Tuesday, March 24, 2009

It's a gloomy day in Olympia. It's been raining off and on, the sky is gray, the air is cold and damp, and I find that I lack motivation for my usual cat activities, except for napping. One of the reporters offered me some smoked salmon for her lunch, and I didn't even feel like sniffing it, much less gobbling it up as I should. Woe is me. I hope my motivation comes back, because it isn't every day that someone offers me smoked salmon. I'm sure I'll eventually muster the energy to eat it. Perhaps a nap would help.


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I hope you like the new blog layout. I get restless if I have to look at the same thing for too long. But, you know, I'm a cat. Restless is in my nature. Except when I'm napping.

Which I'm about to do in protest because the reporter who lives in the office with the red fleece blanket would not share her lunch with me! I was there earlier -- and she kept disturbing my morning nap to scritch my ears, I might add -- but wandered outside for awhile to make my rounds, visit the guard who lives in the security shack, the usual. I came back a few minutes ago and found a delightful smell wafting through the reporter house. Something beefy. Soup, I think. Well, this smelled like something I would enjoy, so I followed the reporter up the stairs from the kitchen to her office and perched at her feet. I waited patiently. I kneaded the carpet to show I was expecting something good. I even purred. And she didn't share. Not one morsel.

"Isn't that one of the first things humans are taught?" I thought. "That sharing is good?" And yet. No soup for Bob.

So I retreated to the chair with the red fleece blanket, where I'm now grooming myself to show her that I don't care about her or her lack of concern for my hunger. Hmph.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I heard one of the humans mention that this week is Sunshine Week. You wouldn't know it around here, though. There's been very little sun. Mostly rain, and some sleet earlier. It's pretty yucky outside. I didn't want to leave the house this morning.

I'm a pretty big fan of sunshine. It's nice and warm to lie in. We should all celebrate sunshine this week.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I strolled over to the reporter house this afternoon, and when I got there, they all asked, "Bob! Where have you been?!" I just shrugged and made my rounds. Time is meaningless for a cat. I don't know why humans get so worked up about it. They should just calm down and take more naps.

There's a rhythm to my visits to the reporter house. First I visit the downstairs office where Rachel keeps a dish for me filled with food and water. Isn't that nice? I've got a pretty sweet life.

Then I wander upstairs and hang with Austin. Today I helped him with some of his work on the radio.

After I visit Austin, I go check on the interns. I hear they'll be leaving pretty soon. That makes me sad. I liked having lots of new friends in the reporter house.

Today, I played with Chris a little in the hall.

Then I went to the office with the red fleece blanket, but it was different today. Michelle, the reporter who lives there, had cleaned off her desk so I jumped up there and let her scritch me for a few minutes.

I also thought about eating some health food, since a few people have cracked jokes about my weight lately.

She had some carrots that looked like they could be kind of yummy. They are almost the same color as cantaloupe, which I love.

But after checking them out for a minute, I decided carrots aren't really that much like cantaloupe after all.

Ah, well.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Something fun for a lazy Sunday.

An Engineer's Guide to Cats.

And for my politician friends, An Engineer's Guide to Voting.

Dear Ginger Cat -- If you ever get elected, I would make a great Secretary of Naps.

There's a little snow on the ground today. To lapse into LOLcatspeak for a moment, do not want.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

I heard some of my reporter friends had to work today even though it's Saturday. The politicians are pretty busy working today, too, which means the reporters have to be here to write about them. So I decided to come over to the reporter house today to keep them company. I'm such a softie.

For those of you who are working, here are some cute pictures of me to brighten your day.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Some funny office cat videos.

Did you know cats can fix printers, file and check messages? Just in case anyone needs a little extra office help in the Legislature.
As I roam the capitol lately, people keep commenting that I've gotten a bit pudgy. I suppose that's true, but I am wounded nonetheless. I happen to think I'm quite beautiful, even with a bit of extra baggage around the middle.

I do keep thinking I should get out more and get some more exercise. I do nap a lot. But the siren call of the red fleecy blanket is strong, perhaps stronger than I can resist.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Google tells me that today is Dr. Seuss's birthday. Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Dr. Seuss wrote my all-time favorite book. Can you guess what it is?

Here's a clue. I've always thought the cartoon was far superior to the live-action movie.

Take a minute to visit Seussville today. You'll be glad you did.
So. Not. Cool.

Stupid, stupid human.
It is was a beautiful day in Olympia. I got out early, prowled around the capitol in the crisp morning air, then settled in for a nice stretch in the sun on the hood of a car at the reporter house. The sun felt wonderfully warm on my fur as I lay looking up at the sky. Some of my reporter friends walked by and scritched my ears. Life is pretty good.

I hope all of my friends get got to spend a moment stretching in the sun today.

But the rain came again around Noon and now it's overcast again. It's a good time to curl up and take a nap.

Incidentally, I always wonder why humans use the phrase "cat nap" to mean "a very short sleep." I wonder if those humans have ever seen an actual cat napping.