At last, they've put them out. A bit unsporting putting them under the eaves 7 ft up though, I thought. How's anyone supposed to catch the visitors up there? I only eat the blue ones anyway.. How Rock and Roll is that?
To be honest though, the birds are pretty safe nowadays. I can't be bothered, they've flown away by the time Wibble's remembered what they are and what to do with them, and Guinness is agoraphobic!
A familiar face returned after disappearing shortly after Christmas. Apparently she (Tam) had been to somewhere called 'New Zealand'. I went to the edge of my car park and looked really hard into the distance but I couldn't see anything that looked like she described. No snow topped mountains, open green fields and sunshine. Also she has aged since going away, everyone is laughing about her being 40! That actually makes her 6 in cat years so she is a mere youngster! If I were a human I would be 64!!
We've also got more young things around to take everyone's attention away from me. There are 2 black and white kittens, one really cute looking young lady and one mean jack the lad. I think the little spitfire of a boy will be the tearaway sort.....always in trouble and ready for a fight.....so I think he needs to go and live in the countryside where life is quieter and he can take his frustrations out on the wildlife. The young lady on the other hand is the quiet thoughtful type, quite how they can be brother and sister I don't know. Chalk and cheese! She does tremble when approached by my girls but she soon relaxes when she is fussed and has even been heard to purr. My girls will soon convince her people are good and have their uses. I'm sure my calm, confident self wandering around will reassure her too. Who can resist the charm of a suave sophisticat such as me!
Well, everyone is well and truly back to normal. There are no more sweet wrappers floating around for me to chase and the one word I keep hearing mentioned a lot is 'DIET'. Don't know what it means but it seems to have had an effect on everyone's mood. I've noticed there aren't any cheese and onion crisps to be had either recently! There's lot's of green stuff around at lunch times too, no more tasty morsels for me to beg for. I'm sure it won't last long, I seem to remember this happening about the same time last year and that passed really quickly! If they get any ideas of taking away any more of my treats I will just have to go out and see what the wildlife has to offer!
Well the holiday is well and truly over and I am starting 2012 as I mean to go on. Living life fast and furious! The girls are back after their festivities and boy are they sluggish. I'm up and raring to go. After a couple of days shut away with the black thing I feel invigorated and full of energy. The first clients of the morning got my usual greeting but none of them seem to appreciate my playful tapping with my paw or my loving nibbles on their fingers. No fun! I did a few laps of the car park and found everything in order so my inspection moved indoors. As the weather was so foul I went on sentry duty by the front door and observed the comings and goings in comfort. My duties were rudely interrupted by a bash behind me, I then noticed the black thing sliding down the glass panel behind me. She really should have learned about glass by now!!
Anyway, sentry duty over I retired to a very conveniently placed basket on the front desk where I could survey my territory. The fact that these silly girls are using it to sell cards from is a mere inconvenience! I don't know how long my resolution will last, may not be so much 'fast and furious' as 'fat and fluffy'. Oh well!