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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Thank you to my kitty friends who dropped by today. I will try to visit you as soon as I can. Lynettea had to be out a lot of today, including this evening, so she hasn't even let me have a photo to put on my blog. I haven't been able to visit most of my friends for a while, so I hope you will forgive me.
Today started off with a big storm. Rain came gushing down and I stayed hiding under my blanket on my big bed until noon, when Lynettea suddenly made me get up. She said she wanted to make the bed before she went out.
Why did she have to go out on my birthday?
She had written something about me in Japanese that she was taking to her Japanese class. When her teacher saw what Lynettea had written she said, ' you have used the wrong verb for Diamond!!!' It turns out that Lynettea had used the verb for an object not a living creature. Well, what an insult.
Fortunately for me I was resting quietly at home on my heated pad, so was not upset.
When Lynettea got home she served me several helpings of my evening meal before she went out again.
She is watching every bite and sometimes says,'bite and chew, Diamond! Don't just lick at your food.' I have little privacy nowadays.
I must go back to having more of my nap. I hope we go to bed soon as it is already late.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My Birthday on 28th September

I will be fifteen years old tomorrow. We aren't having a special party, as Lynettea says she doesn't know what to give me. I am not eating all that much, so I don't have any special treat foods that she could give me.

I am sure she will give me a big hug. And take me outside for a sit if there is any sunshine. Today was nice and I lolled on the path for a while when Lynettea was doing outside type things such as bringing in the washing and watering the plants in the pots. Then she sat in the garden chair and rested while I did some more lolling about. Then she picked me up and carried me down the street a bit to see Orla looking at us through the gate next door.
I haven't been able to wear my halter for a little while because Lynettea doesn't want to scrape at the wound or get it rubbed. It is nearly better, she says, although she can still see a bit of dried blood.

So she decided she would carry me around outside on the footpath instead of me walking. I don't mind going to see Orla. Orla is always excited to see us and whirls around and around and wags her tail. We don't stay very long.

If anyone wants to drop by tomorrow they would be most welcome.
Happy Birthday to any other cat who is also celebrating their special day.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I can't see the wound

I can't twist my neck to see my WOUND, but Lynettea had a good look at it for me so I could let everyone know. It seems to be healing over okay, she said, but she noticed there was a little bit of blood this morning. I must have been rubbing at the bits that had crusted over. I can't let you know exactly how I got the wound, as Lynettea has taken to checking my blog recently and I haven't told her yet. I hope she will stop checking my blog all the time.

She had an afternoon tea with some friends from her haiku group at the Museum on Thursday and  also some visitors from Interstate (Near Sydney - where I went BY MYSELF on the plane) and from Brisbane in Queensland. I am telling you this because the visitor from Queensland couldn't believe that I was capable of running my own blog.

Lynettea couldn't believe so many cats were interested in my welfare. I tell you if it wasn't for the support of my kitty friends I would just fade away. I am just about to be offered some food, so must go now.

Thank you to all the generous kitties who have offered their well wishes to me.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Rushed to My Veterinary Surgeon

What a nasty surprise! Lynettea was feeling my neck when she discovered I had a wound. She rang up my Vet staff straight away and then phoned a taxi. Before you could say 'one thousand kittens' very quickly a few hundred times, we were in the taxi and speeding down the road to My Vet. My usual Veterinary Surgeon was busy, but I had an appointment with one of the others, who felt me all over and then jabbed me with a needle. It stung a bit, so I winced and cried out (not loudly, as I have to be stoic like a gentlecat). My weight has got less, so Lynettea says I will have to eat up or I will fade away to nothing.

Then we took another taxi back home. This taxi driver started to drive the wrong way, which worried me a bit, but Lynettea was very alert (for once) and told him to go the other way. He went the wrong way several times and as we got near my place Lynettea had to shout 'Stop. Stop', so we could get out. Maybe he couldn't hear too well.

It was good to be home again. I saw two dogs at the Vet. One was a small black spaniel type dog with short legs and flappy ears and the other was a giant pale cream labrador. Fortunately neither of them came near my personal transport module. Lynettea had put a towel over the top of it, but left a gap at the front so I could look out secretly.
I think I will go to bed now and have a rest.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Advertisements and sunshine

You may have noticed someone is putting sneaky ads on my blog without my permission. I found one hovering over my cat widget to day. I was thinking of making a lot of money through ads on my blog, but I decided not to: so where are they coming from?
Today I spent most of the day either lying on my airconditioning unit in the sunshine at the side of the house or lounging on the garden chair. Lynettea was outside, so I could supervise her. Occasionally I lost concentration and fell asleep as the warmth was so delicious. She was sieving a lot of sand and stones that have been lying around for a long time (maybe the stone age).
Lynettea saw this and she said, 'don't be silly Diamond.'
I was watching a TV program about lands that were drowned after the Ice Age. That was in the Mesolith or middle stone age. It feels like that here sometimes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Teasing the cat Widget

I was just roused from a sound slumber on the lounge by a lot of silly giggling. You won't believe it but my human Lynettea was busy with her computer mouse teasing the cat widget on the front of my web site. She was doing it for several minutes at least. Apparently if you run the mouse above the head of the cat widget a paw comes up and lashes at you.

No wonder I have such a lot of trouble with her. Next she will be trying to use me like some kind of Wii instrument. I will have to try to keep out of the way, which is difficult where we live.