Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's my gotcha day!

Exotic shorthair Chester here! Hey - it's my gotcha day! A year ago today, I flew on an airplane from Nashville and then arrived at my new furever home in New York City!

One of the things I like to do in my new home is give my mommy and daddy lots of licks! I made a video a couple of weeks ago where I lick my mommy.

(Don't worry - I don't bite; snapping my jaws is just my way of communicating when I've had enough!)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I love Father's Day!

Chester here! This is my first real Father's Day in my furever home. Last year, when I arrived at my new home it was also Father's Day. You can read about that in mom's first few blog entries. In short, I was tired and thirsty from the plane ride. But today, I already slept in bed with mom and dad, kneaded two of my fleecy blankies twice, and was Furminated. And it's only 11:00 in the morning!

Oh yeah, I love my daddy! He plays with me and bathes me and plays songs on the guitar for me. My daddy is internet shy so mom edited this picture of us (it's one of her favorites).

Friday, June 15, 2012

Today is my birthday!

Chester here! Today is my birthday and I'm 5 years old. I'm not used to celebrating my birthday but mom and dad are pretty excited because (as mom tells it) it's my first birthday with them and it also leads up to Father's Day and then my gotcha day. Wow - that's a lot for one week!

The only thing I really want for my birthday is not a thing but a "to" - I want to play! I sleep all day and am ready at night to play - but mom and dad aren't always excited to play at night. I don't understand this. So for my birthday (weekend) I really want to watch and chase shadows (oh boy, I'm getting excited even thinking about shadows).

In case you don't know about watching shadows, here's one of my videos with a demo:

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Let me tell you about my grandkitties

Chester here! I have some very good news. My son Oddie sired three litters of kittens at Pink Palace Persians. I'm so proud of him and very happy to be a granddaddy yet again. Two of the babies are going to be show cats but the rest are up for adoption.

Mommy thinks this little guy looks like me but I don't see the resemblance.

Friday, June 8, 2012

My First Year of Retirement

Exotic shorthair Chester here! Daddy is still asking questions about my time at the ball and all the cats I met IRL there. He's really enjoying matching the names of cats with their faces. I'm so happy that he's a cat person, now!

It's approaching one year in my furever home/retirement and both attending the ball and helping to make daddy a cat person are just two of my accomplishments to add to my rehzoomay. Wait a minute - aren't I supposed to be retired? I've been doing more in the past year than I was when I was a working cat! Many of you know that I have been a nurse to my mommy. Some of my other roles have been:

cleaning supervisor

body guard

and box inspector.

What are some of your jobs as a house cat/dog?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Truffle had a ball

Chester here! Mom had a surprise for me and whipped out the old bowler hat, pipe, and bowtie - I thought maybe it's picture time!

From Profile Photos

Next thing you know, I'm back in the South and attending my first party - Miss Truffle's debutante ball. I was quite nervous as other cats haven't seen me looking like this but then I saw lots of other cats all dressed up, too! Click here to see Truffle's post and pictures from the ball. I didn't see the ball, or a kick toy for that matter, but then a nice door mouse explained that "ball" is just another name for a formal and special party before he scampered away. I guess he realized I was all set for play! (And that I was hungry.)

I had water from a nice crystal goblet and some tuna treats and then I saw her, a vision in a black mask - it was Zoey. We danced and that was just swell. Then I made my way over to a nice fleecy blankie and watched the entrance of the other cats and enjoyed seeing Truffle dancing the night away. Wow - does her mom Paula know how to throw a good Ball!