Saturday, September 3, 2011

YAY - I'm Normal

You missed my tummy M -Bad Aim!

Hi Pals,

It's been an exciting two days.   First, on Thursday, a photographer, from Associated Press, came to our house to take a picture of ME!!    Now to find out why, you are going to have to wait a few days to see what this is all about - in fact, I'm going to have to wait myself.   Waiting is sooooo hard!  But, it has nothing to do with what happened yesterday when we got a call from Joan Ranquet.

Remember on a few days ago when I said I won a contest over at KrittersThatTwitter.  Well, yesterday I had the interview with Joan Ranquet, Animal Behaviorist, Communicator And Author of this book:  (If you go over to KrittersThatTwitter, you can read all about Joan and her background - very impressive background, and I'm so lucky to have been interviewed by her).
After saying hello to M and introducing herself, Joan requested a few minutes of silence so she could channel in to me -  here's what she had to say:

   1.  I'm a very normal kitty who loves my M and D and is very happy with my home.   (True)
   2.   I had an unhappy previous life - perhaps from a family going thru a divorce!   (In reality, I was found wandering the streets, in pretty bad shape, and turned into an animal shelter.    Did my previous family have to move into an apartment because of a divorce?    We'll never know for sure).
   3.   I now live in a happy home where there is a lot of laughter.   (True)
   4.   M and D laugh at lot at me - I amuse them.  (True)
   5.   D is the funny one in the family.   (True)
   6.   I'm a little on the lazy side and happy I don't have to work so hard catching my meals anymore.   (True)  (he he 0 I don't even work very hard at playing)
   7.  I feel like I'm taking care of M and D because of their health issues.

Then M asked her a couple of questions:
   1.  Why do I sometimes try to bury my dish with my front paws after eating?   (It's a throw back from his days on the streets - covering his tracks so to speak so no one knew he had been there - a survival instinct).
   2.  Why do I bite M when she just wants to pet me but I don't bite D?   (Because I see M as a litter mate and I see D as the alpha.  M is the one who usually plays with me.  Yes, no one ever talks about it, but cats do have an alpha status just like doggies).   Remember, I chose D when living at the animal shelter by always walking up to him first - my way of saying take me home with you and maybe I looked at him then as the alpha..  

M says this was a very interesting experience and now she can't wait for the book and CD to arrive.   I can't either - it should be fun and who knows what else we'll find out.  Again thank you to KtittersThatTwitter for sponsoring the contest.

Thank you also to Joan for spending about 45 minutes on the phone with M.  

Now stay tuned in a few days to see why the photographer was here.  It's exciting M says and I'll be soooo happy!


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K9friend said...

You have had an exciting time! Can't wait to discover what's coming up!


Cherie K. Miller said...

Dropping by on the Pet Blogger Hop today. I have a friend who's an animal communicator, too. Great field.

Interesting post and looking forward to your AP interview.

pumpkinpuddy said...

I don't know about this lady. I mean, if she says you're normal.... *shakes head*

MOL! Just teasing my pal. *pawhugs* I can't wait to see what the photos are all about. Sounds exciting.

Brian said...

That is so cool! I can only imagine what SHE learned from YOU!

Prancer Pie said...

Very interesting! We luf that bellah shot! xoxo

Simba said...

All those things are very interesting, Mario. I can't wait to find out about the photographer.

Admiral Hestorb said...

Mario, I was talking with your mommy after the interview and when she said you're happy, that has to be true. You are well loved and cared for and that smile of yours says it ALL!!!

Mommy wants to snorgle that belleh of yours. Turn over please. Since it's you, I won't be jelluss.


Mr Puddy said...

Mario, My friend I have to laugh when I see your head line " Yay I am normal ! " I'm pretty sure you are unique as well : )

Your post make me and mom smile, very happy saying. and I'm always so happy for you for happy loving family you have

Have a great weekend Mario and Thanks for come to my birthday my friend

Abigail, Madison, and Lisa said...

Oh wowsie, so many cool things about you we learned! I am so eager to hear bout the photographer???? you are such a good model, I hope you did smile pretty fur da camera!

Tamago said...

One of my boys buries his dish after eating. I found him wandering, too. I never know how long he lived outside..but maybe it's his survival instinct.
I enjoyed reading more about you :-) Have a great weekend!!

Deb Barnes / Zee and Zoey said...

What a fun post and glad to meet you Mario! One of our cats buries his food too, but he never lived on the streets at all... he has always lived in the spoiled lap of luxury! What's up with that! We are glad you have such a wonderful home with so much fun and love!

Meows from Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Harley, and Jazz

Oskar said...

Wow it sounds like such a cool thing!

Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nubbin wiggles,

Cathy Keisha said...

OMC Mario! That is so fun and amazing. TW always says that I bite her because I think she's a cat and now that animal communicator said that to you. Can't wait to see your AP photo and story. Hope you sent them over to me next.

The Island Cats said...

Mario, that musta been so interesting to have the animal communicator come and "read" you!! Now we can't wait to hear more about the photographer!

Ryker The Tonkinese said...

MOL at Pumpkin's comment!!

OMC,a reeeel photographer? Faraday's SO jealous (*snicker*)!! Concats and we can't wait to find out WHY you got photographed.

Ray6955/DaneRay said...

Con-CAT-ulations, Mario, on winning the prize!!! I can't wait to hear about the AP surprise!!!!

I'm so happy that you have a great home now. You are a special kitty -- one I'm very proud to know. Chase agrees with me and says he's very happy to be a black-and-white doggy friend with a black-and-white kitty pal. He sends you gentle Great Dane hugzzzzzzzzzz. I'm sending you virtual treats of your favorite noms! =;-)

Hugzzzzzzzz to your Mom & Dad, too! They are very special hoomans whom I'm honored to know.

Your fans,

RAY & CHASE -- @DaneRay

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

The pawpawrazzi woz at your howse to take pikshures of YOU? How furry eggsiting. I cannot wate to find out why. Wowser, that communikashuns laydee telled M and D all your big sekrits!

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Mario you are sooooooooo famous!! I am so happy and excited for you!

I can't wait to see your photos and to read the story!

The animal communicator that you spoke to sure sounded like she was fantastic!

What a wonderful interview!

marley said...

Fanks for dat insight into yer lifes Mario. I fink you made a good choice wiv D and I am excited waitin to see wot they be doin wiv your foto.

Marg said...

That is just terrific talking to that communicator. We are glad you got to do that. It was fun to hear about part of your life. Take care.

Cats of Wildcat Woods said...

Thanks for following us. Our vet is an animal communicator and Mom has used them a lot in the past - very insightful!

Glogirly and Katie said...

WOW, Mario...that was really interesting! Glogirly would LOVE to crack my code. But I like keeping her guessing. ; )
xo Katie

Clooney said...

Mario, that was a cool interview with Joan, that is interesting information for sure. So glad you are in such a fantastic home with your M & D now. We will be excited to find out the details of the photographer who visited too! I mean you are very awesome buddy so I thinks you should be in the newspapers!

KokoroPurrs said...

We've been missing way too much! Way coolio, so many neat things have been happening for you. *Pawhugs*