Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Humans are NUTS! Mom got up this morning and said she was feeling a bit stiff (what else is new, Mom, it's called getting OLD, been there, done that!)
So, she started walking up the stairs. Ok, normally she goes up, and then she does stuff up there and comes back down. So, I thought I should follow just to see what she was doing and make sure she did it right. But, she went up, then came right back down, then went up again, then came right back down! I thought that maybe she'd lost her mind! But, she said it was eksersise (whatever that is). She told me that since the weather's been not so good outside, she couldn't do eksersise stuff outside. She told me to stay downstairs, but I just had to keep following just in case I missed something.
I had to stop and take a breath. She was going too fast for me to keep up. I lost count after 10 since I can only count that high. She told me again to stay downstairs, but I just couldn't. I just had to see what she was doing!
I decided Mom is nuts. This is just too much work. I can hardly make it to the top, where's my water dish? I think I need a drink!
Mom: Rusty always has to follow me. Once when I got on the treadmill he did too. It was so funny when he fell off the back.
Rusty: Oh yeah, Mom, just yuk it up over me. See if I care.
Posted by Rusty at 8:43 AM
Friday, August 21, 2009
Ok, I've really had enough of this furminator combing thing. So, I decided when I see Mom get that purple comb out, I'm putting something like the table between me and her. Take that Mom! Just try to catch me, I may be old, but I still think I can outrun you!
Mom took this picture the other day and she said she really likes it. She didn't use the flashy thing and so it came out with a pretty neat effect.
Hoping everyone has a great Friday!
Posted by Rusty at 9:34 AM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Mom went after me with that furminator thing again this morning. She worked on my tummy. She says we still have lots to do and my hind quarters and tail need a lot of work yet too. She found some little twigs and leaves stuck in my tummy furs too. Well, Mom! I like to lie under the deck in my leaf bed, what can you expect?
I am gonna be so glad when she gets tired of this furminator thing. Only thing I like about it, is she gives me lots of Greenies to make me happier while she's combing me with that thing.
Posted by Rusty at 10:58 AM
Monday, August 17, 2009
Mom went to PetSmart today and got this FURminator thing. I'm not sure I like it, but Mom gives me lots of Greenies when she has it in her hand, but then she holds me by the scruff of my neck so I can't get away and then she rubs this thing on me! Look at all the furs she got off me! She says that we still have a lot more to do, whaaaaaat? I think she's already gotten a whole me off me! Mom's in 7th heaven, I'm not sure where I am except that I must certainly be a few pounds lighter!
Posted by Rusty at 7:41 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Ahhhh, relaxing on my Boogie Mat, I've got my 'nip nanner here and I'm all set. Maybe I can figure out that flying thing and go visit my three cousins, The Island Cats. If that doesn't work, I'll just have a nice nap.
It's been a nice weekend having Mom all to myself. Yesterday we made some mint ice cubes and some Rosemary ones. They worked out good. Mom's going to do some more later today if it's not too hot. She's talking about putting on the cool blower since it looks like the hots are back for a couple days. She didn't turn it on yesterday because it stayed pretty cool in the house, even though it was hot outside.
But, it hasn't been all fun and games this weekend. Mom decided I really needed some grooming real bad and so she tempted me out on the porch with some Greenies and man, she combed and combed. Look what she got off me!
And, we're still not done yet. That was only half of one side! I don't like to be combed and groomed, even with Greenies. I heard her thinking about getting something called a Furminator. Wonder what that is, wonder if it's better than her grooming comb? Mom tries to be gentle, but it pulls when she combs me. I hate that!
Posted by Rusty at 10:29 AM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Today is finally Saturday and I get my Mom all to myself this weekend. The Guy is going to a place where they make the big driving machines go real fast. Mom explained that guys get in those machines and go round and round to see who can get to the end first. Then lots of beans go to watch the machines go round and round. Kinda sounds like a cat toy and I asked Mom if the beans chased the machines and she said, no they just watch. Kinda sounds boring to me, but then beans always do a few strange things anyhow. In any case, I got my Mom all to myself! Mom found some ice cube trays so we're going to cut some herbs and try freezing them following Alfie's instructions. And, Mom spent a lot of time with me this morning on the porch just petting and petting me. I really liked that. So, it looks like it's going to be a great weekend!
Hope everyone else has a good weekend like me!
Posted by Rusty at 11:29 AM
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Mom liked what Alfie Marshall posted on his blog The Cat's Meow about freezing herbs and Mom says she's going to try that. She just has to look and see if she has an ice cube tray (we have an ice maker and don't use trays anymore).
Posted by Rusty at 2:05 PM
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thought I'd show some tummy and toes for Tuesday.
Now, I've heard a few of you talking about flying around on boogie mats. and for some reason, I've not been able to succeed at that. Maybe it's my age, and I just get so exhausted trying. So, I spend more time sleeping here than I do flying and the only flying I do is in my dreams.
Dreams are great, aren't they? Mom says I twitch a lot when I sleep, she says she knows that's when I'm dreaming (she also says I snore, but I just tell her that's me showing my mancatness in my dreams, it's not a snore it's really a growl). When I dream, I'm like a used to be, running and jumping and hunting at the river again. Sometimes when we get old and can't do so much anymore because our back aches from arthritis, dreams are the best way to live as we used to. I think maybe that's why I sleep so much these days. Dreams are nice.
Posted by Rusty at 9:47 AM
Monday, August 10, 2009
Here I am for a Mancat Monday today.
My Mom and the Guy were gone all this past weekend. They went to visit my human sister and see her new house in Pennsylvania. They left me home with the house sitter. She's ok, but she's just not my Mom. I missed my Mom all weekend. I missed her lap, she has the best lap in the world for sitting. It's just not the same when she's gone.
I heard some news too. My human sister is having a kitten (wait, they don't call them kittens, they call them babies). So, I imagine my Mom will want to make more trips to Pennsylvania to see her. I heard them talking and they said she'll probly have the baby sometime in April. And, I heard my Mom talking on the phone with my human sister and they were talking about my Mom going and spending a month with her after she has the baby. A MONTH!!!!!!!!!! That's a long time! What will I do without my Mom for a MONTH???????? What is she thinking??????? Me and the Guy for a whole MONTH without my Mom! I don't know what I'll do!
Posted by Rusty at 9:40 AM
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here I am in one of my favorite spots on the new porch. It's very much like a cave to me. I like that I can lie there and no one even knows I'm there until they get down on the floor and look for me. It's my own little private place to sit.
I'm feeling much better now. I think my cold is nearly gone. I hardly even sneeze anymore. Thanks everyone for the well wishes.
Posted by Rusty at 10:54 AM