My Human tells me that in the parking lot and the small grove of trees near her office, there is a whole tribe of Pussycats, and that there are some very nice people who work in the building, who feed them twice a day and give them fresh water. In fact, those kitties are very well fed - except, of course, when there is a long weekend, like this last weekend, which lasted five whole days because of Rosh Hashana. So, of course, the Good People put out extra food and water for the Pussycats, to tide them over the festival. But a Very Wicked Human has been poisoning the Poor Pussycats by putting GLUE in their food and over the long weekend, another little ginger kitty was MURDERED in this way.
This makes me Very Very Sad - and also Very Very Angry. I hope the Evil People who did this will be caught and severely punished - just as I hope the Good People who make it their daily business to feed those homeless kitties and provide them with fresh water are rewarded by the Great Cat in the Sky! Every Kitty has a Right to Life!

Now, as to myself - I find the new, moist, dietary food, C/D, purr-fectly acceptable. In fact, some days, I even enjoy it more than Fancy Feast. Mummy has just taken delivery of two dozen more cans (and they're quite pricey, not to mention she had to pay for special delivery- that's how much she loves Me, there's nothing she won't do for Me). At first, she tried mixing it in with the cardboard that passes for dry dietary food that she's been feeding Me till now. But I just picked out the moist food and left the rest. Then she tried giving Me mostly C/D, with some of the dry dietary food mixed in. That worked at first - until I realised how easy it was to ignore the cardboard. I don't say I will purr-manently boycott the dry food, but I can take it or leave it. Some days I take it - but mostly, I leave it! (MOL)  Also, she understands, at last, that if I get the same thing every day, I get bored - even with C/D. So now she sets out a tray for me, with two food bowls. One has C/D with a little dry dietary food mixed in and one has the dry food flavoured with a little Fancy Feast. And because today is Erev Shabbat and tomorrow is Shabbat, she also gave me some pure Fancy Feast, with the promise of more later on. That way, I can choose what I feel like eating at any given moment.

I approve of that - I am a Pro-Choice Pussycat. 

Shabbat Shalom to you all!

Possum the MagnifiCat

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Shana Tova

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans as well)!

In just a few short hours, our Human families will be celebrating Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. I am very lucky to able to celebrate yet another New Year with Mummy - it's not every kitty that gets to be seventeen years young. I don't know how many more years we shall have together; when one gets to be such a very senior kitty, one just has to take whatever time the Great Cat in the Sky grants us, and be grateful for the time we have had. If I sound a little anxious, Fellow Felines (etc.), it's because of late, my Human has been looking at me with a very worried expression , and often, when I am trying to nap, I can feel her watching me as if she's afraid I won't wake up again.
I must admit that I've had very little appetite of late, and at the same time, I've been very thirsty and drinking more than usual - and I don't seem to have the energy to do much more than sleep. Mummy got so worried that last week, she kit-napped Me and took me to That Place. My regular doctor, Dr. Adrian wasn't there; instead, there was a new one called Dr. Oran, whom I've never seen before. He tried to take blood and urine samples from me, but I wouldn't let him. So he said he would have to sedate Me. Mummy was afraid to let him try because that's always more risky for Senior Felines such as Myself, so instead, she made another appointment for Me today, when Dr. Adrian was there. I didn't want to get into the cage so She threw a towel over Me and bundled me into it. I hated that - but when we got there, Dr. Adrian managed to do the tests without sedating Me. He said my urine was like water, and that's a sign my kidneys aren't working. But the blood tests showed just the opposite, that they are working okay - and the doctor said that's what counts. But he was a little concerned that I'm eating so little; he said I should be eating twice as much as I do - and he gave Mummy a new kind of Food called C-D (which I liked, but possibly that was just the novelty). He also said I could eat what I like - even Fancy Feast. Anyway, Dr. Adrian said that I wasn't going to die of Kidney Disease. Mummy and I were very relieved - but we can both read between the lines and We know he meant that it would be Old Age that gets Me in the end. But I hope that won't happen just yet, kitties.  :-)

Now, Fellow Felines - and all you other Four Legged and Two Legged Friends - I want to talk to you about something Very, Very Impawtant!
We have just learned of a Terrible Crime being carried out against innocent kitties and woofies, by Shark Fisherman! These Wicked People use live kitties and woofies as Bait!!! Can you imagine that?????
Mummy said they should take these people and use them as bait instead. Oh, she was Very Angry! And she wants you all to sign this PET-ition to make sure that anyone who commits such a Crime is severely punished. I also urge you all to sign and to get your Humans to sign too. Together, we can make a difference.

That's all for now, everyone. Shana Tova - a Happy New Year.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Possum's Entertainment Guide

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans too)!

As you know, one of a Human's most impawtant jobs is to entertain his or her Feline. My Human certainly fulfills this part of her contract. Either that, or she has let her successful foray into Roach Assassination go to her head. The other day, she saw Something in the dark corner by the side of the refrigerator, something shaped rather like - well, one of those Creepy Crawly Things. I couldn't reach it, the space was too narrow even for one with my acrobatic skills - and she didn't want to move the fridge because, she said, the Thing would scuttle off somewhere and then we'd never find it. So off she went and got out the yellow spray can with the horrible poison gas and she sprayed and sprayed. Then, we waited. When She  was sure it was quite, quite dedded, she got a ruler and scooped out the corpse. And guess what, Fellow Felines (etc.) - it was nothing but an almond that had rolled under the refrigerator!
Yes, Kitties! Mummy dedded a nut (MOL)!

Still on the subject of Human Folly - Mummy is so enamoured of my beautiful pink toeses that she decided to e-mew-late Me. Here are two pictures, Fellow Felines (etc.) - one of my own, purr-fectly natural pink and white paws, and the other of Mummy's feeble attempt to copy them. (They do say Imitation is the sincerest form of Flattery, don't they?)

Now, tell me honestly - which do you think are prettier?

Have a good week!

Possum the MagnifiCat

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's Been a Hard Week's Work

Greetings, Fellow Felines (and C-A-N-I-N-E-S and Humans too)!

My Human took a day off work on Sunday, but instead of spending it with Moi, she went and pampered Herself at a Spa, leaving Me all on my own. Now, I'm a Very Considerate Employer, but that was really rather selfish of her, considering that she had promised Me that she would be retiring at the end of July, but then she changed her plans and I'm still spending my days all alone. And to make matters worse, she worked late almost every day last week and came home too exhausted to play with Me. Sometimes, when she comes home from work, she tells Me about the strange things that Humans do. Sometimes she writes about it in her own bloggie.
Can you imagine Cats behaving so oddly? No, I can't, either  ;-)

Now, Fellow Felines (etc.) I want to share with you the pick of this week's crop of pictures taken by the sneaky paparazzi.

This is me being rudely awoken one morning, so that Mummy can kiss me goodbye before going to work.


And this is me Friday morning, waiting for Mummy's cleaning lady to arrive. Her name is Galina and she gives me cottage cheese to eat when she sits down for a break mid-morning. Note how my forepaws are elegantly disposed, one on either side of the arm-rest. Okay, you can only see one of them, but I assure you, the other one is symmetrically aligned on the other side.

This is Me, looking after Mummy, while she finishes off a chapter in one of the two books she is reading, before going to sleep.

This is me trying to get some sleep myself and being awakened by the unmistakeable click of the flashy box.  

And this is me about to be finally rewarded for my Co-operation  ;-) 

Well, I think that's all I have to tell you for now. Have a lovely week, everyone!

Possum the MagnifiCat