My first item of news is rather melancholy, I’m afraid. The long-running Carnival of the Cats’ 600th edition is its last. In uninterrupted operation since 2004, the Carnival seems to have run its course. Elvira (Mistress of Felinity) and her protege Sneakers (The Texian Tuxedo) with help from their Daddy, Kiril Kundrazieff, have worked hard to keep the Carnival going, but they have many activities and responsibilities, and so the Carnival is being tucked away, perhaps to be revived another day. I don’t know if the Feline News Network — for which Munchkin and I are Roving Reporters — will still be in operation. We’ll let you know as details come in.
I got in trouble with MaMA, but I maintain it was her fault. She made that salad the other day using lunch meat, and put it on the kitchen table. Lunch meat! If I have a weakness, it’s for lunch meat. Of course, she didn’t know that, but still…. And she didn’t realize I can still jump, but I can…. Alas, she caught me just short of my prize. She shouted and grabbed me and dropped me onto the floor! But, because she’s a good MaMA after all, she gave me a piece. One. ~sigh~ She says it’s too full of sodium and nitrons or something for me to have much of it. Sad cat, me.
Now the good news: Sweetie Pie is out of the Cone of Shame! MaMA was looking forward to freeing her, but Granny couldn’t wait for MaMA to get home from Imaginarium, and took the cone off, herself. Sweetie Pie has celebrated by gorging herself on cat food that Granny forgot is supposed to be measured out carefully so Sweetie Pie can maintain her girlish figure and by amusing herself in her favorite bird-watching spot.
I’ve been practicing being MaMA’s Muse, but she won’t listen to a word I write. I know they’re good words, because I’ve read them in other people’s books!
Oh, and I don’t know who this “Amidinajab” is, but I do wish Charles (Mr. MaMA) would stop calling me that. “Amidala” is not difficult to remember!
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Would you rather annoy — I mean INSPIRE — your human or would you rather lounge around and look out the window?