Thursday, April 22, 2010

A New Adventure Begins

Well, I'm getting side-tracked again.  This post was supposed to be on how I got started on Twitter.  But, it's kind of been an exciting two-week period, so I just had to share it with you. 

You see, last summer (my first summer wth my adoptive family, I kept begging to go outside.  And, on occasion, would even sneak out of the house, scaring M and D half to death.  So, after much thinking on M's part and begging on my part,  she contacted @BabyPatches mama at http://www.nipandbones.com/ and started asking questions about leashes and harnesses.  Den M went to her sewing table and got some long string-like thingy called a tape measur and wrapped it around my belly.  I didn't like dat very much, but thought, oh what the heck, if it gets me outside, I'll let her have her fun.  I thought dat stringy thingy was kind of fun to play with anyway.

About a week later the mailman brought a package.  When M opened it, she showed me this red strappy thingy, and I even played with it for a few minutes. 

Den, before I knew what was even happening, she scooped me up and carried me to my perch where she tried to get dat red thingy on me!  Well, let me tell you friends, I wasn't having anything to do with wearing dat thing.  No way - no how!   I did put up a good fight.  She finally gave up. "Whew" - I thought - I guess I showed her who is the boss.

Later dat night after D got home, he scooped me up took me to my perch, and it took the two of them to put the harness on me. It was a miserable thing to wear and felt really funny.  I showed my dispproval by rolling around on the floor - over and over again.  Finally, they took it off.  I was hoping they really got the message this time.  After all, how many times do I have to tell dem I don't like it.

Two days later, M picked me up again and put dat blasted thing on me.  I tried fighting really hard, but (sigh) she won dis battle.

M took me outside and set me on the patio.  So, I rolled around out there until I saw something interesting - hmmm - long grass to chew.  "Hey - wait a minute - I haven't eaten grass since I roamed the streets.," I said to myself.  After chowing down on the grass, I started rolling over and over again and looked at M with my pleading eyes - "get this thing off me."  So, we went back in the house.

Two days later she captured me after a peaceful afternoon lap and put dat thingy called a harness on me.  I didn't struggle too much dis time cuz I began to suspect dat I might get to go outside.  Sure enough.  Dis time I walked along the flower bed (minus flowers cuz I guess it's something bout being too cold in WI yet.)  Here's my picture taking dat stroll.  M said I lasted about 15 minutes outside dat day before I started rolling around again.


The next day, the same thing happened.  Only I didn't struggle when she put the harness on (even tho I still don't know why I have to wear the darn thing).  We were outside for about 30 minutes dat day.  It was kind of nice until M started ripping dead-looking stuff off something called a trellis.  It made a very scary noise.  I jumped and started running away from the noise.  So, M said "dat's enough for today" and brought me back in the house.

We were just outside again yesterday.  M said I was out there for about 45 minutes, but she brought me back in the house because I kept wanting to go in the neighbor's yard or crawl under the fence in back.  I just don't understand why I can't go there, so I got mad at her and put the bitey on her when she picked me up.  (She laughed at me, cuz  if you  remember - I has no toothies).  Then she told dad to get a piece of some kind of thing called clothes-line rope and to attach a hook to it so she doesn't have to lead me around everywhere.  He's supposedly working on the project as we write this story. 

So, friends, I really hate to admit it, but I've decided it's not too terribly bad wearing dat thing as long as I get outside.  It's fun to smell all the smells and sniff around.  We have bunnies and squirrels in our yard and I could definately smell them in the grass and along the fence.  I still wish I didn't have to wear the thing, but if it means getting outside for a bit, den I guess I can tough it out. 

Now, I promise dat next week I'll tell you the story of Ladycat3 and how I got on Twitter.

21 comments:

Baby Patches said...

MOL hehehe dat is pawsome dat you gets to goes outside Mario! You is so handsome and I bets it is furry fun for you. So just lets your momma put da harness on you, you gets use to it right!

Purrrrrrrrrrs

Pee Sss- Thanks you for linking to our store, luvs you Mario!

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Oh WOW!!! How exciting!!! Now you can be king of the ouside!!

Hollie said...

MOL. hee hee you amazing and so happy that you get to go outside, i knew you would get used to it at some point, you are so handsome, and one of my best friends, i still love you very much. xo

Purrs... xo

Sebastian said...

Mom has been putting a harness on me this week. I don't like it at all! She says if I want to go out on the deck with her I have to wear it. I didn't think it was worth it, but after reading your story, maybe it is!

Anonymous said...

That is great you're getting used to it now you can be outside everyday. SeattleP

Honeybell said...

I am so glad you get to go outside Mario. I am sending you some lizards so that you can chase them while you are outside! I have to say, M saw your picture and said, aw, how cute is that; I looked at her and said , "NO WAY!" MOL
Thanks for that sweet and funny story; loves to mama and papa too!

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

I woz udderly horrified at furst when you sayed you put the bitey on M! Until you reminded me you has no teefs, BOL! Sorry, don't mean to laff at you but I just has this pikshur in my brane of you putting the bitey on M wif no teefs...

Pandafur said...

You iz so brave Mario, nao you can haz fun owtside!

Pumpkinpuddy said...

I wish my new harness would come so I could walk around outside. Harnesses really aren't terrible. I'm glad you're finally getting used to yours. Think of all the great outdoor time you'll get!

Cathy Keisha said...

I still don't understand why indoor cats need to go outside. There are all poisonous plants and weed killers out there. You are handsome with the harness and too precious to have anything happen. Pls stay away from the Toms. If I ever went outdoors, I'd go get Jamal and we'd fall back into old habits.

The Crew said...

Lucky you. My Dad won't even let me be outside on a harness 'cause he thinks I'll get too used to being outside and will try to sneak out.

George

Your Daily Cute said...

Wow!!! That looks really fun, Mario! NipandBones is one of Cute's favorite stores!

Glogirly and Katie said...

Hey Mario!

You've got me rethinking the whole leash and harness thing! ... if only mine wasn't PINK. I'd prefer something more subtle.

Glogirly wanted me to thank you for your heartfelt comment on her before & after blog today. She also wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to your mom on her weight loss success! It's inspiring to hear other's stories. It helps remind us that we are never alone.

xoxo
your friends,
Katie & Glogirly

Pirulo Furry said...

Piru: "What's a harness? I'm a cat that knows no limits, that roam alone as desire, that..."

Mom: "Piruuuuuuuu, what are you doing at the other side of the street? Come back here, right now!"

Piru: "Well, Mario, I'm glad you can come outside, it's fun (sorry you have no toothies to bite out of the harness).

Winston said...

I am not sure I would like that harness thingy, it looks suspicious to me, but going outside is great so if that's all it takes to get out then do it! Winston x

MedusaJ said...

Well done Mario - you know that it's the only way you're gonna get to go outside so hey it's worth it.
Glad I don't have one tho :)

Bear said...

Hi Mario. Mom said a long time ago she used to walk her cat on a leash. He liked it because he got to go around the neighborhood. He went to the playground and peed in the sandbox! He didnt get to go to the playground again though.

Busy Buttons said...

Pretty soon, Mario, I bet you don't even notice that you have that harness on! There's so much stuff for you to explore outside. Enjoy it!

BigBoyBosco said...

I'm so glad Mario u get to explore the great outdoors again. How is the clothesline thing coming along from your dad? Now that seems like a great idea. Happy exploring - be safe ! xox

Herbie said...

My peeps are very jealous! They have always wanted to try a harness with me but there are 2 problems. 1. They are terrified I'll somehow get off the leash and run away 2. I...ummm...don't fit well in cat harnesses & dog harnesses are too thick. U may ask how I know this? Pfffttt... Peeps have tried. It was very embarrassing. Now mind u...I have lost 1.25lbs since that time, but still. Geesh!MOL

Yoda_the_Dog said...

Your mom and dad had a good plan to get you to use the harness. I am going to let my dad read this since he gave up after one nasty try on @Caesar_OSkeezix. I call him Tubby Tabby so he could use some walkies.