Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened

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Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened

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Tuesday

Ninja the News Reporter

We saw on the TV where a lost dog was found. Of course, dogs get found every day. But, this was a bit different.

In Sacramento almost 3 years ago there was a terrific winter storm. The winds were so strong it blew down fences. With the fences blown down some doggies escaped.

Bambi says she wishes they had not been left outside in the storm in the first place. But, I have reminded her that maybe their purrsons were not at home before the storm started. And we shouldn't judge.

One of the doggies was found right after the storm. But sadly, the other one had disappeared. It is a good thing the lost dog had a microchip because he was found in a shelter today a long way from home. The doggie's microchip was up to date. The doggie's purrsons, address and phone number were still accurate. And so they are all now re-united!

Nobody but the doggie knows where he has been all this time, or how he got so far away from home. Maybe he's a ninja like me and had a secret job to do and this is his cover story. Maybe the storm picked him up and has been carrying him around on a cloud so he could travel the world. Wouldn't that be cool?

Now Miss E is digging through her papers looking for our microchip files to be sure everything is up to date. Since we are inside cats, I don't think she has to worry too much, but if there is a bad storm and a window were to be broken, or if there is a bad earthquake, we might escape and be lost, just like that doggie. So, I am so glad we are all microchipped!

You can see the video here.

Wednesday

Ninja's Favorite Human Ninja

Hi, It's me Ninja. Everyone around here thinks my Martial Arts interests have going into hibernation. I didn't spend the first 8 years of my life (48 in human time) studying with those two fine Sensei teachers of mine, the Honorable Shi Tzu and Honorable Akita, to throw it away in my old age.

I found this video of a modern ninja. you can tell he has good Martial Arts training and he is almost as good as a ninja cat. But, not quite. You will get dizzy in the end watching this, but it is worth it. Bambi and Spyder are very impressed



This video is not accompanied by sound, and that's good. Keep your focus on the ninja!

Happy Birthday!

It my Birfday! I is one year old now! I o-fish-aly not a kitten no more. Now I am a grown Boy Cat! I so prowld of myself!



Ninja say He prowld of me too, that I growing up so good.


Bambi says next year I be a ManCat!


It seem so strange. Seem lyke yestidday I was just a liddle baby kitten.

Tuesday

In Praise of Cat Hair

All your wondrous wealth of hair,

Dark and fair,

Silken-shaggy, soft and bright

As clouds and beams of night,

Pays my reverent hand's caress

Back with friendlier gentleness.



From: "To a Cat"

by Algernon Charles Swinburne

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Commentary by HRH Queen Bambi

This gentleman poet from England at the turn of the last century certainly had an excellent appreciation of cats and knowledge our fur is that beyond many humans. His understanding of the magical quality of cat hair is obvious with his term of reverence in relation to his hand touching cat hair.

By looking at a picture of him, it appears he has an abundant head of hair, himself. Perhaps in one of his past lives he was a Persian!

Sunday

Cat Books

Miss E and the Monk went to the Capitola Book Cafe to trade in some old un-interesting books, and came back with a shelf full of Cat Books!!!

Now that's what I call a good trade off! Wouldn't you say so?

I wouldn't be a good Ninja Warrior Cat if I didn't take my job seriously. So, I am guarding these valuable cat books from thieves.
 

There's going to be good summer reading around here! Some of the titles to the books are:

50 Games to Play With Your Cat

Teaching Your Cat Simple Tricks

The Cat Whisperer: The Secret of How to Talk to Your Cat

Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort

The Cat Bible: Everything Your Cat Expects You to Know

Why Do Cats Always Land on Their Feet?:
101 of the Most Perplexing Questions Answered About Feline Unfathomables, Medical Mysteries and Befuddling Behaviors

Friday

Queen Cat Sits Where She Pleases

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It me, Spyder. I been havin a hard time wiff Queen Bambi lately. Just check out that look on her face. What's she up to?


Her always wants ta be where I is. Not cos her lykes me, but cos her wants whatever spot I got! See how she sneakin up on me while I sleepin all comfy? I looks cute don't I?


Even tho' her is Queen, don't mean her can takes my spot. Don't ya Think?


Tonight, Miss E was on da bed so I went to my spot on her leg and gots all comfy. I sleepin when Bambi comes, and lays down right on my head with her big furry butt!!!



I cants believe she sit on my head!!! I leave da bed and go in da other room by myself and lie down. I guess she Queen and get what she want after all!

Wednesday

Edu-cat


We sit in the window
Bambi and I.
Ninja naps on the bed.

"Drosophila melanogaster,” she says,
“not be confused
with Tephritidae, the true fruit fly."

I stare, fascinated.
Bambi is an entomologist.

Ninja yawns,
turns over,
"A bug.. is a bug.. is a bug!"
He stretches.
"Now, dogs...
on the other paw,
...much more interesting."


Bambi flicks her ears.

"Take those yappers next door, for example.
Just scratch the screen, my boy,
and watch what happens!"

Bambi's whiskers vibrate.

"Go ahead, scratch the screen!"

I reach out...

Bambi quivers, "Spyder! Look!"


I paws.
I've never seen
such a flitter flutter before.
I can't help myself... I chirp.

"Lepidoptera!
Yes, I do believe...
Epiphyas postvittana.
First one of the season,
not good for apples, they say."

I wonder what kind
of insect is an apple.

Ninja snores.

Elizabeth Munroz
May 2010