Saturday, July 22, 2006

I get what I want!

Allow me to introduce myself.



My name is Dale and I guess you have seen me before on the Canadian-Swiss blog. I'm 14 years old (70 years old, human age) and I lead quit a nice life with my two humble servants. I get fed at regular hours, my litter-box is cleaned regularly, I do receive some goodies like kit-bits and of course my favourite: the magic tube! Actually, I have lead a darn good life. Both Canadian-Swiss and Orange take good care of me and serve me in every way. I just wonder why the heck they give themselves those ridiculous names, but I guess their human mind is not well developed enough to come up with something better. Anyway, like I said, I lead a darn good life. I sleep in their bed, share the sofa with them and I get enough attention. Recently I found out about their blog. One day, when they left to go to work, I decided to explore the Canadian-Swiss blog a bit. I must say I kinda like the posts that are put up, but what I miss is in the posts with my point of view. I’m never asked, so I decided to put up my own post. Luckily CS and OX were kind enough (how can they refuse their master?) to let me use their laptop. I guess it shows the mutual understanding and respect we share.

This story starts off on Monday, 17th of July. After the wonderful weather we had over the past weeks, I thought I’d adapt a bit more to the human life. (Sigh) It’s hard to admit and probably hard to imagine, an honourable cat like me, stepping down to the level of his servants. But okay, we all have to make sacrifices... I noticed that CS and O-X have been eating their dinners outside every evening since the nice weather has started end of June. Like I wrote before, I do get fed at regular hours, which is normally announced with the term “gutti-gutti” (for the English readers it’s “goodie-goodie”). For me the sign where I am served either breakfast or dinner, depending on the time off day.

Recently though, I got quit annoyed. When they, my servants, think they are the only ones with the right to have dinner outside, then they’re absolutely wrong! I want to eat outside, too. But man, did it take them a long time to understand what I wanted! Finally, on Friday the 21st they understood. Do you know how I got them to understand that I have needs as well? I'm a very sociable feline, you know. For days I have tried to ignore the “gutti-gutti”, but it was hard as I love to eat. But on Friday I won. I resisted the “gutti-gutti” (man, they were serving me lamb, imagine how hard that was to resist!) and relentlessly sat down at the entrance to the living.

Orange was in the kitchen trying to persuade me to come in and have my dinner. No way buster! I’m sitting here and now, and you be creative enough to make me eat. Stuff your “gutti-gutti”! Can you imagine Orange calling me several times to come up to the kitchen for dinner? After several of his poor attempts (hihihi), he came down to me to ask if I would like to have my dinner outside. He went up the stairs again and "Eureka!", he brought the bowl with my dinner down onto the terrace. At last, that one week of training with my servant had paid-off! I enjoyed my dinner outside and went for a wonderful evening stroll through the neighbourhood afterwards. Man, that was good!

But now, I’m wondering... Does the human mind have a short term memory only??? This morning Orange wanted to serve me breakfast and called the famous “gutti-gutti” out to me. Hello Orange!!! Are you suffering from some kind of memory failure? I want to be served outside! I decided to give him another chance and made him understand what I wanted. I walked in from the garden, went up to the kitchen, sniffed at my bowl and lifted my nose after which I walked out of the kitchen, down the stairs and into the garden again. It didn’t take long for Orange to follow me with my bowl to put it outside on the terrace. Wonderful! I got to enjoy my breakfast in the morning sun. Isn’t life beautiful? You just have to make clear what you want. I just hope next time I’m fed I don’t have make a scene again. I hope CS and O-X will just remember that I prefer to eat outside as long as the weather is nice. Just like they do.

Well, that’s my first post, folks. And I have many more stories that I want to share with you.
Stay tuned...and read my next posts in which I'll be writing about my other adventures with my servants. Interested?

12 comments:

Ginnie said...

Oh Dale! You are one very smart, talented, sophisticated, creative and bright feline. You keep this up and you'll have them eating out of your paws! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with next. Yes, I'm very interested!

Mr. Fabulous said...

Wow, even the cat is glamorous...

Capt'n Dale said...

Hi Ginnie,thank you so much for your kind reaction. I have a lot more to write about my experiences with dogs, human beings and much more. I'll be regularly I even have my own blog membership now!

Dear Mr. Fabulous - I had to look up the word "glamorous" on wiki. You are flattering an old man. Do you really think I'm sexy? ;-) In that case I will make Rod Stewart's song my new favorite and degrade "Cats" to my 2nd favorite...

Expat Traveler said...

haha - that is so cute! I love it, bossing around your servants. And I can't wait to hear more.

Anonymous said...

Suprising what you can learn from a 70 year old smart cat,dont blame her to try to be equal.I am 72 I have all the sympathy for Dale.

Capt'n Dale said...

ET- Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

CS Dad- Ahhh. Yes, they still have so much to learn. Felines are superior in more than one way. Purrrr. Purrrrr.

Mrs. TBF said...

Dale - you're so lucky that your staff, I mean servants, learn quickly. I can't wait to hear what other things you can teach them.

Capt'n Dale said...

Aah, Mrs. TBF. I've seen you around the house. I can tell you I have a lot more to teach OX and CS. Hihihi, I also have a few nice anecdotes I will put up in the coming time...I think I'll start with Cats & Dogs :-)

Babsbitchin said...

I love him, is he free to date??

pinki said...

hi dale, i don´t know if you remember me, we saw each other just one time ... and that´s nearly 2 years ago!? i´m the austrian guy in the wheelchair and you was really afraid of me (or the wheels). that day was bad anyway, because a friend of orange & cs let his dog out of the car in the middle of the night! and i remember, that that big dog didn´t like cats. that must be the reason, that you jumped on a tree without thinking "how to come down"? i hope you had some relaxing days without cs & orange, i had some with them in austria. say hello to both of them and tell them, that time was running to fast while we had those lovely "humans" in austria!
miau - pinki

CanadianSwiss said...
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Capt'n Dale said...

Hey! Pinki my man! Yo! How are things? Of course I remember you. It was definitely the wheels that scared me. It's enough that my servants don't always look when I sit behind their left foot and step on my paw, or something. Imagine a wheel that size! And what cat would like to have profile tracks on its tail anyway. Scary! Anyway, you'll be reading about my weekend "alone at home" in a bit (does that remind you of a movie??.... Hehehe. Purrr. Hehehe.)

BTW, I know they've really enjoyed the time with you two. They've been talking about it all evening yesterday.