Finnegan's Diary

New Little Friends That Scared Me! (Finnegan’s Diary)

It’s me. Finnegan, the most loved rescue cat ever, according to mommy.

We had a busy week! I met four new family members!

The big mommies were nice. But the little ones scared me. I wanted to play with them but they didn’t understand about playing in my way. Every time I tried to sniff them first they would scream and reach for me! That made me run away. Finally, I took shelter under me and mommy’s bed. Mommy brought in my lunch and my water and left them in the closet. Mommy shut the bedroom door and told me I was safe.

I stayed under the bed for a long time but I did come out to eat. Finally I jumped onto my bedroom window perch. Mommy came in and talked to me and petted me once. I decided to try going out again, but as soon as I did the little boy came running after me holding my toy! Mommy says he was trying to give it to me so we could play, but I just wanted to go back in the bedroom. I came out when they left.

It was a different kind of day for me. When the first big person came she didn’t have anything but suitcases. She smelled good and she knew how to pet me and I really liked her a lot. She scratched under my chin like mommy does.

She stayed for a few days. After she left, I looked out the back door to see if she would come back, but she didn’t. Now it’s just mommy and me again. We live a quiet life and things are back to our regular routine which is fine with me. I do like the warm weather time because the front door is open and I can see out and nap in the sunshine.

While our visitor was here, she and mommy would sit in the garage and do crafts but they didn’t let me come out. I wanted to be with them, but mommy was afraid I’d run away and get lost. In the garage there is a big door that opens and the world is waiting out there. I don’t feel safe in the world and I just want to stay with my mommy where I’m loved and safe.

Well, that’s all the adventures I had last week. I wonder what’s going to happen this week? I’ll be back to write about it next Wednesday. Until then, so long, Diary, and all my friends in the outside world.

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I Love Children and Dislike Beds That Fall (Finnegan’s Diary)

I was so excited when my best buddy, Rhyan, came to visit on Sunday! She came to see me when I first came to live here and she’s been back a couple other times. She loves me and we have a lot of fun playing together. Mommy thinks my past home had children in it, and I’m thinking it’s true. I do love the children. They are smaller than the big folks and get on the floor to play with me. I know they won’t ever hurt me and I let them do things I don’t even completely trust my mommy to do…like pet my tummy.

Rhyan and I had so much fun playing together. Here are some pictures.

The last picture is me, Rhyan, and Rhyan’s grandma. Mommy took the picture. Can you tell how much I love Rhyan? I really do.

I was sad when they left. On Monday, even though I was napping on mommy’s lap and knew she wasn’t gone, when I heard the garage door (mommy says it was the neighbor’s door) I hurried to wait by the kitchen door to see if Rhyan had come back to play with me. I wish she lived here, too. Mommy keeps saying I need to have another kitty to play with, but she is worried I might not be nice and want to share my home, plus our house is small and she doesn’t know where she’d put more cat litter pans. That’s okay. I’d rather she would get me a little child instead.

On Friday, there was a bad thing that happened. My favorite cat bed in the office window fell down. I was sleeping so soundly and happy and then it just collapsed and made a huge noise. I fell to the desk and mommy’s water glass spilled and the container of pens fell and rolled all over the floor. Mommy fixed the bed and even put a stack of books under it in case it ever loosened again, but I don’t trust it. I have been completely avoiding it. I’ve spent all my time in the bedroom either looking out that window or sleeping on the bed. This morning mommy moved all the furniture around and put my cat tower in front of the living room windows so I’d have another place to lay where I can watch what’s happening outside. Sometimes I just lay on mommy’s desk when she’s there, but I lay on the papers she’s working on and she gives up and leaves. I look at that bed and sometimes she puts me there, but I jump right down. It scares me.

Well, I guess I better say so long until next Wednesday. I’m going to head to the bedroom where I feel more comfortable and listen for the garage door.

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I Love Bread! (Finnegan’s Diary)

Good morning! What a busy week we have had. Lots to tell you, but first I wanted to share a picture of me one week after I came home with my mommy and one now. Let me know in the comments if you can tell how much I’ve changed. Mommy says I looked much younger than my five years when she adopted me. I gained almost six pounds because I LOVE to eat.

On Saturday, we had lots of family to our house. I love having people here! Especially the little ones. I met Luka, who is two-years-old. He like me a lot, and I liked him, too. He kissed me on my nose! There was a lot of noise, music, talking, and laughing. I enjoyed it all and I let everyone pet me who wanted to! Mommy was too busy to take any pictures of me, though. Once I tried to get on the counter and see what the yummy scents were that were hidden in those square boxes, but mommy said, no and put me on the floor. She’d moved all my toys, tunnels and my cat tree into our office to make room for all the people in the living room. I didn’t mind. I liked being on the desk so Luka and others could admire and pet me.

Mommy was gone most of the day yesterday. She said she was going to get her hair cut and to pick up food for us. She didn’t come home until time for me to eat. So when she put all those bags on the counter, I was hungry! I decided to check out what was there and I found bread!! I love bread, but mommy won’t let me have it. So while she was busy putting things in the frig, I decided to help myself to the bread. She caught me before I could get a bite, but I did manage to put a hole in the plastic. I sure did want a bite.

After she fed me, I was tired with my full belly, so I slept in the window bed while she colored. And then, she said she had to leave again! She had small group, whatever that is. I don’t like when she leaves. I give her my saddest look, but she just pets me and tells me she loves me and leaves anyway. I was surprised when she came home and brought a friend I’d met before. Her name is Janet. She brought in a new puzzle board for mommy. And I got lots of pets and attention. Janet really likes me!

After mommy feeds me every morning, she does her daily devotions and Bible reading. I like to be close and the warm light feels nice, so I keep her company.

I’ve learned now that mommy will brush me once a day. I will sit on her lap and let her brush all of me, even my tummy. I purr. And then, because she says I’ve been a good boy, I get treats!! My favorite thing next to bread is treats!

It’s time for me to stop writing now in my diary, so I will say goodbye for now. I’ll write more next Wednesday! Be sure and let me know you enjoyed reading about my life, and if you can tell how much I’ve grown and changed over the past six months.