Friday 29 April 2016

Drat. He Got Me

I should have known, I should have remembered, too many easy Dreamies has a cost and a consequence.

Drat. He got me and put me in the box. I'd totally forgotten I had to go to the Doctors today after managing to side step it earlier on in the week.

River was not impressed and barked at Daddy to let me out.

He didn't and River was no help in helping me escape she just kept on jumping backwards in circles getting herself all excited.

I knew I couldn't escape and just needed to accept the inevitable. I was going to the Doctors.

I don't mind it when I'm actually there, they are nice and the injections they give me don;t hurt me one bit. I just hate the box and the journey.

Still it was soon over and back home where River had been waiting for us to return in the window the whole time.

She loves a box.

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Tuesday 26 April 2016

I Had Totally Forgotten

I had totally forgotten today was Daddies birthday until I heard River catwalling her version of Happy Birthday so I decided I'd better make an appearance.
Wish him a fabulous Happy Birthday and all that. I went and had a lay down on the table amongst the bric-a-brac and had a little snooze, waiting for my mid morning Dreamies drop when all of a sudden great noise and casternation from outside.
Up to the window I jumped in time to see a load of men with poles in their hands coming up the path.

Such noise for an hour or so and ta dah! All that for one roof tile come off in the storm last month.

Oh hi Nadia! eaten anything yet? 

I then had a lovely afternoon asleep on the bed upstairs, all on my own, all by myself. As I smelt dinner being cooked I decided to return to the fold to be greeted by a very excited River with tales of her adventures that day and some art installation that's been put in.

No idea what she's banging on about, very rarely do but I do love her so.

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Monday 25 April 2016

That's That Little Emergency Taken Care Off

Well there's that little emergency taken care off.

The day started off a little strange. Both my daddies are home today, it's daddies birthday tomorrow so he's got the week off and today was a lazy beginning.

I should have realised something was amiss when I was allowed to jump up on the bed and cuddle in with Daddy and River when my other Daddy had a bath.

Straight down he went after the bath, I followed it's always best to catch him when he's tired he's more likely to dish up a generous portion of Dreamies without much arguing.

Today I was a little slower than normal, I didn't have to lead him, straight to the Dreamies box he went to and tipped the entire contents on the floor.

I looked at him surprised, no he hadn't slipped he meant it they were all for me, I got a confirming head rub.

That's when I knew something was amiss. He went straight to the back door and out to the garage. I scoffed down the Dreamies, there was also always the chance that River would hear the packet rattle, she often does and then comes and eats half my bounty so I had added motivation to get them down my neck. I didn't lose all sense lost on a Dreamies high so as quickly as I could I jumped up on the table amongst all the bric-a-brac, that's when it happened.

In his hand the box to go to the Doctor's in!

I was on my toes, no way, nope, nada, do one! I'm not going back in that contraption, I don't mind the Doctor, they're alright it's the box and the journey scares the crap outta me.

I hid very well, he didn't find me although he went all around the house twice, lifting things and banging, rattling another Dreamies bag. I'm not stupid you can't outwit a cat with such temptations, although the temptation is great.

Now I've heard him rebook for Friday I'll come out and claim those Dreamies on offer and as for Friday, we'll see.

Sunday 24 April 2016

Mysterious Girl

Everyone went out for the afternoon and left me indoors alone with Nadia.

bless her she's lovely but she don't speak much and tucks her head in any time I go near, not sure we're bonding properly but there's only so much one can do.

Anyway I had a sleep and then a bit of an afternoon stretch outside and who was there, not the biggest surprise of the week, Sofia!

She didn't stick around which is a shame as I would have liked to talk to her, get to know her a bit better she seems mysterious,

Oh oh oh, oh, oh, oh
Mysterious girl
I wanna get close to you

Ooh better go River's just come in and seems determined to have a tussle!

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Friday 22 April 2016

I Really Must Remember

Ooh that made me jump.

I really must remember Nadia's awake again and sleep up high because to feel a little claw scrap your back when you're asleep on the floor really does not help the old heart rate or the chilled out factor I'd been perfecting all morning.

Wednesday 20 April 2016

Plan B Is In Operation

I've finally caught up with Mogsie.

He was out in his garden enjoying the last ray of the days sun, it's been a sunny one, when I called over to him Daddy had the window open so I didn't have to shout loud.

"Hey." He called back to my hello, "How you doing?"

How am I doing? How am I doing? I could have shouted even louder at him. I've been waiting ages for him to let me know what was going on and now that Doublay had disappeared I was doubly incensed and I told him so in no uncertain terms.

Mogsie just smiled back at me. "It's OK David, no need to worry about Doublay, we've got him tucked away in a safe house."

I wasn't expecting that and I think the look on my face gave it away and Mogsie smiled again.

"Oh little David-Shiro, trust me I have everything under control, OK there was a little hiccup in my original plan to infiltrate The New Cat Crew but as it turned out Doublay getting busted as a double agent has worked in our favour."

"Our favour?" I shrugged my shoulder, "I don't understand."

Mogise licked a paw.

"It's got them rattled, they think they are the only one's who can play games. They're not."

I thought for a moment trying to understand what he was getting at, my face gave it away again, I must practise a poker face.

"It only takes the suspicion of mistrust to create dissension amongst the ranks. what better way than to destroy this new gang than to get them all suspicious of each other."

"But," I interrupted, "Sofia has been around and she's worried about her brother Milo, he's being bullied by Flash and Foxy and the others."

"I know." Mogsie shifted his weight from one side to another, "And it is concerning but I'm keeping an eye on the situation and will step in if need be but trust me at the moment just for a little while longer, Plan B is in operation and going exactly as I hoped!"

Tuesday 19 April 2016

She's Got A Very Pretty Smile

Sofia's just been around again.

I didn't get the chance to speak to her, it's getting late and Daddy has closed all the windows but I saw her looking up at my window.

I waved and she waved and smiled back. She's got a very pretty smile. I wonder what she wanted?

Monday 18 April 2016

I Just Had A Surprise Visitor

I just had a surprise visitor.

I was just taking my constitutional grass meal when I heard a noise behind me. I turned, not knowing what to expect and there sitting on the wall at the back of the garden was Sofia.

She smiled at me and ran off.

I really like her, it's a shame she went away so quickly I wouldn't have minded a little chat, she's great to chat to and I wanted to tell her about my dream the other day. Hopefully they'll be an opportunity soon though.

Sunday 17 April 2016

I Heard A Noise Behind Me That Made Me Jump

It's a beautiful day today, it's got a real Spring feel and as everyone was out in the garden sorting things out I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a bit of a chat with The Wiseman. 
I have my plan for dealing with Flash and The New Cat Crew and didn't think it would harm running it by him.

I was just tuning in when I heard a noise behind me that made me jump.
I quickly ran nearer my daddies, they would protect me if anyone had crept into the garden to threaten me. 
But as it turned out I didn't need to worry, it was Nadia the tortoise.

Of course as soon as River realised she sat down for a long catch up as I sat and watched. River knows her better than I do, they've been friends a lot longer than I've lived here so I decided to let them get on with things. I didn't want to overwhelm Nadia, she's spends over half the year asleep so probably needs a while to wake up properly. 

I waited until all the catching up and bathing and feeding was done then made me approach.
But I think I scared her, as soon as I got close she quickly pulled her head in to her body and went all stiff. 
I do hope we get to be better friends this time around, she seems like a very interesting character. 

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Saturday 16 April 2016

You Know What I Did

The new people moving into the street has caused quiet a stir, Chameleon's just gone by to have a nose.

He spotted me looking at him as he went down the side of C's house, put his paw up to his eye and them pointed his paw in my direction, indicating he as watching me.

You know what I did, the same back, no way am I going to give in to this lot of scoundrels.

New People

New people are moving in to E's old house this morning.

I first saw some movement over there yesterday, back and forth with lots of cleaning type things, cars coming and going a lot of activity and I heard my daddies talking saying they wondered what they were like.

I didn't take too much notice I had a lot of other things on my mind and was too distracted but today's a different matter, now that I've had time to calm down.

A big van drew up not that long ago, I'm guessing that's their furniture, and Mogsie has just gone over for a proper inspection. I expect he'll be able to tell if they have a cat moving in with them or not I just hope he comes this way I need to speak to him about all this Flash and Foxy Lectar palaver, and of course he can give me the low down on the new people in the street as well.

Friday 15 April 2016

No Good Decisions Are Made In Anger

You know what, hours later and I'm still livid at the audacity of Flash and his gang, thinking they can try and intimidate me.

I know Mogsie and George are on the case but I'm not sure they've the same sense of urgency as I have regrading this lot. I mean Doublay's missing and since I've spoken to George nothing seems to be happening.

I know they both look out for me, that's not in question, but I just don't seem to be seeing or hearing of any sort of plan.

Maybe I should calm down a bit I know no good decisions are made in anger and I'm too angry at the moment to be thinking straight.

Maybe I should take a leaf out of River's book and not give a monkeys but I guess it's just not in my nature. If I don't hear of a cohesive plan this weekend I'm going to take matters in my own hand, outnumbered or not!

I Won't Have It, I Simply Won't Have It

I won't have it, I simply won't have it!

Flash is there now, at the back of the garden hiding behind the screen, staring at me as I sit on the table amongst the bric-a-brac.

I hissed at him and he just laughed and jumped up into Squirrel Tree, probably to try and scare them too.

Who on earth does he think he is? I will not give in to bullies, I simply won't. They want a battle, they've got a a battle. Now I'm mad!

Wednesday 13 April 2016

The Strangest Dream

I've just had the strangest dream, I've never had one like that before.

I was sitting in a field and it was full of flowers, daisies I think. There was a stream sound in the background somewhere I couldn't see it but I could definitely hear it tinkling away. The sun was shining it was so warm on my face and I remember looking up and squinting at the brightness of it until I heard a another sound, soft on the grass, coming towards me. 

I opened my eyes and saw Sofia heading my way smiling and I smiled back. It was a lovely dream and I didn't want it to stop but River started barking at some dog walking by and it woke me up.

I'm going to close my eyes and try and get back to where I was, I was really enjoying it and want to know what happens next. 

Daddy always says dreams have meanings, I wonder what this one means?

Tuesday 12 April 2016

The Best Thing About Spring

You know the best thing about Spring?

Hanging out in the early evening sun with your best friend.

Ahhh chilled out times.

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Monday 11 April 2016

The Right Thing To Do

You know what River never fails to surprise me. 

I was feeling very tired, it's astounding just how tiring all this worrying about things can be, and fancied a lay down when I saw River approaching all wagging tail. I must admit the first thought through my mind was that I really didn't need all her exuberance but then she gently nudged me, licked my face and turned around to tend to Daddy.

I do love her s much, somehow she knows exactly the right thing to do at exactly the right time.

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I'll Let Him Wake First

I'm keeping a bit of a watch over Daddy today.

Both my daddies have been ill over the weekend but amazingly one of them has gone to work today, the other's laying on a duvet on the floor. I'm taking over nursing duties, River was at it constantly yesterday and she's pooped out today bless her.

It also gives me plenty of time to keep a watch out for George, no sign of him since our conversation on Saturday, no sign of Mogsie, Foxy or any of the New Cat Crew either. I prefer it when things are quiet although it does also make me suspicious, guess that's my cat caution kicking in.

Still at least I can feel useful indoors, I wonder if Daddy needs a face wash, I'll let him wake first.

Saturday 9 April 2016

He Didn't Need To Say That Twice

I know it's a bit of a rainy day but I had to sit in the front window for hours waiting for someone to appear.

Finally just now George sauntered around from the side of C's house, he was going for an early evening walk he said, it was lucky you passed by I said to him and I sat down and told him all about my conversation this afternoon with Sofia.

He just sat nodding as I explained everything that she had said, the water in his eye growing a little larger than normal when I got to the point about Doublay disappearing.

He told me not to worry but it was probably best if I kept inside for the rest of the day and to make double sure River stayed in as well, he said he would come back to me after speaking to Mogsie before reiterating to stay indoors.

He didn't need to say that twice.


The Daddies have taken River out for a ride, Daddy is getting used to driving now he's passed his driving test and they are always out. Still it gives me plenty of time on my own to just do my thing and my thing this afternoon was to have a little stroll around the back garden.

I was having a little sniff up by The Wiseman when all of a sudden from behind me;


I turned around, eyes darting from left to right but I couldn't see anything.


There hiding in amongst some of the bushes I saw a rather pretty little cat looking back at me.

"What you doing in my garden?" I was a little surprised at the audacity of coming in uninvited, although I must admit to doing the same to others myself.

""Quick come here." She whispered, "I don't have much time."

I quickly ran over.

"Who are you?" I'd never seen her before.

"Are you David-Shiro?" 

I nodded

"I'm Sofia, I'm Milo's sister, I don't know if you know him too well."

I shook my head.

"He's white and tortoise shelled coloured, he said he came over a while ago, you may remember."

I scanned my memory, yes a vague recollection came to mind of the cat that just sat at the back of the garden staring at me.

"Yes, I think I know who you are talking about." I sat down opposite her, not relaxed but not threatening either.

"I haven't got much time, I'm taking a great risk coming here during the daylight but I needed to speak to you."

"Go on." I nodded at her.

"You are in great danger."

The fir on the back of my neck stood up, my leg muscles tensed ready to pounce.

"Milo has been bullied by Flash to join his gang. It's not something he wants to do but there's a fox and he's petrified of foxes who's also in the gang."

"Yes I know him." I felt a bit sick. "Are you in the gang?"

"No." Sofia shook her head, "Although they are threatening him and he's going along with it to protect me, sexist bunch don't want a girl in the gang not that I want to be a part of their rubbish but they've said to Milo they'll come after me unless he does what they say."

I was beginning to feel a bit sorry for her. I was lucky I was under the protection of Catworld and had some good friends around here looking out for me but they seemed a bit out on their own.

"The thing is Milo overheard them and they say you owe them something and they've waited long enough for you to part with it."

"Yes," I interrupted, "I know what you are taking about."

"Milo wanted to warn you they are planning a raid or something, he's very scared but too scared of them to not go along with their plan."

"Do you know when?" I moved a little closer, she had lovely eyes and I wanted a closer look.

"No," She shook her head, "but he doesn't think it's too far away, the fox has been snooping around the past few nights."

I haven't seen him." I replied. Sofia just looked back.

"I'm sorry I don't have any more details and I can't stay long, you never know who's watching."

"Thank you for letting me know, is there anything I can do to help you?"

I wasn't sure if I noticed a slight watering of her eye or not but I couldn't stop looking at them.

"Make all this go away." She smiled. I smiled back.

"There's other cats around her who can help you, we look out for each other around here."

A sadness spread across her face.

"The last person who tried to help me and Milo recently, well..." she bent her head down, "Well I've not seen him since."

My ears pricked up. I felt a little sick again.

"Who was that?"

"Doublay he was called. He was nice."

OMG it was only at that moment that I realised I hadn't seen him for a while, not since he agreed to try and infiltrate The New Cat Crew.

"What happened to him?" I stood up.

"I don't know. Chameleon caught him and Milo talking and I've not seen him since."

Sofia looked around nervously, "I thought I'd better let you know but I can't hang around, we could be being watched and I don't want to put Milo in any more peril."

"I understand," I said, "Listen I'll walk off and if anyone is watching us they'll probably carry on watching me and then when you think the coast is clear go up there that way past Squirrel Tree."

Sofia nodded and I got up and started to walk away back to the house, I must tell Mogsie and George as soon as I could find them.

I turned to look back at Sofia. "Thank you." I smiled.

She smiled back and ducked her head down back into the bush. She sure did have a pretty smile too.

Small Mercies

Nice to see Craig out and about.

It's been ages since we've had a proper catch up and I was hoping for one when I spotted him collecting some monkey nuts Daddy had left out for him on the back wall. Unfortunately it wasn't meant to be for as soon as I started to make my way out to him a sudden clap of thunder came from the sky and scared the living wits out of him and off he ran back to Squirrel Tree.

I'm guessing by the look of the weather that we're in for a rainy day, still at least it means River won't be out trying to pinch all this monkey nuts for herself, small mercies and all that.

Thursday 7 April 2016

Foot In Mouth

Ah, there's nothing like a bit of cat yoga to de-stress.

This one I call foot in mouth, I just need to limber up a bit more to fully achieve the desired effect, still I'm getting there.

Tuesday 5 April 2016

He Doesn't Approve

OK River if you wanna play boxing we're play boxing but you're taking the flack if Daddy catches us you know he doesn't approve.

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Monday 4 April 2016

That's A Relief

Oh what was that?

Something's out there, out in the back garden.

It's late, a bit late for callers.

I'm going to have a look, I'm so glad Daddy is out here in the kitchen with me.

Yes I', going to put just my head out the cat flap, have a bit of a nose around, can easily dart back in that way, if there's any danger.



Phew, no one there that's a relief.

Sunday 3 April 2016

All In All A Productive Experiment

I have no idea what everyone else is up to River and both my daddies have been gone out all of the day.

I'm used to them popping out for the odd hour so I spent the first hour just asleep, well dozing in the window waiting for them to come back. I was a little surprised when the second hour came and still no sign.

I wandered up to my dinner plate, a few crunchies had been left for me so I had a bit to eat and then wandered outside, it's such a lovely warm day a shame to waste it inside.

I had a look around to see if anyone was around, they weren't so I decided to search around to see if Foxy or Flash or any of the New Cat Crew had been digging around in the garden overnight, they hadn't.

By this time they've been gone, well at least three hours, and I was getting bored so decided to go searching. searching for Nadia. I overheard my daddies the other day saying it was getting very close to the time that she woke up after her Winter sleep.

I haven't found her yet but I have found a bit of tissue, a button and some twigs ff the tree from the storm the other night, all in all a productive experiment.

Friday 1 April 2016


Daddy is home.


Now we can all relax, now River's relaxed.

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Not Bad Off The Top Of My Head

I hear it's my nannies birthday today River just told me, she would have been 82 years old. Wow! Well that deserves a song I think.

*Clears throat*

Happy birthday to you
You are now 82
Happy birthday dear nanny
From River, me too x

Um not bad off the top of my head, but that's a cat for you, inventive.