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Mildred the Cat - I am bored

Howdy everybody. How ya all doin? Long time no write but I am doing ok, hanging in there best I can.

I must admit, life around here can get boring. As much as I love my mom (she is my primary chicken treats provider), she sure is boring and I mean BORING. Being an indoor cat with limited options for recreation, I’m constantly looking for things to do. I do have a lot of toys but toys can only do so much.

Never allowed outdoors, my hunting options are nil except for an occasional centipede or spider or half-dead housefly. To make things worse, when my mom did all those updates on the house last fall, she got rid of all the wicker furniture.

I loved that wicker and used it frequently for grooming my nails. My mom said the wicker furniture was no longer recognizable as wicker furniture and had to go. That was a huge loss for me.

At least the windows are open now with the warmer weather and I can check out the neighborhood, which occasionally offers some excitement – cute little birdies I’d love to play with, tons of suicidal squirrels crossing the street, sometimes a neighborhood cat strolling through the yard.

Anyhoo, I hope to see some of my feline friends writing here. Hey, dear Prince Charming Guiness the Cat ( OldRoadsOnceTraveled ), hey all members of the PCBA - where are you? If our moms won’t do anything, at least we should keep in touch and write an occasional post here.

Well, I’m exhausted. I’ve already been up for over an hour. I’m going to check out the food bowl and then take a much-needed nap.

Till next time,

Purrs, paws and high fives.

Mildred the Cat, writer, sage, Chair Cat Peaceful Relations (Professional Cat Bloggers Association)

Image: My mom’s of me.

Image Credit » My moms image of me.

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MegL wrote on June 16, 2015, 10:55 AM

Hi Mildred, have you not got a scratching post? my mom (my real mom I mean, not my granny who is looking after me at the moment) got me a scratching post a long time ago and it has been very useful for me to sharpen my claws. My granny likes it too because it means I have somewhere to go instead of using her furniture. Purrs Clarice the cat.

Kasman wrote on June 16, 2015, 10:56 AM

Mildred - you're back! I was wondering what had happened to you and Guiness. I thought maybe you had finally gotten your hands (sorry, paws) on that RV Guiness keeps banging on about and were on your way to visit me. I've been keeping a couple of tins of tuna handy in case you turned up! Glad to hear I can breathe easy for a while yet.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 11:23 AM

Hi Clarice the cat. Nice to hear from you. I do have a scratching post, had several of them in fact, but somehow the wicker was the best. I really miss it. My mom sometimes sprinkles catnip on my scratching board to keep me interested and not scratching the upholstered furniture, which I now like a lot.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 11:31 AM

Hi Kasman - so good to hear from you! Yes, I'm still here. The PCBA RV trip has been put on hold until the PCBA can raise the money to buy the RV. Feel free to donate to our RV fund raiser! Don't throw out that tuna yet. We may get the money and the RV and land on your doorstep one of these days!

Kasman wrote on June 16, 2015, 11:39 AM

The Association of Bloggers against Cat Power stands ready to repel all boarders! emoticon :smile:

HappyLady wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:09 PM

Dearest Mildred, I am so sorry life is so boring. I think you might find a little grey mousie helps. I have one that Human 1 got me as a present and it nearly works as a real mousie with a little imagination. I will write here soon, but I too am missing Guinness. Perhaps he will see your post. Love from Freya, the Cat blog Cat.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:09 PM

I thought you were offering the welcome mat when you said you had all that tuna saved up just in case we visited??

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 12:14 PM

Hi Freya. Great to hear from you! I do have a bunch of mice and other toys, but I must admit I would love a real mouse! They are so cute. I told my mom I want a real mouse but she questions my motives. I hope we hear from Guiness soon. I miss him too.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 16, 2015, 1:27 PM

George here Mildred. I had missed seeing you here. Glad you are ok. I wish you could get outside, it is lots of fun to roll in the grass.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 1:58 PM

HI George. Good to hear from you. I wish I could go outside but we live on a very high traffic street and my mom says it's much too dangerous.

WordChazer wrote on June 16, 2015, 3:09 PM

Mildred, oh pussbag, you would definitely be busy hereabouts if you were to go after the creepy crawly wildlife. More than enough of it to supplement your diet in this house, as I have yet to convince the local arachnid population that their company is Not At All Welcome in this Establishment. They appear to think that this is the last and ultimate outpost of the Lost And Dispossessed Spiders' Alliance, Teamsters UK chapter... As for scratching material, I'm with Clarice and MegL - a scratching post is a useful tool. Sure, a fence or tree is better, but there aren't many of those indoors. PS: Tuna, Purina One and Royal Canin all stacked up here ready for the feline visitation, should the PCBA so decree it. And one final thought - if you were to allow a leash, like a dog has, then you could perhaps be allowed out under mum's supervision?

LindaCPearson wrote on June 16, 2015, 5:38 PM

WordChazer I definitely like all your ideas and will pass them on to my mom. All that food you've got stacked up sound great and I hope Guiness can get that RV purchased soon so we can start visiting everyone!

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 16, 2015, 10:05 PM

If you would be good on a lead rope maybe she could take you out. That is how my Mom takes me places or has me in a fence that keeps me safe

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 17, 2015, 12:31 AM

Dear Kasman -

Fear not. I have hired my human out on a freelance basis to bring home, if not the actual RV, then at least meat from the deli to stock it. But keep that tuna in stock. You're going to need it. When I have a chance to let the human stay home and be the picture uploader (that is beneath me, mind you), I'll deal with you. I've had plenty of time to plan.

Sincerely, Guiness the Bored Cat

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 17, 2015, 12:42 AM

Dearest Freya and Mildred,

I had a real mouse once, but my human chased it out the door with a broom and let it escape. I don't know why. I don't know why she complained about the two I brought to play in bed with, either. She took to sleeping with a night light for a long time afterward. Go figure.

I miss you both bunches, and as soon as my human figures out how to make a living and have a life, I'll be back. She's starting to get the hang of things, so hopefully we will soon be able to have more time.

Love you bunches,

Your Prince Charming, Guiness the Cat

P.S. The human is suffering from Working Mother Guilt Syndrome. It's working out well for me. ( HappyLady )

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 17, 2015, 1:05 AM

Dearest Mildred,

I'm quite bored, too. It's been pretty dull not having the human at my beck and call all day since she started something akin to a real job. (At least she calls it a real job, but what would anyone who lists their occupation as "musician/writer" know about a real job?) I miss writing, and the human is so delinquent in uploading pictures of me it's an outrage. But sacrifices have to be made for cat food and treats, so I do what I can to line her up work, especially since some of her assignments pay in lunch meat.

Once I have her thoroughly trained, she should start operating much more efficiently (theoretically at least). Then I should be able to transition her to a schedule more of my liking.

I also have a plan for diverting some of her PayPal payments to my RV fund as they come in. And then there's my plan for fuel and fish sandwiches for the road. Things are coming together nicely, at least in my head.

In the meantime, it's incredibly hot here. Why don't we rendevous at some swank resort in the mountains that has a nice ornamental fish pond and lots of squirrels?

Purrs and kisses,

Your Punkin Baby,

Guiness the Cat

LindaCPearson wrote on June 17, 2015, 7:36 PM

Dearest Punkin Baby - ( OldRoadsOnceTraveled ) It's been sooooo long since we've commuicated. So good to hear from you. Sorry about your computer usage problems and your boredom. My mom has been busy also with things unrelated to writing and bragging about me and letting me write. I guess it's the same thing with you. My mom says if I want twice-daily chicken treats, she needs to make the money. Humans sure can be boring. I do want my chicken treats, so I don't complain too much.

Lets hope better days are coming soon.

Your friend and ardent admirer, Mildred the Cat

Last Edited: June 17, 2015, 7:37 PM

BarbRad wrote on June 18, 2015, 1:55 PM

Glad to see one cat is still posting. I've rather missed Guiness myself. I hope he's OK. I hope his mom is OK.

BarbRad wrote on June 18, 2015, 2:01 PM

OldRoadsOnceTraveled Guiness, I'm glad you stopped in to report on how things stand at your house. Tell Debbi hi for me. I'm glad she is finding some jobs that pay enough to keep you in cold cuts.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 18, 2015, 8:36 PM

I figured I better at least post something since my mom hasn't, just to let everyone know we're still here.

paigea wrote on June 20, 2015, 3:25 PM

I am sorry your life is so boring. But I have noticed one thing about the cat who has adopted our yard. He just sleeps all day on the deck even though he is free to go anywhere and chase anything he wants. So what would you really do if you got outside? :D

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 20, 2015, 4:18 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. We aren't rich yet, but at least the cat food has become less boring.

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on June 20, 2015, 4:27 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. I beg and beg to go outside and then I lay on the driveway and get trash in my fur.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 20, 2015, 7:04 PM

I'd love to lay in my driveway. I'm never allowed out and haven't really even seen it!

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LindaCPearson wrote on June 20, 2015, 7:05 PM

I see all kinds of cute birdies and squirrels and sometimes another cat or an adorable little chipmunk or bunny rabbit and I just want to play with them. You know how we cats like to play with yard creatures!! My mom thinks I might play too rough with them. She could be right.

Last Edited: June 20, 2015, 7:08 PM

cheri wrote on June 26, 2015, 3:57 AM

I have a lot of boring moments the past few weeks. I just occupy my time with my writing online activities.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 26, 2015, 8:50 AM

That's a good idea. I should write more posts, especially since my mom hasn't been writing much lately.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 8, 2015, 6:57 PM

Oh no! YOu are not allowed outside? I feel for you.

LindaCPearson wrote on July 8, 2015, 8:25 PM

I feel for me also. There are so many interesting things out there in the yard.

Shellyann36 wrote on July 9, 2015, 4:24 PM

Yes I do know. Birds, rabbits, squirrels just to name a few.

Brenda wrote on December 5, 2015, 11:02 PM

Hi Mildred,
I have a scratching post too and a box looking thing that I can climb on. Its alright but I really like the higher places like the table tops and I guess the top of the couch back is my favorite spot cause I get to see out the big glass picture window. My parents are alright, they came and picked me up and brought me to my new home. It was hard at first leaving my real parents because I miss them but, my human parents are nice. They feed me and water me and keep my box clean. And took me outside once but I didn't like it, probably because I am 5 months old and it scared me. All in all I like my human parents because they pet me and give me treats and they let me be a lap cat which I truly enjoy the best. Well it was nice to meet another feline, and my name is Abbey Rose and I am a grey tabby cat. I was the last of the litter to leave my first home.