This is a look into the life of Uncle Toulouse who lives alone with his mom in a tiny apartment. I am naturally the love of my mom's life and I hope to prove that to those who read my blog. Mom and I also love animals in general. We are trying to help other unfortunate animals and I will bring you along for the ride when we do. Stay tuned!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sunday, September 17th 2006

Where do all the weeks go? However, this weekend was very busy and I also had a good time! Friday night was Poetry and Pizza with the gang. I'm really starting to look forward to this night. Brought back many memories from high school and college days. I remember trying to analyze poetry and found it rather boring back then. But now it is really enjoyable and relaxing. Maybe it's because I'm a lot older and appreciate the meaning of them more. Who knows. I just know I had a good time. The pizza and fellowship was great too. These cats are characters and so quick witted and amusing. Most of them had me in stitches most of the evening with the crazy things they say and do! The only problem is that mom and I are not night owls. Oh sometimes we are -- but usually we are in bed by midnight at the latest. These guys can go on til the wee hours of the morning sometimes.

Well last night was really a lot of fun. The Social Club, run by Truman, had a Mad Gab party. (I think I'm turning into a party animal). I've never been to one and had no idea what Mad Gab game was all about. I learned very quickly. It was a riot! It's the game where someone gives you a couple of words that can sound like another word or phrase. I was pretty good at first when they were giving us the short easy ones -- but there are a lot of tough ones that went straight over my head! Some of these kitties, like Simba, can not only gab with other people, but also quickly get the right answer to the puzzle. All I can say is they have to be a lot younger than myself. I'm sure that has a lot to do with it -- don't you think? We had again, lots of pizza and I brought some apple pie and streudal for dessert. Again, it was a blast and I had a great time. These kitties are so friendly and know how to party. It's hard not to have a good time when you are with them.

So today is Sunday. The beginning of another week. Of course today is football day in our home. Mom's watching Cleveland get beat (so far) by Cincinnati. Guys are dropping like flies with injuries but I'd run like hell if one of those big guys came running after me. Who in their right mind enjoys being tackled by men that big! I love football but I'll never understand why these guys go back for more physical abuse.And then again, why do we love to watch the game. Not an easy question to answer now is it?

Well, I think I'll go take a short cat nap. Maybe mom will join me. She's been working hard this weekend. She deserves one.

I'll be back to tell you about the Birthday party for Marina that is being held for her today! I'm sure that will be a blast too!

Stay Cool.............Toulouse

Saturday, September 16, 2006

September 16, 2006

Good morning Saturday. Where did the week go? My life is pretty routine. I wake mom up to feed me and make her sit beside me while I eat. She really enjoys doing that; so I don't mind expecting her to do that for me. I also make her sit with me when I drink my water -- but not all the time. I even make her get down on the floor and play with me since I don't have any siblings to play with. In otherwords, I guess I expect a lot from her. We really do love each other a lot especially since we just have each other. I hate it when she leaves me to go shopping or goes to take Grandma shopping. But she loves it when she comes home to see me waiting anxiously at the door for her return. We make quite a pair.

Today mom said I could go to my friend's birthday party. This is going to be the biggest birthday party of the year I think. I'm a pretty laid back kitty; so I enjoy going to parties but I usually don't get involved with all the games and contests. I guess I'm getting too old for that and I'm also very shy. But it's a lot of fun to watch the others join in. That's a real blast.

We also have to find time for College football. Now mom and I just live to watch college and pro games. Mom's favorite college teams are Miami, Florida and Florida State; and for the NFL --- Steelers all the way baby! Mom naturally doesn't know that much about football. Just enough to enjoy the game. But I love the fact that mom likes it because then she stays home with me! Mom would take me with her -- but I don't like my carrier. I scream and cry so loud the neighbors can hear me. Naturally I think she's taking me to the vet who always gives me shots! Who wouldn't associate the carrier if that always happened. Well a few months ago this huge box arrived and lo and behold she bought me a stroller. Yea a cat stroller! What will that woman think of next. She thought I needed to get some fresh air and she needed the exercise. Great way to kill two birds with one stone. And, if I didn't like to go for a walk -- then I could sit outside on the porch with her since I am strictly an indoor kitty. I must admit, I tolerate the stroller a lot better than the carrier. I haven't gone so far as to relax and take a nap -- but maybe some day I might. It is a riot to see the people's reaction when they realize that mom is pushing a cat in a stroller and not a baby! I bet she's the talk of the town. What I don't do to make mom happy and she thinks she is doing this for me. Humpf..... the life of a cat. Can it get any better? I sure hope so.

Well, I guess it is almost time to turn football on. So what do you do on Saturdays? Can't be as exciting as mine.

Well, I will pick up on this thought later. I must scoot for now!

Stay cool......Toulouse