Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Little Cat, Big Bed

My name is Coal.  Long ago I lived on the street.  It was really, really cold one night.  I sat in front of a door and howled.  Patti felt sorry for me and took me inside.  Where I stayed.

I'm old.  I was neutered in 1994; you do the math.

I have extra toes.  It seems to fascinate people.  My paw can double as a spoon, which is handy.  It also allows me to lift the ball out of the track on my favorite toy. 

I have been on an airplane 2 times in my life.   I didn't much like it.

My first trip was from New Jersey to Washington.  I had 2 brothers and a sister with me, but the airline wouldn't take all 4 of us on the same flight, so I had to fly out on the first plane and sit in Washington waiting for the rest to arrive.  It was a long day in a small box.

The new apartment had carpeting.  I liked that.

My second trip was from Washington to Denmark.  I shared a crate with Oscar.  He pee'd on me.  It wasn't a pleasant trip.

The new house is big but it doesn't have carpeting.  Slippery!!  I had to learn how to walk again. 

I'm basically an indoor kind of guy.  I wander outside now and then, but I get confused.  One day I jumped out the bathroom window.  Things outside made me nervous.  I ran up a tree.  Patti eventually convinced me to go back inside.  When I go outside now, I only go to the terrace or the driveway.  I like to roll over and scratch my back on the cement.  If you catch me out there, I will immediately run back inside.  Can't take any chances (see cold night above).

Sometimes I think I'm a dog.  This is why I sleep on the doggy bed.  This is also why I ignore my own water bowl and drink from the big bowl.

Today I was in the kitchen when the tall guy served food for the two big black slobbery ones.  I stuck my head in Lexi's bowl and started to eat her food.  She was confused.

Mission accomplished.  I will go back to sleep now.


  1. There should be a law against sharing space with room-mates that pee on you. ;)

  2. Oh, you are a delightful cat! Sorry to hear you got peed on ... happens to us all once in a while.

  3. I love extra toes on cats! My cat back in the states (lives with the folks) has gobs of extra toes. Three extra little toes on each front foot (all placed together to make an extra large toe... really, it's more like he has very small extra paws coming out of his front feet) and one extra toe on each back foot.

    All of them have claws, which he uses when we try to put him out for the night.

    He's also absurdly large for a cat.

  4. Life from a cat's perspective.... what could be better!!!
    Wonder if Emmitt and Coal would be better friends than Albert and the girls?! ;-)

  5. orry about the pee-thing..... That happens to me quite often, so I now how much it stinks.......

  6. Aww. Actually looks more like a big cat on a little bed...

  7. Hahahaha, what a cute post! Glad you don't post very often so it's easier to catch up when I get the chance!! I think I'd have to say I'm more a dog person then cat person but there is just something hillarious about the arrogance of a cat...our cats also eat from the dog bowls and confuse the heck out of them...hahaha, so funny!!


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