Wiloby It's what I'm up to...

LAZY FRIDAY

Yes, yes, I know..........it's supposed to be lazy Sunday but Mary is home today and it's definitely a LAZY FRIDAY.  She has cut back on her work schedule, not that I don't mind having her around more to cater to ME, however, it does tend to cut into my alone and quiet time!  SOOOOO, I am labeling this LAZY FRIDAY to drop a huge hint that she should respect my time and let me have some quiet and peace!

She can't just sit still and read a book or take a nap like a"normal" person........she's got to be "doing" something.........can you imagine how many times she has been in and out of this room already?!!!

Thank goodness they are having some one on one with the Golden Child tomorrow!  Sunday hopefully it will be a card game at Grandpa's house and then I can slide into Monday and she will be gone to work!  Heartless you say?

Me thinks not........heartless is her ripping off the bed clothes to wash them when I am trying to sleep...........heartless is running the vaccum when I am trying to digest my food.......heartless is turning on her, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers greatest hits CD when I am conducting an experiment on the benefits of napping behind the sofa or in front of the sliding glass door to get more "healing" warmth from the sunlight!

DO YOU THINK WHITE KITTY WOULD MIND IF I CRASHED AT HIS PLACE WHILE SHE IS MISS "BUSY BEE" TODAY?

 

I'LL LET YOU KNOW HOW RECEPTIVE HE IS TO THE IDEA!

Later,

Wiloby the Impaler  (I'll tell you that story another time)

My C-Slave

Not trying to be politically correct here............C-Slave is my endearment for Casey.  He follows me everywhere...........if I sit on the rug in front of the sink, he's right there horning in.  If I try to find solitude in my Think Tank/portable cat condo...........he squeezes his fat arse right in there with me!  Ugh.........he was cute to begin with but now it's like he idolizes me sooooo much, he has to occupy the same space.  And, at night when I just want to relax with my peeps on the bed.....there he is, just like a C-slave, but instead of feeding me grapes and fanning me, he runs that rough tongue across my head, OVER AND OVER AGAIN! 

 

I KNOW, IT'S LOOKS LIKE I'M ENJOYING IT, BUT IN MY DEFENSE, THIS WAS ONLY AFTER SIX LICKS INTO THE SESSION..........I HAVE A BALD SPOT NOW!

Sometimes, I feel like Rodney Dangerfield, you know, I CAN'T GET NO RESPECT!  I'm sitting in the yard today as it's kind of cool and blustery..........yesterday it was 102!  Anyway, I'm minding my own business and this turkey walks up.  I ignored it and it just made itself at home, pecking in the grass, for I don't know what, around me.  Do I look that harmless that I pose no threat to a bird???? Granted, it's a pretty big bird, but come on............you'd think it would at least distance itself more than a few feet away! If you look close enough in the pic you can see Lily in the background looking and wondering the same thing!

Life at the Sanctuary is ever changing............we now have another poor little guy that showed up needing to be fed.  I give up!!  Is there something emanating from this location that says, "any cat that's hungry, come on up the drive!"

He has not missed a meal in two weeks!  I heard Mary and Harrison discussing how they will catch him and take him for shots and to be snipped!  My heart says I should warn him, but my head says, NAW!  It's the best thing for him.....LOL!

Well, gotta go keep an eye on the tribe...........they depend on me!

Later, Wiloby the Magnanimous

 

 

 

 

Close Encounters

Hey, Hey, Hey........

Thought I would check in and see what's shakin'.........

I was out of commission for a bit........picked up some malady, but my special peeps took me for a ride, too weak to put up a fight, but I did yell most of the way to let them know how put out I was. Finally got bored and shut up right before arriving at the office full of people in white coats! The white coat in charge checked me out, ran some tests and gave Mary and Harrison a bottle of pills to fix me up..........yes I took my medicine like a man......sort of!

Mary is really good at tricking me into letting my guard down and insidiously getting it down my throat........she must have had some "special ops" training on the side.  Be that as it may, I am feeling like my old self again. 

Back to ruling the roost as you can see from this picture, the gang has such deep respect that they line up behind me when it comes to bedtime and picking the best spot on the bed..............ha!!  Seriously, I feel like I am losing control!

I got the legs though....the others are distracted by treats (see the red cap, dead give away) I know it looks like a feeding frenzy, but if you notice I am the only one standing my ground, I'm not budging, they will all be forced to move when Harrison shows up and I got the legs!!! Novices!

The Golden Child came to visit on Saturday.........all day.  Mary and Harrison were in heaven...........I must admit he is pretty cute and obviously entertaining.  He wore them out!

This picture was from the Griffith Quarry trek that they took..............and the 2nd one is Nolan with the "doggie" Grandpa made out of balloons!  I know it's a stretch, but it fooled the 2 year old!

Look at that face, Mary says, the face of an angel, I tend to agree..........

Gotta go sort out some cats...........I just heard a crash!

Later, Wilobeast the Magnanimous

Moments that touch me!

Yes me, I do have feelings you know..........just like you do.  I even get sentimental and do appreciate the care and love that I get from my humans.........It's just not something I choose to broadcast for public domain.........one loses ones' elevation and mystic so to speak,when all is shared.

Be that as it may, I just wanted to share a moment that I had recently with Harrison.......my "honorary" dad.

Here we are in bed, (no wisecracks please, I'm being serious) and we both needed a cuddle..........all is well with the world now. 

 

Oh, one more thing, tomorrow the Golden Child turns two!  I'm sure there will be great pix of him playing with other little ones his age and some adorable quips from Grandma to memoralize the occasion.  He is one lucky kid.....so loved and cherished. Almost as much as me!

Later my friends,

Wiloby Maximus

A Monkey On My Back

Ok, it's been awhile, but not much to report in these crazy winter days...........we are into February now.......still burning the wood stove which I relish every minute spent "thinking" in front of the hearth...........

Life is reaching an equilibrium somewhat considering the recent introduction of Casey the Rescue to our already motley crew...........Funny thing that!  It seems as though Mr. Casey cannot be disabused of the idea that he is somehow the new "cool" leader of the pack around here.  He knows no boundries when it comes to the house and ignors the fact that I already have dibs on the "best spots to think" around here.  Everytime I wander out to the kitchen to see if some tasty morsel has magically appeared in my dish, or gone to the litter box to leave a treat for Harrison  to scoop.........I come back and that little Rat Bastard has taken my spot!  I honestly  don't know what it's going to take to get this guy in line...........

I did not have this problem with any of the others........they know their place and they respect and look up to me..........I think Gracie went overboard trying to make him feel at home after being rescued from a "hoarder" situation......very hush, hush and he was in quarantine for quite awhile........but, hey, shit happens and you survive, but that doesn't mean you ignore all proper protocol and decorum when "blending" with your new family. 

Wow, I guess I needed to vent.........this has turned into a rant about Casey. I'll tell you one good thing...........I don't have to meow for food when I want anymore........he is a talker!  In fact, if anyone steps foot into the kitchen, which is quite often as you have to pass thru there to get anyplace, he immediately runs out there and meows for food, I follow and voila!  Another good thing......the neighbors cats are not wanting to come in all the time.........they are a little put off with Casey's boldness.....

So I suppose there is some good with the bad.......but there are some things that are just NOT RIGHT!  Take a look at what he did last night.........I'm ever so comfy on the sofa in front of the fire with my favorite woman, and he has the audacity to get on my back and make him self comfortable!  What? He didn't know anyone else was already in THAT SPOT?  I look like a pillow? He is so mesmerized by my greatness he wants to occupy the same space? What is it???

He is just a "MONKEY ON MY BACK" man............I will go forward undaunted......his training will have to be an ongoing process because I know he's not going anyplace and I will not be beaten!

Oh, what's that I hear.......he just started  meowing, I'd better get out there so I don't miss anything........

Later........Wilobeast

 

P.S. News flash!   Terrarium lady, bought another one at the Flea Market!   Not one of them has a plant in it yet!

ALL A TWITTER WITH EXCITEMENT

DID I GET YOUR ATTENTION?  OK, BEFORE I GET TO THE "A TWITTER" PART, I HAVE TO SAY WHAT A WONDERFUL XMAS WE HAD HERE AT THE SANCTUARY.  THE FELINES DINED ON THE BEST TURKEY, WITH BITS OF GRAVY AND STUFFING, AND WHATEVER ELSE DIDN'T GET EATEN ON THE PLATES, HA!! NOT REALLY,... IT WASN'T LIKE THAT.....HARRISON TOOK GREAT TIME AND EFFORT INTO GETTING EVERY LAST MORSEL OF TURKEY OFF THE CARCASS TO INSURE ALL OF US GOT A GOOD SHARE OF THE SPOILS FROM THE FEAST!  ACTUALLY, IT WAS THANKSGIVING ALL OVER AGAIN.........DON'T UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT I'M NOT COMPLAINING.

MOST OF THE FAMILY MADE IT, AS SOME HAD A "BUG" AND DIDN'T WANT TO SPREAD IT AROUND. I WOULDN'T HAVE MINDED, I WOULD HAVE JUST EATEN IT!!! OF COURSE THE GOLDEN CHILD WAS HERE AND IT REALLY MADE CHRISTMAS FOR GRANDMA AND GRANDPA..... HE IS TALKING EVER SO WELL AND EVEN I COULD UNDERSTAND HIM!  THE GRAND NIECE AND NEPHEW WERE HERE AS WELL SO THE LITTLE COUSINS GOT TO PLAY AND THEY ALL WERE VERY ENJOYABLE AND GOOD NATURED IN THEIR PLAY AND DID NOT DISRUPT THE NATURAL ORDER OF THINGS THAT WE VALUE AND CHERISH AT THE SANCTUARY.  ALL IN ALL I WOULD SAY IT WAS A GREAT SUCCESSFUL FAMILY GET TOGETHER! 

HERE ARE THE LITTLE DARLINGS...........

AND HERE IS MARY AND HARRISON SANS APRONS AS PART OF THE "KITCHEN STAFF" ..........

OK, NOW FOR THE "ALL A TWITTER" REFERENCE;

WE WILL BE HAVING A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY THIS WEEK..........HE HAS BEEN RESCUED FROM A VERY BAD SITUATION BY A VERY WONDERFUL WOMAN NAMED PAULA AND WILL NOW ENJOY LIFE AT THE SANCTUARY!! 

GRACIE IS ADOPTING HIM AND HOPES THAT HE IS "ACCEPTED" BY THE OTHER FELINE RESIDENTS HERE.  SHE KNOWS THAT I MAKE THE ULTIMATE DECISION SO THIS LITTLE GUY WILL HAVE TO WIN ME OVER.

I DID SEE THIS PICTURE HOWEVER, AND A VIDEO THAT WAS FILMED TO SHOW HIS "GOOD NATURE"............WELL, THAT'S ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT I HAVE HIGH STANDARDS AND A LITTLE "FLUFF" FILM DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY BRING MY STAMP OF APPROVAL............

HE ARRIVES LATER THIS WEEK, THEN BELIEVE YOU ME.........YOU WILL KNOW THE OUTCOME!!!

HIS PICTURE DOES MAKE A GOOD "FIRST IMPRESSION" I MUST ADMIT.............

HERE'S HOPING THE FUR DOESN'T FLY, AND  PEACE AND TRANQUILITY REMAINS THE NORM AT THE SANCTUARY............

 

LATER, FATBOY SLIM

 

The World's Most Interesting Cat.......Man

Yes, I know, it's been awhile..........if only I could tell you what's been going on in "other demensions"........All I can say is, my actions and wit earned me the distinction of "THE WORLD'S MOST INTERESTING CAT" while immersed in the aforementioned "other demensions".  I can say no more, but I think this picture "sans" a bottle of Dos Equis......emanates the aloofness and stature that I have been elevated too.

I must say even though it is the middle of December, I feel as though I have to make mention of the big NOVEMBER holiday!!! There was much Thanksgiving here at the Sanctuary.  So much so that there wasn't even a picture taken of the feast........when Mary remembered, after the fact, there was only a very sad and lonely dried out wishbone sitting on top of the centerpiece that was made for the feast, waiting for whomever wanted to make the "big wish"............as you can see, no one has taken the bone yet!  Maybe they are saving it till next year and then they will have two wishbones and TWO WISHES!!!  Hope they get rid of the dead roses and  dried up centerpiece before then! Geez.......

We recently had a freeze for about a week and there was such a fuss about getting the mandarins picked from the tree before it froze.....we are up to our ears in mandarins!   One good thing that the neighbor cats (Stickers and his sister) loved about the freeze is that the softies around here made sure they came in every night to sleep over in the warmth by the fire..........but, as you have already guessed, they are taking advantage and expect that their good fortune should continue until THEY decide they don't want to sleep over!

I feel usurped! Look at that bugger......not a care in the world.......maybe, just maybe I'll take him with me next time, and show him why I AM THE MOST INTERESTING CAT IN THE WORLD.........I'll enlighten him just a little.

Well, that's it for now, one thing about being most interesting is it can be a state of mind.....I don't really have to say much, I can just BE........

Later.......Wiloby

A Cat Condo!!! Brilliant!!!

Well Harrison has really outdone himself! Mary was worried about the "problem kitties" who refuse to come in at night.  With the cold weather coming she wants them to be warm and cozy.....especially White Kitty, the resident feral!

Harrison started building a "CAT CONDO"!  Here are a couple of pix to see the progress......I don't think he has a contractors license but looks to me like he's doing a pretty good job! 

 

Speaking of cold weather..........he also started cutting wood and making the wood pile for winter..........notice the cut of the wood and how it is stacked!  It's the artist in him............so very creative, that's my dad! 

 Yes, I know, I am fully aware that he isn't actually my dad, but they always refer to me as "their son"!  It's actually mindblowing to try to keep track of who I am at any given time........Sometimes, I'm Chloe's "brother", other times I'm her son (as I started out as her kitten) and in that instance, Mary is my grandmother..........other times I am referred to as Milo's Grandfather or Uncle and I know for a fact I had nothing to do with his lineage....  I really don't care anymore, how anyone refers to me as long as I get fed!  I can be all things to everyone.........I am that great........

Speaking of greatness.........Gracie had an epiphany last night at the dinner table after a  glass of something red and by the smell, fermented.......... Don't remember the preface exactly, something about this guy that she had lunch with, blah, blah, blah.

She said, and I quote, "My flaws are far better than what most people think their greatness is!!!".    How profound is that I ask.........   I believe I heard her say she's having it copyrighted!

Which brings us to the end of this tale from the "sanctuary at the end of the world"..........

Love, peace, and tranquility man.........Wilobeast

Yikes!!! Halloween again!!!

False alarm!  There was NO Halloween at our house!  We didn't dress up or get to scare anyone............no candy, no nuttin'..........no little screaming gobblins or zombies or Honey Boo Boo's.........it was sublime!  Living at the "end of the world" up here does have many benefits!  The only ones who actually have been able to find us are the Jehovah's Witnesses........they can preach to me all they want, I have 9 lives! 

Now, as Mary says, it's all fun, fun, fun for the rest of the year! This is her favorite time of year and I actually heard her tell Harrison she wanted to start pulling out the Xmas decorations this weekend. Every year she starts earlier and earlier. I thought the "rule of thumb" was that you don't start decorating until after Thanksgiving.........but what do I know, I'm just a cat!

The Golden Child had a fun Halloween I'm told with all of his little friends.  He was a very scary "Ninja Turtle"  and you can see in the picture below how they all step aside in fear.......I'm being facetious of course, I've never been scared by a turtle!  AND our little "soft shell" turtle wouldn't scare anyone!  He's too sweet!

Here he's catching a ride on Mama Turtle!

 

I tried to get in a scary look when Mary decided to snap me in one of my very favorite spots.........ON HARRISON'S FEET.........I GUESS THAT'S A CONFESSION IN DISGUISE........I HAVE A FOOT FETISH!

 

DID I SCARE YOU???

Mary was too cheap to buy a pumpkin so she substituted an Acorn Squash that she got from her friend...........what a poser!  I found that it is magnificent to scratch your chin with.........I wonder how long they last??

 

OK, THAT'S IT!  I'M FINISHED UPDATING FOR NOW.........I REALLY NEED TO GO CHECK ON THAT SPOT ON THE CARPET IN FRONT OF THE FIRE THAT HARRISON IS STOKING...............LOVE IT!!

LATER MY FRIENDS, FAT BOY SLIM

 

Sanctuary - a Nine Letter Word

Ok, that may be a piece of useless information............but I just wanted to draw attention to what it truly means to the "motley crew" that lives here and the ones that "wish" they lived here.............

As you know, there are really only four true resident felines here at the Sanctuary out of seven.    Two were feral, M & M, but Mary tamed and turned them!  Now they enjoy official and legitimate status as "our cats"..........Punkie, was found starving, bottle fed and tamed by Gracie and he also enjoys the "our cat" status.   Stickers and his sister actually belong to the neighbors and as much liberty as they are given here; i.e. eating two meals a day and napping on occasions when allowed by me, they still however belong to our neighbors! Last but not least is white kitty.   I know, it's sad but he doesn't even have a real name..........they have always called him white kitty, even though he isn't really white, but he is "whiter" than any of the others so when referring to him, there is no mistake of whom they speak!

Mary has been working on taming him and taking him to have the NMB (no more balls)operation! Snip, snip, and a few of those nasty shots and he will become one of us!  I'm sure if he doesn't get totally pissed off and disabused of the idea of the Sanctuary being his home, he will settle in and be given his very own name!  Believe if or not, I'm routing for him.......I think he's had a tough life out there on his own.  He's a survivor for sure, even though he has a piece of his ear missing.....he's managed not to be eaten by the coyotes!  So, positive thoughts people.........the day will be coming soon!

This is a picture of the sign our family put up soon after they moved in............

IF YOU HAD ANY DOUBTS AS TO WHETHER OR  NOT THAT'S TRUE THEN TAKE A LOOK AT THIS ONE!

YEP! THAT'S STICKERS, SLEEPING WITH HIS FAVORITE STUFFED ANIMAL.........I MAY HAVE TO USE THIS  IF HE CHALLENGES ME IN ANY WAY!!!  SLEEPING WITH HIS BUNNY! HA!

 

Short one tonight, I know..........but as Robert Frost wrote,  " Miles to go before I sleep"

Later, Wilobeast