Sunday, July 4, 2021

Sunday Selfie:
Buddy, the Beast in the Bedroom

Well, Furiends, as you can see, my life has been thrown into chaos and distress. In *my* bedroom (there is only ONE in this apartment and it is mine-all-mine) lurks a large, lumbering Beast called (ironically, I presume) "Buddy." He's twice my size and real stinky, and he's been here for like three years already, or maybe I mean weeks? Well, it seems like years. I don't care much for him.

Sometimes I hang out around his partially-closed door and sniff and scream a little. Tonight he was playing loudly with his (my*) fevvers and I trotted right in. We both hissed once and then I ran away right quick before he could EAT me.

The Lady here says eventually we will get used to each other, but I am unconvinced.

*Everything here is mine. I was here first!

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Sunday Selfie: The Open Door

When the Lady got home from dinner this evening, she said, "Well, Gigi, I've had enough of this" and she lured me down the hallway with the Dot.  A door which had been closed since last Wednesday afternoon had mysteriously been opened, and I came face-to-face with this:

Dear Cod, Kitties! What is it?

Friday, June 11, 2021

The Human Speaks

Hi Friends! Well I guess we confused everyone, didn't we?
For this to make any sense (Gigi: Rolls eyes and says, Too late for that!), I refer you to Savannah's Pawtracks' post on June 7 ("Another wounded castle guest"). In it, she tells the story of a lovely tabby boy named Buddy and how Mom L and Dad P and their friend saved him.

Now, Buddy was destined to join Gigi at this castle, and I got the silly notion to do some stoopy convoluted riddle about "Peggy Sue" and Buddy Holly and who knows what all, and it was pretty much a giant fail. (Gigi says, Told you so. These people and kitties are not all Old as Dirt like you, Lady.)

In any case, indeed Buddy arrived here Wednesday, and earlier this afternoon passed the 48-hour mark. He has taken up residence Under The Bed, although today he actually emerged while I was in the room to eat his lunch. He kept a beady eye on me, and slunk back UTB when he finished. He is understandably rattled by the events of the last 2-3 weeks. But he is an indoor boy now.

This is the only picture I have gotten since he arrived. It was taken Wednesday night, and it's not very clear. What *is* clear is his skepticism about his new Human. 

We'll post again when there's some action around here. And I'll return the controls to Gigi, who is somewhat miffed that she's not been allowed in *her* bedroom to see what's up in there.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

What Do You Mean . . . might change my name to Peggy Sue?

Monday, June 7, 2021

The Dot

Ask . . .

...and ye shall receive.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Sunday Selfie: Mousie Is Starting to Bore Me

It would be ever so nice if someone went to find me something else.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Sunday Selfie: I'm a Flirt

Surely that can't come as a surprise
considering the former feline tenant of this establishment. 
Am I right?

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Sunday Selfie: Ready, Set, Go

I need my mousie (at lower right). I'm a good girl, I am, and I haven't had my playtimes in two whole hours. It's way more fun to play with the mousie if someone is waving him about and making him fly. The Lady went out today and I was here by myself for hours and hours and hours and hours. I call it borderline kitty neglect is what I call it. Still, I am growing a bit fonder of her and some days I follow her from room to room, if only to keep my eye on her.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Thankful Thursday

Hi everybody!  

Please, my dear new furiends, do not misinterpret the title of this post! Probably you are thinking *I* am thankful to be here? Well, maaaaaaaaaaybe so. But really it is the Human Lady who should be the thankful one! After all, I am a beautiful and charming LadyCat and she is fortunate I have deigned to offer her the opportunity to win my affections, and she is making some small progress in doing so. I like to play and I like to eat and I like my creature comforts, so it really isn't all that hard to win me over! 😻

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Sunday Selfie: My First Post

I am Gigi. I am a girlcat, a Calico, about 7 years old. In the Long Ago times, I was probably someone's pet. Somehow, though, I ended up in a feral colony in the East Bay for several years. About three months ago, my heroes Linda and Peter (aka Mom L and Dad P on Savannah's Paw Tracks) took me home to foster me and see if I could re-learn to live in a house with Humans. I did pretty well, and just about the time they were starting to look for someone to adopt me, the Lady who lives here was starting to look for a new kitty to love. (While Linda and Peter worked with me, she had a foster cat named Maggie for about two months.) But finally, earlier this week, I arrived at my new furever home.

Last Tuesday afternoon, I was escorted to this Lady's house in San Francisco. To tell you the whole truth, I was maybe just the littlest bit high on something, as I was just a wee bit uncooperative about getting into my carrier, and I don't really remember exactly how it was that I got here. I do know I haven't seen the sun since!

See how happy and comfortable I look? Well, that's because I was still just the tiniest bit high as a kite, and everything seemed purrfect! I was seeing all the rainbows!

The next couple of days were maybe not quite as glorious as that memorable Tuesday, and I confess I was UTB for substantial portions of those days. Still, the service has been excellent; the food is fresh and plentiful, litter deposits are whisked away within minutes, and playtimes are reasonably frequent (and I have to admit that it is I who sometimes declines to participate).

I really love this little tent. It may look like cheap nylon, but I am sure it really is made of impenetrable iron that will protect me from invading fingers and hands. I don't mind her looking at me, or talking to me, or even singing to me (right now she is alternating between Blondie's Tide Is High and Brahms Lullaby), but get too close or too grabby, and all bets are off. I have a mean left hook, which I have (thus far) had no reason to deploy.

I have explored the apartment a little bit, but mostly I hang out in the bedroom (which is mine now, as the Lady has banished herself to the blow-up bed in the dining room. Good thing, too, because if she hadn't I would have had to). Overall, things have gone pretty well. I guess there was somekitty named Spitty who lived here before me, and he taught her very well how to respect boundaries or pay the consequences. I thank him for that as it should make my job easier, don't you think? 

Well, that's it for now. The Lady says I can talk to you next Sunday, or maybe even before that if I am very, very good. We'll have to wait and see what happens next. I am super glad to meet all of you!  

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Soon . . .

. . . but not today!

My lovely girl was unimpressed with the idea of getting into a carrier today (Monday, May 10), but she will be arriving this week! I think she is channeling Spitty, who had a firm policy of non-cooperation. 

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Sunday Selfies: So Long, Farewell,
Auf Wiedersehen, Goodbye . . .

Well, Friends, I am going home with my Mama tomorrow. I am really excited, but maybe also just a little bit sad. I have grown fond of my Hostess, and she says she will miss me. But Mama says the Hostess will come see our new apartment and visit me! I've had a really nice time here for the last two months. Don't worry about the Hostess, though: She won't be all alone for very long at all! But she will tell you more about that in a week or so. It was fun getting to meet you. And who knows? I might even drop in from time to time and check up on efurryone! 

Here are a few pictures from my time here, and one video so you don't think I sleep *all* the time, even if I am a leetle bit zaftig!

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Sunday Selfie: I Like It Here

I confess I have come to have a certain fondness for the Hostess. She is very good with the foods and the nice soft places to sleep, and the cuddles. She's a little less good about playing with my favorite wand toys, though she will do if I ask nicely. 
My time with her is growing short, though, as my Real Mama will be coming to get me a week from today. The Hostess is also looking forward to the exciting arrival of prospective furever cats! But she'll have more to say about that after I take off for my new digs. 
I think I look super pretty in this picture, sleeping next to her on my very own chair. I hope all the Kitties and the Humans are having a nice weekend. I know I am!


Sunday, April 11, 2021

Sunday Selfie: Mama Was Here!

My Mama came over to visit me on Friday night and she had the bestest news! 
She found a new apartment for us to live in starting May 1st, and it even has 
a nice back yard with a garden! 

I am so excited 'cause I miss her so much! This lady here, my Hostess, isn't mean or stingy with the foods or brushies or nuffing like that, but she is not my Mama and she just doesn't know all the secret places I like to be petted or the special codes I have with my Mama. I mean, it's not her fault or anything, and I have been well-cared-for, but . . . I will be so happy to be with my real Mama, real soon!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Maggie and the McChonkersons say,

"Happy Easter & Passover, Peeps and Kitties!"

Magic offers apologies for Grayson who was clearly too involved with his breakfast 
to look up, and wishes to remind everyone that she, at least, has some manners.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Monday Morning Food Coma


I seem to have recovered my feline sense of calm and comfort. This lady is good with the foods, and the pets, and the playtimes and the brushies, but not so great with this blogging stuff. I never know when I might have the opportunity to chat with y'all. 
I don't really have too much to say except my Real Mom* visits me once a week. I really, really lubs her and I can't wait for her to find a new home for us. Meanwhile, this place is cushy enough. 
Also, she says this is a Tardy Sunday Selfie, whatever that means. Nobody tells me nuffing.

See? My Mom loves me lots.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sunday Selfie: Sing* Along If You Must

My Hostess wrote me a song. But I suspect she stoled it.

I woke up, Maggie, I think you got somethin' to say to me
It's 2:00 a.m. and I really should go back to sleep
I know you're feelin' confused, but I'm not really amused
Oh Maggie, I wish you'd learned a softer meow

The wee small hours when you start to roam really make me mad
But that don't worry you none, you just say, Too darn bad!
You laugh at all of my pleas, when I'm beggin' on my knees
Oh Maggie, guess I'll love you anyhow

You made a Zombie of me right quick
With your late-night bellowing shtick
You stole my sleep, guess I'll learn to live without


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

I'm Not Fat, I'm Fluffy. . .
Oh Wait . . .

All right, I know I'm a Big Girl. But beyond a certain point, the When-are-you-due questions just aren't all that amusing, right?

I am a Fine Feline Specimen and while I am feeling grateful and even affectionate toward my Hostess, her lap is--well, shall we say well-padded? Glass houses and all.

And just by-the-by, there's another orange tabby living in this room! And she talks my language! The Hostess gently explained the concept of "mirror" to me, but I think she might be having me on. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Hi, I'm Maggie from the Temp Agency

The Human:  
Last Monday, in the throes of sadness over the departure of Spitty only two days before, and  feeling the emptiness in my house, I got a phone call from a woman I know from feeding the McChonkersons. 

"Hi," she said hesitantly. "I know you just lost your kitty, but.... Well, I hope you don't feel this is insensitive, but we need a foster placement for a kitty whose devoted owner is not able to have Maggie with her for a month or two, and I was thinking...."

Honestly, I couldn't get the "Yes" out of my mouth fast enough. It was perfect--helping the kitty and her owner, and having a furry friend around to care for and talk to. She arrived Friday. A Transition Cat, so to speak.

Hmmm, we'll see. So far, so good. I am super-confused though. After being at the rescue place for 5 days and getting used to that, now I find myself in a stranger's bedroom! And I don't even remember getting all nipped out and picking somebody up in the backyard!
I had a rocky first night Friday, but yesterday my Real Mom came to visit me and so now I feel better. I am eating and getting pets and brushies and all in all, life could be worse. This lady seems okay, but I am withholding judgment till I've been here for maybe a full 48 hours!

This person assures me I will have a chance to talk some more in a few days. I mean, she seems trustworthy, right? I'm sure she would never make an empty promise!


Sunday, February 28, 2021

My Spitfire

2004- February 27, 2021

His Royal Highness

Heartfelt thanks to Ann Adamus of Zoolatry 
and our talented friends at Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Sunday Selfie: Good Day Sunshine


Phew!  Just made it!  Honestly, the Human is losing brain cells by the minute now! I reminded her and reminded her of her commitment to post on Sundays, and she kept saying, "Yes, Spitty, I know, Spitty. I won't forget," and here it is 8:15 p.m. on Sunday night and clearly she *did* forget. Must I do everything? In compensation, she says, she does have a mid-week post or two almost ready to go. One of them is my favorite, heh heh.

We had 🌞 today after rather a damp and dreary week, during which we didn't even get that much rain. But we guess we'd rather live with our ongoing dry winter than endure what the poor Texans are dealing with. Hope all of you kitties in and around the Lone Star State are doing okay!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday Selfie(s): Happy Valentine's Day!

Well, I take it as a good omen that she managed to help me for the 2nd Sunday 
in a row. And I am liking the odds that #3 will be coming up soon! (We might even work a mid-week Wordless Wednesday in one of these weeks, too). We hope all you Kitties (okay, and your Humans, too) have a wonderful day full of roses and chocolates catnip and toonas!

Our feral friend Grayson says....
"Valentine's Day? What is this tomfoolery? I mean, what's a 'Valentine'? Let's have food day. Yeah, that's the ticket all right. FOOD DAY! Now that's a concept I can really get behind."

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Ugh! We Know, We Know

What can we say except we missed you! The new plan, that maybe she can stick to: We will post on Sunday Selfies and see how that goes. The truth is she's lost her blogging mojo--I have not! But she misses everybody and wants to keep a toe in the Blogosphere. We do lubs you!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy Mew Year! and Just in Time, Too

I know every one of you, Human and Feline alike, are as happy as we are to say a completely unfond farewell to the Dumpster Fire that was 2020. 

The Human says I look kind of worried in this photo, but I told her I just need a few more days to make sure it is *really* gone  ::looks over shoulder::

So far, so good.