Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Cats on Tuesday: The Great Sphynx Adventure

Cats on Tuesday While our humans were in Egypt at the beginning of March, we stayed in a Luxury Cat Hotel. Here is the story of our adventures while we were there, written with the assistance of our dad! Thanks dad!

Thursday 28 Feb 08

Today started like any other day, except that our humand dad didn’t put on his green skin today. After lunch we both got put into our PTUs. This was a new experience, we had never both been in PTU at the same time before. We then went in the car and drove for a long time. It was obvious that we were not going to see the vet lady. Mommy sat in the back with us while Daddy sat by the funny round thing that we can’t play with. After a long time we came to a new place. There were nice ladies there and naturally there were fascinated by how cute and wonderful we are. They were sort of like the vet ladies but better, they did not stick anything up our bums. They took us to a room and let us out of our PTUs. It was a proper cat room with lots of places to climb and explore which we did. After a short time our humans left. We are sure they will be back soon.

Friday 29 Feb 08

Well our humans did not come back yesterday but the nice new ladies came and played with us and gave us yummy eats and drinks. We slept together last night in a comfy spot we found. This morning the nice ladies came to feed us again and play with us. Merlin was a bit confused as to where our humans were but Dragonheart explained that they do this sometimes but always come back. We also have each other. Today was a day of exploration as we examined the room from top to bottom There is a very nice big thing that gives off lots of heat, we like it very much. There is a nice litter box, although it does not have a top like ours at home. There is food and water, 2 doors, a big chair with a blanket, 2 windows, lots of places to climb and sleep and our PTUs are still here with blankets from home, along with our sleeping bags from home.

Saturday 1 Mar 08

This is now 2 sleeps here without our humans. Merlin is confused. He wonders if this is our new home. Maybe we will not live with our two humans anymore. Don’t they love us? Dragonheart reassures Merlin that the humans still love us, how could they not, and that they will be back. Dragonheart explains that he had this kind of adventure before. The humans went away for a lot of sleeps but did come back and took him home and everything went back to normal.

Sunday 2 Mar 08

Today we really got to know the new human ladies in this new place. They came and fed us again with yummy food that tastes different from what we used to eat but is still very yummy. They also cleaned our litter box which earns them lots of points. Normally only our wonderful Mommy does that. It is strange, Daddy never cleans our pooh, we wonder why? The ladies also played with us lots today and naturally we played with each other, lots of wrestling. There is nowhere in this room where they tell us not to climb or scratch. They don’t say “NO!” Very meow cool.

Monday 3 Mar 08

Today we really started to notice all the other animals nearby. It is just the two of us in our room but we can hear lots of woofies and sometimes see them from our windows. We try to talk to them but it is hard to get a word in with these silly creatures, they hardly ever stop talking long enough for us to say anything. Our voices are also not as loud as theirs and it is hard to get them to hear us, except a couple that are close. Finally we are able to chat with a couple of the nearby woofies. They say that they come here every day to learn stuff but go home at night. They sounds very strange to us, although the going home part sounds nice. They try to explain about the things they are learning to do for humans, get stuff, walk where humans tell them, stop when humans tell them. Don’t these silly creatures understand that the humans are supposed to do what we tell them, not the other way around? Woofies sure are strange.

Tuesday 4 Mar 08

Another sleep without our humans, very sad. Today started normal enough but did not really go all that well. Dragonheart and Merlin normally get along pretty well but after several days spent mostly alone we are staring to get on each others nerves. When the nice ladies bring us food, Merlin eats so fast that sometimes there is not enough left for Dragonheart, Merlin is so pushy and doesn’t understand sharing. He also wants too wrestle all the time. Wrestling some is good but too much is not fun. Dragonheart is starting to think that Merlin is a little nuts and a bit of a pain in the bum. Merlin thinks Dragonheart is boring and no fun. We both spend some of today sulking on opposite sides of the room and we don’t sleep together tonight, this is the first time that has happened.

Wednesday 5 Mar 08

We started getting along better again this morning after a good nights sleep, although Dragonheart still thinks Merlin is a bit crazy, of course what kitten isn’t? He also seems to be getting bigger very quickly, not surprising since he eats like a big woofie. He used to be easier to handle when he was smaller. For some reason we both decide to spend much of today relaxing inside our PTUs. They are much nicer when the doors are left open and we can go in and out anytime we want. The nice ladies think it is very cute when they bring our food. They also like it when we climb up on their shoulders. They say it means we are like birdies, what a strange idea, we look nothing like birdies. After eating all the food, which is not as much as we would like, we go back in our PTUs. The smell of our blankets reminds us of our humans. They have been gone a really long time now and we really miss them. We sleep together again tonight and dream of our humans.

Thursday 6 Mar 08

Today was very exciting, we almost got to go outside. It was very warm, we could feel the sun through the windows and were heavily involved in sun worshipping when the nice ladies came to feed us. They talked about taking us outside in the garden but seemed unsure if it was okay. They have never been with Sphynx before and our humans had told them we could only go outside if it was really warm. We thought it was okay, we agreed on this. Dragonheart has been outside before when it was warm and said it is fun although it can be a bit scary. Merlin has never really been outside and wanted to go. We even called out to our woofie friends and thought we could get to see them up close, and maybe even smell them, that would have been fun. Finally though the nice ladies decided that we should stay inside, very sad. They did play with us extra long today, very cool, and brought us enough food, even for Merlin. So we did not get to go outside after all, but the very idea has Merlin very excited and looking forward to the day when he will finally play outside for the first time.

Friday 7 Mar 08

We discovered something new and exciting today. While sitting by the windows taking in the sun and occasionally trying to talk to those silly woofies who were learning new ways to do what humans tell them (unbelievable!) we suddenly say two huge animals walk by with humans on top of them. It was incredible, the humans were not carrying them, they were carrying (sort of) the humans! These humans looked smaller than the ones we are used to but still, they must be a lot heavier than any cat. The animals were clearly not cats and they were not birdies. They looked vaguely like woofies but were much bigger than any woofie we had ever seen. They sort of looked like Snap (the horse that belongs to Kaze's Lap Lady). Confusing but exciting. We tried to call out to them but they were too far away and could not hear us. One of our woofie friends confirmed that they were indeed horses and that they are very big and strong animals (they must be to carry humans) but are also very friendly. We really hope we get to meet one of these horses up close some day and get to sniff their bums like good friends.

Saturday 8 Mar 08

The nice ladies seemed a bit upset with us today. After they cleaned our litter box (wonderful nice ladies) they noticed that we had made pretty poo art on the floor last night. They didn’t seem happy about this and wiped it all away. I guess that they don’t appreciate Sphynx poo art any more than our old humans do. Sphynx make poo art by dragging our bums across the floor or blanket or other surface after we have used the litter box and there is still wet poo on our bums. It is really a lot of fun and we can be very creative but humans must not like art. This seems very odd because they seem very fond of art on their walls. Our old humans and this new place both have lots of pictures on the walls. Oh well, who can understand humans.

Sunday 9 Mar 08

Today was just a really lazy day. It was sunny and we spent lots of time lying in front of the windows. We chatted with our woofie friends a bit and saw the horses again, from far away of course. The nice ladies played with us as always but we both were less energetic than usual today. It has been a really long time since our old humans left and we are beginning to think this really is our new home. Even Dragonheart is beginning to wonder. If so it would not be that bad. It is nice here and the nice ladies look after us but it is nowhere near as good as our home with our Mommy. We don’t get to sleep with our humans or sit on Mommy all day and the room is a lot smaller than our old house. We really miss our humans, at least we have each other.

Monday 10 Mar 08

Yay!! Our humans came back today. It was just another day until suddenly the door opened and in came our Mommy and Daddy humans. At first we were so surprised that we were not really sure it was them. But after a couple of good sniffs we were sure. Yay! We went back in our PTUs, said goodbye to the nice ladies and got back in the car. Mommy sat with us and petted us on the whole drive home, it was wonderful. Then we were back in our home and running to check everything and sure enough everything was right where we left it. Life is wonderful. We sat on Mommy, ran around like crazy ad slept with our humans again, life is back to normal and our adventure is over.


michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

So glad to know your Adventure at luxury hotel.
I hope there are also some cat hotel here~!

Gattina said...

Wow DH ! what a diary ! Wonderful ! I think you never talked that much ! and your cat hotel really seems very nice of course home is home. Apparently you were the only cats there ? and it's normal that from time to time even brothers are getting fat up of each other !

Anonymous said...

You guys had such a Purrfect Adventure! We've had to go to a hotel once, but it wasn't such a luxurious hotel.

Most of the time, when Mom has to travel, we get to stay home with our Nana & Grampy. Before they came to live with us (or if they travel with Mom) our Uncle comes to the house to play with us a few times each day and feed us. We like staying in our own home much bette.

Home & Mom is always the bestest Purrfect Adventure, isn't it boys?!

Anonymous said...

your cat hotel really nice.

The Meezers or Billy said...

wow, sounds like a 'aciting advenchur, but we is glad you is home wif your beans.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

That was a big adventure for both of you. We have never been to a hotel, but that one sounds nice with the nice ladies. When our Beans go on holiday, we get locked in the garage with an outdoor run, and the ladies come to us.

Daisy said...

Wow, you had a very exciting adventure. Those ladies sound very nice, but I do not understand why they didn't appreciate your poo art.

Isis said...

You two really have had a big adventure! :) It sounds quite fun, but I'm glad Mummy and Dad never leave us in strange places like that... We just have Unca Pete visit us twice a day! :)

ZOOLATRY said...

How wonderful that you got to go on a vacation, too. That'll teach your humans NOT to leave you again if they think you liked it a lot. And you were so smart to keep a diary; one should always keep a diary of their travels and special times.

Mickey's Musings said...

That was really nice to read your diary :) I'm glad you had a good time and saw all kinds of other animals,even if you did not play with them.
Going home with your Mom & Dad was the best part I bet!! It's good to be home :)
Purrs Mickey

Parker said...

That was a great diary! But like Dorothy says, "there's no place like home!"

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Yes, woofies are a strange lot. They are a servant race and can't seem to help themselves. No independance what so ever.

The hotel seems very nice but not so much fun as having your humans around to play with and to take care of you. After all, it is important to us to have our bonded slaves who know our ways best.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

This looks like a great hotel DH and Merlin. I am really pleased that you had a great experience there. I can certainly understand that you two sort of took out your anxieties on eachother. I am sure it was stressful. Kittens are pests.

I am so happy to know you two.


Both of you kept a great diary. It was good you had such a terrific time at your resort (but home is nicer!). Terrific pictures...


Irishcoda said...

That's a wonderful vacation journal for you two! I'm so glad you had a good experience while your mommy and daddy were away!

Unknown said...

Wow!Purrfect Adventure! I love it!!

your cat hotel really nice.

Feliz Martes!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you both had a nice adventure at the pet hotel and the beans there were very nice to you. We were sad to learn that you thought your beans had left you for good but it was a happy ending when they came back for you!

jenianddean said...

Wowie!!! That's quite an adventure you two had. I'm glad the ladies you met were very nice. Josie and Huggy had to stay at a pet hotel once. They didn't like it at all. They hardly ate the whole week they were there. Mom and dad were heartbroken when they went to pick them up. As soon as mom and dad had them in their arms, they were so happy and started purring. Now our Aunt Tish takes care of us when mom and dad are gone. Thank goodness!!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Goldie, Shade and Banshee said...

That was a great adventure! We have never stayed anywhere like that. I don't think they even have anyplace like that around here.

~Goldie and Shade

Anonymous said...

What a great adventure! I only stayed at a boarding place once and it was terrible. Momma will not board me again unless she finds me a fabulous place like yours. Momma also does not appreciate my poo art. ~Queen Snickers

Angel Junior, Orion and Sammy said...

I can just imagine how happy you were when your Mom and Dad finally came back! It sounds like you did have some fun...but our Mom and Dad beans are the best!

Meowers from Missouri said...

that was an exciting adventure--thank you for sharing!! we are glad you had each other for comfort, and that your mum & dad came home at last! our mom allus sez "east or west, home is best!"

PB 'n J said...

You guys were very brave - we've never been away from our home when our Mommy and Daddy weren't home! We're glad you had a good time though!

catsynth said...

Wow, you had quite an adventure. Nice people and other animals, and sunshine and treats. Sorry that you had a bit of cabin fever - that happens to humans, too, when they go away on adventures together.

Silvia Hoefnagels . Salix Tree said...

Oh, you got to see some horses. Aren't they beautiful animals?
I bet you two were happy to see your humans agin, hm?

CRIZ LAI said...

What a great diary...except for the poo art.. haha. Jeremy, my long haired kitty made that quite often too. I wondered why the rest of the 3 kittens never did that before even though they are short haired kitties.

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Oh what an adventure you had. I am glad you stayed with nice people.

Samantha & Mom said...

Wow thanks for sharing your Adventures in the Luxury Hotel!! It was furry interesting!

Thanks for purring and purraying Samantha home! Mom says no more outside for her!
Mr. Tigger & Mom

Shaggy and Scout said...

Thanks for the diary! We are glad you had each other to keep the loneliness at bay. Except for missing your people, sounds like the experience wasn't TOO awful. Our people have never been gone more than a few days at a time, and a nice neighbor lady comes to us.

Luna und Luzie said...

Wow, that was a great adventure !
Oh I know that, I´m every year in the cat hotel.It called first class hotel for cats and dogs. they have big rooms with high climbing opportunities. That´s great there, but I´m always glad when my humans are back to carry me home.

Carolina Cats said...

I don't like wen my mom goes away eether. Nobody knows my favrit scritchy plases like she does. The hotel doesn't sownd so bad, but riding in the PTU is terribl.

We're furry glad you are bak home wif yore mom and dad!

Owr mom showd yore blog to her neese on Sunday wen she sed she loves the hairless kitties! So maybe you will haf a new visitor sometimes. Her name is Manda.

Love Buddy

The Furry Kids said...

It sounds like you guys had a pretty good time. I'm glad your mom and dad are back home where they belong - with you guys!


Figaro the Therapy Cat said...

sounds like a good luxury hotel! but home of course is better.
thanks for the birthday wishes!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

MOLMOLMOL POO ART!!!! You guys certainly are creative! I think you were just expressing yourselves in the best way possible! hahaahahaha Glad you enjoyed your stay in the catotel, hope you settle down at home Ok. x

Angel MoMo and Charlotte said...

Thankyou so much for telling me your adventure in such great detail. I enjoyed reading it a lot. I have never been to a cat hotel although I do know that they exist. However I don't think they are as luxurious as the one you stayed in though. No matter, no hotel is ever as good as home. I get looked after at my home when my SS goes away.

Fat Eric said...

Wow, that is a furry detailed account. It sounds nicer than the kitty jail I go to sometimes. More luxurious... But home is best.

Dragonheart, I haven't been visiting you much lately and I didn't come by in time to say Happy Easter. This is because every time I come to your blog, it makes my Internet Explorer crash and freeze for some reason. I do not know why, I don't have this trouble with any other blogs! So I don't visit that often. Hope you understand. (even today when I clicked on your site my browser froze for 10 mins before I could proceed to leave a comment)

Fat Eric

Anonymous said...

Thats a great post, I love the pics of your cats they are really cool. what kind of cats are those?

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Forty Paws said...

Your humans were gone WAY TOO LONG! We sure are glad they came back to pick you up and take you home. Do you get to send emails to your new woofie and horsie friends?

Luf, Us

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

What an adventure! There was so much to tell and we knew that you had nothing to worry about, your wonderful beans came back to get you after all!

Anonymous said...

Humans can be very strange. I sometimes do poo art in the shower downstairs. I even try to show the way to it by pawing the way with poo art in the house.
They never like it although I always try to do my best.
You were lucky to have a room for yourselves. No other cats to get stressed with.

Boy said...

That was a gweat adventure! I've never been to a hotel before, though honestwy, I would pwefer to be home.
But it was good there're 2 of you to keep each other company.

I tagged you for a meme! Go see!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

We'z really glad yoo kept a diary so we could know what yoo did effuryday. Dat sounds like a nice hotel but we prefer to haf our nice nefew come and stay...

LZ said...

Wow! I'm so impressed you guys did such a great job with telling your story! I would have been so upset without my LL. I would have gotten sick. You two are brave


Milton said...

That is a great diary!
But the bestest part is when yur beans came back and you gots to go home!

Jimmy Joe said...

Whoa, Merlin, I looked at that picture of you from yesterday's postie--look at how big you're gettin', buddy! That is quite a story about staying in the fancy hotel. I understand about getting on each other's nerves after a while.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Kimo and Sabi said...

Pretty poo art? IT that something you can sell on da internets?

MaoMao said...

Awwww, that was fun to read yur diary of yur stay atta kitty hotel! But I'm glad yur back home with yur humans -- home is the bestest place to be!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Anonymous said...

*smile*, I enjoyed reading your journal of your stay at the hotel. Sounds like an eventful time, and I know you missed your humans! It sounds like you were in a very hospitable place, but I know you're glad to be home.

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Motor Home Cats said...

We really liked reading the diary of the time when your mom and dad were away. We are sorry that you missed them so much, and that you didn't get to go outside that one day. We hope you get to go out soon.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Jans Funny Farm said...

Yes, there is nowhere like home!


Dear Merlin & Dragonheart,
Our humans left us for a few
days too!!! There was plenty
of food & drink. The humans
left our toys out so we could
play. We missed our humans the
most at night too! We are sooo
happy they came back from the
north country! Hugs from Spooky,Daisy,Aniwa & Shadow.

Anonymous said...

Wow, you both had an adventure! But I'm sure you're happy your mum and dad are home.