Hi, everybody ... it's me, Olivia!
I know, I feel like it's been at least three lives since I've blogged ... but here I am. Genuflect if you wish. Bowing and scraping is ok, too. I'm considering getting a paw ring just for kissing. And no, I don't have an inflated opinion of myself. Why do you ask?
In any case, while I've been absent, I have not been idle. In fact, I've been rather busy ... thinking. I've decided that when it's my turn to blog, I'm going to share my thoughts on life, love, the best brands of catnip, and so forth. I shall call these thoughts Olivia's Opinions. Whatever pearls of wisdom pop into my brain ... I'm going to share them with my readers. I know ... how lucky are YOU? (It's ok, you don't have to answer. It's enough that you are quietly, reverently grateful. Don't worry, I'll know.)
For today, I'll keep it short, as I think Mom is about to lie down for a nap, and I want to make sure I get the best nap spot right next to her. In fact, I think that will be the first opinion I'll share.
Ok, here we go:
1) If your mom person is napping (or sitting or doing whatever she happens to be doing), make sure you are in the best possible position to get the best nap spot, the most pets, or the choicest tidbits fit for sharing. Pushing and shoving is ok, as long as you don't get caught. Hissing is acceptable as well, but biting and scratching are not.
2) If you do get caught pushing and shoving (or heaven forbid biting or scratching), simply look so innocent that the mom person will think her eyes must be failing her. After all, if your mom person is like my mom person, she's getting pretty old. (Mine is well over one hundred in cat years.)
This particular look always works for me:
3) If somehow someone (such as a certain black kitten) has beat you to the prime spot on the mom person's lap, has settled down and is purring so loudly that he just HAS to be doing it to be deliberately obnoxious, simply jump up beside him, look pitiful, and thus make your mom person feel so guilty that she will make herself uncomfortable stretching really far just to be able to pet you under your chin. And if she tries to take a picture of that purring pinhead, position yourself like so ....
|See? You don't even notice ACBK in the picture, do you? You're too busy admiring my gorgeous calico-ness. It's ok to admit it!|
... and in this way, the intial object of the photo is all but overlooked. See? Easy as pie!
Well, kittehs, I hope these little tidbits have been helpful to you.
Purrs until next time (quiet, soothing, ladylike purrs),