Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Ishi or Isn't He? (Old enough to go outside)

Good morning. Ishi again. I had to make a trip to the vet last week to get my shots. I was so excited! I thought once I got my shots I would be able to go outside all the time whenever I felt like it.
Fat chance... It turns out I am not as old as I thought I was. I really feel grown up, but I guess I am not yet 4 months old. So I only got my distemper and leukemia shots, I wasn't old enough for the rabies shot yet. So in October I have to go back and get the rabies shot and boosters for the others. THEN I get to go outside all I want!

I am still trying to get out there when mom isn't looking. Problem is, she is ALWAYS looking. Last night she opened the slider to the deck to give Robbi (my corgi brother) a rib bone. I know mom is kind of slow 'cause of her hip and has to use her cane, so I was really sneaky and ran out while she was tossing the treat to Robbi. I had some fun for a little while. She can't run and catch me. Ha ha!

I have to admit not long after that she tricked me into coming in with some "numbles". That is what we call canned cat food around here. I guess I was ready to come in anyway...

Until I grow up, I enjoy relaxing in some of my favorite spots inside, especially if they are by a window or a door. I like to be either where there is a patch of warm sunlight, or a view to outdoors.

I either nap or contemplate what is to come in my future. I have so much to learn and do. I haven't eaten a gopher yet. I am really looking forward to that.

This is one of my favorite places in the dining room. It is usually quiet and I can get my sunbath without too much interference. If I get bored I can always try to knock the houseplants out of the windowsill. I managed to get one down the other day and it was a lot of fun. The dirt went all over the rug in a nice mess and the pot ended up under the table where mom couldn't get to it, and dad had to get it for her. A job well done!

Look at how innocent I look! I really am a good kitty, honest.

I just want to be out there, chasing the leaves as they flutter along the ground, playing soccer with the acorns, making sure the woodpile is free of mice.

I am learning a lot around here. I have gotten pretty good at cleaning up. I need it often, because I get rather messed up when I roughhouse with Robbi. But more about that later.

Sometimes I get distracted from my relaxing because I have so many things to do. And if Chessie walks by I always need to attack him. I have to be ready for any event. Sometimes all of a sudden my dad might make a slithery move while he is sitting in his chair and I have to run over and jump on his head.

But first things first.

I have been thinking of starting a Cat-tha Yoga class, because I am so good at it and Chessie and Luna definitely need to learn some relaxation techniques. They seem to be so wound up all the time.

I call this pose "Just caught bullfrog". I am still perfecting it. When done right it is very refreshing to the senses and also sometimes X rated.

Don't forget, at all times while you are keeping your poses, you need to be ready for a quick get-away in case the door opens.

An occasional extra limb comes in handy. Here I use my mom's arm as a base for push off as I begin my move.

Ah... purrfectly heavenly.

Robbi doesn't do yoga, so we usually manage to get in a good physical workout every evening. I like to start out by giving him a belly rub.

Always use your back legs and kick wildly against the tummy. Make sure your claws are out.

This is so much fun. Who new that exercise could be so enjoyable! I love to massage his neck ruff I think he likes it too.

Somehow I always end up in his mouth, and I am all slimy afterwards with slobber. But he helps me out by licking me off, face and all.

I don't know what Robbi did without me. Chessie and Luna won't play with him. He is so glad I came to live here. We even sleep together sometimes. We are best friends.

Of course all good things must come to an end. Sometimes I need to get away by myself. Robbi isn't allowed on the furniture, so I can find a private spot on the loveseat when I need a break.

Well, I will leave you now. I have some growing up to do, so I will settle down in one of my special places amd watch the outside to see what I am missing.


Heidi Ann said...

I can't wait to meet this smart little kitty who isn't quite old enough.....yet.
I enjoyed reading his little tail - I mean tale.

Paul Duca said...

I understand that you really shouldn't let cats city or country there are different dangers for free-roaming cats.

Debbie V. said...

Cute kitty and corgi!
I've thought about getting a kitty again and our corgi Heidi (!) would love it. But I'm just not ready to deal with a litter box again.

moonshinejunkyard said...

oh my goodness, what a little wonder sprite! his antics remind me soooo much of my billy! ishi, you are quite the little handful and cute as a button. glad you're ready for anything, it's a busy life for a kitten ;) i wish my billy had a friend as playful and nice as robbi.

Andy's Attic said...

Ishi, you are one lucky kitten!! You have playmates and you have a mom that watches over you and lots of sunshine to rest in. I have my own yoga postitions that I have perfected (I am 13) and will teach you how to do them if ever meet!!

Sponge Curlers and Cupcakes said...

What an ADORABLE blog today! I adore the furbabies & you have done a wonderful job of giving us a day in the life of Ishi. And I'm so jealous - you have a Corgi! I've always wanted one - they are the sweetest and besides, having one makes one sort of "queen-like doesn't it? ;- ) Beautiful blog, beautiful pictures, beautiful furkids - and a beautiful heart that loves them. I'll look forward to the further adventures of Ishi.