Journey into the Great Outdoors (Almost) | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

Journey into the Great Outdoors (Almost)

FRODO: Things did not go quite as planned folks! As you know, last week mom got me a harness and decided to let me go outside!

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I was sooooooooooooooo excited. I was ready to jump into the great unknown…

 

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But I got a little nervous and decided that instead of jumping from the deck I would just take the steps down to the backyard

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Unfortunately, when I realized just how gosh darn big the backyard was I got a little scared and hid under the steps!

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I am so embarrassed! Maybe I will just stay inside…or maybe I will try again tomorrow like a big boy! Wish me luck!

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Journey into the Great Outdoors (Almost) | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

I’m Free! Free at Last!

FRODO: It has been a hard week watching Amarula and a (harnessed) Zulu enjoying the great outdoors from my windowsill seat!

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Not only was it sad but it was also exhausting!

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But then mom came back from shopping with a brand new harness just for me! I think it really captures my “man-of-adventure” personality!

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Now I can run and play safely with my big sis, Amarula, and brother, Zulu! I can’t wait to tell all you guys about my exciting (harnessed) adventures! Yippee! I am ready to jump into the great unknown!

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Yippee! I am ready to jump into the great unknown!

Journey into the Great Outdoors (Almost) | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

Why I love Springtime!

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AMARULA: As you know I hate winter! All that snow means I can’t go outside for many months. So I love when spring arrives and I can once again rule the outdoors! And yes, while spring also means that Zulu gets to join me outside on his harness…yuck…

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The real reason I am so happy to see the snow go away and the grass turn green again is precisely because Zulu joins me outside!  I get to drive him crazy by standing on his leash so he can’t move or–even better–pulling on his leash so he has to go where I tell him to go!

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ZULU: Get off my leash! Mom! Look what Amarula is doing!

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AMARULA: Oh glorious spring! Who knew I would love it so when Zulu joins me outside!

Journey into the Great Outdoors (Almost) | Hairballs and Hissy Fits

Being “In” is So Out!

FRODO: Well spring is finally here — at least that’s what Amarula and Zulu keep talking about. They sure are excited about finally going outside again now that the snow is gone (even though Zulu has to wear a harness).

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FRODO: I must admit it does look very exciting out there!

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I can only imagine the adventures I could get up to outside!!

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FRODO: I might finally be able to catch that red squirrel that keeps taunting me!

 

 

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FRODO: Hey Zulu and Amarula when will I be big enough to come join you outside?

AMARULA: Never! The human has no plans to let you outside of the cat containment unit! I heard her saying that even on a harness you would likely get into too much trouble!

FRODO: What’s that you say?!?…but that’s not fair…I really never get to go outside?!?

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FRODO: NEVER??!! Noooooooooooooooooooooooo. Let me out!

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