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.

 

THE BIG SNOW STORM 

The weather forecaster on the radio said it snowed at least a foot. It must be someone with a bigger foot than mine because I sank down into the snow all the way to the bottom and I couldn't see over the edge. I wonder whose foot they used to measure it.

Patches and I went outside to play. We ran into Loud Mouth and my double* who were playing a game of tag. Since we all had to jump from one spot to another the odds of catching each other were not good. Since me and my double were smaller we could hide in our little snow forts. But the two giants, Patches and Loud Mouth could use their strength to jump from one spot to another.

After a while we all tired out from the snow and laid down and made snow cat angels. Because my double and me were lighter we could actually lie on top of the snow and make pretty angels. The two big lugs were too heavy and they sank into the snow. Mommie said my angel was the prettiest.

When Mommie called Patches and me into the house for “refreshments” the other two vanished into their secret hiding place together. I wonder if something romantic isn't going on between those two – I saw them getting cozy after our playtime. Hmmm.

*Last winter Mommie found a girl cat who looks just like me.

 

USED BREAD??? 

Before Mommie went to town yesterday she said she was going to the Used Bread store to buy Patches and me some treats. She said they would be a lot cheaper there than at WalMart.

Mommie, are you crazy? Who wants Used Bread? Mommie calmed me down when she said the Used Bread store carries bakery items (and some pet treats) which are out-of-date and cannot be sold in a regular store. She also said “most people call them day-old bakeries, but I like the sound of Used Bread.”

Patches and I each have our own food dishes, but the same water dish. However sneaky Patches sometimes eats out of MY dish and I can tell. (Who couldn't smell that old coot's saliva on MY food?) Mommie doesn't understand when I refuse to eat the rest of my food when I can smell Patches' slobbers on it. To me, that is real Used Food.

Mommie does have a special dish – just for me where Patches can't get to very easily – on top of the vanity in the bathroom. Of course, Patches gets his own dish full and also mine when I refuse to eat the leftovers he leaves in MY dish. Patches knows he can't get my special dish because he gets my regular dish full.

I guess Patches is smarter than I thought. Hmmmm.

 

 

THE PAGES ARE BEING REVISED FOR PUBLICATION - THANKS FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

Jan. 29, 2016
Mommie sent the last update to the publishers yesterday. The publishers say it should be out by April or May.

There are ten new stories in the book to be published than there are here on this website. If you want a copy of those episodes, please leave your name and email address on the "Guest Book" page. Look forward to hearing from you.
Jan. 23, 2016
THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: The inspiration for this book and this site is noted on page two of this site.
Jan. 29, 2016
Winter Is Almost Here!!!

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TO OUR NEW READERS:

To get the most out of your reading, please note that some of the daily diary entries might not make much sense unless you start at the beginning of the diary at DIARY BEGINS HERE. The top entry on this page is the beginning of the diary, the story just above this is the latest entry. 

At least two diary entries are added each week.

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Shirley M. | Reply 11.01.2016 14.19

Let us know when we can get a copy of your book. Thanks.

George F. From New Mexico. | Reply 24.10.2015 10.13

Hope Mommie's hamstring gets better soon. Had one myself so I know how much it hurts.

Bella | Reply 22.09.2015 12.28

I think the GPS story is the best. Keep 'em coming.

Missy from Tennessee | Reply 18.09.2015 11.00

Sometimes my little brother upsets me, just like Patches does to Sparkles. Mommies have big hearts and can love two babies at the same time.

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11.01 | 14:19

Let us know when we can get a copy of your book. Thanks.

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24.10 | 10:13

Hope Mommie's hamstring gets better soon. Had one myself so I know how much it hurts.

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22.09 | 12:28

I think the GPS story is the best. Keep 'em coming.

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18.09 | 11:00

Sometimes my little brother upsets me, just like Patches does to Sparkles. Mommies have big hearts and can love two babies at the same time.

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