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The Coveted Window Seat

Today Amarula learned why the window seat isn’t always the best seat in the house:

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. My favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _look menacing and gorgeous in equal measure!
  2. My least favorite thing on my daily to-do list is _update my list of nemeses—it just keeps growing –I can never keep up.
  3. I could really do without …you know what I’m gonna say…Frodo the Creamsicle Cretin and Zulu the Zero
  4. I would love to have more mirrors in the house so I could constantly be reminded of my own stunning Tortieness and my own private litter box. It’s so beneath me to share                                  .

 

The Sad Fate of Amarula’s Hexagon of Happiness

AMARULA: Ah, finally a few moments to myself in my beloved Hexagon of Happiness

AMARULA: Now I can finally take a well-earned nap…wait a minute…I sense something evil headed this way…

AMARULA: Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!

FRODO: Hey big sis. That sure looks cozy! Can you scooch over so I can come in too?

AMARULA: Get away from my one-cat-only Hexagon!

FRODO: Looks more to me like a Cube of Companionship! Push over!

AMARULA: A cube!! Fool! Do you know nothing about math, geometry and the importance of right angles!? This is clearly a Six-sided Hexagon of Solitude, now don’t you dare come in here!

FRODO: Come on Sis! I see plenty of room in there!

AMARULA: Get down! Get down or you’ll break the whole thing!

FRODO: I’m turning this HexaGON into a HexaCome-On-In! Wheeeeeee!

AMARULA: Thank God I had the foresight to install an escape hatch!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. My next _Hexagon of Happiness_ will be better hidden from Frodo!
  2. Fireworks scare the bejesus out of me! But I really feel sorry for the sky who must be experiencing terrible indigestion to create such terrible sights and sounds!
  3. Freedom is what I plan to actually experience one day when I can finally figure out how to take off the horrible collar the human makes me wear! Damn I wish I had thumbs!
  4. This week, I am thankful that I live in Canada; the best cat-loving country in the world! While I complain that my Human took me from Africa and moved me to a land filled with snow for half the year, I know how lucky I am to live here! (But don’t tell the Human I said that!)

 

Frodo Tries To Get His Foot In The Door

 

It’s the human here! I made the mistake of trying to close my office door to actually get some work done. Someone had different ideas…any guess who?

At first Frodo was quite patient

Frodo’s patience did not last long! Now I know how the scratches got at the bottom of the door!

You have to admire his persistence!

Even Zulu tried to get in on the act

Success!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. A law I would like to see passed is _all catnip and Temptation tuna treats must be immediately surrendered to the best looking tortie in a 5-mile vicinity!
  2. My favorite card game is _Go fish, of course.
  3. With Summer unofficially here,  I can reclaim my dominion over the great outdoors .
  4. A favourite Summer memory is  when I first met my true love Charlie (who has sadly moved!).

An Uninvited Guest

AMARULA: I am in a bad mood! Wanna guess why?

AMARULA: My number one nemesis Frodo. As per usual, I was having a pleasant nap and the Orange Menace snuck up on me.

AMARULA: All I have to do is give him one good kick with my back leg and he would roll right off the couch! Should I do it?

AMARULA: Well maybe I won’t bother just this once. As long as he doesn’t snuggle closer! Best I conserve my energy for chasing all the squirrels in the back yard!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. My idea of roughing it is what you see above! Letting Frodo nap near me without beating him up! I truly am a martyr. I should be sainted really!

2. I never get sick of talking about myself of course! Just as I am sure, dear readers, you never get sick of hearing about me!

  1. My youth returns in full force every time I get a sniff of catnip or spend time chasing Frodo and Zulu around.
  2. My “golden years” would be a lot more golden if the Orange Menace and Zulu the Zero were not around!

Nap Time Interrupted…Again!

AMARULA: Doh dee doh…oh I am so looking forward to my nap. I got my favorite scratcher beside me and there’s no sign of Frodo nearby (so he can’t interrupt my nap like last time) so I can enjoy a pleasant snooze….

AMARULA: What the…? Where did you come from!?!

AMARULA: Get off my scratcher Zulu!

ZULU: Hey there Amarula. I know how much you hate to nap alone and how much you love to share your things so I thought I would join you. Hehehehe…Pftsssssst!

AMARULA: Do you see what I have to put up with!!

 

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 47: March 31, 2017

 

  1. The first thing I think about in the morning is how can I best terrorize Frodo and Zulu today?

 

  1. The last thing I think about before sleep is _Have I done enough to terrorize Frodo and Zulu today?

 

  1. I am looking forward to finally finding my passport and returning to South Africa from whence the Human stole me (naturally I would have to burn Frodo and Zulu’s passport to make sure they don’t follow me there!).

 

  1. I am so pleased when at the end of the day I’ve gotten lots of attention, treats and mice and I can fall asleep knowing that the day has been all about me and I’ve really put the “I” in tortie once again!

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

The cats all want to wish you a happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

AMARULA: Speak for yourself! I don’t want to wish anyone anything! And certainly not a happy day!

AMARULA: Get this off me…oh the indignity!

AMARULA: That’s right human… just a little closer…just get a little closer and you’ll be drinking green beer in the emergency room!

ZULU: You who…over here…mom…take my photo!

ZULU: Oh no my eyes were closed! Try again!

ZULU: Oh yeah! That’s my good side…hey ladies! Now let’s try one with the hat too!!

ZULU: I almost feel bad that one cat can look so darn good!

AMARULA: Ha! You look like a cross between a pimp and the Green Goblin Zulu!

ZULU: Quiet Amarula! You’re just jealous of my inner suaveness and gorgeousness! Hey Ladies!

…and then there’s Frodo…he partied just a little too hard on green catnip…

FRODO: Happy St Patty’s day!

IMPORTANT: pls visit fellow cat blogger Frimousse’s site (lives in France) he was just diagnosed with cancer and is not doing well!

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. The oldest item in my home is the mouse I hid behind the fridge that the human has still not found!
  2. The oldest item in my refrigerator is _see above (yep, I also hid one IN the refrigerator!).
  3.  My family heritage is NOT the result of a co-mingling of road tar and a pumpkin exploding (as Zulu would have you believe) Rather my heritage includes some African lion, Tasmanian devil and wild boar with just a dash of stallion (that’s where I get my effortless grace from)
  4. My favorite family tradition is beating up on Zulu and Frodo…ok ok I admit it’s not actually an allowable family tradition BUT IT SHOULD BE!

Come Play With Me!

FRODO: MOM! MOM! MOM! Stop working and come play with me

FRODO: No takers eh?

FRODO: But what if I look real cute? (EPILOGUE: Mom stopped working…obviously! Could you say no to that belleh!?)

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. I wish smoking would come back in style. I used to love a good cigar after a meal of mouse au vin.
  1. I always have _____________________ in my purse ( or wallet for men). Clearly, I do not have a purse, but if I did I would always carry a compact mirror. A lady has got to look her best. Though, of course, when you’re a Tortie, gorgeous is just a constant state of being. Am I right fellow Torts?
  1. I think that I need to bite my human on the ankle. She stopped petting me to answer the phone. Such treachery can not go unpunished

4.Frodo and Zulu are a pet peeve of mine. They are pets and they peeve me. Need I say more?

Winter! Could it Get Any Worse? (Oh yes it can)!

Amarula: Winter! Just look at all that cold and snow. It looks like it will never end and I am stuck inside until it does! At least things can’t get any worse…

AMARULA: What the…Frodo when did you sneak up behind me! This is MY winter viewing platform!

FRODO: Hey there big sis! Isn’t winter wonderful? Since you aren’t going out much we get to spend so much more quality time together

AMARULA: I would take issue with the word quality

FRODO: I have a whole list of things we can do together now that you’re inside so much. I’ve even set aside time for extra hugs and those play fights that you seem to love so much! We can nap together, eat together, use the litter box together, sit by the fire together…

 

AMARULA: I think I will wait outside for spring to arrive.

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. Snow is my number 1 nemesis! (well, actually it’s certainly in the top 3 and vies with Frodo and Zulu for first place depending on my mood!)
  2. My favorite kind of soup is chicken of course with Goldfish crackers! Though why humans feel the need to add those horrible vegetables to it is beyond me!
  3. When no one is around, I like to …dance like no one’s watching!
  4. .Catnip is my first love

The Art of Compromise

FRODO: Hey there big sis! Wanna play?

AMARULA: No I certainly do not want to play. Now get down from there — you are in my spot! Only I get to sit at the top of the sofa! It is the perfect perch from which to oversee my domain.

FRODO: Come on! Let’s play! Come up here and get me!

AMARULA: Come down at once!

FRODO: Pfffffffffffffffttttttttttt! Come and get me!

AMARULA: How dare you show me the raspberry! You really have no common sense whatsoever do you? You asked for it….

AMARULA: Whack! Bam!

FRODO: Wheeeeeeee

THE HUMAN aka mom: HEY! What the heck are you two doing?!?

A few minutes later….

AMARULA: I can’t believe the human broke up the fight and is making us share the top of the couch! What of my dignity!? What of a respect for my superiority!?

FRODO: Fight?! I thought we were playing! I thought you were trying to tickle me! Oh Amarula, you have the funniest sense of humor! I LOVE YOU!

AMARULA: Silence you creamsicle cretin!

 

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

  1. My favorite kind of cookie is _S’mouses (like a S’more but meatier!), chocolate chipmunk cookies and peanut birder cookies.
  2. The famous Mudpie the tortie of course (only a fellow tortie can capture my tortitude and her blog was the first cat blog I read with a tortie as the star–which is of course, our natural role) would play me in a movie about my life.
  3. Love is easy to find! I feel it every time I look in the mirror!
  4. For Valentine’s Day, I just might suspend hostiles between myself and Frodo and Zulu! But Frodo is on real thin ice at the moment!

 

 

Nap Time Interrupted

AMARULA: Ah! Friday afternoon….I am looking forward to a nice long nap beside my beloved new scratcher…

AMARULA: And just like that another nap is ruined…

PS We just read that our French feline friend RouXy (beloved pal of Frimousse) is very ill. Please visit his website (link here) and send your positive thoughts. He is actually the neighbor’s cat but every day Frimousse’s owner goes over and brings him to their house so that RouXy can spend his time with his best friend Frimousse!

 

Here are Amarula’s Friendly Fill-Ins hosted by 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader!

Week 38: January 27, 2017

  1. I have seen CATS (obviously)_ on Broadway. In fact, I was the inspiration!
  2. My Chinese zodiac sign is I am not sure when I was born (and a lady never tells her age) but I am certain I am not the year of the DOG! Imagine having a year of the dog but no CAT!!
  3. Celebrities I don’t know much about human celebrities because I am unable to watch TV as the human refuses to let me be in charge of the remote!
  4. A good day is when I see very little of Tweedledee and Tweedledum (aka Frodo and Zulu)!