Read my considered thoughts and opinions.
I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Training the Human

I thought my training of Lynettea was progressing well until we had the relapse. She is inconsistent and unreliable.
I had her trained by two methods to obey my instructions.
First the meow. She looks around and tries to work out what I want. It is hard for her. I can see her mind darting around. Food? That is the first concern. Even if she has recently filled the bowl, it could be empty.
Window open? I like to be able to look out  even if it is cold. Sometimes she refuses to open it.
Walkies? Patting? Massage brush? Playtime?
It is hard for her, being human and unreceptive to logic.
I have also found another method. I reach up my pawsies to her to attract attention. I have very long legs so can reach quite far up her body, especially if she is sitting.
This worked well for a while until she kept being busy and going out.
Try and then try again is my motto.
She is promising to obey my every wish. Is she? Did I mishear that?
I am even having to use an old photo!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

I let them pat me

My visitor from Queensland was Lynettea's great niece and her friend. We couldn't work out what sort of relative I could call her so thought it would be auntie, as she is older than me and it sounded respectful. I let her and her friend pat me. They both have cats at home and were probably missing them, so it was a bit like me being a therapy cat  which I have always thought might be an interesting job.
But I don't think I will try it.
Hunting is my preferred career, but I am not allowed to do that.
Our visitors really wanted to see the pandas, but the pandas had just gone into a 5 day retreat, so they had to get toy pandas instead.
Lynettea is hoping they will come again next year. Maybe there will be some tiny pandas then.
Google made this photo of me.

Sunday, September 16, 2018


Lynettea says I am going to have a visitor, who is going to fly here from very far away, so I had better rest up and get prepared.
This visitor came to see Diamond many years ago. I hope she is not going to compare us. According to Lynettea each kitty has their own special qualities and pawsonality.
Anyway, she says, this visitor was so young when she came here before that she won't remember enough to compare us.
I saw in Diamond's notes that he had a favourite visitor who came once to see him.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Just a little sip

It is really hard to do my role of food taster.
'What role is that  Sasha?'
My role to make sure your food is nutritious and safe to eat.'
'When did I ask you to do that, Sasha?'
Meow. Diamond left me instructions in his will.
'Oh. I see.'

Tuesday, September 4, 2018


Some of my equipment. I have a new speed track

A Few Days of Rest

After spending almost the entire time for the last two day resting on my wolfskin covered futon, snuggled in my fluffy scarf, I decided it was time for action.
I clawed at the cedar Venetian blinds, making Lynettea shriek, dashed several times down the hall and onto the tops of any furniture in various rooms,  making her shriek even more.
'Don't knock my things down  Sasha!!!'
As if I would. At least not on purpose.
Over the bed whoosh whoosh and down to the floor on the other side. Now some skidding in the hall.
Throw a ball for me? That's boring. I prefer to stretch my legs right out.
She was worrying that I might be ill with so much lying down.  Now for my food. Gobble gobble all gone.
I feel refreshed.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Me Time

After helping with the clothes washing, preparing breakfast and vacuuming the house, I need some relaxing Me time.

Me and my Salvias

I am posting some pictures of my salvias, which have been flowering all winter. It is now the beginning of spring. They are supposed to die back in winter, so I don't know what is going on.