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Charles, the Mugwump, here. I need to tell you about Mini Cooper. She is a cat. But she thinks she is a dog. She is about my size which is somewhat disconcerting. I tell her to go away (GRRRRR) because the bed is mine and I am the King, but she doesn’t listen. When I try to snuggle with V, Mini pushes her way in and won’t leave. What is a Mugwump to do with a CatDog who has long sharp claws and can jump way into the air? No matter what Mom says I am never going to trust her, but I guess I will make peace, as long as there is no food involved. Then all niceness goes out the window.
What kind of mischief did you get into today?
Thank you for being so patient. I know we have been gone since Christmas. We are back now. Mom got unexpectedly ill and didn’t mean to be offline so long. 😦
She promises that she will tell you all about our winter adventures over the next few weeks. Gosh oh, golly gee, it is almost spring, so she better hurry.
Let’s start with December. We got some really nice gifts from everyone. We each got stuffies and squeakies to chew and treats.
Mom made V a pillow of Charles so he can go everywhere they go. It came from a company called Pet Ninja and was shipped from China in this little envelope. Mom thought they had made a mistake because it was so small but when the bag was openned it blew up to be bigger than he actually is. Bark Out Loud.
The bestest present was a painting that K8 made for Mom of us. K8 copied a picture that Mom took of all three of us at the front door and she painted it on to a 2″ canvas. You can follow her process in the pictures below. The whole painting is littler than Mom’s new watch (which Peanut gave her). Isn’t it so cool!
How lucky we are to have such a wonderful family.
Stay tuned for updates, catch ups, mischief, and smiles.
We’ve missed blogging and hope you’ll come back real soon.
Louise, Sofie Bear, Charles, Noel (the Christmas cat), Nine, Stella, Mini Cooper and Mom
Mini Cooper never allows Nine to sleep alone. Wherever he is, she finds him and pushes her way in. I have never had a cat that was so insistent on being with another cat. Nine tolerates her most of the time until he doesn’t. Deep down I think he loves having a little sister who adores him (or not!). Mom adores them both.
The big dogs were away on a play date so Noel decided she was going to come into my offices and sleep on Louise’s dog bed. She has never done that before that I recall. When she is in the office, usually she hides in the supply closet and sleeps on the boxes of paper.
Louise was a bit confused when she returned from her date to find Queen Noel in her bed. But Louise, being Louise, did not roust her or do anything the other dogs around here would do (like chase her away or nibble on the pillow very close to her to scare her away).
The Honorable Princess Lulu, laid down quietly next to her bed, with Queen Noel in it, and went to sleep. Noel the Queen of the Zoo and her court.
I cannot imagine a life without cats!
I am not sure Mini knew that she was the focus of attention when she chose to hide behind the front door this morning. Sometimes I wonder if the cats know that their tails are sticking out under things when they hide. At first, when I saw the group hovering, I freaked. On occasion, Black Rat Snakes have found their way into the foyer and I thought that was what they were all looking at. On closer observation, it was too fluffy and moved slowly (which the snakes don’t do when they are in the house).
Mini must have felt all these eyes on her tail because she started to pull it back behind the door with the rest of her.
No animals, or tails, were hurt in the moment. Thank goodness.
What kind of mischief did you get into today?
For the first 14 days after Mom’s surgery, she could not step on her foot. The big dogs were gone and it was very quiet. We helped her sleep. And we helped her work. And we fought over her lap. The first week all she did was sleep but then she started to work lying down. Mini and I would fight every morning to see who could win her lap. Mom called it LapWars: LapTop, LapDog, LapCat. At the end of the week, the score was Charles: 3 Mini: 4. Noel did not try to play, she just wanted to sit next to Mommy on her knee scooter and stare at her. Sadly, the big dogs return on Day 15, so we don’t know if LapWars will be permanently interrupted by Louise and Sofie pushing in to own Mommy. We will see – stay tuned to this channel because next week I am going to rule the lap! (Mom says 2 weeks down and 6 to go before any dog walking is possible). – Reported by Charles, the MugWump