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I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Lynettea told me I am very controlling. I was surprised she noticed at last and feel quite flattered.
I have at last got her used to sleeping on the other side of the bed and she didn't even complain last night when she had to get out onto the cold floor without the mat. The mat is on my side of the bed. I used to sleep on the other side of the bed, but find the new side much more comfortable, especially as the mat is warmer on my paws if I have to get up.
I don't usually have to get up until Lynettea makes up my daybed for me on top of the bed with my heated Snugglesafe and futon. I don't really see the point in this, as I could stay in bed all day under my polar fleece blanket.
This is a picture of me supervising Lynettea through the open door. You need to biggify it to see me properly in all my furry glory. I feel sorry for humans without any fur in this weather.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Roses - did I get any? No

I finally got a rose photo from Lynettea's ginko at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. But she didn't bring me any roses.
'Well, here is a nice photo for you, Diamond of some roses.'
'You can't smell digital photos,' I said, 'they don't even smell of photo paper. And the computer doesn't smell attractive. It smells like metals and I don't think too much of that glowing light can be good for you. Not if you use the computer all the time. Perhaps if you let me have a go now and then you wouldn't strain your eyes!'
Here is a photo of the Bicentennial Conservatory. There were no cats in there, although they do have some birds and some butterflies. Cats weren't even allowed to buy tickets to go in.
Lynettea saw a tiny dog on the bus today. I wonder if cats are allowed to buy tickets to go on the bus.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Not allowed to play?

not allowed to play with rats, snatched away from lizards, no butterflies to bat. does she think i can be amused by neon coloured flannel mice and feathers on a stick? NOT ALLOWED to touch the fish in MY POND, best if you don't jump over the fence Diamond, trees and vines are not meant as playgrounds DIAMOND. If you eat that grass you will probably throw up Diamond. DO NOT PRETEND TO BE A JAGUAR, DIAMOND OR YOU WILL KNOCK ME OVER.
It's not much fun around here. Well I do get plenty of DIET food and water and my fur brushed a couple times a day, and she carries me round when I want (often) and heats up my snugglesafe warming pad and puts it on my futon for me to sleep. And sometimes we go outside with me controlling her on the lead - which is a lot of work for me, I must say. Sometimes I feel like running off on my own, ignoring my responsibility, even if I am generally a 'caring cat'.

And I don't get to post on my blog much. Do you think this necklace is too feminine for me?

Monday, May 24, 2010

No Rat in the Morning

We stayed in the bedroom all night with the door shut and in the morning the rat had gone. So I can't even have rat friends in the house now?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

a BAD situation

Just a quick note to say I am trapped in the hallway. Lynettea has shut the door into the kitchen. She saw me having a game with the RAT under the kitchen table. Unfortunately the RAT ran behind the stove. I was watching for it to come out, but Lynettea decided we would have to come into the front of the house. I have been waiting for her to open the door for hours ........

Sunday, May 9, 2010

the quick cat

Lynettea wrote me a haiku, but I don't know if it is satisfactory as an apology. It seems a bit equivocal.

the quick cat
almost catches a moth
autumn twilight

I have just given her a sharp signal that I am ready for bed. My snugglesafe warmer has been freshly heated and I have some soft wheatbags around it.
Thank you for your other suggestions. I will see if Lynettea does any of them. She is not easy to train.

I will try to get some of her pictures she took at her ginko on Saturday at the Botanic Gardens. She said all the roses in the Rose Garden were flowering. I had to stay home. No cats are allowed in the Botanic Gardens - another example of discrimination against cats.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I saw her using my name

Lynettea thought I was asleep, but she didn't notice I had one eye open and I could see she was using my name on another blog.

She got an awardie for a haiku about the April moon. I was surprised, first to see that she had written on the moon, which we know is my subject, and that she dared to use my picture in her comments.

I will have to think of some punishment. Any suggestions? (not too cruel). I don't want to be thought of as Cruella Diamond.