Happy Birthday to Me!
My human left town for a few days at the end of May and when she returned, she had a bag for me. She expected me to be excited about this. Well, I was a little curious.
But there wasn’t much, just some “healthy” (yuck) cat food. I don’t care about “healthy,” I care about “tastes good.” In addition to the cans of yukky stuff, there was some “free sample” food. I expected it to taste crummy too, but it was actually pretty good! Especially fresh out of the bag.
Then at the very bottom of the shopping bag there was a cat toy. Well, sort of a cat toy — the puniest, dumbest mouse you could possibly imagine. It made Boodie’s little birthday mouse look like a real prize.
Speaking of Boodie’s toy mouse, she has been playing with it and carrying it around nonstop since she got it. It’s gotten kind of icky. I guess that’s why she left it on the dirty laundry my human was gathering to wash.
Anyhow my birthday was this month, and that was definitely exciting! The day before, a heavy box arrived. I waited impatiently for my human to open it up.
At first I was disappointed because it was nothing but books. Then I realized that they were my books! My human got a bunch for reviews and book fairs, but humans and their cats can also buy it on Amazon.com, Amazon UK and Amazon Canada. The official Amazon release date was my birthday!
So it was kind of nice having the books, but I can’t play with them or eat them (only cats who buy them can do that), so I was hoping to get something else for my birthday that didn’t have quite so many restrictions on it. Sure enough, I woke up from my birthday nap and my human had some presents for me.
At first I wasn’t sure what to do with the first one. It was basically a couple of sticks enclosed in plastic.
But then I realized it was the legendary cat toy, Da Bird! I just want to say this is the best cat toy ever, second only to a brand new, 7-foot-tall deluxe cat tree (hint, hint!).
I was having so much fun I almost forgot about the second gift. But my human put away Da Bird and helped me tear open the present.
It sounded intriguing until my human took it out of the box. It didn’t look like a kitty pirate ship at all. Then I found out why.
Instructions! Well, I figured it would be quite a while – maybe days or weeks – until I saw anything that remotely resembled the toy on the box. So I sat on a corner of the rug and sulked.
But after about 10 minutes, I turned around and what do you know? It was almost all assembled!
When it was done, it even looked just like the photo on the box. I like it a lot, although I hear that a Somali pirate is not a good thing to be these days.
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