This week, two cats from England are visiting me here on the blog. Mom’s friend Andrea Gilbey is their human. Don’t ask me how cats got across the ocean. Maybe they came in a catamaran.
At any rate, here’s Top Cat.
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Hello! It’s T.C. here with my little brother, Thomas, and we’re from England. (Actually, he’s not my really-truly brother, but we’ve adopted the same person, so it works out to the same thing.) We haven’t owned her for very long, but she’s a lot of fun to have around and we like watching her play, though we’ve noticed she has a strange habit in the evenings. After she’s served us our dinner and fed herself we play with her, to make sure she’s tired enough to sleep properly, and then we have a little rest for an hour or so. While we’re resting our Mum gets out a square flat thing and taps on it with her fingers; sometimes there are pictures on it, sometimes just words. She says she talks to her friends on it and shows them pictures of us, and tells them all about us.
One of her friends is Katya’s Mum, Mrs Marian, and she suggested that Katya might let us pay her a visit one Caturday and talk about ourselves. Mum said it would be a bit difficult for us, as we don’t have thumbs, but we’ve watched her when she writes to her friends, and she doesn’t use her thumbs, just 2 fingers on each hand! Easy!
Of course you want to see what we look like! Here we are – that’s me, the handsome black and white boy…
…and here’s Thomas, the little black bundle of fluff.
Mum says he’s a tabby; if that means bouncy and irritating then I suppose he is. He’s pretending to be very well read in this photo, but he really only sits on those particular books because he knows I’m too big to get in there and push him out!
Mum says we have to go to see someone nice in a few days, and they’ll give us something to make sure we don’t get ill. That’s got to be a good day out, right?
I have to go now; Thomas has had Mum’s attention all the while I’ve been talking to you, so I need to go and sit on him for a while. It’s a responsible job being Top Cat.
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Thank you for visiting, TC. And, if you can arrange for Thomas to stay with the nice someone who gives you something to keep you well, all the better. Being an Only Cat is the way to go!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR CATS: What’s your best plan for becoming or staying an Only Cat?
Miss ElviraAugust 17, 2013 at 10:12am
Welcome to America!
Such cute kitties!
We know some British cats who blog!
As for how to be an only cat, Nikita says any plans he had for living out his dotage in solitude was shot to hell when I showed up on the doorstep over 3 years ago.
Marian AllenAugust 17, 2013 at 12:13pm
Miss Elvira, Katya says, “You go, girl! Al thought he was going to be an only cat, too, until I showed up!”
JaneAugust 17, 2013 at 11:54am
You are certainly a handsome boy. Don’t tell your brother but it’s Black Cat Appreciation Day, and I am sure you sport enough black to make it your day, too.
Happy visit to the …xxxxxx… Oops, I’m not supposed to say that word.
Come visit again (with more pix).
Sarah GlennAugust 17, 2013 at 3:25pm
What handsome young fellows!
Marian AllenAugust 17, 2013 at 9:11pm
They ARE, aren’t they? 🙂