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

Friday, February 16, 2018

You are safe with me, Sasha

I look up suspiciously. What is she up to now?
Oh no! I am fading. I am sure I had more colour!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Cats stay for meowgaritas

Several of our visitors stayed during this evening. We had cattails, mostly meowgaritas, although some preferred to mix theirs with nip. Fortunately we have catnip growing semi-wild in the garden. I don't take to it at all, preferring a bit of cat thyme any day. But some kitties got so stimulated by rolling in the nip plants that they had to stay in the bedroom for a while listening to soft music so they would calm down.
The nip was flattened, but no doubt it will perk up in a day or so.
After supper, Lynettea gave the remaining kitties a massage with my massage brush. Most found this very relaxing. The house was full of purrs.
Then the last of our visitors went home, with purrs of regret that they had to leave. I think the turning point was when Lynettea told us that she would have to leave early in the morning and would not be able to provide bacon sandwiches and micecream for breakfast. Most kitties said they had to go back to supervise their humans, but we wondered.
It is quieter here now. I am still rather over stimulated (according to Lynettea). I had to supervise the younger kitties and it was tiring work. I had to drag some of them off the woollen wall-hanging and rescue others who had fallen in the pond. The fish said they were glad the felines had now gone. But they told me that they were pleased I had had an exciting birthday.

Birthday food

Some kitties stayed over for breakfast. But this was the supper before they tucked in. The house was a bit messy afterwards, but Lynettea said it was only once a year and she hoped we all enjoyed it. There were several other tables, as she couldn't fit all the requested food on this one. She spent a long time trying to find the virtual food and packing it all on the table for us. The table is a virtual table too.
I think I may have a few unbirthdays as well this year.
We ate so much we have all slept in this morning and are now preparing for a very late breakfast.
We had to be quiet playing games, as Lynettea was trying to sleep.
Next year we will have the party a bit earlier and make a lot more racket.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sasha's 5th Birthday Party

I have been very slow in putting up an invitation for Sasha's virtual birthday party. We have been for a long walkies and sitties outside, with Sasha conducting me about on my lead, to keep me safe. We are now settling down and wondering what food to provide for visitors. Please use the comments to order what you would like to eat. We have an extensive virtual menu. After the food we will have various kitty games and entertainments, which I hope will not prove too damaging to the house. We still have to live in it tomorrow.
Welcome to all of Sasha's kitty friends!

What now? Still my BIRTHDAY

I got a new scratching post. I sat on the bottom carpeted part for a long time. Lynettea went out. I thought she was supposed to play with her 5 year old on his BIRTHDAY.
So then she came home.  It is going on evening meal time. What else happens on my BIRTHDAY?
You invited some kitties around to play for my BIRTHDAY TEA?
Well THANK YOU  to my faithful friends who visited, in any case.
I will be up at least until midnight to see if anyone else comes.

Lynettea says she will be in bed by then.
I might think up something especially exciting for kittoes to do.
Oh! That is forbidden? We will see!


My birthday. Up early. I am going to have a whacko time. First a sprint through my house with some high jumping.
More later.

Monday, February 12, 2018

What is This?

The shopping trolley is blocking up my sleeping area.  I hopped on top, but couldn't see what was inside. Why is she leaving it out? She set the alarm for early.

Cusp of My 5th Birthday

Since it is the cusp of my fifth birthday, I thought I might have some extra latitude, but no.
'Walkies, Sasha?'
It is a cool mild evening. Perfect for some lizard hunting and jumping over fences. But no.
'Don't do that, Sasha! You musn't hunt. You mustn't climb. You mustn't jump. Don't lick at that. It might be poisonous to cats. Wouldn't you like to go inside, Sasha? You love looking out of the window.'
I bet she has forgotten my birthday.
The fish had a complete makeover of all the plants in the pond. Nothing for me. Just look at my scratching post.

Our Book Launch

Lynettea showed me the photos of the Book Launch we have both been anticipating for so long.
She said the launch speaker, Rob Walker, read out Diamond's poem (which is now mine by inheritance), with great feeling. My Human it is called. The audience was very responsive to it.

There is a gallery of photos of the launch by photographer Martin Christmas on her new website, if any kitties want to see it. There were no kitties there at all and no dogs either, so it probably isn't all that interesting.
Launch Photos

The humans were laughing a lot and there was a lot of noise. So I probably would not have enjoyed it. It would have been nice, though, if I had been near the microphone when My Human was performed. That would have given a more realistic perspective.

It is my birthday tomorrow. I wonder if Lynette has forgotten. It will be my fifth birthday.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

My poem will be read at the book launch

Well I think it is really Diamond's poem that will be read. He wrote it before I was born. But since he passed on all his possessions to me, maybe it is partly my poem too.
The launch speaker, Rob Walker - a famous poet, said he wanted to read it. So Lynettea agreed, on my behalf as inheritor of the poem. She didn't ask me. Humans are like that. Anyway I WANT to have the poem read.
 My Human, it is called and it is about Lynettea and Diamond. The Australian National Library published it in a little book some years ago, called a Little Book of Cats.

Although I am not on this new website of Lynettea, she is insisting that I advertise it for her. She couldn't use her old website anymore, as they stopped allowing her to transfer any files from her computer, so she can't put on anything new or change anything. is the new website.
It has a lot of pretty artwork from her murals. There is also a gallery of animated poems in the sidebar.
But I notice there is no longer a special cat area for me.
But I have this blog, in any case.

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Delegated Entry

I am writing this on behalf of Sasha. He woke up after spending the last part of the night snuggled in his cosy on the lounge and was preparing for a relaxing morning there, when our neighbour, a very kind and cat loving lady, knocked at the door.
Unfortunately Sasha is frightened of our neighbour, as she has assisted me in getting him into his pet carrier to go to the vet. He must have a long memory, as it is months since he has been. The fur has grown back around his neck and of course he hasn't had to wear the bucket for months.
Just the sound of her gate clicking and then ours clicking was enough to send him rushing for the bedroom.
He spent some time under the bed and has now gone outside to relax in the heat.
I worry about him being outside in this hot weather. He is inclined, though, to go under the bus seat and rest there. I have set up a velvet cat cosy on sheets of shade cloth, so it must be quite comfortable. The mock grass covering the bus seat droops to the ground on one side and I have placed cardboard sheets at the back, where the seat goes to the side of the enclosure, so it is like a little tent and gives some relief from the heat.
He asked me to make an entry on his blog for him.
He is getting quite excited, as the launch speaker on Saturday will be reading one of Diamond's poems.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Blue blood supermoon eclipse

I was able to get a good viewing of the blue blood supermoon eclipse last night from my upstairs viewing lounge in my enclosure.
 Lynettea went outside to take some photos, for a while. She only has her ordinary camera in the phone, so the moon looks tiny.
This is the first opportunity for 150 years and the next will be 2028, but not as good. I hope to see that too. Everything was a bit eerie.
This morning I am having a bit of a rest to recuperate from the excitement. Lynettea is rooting up some plants in the pots in the pond. She is just going to the nursery to buy some more 'cat safe' plants.