Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Willie's random facts meme

Yard Guard, Monterey, CA

Darling Divine Miss Boo tagged me for the "not TMI" meme.

The guidelines for this tag:
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules
2. Write some facts about yourself: some random, some weird, some just plain fun.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them)
4. Let those 7 people know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.
The challenge is to keep it interesting without making the reader think “Um, too much information…”

*I was born in Seaside, CA, right next to Monterey. I was the last kitty left in the litter, so Mosaic Lady had no choice. She had to take me. Once she saw me sprawled across the sofa of my birth home, she thought I was a basketball player. I was 90% limbs. I am not fat, but I am very long. Thus my life-long nickname: "Mister Big Boy".

*When we lived in Monterey, we would get baths every weekend. The fleas were as big as quarters, and as plentiful as, ummmmm...something that is plentiful.
When we moved to Colorado and lived at 8,000 feet, we never got another bath.
Now we are on Frontline and so far no North Carolina baths.

Yard Guard, NC

*I have been a very good big brother to Bianca for 15 years. I am not super-affectionate and no longer very playful, but I am a calm and steady presence in her life. We nap very close to each other for most of the day.

*I am a calm and steady presence in Mosaic Lady's life, too. I can read energy and moods better than any other cat she knows. I have slept next to Mosaic Lady's legs for almost every night of my long life. I used to share her legs with Walter.

*I do not mind Annie the Foster Intruder so much. I let her lick my tail twice! I now share Mosaic Lady's sleeping legs with her, and I don't pummel her when she swats or hisses at me. I mostly blow her off, although Mosaic Lady thinks that she might have caught me almost playing chase with Annie this week. Might have almost.

*My worst habit (according to you-know-who) is coming inside after spending a lot of time outside to use my litter box. I don't see why this is an issue. Everyone is most comfortable doing their business in their own home. Except for maybe some senators.

*My other worst habit (or greatest skill, depending upon who you ask), is my Machine Paw. There are three very opportune times to employ it:

1) While Mosaic Lady is still sleeping in the early morning, I Machine Paw the legs of her wooden bedroom table to energize her into her day.
2) After she throws me out of her bedroom and shuts the door, I wait an hour until she has fallen back asleep and then I use it on her bedroom door to LET ME BACK IN.
3) After she has her cup of coffee all ready by the couch and the laptop on her lap and Bianca by her side and her morning news on the TV, I use it on the front door to LET ME BACK OUTSIDE.
It is irrelevant that she has just let me in the back door while preparing her coffee. Coming in the back door is NOT going out the front door, is it kitties?

We tag Starbuck, The Bengal Kitten!


DEBRA said...

My dearest Sweetest Willie

I learned a lot about you today from this meme. I am so glad that you shared these things about yourself. I too am a reserved kitty, which is why I believe we are so purrfectly suited to one another. Momma says I am a little lady, and that I have great patience (with Abby one MUST have great patience). I am so glad you have been ever so faithful in guarding your home. It sounds to me like you are the chi in your home. You are such a special gentlemancat.

Purrs and snuggles
Your ever devoted Miss Boo

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Zippy concurs, coming in the back door IS NOT going out the front door. She does enjoy doing her bizniss on the lawn so mom has something to do before she mows the lawn....

Daisy said...

Willie, you and I are machine-paw maniacs! I like that about you.

You are being a very good boy to be nice to little Annie. It is very hard to share things. I am not very good at that yet.

Mickey said...

Arrrrgh! I too have been a calm presence for my Mom. I tolerate the sisfurs(they are young).
You do your business where it is comfy for you. Except for maybe some senators,hahahahaha,great line !
A cat is entitled to come in & go out as they please,no questions!

Victor Tabbycat said...

Willie, you are a good cat. You haf trained Mosaic Lady quite well. You is an excellent yard gard. But no mention of my Sadie Badie?
Skulls & Crossbones (Xs and Os) to my lovely lady Sadie,

Hot(M)BC said...

Aye n tis fun to learn about such a fine lad as you Willie!
Arrrrrrrrrgh! and Purrrrrrrs!

Jimmy Joe said...

Ahoy thar, Willie! Ye be a fine cat indeed, and wantin' the cover of your own poop deck is a fine habit, to be sure. Aye, some senators are a scurvy lot.
Your buddy, Grog-master Jim

Fat Eric said...

Arrrrr, Willie! That be a fine mancat meme. I thinks we may be long-lost relatives, I also like to spend time outside and then come in to use my litterbox! And I like to go out the back door and then ask to come back in the patio windows straight away!

Eric and Flynn said...

Willie yoo and my brofurr Flynn haf got a lot in common. he can be outdoors furr ages, but he allus goes back to use the litterbox. He masheen paws too, but only ever on windows, and only ever in the middle of the night. Furrst he starts yowling, then he gits on the cat tree or sofa, then scrape, scrape scrape.Mum kwietly sez Flynn stop that so she duzn't wake me or dad up. He duzn't take any notiss so she hollers Flynn
********* shut up and wakes efurry one up.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

It's great to sleep next to yur ladies legs at night isn't it?
Bwhahahah love the snuck in comment bout some senator doin his bizness at home. Snarf! Oh wait maybe dat's a code werd for stall talk! Hee hee.

Henry Helton said...

You really are a very long kitty cat!

LHK said...

I'm a San Francisco kitty, and mine mombean sez that's close to Monterey. But I don't go outside so I don't have the in door - out door problems.
You are an interesting kitty, its nice to get ta know ya better

Samantha & Tigger said...

Thanks for sharing that meme with us Willie. We always like to learn new things about our furiends. You are a cute and floofy cat!

Starbuck and Torrey said...

Yay! I've been tagged! I'll post real soon!

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

AHOY MATES! Avery nice meme indeed. I snarft when I read about the senators:)
So you don't like to bathe huh? Well, I got a bath tonight! Mommy is on a cleaning spaz today! Two loads of laundry and lots of closets and pantries and cupboards cleaned out too! WAZZZUP with all of this? Oh yeah I know...not spring cleaning...BUT AUTUMN cleaning YEAHHHHH!! Next the windows and lace.
You know the RSED thingy:)
She better have a brandy tonight!
Love Peach

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

Excellent list! Thanks for sharing so many things. I can picture you doing the Machine Paw!!!

Parker said...

Willie - you sound like the kind of kitty I would enjoy having around. I loved learning mmore about you!

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Oh Sadie, we've tagged you, Bianca and the intruder for the 7 things meme. Have fun!

michico 小芥 said...

Great list Willie,
That is very honored to know you more~!!! I am so glad that you have so many skills which I can learn from you~!!!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

hahaaha I love those facts, especially the Machine Paw one. I laughed my paws off at Daisy's video of doing that and I can just imagine you doing the machine paw, in earnest during times of need. Very funny !! Also, I think having the nickname Mr Big Boy is very much a positive thing! Should get the attention of all the girl cats ha ha! ;-)