Splash art!

Apparently I have hidden artistic talents. I was in the yard and Tall person noticed that I had created a waving teddy bear design on the ground.

I must admit it wasn’t intentional. I suppose I just create art without knowing it.

Tall person said that I cannot tell you how I made it but it’s not water!

Apparently, I am a lert!

I was resting in our cool bathroom this afternoon. It has been a very warm day and until leaves return to my tree there is not much shade for me to lie in so I retire to the stone floor of the bathroom.

Anyway, I was sitting in the bathroom…….

When I heard a noise………………

When I returned, the tall person patted my head and said I was a lert. I have no idea what a lert is but it sounds good, so I was pleased.

I was just resting my eyes!

The tall person told me that under controlled laboratory conditions both cats and dogs sleep about 13 hours per day but they wake up more frequently than people do. He said that how much and when pets sleep varies enormously depending on the social and physical environment.

Hmm, since my kitten, Barnaby, arrived I have had much less sleep. He always wants to play when I want to sleep.

I think I am suffering from sleep deprivation.

I told the tall person about my problem and he said I was being silly.

To prove it he showed me some pictures that he says clearly prove I am not suffering from sleep deprivation.

Call that evidence? I was just resting my eyes!

He must improve his Parkour!

Barnaby showed me that he can climb up a tree. Unfortunately, he has not yet learned how to climb down a tree.

He balanced precariously on the thin branches and cried.

I suggested that he jump onto my back but he didn’t seem keen to land on a furry trampoline so I had to alert the tall person.

Tall person came and reached up and rescued our intrepid “traceur”.

Tall person said that Barnaby must improve his Parkour skills – a physical discipline which focuses on efficient movement around obstacles.  Developed in France by David Belle, the main purpose of the discipline is to teach participants how to move through their environment by vaulting, rolling, running, climbing, and jumping. Parkour practitioners are known as “traceurs”.

Hmm, Barnaby’s Parkour skills seem to be okay when my food bowl is being filled!

Listen with Bassa

Tall person suggested that we need to listen more so Barnaby and me sat on our veranda and listened.

We heard:

A neighbor sweeping. A cock crowing. A dove flapping its wings. Little people playing in the street. A man’s deep voice. A yard gate banging shut. Birds chattering. Street dogs squabbling. A bus winding its way through out neighborhood. A dove cooing. A dog with a cough barking. Someone hammering. Neighbors chatting. A little person running fast. A fly buzzing. A neighbor scolding. Distant music.

Sometimes it’s good to just listen.

The feline education system is severly lacking!

I played hide and seek with Barnaby in the yard this morning.

I found him but when I asked him to close his eyes and count to one hundred he said he couldn’t count! Whoever heard of a cat that couldn’t count!

Hmm, the feline education system clearly needs improvement.

Okay Barnaby, say after me……..one, two, three……