Life at Eleven Months Old—Chapter Five, I Am Not a Fan of Rain Days, November 5, 2021

It rained.

Sure, did put a crimp in my style.

I tried to go out and cruise around the farm

But it was just too wet.

You have to know if it’s raining: I get wet

If it’s raining the weeds get wet

So, I get even wetter!

I have a hard time being inside. I go STIR CRAZY.  That’s what Mom says.

When I’m stirring crazy, I climb the drapes and sharped my claws on the furniture, and I run as fast as my legs will carry me all over the house.

In a frenzy.

So, Mom, says…” Okay, TLC Cai-Cai, you can go outside, but it IS wet.”

Mom opens the door and I Dash out.  Wet or not I’m going OUTSIDE!

Just so you know…I have figured out a place to stay if it is too WET….

I stay in the hen house, while the hens go out and scratch around in their pen.

Works for me.

And sometimes I can catch a mouse in there.

TLC CAI-CAI

 

 

Life at Ten Months Old—Chapter Three, I Have Found Stuff to Do, Friday with TLC Cai-Cai, October 22, 2021

I have had to figure out How to be outside.  Mostly because I am still learning ‘stuff.’

This Spring and Summer were wonderful, I enjoyed (I still do, but it’s not the same soft stuff I used to enjoy) the lawn!

And catching birds, which I couldn’t let Mom see because she would take them away from me.

Chasing weeds, and now leaves are a huge part of FUN.

I chased grasshoppers and all sorts of bugs—which seem to be gone now.

And Mice.  I can still chase and kill and NOW EAT mice.

But my latest is catching————-RUN! THAT IS A COYOTE!!

SNAKES!!!

They are so incredibly swirly, twisty, and weird that I LOVE Finding Them.

I bring them to the house so Mom or Dad can see what I found.

SNAKE!!!

TLC CAI-CAI

Life at Ten Months Old—Chapter Two, It Rained, Then Tried to Snow, I Hate Being Inside, Friday with TLC Cai-Cai, October 15, 2021

Tuesday and Thursday were a huge pain in my fluffy tail.

It rained.

Then it sleeted.

Then the wind blew a gale.

Then it rained again.

There is Nothing!

I mean NOTHING!

To do inside.

So, I went outside anyway.

What a stupid idea THAT was!

Mom said I have to get used to the fact that sometimes I just won’t want to be outside.

Like Tuesday, and Thursday….

 

I went outside all day Wednesday; Mom had to drag me back inside. (With the promise of Kitty Candy…just say’n.)

Sigh!

TLC Cai-Cai

 

Life at Ten Months Old—Chapter One, Autumn, Fall, Or Whatever You call It, Friday with TLC Cai-Cai, October 8, 2021

Mom says I’m ten months old now.  Ten Months.

I’ve been with Mom and Dad since I was 6 or 7 weeks old.  That’s a long time. And it’s been a good time.  I’m very glad I have Mom and Dad.

I’m also very glad my human sister found me wandering around in a parking lot in a very big city called Grand Junction. I was really, really, I mean REALLY hungry, scared, and missing my real Mom.

I really don’t know what happened—why I was thrown away at such a tiny, tiny age, but I was.

I used to have Mindy Kit-Cat Brown, but she left. Mom was really sad and upset for a very long time.

Neither Mom and I understand why Mindy had to leave, I wanted to be her friend and everything.  Mom said Mindy decided to go, that she got jealous (whatever that is) and wanted a different life.

I’m sorry.  This is a really nice life.  I would share it with her.

Anyway, back to being 10 Months Old.

WHAT a great time I’ve been having—there are birds to chase, mice to capture and toss in the air, and grasshopper–-GREAT BIG GRASSHOPPERS!  They hop AND fly.

But for some reason…most of the birds are gone, the mice aren’t I still find lots and lots of mice, and a random stiff grasshopper.

Mom says it’s because it’s turning cold outside.

Which brings me too now!

The sun has started taking a LONG time to wake up!  A LONG TIME.

Mom won’t let me go outside until the sun is UP!  She says I have to wait until all the wild cats,

the foxes, and the

coyotes have gone to bed. Then I can go outside and play.

I go outside! The minute she will let me! I RUN out the door and I don’t come back until I get hungry.  And that happens in about an hour or two.

Sometimes Mom and Dad go to town.  If Mom is riding to town with Dad, then I get to GO!  Mom puts my green harness on with the long leash I like to bite and chew on.  Loads me up on her lap and we are OFF!

It’s not my favorite thing to do, but I do rather enjoy it.  I like looking at all the green things out the window, the people at the stores, but I hide when there are loud trucks and such around. I hide by putting my head in Mom’s elbow. Then when the sound is gone, I sit back up and look at everything.

Back home I help Dad and I help Mom, but mostly I look for things to play with.

Play is my work you see.

TLC Cai-Cai