AMARULA: Due to his youth and inexperience (i.e. he has yet to experience my claws of death because of my lady-like restraint) Frodo has tried to hug me on several occasions. I can usually tell when he is getting this death-wish idea into his head because his eyes glaze over (although frankly, glazed-over is pretty much Frodo’s normal state of being). In fact, he appears to have such a look at this very moment….
FRODO: Amarulaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, come and play……
AMARULA: Now, because I am the mature one and
just had my nails clipped abhor violence, I am simply going to ignore the wretch and take the long way around
FRODO: Amarula………I’m watching you….
FRODO: Come on…just one little hug….
AMARULA: I feel this is not going to end well for either of us…
AMARULA: I see that look in your eyes…don’t do it Frodo…Frodo…
FRODO: Gotcha! See isn’t this fun!!? Amarula you are just the best hugger ever!
ZULU: What are you doing Frodo? You’ve been staring at that swan for hours!
FRODO: I’m in love! I know the feeling is mutual cause she just can’t keep her eyes off me! She just keeps staring. She is dumbstruck with loooooooooove
ZULU: The word “dumb” might certainly factor in here…
FRODO: Isn’t she beautiful? She doesn’t say much but that’s OK cause we speak volumes with our eyes.
ZULU: And have your eyes noticed that that is mom’s cement swan? Cement, Frodo, aka not real!
FRODO: Zulu! How dare you accuse her of not being real and genuine! Our love is the real deal! Though I guess if I am honest, I have been feeling lately like things are not right between us…like there may be someone else…what’s that over there in the bushes…
FRODO: A chipmunk!! My heart is broken! I can never compete with a mammal with such full cheeks and gorgeous stripes!
ZULU: Then you definitely don’t want to know about the bunny that has been given her the eye!
FRODO: Big brother Zulu says I must pay lots of attention to my grooming cause it’s important for me to look good for the ladies.
FRODO: He says though I will clearly never be as good looking as him, I can do the best with what I’ve got!
FRODO: Well, what do you think ladies? How do I look?
FRODO: Oops missed a spot!
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.
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!
Oh Yeah! I’m almost ready to head outside again! Hear me roar! I sure am a brave FELION!
FRODO: Well this is my first winter and I gotta tell you I think it’s terrific! Now I know that Amarula hates Canadian winters but I think that’s just because–between you and me–she can be a bit of a nay-sayer! She tends not to look on the positive side of things. Since the temperature has dropped, mom has started using this indoor fire contraption that I think is just the cat’s pajamas! It’s like having your very own personal sunbeam in the house! Now I am new to this whole indoor, boxed sunbeam thingy, but I have learned a thing or two about how to get the most out of the clever contraption. It’s all about positioning…
- Firstly, before jumping into that comfy looking basket, I’ve found that it’s better to get started slowly…one body part at a time to be sure not to get overheated! First the back:
2. Then the toes:
3. Next the tummy (which gives you an excuse for a good stretch!):
4. Finally, just let it all hang loose…become one with the fire…
5. Now that you’ve got a good “base” warmth going on, it’s time to move to the basket. But don’t let the lure of the comfy cat bed distract you from your primary objective: keeping as much of your body by the fire as possible:
6. Don’t forget to lift up your arms to get your armpits in on the warmth:
7. Now comes my favorite part: invite a friend to join in on the fun!
8. Not only does a friend make a fire more enjoyable, but they also provide additional body warmth:
9. Sometimes if you’re really, really lucky, they’ll even give you a fireside bath!
10. Yeah! I don’t know what Amarula is talking about, I love winter!
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