The Secret World Outside Of My Window

I am about to break every rule that cats have about not telling anyone about what is going on in their minds.  I will do that because, after all, this is a cat blog.  Also, I know that 99.9% of the humans who snoop . . .errr . . . visit here won’t think I’m real anyway. And those that do won’t admit to it because they know that their family, friends, etc., will think they’re nuts.  So,what do I have to lose? Nothing, that’s what.  It’s time to talk about the secret world outside of my window.  Mom can’t see it because she’s human, and cats and humans see things differently.  Let me show you what I mean.

Here is what Mom sees and thinks when she looks outside of the window:

There’s the same old tree.  Bo-ring.  And, it looks like all of the good parking spots are taken.  Dang!  Oh wait . . . I think I see one.  Maybe I should move the car! No, I don’t think I’ll do that.  That means I’d have to walk to where the car is now. And, I’ll have to parallel park.  No, I think I’ll keep my current spot. And that’s about it for her.

This is what I see and think when I look out of the window:

There’s the tree where all of the birds live.  I wish I could get out of this window and get at them. They’d be a great alternative to Purina!  Oh—and there are the squirrels.  Mmmmm!  I know they’d taste good.  Oh no! There’s that bad cat who’s about to talk trash to me again.  I’d like her to do that when there isn’t a pane of glass between us.  Excuse me for a minute: “YOWLHSSST!”  Oh good, I scared her away!  Oh, there’s Herb.  He’s nice cat, and good-looking too. Give me just a moment to talk to him so he doesn’t run away: “Hi Herb! Can you wait for a minute while I finish my blog entry?  Thanks!”

Well, you get the idea. We see things quite differently.  That’s good, because it allows me to have a secret life with the cats that she doesn’t know about.  I will be typing more about this in future posts. In the meantime, why don’t you tell me about the secret world outside of your window.  I’ll look forward to hearing from you.  In the meantime, I’m going to talk to that Herb!

We Almost Had a Computer Virus!

Hi cats.  I’m sorry that I haven’t posted for so long.  Both Mom and I have been busy.  However, I had to do a quick post to tell you about the latest adventure in our lives—our almost having a computer virus.

It all started when my . . . sigh . . . our computer didn’t boot up.  When that happened, I thought Mom would go into shock.  She didn’t, though.  Instead, she did what was necessary to get our computer up and running.  Once she got it going, she found out that our virus protection was not working.  I don’t know much about the technical side of computers, but I know that’s not a good thing.  Even worse, she suspected that we might have an actual computer virus!

At that point, our apartment turned into a war zone.  I actually saw my Mom use cat-like skills to put our computer to rights.  She relentlessly stalked what she called “the evil program” on our computer.  She prowled the Internet to restore our anti-virus program.  I even heard her saying things like, “I will kill this virus if it’s the last thing I do!”  Wisely, I stayed away from her.  I’d never seen her act like that!

I am happy to report that after much prayer, downloading, and drama, she got everything back to normal.  Even better, she started acting normally again.  I was glad to see that because that killer cat side of her personality scared me!

That’s it for now.  Type to you soon, cats!




Thank You to Our 9/11 Heroes

This post is a brief thank you to all of the heroes who gave, and are still giving, their lives to defend our freedom.  We (Grace and I) want to thank everyone—-from the heroes who gave their lives at Ground Zero to save the victims of this atrocity to the men and women all over the world who are fighting to protect our freedom for their sacrifices.  You are not, and never will be forgotten.  May God Bless and Keep all of you!  Also, thank you to all of the unseen heroes who are working hard to prevent something like this from ever happening again.  And, to the shattered ones, the ones who have seen horrors that we cannot comprehend, thank you for defending our nation.  We pray that God will heal you in body and mind from what you have seen.

We also want to extend our sympathies to the survivors of the fallen.  You are in our thoughts and prayers today.  May God comfort all of you as you go through this day.  If we could hug you, or in Grace’s case, give you a kitty kiss, we would.  We can’t, but we are praying that God will get you through your grief.   Remember that you are not alone.  There probably are millions of people praying for you today.  May God give all of you peace, and the strength to carry on.

That’s all.  May God Bless all of you—-every one.

I’m In Big Trouble with Momma!

Yes, I got into trouble—-again.  It all started when Mom was trying to “train” me to go on the couch with her.  I really don’t like doing that.  However, I went up to her on the couch and let her pet me for a minute.  Then, I walked away from her and had fun by going just out of her reach behind the lamp.  To entice me to come to her, Mom wiggled her fingers at me. I thought she wanted to play.  So, I pounced on her arm and dug my claws in!

Well, you would have thought that I committed murder.  Cries of “Bad cat!” and, “How could you do this to me!” resounded through the air.  So, I hid under the bed.  I did not appreciate it when she told me that I could stay under it—-forever.  However, after a few minutes went by, I figured that she’d calmed down.  So, I came out from under the bed and gave her my best, “What’s the big deal here,” look as I jumped up on the windowsill.  That was a bad idea.

She followed me and scruffed me, while pointing at two tiny claw marks on her arm.  Then she made it very clear to me that I was never to lift a paw to her again!  I wanted to say, “Hey lady, if I’d really wanted to claw you, you wouldn’t have an arm left!”  I knew that was a bad idea, though, so I walked away.  Then, I had to endure her glares for the rest of the day.

Things are almost back to normal now.  Mom is speaking to me again.   I’m glad she is, but I still don’t see why she got so upset! I mean we are talking about two tiny claw marks here.  If any of you cats can explain her behavior to me, I’d really appreciate it.  Thanks!



Hee-Hee, I’m Driving Mom Crazy!

I am driving Mom crazy right now, and it’s fun.  She bought me two of the bird toys that used to drive me crazy when I was a kitten.  Then, she put one up in our cabinet, and left the other one out.  To be honest, these toys bore me.  That doesn’t stop her from trying to get me interested in them, though.  Tonight, I got to watch as she tried to switch out the bird toys to “get my interest.”  Well, what was got my interest was when she tried to switch them.  They got tangled up together.  Watching her attempting to untangle those bird toys was the most fun that I’ve had in weeks!   Then, I got to watch her flying the “new” bird around while talking to me.  I pretended to be interested, and then walked away.  Finally, she threw her hands up in the air and said, “Fine, Gracie.  You can have this bird,” as she laid it on my scratching cube.  Right now, I am lying on the bed trying to hide the fact that I’m laughing at her.  Uh-oh, she’s looking at me . . . gotta go!

She Went Shopping and Bought Nothing for Me!

Hello cats.  I was going to post earlier about how lonely I was, but I fell asleep.  Mom had been gone for a long time. Then, she came home before I could get to the computer.  At first, all was well.  She looked guilty about being out for so long.  She said she was sorry, and then she snuggled me.  Best of all, I knew she’d been shopping because she’d brought in two large bags that smelled new.  I was so excited!  I could hardly wait to see what she’d gotten me.  So, I looked in the first bag.  It had a gift for one of her friends in it.  Still hopeful, I looked into the other bag.   Sadly, it was filled with clothes for her.  Then she modeled the clothes for me and said, “Look at these tops, Gracie.  Aren’t they cute?”

What I thought at that moment cannot be posted on a family website.  Let’s just say that I was very unhappy.  I expressed my displeasure by glaring at her and walking away.  I’m still angry though.  So, when she goes to sleep, I just might do a few clawterations on those clothes of hers!

Finally – a Chance to Blog!

Wow!  Mom has been so busy this week that I thought I’d never get a chance to blog. She was working long hours at work, so the computer was off and unplugged.  I hated that.  I didn’t have a chance to type anything.  That made me angry!  And, she was so busy running to and from work, washing her work clothes, and getting food to bring to work, that I thought that she’d forgotten about me. That scared me.  I even thought she might still be mad at me for clawing her.  So, I prayed, “God, what is going on here?!  My Mom is M.I.A.  Could you please tell why this is happening?!  It isn’t because I clawed her last week, is it?”

To my surprise I heard Him say, No, it’s not.  However, Grace, in order to understand this, you need to know about what she’s going through.”

Then, I got a picture in my head of Mom at work.  She was cashiering.  There were tons of people in line.  They kept coming at her—even when she needed a break.  A few of them were rude to her.  Some of the customers even stormed out of the store after they found out it was out of stock of what they wanted.   Even worse, one man even made her get him a heavy chair, put it back, and then decided that he didn’t want it after all.  That wasn’t fair!  So, I asked God, “God, why doesn’t she just claw them in the face?

He replied, Because then she’d go to jail.  Then where would you live?  And just in case you’re wondering why she’s working so much, here is a picture of her bank balance.

All I could say was, “Ohhhhh . . . I didn’t know it was like that.”  Then I shut up.  He is God after all!

After I saw what was going on, I supported her.  I was nice to her even though I felt ignored.  And, I noticed that she did take time to snuggle me and play with me even though she was exhausted.  I appreciated that.  I’m glad that things are back to normal, though.

I have to say that seeing what she goes through has made me very grateful that I am a cat.  I know that if I were human and had to do her job I’d either get fired or end up in jail.  So, I’m going to enjoy my privilege of being able to take catnaps whenever I want to and let her handle the bills.  I don’t need that kind of pressure in my life!