Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Holidays!



Well, here at StreetCats, we are having a very nice holiday season.  The best news is that two of us have been adopted!!!  Tully and Andy have gone to their forever homes!  And the really cool story is that Andy's home was his original forever home!!!!  Can you believe it??!!  He got lost and his family has been looking for him for a year!  They recognized him when they saw his StreetCats picture and they came to get him!  I'm so glad we've been taking such good care of him!  So we're happy for Andy, whose real name is Gus, and Tully!  I heard my angels talking and they said that these two kitties are going to be making some people very happy this Christmas!

The rest of us at StreetCats are having fun with all our toys!  And guess what?!   Santa came to see us!  He left us a hat just like his!   When we saw that hat we were so excited!  I called my friend, Vickie, the photographer, and she came and took some pictures.  

First, here's Odie.  He's trying to get the hat on his head!  Sometimes we wish we had opposable thumbs, like our angels!


And now here's Donald!  I wonder if he thinks this is cotton candy!  No, Donald, don't eat it!


No, Lokie, just because Donald's eating the hat doesn't mean it's the right thing to do!



Vickie, I think you'd better just give me the hat and I will take care of it!  No, don't put it on my head, please.  Just place it right here beside me where it will be safe.  These other cats are too rambunctious to be given the responsibility for such a special keepsake!


Happy Holidays from me, Janie, and all my friends at StreetCats!  












Friday, December 13, 2013

A THING OF BEAUTY IS A JOY FOREVER

That's a poem by John Keats.  He's really famous, you know.  I'm going to let you read just the first few lines:

A thing of beauty is a joy forever:
It's loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; but still will keep
A lower quiet for us, and a sleep
Full of sweet dreams, and health, and quiet breathing.

It's a really long poem and Mr. Keats talks about many beautiful things.  He didn't mention cats, but I think that's because these first few lines are so obviously about cats.  We cats are especially soothing to our angels and that's what this is about.  I mean even the kittens, with all their energy, bring a certain quiet health to the angels who adopt them!  I bet you didn't know that I like poetry.  And I bet you didn't even realize that I, Janie, really do a lot of thinking!  But I do!

And here is what I think.  I think when Mr. Keats wrote his poem he had in mind a kitty just like Miss Molly!  I'm going to show you a picture of this creature of beauty!  She came to us because, for whatever reason, her humans could no longer keep her.  Their particular solution to this problem was pretty drastic!  And, just like with me, the StreetCats angels saved her life.  Don't worry, she isn't sick like I was.  She is healthy enough to sometimes want to play with the kittens at StreetCats!  That's pretty neat because she is not a kitten at all.  She is 11 years old!  And she can still jump onto things!  Well, here she is!


And here is something interesting about Molly and her color.  She's white, right?  Well, she is, except that she has some black smudges on her head!  And you can see some black smudges on her paws!  Isn't that interesting?!  Here is what I've read . . . That white cats aren't really white!  Huh?!  No, really.  I don't know if this is true or not, but what I read is that white cats are a color that is being suppressed by a certain gene they have!  That sure is an interesting idea!  So . . . is Miss Molly really black and her gene to suppress her color doesn't work very well?  I think there are scientists who like to explore these possibilities, but I think I'll just call her a white cat with some black smudges!



Whatever the answer to that question, Miss Molly is a sweet, healthy older kitty who is a thing of beauty who will bring joy to any human who will adopt her and take her to her forever home.  She will bring YOU, dear human, a healthy sense of peace that is full of quiet breathing!

Bye, bye!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Midnight shenanigans!


Really didn't think I'd be doing this so soon, but here we go!  This is just a small sample of the nighttime activities at StreetCats.  You see, we cats are not only nocturnal, but we can see in the dark!  Now that is just cool if I do say so myself!  Of course I do not participate in any of these naughty activities!  I wouldn't!  It is just not my nature to be at all destructive (note to potential adopters!).  But I do observe.  And I have promised not to name any kitty names!  And oh yeah, one more thing.  Vickie, the blog photographer is not here during the night so I had to take these pictures myself.  Boy, am I ever NOT a photographer!  So I apologize!


As you can maybe tell, this is a picture of cabinets.  And when my angels leave in the evening these cabinets are shut and hooked.  So how, you ask, did the kitties get the doors open?  Well, I can only tell you that cats are determined and persistent!  And smart!!!!  And why, you ask, would cats want to open the cabinet doors?  Well, have you heard the phrase "curiosity killed the cat?"  I've never liked that phrase, but it does point out that cats are curious.  And we do not like closed doors!
   
Now here's another picture...


Now you will see in this picture that the cats have opened the lower cabinet doors, too.  When we get curious, well, we get curious!  See the towels on the floor?  Now you wonder why there are towels on the floor, right?  Well, they were dragged out of the upper cabinet and dropped to the floor!  If you think the cats were making a new bed on the floor you would be wrong!  No, they were rearranging the upper cabinet so that they could sleep in it comfortably!  We have so many beds at StreetCats!  BUT, a cabinet is always best!  Oh let's face it, you will probably never really understand . . . unless you're a cat!

Okay, one more picture and then I'll quit.  Here it is!


Now if you look closely at my poor photography, you will see that the sign on the container says Janie's food.  Well, I am Janie and that is definitely NOT me getting into the food!  Now this could even irritate me!

Here is my suggestion for keeping these crazy things from happening.  Angels, if you are reading this, please pay attention!  There is room in the big cat room for a human bed.  We would even give you as many beds of our own as you need.  Then you can take turns sleeping here with us at night!  Isn't that a great idea!  Gee, I wonder just how many kitties would sleep in the bed with you, play with your hair, purr in your ear, etc.    I bet we would bring some toys to your bed, too!  Of course if the cats went to sleep you would not be free to move lest you disturb them!  Maybe you would learn to be nocturnal, too!

Bye, bye.







Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Sleep Deprivation! Really!

Did you ever think that a cat could be sleep deprived????  Well, it was certainly nothing I ever thought could happen!  How did Lulu do it???  Here is my problem.  I'm nocturnal, right?  So I'm awake quite a bit at night observing what goes on around StreetCats during the wee hours of the morning.  That's just my nature.  (Someday maybe I'll tell you all about the nighttime StreetCats!)  Well, if I'm going to write a blog about my angels and all they do for us I also have to stay awake during the day because that is when they are here planning and cleaning and planning and petting us!  I know that Lulu napped all day!  I bet she had 20 naps a day!  How did she do it?!

There has been so much going on with my angels!  I still haven't figured out what that meeting was about and I'll tell you about that just as soon as I find out!  And, believe me, I'm working on that!  So here is what I DO know.  The other day my angels took a bunch of "merchandise" and went to an event called Affair of the Heart.  They sold things there!  This Saturday, 12/7, they are going to another deal called Darnaby Craft Show.  It's at a place called UMAC.  That stands for Union Multipurpose Activities Center.  It's at 6836 S. Mingo Avenue in Tulsa and is from 9:00 to 4:00 that day.  And they'll take more merchandise!  And they'll sell it!  And whatever money they make will be spent on all the cats at StreetCats!  Amazing!  Hey, I know!  If you haven't done all your Christmas shopping yet, you can come there!

And here is something else they are doing!!!!  On Sunday, 12/8 from 3:00 to 8:00, on Monday, 12/9, from 5:00 to 9:00 and on Wednesday, 12/11, from 5:00 to 9:00 some of my angels will be at the Barnes & Noble on 41st Street to wrap your gifts for you!  Now I don't know whose idea that was, but I think it's a pretty nice thing to do!  And they do it for free!  (Okay, if you want to make a donation to us kitties, you can.  And, believe me, we would appreciate it!)  There is one volunteer, Joyce Deboard, who makes really beautiful bows for this wrapping gig.  I haven't seen them because she can't make them here.  That's because the kittens would want to play with them, right?  Right!  But I hear they are beautiful!  Isn't that just so nice of her to do that?!  Joyce, please bring me one of your bows!

Oh, I'm so darn tired!  I've just got to figure out some napping time!  Should I write to Lulu and asked her for advice?  I'm yawning so much that it's even hard to eat!  Gee, I wonder if my angels are sleep deprived, too?  They sure are doing a lot!

Bye.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Angelic Angels!

Hi everyone!  It's Janie!  Do you remember me?  Just in case you don't, here's my picture!  Lulu's picture is still at the top of the blog so I thought maybe you should see who is really talking to you.  Lulu doesn't live here any more.  I wonder if her picture will always be at the top of the blog.  Since I'm the blogger now, is that something that I can decide?


And speaking of Lulu, here is the story I want to tell you today.  Remember the time I told you that I got an email from Lulu but I was feeling too happy to read it?  That was a couple of weeks ago.  Well, I finally did read it and Lulu and I have had a disagreement.  She was very mad at me for calling HER servants angels!  Yes, really, she was!  She told me that I had to change and call them servants from now on because she says cats don't have angels, they only have servants and staff.  But I told Lulu that even though they were her servants, they saved my life and are my angels!  We went back and forth with emails on this subject for several days until finally Lulu said that she was done with me and with StreetCats because her new servants had supplied her with enough toys and, you know, that bird room, that she didn't even have time to worry about us any more.  So I don't know if Lulu is still mad at me or not, but I don't think we'll be hearing from her again.  I just hate for anyone to be displeased with me!  But doggone it, they are angels!

So I wanted to wish all my angels a Happy Thanksgiving!  This is their holiday, but they like to include us kitties.  So even though it is a holiday for the angels, they will still come to StreetCats and give us our turkey dinner and clean everything in sight so that we will be safe and happy for the day.  Did you know that no matter what, they always come!  If an angel scheduled to come gets sick, another angel takes their place!  It is so darn angelic!  And tomorrow it will be just like at the angels' houses.  We'll have our turkey dinner early and then someone will come back in the evening to be sure we get our leftovers!  They treat us just like their families!  I get a little choked up just thinking about it!  Have a great day, ANGELS!!!!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Wow!

Hi everyone!  It's me, Janie.  I just wanted to tell you that since I somehow got put in charge of writing this blog I've begun to notice more and more things here at StreetCats.  I am truly amazed by what I see!  Do you remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote to you about two of our kittens who look just alike and are actually brothers?  They are orange tabbies named Odie and Lokie.  Well, if you remember, that's great!  But I have to tell you that I have noticed that we have two other kittens who look alike!  Isn't that amazing!  We have two sets of twins!

Well, not really.  These two kittens aren't even related!  I didn't know there could be two unrelated kittens who look just alike!  I'm going to show you!  First I'll show you Pepper.  He is all black and was born last spring.  Someone, we don't know who, just left him at StreetCats for us to take care of.  And that's exactly what we did!  My angels took care of him!  Here is a picture of Pepper.  He is really a sweet kitty, likes the other cats and loves my angels!




Now I'm going to show you a picture of Judy.  Judy is also all black.  Well, she actually has some white on her neck and a few white hairs on the tip of her tail, but you can't really see them, at least not easily.  She was also born last spring, about a month after Pepper.  And, just like Pepper, she is such a sweet girl and she loves the other cats and the angels that take care of us!  Okay, here is a picture of Judy!  We have promised Judy that we will find a forever home for her!


See what I mean!  In this picture Judy's eyes look a little darker than Pepper's eyes.  Hmmm, I'm going to have to take another look at that because if that's the case then they don't look just alike.  Let me double check on that.  I am just so amazed that we could have two cats who aren't even related who look so much alike!  But I think I already said that.

Here is something else to tell you about that I observed!  The other night about a dozen of my angels came back to the shop and they sat in a circle and they talked for about two hours!  They wouldn't let any of us cats in the room with them!  I heard the words "pink" and "fur" or "furry" and I definitely heard "Valentine!"  And I heard my name at least once and also Lulu's!  I have no idea what is going on, but as soon as I find out I'll tell you!  Bye, bye!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Long Legged Handsomeness!

This is a singing in the rain kind of morning!  I can't remember when I've been in such a good mood!  It may be raining outside, but I can see clearly now!  I guess I should explain what that means.  I've been away for a while, at Lulu's spa.  It is her spa, but it is where my angels take all of us kitties when we aren't feeling well.  And I've been there for a few days because I had a little eye problem and the angels at the spa got me all fixed up!  They are such nice angels!  Katie is my favorite!  Before, when I was really sick and the angels were saving my life, she took me home with her and I lived with her until I was completely back on my feet again.  She is so nice!

But seeing clearly isn't the only thing I'm celebrating today!  For months now, in order to save my life, my angels have been poking pills down my throat.  I don't know if that has ever been done to you before, but I don't like it!  You're sleeping peacefully and all of a sudden here they come with their pills.  I'm afraid I don't suffer in silence and I've told the angels that I don't like this.  Well, now they say I am so healthy that I don't have to have the pills any more!  Can you believe it?!  So it is rainy and windy outside, but inside I am grinning from ear to ear!  Hurray, hurray, hurray!!!!  My angels are happy for me, too!  They hated to do anything I didn't like.  They are so nice!

And the huge bonus of being back at StreetCats is that I get to see Donald.  He is so gorgeous that some of the cats call him "eye candy."  Isn't that silly!  They should not refer to him in such a disrespectful way, however, because I feel sure that if he lived in Egypt he would be considered a god! He is about 2 1/2 years old and he has an awesome personality!  He is so sweet!  He lets the angels hold him and he purrs and purrs!  He is also very curious and he loves to explore, especially through open doors!  He can dart through those doors so fast!!!!  When he gets adopted I think we'd better tell his new family about that!  He is what you might call "outgoing," and I think he likes dogs because they are fun to play with.  He likes to play with cats, too, but I've seen him be a bit of a bully to shy cats.  And once he and Lovey really fought!  But he and Gigi were playing recently, so he just needs to be with the right cat . . . or dog.

And now I'm going to show you a picture of Donald.  But I need you to know that this picture doesn't show his most outstanding feature.  This guy has the longest legs I have ever seen on a cat!  He is a big, sweet, interesting, lovable boy with gorgeous long legs!  Okay, I guess I'll admit that I'm going to miss him when he goes to his forever home.


 Just one more picture!  Sigh!


I'm feeling so good today that there is something I'm going to do and something I'm not going to do.  I'll tell you first that there is an email from Lulu that I'm NOT going to read right now.  Wow, I feel so brave!  And what I AM going to do is to start spelling forever correctly.  If the angels want to spell it furever, then I guess they can.  But I know how to spell!

I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain, what a glorious feeling, I'm happy again!  Bye, bye!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Brotherly Love . . . and Mischief!

Lulu says that I should apologize for taking so long to write my second post.  But it has taken me a while to figure out how to sneak into the office and use the computer.  And then when I finally got here, I learned that Lulu isn't really gone!  Well, she is, but there is something called email and she had emailed me!  It was in this email that she reprimanded me for taking so long to write!  I am just hoping that soon she gets so busy with her new toys and figuring out how she can sneak into her new bird room that she completely forgets about me and StreetCats!  I don't think you could call her criticism "constructive!"

Lulu told me that I should write a post about the kittens so that someone will come and adopt them and, therefore, StreetCats would be "rid" of them.  I really don't think that's very nice!  I should go on record here that I do not dislike kittens the way Lulu does.  I will admit that I don't particularly want them close to me, but I think they're cute and I like to watch them . . . from a distance!

Anyway, I want to tell you about two of the kittens we have at StreetCats right now.  Their names are Lokie and Odie and I think they are identical twins.  Well, maybe not, because Odie is a little bigger than Lokie, but I think if Odie wasn't wearing a collar my angels might have a hard time telling them apart.  Here is a picture of Lokie.  My favorite thing about these kittens is that their eyes match their fur.  Cool!



Lokie and Odie are about six months old and they are the most playful of all the kittens at StreetCats.  They are so entertaining to my angels!  The human angels just laugh and laugh, especially when the kittens want to take a ride on their backs!  And Lokie can jump so high they worry he might hurt himself!  Apparently they don't always land on their feet!  One thing you need to know about these brothers is how much they love each other!  Do you know the word "bonded."  This is what my angels call them . . . "bonded!"  I'm going to show you another picture!


Aaahhh, so sweet!  And because of how much these two love each other, are "bonded," my angels want them to be adopted together.  Don't worry, if you can't afford two adoption fees my angels will show their angelness (is that a word?) and talk to you about not having to pay two adoption fees!

I do need to be sure and let you know that these boys are what is called "active!"  That just means they like to play . . . a lot!  I really think it would be fun to see them playing with a dog who likes cats!  I bet they would give that dog a run for his money!  Sometimes they play with the other kittens at StreetCats, but I think they like playing with each other the best!


See what I mean!

Okay, I think I'd better sneak back out of this office again!  I'll try, since Lulu says so, not to take so much time before I sneak back in here again and tell you more things about what is happening here at StreetCats!  Bye, bye for now!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Hello

Oh my, I guess I can't put this off any longer.  I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing!  Lulu says I'll learn, but I'm not so sure.  Lulu was adopted, you know.  I'm really happy for her, but I'm afraid I've gotten myself in over my head and I don't know how to get out of this mess!  Lulu says it will get easier.  I sure hope she's right!

The day before Lulu went to her furever home she came to me and asked me to take over the blog . . . write it instead of her.  I giggled, but she just sat there looking at me and I realized she was serious!  I told Lulu that I couldn't possibly do something like that and she said, "If not you, then who?"  Well, I thought Zoey would be the perfect cat for such a job, but Lulu said that Zoey was so focused on watching for her furever family to get there that she couldn't even talk to her about this!  And again, she said "If not you, then who?"  What about Toots?!  Well, Lulu's only response to that was a raised eyebrow and again the question "If not you, then who?"  I didn't think she was going to quit sitting there staring at me until I gave in!  So here I am doing something I have no idea how to do!  Lulu says I'll learn and she even said she'll help me!  She said her new home has a computer and that she has learned all kinds of things to do with a computer.  I wonder what she's talking about!

Okay, Lulu says that I should begin by telling you my story.  And, oh yeah, my name!  It's Janie.  I live at StreetCats.  I was dumped here.  One of my angels said that maybe the people who found me or who I lived with or whatever just couldn't take care of me, but I figure I was just dumped because they didn't want me.  I wasn't feeling well when I got here and I guess I got really sick!  I don't remember much about this, but I've been told I lost so much weight that I was just skin and bones!  I had to even have exploratory surgery so that they could find out what was wrong with me.  Honestly, if it weren't for the angels here at StreetCats I wouldn't be here!  I am so lucky!  Just imagine, these angels saved my life!

I'm about six years old.  I don't have beautiful eyes like Lulu does, but Lulu says it's okay as long as my eyes work and I guess they do.  She wants me to report on everything I see at StreetCats.  My colors are, well, sort of drab, I think.  The angels here say my colors are pretty and unique, but I think they're just being nice.  I don't think I'll probably ever get adopted like Lulu did.

Oh yeah, Lulu says I have to put a picture of myself here.  So . . .


Well, here it is.  Oh how am I going to follow Lulu as the StreetCats blogger?!  She was the head cat!  She says that maybe I'll be the head cat some day.  Right!  And Lulu had the best purr of any cat ever at StreetCats!  I don't purr very much, but Lulu says that if I get to be head cat some day I'll have lots of reasons to purr.  I bet that never happens.

Okay, I did what Lulu told me to.  I have no idea what to do next!  I know you're disappointed Lulu is gone.  I'll see what I can find to write about next time, whenever I get brave enough to do this again.  Bye.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

So Long, Farewell, Auf Weidersehen, Goodbye!

So this is what happened!  I was in my office busy doing important things, like thinking about my blog or maybe napping, when I heard one of my servants singing.  It's irritating, but I don't say much about it because it doesn't happen too often and it's important when you're the head cat to pick your battles.  And here is what she sang:

     When you wish upon a star,
     Makes no difference who you are.
     Anything your heart desires
     Will come to you.

Didn't think much about that, of course, because my sentimental, kitten-loving servants, often come up with silly nonsense like that.  But then I thought, what the heck?!  My bed is in front of a window and it's going to be a clear night tonight.  If I see a star I'll give it a shot!

Well, that night I wished for my heart's desire, a furever family.  And the next day, and I do mean the VERY next day, in walked a couple.  Our eyes met across the room and it was like some enchanted evening, except that it wasn't evening because StreetCats isn't open in the evenings.  I just knew this was the one!  And do you know what they said?  They said that I was exactly what they were looking for!  Well, of course!  Finally, someone gets how special I am!

Here is a picture of one of my adopters.  Her name is Brandy, but I think I'll call her Mom!  My new dad's name is Jeremy and dads are important, too, but I don't have a picture of him.


Isn't she so pretty?!  Her eyes are almost as pretty as mine!

So, just in case you haven't followed this scenario, I'VE BEEN ADOPTED!!!!  This star wishing thing works!  And, in my new home, I have several beds that are beside windows!  Whatever my heart desires!  I think maybe wet cat food will be my next wish!  And did you know that this house has birds?  I haven't seen them yet because they are in a special room.  So I don't know what kind they are. I haven't enjoyed a bird in such a long time!  The taste is different depending on the breed.  I hope they are good ones!

So consider this my goodbye to all my servants at StreetCats and to all my blog readers.  You are numerous and I know how much you love me, but now I have servants 100% dedicated 24/7 only to me!  I know how much you are missing me and I do understand.  But a girls got to do what a girls got to do.  And several beds with several windows?  And birds?  And whatever I wish for?  Well, just bye bye!  I have set up a shrine to myself that you may look at when you get too sad.  And don't worry about the blog.  I've got you covered!  There'll be someone to take my place, not as good, of course!  TTFN  (That stands for ta ta for now!)  Hee hee!




Thursday, October 17, 2013

Attention StreetCats Servants!

THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING!  Lulu is a tolerant cat, but even I have my limits!  I have asked you and asked you and I'm no longer asking!  Do you hear the seriousness in my meow?!  This final verbal warning will be followed at the next offense by an official written reprimand!  And you know what that means, don't you?!  After as many written reprimands as I decide to give you, more concrete action will be taken!  Your salary and/or your benefits will be cut!  Maybe both!  I will no longer allow Lin to bring cookies and leave them here for you to eat, no matter how good they are!  And perhaps there will be no candy for Halloween!    And salary?  I may stat charging you to work here!  Yes, I am prepared to take drastic measures to get you to obey the formal rules of StreetCats!  Further violation of the rules could result in your dismissal as one of my servants!  And that is not something you want to have on your resume!

Okay, we're going to go over this rule one more time.  StreeetCats does not take kittens!  This is a rule that works very well for me, Lulu, the head cat at StreetCats.  Why you insist on ignoring this rule I do not understand!  We have six kittens in here right now!  Count them!  Gigi, Mitzi, Judy, Pepper, Odie and Lokie!  One, two, three, four, five, SIX!  SIX KITTENS!  Now that is against the rules, right?!  Yes, I know they are not little kittens, but we've been over this before, too!  They are still kittens!  I saw one of them today literally climbing over Zoey while she was on her watch for her furever family!  Rude!  Zoey is just not up to those shenanigans!

Now I am going to show you a picture.  And I'm not showing you this so that you'll go gaga over Gigi, Lokie or Odie.  Believe me, I've heard plenty of that silly human babble the last several days!  Just DON'T get carried away as you look at this picture!

What I want you to notice in this picture are the HUMAN shoes!  Now I would assume those shoes are attached to HUMAN feet.  Right?!  And why do you suppose those human feet are where they are???  They are watching the KITTENS play!  No harm in that, you say?  I beg to differ.  At least two of those human feet were supposed to be in my room brushing me!  I have had it!  FINAL WARNING!  I'M DONE!

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rank Has Its Privileges!

I know it isn't very nice to gloat.  And I know that I should be humble about my station in life at StreetCats, but I really need to show you how things are at chow time where I live.  Chow time comes twice a day for me, once in the morning and once in the evening.  Right?  That makes sense.  And about the same time I get to eat the other cats eat, too.  And what a crazy time it is for those other cats.  Oh they each get their own dish of food and that's cool.  But really, if one cat eats faster than another I can't say that there might not be some stealing of food here!  I wonder if my servants are sure that each kitty gets their share!  Let me show you what I mean.


They look pretty enthusiastic, huh?!  I wonder if they couldn't be a little more aloof in how they respond to feeding time.  I mean sometimes they wait by the door through which their food arrives and they don't even pretend that they aren't anticipating meal time.  That is not catlike!

Now when you are the head cat at StreetCats and have your own room with your own tree and computer and private bed and litter box, chow time looks a little different.  Let me, once again, show you what I mean.


You can see the difference, right?  I have a plate for my dishes to sit on and there is no one crowded around me.  And of course I'm seen more clearly in the picture and it is just a better situation for me.  And I don't act like an idiot by diving into my bowl!  I am so lucky!  And smart!  And composed!

But wait.  The other cats are gobbling up their morning wet food.  Man, they love it!  Me . . . well, I'm special so I don't get wet food.  I get this special dry food that is just for me because I am so darn special.  And I get it every morning and every evening and then again the next morning and the next evening.  And again the next day.  I can tell from my nose that the wet food that the other kitties get is different every meal!  Okay, I'm thinking about this now.  And I'm thinking about growling.  And I'm thinking about getting out of here at meal time and checking out what the other cats get.  I bet no one would even notice me in that crowd!  And I'm thinking that maybe I don't want to be quite this special, at least when it comes time to eat!  You wouldn't tell, would you?  No, of course you wouldn't!  Would you?  My servants don't have to know everything!  Please?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Apply for Sainthood Here!

Ha, just kidding, of course.  You can't apply for sainthood here!  In fact, I don't think you can apply for sainthood anywhere!  The only things you can apply for here are to adopt a cat or to become a volunteer.  And both are well worth the applications!  And even if you do what I'm asking you to do, that probably wouldn't get you sainthood.

However, if you are working on your Girl or Boy Scout Patience Badge, I do believe that I can help you!  Way back in April I wrote to you about a cute little kitty who lives here at StreetCats and about what a sad life she has lived.  I'm going to refresh your memory.  This is Toots!  She came to us from an apartment complex where she had been fending for herself.  She had no person to take care of her and we don't know about all her experiences with people.  We do know there were other cats around that were picking on her!  I don't know why creatures are mean to each other some times.  But they are, and during her life in the apartment complex Toots learned that it would be wise not to trust anyone.  So during this time she has been at StreetCats she has gradually learned that not all people, or even maybe all cats, are bad!


Toots is such a pretty kitty, but even in this picture you can see some of the distrust in her eyes.  Are you my friend?  What should I expect from you next?  Should I let you pet me?

Now here is another picture of Toots that shows what a long way she has come.  In this picture she is sharing cuddles with one of our volunteers, Rita.  It is such a surprise when Toots does something like this that all the volunteers come running to see it happening!


Okay, full disclosure here.  The next time Rita came into the shop to see Toots, she got a nice slap when she wanted to pet her!

So Toots needs a furever home where someone will give her the chance she needs to feel safe.  She should probably be in a home without any other cats because I'm not sure she is ever going to trust other cats.  But, as you can see in this picture, I think there is a very good chance Toots will come to believe there is a human who will love her, take care of her, and never hurt her.  Do you want to be the human who gives her that chance?  She sure deserves such a chance!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

True Love!



Hi, everyone!  It's me, your best cat in the world, Lulu.  Don't worry, no pity party from me today because I'm going to tell you about one of my servants.  This human makes me feel very happy!  And here she is!  Her name is Barbara Roberts and she has been volunteering with StreetCats for about ten years now.  Isn't that amazing!  She loves us kitties that much!  And she loves us enough to serve on the Board of Directors as the Recording Secretary.  And she works on "intake."  That means that she figures out which kitties need to come to live at StreetCats until they find a home.  Isn't that neat?!  Then add that she is a "lead" volunteer.  That means that she has a key to the shop and knows all the rules and regulations and can help pretty much anyone who comes in the door!  Even I can't do that!  Well, I could, but I don't want to!

The kitties in this picture are Zoey, on Barbara's lap, and Annie, who is apparently getting ready to show Barbara something she needs to see.  You've met Zoey.  She is the kitty I told you about who breaks my heart by sitting in the chairs outside my room to watch for her furever people to come to get her.  Ooohhh, I just can't think about that again!  And Annie is a very sweet young cat of about one year who is going to be a perfect friend for someone.  She had to grow up really fast because she had a litter of kittens when she was just a kitten herself.  That's a sad story, too, because when she was left at StreetCats she had a lot of milk for her kittens, but there were no kittens with her.  No one wants to think about what might have happened to those kittens!  Anyway, both Zoey and Annie love Barbara, but probably not as much as she loves them!

Barbara has two kitties of her own at her house!  She has Groucho and Sophie.  But that isn't even enough kitties for her and that's why she comes to StreetCats.  I have heard that human hearts are so big that there is room for more love than you could imagine.  And I guess that must be true, else why would our human servants keep taking care of us!  I think it is true love!  Oh it is easy enough to kiss a kitty on the head and say that you love him.  But it is something else to really show your love by coming in here week after week and cleaning litter boxes and cages and floors!  Saying love is one thing.  Showing it is something else entirely!

I'm going to show you another picture of Barbara now that will demonstrate just how far this woman will go in showing her love for us.  We recently had a new kitty come into StreetCats named Tuxie.  He is about five years old and, like Annie and Zoey, is going to be a wonderful companion to some human person.  (That's funny!  Human person!  I'm funny, don't you think?!)  Anyway, Tuxie's name pretty much gave away what he looked like so Barbara came to StreetCats prepared to make him feel entirely at home.  Here, I'll show you what I mean!


She wore black and white just so that Tuxie would feel right at home in his new house.  And it worked!  Tuxie rolled right over to have his tummy rubbed!  Wow, his furever human is going to love him!  Right, Barbara?!

Oh, I think I've just had another epiphany!  Is it possible that our humans are actually angels?  Guardian angels?  I heard once that if you want to see a real angel you should look into the eyes of a friend.  Oh my!  I know we have angels across the rainbow bridge who are keeping an eye on us.  But . . . perhaps we have guardian angels right here at StreetCats!  Is that possible!  What do you think?!


Monday, September 23, 2013

When Will I Be Loved?!


So here I am lying on the floor in the corner behind the copy machine and two of my servants come in to clean my room and they ask, "Lulu, what are you doing over there?"  But then do they wait for an answer?  No, because they are so focused on their cleaning!  I have only myself to blame for that because of how well I've trained them!  So . . . they don't know why I am lying in the corner, but I'm going to tell YOU!  I went over there in this very private place to have a pity party!

And why, you ask, would Lulu, the most important and beautiful cat at StreetCats need to have a pity party?  I have certainly never been cheated, nor mistreated!!!!  But I still have to ask "When will I be loved??!!"  When a new human comes in that I want for mine, he or she always breaks my heart in two.  It happens every single time!  Yep, I'm in my room running this place and I am so busy that the human I have my eye on doesn't even notice me!

Now I HAVE been made blue, because I have been lied to!  The paper here at StreetCats that has my information on it says that I was abandoned.  Now do you expect me to believe that??!!  I am the prettiest, smartest cat at StreetCats and I have, hands down, the very best purr!  (If you don't believe me, just come listen.)  Fate may have led me to StreetCats because I am so needed here, but never in the whole wide world would anyone have abandoned me!  Now my information also says that I am about ten years old.  Well, I have never told anyone here my age so I don't know how they would know, but I will tell you that I'm old enough not to cause any foolish problems for any humans!


So I'm going to let you look at me again so that we can talk about what color I am.  Oh, my servants can discuss that for the longest time!  Well, tabby, they say.  Maybe gold tabby with some brown patches?  One says I am the color of a squirrel!  Now I did have to laugh at that one!  And of course you know how beautiful my eyes are . . . we've talked about that before.  And I use both dark and light eye liner, very unique!  And my purr!  Don't forget my purr!  And I am not one bit boney like some cats!  Nope, not boney at all!  Just soft and furry!

Okay, I'm going to stop my pity party now.  I know all my servants love me, they really do!  And I know they appreciate how well I run this place.  Still, a furever human, someone who I would see every single day and with a bed where I could sleep with them instead of by myself?  I know, I know, count my blessings, and I do have many.  But, tell me, WHEN WILL I BE LOVED!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Epiphany!

I have had an epiphany!  You know, that's when all of a sudden a lightbulb goes on in your head and you suddenly get something you didn't get before!  These special moments are so often followed by "Well, duh!" because you feel you have just realized something you should have known maybe forever!  So it is sort of a neat moment and also an embarrassing, I sure feel stupid, moment!

I'm going to tell you about my epiphany, but first let me set the stage with this picture.


This kitty's name is Zoey and she is sitting right outside my room at StreetCats.  As you can see here, there are chairs along the hall outside my room and she hangs out in these chairs most of the time.  Well, I at first thought that she hung out there in order to be close to me.  That just makes sense, right?! I mean I'm surprised all the cats don't hang out right outside my door.  It also crossed my mind that perhaps she sat here waiting for the humans to finish their chores and sit down with her.  They do sometimes sit here when they finish their work and she climbs on their laps and lets them pet her and brush her.  This makes sense, too!

And then I had my epiphany!  Not only is this the spot right by my office and is the place where a cat can count on having some TLC from the humans, it is the spot in the shop where a cat can sit and watch the front door.  And then all of a sudden I got it!  Zoey isn't sitting here to be close to me!  And, although she loves her StreetCat humans, she isn't sitting here just to get attention from them either!  She is sitting here waiting for her family to walk through that front door and then through the screen door where she is waiting.  She is so patiently waiting and I believe she is saying to herself, "Will they know the minute they see me?"  "Will I recognize them right away?"  I wish they would hurry!  Okay, I'm not going to cry!  It is too hard on my beautiful eyes!

Zoey is really a great cat!  She is about five years old and she has long hair.  In the spring she had a haircut (they call it a lion cut) and her hair hasn't completely grown out yet.  She has very nice green eyes and is, as you can see, a beautiful champagne color.  And she is so nice to our humans!!!  They pet and pet and she never loses patience with them!  Some cats do, you know!  But not Zoey!  I have never seen her nip or scratch!  She is so pretty I just have to show you another picture!  Look at the shape of those eyes . . . not as pretty as mine, of course, but still special!  I think she does a great job with her eyeliner!


Reader, do you think you might be Zoey's new furever human?  Now that I understand why this beautiful kitty sits where she does, it is breaking my heart!  Oh Zoey, I'm going to really try very hard to see that you get your wish soon and your special someone walks through that door!!!  You, beautiful, sweet girl, deserve the best home ever!!!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Good Ole Gal!

As I've told you before, my room gives me wonderful access to hear everything that's going on at StreetCats.  One of the fun things I do is listen to the humans who come in tell about what kind of cat they want.  Sometimes they want a little kitten (yuck!) and we don't have those (thank goodness!).  Sometimes they want a young cat that is almost a kitten (which is bad enough!).  Sometimes they want a specific color of cat or a specific breed.  Often they come in and say they want a lap cat, which reminds me that I need to give my cat readers another lesson on how to manipulate, I mean love, their humans!  Sometimes they're looking for a cat who looks like the last cat they loved.

Occasionally someone comes in and says they want just a good cat to keep them company.  Have you heard the people around here (and in Texas, too) use the phrase "good ole boy?"  Well, that means someone who is just a nice, uncomplicated, helpful, undemanding human.  Oh sometimes I hear some pretentious people use the word in a pejorative way, like good ole boys are beneath them or something. But that's not what I'm talking about here.  I'm using the term in a completely complimentary way . . . everyone just really likes them!  And when a human comes in and asks for just a plain nice companion cat to keep them company, that's what I think of.

The cat that we have right now that qualifies for the role of good ole boy is actually a good ole gal.  Her name is Purrcie and she is about 2 1/2 years old.  She is at StreeetCats in need of a new home because her owner died.  Isn't that just so sad!  I'll tell you some really neat things about Purrcie, but first here is a picture of her.  Wow!  What pretty colors for a good ole gal!


So here is the most special thing about Purrcie, I think.  She is a totally undemanding cat!  She never asks for anything extra.  BUT, if you want to do extra for her, like pet her and love on her and brush her, etc., she'll let you!  If you kiss her, she'll kiss you back!  Cats often want everything to be their idea (which I completely understand), but not Purrcie.  If you want her to just be nearby, she will just be nearby.  But if you want to snuggle, just give her some pats and before you know it she'll be snuggling with you!  And she isn't skittish AT ALL!  On Thursday they bring a steam monster into the shop and it makes noise and spits steam and is just a general nuisance.  Last week they put the machine right next to her and she didn't even care!  And if she is on the cat tree when it needs to be moved for cleaning, she doesn't care!  She just takes a ride and doesn't complain!  I've never seen her be finicky about what she eats either!  She is just really a good old gal!!!!

So if you are a good ole boy or gal yourself and you want a cat to hang with, well, there she is!   This is such a good ole gal that I'm actually thinking about adopting her myself!  Ha!!!



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Almost Perfect!

Now remember, it says "almost" perfect.  Because we know, of course, perfection is not easily attained.  I sometimes hear the humans says that no one is perfect and, when I hear that, I look at them with my big eyes and meow "really?"  Have you forgotten me?!  Well, if I'm not perfect I'm more than "almost" perfect, although I'm not sure how I would say that.  Maybe perfect most of the time.  But that's not what I'm talking about here. I'm really talking about a cat here at StreetCats who is almost perfect!

And that cat is Jerry!  And here he is!


 Oh my gosh!  Look at that sleek, black fur and those shiny gold eyes!  One can't credit this perfection to Jerry, of course.  He obviously just has good genes.  And part of why he looks so great is because my human servants have learned to feed us the very best food!  I taught them!  But of my goodness, isn't he pretty?!

Jerry is also a lot of fun!  He is curious and active and he loves to play.  He is sweet and loves all the human servants and all the cats!  He just makes himself at home and enjoys life!  I bet he even loves dogs!  (I'm not sure if that is part of "perfect",  however!  And I'm just guessing because we don't have dogs at StreetCats.)

Part of his perfection can be credited to me, of course, because I teach my cats how to behave themselves.  When you adopt a cat from StreetCats you get the benefit of a cat who has had excellent Lulu training.  You can get that nowhere else in the world!  Here is an example of what I'm talking about.  This is Jerry waiting his turn to drink out of the faucet.  Now don't worry, my servants give the kitties fresh, cool, clean water every day, but for some reason they like this faucet.  I allow it because, well, this is a way for the cats to learn their manners.  See how nicely Jerry waits his turn?!


 Okay, now it is time to tell you why Jerry is only "almost" perfect.  Well, Jerry has some communication issues.  I've tried and tried to help him with them, but he just isn't getting it!  As I said, Jerry loves to play!  So when he decides to play, he just does it!  He seems to be totally unable to understand when the cat he wants to play with is saying "I DON'T WANT TO PLAY!"  I mean it doesn't matter how loud they say it, he just keeps playing!  So the servants are always having to retrieve him and redirect him to a cat who does want to play.  It can be a real problem and the cats who don't want to play get very upset!  I've explained to them that he can't help it, he has special needs, but they want me to do something about it.

So here is what I propose.  I propose that you, reader, adopt Jerry and take him to his furever home.  Do NOT take him to a home that has a cat who does not want to play because if I, Lulu, could not teach him about this communication skill, no one can!  He will torment that poor kitty!  Take him to a home with a zillion toys for him to play with or with another cat or dog who wants to run and play with him.  Now we have a couple of cats at StreetCats right now who like to play with Jerry.  You could maybe save money on toys by just adopting one of these cats, too!  Now that's a pretty cool idea!  (I'm good at cool ideas!)  Jerry will keep you busy, but your rewards will be great!

WANT AN ALMOST PERFECT CAT?  Come visit Jerry at StreetCats!!!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Reciprocity!

Isn't that a cool word?!  It has five syllables!  English is the only human language I know, but it is pretty neat and pretty hard.  So I speak English and cat and that's all.  But anyway, reciprocity is a special word. Instead of saying "if you scratch my back I'll scratch yours,"  you can say that you'll reciprocate!  Just love that word!

So the reason I'm writing about reciprocity is that I've heard some questions lately about why our servants come and wait on us every day.  Some people don't get it.  So since I understand everything, I'll explain.  The reason is that we reciprocate!  For example, when our humans feed us we show our appreciation by eating voraciously and that makes the humans happy.  That is reciprocity.  Another example is when they clean out our litter boxes and we use the clean one right away!  Our showing them so concretely how much we appreciate their work is reciprocity!  And when they clean our cages, we let them touch us!  And when they sweep and mop our floors, we let them touch us more!  We might even purr!  And when they've done all their work, sometimes we even sit on their laps!  Now that is reciprocity above and beyond any that is called for by what they do for us.  What we give to them in exchange for their service is that we allow them to love us!  How nice we are just brings tears to my eyes!  Most of the time reciprocity is a scratch for a scratch, but we cats give back above and beyond what we are given!

Don't really get it?  Well, a picture is worth a thousand words, so I'm going to show you!


Now I bet you get it!  This is our servant, Vicki Anderson.  She is a very busy woman!!!!  She is a literary volunteer, she is a huge quilter and does other needle work, too!  She is even in a car club with her 1937 Ford!  (I want her to bring it to StreetCats to show us!)  This woman even takes dancing lessons!  But ever since April she has been coming to StreetCats a lot!  The only cats she has in her house aren't real ones.  And even though she has a lot of cat "stuff" in her house, she needs to touch real cats.  What would this nice lady do without us, StreetCats?!  In this picture my friend Fella is reciprocating for all she did for him that day!  (No, you can't have Fella . . . he is already in his furever home.)  You know, putting these facts in words is just overwhelming me with how special we are!  Oh my gosh, I'm not sure I fully realized just how lucky our human servants are!

THANK YOU, ME AND ALL THE STREETCATS CATS, FOR GIVING SO MUCH TO OUR HUMANS!

 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Royalty!

Have you ever met a real live royal personage?  I mean like a king or a queen, maybe a prince or princess?  How about an earl?  A duchess or duke?  Maybe a viscount?  Hey, I'd even be impressed with a lady-in-waiting!  I bet most of you haven't!  I sort of bet all of you haven't!

Well, I have!  And you can, too, if you'll just come to StreetCats of Tulsa!  I can't remember when we've ever had one of these personages living here, but we do now!  And here she is!


This, my readers, is a real live princess, Princess Snowdrop, currently of StreetCats Tulsa!  Isn't she gorgeous?!  Not as beautiful as I, of course, but I do have to admit that I don't have a title like she does. I've really been fantasizing about her staying with us.  We could change our name to StreetCatsCastle of Tulsa.  And maybe build a moat around us with a drawbridge and all that good stuff that princesses have!  Ooohhh, I just thought of this one . . . a tower!!!  I'm going to talk to Princess Snowdrop and see if she'll stay!

But wait, I can't.  This five year old royal cat needs to go to a furever home of her own.  And I do mean of her very own!  There is one problem here at StreetCats and all the other royal places she has lived.  Other cats don't like her and they pick on her!  We're going to have a talk here at StreetCats about bullying, but I don't have beautiful eyes in the back of my head and I can't be there to protect her every minute.  So she needs to be the only cat princess in her castle.  Every other cat (except for me, of course) is jealous of her so she needs her very own castle.

Oh wait!  She just asked me to tell you that she doesn't really need a castle.  If you have a castle, that's fine, of course.  But if you don't she thinks a manor house would be just fine.  No, no, she says it doesn't even have to be a manor house!  All it has to be is a residence, no matter how small, where she will be given the treatment that her royal self deserves.  That's all.

Friday, August 16, 2013

The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth

Hee hee!  Of course I'm not going to tell you the WHOLE truth!  That would take way too long!  And telling you NOTHING but the truth would be a bit boring for all of us, right?!  But I'm going to tell you one truth and I promise that I will tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth about this one thing.

Okay, here we go.  Hmmm, this is a bit harder than I thought it might be.  Before I tell you anything, let's just be clear about one thing.  Lulu can do anything she wants to do!  You knew that, right?!  After all, I am capable of running, and do run, this whole StreetCats place!  But sometimes it just makes sense to deligate things to my servants, right?!

So here it is!

This is my servant, Vickie Sanborn!  All these pictures you see on my blog (and it is MY blog!), they are taken by Vickie!  Oh I've taken one or two along the way, but why should I take them when I have someone who used to get paid for this to do it?!  That is the great thing about these servants . . . they will do whatever I tell them to!

Ocassionally she has to have a little help from her kitty friends.  This was a day when Buttercup, who is now in her furever home, was helping.  You can tell how much Vickie appreciated that help!  I can't tell for sure exactly how Buttercup was helping, but what else could she be doing sitting on Vickie's back?!  Gee, I sort of miss Buttercup.  She was a pretty cute kitty.  But at least she's in her forever home.  Sigh.



So let's hear it for Vickie!  Doesn't she take great pictures???!!!  My blog absolutely would not be the same without her!  Thank you, Vickie!  Lulu loves you and appreciates your help!  You're welcome to take more pictures of me and my eyes anytime you want!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Karma?!


Before I tell you my story, here is a picture of me and my eyes.  I just want to assure you that, in spite of a close call, I am just fine.  So don't be worried, just read my story.

Okay, do you remember how in my last blog I was sort of, not really, but maybe just kind of making fun of my servants?  I mean it was totally innocent, of course, because they can't help that they can't see in the dark and that their noses are broken.  Well, shortly after that, I got SICK!  I ran a fever, just didn't feel like eating or drinking anything and they told me at my spa, Feline Specialties, that I was dehydrated!  I felt awful and I'm so glad that I'm back to my feeling good self!

So when I first started feeling sick I heard my servant, Linda, saying something about my not seeming myself and I looked at her, kind of like in this picture, with my eyes.  But then she just left!  Communication with these human servants can be a challenge!  But wait, I didn't mean that in a bad way!  I know they can't help it and I do love my humans!  (I think I have to be so careful what I say!)

So, a couple of days later I was really feeling bad and couldn't even pay much attention to what was going on, but I think it was my servant, Jennifer, who called Linda and told her that she thought I might really be sick.  Well, duh!  What does it take?!  (I didn't mean that!)  Linda came and got me and took me to my spa where I got complete TLC and fluids and massages and before you know it I was back to normal.  Linda and I hang together in the office a lot and she is the greatest!  And she's a good driver so I don't mind riding with her to my spa.

So . . . here is my question.  What is this karma stuff?  Was my getting sick bad karma for having made fun of my servants?  From what I've heard about karma I think that could be it!  But then my human servants, whom I had just been laughing at, saved me!  So that is surely good karma, right?  And I have to have good karma because if I don't I might come back in my next life as a chicken, or (please, no!) a university professor!  Maybe them helping me was good karma for them?   If that's how it works maybe they'll get to come back as cats!

Oh I am so confused by this karma stuff!  Do you think we can just erase all the current karma and start over?  Thank you, human servants, for seeing that I was sick, taking me to Feline Specialties and enabling me to get well because of their excellent care!  I will never make fun of you again . . . or maybe not soon.  I love you!  (But don't tell anyone!)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Broken Noses! Funny Humans!



This is Toots.  You have met Toots already.  A while ago I told you her sad story.  If you've forgotten,
look it up.


And this is June Bug.  You haven't met her before.  She is one of the kittens.  You know those one year old kittens I've told you about.  The servants are always talking about what nice cats they are and I do suppose it's true.  But, you know, k i t t e n s!

Now we're going to have a test.  I'm going to show you two pictures, one of June Bug and one of Toots and you get to tell me which is which.  Okay, here we go!


Alright, okay, if you look closely you can tell the difference,  That's Toots at the top.  You can see the little white spot on her nose and June Bug doesn't have that.  But those little white paws look so much alike!  I know I promised not to make fun of my servants, but . . . .  Okay, I won't!  No, no, yes I will!  I wish you could hear them with these two cats in the shop.  They run around trying to figure out which is which!  June Bug?  No, wait, you're Toots!  So now Toots has a collar on and that makes it a little easier for them, but it's still funny!  I watch from my room and I chuckle.  My chuckle sounds a lot like a purr so they don't know I'm laughing at them so their feelings aren't hurt.

Here's a funny story about cats who look alike.  Once we had three solid black kittens.  Their names were Maggie, Molly and Mandy.  One had one white whisker, but other than that they looked just alike.  So the servants had to put different colored collars on them to tell them apart.  Yeah, okay, I guess that was somewhat clever, but . . . .

I DON'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE TELLING OUR CATS APART!  WHAT IS WRONG WITH THEIR NOSES??!!

Isn't that just hilarious!  Their noses are broken!!!!  Their noses are broken and they can't see in the dark!  Oh my gosh, it's a wonder they have learned they're supposed to feed  us!

Okay, I'm sorry, I'll stop now!  Yuk, yuk!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Irresistible, indescribable cuteness

Something is very wrong and I don't understand this.  I, Lulu, did not write the above title!  It was my beautifully colored paws that typed it and I know that it came through my head . . . otherwise I would not have typed it.  But it wasn't me!  This is pretty scary!  I think I've been possessed.  Oh no, I can feel it coming on again . . . I'm losing control again . . .

CAN YOU BELIEVE THE CUTENESS?!


Oh my gosh, what's happening to me??!!  I did not write that last sentence and I did not put these pictures here!  I do know that these kittens are Bolt and Spots and I do know that they are litter mates and I do know that they like to play.  But I would not ever refer to these kittens as "cute."  Lulu doesn't do cute!



Well, I guess Bolt opted for a bath rather than playing.  That makes sense to me!  These kittens are just a little over a year old.  So, as I've explained before, this makes them kittens, at least as far as I'm concerned!  Today they were chasing each other through our quarters and the chaos involved disturbed one of my naps!



Here is Bolt by herself.  I guess Spots decided to find someone else to play with for a while since Bolt was bathing.  Look how she hams it up for the camera!  It's disgusting!  But it doesn't matter how hard she tries, her eyes will never be as big as mine!  Oh no, here it comes again!  I'm resisting the urge to do this thing that is in my brain, but . . . oh no . . .

THEY ARE SUCH PRECIOUS, SWEET BABIES, SUCH GOOD GIRLS!  I HOPE THEY GET ADOPTED TOGETHER!



Okay, I think I have this figured out!  This voice in my head sounds so familiar!  The lengths to which my servants will go!  I recognize this voice!  It is my servant Barbara and she has apparently channeled through me so that she could talk on my blog!  This cannot be happening!  I'm going to go take a nap now, my 16th one of the day, and when I wake up this is never going to happen again!  Oh sometimes these servants think they are so smart!  Listen here, Miss Barbara, you will not get inside my head again!  (Please, if I give the adopters a two for the price of one deal on these kittens, will you leave me alone?)

Friday, July 5, 2013

A Room With a View!!!

Man, oh man, oh man, do I have neat stuff to show you!  But before I show you the cool stuff, a little background.  My very own private room, with the tree and the computer, has THREE views!  Isn't that cool!  One is to the outside and I won't show you a picture of this one because you can close you eyes and imagine it . . . a parking lot . . . dark gray asphalt with cars coming and going and sometimes people.  Sometimes it gets interesting, and sometimes sad, like when a human leaves a cat out there.  They don't think I'm watching, but I am!

My second view is of the part of StreetCats where the regular (as opposed to special me) cats live.  I will show you a recent picture that is really funny!  The mess those kittens can make when they are unsupervised!  The mess was funny, but the look on the servant's face who had to clean it up was even funnier!  Isn't this funny?!
 

The kittens may be a year old and physically they may be "mature," but it only takes one look at this picture to know that their brains are still kittenish!  Please come adopt them!

Now for the good stuff!  My third view is a room referred to by my servants as the "shop," the "boutique," or the "store."  I hear things about the "merchandise" and that all the profits from the sales go to taking care of ME (well, okay, us).  But what is so not fair is that cats are not allowed out there!  Can you believe that?!  I can understand all the regular cats not being allowed out there, but this is me, Lulu, the #1 main cat!  This is just one more example of those servants going too far in taking care of us!  I guess they are just afraid we'll get hurt out there!

But was Lulu going to just accept and go along with that?!  Guess!!  You're right, no way!  I cannot reveal any secrets here, but I, intelligent, resourceful and competent Lulu, have figured out a way to get into that room.  And I used my big eyes to do it!  Don't tell anyone!  Here are some of the things I saw there!


Look at these bright colors!  These are, I think, covers for human paws!  I know they're a bit weird, but my servants don't have fur on their paws.  At least most of them don't!



I'm not sure what these pretty things that are used by humans are . . . well . . . maybe to make them look more like cats?  I don't pretend to understand everything out here, but boy are these pretty colors!


And, as you can see by this picture, everything in the shop is CATS, CATS, CATS!  I could hardly believe it!  I've seen a lot of people buying things from this shop, and I could never get a good enough view to really get why.  But wow!  I sure do now!

I am saving the very best for last!  There are a lot of things for humans who are in service to cats, and that's a great thing!  But, even better, there are so many TOYS out there!!!!  CAT toys!  There are balls of every possible kind that a cat could want to bat around!  And there are catnip toys!  There are bowls for feeding us and bowls for giving us water.  But now I'm going to show you the very best thing I found out there where I'm not supposed to go.  Shhh!  Remember, you can't tell anyone where you got this information!


These are feathery cat toys!  Or maybe they are real birds!  Oh my gosh, I could hardly control myself!  I wanted to play with them (and I don't even play as much as the kittens do!  No wonder they won't let them out there!)  But I couldn't!  I don't want to take any chance of the servants trying to figure out how I'm getting out there!

But here is what I'm going to do.  I'm going to make periodic risky forays into this universe of color and I'm going to let you know every single thing that is for sale here so that you can come and buy it!  When you do, it will help our servants with buying our food and paying for our spa!  Cool, huh?!  DON'T HESITATE!  And stay tuned for further developments!