Mom Got A New Kitten! (sorta)

FRODO: Oh boy! Oh boy! Oh boy!! I think mom got a new kitten!!

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Though it sure has a strange tail for a cat! So big and fluffy! And I can’t figure out why mom is not making it wear a harness like me and Zulu have to!

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I love having new friends! I can’t wait to introduce myself! Hey! Zulu and Amarula come over here and meet our new sibling! I sure hope he isn’t a lady-killer like Zulu or Zulu is gonna be soooooooooooooo jealous!

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Why does he get to eat peanuts and I don’t? I bet he would be willing to share–he looks like the generous type. I can’t wait to get to know this new kitten better! Though I can’t understand why mom seems unwilling to let the poor guy go inside the house!

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Time for My Human to Die

AMARULA: Well, she’s done it! The human’s really done it! I was minding my own business, having a pleasant day out and about when this orange blob walked by…

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Apparently the human is now allowing Frodo out on a harness into my outdoors! MY outdoors!
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It was bad enough having Zulu to contend with but now I have Frodo invading my Feline Fiefdom!

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Yep! I’ve tried to be nice. I tried to have Zulu killed welcomed Zulu with open arms when he joined me outside. But this, this is too much!

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How much is one cat expected to endure!!?? Someone call the humane society and report my human!

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Zulu’s World-wind Tour of the Great Outdoors!

FRODO: As you know, I faltered a little a couple of days ago when I tried to go outside for my first exploration of the backyard. It was all so darn exciting that I was just plain overwhelmed. Luckily, big brother Zulu was at the ready to help me and he took me out for a personalized tour!

 

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ZULU: Alright Frodo just stay close and follow me! I’ll teach you all about the outdoors.

 

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ZULU: This is my favorite pile of grass. Try to have a good chew at least once daily. You can also expect to throw up the grass sometime around midnight. Never fails! This is mom’s least favorite part of the backyard!

FRODO: YUMMY!! This grass is almost better than tuna!

ZULU: And remember to always take time to bask in the sun! Spending time in the sun outdoors is even better than lying in a sunbeam in the window!

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ZULU: Over here is what I like to call my own private privy! But you have to bring your own toilet paper!

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ZULU: Now we are going towards the area where mom is trying to make a rock garden. It is very important to stay away from here and not dig up stuff!

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ZULU: Well, since this is your first time maybe we can go a little closer just this once!

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ZULU: And always keep an eye out for Amarula. She loves to step on the leash!

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ZULU: And the most important things is to always make time to smell the flowers!

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ZULU: I have a feeling you are gonna love it out here Frodo!

FRODO: Me too!

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The Feline Solution to Any Problem: Take A Nap

FRODO: As you know my efforts to get out-and-about and explore the backyard in my harness did not quite go as I had planned. I spent most of the afternoon hiding under the deck stairs.

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But not to fear! I am going to recharge my bravery with a power nap and get right back out there! There is nothing like a siesta to put the LION back in FELION (at least that’s how I spells it)! Just watch me recharge!

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Oh Yeah! I’m almost ready to head outside again! Hear me roar! I sure am a brave FELION!

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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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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!

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!

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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Frodo Celebrates National Tabby Day!

AMARULA: Well Frodo, I guess you think you are really something special since today is National Tabby Cat Day. You better not let it go to your head!

FRODO: National Tabby Day! Yipee!! How exciting! Take a good look Amarula….what kind of Tabby am I?

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AMARULA: You’re about to be a dead Tabby if you don’t get off my Lazyboy! Frankly you seem like a Lazy Tabby to me!

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AMARULA: Or how about a chubby Tabby?

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FRODO: What about a Handsome Tabby? Could I be the handsome variety of Tabby, Amarula?

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AMARULA: NO definitely not! I would say more of a Martian-like Tabby

 

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ZULU: I think  you are a Beloved Tabby Frodo!

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ZULU: Beloved and handsome too! (Though not nearly as handsome as me!)

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FRODO: Thanks Zulu! I’ll also ask Mom what kind of Tabby I am…..

FRODO: Well Mom said I am a Very Loved Tabby and she also said I’m a not-allowed-on-the-table-but-does-it-anyway Tabby!

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FRODO: Mom also said I was officially known as a Classy Tabby!!

AMARULA: I think you mean CLASSIC Tabby Frodo…but she should have said clueless!

FRODO: I am pretty sure she means CLASSY Amarula…check me out!

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FRODO: YEAH! I love being a Classy Tabby! And happy National Tabby day to all you Tabbies out there! Yippee!

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