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Jay Jay Has Had Enough. . .

Jay Jay
Jay Jay

Ok, so I’m a dog. I know I’m a dog and I know this blog belongs to the cats. Cats! Umph! They are everywhere around here. I remember the good old days when there were only 4 cats. Sophie was here then, so at least I had another dog to talk to about doggie stuff. Those were the days!

When I arrived as a mere puppy, Sophie took me under her care and taught me dog stuff. Squeakie the cat taught me cat stuff, like jumping off the back of the recliner (hurt my back doing that and still have trouble with it to this day). Sophie took life and pleasing Mommy and Daddy very seriously. Squeakie was fun, a rebel, and did not believe in pleasing anyone but himself. I learned a lot from Squeakie. The other cats were scared of me. They couldn’t figure out if I was a cat or dog. Well, nobody ever said cats were real smart you know. And yes, I do feel a bit superior to the cats. Its a dog thing.

Like I was saying, nowadays, there are cats everywhere. They get on my bed, they eat my food, they drink from my dish. They even get in my daddy’s lap, and they know he is MY daddy and I don’t like to share. They even ignore me when I grrr at them to let them know I don’t like their attitude.

I’m the “only dog” now and am so outnumbered. But well, they are MY cats. Sophie told me to watch out for them, and I try. When Tigger got sick in July, I knew it before anyone else. I followed him around and did all I could to tell Mommy that something was wrong. She figured it out sooner than she would have, thanks to my efforts. She even told Dr. Kevin that I knew before she did and tried to tell her.

Tigger had surgery and is doing much better. He is still a nervous wreck from all the trips to Dr. Kevin’s office, medicine, and stress from being left at the hospital so many times. He is recovering though. I know how he feels. I had kidney stone surgery earlier this year, and had to be left up there. I was very upset and angry. I turn into my evil twin whenever I go to the vet. They don’t like it when Mommy calls to say she is bringing me in.

Other than Tigger being sick all the time it has been “normal” at Shady Hollow. Mama says the garden is about done. That means she and I will start fall yard work soon. I like to play in the leaves when she rakes them up. I will help her when she plows under the garden spot too. I love to dig in the fresh dirt.

Lisa is happier now that Mommy took her video off YouTube. Lisa hates that video! Mommy took it down, but she left up the others. Right now, Amy is after a bug than came inside, but all the other cats are napping. Hmmm, that sounds like a good idea. I think (yawn) I will take a nap too.



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Mama Cat, Slipping into the Computer Room. . .

IMG00078It is late, and since I am shy about being around many other cats, or people other than Mommy, I decided it would be a good time to introduce myself. Mommy leaves the computer on and so I slipped in here to write without anyone knowing.

My name is Mama. I never had any kittens so don’t know why I have that name, but my first owner gave it to me. I was 9 years old when I came here, so nobody wanted to get me confused by changing it. They do have another name for me when they talk about me though…”Hell Cat”.

I like to be petted and want it, but then I get really scared and scratch the person petting me. It is just because my first person was sort of loopy and mean to me (she didn’t understand cats) and she never let me get to know people other than her. We moved a lot cause she couldn’t seem to keep a steady home for us. So, I HAVE ISSUES!!!

I like the basement at Shady Hollow every bit as much as Maggie Mae does, but for my own reasons. I like it because no human but Mommy goes down there, the other cats (except for Maggie Mae) prefer to be under Mommy’s feet all the time, so stay upstairs a lot. I get my privacy and nobody bothers me.

When my first person brought me here, she said she would be back in 3 days to get me. That was almost 3 years ago. Mommy talked to her and she said she would have to put me at ‘the pound’ if Mommy did not keep me. She couldn’t be bothered by a cat with issues anymore.

Mommy told daddy that she couldn’t let me go to the pound, because with my issues, I’d never find a home and would be put down. So, here I am, issues and all. I like it here and am not as scared as I was. I guess you could say I’m entering my golden years in a good home at last. I am never hungry or thirsty. I am petted (when I let them pet me) and am learning how to cope with the other cats. Sometimes I even come upstairs and sit in the kitchen window and watch Mommy cook.

Oops, I hear Mommy, I don’t want her to know I’ve been on the computer. Time to slip back downstairs. Bye…

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Tigger Home and Doing Well

We brought Tigger home today. He is hiding under the bed, but other than that seems fine. One of the cats will add and update on what has been happening at the Cat House sometime over the weekend.

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