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Saturday, March 29, 2014


Hi, hope I'm not too late, I almost forgot that this is my day to speak.  I'd really like to write more often, but mom doesn't let me.  So sometimes I forget.

Every day I play this game with mom.  Whenever she's at the computer, I talk to her and tap her leg to let her know I'm here.  Sometimes I get a little carried away and let my claws out, then she screams and yells at me to stop.  But I don't.

I wait by her feet until she offers to pick me up, then I walk away.  While she's bending over, I walk around her, just far enough away so she can't catch me.  Eventually I let her catch me, then I relax in her arms.  Sometimes she puts a video on for me, I like that.

Yesterday, she put one on that scared me.  It showed how things look from the sky, I was afraid I was flying and would fall.  Mom put me down gently and I was able to go for my nap.

Which reminds me, it's time for my late afternoon nap.  Talk to you soon, Crash

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Hi there, it's me Burnie.  See that picture of me?  That's how I've been feeling the last two days.

Yesterday, mom left to get beautified.  She was gone all day and my snack was very late.  She wasn't home long when she went out again.

Today, she went out again and we didn't get our snack until very late.  At least she's home now and I won't let her go out again tonight.

Otherwise, we had a nice quiet week.  Crash is leaving me pretty much alone, maybe that's  because I haven't stared at her lately.  The sun is getting brighter and I can sit in the window again.  I really like that, it feels so good and it makes my leg feel  better.  I wish we could have sun all day long and that it never gets dark.

Well, that's about it for now, talk to you soon.  Burnie

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Hi, it's me Crash.  That picture of me is from a long time ago, when I was young.  I can't jump that high anymore.  It was so much fun to be able to look down on everyone and make them worry that I was going to jump down on them.  Maybe with a little practice I can do that again.
 
Speaking of jumping, this week I did something I used to do.  I was able to jump into mom's big bathtub and run around in it.  There was no water in the tub, so it was fun.
 
I heard that something was done with the clocks that makes it stay light longer in the day.  This may be good for some people, but we cats don't like it.  It's so dark in the morning that mom sleeps later and we have to go wake her up.  You know, we get hungry and we can't open the cans of food ourselves.
 
We've had some sunny days and I've been able to luxuriate in the sun.  One of these days, Mom will open the door and let the sun come in the stormdoor.  I like that, it's so nice and warm. 
 
Well, that's about it for now.  I think I'll jump onto the windowsill and watch the world go by.  Maybe someone will walk their dog past my house and I can growl and hiss and scare the dog.  Or, maybe not.  I may just take a nap in the sun.
 
Talk to you soon.

Saturday, March 8, 2014


Oh, Hi!  It's me, Burnie.  I don't know whether to feel angry, jealous or sad today.

Mom went to the store to buy some snacks for Crash and me.  That was good, but she usually buys us each a toy when she goes to this store.  Today, she didn't.  She said that we have enough toys.  I don't think you can ever have enough toys.

Then, she went on and on about this cute little puppy she met.  She said the puppy was so friendly and furry, just like me.  Mom also said that if she were to get a dog (can you believe it, a DOG), she would get a St. Bernard just like the one she saw today.  She thinks they are soooo cute.  I've seen pictures of St. Bernards and I think they would think that I'm sooo delicious.  I'm sure glad mom didn't buy me a St. Bernard today.

Mom, also saw a lot of little kittens up for adoption.  She thought they were so cute too.  She didn't adopt any though.  I'm glad because I don't think Crash would like another cat.  She barely likes having me around.

Anyway, mom bought us lots of snacks and food.  I don't have to worry about going hungry for a couple of weeks.  Thanks mom, even though you didn't buy me a toy.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Same Words Different Meanings

Back when I was younger and working and living in Queens, I would often hear about someone's going into rehab.  Back then, rehab meant that you had a substance abuse problem and had to deal with it.

When I moved into this senior community, I was constantly hearing about someone going into rehab.  It made me wonder what kind of community I had gotten into.  Gradually, it began to dawn on me that rehab, to a senior, meant something totally different.  Rehab is just an exercise program for after surgery to replace a knee, hip, etc.

That brings me to the next word that needed correction in my mind.  Again, when I was young, if someone was going for therapy, they needed some help sorting out problems.

In my senior community, therapy is something completely different.  Therapy is a physical thing, something that follows rehab.  In therapy, you work on your new knee or hip, or slipped disc, or even a chronic ache or pain that keeps you from enjoying your life.

Here, it seems as everyone is now in therapy, has been in therapy, or is planning on therapy.  I'm no exception.  I've been in therapy twice, once for my back and now for my shoulder.  It works, and as far as I know, my mind is fine and I don't need therapy for that.

I find it interesting that one word can mean two completely different things depending on your age and contacts.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Oscars

i'm sitting here watching the Oscars and every year I get annoyed over the same thing.

Will someone PLEASE tell these celebrities that it is NOT proper to applaud yourself. I had thought it was only young performers who didn't know any better, but tonight I saw Bruce Dern applaud when his name was mentioned.

Maybe they all need a lesson in how to behave when people are saying how good you are.  A little humility please.