The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-I’m a Big Kid Now, Friday, July 16, 2021

I like to go for rides! In the Pick-Up with Mom and Dad.

I get to see lots and lots of stuff.  I like learning about STUFF!

Mom makes me wear my harness; as soon as she puts it on, I KNOW!  WHEEEEE! Off we get to go!

I don’t whine or meow or anything.  When I get tired, I curl up on Mom’s lap and sleep.

I have, also, figured out MICE!  I watched Mindy bring Mice to Mom and get lots and lots of pets for bringing Mom mice. So I got Mom a mouse also.

That Mouse was LOTS of FUN!  I played with it here and there and, well, gosh everywhere.

No, I didn’t eat it.  I only eat cereal and yummy stuff in a can.  The eating mouse thing, Mindy does I just don’t get.

Anyway…I AM A BIG KID NOW!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Farm Life Series 1, We are a Farm, Friday, July 9, 2021

Well, since you don’t really listen to me, or take my advice—yes,

I have seen you clear out by the Butler Bins—-you need to get this through your fluffy head…

RUN! RUNNNN!  GET OUT OF THERE!

TLC CAI-CAI!!!!!!

there is a fox out there!

Fox EAT CATS!!!!

 Let that sink in…STAY. AT. The. Butler BINS!!!

Huff, huff.

Well, on with your lesson.  We live on a farm.  We don’t live in town, or in a clump of houses called a sub-division, or on a ranch.

We live where Dad works the land—plowing, planting, marking, watering, growing, and then harvesting.

Farms grow foodstuffs.

A Ranch grows Grass.  Grass called Pasture. Pasture lands for animals.

Not us…yes, I know we are animals.

Big animals, cows, horses, sheep, goats, those sorts of animals.

Oh! Just so you know.  Come winter, after the crops are gone from the farm, then cows come. They eat up all the dried-up grasses and weeds and alfalfa, and left-over corn stalks.

“Are we a ranch then?”

“No, we are a guest hotel for a rancher and all his cows” I replied.

So, now you know, we live on a farm. We grow pasture grasses, alfalfa; three big fields of alfalfa, which Dad and Mom turn into hay, and corn.  The corn is field corn, not sweet corn.  Although, the cows think it is pretty sweet and yummy.

Our corn is the kind of corn that goes for food like cereal, and food for animals; like chickens, cows, goats, etc.”

Okay, so now you know…we live on a farm.

Next time I will teach you more about the farm.

Until then you stay out of the cornfield, there are foxes in there!

Mindy Lou-Sue, or as Mom calls me, Min-Min

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-A FRIEND! A FRIEND! YAY! —- Friday, July 2, 2021

I have new friends.

Loki-ta-Moki

Came to visit!

 

I got to play with his TAIL!

Loki LIKES ME!!!

LIKES ME!!

YAY!  Another FRIEND!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of Mindy on Friday—-Farm Life Series 1, Friday, June 25, 2021

Okay.

Since you are going to be outside with me—sigh.

You need to learn some things:

We, that means, you, me, Mom and Dad, live on a farm.

You live in the house…. where I wish you would stay 24-7.

But since YOU don’t WANT to stay inside, I guess I can say you live in the house and outside just like Mom, Dad, and Me.

We live and work on several acres of ground that belong to Mom and Dad and You and I.

Mostly you and I will hang around the Farm House and the Farm Yard.  That means you and I take care of the house and yards, the chicken pen, and the two tractor sheds, plus the equipment building, and Dad’s shop.

I (I NOT YOU) will take care of the equipment parking area and the hay stackyard. (And go on walks with Mom and Dad, but I won’t let you know that.)

You need to stay at the house and take care of the lawn.  I’ll handle the rest.

Oh, yes, you can go as far as the Butler Bins (grain bins) and the fuel tanks, but that’s far enough.

You can also go into the corrals but STAY OFF the canal banks. That water can get you.

Okay, you got all that?

Good.  That’s how it’s going to be.

Lesson One. We live on a farm.

Mindy Lou-Sue, or as Mom calls me, Min-Min

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-IF it Isn’t One Thing, It’s Two Things, Then THREE THINGS, Friday, June 18, 2021

I begged.

I whined.

I raced out the door.

Until Mom and Dad said I could go outside!

YAY!

So out I went.  It lasted for three days.  Then I pounced on a stray cat someone dropped off.

No, the stray cat wasn’t Mindy.  We touch noses lots.  And if I get too pouncy Mindy TELLS me to knock it off.  She never BITES me!

(To tell the truth, I just wanted to play.  I understand differently now.)

That stray cat bit my leg…bad. It swelled up and up and up.  I wouldn’t let Mom touch it to see what was going on, If Mom tried to I bit MOM!

So, Off We Went to the Vets.

Yep…money, money, money later…I came home with a chicken leg instead of a cat leg.  And guess what!

I have to stay inside until the scab falls off!

Sigh!

But – don’t let it fool you—I AM going BACK outside.  And THAT is THAT!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Outside! Outside! Outside!—Friday, May 21, 2021

I get to go outside!

I made all my trips to the vet!

Even that last one —where I am now an adult “neutered’ cat!

OUTSIDE!

YAY!

TLC Cai-Cai

 

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Helping Mom, Friday, April 16, 2021

Mom says I’m the bestest of helpers!!

I help all the time

I sweep the floors

I help mop the floors

All the floors

And I watch the grandkids’ volleyball games with Mom and Dad.

I am a GOOD helper!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-OUTSIDE!!!, Friday, April 2, 2021

Mindy gets to go outside!

ALL THE TIME!

I want to go outside!

YES, I DO!

So, Mom hooked me up with something that chokes me and we went out.

The wind was blowing.

It was coooooooooold.

We came back in.

Later on, it warmed up; Dad took me out!

I HAD A BLAST!!

Then I had to come back in.

Mom says I can go out gradually, a little bit every day.

She says she doesn’t want Mindy to get mad at me and fight me.  (I feel strong, I told Mom, I can fight Mindy. —that is exactly the problem, Mom replied.)

And, Mom went on to explain—I don’t want Mindy leading you off into the depths of the farm and you won’t know your way back. And, YES, Mindy would do that.

You can go out with either Dad and I, then when we feel comfortable you can go out on your own. The time is coming, TLC, soon.  Very soon.  Mom said.

Sigh!

TLC Cai-Cai

The Adventures of TLC Cai-Cai on Friday—-Box!!!!, Friday, March 19, 2021

Paper!

Paper crinkles, and rattles and does stuff

When I walk on it, or anything to it.

GRRRRRRRRRRR

GET PAPER!

Attack!

Roll around, bite,

DESTROY PAPER!

Paper is ever so much fun!

Oh! Look! ELEPHANT!

Grab Elephant and take into BOX!

Box!

OH!  Box is nice!

Chew on Elephant a little bit.

AHHHH! Box

I love BOX!

TLC Cai-Cai