Friday, July 20, 2012

The Kitty Says...

Hi! Tiger here, checking in because my mom finds it impossible to blog right now. 

This is one of my favorite spots...on the arm of my mom's chair.

Things are going ok in this new house.  I love my special place under Dad's sink.  I go there when I don't want to be bothered and thankfully my family gets it and they leave me alone.  The other night I noticed these twirling blades on the ceiling and they scared me to death.  I don't know why I didn't notice them before...they are in EVERY room in this house!  Some of them twirl and some of them just stay still.  No matter how hard I try I just can't figure that out.  I thought they might come down from the ceiling and get me, but they seem to be staying in place for now, so I'm kind of getting used to them, but every now and then they freak me out.  For some reason my family finds this hilarious...I don't think that's very nice, do you? 

I really like my mom,  I love to sit on her lap and make her pet me.  I don't think she likes it as much as I do.  Probably because I make her nose itch and her eyes water.  Oh well, she'll just have to get used to it.  I think it kind of irritates my dad that I like her more than him, but he tries to hold me and I don't like that.  I am a very independent feline!  I also tricked her into giving me some yarn to play with, even after she told everyone she wasn't going to do that.  I love my yarn!  I am now plotting ways to get into the big yarn stash next to my mom's chair.  She keeps a pretty close eye on it though so I'm gonna have to be sneaky.

I have tricked the family into giving me lots of treats.  Except for that girl that brought me here.  She keeps telling everyone that I am going to get fat and spoiled.  She's probably right, but I think she should just mind her own business.

So, I heard my mom say she ordered a new computer.  She seemed really excited about it.  I'm excited too because I really don't like the noises my parents make when they try to use the computer they have now.  I'm a cat and even I can tell that thing is an antique!  I heard it's supposed to arrive in the next week or two and then mom can start blogging again.  She also said something about finally being able to get on Pinterest...I have no idea what that is, but it sounds addicting so I think she should watch out for that.  She also said she has a big family reunion to plan, pictures to organize and something about a Christmas letter.  Sounds like she will be spending lots of time on that new computer.  It better not cut into my petting time or I just might have to find a way to sabotage that thing!

Ok, time for me to crawl back under the sink and take a nap.  Have a great weekend everyone!

Quote for the Week:

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.

~Rod McKuen~


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Kitty Says...

New buddies: Stephen and Tiger

Hi!  My name is Tiger, I'm six years old, and I'm the newest member of the Clem Clan.  I've decided to take over my new mom's blog today so you can get to know me a little better.  Because I'm a cat, and it's all about me.

Last night I came to live with the Clem Clan.  They are my third family.   My new mom says the Clem Clan is my forever family, but I get the feeling she is only tolerating me.  I don't think she really appreciates the specialness of cats.  The other people in the clan are great!  My new dad is so happy I came to live with him, I can tell.  He smiles at me a lot and loves to pet me.  Same with the boy in the picture.  The other people in the clan call him the Cat Whisperer.  I guess this means he likes to whisper in cats ears.  So far he hasn't whispered at me, but he is really nice and he let me sleep in his bed.  He smiles at me a lot and pets me too.  I know we are going to be very good friends.  The girl who brought me home is nice too.  I've even forgiven her for stuffing me in that tiny cage, putting me in a car and driving me across town.  I did NOT like that trip one bit.  She's nice though and likes to pet me too.

I hope Mom is right and I get to stay here forever because moving to new places is not fun. The last place I lived was a one bedroom condo.  I got here and wow...this place is big!  I didn't even know where to start exploring.  And there are some doors that are closed...I think they are keeping secrets from me.  I want to get into those places so day, when they let their guard down, I'll figure out how.  For now, I'm happy exploring everything else.  This morning I woke up my new mom at 3:30 am.  I don't think she was too happy about it but I just couldn't resist finding out what was in that cabinet under the sink.  She tried to make me lay on the bed with her and dad...but I was too restless for that.  I needed to see if I could claw my way into the other closed door in the hallway outside their bedroom.  She opened it up so I could see that it's just a closet full of games that I can't play.  I did try to get in there, but she wasn't having any of that.  I can tell she's not gonna be the fun one in this house.

Right now I'm the only animal that lives here.  But I can tell that other cats have lived here before.  I've figured out all the places they liked to hang out and I'm keeping an eye on those spots to make sure they don't come back.  I also overheard them talking about getting dogs.  I'm not very keen on THAT idea.  But even if they do, I'll be sure to let everyone know who's boss.  I am a cat after all....we rule the world!

I'll be back occasionally to let you know how I'm doing.  I think I'm gonna like it here, as long as they let me have my way.  I'm pretty sure I already have three of them in my back I just gotta win over the new mom.  I hear she's tough.  We'll see.