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My Literary Return

Finally! My chance to stretch my literary paws once again. My human secretary has been very lax lately and lost enthusiasm for supporting my literary endeavours online. I have chastised her many times on her lack of motivation – in between naps that is.

The weather here in New Zealand has started to cool a little bit, so I have once again taken up my favorite cool season passtime of chasing sunbeams around the house. My human complains that she knows where I have been based on the piles of fur caught in the carpet. Surely she knows that I am just fortifying the fibres in the carpet by graciously donating my excess fur to the cause. People pay a lot of money for the shagpile effect.

The grumpy male human is away for the weekend, so I have been sleeping with my main human uninterrupted. It's wonderful to have the whole bed to I mean... just for us. The male human insists on taking up so much space in our bed. For some reason he insists that I should move to make room for him to stretch his legs! What about mine? I so love stretching out full length on my human and purring in her face. She spends an acceptable amount of time scratching my head until I almost drool with pleasure. I don't see why she can't keep it up all day, but I suppose she does have to get up sometime to feed me.

The male human insists that I am noisy and that I'm keeping him awake. Does he not understand and appreciate the soothing lullaby of a full body feline purr? He also does not appreciate my attempts to wake a servant gently for an early morning snack. He keeps saying that it is still the middle of the night and then he has the nerve to throw a pillow at me! Last week I had to judicously retreat downstairs and wait until my human came down to soothe my ruffled fur and coax me into the kitchen for a snack. Does he not appreciate my discretion? After all I could have just sat downstairs and yelled at them – but I am too polite for that.

Sigh – I don't know how long it is going to take to train him properly in feline etiquette, but I still have a lot of work to do with that one. Time to find a quiet sunny spot to meditate on my next step.



Image credit : Morpheus meditating in feline yoga position for best results

All content is my own and not to be used without my permission. (c) 2015 EM Dempsey

Image Credit » My own photos - Morpheus practising sleep stretch feline yoga position

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valmnz wrote on April 3, 2015, 7:56 PM

Hi to Morpheus from Smooch. You'll find a few furry inhabitants here, some you may have already mey elsewhere.

Bobbydem wrote on April 3, 2015, 7:58 PM

Thank you Smooch. It has taken a while but we have finally arrived. I look forward to being able to comment on my fellow PCBA members once more.

wolfgirl569 wrote on April 3, 2015, 11:34 PM

Bunny the Doberman here. Male humans take a lot more work to get trained. I wish you luck.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on April 4, 2015, 1:28 AM

Dear Morpheus,

You have your work cut out for you, Morph. With one inefficient secretary (I have the same problem), and one human lacking proper feline socialization skills, you're going to need plenty of rest. Don't they realize your greatness?

I think at the next convention of the Professional Cat Bloggers Association, we need to have training sessions on how to properly train and socialize humans. It seems to be a widespread problem for cats everywhere. Think of all the money we could make writing tutorials and posting videos to help other cats.

Sincerely, Guiness the Cat

Last Edited: April 4, 2015, 1:36 AM

scheng1 wrote on April 4, 2015, 3:04 AM

I prefer a sleeping cat than a noisy one or a restless one. I rather not have cats jumping all over the place and break everything.

Bobbydem wrote on April 4, 2015, 4:14 AM

I have been working on this human for many years now - and he still won't fill my food bowl on demand!

Bobbydem wrote on April 4, 2015, 4:16 AM

Dear Guiness,

It is a real problem for us cats. I have been conserving my resources through the long hot summer. Now that the weather is getting cooler and we will be spending more time in doors, I shall increase my training program. I believe I will need to research more tutorials for my humans to study. We should encourage all members of the PCBA to write tutorials and spread their wisdom to the wider feline population.

I shall nap on it.


Bobbydem wrote on April 4, 2015, 4:17 AM

Dear Scheng1,

A well trained cat does not break things - unless they mean to - Morpheus

WordChazer wrote on April 4, 2015, 7:20 AM

Dear Morpheus, I fear you will have to have words with your secretary. The image appears to have slipped off the post in editing, and it would be good to see a photo of the paws behind the words.

paigea wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:08 AM

Oh my this description almost makes me want a cat. Almost.

CoralLevang wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:33 AM

Dear Morpheus,

Human here. A human who wishes she could have a cat, such as yourself, to share my home with. Unfortunately, I am highly allergic to those of you of the feline variety. It makes me sad to think about it. It would be equally as bad for either of us to be allergic to tuna, if you know what I mean.

Anyway, I wanted to welcome you here. It is refreshing to see such intelligent writing from someone as yourself. There are many who hijack their humans' accounts who are not so eloquent.


Bobbydem wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:25 PM

I'm not too sure what happened - it was there yesterday? Have put it back and see how long it lasts.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 4, 2015, 10:55 PM

Morpheus looks like beautiful cat and one of our two cats likes to snuggle up with my in bed as well.

bestwriter wrote on April 5, 2015, 11:43 PM

This is Preiti. I love your kind. The saying 'Fighting like cats and dogs' does not suit me. I do not have any of your kind living with me but I see some visiting here and that makes me very happy.

Bobbydem wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:09 AM

Everyone should have at least one - they are very good for your blood pressure - Morpheus

Bobbydem wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:11 AM

Oh you poor thing! Are you sure it is not dog hair that you are allergic too? Dogs shed everywhere, We cats just contribute to the environment. Perhaps you could wear a mask? I could not bear to be allergiv to tuna - in fact I would have to eat it anyeay! - Morpheus

Bobbydem wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:11 AM

Morpheus is a determined snuggler and lover to take over - can't you tell?

Bobbydem wrote on April 7, 2015, 12:12 AM

Thank you Preiti. I do not like fighting with dogs, I have a canine compatriot who knows her place in the household. - Morpheus

iwrite28 wrote on April 23, 2015, 4:35 AM

Morpheus, you have a lot of company here. You will be right at home!

Sheilamarie78 wrote on June 13, 2015, 12:39 PM

Morpheus, you just keep up the training routine. These humans learn eventually.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 12, 2015, 10:51 PM

Awe, what a cute story about your furry lovable kitty cat. That is a precious photo of the cat.