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Our (so-called) "employer"

Monday, September 10, 2007

My new harness Monday ~ by Annie

I have wanted to go outside in the worst way, Kitties. I can not remember when I was last inside of a house, if ever. I even had my babies under a trailer. I spend a lot of time in the windows here, and it really gets to Mosaic Lady (which is why I do it, of course.) She took me outside twice using Bianca's collar and a leash, but I raced up a tree and she was afraid I'd choke to death. And then, I ran so fast and took her by such surprise that the leash flew out of her hand. That made her wet her pants a little, thinking about what she'd tell the rescue group and what they would think of her responsible fostering skills. Who can say just why I stopped in my tracks at the edge of the lawn where it turns into the forested canyon? I did hear Mosaic Lady scream: "Jesus Christ!!", so maybe He made me stop.

On Thursday, she had to take the Dawg to the fur doctor's and came back with this hot pink harness for me! (She thought I was tiny, so she first came home with a 14"er, but I am growing into my paws because I'm eating whenever I want now instead of just once a day, so I needed the 16"er!) See how it matches my pink nipples and looks so fabulous with my jet black furs and turquoise green eyes?

It also complements my tongue.
Here I am expressing my pleasure at being restrained.

I also like how it looks with Mosaic Dawg's leash, which has a definite flavor. Mmmm....purple!

I went over to visit with Willie to see if he wanted to chat, but he is not so chatty, really. He has never been on a leash or harness and has had outside (daytime) privileges his whole life. My rescue group will not allow that so ML and I are both trying to be good, compliant, obedient girls. It is a struggle for us both.

The picnic table leg has a flavor, too. Mmmm, black!

When I caught sight of the forest, I wanted to run wild and free, and very fast! I start panting when I am outside (I am excited!), so Mosaic Lady knew it was time to go back into the house.

I raced down the hall with my harness still on and jumped up onto my bed with all my toys. I was very wound up! (I know that the plastic UPC tag should not still be on my harness, but Mosaic Lady clearly does not.)

I am proud to say that I allowed a collar to be placed on me with NO resistance whatsoever. OK, with just a little resistance. But not for long. I also adjusted to walking on the leash with the neck collar in five minutes. The harness, too, took me five minutes to accept.
I am an early adaptor!

Daisy...can a neon, paisley hoodie be far behind?


DEBRA said...

I just LOVE your beautiful pink harness. Annie it does look purrfect against your lovely black furrs. I am so delighted to see you so happy. Ahhh the joys of youth....and how is my sweet handsome Willie today?

The Divine Miss B

Emma's Kat said...

That pink harness complements your black furs beautifully Annie!! And that tongue, hehee. Looks like you had a great adventure outside and I can't wait to hear that you've been adopted. You are going to make somebody a great furrever furriend!!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Hi, Annie! You're very brave. Um, can you haf Sadie come to the puter? I'll wait...

Sadie? Hey, gotta idear. If we werk togefur, you fink we could get that harness offa Annie? Then, she'd run away an you wouldn't haf to put up wif her. I bet yur lady an the resq group would unnerstand.

I mite get a Mancat Monday post up soon, but it's rainy an cold an I's moofin slow cuz efurryone went off to werk an skool. Purrs an nosekisses,
Your Victor

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

We are not allowed outside, either!
I am glad you have that great harness so you can visit with the outside.
Maybe Mom will get me one!

~ Timothy

Henry Helton said...

I got myself a new harness too. My first one.

Dragonheart said...

Your pink harness is beautiful, Annie! You look lovely in it. :) I am only allowed outside on my harness or in my stroller. It's not safe for me outside alone. I am glad that you were able to explore outside on your harness. :)

Daisy said...

Oh Annie, I am sooooo proud of you! You look fantastic in the pink harness. I think pink is your color. I been noticing that many things has a flavor, too.

Going Outside gets me all wound up, too. I think it is only natural.

And Annie? I can definitely see you in some gorgeous fashions! You are very lucky, because black furs go with everything!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I love going out on my harness but I must admit I've never been outside on my own before. I like the color choice, it looks lovely on you.


Jimmy Joe said...

That is a mighty purty pink harness, Miss Annie. You look very nice.
[psst--Willie, Bianca, and Sadie--I think you might have to put up with the sassy panther for a while. But I'll teleport over to chill out with you sometimes!]
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

What a great harness you have Annie! I wish I could have one but the VET sayz not with my FIV (I could get sick) so I stay inside. I'll have to telyport over and share your adventures if you don't mind.
I'm glad you're following the rules for fostering. You have a good foster mommy there so don't get her in trouble!

Mickey said...

Well Annie, you are a very lovely black kitty.As with all black coats ,any color looks great,and makes us look greater.Heehee
You said over at my blog you like meeting all the black kitties? Come on over here,

Welcome to the Dark Side....we have Temptations.... ;)

Victor Tabbycat said...

Alas, dear Sadie, I did haf anofur girlfuriend afore you. In fact, Luna in Spain and I were close furiends afore she escaped frum her vet and was losted fur 6 weeks! By the time she was founded, I had met Emmy of Lone Star Purrs. Emmy was resqued from a naybor but didn't get along wif Meeko an Kiara, who were there first. So a new home was found fur Emmy an she no longer blogs. Then Meeko an Kiara moofed away.

So, no escapin frum vets an no moofin away, kay? As fur bitin my tail, make it love nips an licks, an I'm in. Purrs an nosekisses, Victor

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh Annie, you are absolutely gorgeous, and that pink harness is purrfect with your lovely black fur! You remind me so of my sister, Dorydoo... you are both beautiful and brilliant, with a taste for fun and adventure!

And the picture of you with your little tongue poking out made my Mom say SQUEE!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Caesar and Princess said...

*drooools* that new pink harness is beautiful, and it looks smashing on you. You are sbsolutley adorrrrrabibble

Purrrs and snuggles Princess

Miss Peach>(^,^) said...

Mommy bought an adaptor yesterday...it was black just like you:) Now she can listen to her 697 songs on her ity bity music machine!
I think you look like a covergirl with your harness...I might hook you up with my agent! Every cat can use extra geen papers to buy Temptations!
I am kookie again today....my litter got changed and guess where I am sleepin? Yep in the litterbox. Mommy is pullin her redhead furs out:)

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Pink is an excellent colour on anycat...but esp on you! You look esp adorable with your pink tongue sticking out!!


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Da pink harness goes grate wif yoor pink tung. Purrpul is our favorite flavor.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Hee hee yoo certinly am an early adaptor! Dose picshures of yur silky black furs in contrast to yur emerald eyes are simply striking. Yoo look just like a model. Fabyoolus poses fur shure.

Kimo & Sabi said...

Far out! Yer harness and leash are da coolest colors ever and look furry god wif yer furs!

Samantha & Tigger said...

You look great in the harness Annie! That pink looks spectacular against your black furs. We are so glad you got use to the harness and leash so fast.
Your FL furiends,

Lux said...

How beautiful that harness looks next to your glossy black furs, Annie ... you are good!!!

Benjamin Fuzz said...

you are a beautiful girl, annie! the pink looks great, and does complement your pink nipples, too.

we agree that the purple has a flavor...deep, intense and just sweet enough!

Parker said...

Oh Annie - that looks great on you. So, still claiming to be fostered eh?
I like how your ML responds to crisis - she sounds like my Mommy!

The Cat Realm said...

What a great story! You look wonderful in pink - I can't wait to see you on Fashion Friday!

catsynth said...

Oh, you look a lot like Luna in her harness. She really doesn't like it, so I don't have a pics yet.