Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bingo's Big Adventure

From behind these bars I can touch the outdoors. I have been locked inside for an eternity since moving to this new place. How I have longed to breath the fresh country air, roll in the dirt and get mud on my paws! Oh, the wonderful taste of dead plant leaves. Joy oh joy, I am a blessed cat...


Wait, there appears to be a gate I can walk through and there are steps descending to the land of happiness. Let me pause, ponder, and assess the situation. Open land before me, no dogs. Hmm. This is too good to be true.


There is a large white thing with black circles in front of me. Maybe I should give it a good long sniff to find out just what has been here before me. I should also climb it. We cats like to climb stuff even when we are not supposed to. How can I leave a vehicle without putting my dainty paw prints on it. Believe me, they don't leave that lesson out at kitty academy. In fact, I got extra credit in car window painting.


Wait! I see trouble. It's big, it's orange, and it's full of teeth and claws. I KNEW this was too good to be true. Maybe I should run. No, I'll just bide my kitty time.


See! It's Jimmy the cat. He hunches his back and sulks toward me. I think he wants to kick my ass. I hope not. I am just a kitten after all.


An amicable greeting! Yeah! He does not want to kill me. This is progress.


Good enough, I must be off to bigger and better things. I am an adventurer today. I am Top Spaz and must keep moving. I see stuff I need to do around this place.


Like scaling the tree in squirrel position. Lesson two at kitty academy was climbing trees. I got an A on my final. I wonder if the chickens can do this. Naw.

I've been stalking them with little success. They are so flinchy and move fast it makes me excited. I LIKE THEM. But, they are bigger than me and I think they might peck me really hard if I attacked.


Oh the lofty view from this tree is awesome!! Cat heaven. Stick me with a claw, I am done. What else is there to do now that I have scaled this tree???


Oh, I see something peeking at me with a beady little eye from behind the bushes. It has been stalking me. Or rather, aggressively following me. I don't think he likes me near his hens. I never learned about these animals in class. Or, maybe I was napping during that lecture...


It's the rooster, Mr D. He makes sure to keep close tabs on my location, since he's on to my hankering for a hen. I just know they'd taste really good and those feathers in my mouth would get me in a frenzy.

So, he keeps himself between me and the pretty feathered ones. Drat!


Now I see the Tall Lady. Hey Mom, do you think I can come home now? I'm really tired.


I am tuckered out with this adventuring stuff. It is simply too much of a good thing. Time to find my favorite blanket and get some zzzzzzzz's.

Bye for now!

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28 Comments for OSL:

Rural Rambler said...

Awwww. Tall Lady, you and Bingo made my heart smile tonight. Thank you both :) Bingo, you are blessed.

Yaya said...

Aww! KITTY!

Watch our Mr. D, there's a new boss in town!

Mel said...

Glad Bingo has found a happy home!

Melodie said...

Well it looks like Bingo is fitting right in to his new home!You take such great pictures.I love the ones of the rooster Mr.D!

Pricilla said...

Awwww, such a cute tale and tail for that matter.

Tricia said...

You can really tell a tale :D, lovely story and lucky cat :D

Clare said...

He's gorgeous !! Non-cat people really don't understand how much personality a cat can have, do they ? Lucky, lucky cat to live with you !!

xx

Mountain Woman of Red Pine Mountain said...

Bingo is so adorable and I love his adventurous spirit. I can't wait to hear more about his travels.

Captain Dumbass said...

LOVE that picture of him in the tree.

Raven said...

What an adventure! Great pics.

Ms Snarky Pants said...

Such a beautiful boy! I'm glad he's getting along with the locals. hehe Do you really still have leaves on your trees or is that an oldish picture? Ours have been empty for weeks!

MObugs said...

I've been away way toooo long...LOL. I love the Story of Bingo's adventure....I see a kids book in his future

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I love Bingo but Jimmy the Cat (sounds like a mafia name, doesn't it?) has my heart...what a big orange sweetie...

Bingo has NO idea how lucky he is to have been adopted by you...

Carol said...

What fun to tag along with your kitty. I love your narrative and beautiful light filled photos. Quite exceptional! Quite the kitty! Carol

Miss Dot said...

Haha! What fun adventures! That was like a children's picture book :) "A Day in the Life of Bingo." I love kitties :)

Grand Pooba said...

I just love Bingo! He is the prettiest cat! Seeing him climb trees and cars makes me feel guilty about de-clawing my kitties' front paws. But then I look at my scrached leather couch and I feel better.

Ratty said...

Adventuring in cat paradise sounds like the good life. That first picture is a great cat action shot.

DayPhoto said...

What a cool kitty! And you captured it all really well!

I love your Rooster, is he nice?

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Karen said...

Aw Bingo. What a life you have! Can I come and nap with you. Those photos are awesome. The roosters are so colorful.

Petra said...

what a beautiful kitty :o) and really nice work with the camera too...

Julia said...

Thanks everybody for your nice words!! This cat is FUN to take pictures of! He is so alive and active it makes it easy AND he is very photogenic with his stripes for some reason.

Renee' said...

Love the pictures,ooops sorry Im Rene, I found your blog from over at tomato soup :)

Vixen said...

Bingo I love you and your tall lady!

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

That was great! The first pic was my favorite. Love the new background. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

theUngourmet said...

Great photos Julia! I especially love that first one.

I love your new look over here too! really nice!

Sharkbytes said...

Bingo can sure afford to be brave with his tall lady watching out for him. He will be a mighty cat!

Sara said...

Bingo is such a beautiful cat! Love this post. The cat in the tree with the chicken on the fence is my favorite picture. The sun paw picture is my second favorite. Great pictures!

xashee's corner said...

i LOVE the adventures of a cat! lol but seriously LOVE your rooster!! he is a BEAUTY!! Thanks so much for visiting me AND for sharing the giggles! Have a WONDERFUL weekend! :D