Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When Cats Won't Cooperate You Find Something Else to Post

The original plan was to take a picture of Firestar sleeping on our suitcase, which is where he spent the night. But of course he has double-crossed me and is back on the rocker this morning.

He knows something's up, and I don't think he's going to be overly keen on us not being around for a couple of days. We have a neighbor who has agreed to look in on him and make sure he has fresh food and water, but he's not going to be happy. I wonder how we'll be punished when we get home.

Anyway, Son and I were browsing through YouTube yesterday and came across and old cartoon I used to watch when I was his age or younger. It's called Top Cat, and it was one of my favorites. I haven't seen it in years upon years. The episode we found is in three parts of about seven to nine minutes each, and they automatically jump one to another. So you'll need about twenty minutes to watch the entire episode. Also, it wanted to jump to a completely different episode at the end, but we didn't watch that.

I'm being lazy because I think this will be my last post until Sunday or Monday. Going to be away from the computer a few days.



Sarah Laurenson said...

Hope you have a good time and come home to very little damage.

Bevie said...

Thanks, Sarah.

Yeah, I'm kind of worried about that. It's tempting to keep him shut downstairs, but that may only increase his distress, so we'll let him have the run of the house.

Lisa said...

Have a good trip - Might i caution though of posting on a blog that you'll be gone from your home?
It is unlikely they'll figure out where you live . . . guess I'm a bit paranoid.

Glad you're not one of those people who think it's ok to leave a kitty for a few days alone. It SOO upsets men I read that. Aside from the fact that kitties do love their people, they could get hurt, bugs could get in their food, they could spill their water . . .
Of course I'm so nuts I have someone either come twice a day, or I have a house sister that stays over and usually stays at my house most of the day.

Bevie said...

The house will not be completely abandoned. We have a couple of neighbors who have good views of the house who are home all day. We all watch each others' houses and are not afraid to call the police should we see anything odd. We've all done that on occassion.

Firestar will be checked on at least twice a day.

And when we get home, we'll be punished.

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