Thursday, January 22, 2009


This is how the day is supposed to go: she gets up first and does her jumping around on the little platform in front of the TV. The rest of us take a mid-morning nap. That way, when we get up, we all get to go straight to breakfast. Bayla and I eat while the humans are still gathering up all their supplies. Then the humans take forever with their breakfast, and I watch the birds and squirrels out the window. After breakfast, we play with strings or paper balls a little while before the humans get all boring with their computers. Bayla and I spend this time resting up so we can have dinner and run around at night.

I could do without the part where the humans are boring, but it's a good routine. I like it.

Today has been all wrong! First, she didn't get her jumping around out of the way while we took our nap. She just went into the room with the TV and took a nap. When the rest of us got up, she was just getting started with the jumping around. It took much longer than usual, too.

This wouldn't have been a problem if our food bowl wasn't completely empty. But it was! Bayla and I had to wait forever for the humans to turn off the TV and start breakfast. While he was waiting for her to finish, he locked me out of the most interesting room in the house. I yelled for him to stop messing around, but all he did was pick me up and carry me around.

Usually, I like that, but not when I'm hungry and the routine is all messed up. So I got down. I may have scratched his shoulder a little, but he didn't need to make such a fuss over it! For such big creatures, humans are really wimpy. After all the commotion, I wasn't surprised when they interrupted our routine even more to waste time and cut my claws. Stupid humans! Now I'm going to have to spend weeks sharpening them again.

By the time, we finally got on track and had breakfast, it was too late. None of the squirrels or birds came to visit. When I got bored with watching nothing out the window, I told the humans to do something interesting. Their idea of interesting was to pick me up and carry me around some more. I didn't like it once already this morning, so I got down again. At least this time, nobody yelled and made a fuss.

Then we did paper balls for a few minutes, but nobody's heart was in it. I guess I'll just take a nap with Bayla now.

It's been a very frustrating day. The humans need to work harder to maintain a proper routine!

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