Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Archie's Diary no.6

My mum is so busy in the garden I don't know when she'll get around to posting again, so I thought I'd better get on with my own post.

I have so much to tell you. I'm nearly all grown up now. Now I have big springy legs I can jump up really high and get into cupboards (time for a wash while I'm in there):

I can also jump on top of every cupboard in the house so now no place is safe from my exploring - I am very good apart from when I spy a buzzy fly trying to get out of the window. Then I just forget about everything else and leap madly up and down at it over and over and over again, crashing down on whatever is under my paws at the time. My mum for some reason thinks it could be time to move her special things from the windowsills. When I catch the fly I eat it very noisily and my mum has to go away until I've finished because she doesn't like the crunching and the wings sticking out of my mouth.

I had quite a long trip to the vet when the vet put me to sleep and removed some things that I thought belonged to me - I was a bit wobbly for a while but I feel fine now.

My mum hasn't made much felt recently but I did help her pack some of it up in a box.

But my most exciting news in the whole world is that my dad said I had to go out on my own, so I have been doing lots of exploring outside my house. This makes my mum very worried but it makes me extremely happy.

I have a big, beautiful garden to explore and trees to climb and hedges to poke my nose through and dogs and neighbours to stare at. The dogs were a bit upset and growly and my mum says I have to stay away from them. She also said I have to stay away from the other neighbours as they don't like cats at all, but when they were out today I went through the hedge and sat on their patio table.
I can also help my mum with jobs - here I am helping her clean the outside table by walking through the very dirty wet splashy bits, then walking over the clean bits so I leave nice pawprints:

I also discovered my dad's kayak - it's high up on top of the wood pile under the carport so I'm sure it will make a good shelter. Perhaps I could surprise people by popping up out of one of the two holes:

I have been up on all the other high-up things like the garage roof and the pergola - I can see lots from up here, look how tall I am:

My main mission though is to chase flies and bees and leap all over the plants as I catch them, and to stalk the birds. I love finding feathers and they are my best treasure. I have to carry them in to show my mum and then take them outside to skip about with, then bring them in to show my mum again so she can admire how I have chewed them, then I take them out again.

After all that intrepid exploring I'm ready for a rest on my mum's new blanket - always better when someone is lying underneath it and I can curl up behind their legs:

16 comments:

  1. Strikes me you're going to be a bit of a daredevil, hope mum's got plenty of 'Calms' 'cos I suspect you are going to keep her on edge for some time yet!!

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  2. You are so adorable in your photos.
    The eating flys though ... Yuck !!!

    Tell your Mom to watch out for you while you are outside. We don't let the Purr Gang outside due to the wild things. (Animals & Cars & Peoples ...)

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  3. Archie,
    You are growing up to be a very Fine ManCat. Don't worry about the bits the Vet took away; they were only on loan, anyway.
    You have a great empire to oversee and we think you'll be up to the task!
    We eat bugs, too. The buzzier & crunchier the better. Mommy has to leave the room--she's sort of a wimp.

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  4. Wonderful - what a little treasure!!

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  5. Oh Archie! My goodness - look how high you can jump and look at all these places you can squeeze into! Awww but they all look like so much fun! And well done you for helping your mum pack and clean her table. I think pawprints are a good design anywhere! :-)

    You must be very careful around the doggies. Me and Charlie don't understand why your neighbours don't like cats! That's very sad really - I mean one look at you in these pics and our hearts are melting at your utter gorgeousness!

    Anyway - we hope that you continue enjoying your exploring. We look forward to more of your amazing adventures!!

    Have a lovely rest - you deserve it!

    Take care
    x

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  6. ARchie you do like to climb don't you!
    You look so cute though.
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  7. Yes, you must be very careful outside, cars are a real danger, the doggies, nasty people who shoot pellets into kitties, wild animals (not sure what your wildlife is like, but here we do have coyotes, among other predators).

    We can see you're having many grand adventures, though!

    And our human understands perfectly about having to leave the room when you catch bugs and crunch them, wings sticking out. Ugh. Derry is particularly good at catching moths, even dragonflies, and it's just soooo icky for our human, she can't watch either.

    BTW, our human says to tell your mum thank you for her own "rant" on the Musings blog...At least our human's not alone in this. LOL. Her ex-hubby wasn't exactly proactive, either, truth be told. :-)

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  8. Archie, best way to get them feathers is to stalk the bearers of them. Just sit there and watch, motionless...for hours! I brought a birds nest into Paw's home the other day there and hid it under the sideboard. Well, two days later when I went to retrieve it, it had gone!! The treats weren't forthcoming for 48 hours or so and Paw had this real scowl on his auld pus - but we're friends now, like :) xx

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  9. Hi Archie.

    Marmalade say out side isn't too bad. He quiet like our ourside. Neighbours make fun watching, dogs, well you will always be able to jump higher and lets face it your garden is ONE BIG LITTER TRAY!!!! Bliss xx

    Colette x

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  10. Oh Archie you have been having fun - you're growing up nicely :)

    Not to sure on your taste in food though - flies are yuck - try mouse instead. Am told its acceptable for you to leave the inards as a pressie for you Mum ;)

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  11. Oh bless! He`s gorgeous isnt he?!
    x

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  12. I bet you need a bit of a kip now after all that Archie..x

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  13. Oh Archie, do you realise what a treasure you are to not only your mum and family, but to all of us in the outer world. Your adventures sound so exciting with so much to do and see, no wonder you get tired at the end of the day. You're a big boy now, out on your own, but please be careful, we wouldn't want anything to happen to you.

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  14. I love the first photo of Archie-what a long neck he has!
    Love
    Lyn
    xxx

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  15. Archie you look like you are having a ball, very elegant pose in the top picure :-) Tell mommy Thank you for her comment on my Dobby Sculpture.

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  16. Archie is sooooooooooooooooo cute. I really want a cat and Archie would be perfect!

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