Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Princess Gets a Present


Guess what the humans got me?  It's so exciting.

Oh, you'll never guess.  

They got me a new box!

When the microwave went "pop" and the humans said things like "oh no", I thought something bad was happening.

But then they went out and got me a new box! 

So it was really a very good thing.  

I've been in and out and all around.  It's a great box from every direction.

I hope your microwave goes "pop" too!

Princess Purrs

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Don't Close the Door!

If I stay right in the doorway, you can't close
it - Princess.

My humans are really funny about doors.  They keep closing them. It's really silly.  They have a perfect way to get from one room to the other, and they close it.

This morning I saw Mum was closing the bedroom door.  I went running, but got there just after the door closed.

I yowled and pawed at the door and Mum opened it and asked if I wanted to come in.

Of course I wanted to come in!

I came inside the bedroom, but then Mum closed the door again!

I yowled and pawed at the door.

Mum opened it, and I started to go out, but stopped halfway.  That would stop her, I thought.

Instead she pushed me a bit further and closed the door behind me.

I yowled and pawed at the door, and I yowled and reached under the door.  Mum said I could wait until she got dressed for the day.  I wouldn't have had to wait if she'd just left the door alone.

In the end I had to wait forever: at least two minutes, probably three, maybe even four, before she opened the door again.

Seriously, do I look naive? - Princess
The whole time I was yowling and reaching under the door, and pawing at the door and Mum cruelly ignored me.

That's not the only door I have trouble with.  There are doors to the world at both ends of my house, and Mum won't let me go through them. Sometimes she puts me in my box to go visit the vet, but she won't ever let me walk through those doors.  She says I'm too naive and don't understand the dangers of the outside world.

But the humans go through those doors.  Fanta goes through those doors. One of them she can only go through with her lead on, but she still goes through both of those doors.  Bumpy goes through the doors, because he pees on the humans and bites them and things like that if they don't let him do just whatever he likes.

So I'm the only one who can't go through the doors to the world.  That's really unfair!

Anyway, now I'm going to go and sit in the middle of the bedroom doorway, in case Mum thinks she's going to close that door again.

Princess Purrs

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Princess is One

Princess kitten is a year old.

Guess what?  I had a purrthday!  I really did!  Little Miss J asked Mum what to do for my purrthday, and Mum said, "Why not give her extra special birthday hugs?"

So then all the humans gave me extra special purrthday hugs.

Of course, I get hugs on ordinary days too, but these were extra special purrthday hugs.

I love purrthday hugs.  I love all kinds of hugs.

So after my purrthday, I'm one year old!  That means I'm not a kitten anymore, I'm a grown up cat.  (Although Mr D says he read somewhere that rag doll cats keep growing for four years, and our colours keep developing for four years.  So even though I'm grown-up now, I might still get bigger.)

Do you know that Mum wrote a poem about me growing up?  It's in her Poetic Pets book.

I'll put a copy of the poem at the end of this post.

I hope all your days, and especially your purrthdays, make you want to purr.

Princess Purrs

Kitten to Cat

Once you had a little kitten
she was cute and soft and small.
She slept in a kitten basket,
and played with her little ball.

But something happened to her
as months and  months went by.
Your kitten grew much larger,
and her markings more defined.

And now it is so obvious.
You really should know that:
where you used to have a kitten,
now you have a cat.

She plays and sleeps and acts the same.
It’s really no surprise.
Your cat is just a kitten
of a somewhat greater size.