I Pose for Pictures (Finnegan’s Diary)

It’s Wednesday!! Here I am to share what’s happening in my corner of the world this past week.

We didn’t have Thanksgiving again, so nobody came to play with me. It was just me and my mommy.

Mommy is a writer, and she publishes books which she tells me is what pays for my treats. Because of that, I let her write whenever she wants to. While she’s writing, I’m sleeping on my window bed so I can make sure she doesn’t leave the room. If she does, then I wake and follow her.

When she isn’t writing, she colors and that is so much fun. I try to help her pick the right colors to use, but she says no and chooses another. Boo! If she keeps ignoring my choices, I will knock her hand cream over and walk behind the printer. That always gets her attention. She says no again, and then picks me up, hugs me and tells me she loves me. What she doesn’t realize is that’s all I wanted in the first place!

Sometimes I pose for pictures. What do you think of this one? Aren’t I handsome? It’s called my half-on, half-off pose.

I did have an embarrassing moment last week. Mommy was writing and I was having a very nice snooze in my window bed. It is so comfortable but I’m a big boy and when I changed position, I fell onto the desk! I didn’t hurt myself because it wasn’t a big fall, but even I heard the noise it made! Mommy looked startled and tried to console me, but I ignored her and jumped back into the bed and got comfortable. I wanted her to think I meant to do that! Sometimes I wish the bed was a little bigger, but mommy says this is the biggest one. Here’s one of my favorite positions.

We always take a break for lunch. After we eat, mommy plays with me. My favorite game is hide and seek in the tunnel. Sometimes I like to roll over in the tunnel and it puts the screen part on the bottom where I can see her, but she can’t see me! I’m a smart guy! When she finds me, I will run out of the tunnel and run through the house. I’m faster than her! We play until she’s tired out and I’m ready for another nap.

Even though we had a quiet week, it’s always nice in the evenings. Just me and mommy with the Christmas tree lights shining, and me on her lap while we watch a movie together. Yawn. I think it’s time for me to get up in my window bed and let mommy do her writing for a while. Until next Wednesday!

A Finnegan Thanksgiving (Finnegan’s Diary)

Good morning, to all my faithful followers! It’s been a long week and seems like a month has passed since I last sat at this keyboard. I’ve been getting my exercise by zooming around the house and running through my tunnel. I still love my tunnel! I also discovered a plastic ball with a bell inside that rolls all over the floor when I bat it. I love chasing it and it’s easy to find since it makes noise.

On Thursday, mommy watched a lot of movies, and I spent time on her lap. She explained to me about Thanksgiving being that day and how thankful she was to find me. Don’t tell her, but I’m the one who found her. When she was walking around and looking in the cages, I gave her my “please pet me” look and sure enough it worked. Once she knew what a loving boy I was, she couldn’t resist. But I let her think it was her who found me. I mean, that’s what we cats do. We have choices and we decide who we are going to adopt as our parent/s.

I digress. We didn’t have family for Thanksgiving. It was just the two of us, and that was fine with me. But on Friday afternoon, people started coming through the door…people I didn’t know, and some I did. I wasn’t afraid or nervous at all. I let everybody pet me and play with me. I did remember the little girl I met before. She was running around the house like I do when I get the zoomies. She played with me a lot. She also picked me up and carried me, which I tolerated but didn’t particularly like.

Everybody ate except me. I stayed in the living room and watched mommy hoping she’d remember me, too. And she did. When everyone finished, she fed me. And then it was back to the living room to get more attention. It was a good day. I hope we do Thanksgiving again this week.

Mommy likes to watch other kitties on her television. I like them, too. I wish we had another kitty, so I’d have a buddy to play with when I want to. I wouldn’t want it to try to sleep in my favorite spots, though. And mommy said no, that if she let another kitty come to live with us, she wouldn’t have enough money to feed us both. And I don’t want to share. I like my food. So maybe she’ll get me a stuffed one for Christmas. One that purrs and is big like me.

(Big yawn!) I’m looking at my window bed and thinking how good it feels to sleep there. Time for my morning nap. See you next Wednesday!

Love, Finnegan

Cat’s View of Thanksgiving (Finnegan’s Diary)

Mommy was telling me about Thanksgiving. I heard the word but didn’t really know what it meant. She explained that Thanksgiving means focusing on the things that God has provided in our lives and telling Him how thankful we are. She said gratitude has a lot to do with attitude, and that even though our lives might not be all we want them to be, we should find the blessings and give thanks. She said we should look for the important things we are thankful for, like family, and love.

I’ve been thinking a lot about this word. I decided the most important thing for me is my mommy. She rescued me, and she shows me every day what it means to be loved. She feeds me and keeps my tummy full and even gets on the floor to play with me. I’m thankful for her.

Showing Mommy how much I love her isn’t hard. I follow her everywhere she goes. I like to touch her and give her kisses and hug her. Most of all I like sleeping on her lap. I’ve been doing a lot of that since she explained about Thanksgiving because I want to show gratitude.

Another thing I want to show gratitude for is my tunnel! Mommy bought it for me and I have so much fun hiding inside and running through it as fast as I can! Sometimes mommy will throw one of my fuzzy balls in the tunnel. I run through and when I come out the opposite end, I have the ball in my mouth. I toss it high in the air and then chase it around the floor. Mommy says I’m getting my exercise. So I’m full of Thanksgiving for my tunnel, too.

Mommy says I need to tell everyone Happy Thanksgiving before I close my blog today. Wishing all of you lots of turkey and all the trimmings, full tummies, lots of smiles, and a very Happy Thanksgiving!

I Saw Snow! (Finnegan’s Diary)

Hi, Finnegan here to talk about my week. Today I’m typing on mommy’s iPad and pink keyboard. It’s fun.

This week mommy made a trip to the store where she gets all my cool stuff and food. She isn’t supposed to feed me my favorite dry food, since the vet told her I’d be better off eating only wet cat food. I love my wet cat food a lot, but I’ve gotten used to having a 1/4 cup of dry food at bedtime. During the day, when mommy has her meals, I eat half a can of yummy wet food.

Since I’d eaten all my dry food, she felt bad and bought me a small bag of dry food. Yay for me! I don’t know why something that tastes so good should be a no-no. She also bought me a new kind of treat called Greenies which are supposed to keep my beautiful teeth clean. They are yummy. I only get a few of them though. Sigh. I do like to eat.

The best thing she did was buy me a new tunnel. I love it. I run through it all the time when I get the zoomies. It’s cool. Mommy throws my balls inside and I retrieve them and toss them in the air and chase them. Mommy bought me three fuzzy little mousies, too. I’m a happy cat!

After I have the zoomies, I need to rest. And a cat needs to have a pillow!

Other times, I just like to lay on my scratchy box.

Most times I do sleep in my window bed in mommy’s office at night or when she’s there doing her work. Mommy says she loves me all the time and gives me lots of hugs and kisses. I touch her lips with my nose to give her a kiss back. Mommy laughs a lot when I hurry to my food dish for meals. She says from the back I look like a Corgi dog with a long tail, whatever that is. I go fast so she can’t take a picture!

Anyway, it’s been a cold week. One day mommy opened the front door and instead of sunshine, I saw snow!

One night mommy left and was gone for a long time, like she does on Sunday mornings. But it was night! I worried she might not come back and when I heard the garage door, I was so happy! Mommy didn’t leave me! She gave me a pet and then started looking through something on the counter, so I jumped up there and got right in her face to rub all over her and purr and tell her how much I missed her. It worked. She picked me up and talked to me and gave me hugs and kisses.

Life is good and I’m such a happy boy. This is the best life ever. I heard mommy say she might get me one of those fluffy round beds that sit on the floor. I hope it’s warm and soft like she says it is. Next week is Thanksgiving and she said we will spend a quiet day on Thursday, but on Friday we are having family for our Thanksgiving meal. But I guess I’ll have to wait a couple of weeks to tell you about that.

Until next Wednesday, I hope you have a purrfectly good week and don’t forget to love on your furry family!

If Bored, Learn a New Game! (Finnegan’s Diary)

It’s been a weird week. Mommy has been doing a lot of writing on the computer. That’s what she does to earn money for our food, and that’s important. I do like to eat. I’ve been enjoying the bed in the window beside her computer so I can be close to her while she’s working. I’ve also started using it as my permanent place to sleep at night. I can’t help it. It’s just so comfy!! I go into mommy’s bedroom when it’s time for her to wake up and feed me breakfast. I can look out the window there, too. This pic was of a pretty morning sky. The sun rises behind our home, so we only get to see the sky turn colors, but both mommy and I think it’s beautiful.

During the day, I watch everything that is happening outside. Lately there have been a lot of birds flying around. Sometimes they are like a black moving blanket across the sky. The other day the wind blew so hard it made scary noises in the garage. I couldn’t see because mommy kept the door closed. She did open the front door and I watched the bushes and things for a while. I decided I’d rather be on my window bed. There were leaves flying all around! I wish I could have chased them. But that would have meant I would be outside. I don’t ever want to do that again. I’m very happy to have an inside home now.

Mommy tells me I’m her sweet boy and she loves me. I like that. I give her kisses and rub my face on hers. I rub my face and body against her legs, too, and when she walks, I try to tackle her. She laughs at me. Mommy laughs a lot and I like to hear it. Here’s a recent picture of me. Aren’t I a handsome guy?

We didn’t have any visitors this past week, but that’s okay. Mommy spent most of her time with me. She does sometimes spend too much time working and I get bored. I found a way to make her pay attention to me. If I scratch at the carpet under the closet door in her office, she stops and turns to tell me no. If she starts to get up, I run away. It’s a lot of fun! Mommy doesn’t laugh though. I don’t think she likes this game as much as I do.

Yesterday I heard her say she needs to clip my claws. I really, really don’t like that! Last time she rolled me in a blanket. I growled and hissed. I don’t like being restrained. I wasn’t really hissing at her just at the situation. I know she has one of those cat bag thingies to take me to the vet in. I can have my head out, but the rest of my body is inside a bag. At least it isn’t tight around me. I think she’s going to use that to clip my nails. There are little holes that open for my front paws to come out. I’ll do my best to keep her from zipping me in that bag. No matter what, nail clipping is no fun for me. If you hear me using my mad voice, please come rescue me!

Well, gotta go. Mommy has that look in her eyes telling me I’ve been on here long enough. See you next Wednesday!