The Jazzy Chronicles: Rocket Cat
Has it been two weeks already, Coffee House readers? I cannot believe how time flies in this house. There are always balls of paper to chase, empty water bottles to help Tish gather up, and new challenges to face. For example, now, I might find that ball of paper inside my cat furniture, or an empty bottle of water in there. The only thing which I would say belongs in there aside from yours truly is a pinch of catnip from time to time. I love nip, and I am not afraid to admit it.
When Tish and Roy are in the kitchen, I am usually not far behind them. I love to smell what they are cooking and stay close in case pieces of chicken find their way to the floor. Sometimes the smells are not so good when I am observing in the kitchen, but most of them are mouth-watering. At other times, they open the mouth of a noisy monster. It is always hungry. They open its mouth and put the dirty dishes inside of it. Then they close its mouth, and it is a noisy eater. I don’t know what else it does, except eat the dishes, only to spit them back out again. I try to get a taste of the leftover food when Tish is feeding the noisy monster. She panicked when I sampled a little taste of peanut butter off a knife and ran to ask Roy if I would be okay. It was just a flick of my tongue on the knife, and it wasn’t something I would hunt for, but it made me want to wash my face after I had a taste.
Now that I am a free kitten, I am working on building up my athletic skill set. I run everywhere; I need to be fast! I tire of running in a straight line from one end of the mini home to the other, so I am always looking for a new way to boost my exercise routine. I am an indoor kitten, so the great outdoors is a place I may not visit. This means I need to get creative.
I found a tiny racetrack in the room where my litter box is. It is deep and round. I can literally bound up the sides of it as I run. When Tish saw me running in there, she got out her camera. She sure takes a lot of pictures. I try to cooperate since the pictures are mostly for my ever-growing fan club. I didn’t hear the click when she had it watching me race, though. I saw a red dot. I don’t know what the difference is, so I kept running my laps. Tish sometimes shows Roy what she did with the camera. Whatever it is, it makes them happy, and that is one of my jobs here, so I will allow it to continue.
Rocket Cat running laps in her racetrack. Video by Tish MacWebber.
Tish has been keeping odd hours again. She is up late at night working and sleeping in. I love that she is realizing that sleep is the most important thing for her to do with me, aside from feeding, watering, scooping the box and most of all playing with me. I love snuggle time, but only when I want to snuggle. If I have the energy to burn, it is not the perfect time for a snuggle and a catnap. Tish and Roy are slowly learning what my needs are, and to keep them guessing, sometimes they change from minute to minute!
Tish has been great to help me write these chronicles for you all to read. I want to let you all know that because I have so much to do, see and learn, from time to time, I may let Tish write about something else here. Not to worry! I will keep writing too, but maybe not every two weeks. For this week, I want to leave a tip on late night shenanigans for any kittens out there.
Last night, Roy got out of bed to go to the washroom. I followed him to see what he was doing. I thought his feet smelled dirty, so I tried to give them a bath. The people just don’t know how to clean themselves properly, and I try to teach them every chance I get. I also liked the smell of freshly mowed grass lingering on his feet, but they tasted nothing like grass, that I can tell you. Roy laughed and told me to stop, more than once. He finished what he was doing and told Tish what I was up to. Yes, it is another job which I take seriously. We kittens must keep the people on their toes!
With that tip shared, I will go find a nice sunny patch to lie in on the windowsill. Sunlight enhances catnaps. It is like we rest and power up at the same time with this secret. Now that I have shared maybe a little too much here, I will relax. Writing is harder than running, and it makes me sleepy.
Actual footage of Jazzy MacWebber working on The Jazzy Chronicles edits. Video by Tish MacWebber