Greetings! Although mom and dad are feeling better, they still tucker out easily. This weekend was house and yard cleaning, and that took all they had. My adventures were at home with my new brother, Mowgli. Let me tell you, there is never a dull moment with that cat in the house!
Many of you have asked questions about him, so I thought I would allow Mowgli to share about himself with you. Take it away Mowgli…
Meow and hello! I am a 6 ½ month-old Silver Tabby who must have some Maine Coon in him because I just love water. There is no privacy when taking a shower or bath. I’m game to join you, and I about did with mom in the bathtub one night. I have the “M” mark over my forehead and a white belly. If I don’t say so myself, I am quite handsome. I know it and pull out the “cute” look when I’ve done something bad.
I joined my family on December 3, and the first night was nutso. I was still drugged out from getting my private parts cut off. OOOWWW! I didn’t mean to retaliate on them since the former humans did that atrocity to me, but I was confused. Everything was new, including my new brother, Kuma. I was a terror, but I settled down now…mostly.
I wasn’t sure about Kuma at first as he barked and appeared to want to eat me. Not cool, bro. That’s okay because pay back is sweet! I’ve since had plenty of opportunities to jump on top of his head or body to attack him. Boom! He takes it all in stride, but when I bite his legs, all bets are off. We are rockin’ and a rollin’! We toss and tumble making mom and dad laugh. We take turns chasing each other. I must say for an older fella, Kuma has speed! We tear up the stairs and then run the long haul. Mom says we sound like a herd of elephants, whatever that means. I just know I’m glad to have the companionship, and we are getting along swimmingly.
I’m a good groomer but messy eater. As soon as mom puts that dish of food down, I tear into it and shake my head so food goes everywhere. Hahahaha! All the while, I am purring up a storm. Hey, don’t judge me. I like my food.
I’m a big talker. My humans are still trying to determine if I am really social or very demanding. Between you and me, readers, I am a little bit of both. I want what I want, but I do love my new family. Have you seen the movie, Guardians of the Galaxy? My brother has and apparently there is a character called Rocket played by Bradley Cooper. My folks say I have a streak that comes out, and I am like Rocket. I know what I’m about to do is wrong, but I look them square in the eye and do it anyway. Teeheehee
I can’t resist feet. When mom is making the bed, I attack her relentlessly! Sometimes in the middle of the night I get great pleasure at tripping her up in the dark. I am also quite inquisitive and am still exploring this great house of mine. It is mine, right? One night, I just had to know what was in the sink. It wasn’t water…it is metal. You know, the piece that attaches to the drain? Well, I HAD to have it (aka Rocket mood)! I worked that hummer for 45 minutes and finally got it detached and out of that sink. I left it proudly in the middle of the bedroom floor so someone would either step on it or find it.
I can soar like a flying squirrel, leaping from four stairs away to the ground. My tail is fluffy and gets really side. It’s my barometer of my mood. The wider it is, the wilder I will be! I do love to play: feather toys, strings, balls…you name it. I don’t sit still for long, but when I do, I ensure it allows me to be perky just when mom and dad are going to bed. That way, I can harass them with full vigor.
I am an early riser, and I get the entire households’ attention one way or the other. If meowing at the top of my lunges doesn’t work, I start bringing all my toys from downstairs up to the bed. If that ceases to work, I then bounce off the walls onto the bed, jump up and down and begin to attack feet. I am quite ingenious.
Just when mom and dad wonder “What did we do?” I pull out my cute face. I squint and blink every so softly in their direction, and they buy it hook line and sinker. If I’ve been especially crazy, I will snuggle up with mom and her blanket. All sins are forgiven. Yes, I do believe I have them wrapped around my paw.
I am still learning what this house has to offer. I love all the windows that allow the sunbeams to come in and warm my fur. Dad put up window sills so I can see out. I’m assured the birds will return in the spring. I’m counting the days! I am not sure about the vacuum, but Kuma assures me that dad will not suck me up. I’m keeping my distance just the same. Mom is trying to deter me from scratching the furniture. I have lots of scratching posts around the house and use them, but sometimes you just need a good piece of cloth or leather…do you feel me?
I just figured out how to jump on the laundry room counter, and that gave me access to the dryer. Kitty spa. So now that I know I can jump higher, the world is my oyster, and mom and dad are in real trouble. Well, I better go for now. I have closets to dart in, curtains to hide behind, a soft kitty bed to knead and trouble to find. Thanks to Kuma for allowing me to share and for mom’s help. I have not yet learned to type, but mark my words, I will figure it out one day. You just wait. I AM the Magnificent Mowgli!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith, is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, executive recruiter, business consultant, coach, fitness expert, and author of nine published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!