THE CATNIP DIARIES

 

THE CATNIP DIARIES

The First Year

(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.

PATCHES IS A SNITCH! 

Patches has seen me many times on top of the fireplace. I think he is jealous that I can jump that far and he can barely get up onto a chair. Even the bed is a problem for him, but since he likes to sleep on the bed, he uses every muscle he has to get up on top of it.

I sing to myself “Patches is a fattie, Patches is a fattie, Patches is a.....”. Every once in a while it comes out of my mouth and Patches pouts. So I guess I shouldn't be surprised that he has become a SNITCH. (Tit for tat? – whatever.)

Patches watched me yesterday as I did my Superman jump and got up on the fireplace mantle. He sat and smiled at me as he did his little growling thing. I wasn't paying attention and Mommie came running when he did a real mournful m-e-e-o-o-w.

AH, HA!!” Mommie screamed when she saw me on the fireplace. “GOTCHA, you big fat cat. Get off the fireplace!!” (Later she and Uncle Tom found their treasures behind it.) I couldn't believe that Patches had figured out a way to tell on me. And, I was stupid enough not to notice the signs.

“...big fat cat.” Now that hurt! No wonder Patches pouts. I guess I should be nicer to him and quit commenting on his weight.

Jan. 5, 2015
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MOMMIE | Reply 16.01.2015 11.39

I checked with the web server and was told the snow flakes were only temporary and they don't have any other options. I am sad too.

Benji | Reply 06.01.2015 10.50

What happened to the snowflakes? I really liked it when my mama ran the pointer over the screen. I am 5 years old and my mama wrote this for me.

Amber | Reply 23.12.2014 13.21

Neato! The snow flakes move when the pointer does
I see that the pointer drops snow flakes whenever it moves. My Mommie wrote this for me. I'm 6 years old.

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16.01 | 11:39

I checked with the web server and was told the snow flakes were only temporary and they don't have any other options. I am sad too.

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06.01 | 10:50

What happened to the snowflakes? I really liked it when my mama ran the pointer over the screen. I am 5 years old and my mama wrote this for me.

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30.12 | 10:45

When are you going to get that Puppy? I'm praying for you.

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23.12 | 13:21

Neato! The snow flakes move when the pointer does
I see that the pointer drops snow flakes whenever it moves. My Mommie wrote this for me. I'm 6 years old.

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