Bye, mom…why are we waving a paw at mom? Where’s she going? She’s going to cash in her birthday gift certificates and have a pedicure and manicure. I envy her so much, Shoko. This is what I want for my birthday too.
Oh no! What’s wrong, Shoko? This means dad’s looking after us, on his own. So? He doesn’t know how we like things done. We better tell him. We should wait to see what he does himself. He may think we’re bossy if we start telling him what we like.
That’s a great idea, Kali. Here comes brekky, let’s see how he does.
Oh my! Dad, oh dad, I like way less gravy in my food. I want a whole lot more gravy in my food and I don’t like lumps either. Just sayin’ Are you going to eat it, Kali. No way Shoks, it looks ghastly! We should take a few licks though. K, *lick* *lick*…Shoko shakes her paws and walks away.
I’ll get a drink of water, that helps to fill me up. Kali stands in her water fountain and then starts pushing water out of the fountain. Dad puts a T-towel under the fountain to catch the water and tells Kali not to play in the water. But mom lets me play in the water.
Hey, dad, I can’t get a drink now. Mom fills the fountain after I play in the water.
This is no good at all. My Princess bed is all lumpy where I was playing groundhog. Mom usually floofs up our beds twice a day without being asked. I thought everyone did that for their kitties. We can go sleep on mom’s bed then, Kali. It’s not lumpy.
You gotta admit dad is good at the game “in and out”. He’s right there when I want out and again when I want in. He looks like he’s getting fed up with the game though so we better find a new game.
Look, dad’s giving us lunch. Mom doesn’t give us lunch. Dad, I like my food out of a freshly opened tin….I get first dibs. No, I don’t like turkey! Kali likes turkey, I like beef. He doesn’t listen, does he? Well, I prefer lotsa gravy in my turkey pate. We told you this morning. I like just a wee bit of gravy in my beef pate. Let’s switch and then we’ll be happy. Done deal, Kali. *Burp* that was tasty and now I could use a nap. When is mom coming home? Don’t know but hope it’s soon. I feel scruffy, I need a good grooming. Dad would never think of it. At least he feeds us, Kali.
Treats for no reason! Mom doesn’t do that. Oh, dear….dad just dumped them in front of me! Dad, it was so nice of you to give us treats but we prefer you gave us one at a time. Then we feel special.
I got treats dumped by me too. Oh dear. Time for mom to come home. I think I hear her in the living room.
Did you say it was mom and dad’s anniversary today. Yes, Shoks. They’ve been married like way too long. Well, I’ve only been here for 8 years Kali and they were married then. Were they married when you came here? Oh yes, they’ve been married for 45 years. Cwap, that long!! That’s like 3 lifetimes for us cats. So where did they go for dinner. Mom made reservations at The Twisted Cork. Let me guess. There are corks all over the floor and the servers have twisted personalities. MOL MOL They’re home! Tell us mom what did you have for your special dinner? OK girls, listen to this. I had a Caesar Salad tossed with bacon and parmesan cheese. You must have had more than a salad. Then I indulged in pan seared Pacific scallops in a saffron cream and topped with red caviar. Caviar…fish eggs….what were they like? Very tiny Shoko and not much flavor. What’s the black stuff under the scallops? I’m ashamed to say I don’t know but it was delicious. It wasn’t chocolate but what a delicate flavour.
What did dad have? Dad eats meat like we do…..none of this salad bit for him. Dad had a New York Steak, thick cut with a house dry rub and six large prawns on top of the steak. The potato was coated with seasoned bread crumbs and baked. He also had a vegetable ragout with red peppers, zucchini and broccoli. That steak makes my mouth water. You can keep the veggies.
So the dinner was a success? Not everything. We each had sparkling water and it tasted…bad! It tasted like someone threw baking soda into the water. Yuck.
How about us mom, we’re getting hungry. You got any Fancy Feast for us gals? Sure enough….Make room for the beef girls. .
Dad was looking around the internet and saw an interactive toy for us. He wasn’t sure if we’d bother with it….I guess we have a reputation as picky so he just did the basics to see if there would be any interest.
We have no name for this toy but here is a picture of the toy. Note the toy has brown paper because it is the finished product unlike what you will see in the other pictures. This is easy to make. You will need a small box, 6 plastic cups. tape and the scissors to cut holes for the plastic cups. Inside you will want to put some treats.
Our box wouldn’t close so dad needed tape to close it up. He carved out the 6 holes and put the plastic cups with 2 beef temptations in each cup.
The first to test the effectiveness of this toy was Kali.
The last one to try it was me. I was not particularly impressed at first glance.
Then I started to poke about. Hey, this thing makes noise and it smells like beef.
Note: with more feverish activity, the cups turn this way and that…perhaps if dad glued them to the floor…mmmm…just sayin’.
Yes, this will do nicely, thank you dad….. I love the smell of beef in my cups. MOL