Sofi’s Blog (the Cat) Continues: Seasons

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty.”

Ernest Heminway

Before where I lived there was just one season, sunny or hot day after day. Now, I have seasonal changes. Yeah!

When you sit looking out the window as much as I do, I am thankful that the seasons bring something new. So far I have seen NO leaves in winter. Then I saw the leaves return in the spring along with MORE SQUIRRELS! My excitement and joy grew with the SQUIRRELS. I couldn’t run around after them outside but I could run around inside the house. I also liked looking at the many different colors of green on the leaves: brilliant yellowish-green, dark green, and vivid green.

Then months passed and the air got cooler and the leaves on the trees changed again. On some of the trees, their leaves were red or yellow and the rest of them remained green. Palm trees where I used to live always stayed green. BORING! This season I found out is called fall or autumn. The leaves in the photo are from where I live. As fall has progressed the leaves became bright yellows, deep reds, oranges, and even bright coral colors. More recently, I have been watching the leaves fall to the ground, as the wind blows them off of the trees. It was as if the leaves were alive moving around on the ground. They looked like a bunch of squirrels running around (without tales). I pretended I was outside chasing those leaves.

Now, it is getting colder, and grandma is not opening my living room windows as often. It is becoming more like when I first came here almost a year ago. I heard there is something called snow in the winter. Last winter was too warm for me to see much snow. It barely stayed on the the ground at all. Maybe this year, where I live will get more snow. I can hardly wait to see THAT to fall.

No, I’m not a shut in. I’m an indoor cat named Sofi. You can read more about my life as a rescued cat and about the
shenanigans both me and my rescued cat companions instigated with each other. My mostly true story is called Sofi’s Tale by Barbara E. Wade. Young children, elementary school teachers, and cat and animal lovers would delight in reading my story.

May Your Meow Be Heard.

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Hi, I’m Sofi, I’m Taking Over this BLOG for a While

“For many people who are so lost in their minds, so much involved in their thought processes, the only moments they have when they are not trapped in that is when they are relating to their animal, their pet.”

– Eckhart Tolle

Hello, I’m Sofi, as you can see from my photo, I am a blue-point Siamese mixed with a Tabby cat. This blog is about “Respecting our Differences”. I’m pretty different! If you didn’t get the joke, that’s cat humor. Before Barbara Wade wrote about animals: cats and squirrels mostly, and a lot of other things. Now that I am in charge, you are going to be hearing my cat point of view for a while, so keep watching for my new blogs.

Theses days I live with grandma. I’ve lived with her for about a year. Grandma’s daughter, who I call mom, gave me to her mother. It’s a long story about how my mom gave me to grandma. You can read about it in my book, which is called Sofi’s Tale.

I am quite a well-adjusted cat because grandma and I get along well. It helps that grandma loves me. I snuggle with her almost every night. She also tells me I’m a good girl. She used to be a teacher so she is good about praising my good behavior and rarely scolds me. Of course, that says that I am a good cat, too.

Grandma knows how to play with me and does an excellent job giving me pats on my behind. Sometimes, I am a little demanding with lots of meowing to get those pats. She also pets me a lot while she watches her shows on her tablet; all that petting makes BOTH of us happy. Grandma also brushes me daily. I’ve been told that my fur is silky smoothe.

I do have a few things I hate: MEDICINE. Don’t try to make me take ANY PILLS orally, even if you disguise them in food. Another thing I hate are BATHES. Thank goodness, groomers now tell cat owners NOT to bathe us cats. For years we cats tried to show you humans (through aggressive behavior)- DON’T BATHE US! Finally, informed humans are listening.

There are a few other things, but you’ll have to read more of my blogs to learn about those things I have a low tolerance for. Generally, I am agreeable, (even my Vet says that). Like most cats I love my independence and as an indoor cat, I wish I could go outside. I have horrific flea allergies, and now I live in a place that has what are known as “super” fleas. One flea bite can sent me on an itching frenzy. That’s my cross to bear.

If you want to learn my whole “backstory,” you can read about me in my book: Sofi’s Tale by Barbara E. Wade. It will be coming out soon as a paperback.

May Your Meow Be Heard

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