Roxie D. here! Winter has arrived in South County. On February 9th we got our first big snow storm and it made me feel happy that I was inside, warm and safe in my new special room. Mom is calling it “her office”, but I know she and Dad spent all that time putting it together so I would have a place of my very own, to think creative thoughts, write these posts and, of course, view cat videos to my heart’s content.
Mom is here a lot to keep me company and Dad comes in to sit and read. I’ve been trying to make it a ZuZu-Free Zone, but sometimes she gets in past the guards. I may have to resort to building a wall, but I’ll need to figure out how to finance it.
You see, unlike me, ZuZu was born in a barn. That means she’s a feral. Feral cats are wild and dangerous by nature. I don’t think she should even be allowed inside the house, let alone, in my special room. I’ve tried to get Mom to see the light and send her sweetie, darling, cutie pie back where she came from even though I don’t think the little fur ball would last a week under that barn. But that’s not my problem. Life is tough and we can’t all be born in a warm, safe home, can we?
Mom has taken to calling me “The Resident Sociopath”. I’m not sure what she means by that but at least she’s not yet insinuated that I’m a “Malignant Narcissist”. She’s been yelling that out a lot lately whenever the orange-faced guy is on our television screen. He’s not there for long, because she usually tunes it to another channel. Which reminds me about this Nature 5-part Series we’ve been watching on PBS called “Spy in the Wild“.
It appears that people are making little animatronics cameras disguised as animals and placing them in the wild to spy on real animals. So far there’s been a Spy Macaw, a Spy Sloth, a Spy Bushbaby, a Spy Squirrel, a Spy Tortoise, a Spy Orangutan and a Spy Hippo! I can’t decide which one I liked the most although the Bushbaby was really cool because the monkeys couldn’t figure out how to get it out of the log to eat it. ZuZu liked the one with the Spy termite hill because it involved chimps eating bugs. She loves bugs! Ugh! And Mom liked the prairie dogs because they kissed. Yuk!
The original series was on the BBC and narrated by David Tennant (You know him- Dr. Who #10). I guess when they brought it to PBS, they thought Americans wouldn’t be able to understand a real British accent, so they didn’t use his voice. “Pip, Pip, Cherio, Old Chap. Could you pour me a cuppa, Dearie?” and “Bob’s yer Uncle! Where’s yer loo, Duckie?” (We watch a lot of English comedy and mystery series around here. The Brits tend to be dog enthusiasts and so, it’s not exactly my cuppa tea.)
I would love to plant a lens in the middle of ZuZu’s forehead and send her out into the wild.
But I digress.
Well, here we are in my office, safe from the outside elements and I’m helping mom with her blog post and thinking about what I can share with my fan club. I was watching a video of my favorite cat, Maru, and it occurred to me that he gets himself into some really tight spots.
I find myself sitting by the computer, talking to him; explaining how he needs to get himself an advisor who’ll counsel him to make better decisions. I know he can’t hear me, but it makes me feel a bit better about the whole situation. Kind of like when Mom is offering her advice to the orange-faced man on tv, only without the howling, the hair pulling and the gnashing of teeth. Sometimes Dad puts his hands over my ears because, in case you’re not aware, THAT WOMAN HAS QUITE AN EXTENSIVE VOCABULARY ! (And not the words you can use in public.)
I just had a brilliant thought: What if I asked some of my many fan club followers what they’d like to hear about? I’m a vast store of knowledge and always willing to share my opinions. If there’s anything you might like me to explain to you, please feel free to write a comment. Jungian Philosophy, Hairball Remedies, Human Frailties, Catnip Addiction, Self-Absorption, Famous Authors, Literary Quotes and of course, Cat Videos are some of my specialties. Remember – I’m always here for you!
I love what she’s doing with the place. Who says you can’t get good help now-a-days?
Now, I must have some alone time. Your presence is no longer needed. Have a great week!