Monday, September 28, 2009

cool and lovely

can you turned on the heat this morning! it was delicious! i tried very hard to convince her to stay home in bed. she turned me down...something about needing to buy kitty food. at least she has her priorities straight!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

thursday afternoon

sometimes mom takes naps with me. she puts her arms around and hugs me tight like i'm a teddy bear. i like this a whole bunch, and i purr and purr. i think she's getting to scoop me up to take a nap with her in just a few minutes. i am a lucky cat!

mmm. naps. cuddly naps. Zzzz

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

first day of autumn

and the overcast weather we had over the weekend is GONE! it's supposed to be nearly 90 today and tomorrow!

it feels pretty good...and it cools down so nicely in the evening!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The rainy season

Hey, it's almost autumn. Here in Seattle, that means the rainy season is almost here. 'Wait!' you say. 'Isn't it always rainy in Seattle?' Actually, it's not. It rains more in lots of other places: Chicago, Houston, NYC, and Miami all get more rain than we do. Out of 365 days, we have 140 days with measurable rain. Ok, it does put us in the top 20, but we're not first. We are in the top 5 for overcast days though. The ones that come before us are Anchorage, Forks (for those vampires, don't ya know), Astoria, and Olympia (WA's fair capitol city).

Mom says for many Western Washingtonians, the overcast days are vital. People relax and settle back into their slower paces when it's overcast. It's cooler, and many people breathe sighs of relief.

As a kitty, I'm breathing a sigh of relief as we get closer to those cooler days. They're calmer. More relaxing. Mom's more likely to make a lap for me.

Mom will talk some about Seasonal Affective Disorder soon.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mom's forgotten

Mom's forgotten just almost everything she knew about how to use the formatting language for this blog. I wonder how long her learning curve will be?

There have been major changes in our lives here at the Fuzz Factory. My little sister Lucy found a new home late last winter. Mom knew that Lucy needed more than either she or I could give her. We're not very energetic, and Lucy wanted to play. Actually, she needed to play.

We've developed a new activity here. It has a few casual titles, but probably needs something more official. One casual title is 'lean on Mom's face'. Another is 'press my chest fur against her nose and glasses so she has trouble doing anything but loving on me'. My favorite place for this activity is when she's semi-reclined on the couch. It works in bed, too.

Besides that, Mom has developed a new technique for grooming me. We avoided the dreaded 'lion cut' this year because she and Uncle Jerry groom me at least one time per day. The grooming is done in three stages. I love all of it. It starts with a small black plastic brush. I fill it with fur several times. Next is the Zoom Groom. That is the coolest thing ever! Finally--and who would ever have thought to do this?--Mom uses a lint brush on me. The last loose furs are picked up with a delicious gentle tugging. My furs are soft and shining when we're done. I'm not called 'handsome boy' for nothing.

That's about as far as we'll go for now. We'll see what happens tomorrow.