THE CATNIP DIARIES

 

THE CATNIP DIARIES

The First Years

(Copyright 2013-2015)

With

Sparkles and Mommie

PREFACE

This book was written by Sparkles (the cat) with Mommie’s help.  All ideas and entries are from the mind of Sparkles.  Side commentary is by Mommie.

When Mommie talks or has her ideas they will be in italics.  Everything else is MINE!

JULY

It was a regular Tuesday at the Pound.  I heard Mommie tell the caretaker she wanted an adult female cat that purred.  She walked right past me.  Luckily for me there were only two such animals in the shelter and neither of the cats measured up to her purring standards.  On her way out Mommie glanced at me and stuck her little finger into the cage – I guess to tease me or something.  That’s when I went into my LOUD purring mode. 

“Love at first sight.”   Mommie reached in and held me to be sure the purring didn’t stop.  I could have pur-r-r-r-ed forever if it meant getting out of that prison.  Mommie told the caretaker she wanted a cat today and if I were available she wanted ME.  Just think, someone really wanted me!  I guess she didn’t care that I was only five months old and male.  She just wanted a cat TODAY. 

In the office when Mommie was filling out the papers, she asked if I had a name.  Of course I had a name, I just didn’t know what it was.  Mommie took another look at me as I scurried under the desks looking for something, anything, to go for a run away from the cage.  Mommie told the caretaker about someone called Woffier* and then she said I brought a sparkle to her eyes, so she called me Sparkles which sounded good to me.

*Woffier was Mommie’s beloved 11-year old German Shepherd who died six weeks earlier.  Mommie was really sad about that.

MOMMIE CHEATED ON ME 

I don't like to spread gossip, but Mommie cheated on me.

I looked out the window and there she was - petting Loud Mouth. I don't know what she sees in that loathsome character. I am going to have to work on my purring because apparently he purrs louder than I do. I haven't heard him purr, but if Mommie says he does, then I guess he does.

There she was rubbing his belly and cooing to him. Mommie coos to me too and I know exactly what each coo means. She was saying the same things to HIM. Mommie actually invited that good-for-nothing old coot into the house. And, he came in!!! But as soon as he saw me he ran for his life out the door.

It breaks every internal rule I have, but I am going to have to ask Patches for help. Patches doesn't like him either but for a different reason. Patches doesn't care whether Mommie pets him or not. All he cares about is his food. And, that slouch, Loud Mouth, ate all of the food Mommie set outside (he he). Sometimes Patches uses the outdoor food for snacks. So now Patches is mad too.

Mommie suspected what I was going to do, so she decided only one of us could be outside with Loud Mouth at any time. She knows that Loud Mouth is bigger than me, but together Patches and I could do a number on him.

I know Mommie loves me, but she is MY Mommie. Loud Mouth can't have her!

THE TWINS – AGAIN!! 

Its been a while since Keith (bacon) and Kevin (tuna) came over for a visit, so I was happy to see them again yesterday. Well, sort of happy.

Since Big Mouth has been hanging around the house, they started trying to catch him to play with him. Big Mouth was having none of that. He kept coming my way hoping (I think) that the boys would jump on me instead of him. How right he was!

Kevin held me down while Keith petted me and tried to pull my tail. I let out a LOUD wail when he pulled too hard on it. Kevin dropped me down the steps and Keith tripped over me as I fell to the ground. When they went crying to Mommie, it was I who got blamed.

Mommie looked at me and decided I should be nice to the boys; after all they were visitors. I tried very hard to be nice, but it just wasn't going to be in the picture. I climbed up the tree on the east side of the house and hid there until they went home.

When I wasn't available, Patches happened onto the scene. Patches is so big and fat there was enough cat for both of them to pet. That seemed to work out better.

After the boys left, Patches gave me a lecture that I don't think Mommie would even be able to handle. He said if I ever did that to him again, he would see to it that he would tell on me for everything I did – especially the bad stuff. Of course, I have never heard him tell on me about the good (?) stuff I do.

Mommie was upset with me and very happy with Patches. I know Mommie loves me anyway.

 

Aug. 13, 2015
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EMMA'S MOMMY | Reply 23.08.2015 12.06

Sparkles is too cute. I wish he were my kitty. My mommy wrote this for me. I am 6 years old. Emma, age 6 from Missouri.

Emma | Reply 22.08.2015 13.06

Hi Sparkles. When will we get to see your picture? My Mommy wrote this for me. Emma, age 7 from Arizona.

ELSIE FROM KANSAS | Reply 27.07.2015 19.55

Keep the stories coming. I know Sparkles gets into lots of trouble.

Jason from Maine | Reply 10.07.2015 20.20

Good to see new stories. I was beginning to think Sparkles had given up being cute!

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23.08 | 12:06

Sparkles is too cute. I wish he were my kitty. My mommy wrote this for me. I am 6 years old. Emma, age 6 from Missouri.

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22.08 | 13:06

Hi Sparkles. When will we get to see your picture? My Mommy wrote this for me. Emma, age 7 from Arizona.

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27.07 | 19:55

Keep the stories coming. I know Sparkles gets into lots of trouble.

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10.07 | 20:20

Good to see new stories. I was beginning to think Sparkles had given up being cute!

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