Friday, February 24, 2006
Chloe and Tallis wait, none too patiently, for an end to bread-making and some action on their supper. Sadly, it's only 2.00 pm...but these members of the curate's household have no talent whatsoever for procrastination.
On second thoughts....following the advice of Friday Mom, Chloe, Tallis, and the pirate Teddy are happy to while away an hour or two blogging their answers to Whistle and Fish
1. What's your favorite food?
Concensus decrees whatever the humans are preparing for their supper…..if they won’t let us get our noses in, we know it must be wonderful.
2. What is your favorite toy?
Teddy: Toy? I have put away childish things! Far too busy sleeping and eating to play. Seriously.
Chloe: Well, if nobody’s looking, I do rather like to play with my Girl’s hair
Tallis: That silly loud dog Dillon, of course. He falls for the “helpless kitten” pose every time, and then I can chase him round the house...and he yelps beautifully when I get him on the nose.
I do like the Curate’s knitting too. Cool colours.
3. What is your best trick?
Teddy: Pirates don’t have to do tricks. However, I am not known as the Ginger Bed-hog for nothing, and have perfected my leg-extension exercises so that I can fill more than half of a double bed, if the Curate happens to invite me in to keep her company on her day off.
And I play the piano very well. It's best at night, once the house is quiet, and I can hear myself think.
Chloe: I wake up my Girl at 7.00 every morning, specially when she doesn’t have to be out of the house until later. And I stage professional ambushes from beneath the bedspread, which have a specially good effect if the humans are trying to sort out the laundry on the bed. I find their cries comical in the extreme.
Tallis: I’m very good at opening the cat flap when it’s supposed to be one way against me….And I sing loudly if the Curate is on the phone. While the dog barks. Often.
3. What is your favorite human trick?
Teddy: I always enjoy the way they open the front door when they see my silhouette against the glass, and then stand there repeating my name in an awestruck fashion...till I walk away. Round to the cat-flap. At the back of the house. I'm not sure why they do it, but it's very endearing.
Chloe:They really aren’t clever enough to do tricks, poor things, though they do try. I think the way they open tins of cat food is really sweet, bless them.
Tallis. Yes...And the way they persist in believing that a keyboard has other purposes beyond providing an educated cat with a bed.
4. What human rule do you break often?
Well, all of them really. Isn't that what they are for? Collectively, we enjoy climbing into the vegetable rack, sleeping in the laundry basket, trying to climb into the fridge, bringing in our hard-won prizes to be stored in the kitchen
6. What are you glad your human does NOT know about you?
Teddy: just how many families in Privet Drive believe that they own a 3 legged ginger cat...there are still people worrying where I’ve gone back in Great Rissington
Chloe: what I’ve hidden in the bottom of my Girl’s wardrobe
Tallis: well, if I posted that here, she’d read it and find out….See, I’m not stupid!