It's Beckett's world - you just live in it.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Diplomacy revisited

Remember how my cat sister Mehitabel and I reached an agreement regarding the big bed? It was a good agreement, but we weren't quite satisfied. Mehitabel wanted more space in the bed. And guess what! So did I! Since our initial efforts at diplomacy were so successful we went back to the negotiating table. So we pawed out a NEW plan for the big bed.

Mom has been spending a lot of time in that big bed lately because she had some kid knee infection (she seemed to be walking okay to me and she's not really a kid, so WFT?!?) and then the medicine her V-E-T gave her made her feel even worse. So it's a really good thing the C-A-T and I had this new bed treaty in place so that we wouldn't be bickering while she was resting. Because of our hard work resting with her, she's well along the road to recovery now.

Monday, January 18, 2010


Hey guys!

Do you know what tomorrow is? It's my gotcha day! Two years ago I adopterated my mom - she was a rescue.

Mom let me have one of my presents early - a knuckle bone!
birthday knuckle bone

Knuckle bones make me go crazy!
knuckle bone frenzy!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Games for rainy days

Hi evfurrybody!

It was a rainy day today. I don't like the rain. But I have a good game I like to play on rainy days.

First, I go stand by the back door and ask to be let out. When Mom opens the door, I look outside, and put my head down and back away. Bonus points for giving an accusatory look to Mom - she could stop all this rain if she wanted to! I do this several times, until Mom is saying stuff like she's fed up and "Get your furry butt out there, mister!" Then, a few minutes later, I go to the front door and do the same thing. OMDOG this game is totally fun!

Mom and I want to mention that there are many worthy charities helping out with Haiti earthquake relief. Doctors without Borders is one of Mom's favorites that she has supported on an ongoing basis, so that's why we singled it out in our last post.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

World Affairs Wednesday

We don't have a lot of green papers, but we gave what we could to one of our favorite charities, Doctors without Borders. Think of it as being from one DWB to another.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Mehitabel speaks

Greetings. I am Mehitabel and I live with my servant and the noisy one.

You may remember that this was one of the first pictures of me on this blog:
Uh oh...

Well, I have been much too busy to blog - I had to get this house in order, train my servant (good help is so hard to find), teach the noisy one a few things, and grow.

Grow? The servant was told that I was full-grown when I came to live with her. She was also told that I was a short haired cat. I settled in, got rid of my fleas, and set about my plan.
Does Miss Mehitabel need to go to boxhab?

The servant began to notice something about me. Something suspiciously FLOOFY:
Floofy tail

I was then a small cat with a floofy tail. But then I started to grow, and my furs started to grow, until something suspiciously like cataloons were noticed by the servant.

The servant, who for some reason knows more about dogs than cats, began to read about cat breeds. She was looking for a breed with a long, floofy tail, ear floof, cataloons, and a flat long coat. Someone mentioned Maine Coon. And the light began to dawn in her slow, human consciousness. I was not a small, full-grown, short-haired cat. I, Mehitabel, descended from Egyptian royalty, am a Maine Coon.
Mehitabel gazes into the future

The servant says she's going to need to get a bigger cat carrier.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Diplomacy & Resolutions

Some of you asked how the C-A-T and I are getting along. Well, I'm not sure if this is good news or not, but Mehitabel is no longer the least bit intimidated by me. She still doesn't want to play as much as I do, but she certainly walks around MY house like she owns the place.

For some reason, Mom says I have to SHARE with her. Even the big bed! So I thought I would show you this diagram of the results of several rounds of diplomatic meetings between me and Mehitabel.

(Click to embiggen)

As you can see, dog and cat are living together in something almost like harmony. Mom keeps muttering something about this being a sign of the Apoopcalypse, whatever that is.

Did any of you make resolutions for the new year? I didn't, because honestly how could I possibly improve my life, but here are my mom's:

I'm pretty sure I can help her do more of all of those this year!