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Month: May 2018

TWTW May 21st through the 27th: Jobu Has A Grand Day Out

Sorry you are stuck with a pic of Jobu licking his butt

Winter skipped Spring and went straight to summer. Sunday it was very hot, mid 90s. I spent most of the day huddled in the air conditioning. Jobu acted in a very unusual manner. Jobu is part Maincoon. He is a snowcat. He has long fur and hates the heat.  Once the temp gets near 80 he basically shuts down and just lays on the floor as spread out as he can. So you can imagine my surprise when he demanded to be let out into the 90-degree weather. I let him out expecting him to return to the sanctuary of the air conditioning. He didn’t. He laid out there for hours basking in the oppressive heat. He came in a few time but quickly whined to be let outside again.  I think he might be going senile in his old age.

I wake up in a dark room with the beautiful world outside

I woke up and sat on the edge of the bed. With my feet planted firmly on the floor, I took in my surroundings. The bed was small, smaller than a twin bed. It was more like a cot really, but it was really comfortable. An old alarm clock clad in fake woodgrain sat at the head of the bed and played pleasant music. The bed was pushed back against the wall of the narrow room. A open door to my right led into a bigger room with a sliding glass door leading outside. My room was very dark, almost black. I could barely see the alarm clock. In front of me and slightly to my left was a window. I looked out the window at a perfect world outside. The sky was a deep and perfect blue with few white fluffy clouds. There was also a very quaint and picturesque village out there. I was amazed that none of that brilliant light could get into my darkened room. I realized I was dreaming because a world that perfect couldn’t exist. I decided I wanted to get out into that world and enjoy as much as I could before I woke up. I just needed to stand up and go out the sliding glass door. I tried to stand up but my legs didn’t seem to want to work. I knew if I put too much effort into it I would wake up. I relaxed and stood up and started for the next room. I thought I should turn off the music. I pushed the button on the alarm clock but the music didn’t stop. MREOOOWW! Jobu was in my face. I awoke to the real world and there he was right in my face. MREWWWW!! He yelled again. TREATS!?!!

TWTW May 14th through the 20th: I Make Two Dogs Very Happy

Man am I late with this one. I am writing this on Saturday. Usually, I don’t know what I want to write about, but this time I knew. I just never got around to writing it down. I have a trick though. I am going to backdate this post to Tuesday so no-one will know I wrote it 5 days late. Just gotta remember to remove this statement.

Over the weekend I went to my Mom’s house. She has inherited my grandparents dog bud. Pictured above. Bud is a wonderful friendly dog. He loves everyone. I meets a person “I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE!” he meets another person “I LOVE YOU MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE!”  I made him very happy. I took him for several walks. He loves walks. For me, it was more of a force double-time march. He just goes. He doesn’t run but he takes off as fast as he can go, and you better keep up. At night he slept in the bed with me. He never left. If I woke up and rolled over. He adjust himself and curl up into another ball.  He didn’t get up till I did. When I left I had to trick him into thinking I was going out the front door as a snuck out the side door.

The second dog I made happy has been mentioned on this blog before. I visited my friend and her dog, Mazie. I keep expecting Mazie to forget who I am since my visits are so far apart. Boy does she remember me. Every visit is met with an astounding amount of exuberance She whines. She jumps. She excitement piddles.  Of course, she acts this same way if she hasn’t seen you for over five minutes. She also has this cute habit of laying so she can touch both of us at the same time.

TWTW May 7th through the 13th: Jobu Gets An Imaginary Friend And I Plant Things

It was early in the morning and I was lying in bed sleeping. Jobu hopped on the bed and we snuggled and I petted him. Then Jobu’s new friend purple long cat also jumped on the bed and I petted him. Purple long cat was skinny, bright purple and about three feet long not counting his tail. I was talking to Jobu and wondering why he didn’t invite purple long cat over more often. I then woke up and lay there thinking what the #$@#$ is purple long cat.

The spring I had been so cold that I hadn’t got a chance to plant my balcony garden yet. Well with Winter having gone directly to summer I finally had the sun time and weather to get in some stuff. My tomato plants have been terrible the last few years, so this year I just planted one and it is a patio variety that should grow well in a pot. I got some peppers and then the rest is herbs. Mostly basil so I can make pesto.

TWTW April 30th through May 6th: Jobu Gets Outsmarted By A Mouse

In our last installment, the mighty hunter became a mighty hunter and finally killed a living thing. Mr. Mouse was not alone. He had a friend. A couple of days later Jobu was again on the hunt. Jobu had chased the mouse so it was under and behind the subwoofer. I could look behind and see the cute little guy. Jobu patiently stalked his prey. He lay in wait watching the subwoofer. Once in a while he would go up to and poke a paw at it. But the mouse stayed safe. I decided to give the mighty hunter a bit of help. I grabbed a broom and poke and jabbed a the mouse. It took off but it didn’t run out to Jobu. It shot out the side and then froze. I started pointing at it and screaming “JOBU JOBU THE MOUSE THE MOUSE!  He looked at me with an expression of “what your finger?” NO THE MOUSE IS RIGHT THERE!!!  He just stared confused at my finger I grabbed his head and aimed him right at the mouse. MOUSY!! He wriggled free and went back to stalking the now empty subwoofer.  Dude stop bothering me I am trying to catch a mouse here. The mouse regained its senes and scurried off away to hide. A day or so later he finally did get the mouse and presented it to me as a present.

I have a few traps out now were Jobu can’t get but they haven’t gotten anything. Maybe the mice have moved on to less cat infested areas.

TWTW April 23rd through the 29th: Jobu Levels Up His Catness

I woke up on Monday morning to a surprise. After 15 years of life Jobu, an old arthritic Jobu, had fulfilled his catly purpose. Laying on the floor by my bed was a dead mouse. Jobu had finally murdered something bigger than a fly. Yes, he had gotten the occasional bug but until that evening he had never slaughtered another mammal. I had vague memories of hearing him running around at night but I just thought it was the zoomies. I took a picture of the victim but will spare you the sight.

I was so proud I gave him extra love squishes and treats.

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