Yellow Boy Speaks: Trials of Spring

Hi. I’m Yellow Boy.

Yellow cat.
I’m hanging out with the Mother of Cats while she types on her computer.

The weather is really changing around here. It rained (and thundered!) all week, but then suddenly the sun came back out and things began hopping around here. The birds are singing like crazy, the squirrels are running through the trees, and there are flowers and leaves on the trees again. It is like magic. Let me show you what has been going on.

Crabapple blooms
The tree has flowers!
Squirrel eating flowers.
This crazy squirrel was eating the flowers on the tree by the Mother of Cat’s son’s apartment. I guess no one gives him kitty cookies…
Goose.
…and when the Mother of Cats and her son went to the movies they found a goose who had set up shop by the stairs. The mate of this goose is sitting on a nest in a nearby flower bed. Crazy goose. He should have gone in to see the Avengers movie with the Mother of Cats! I bet that the Hulk could give him some good tips on how to handle the movie crowds.

It’s like the world has come back to life after a long cold and snowy winter. The Mother of Cats never lets us go outside in the winter, and this year she is still making us stay indoors even though I’m pretty sure that the garter snakes and bugs are waking up and waiting for me to come chase them.

Nope. We are still trapped indoors.

Cat and knitting.
MacKenzie is helping the Mother of Cats with her knitting. Doesn’t he look good? NOT!! The reason he is eye balling that ball of yarn is because he is getting ready to chomp on it!
Cat paws in the knitting.
When he is not chomping yarn he is trying to put his claws into the knitting. She has gotten pretty cranky with him, but one thing about MacKenzie , he just keeps attacking the knitting in the hopes that she will become exhausted and give up. My money is on MacKenzie!

Friday the Mother of Cats packed up all of the knitting and worked around the house. MacKenzie and I spent the morning snoozing at the foot of her bed.

Sleeping cats.
Don’t we look innocent? Check out how long the fur is on the back of my legs. The Mother of Cats calls this fur my butt feathers. I love my butt feathers. They are almost as long as the fur on my chest. Don’t you think that I am a handsome boy?

Well, I was just innocently sleeping along when the Mother of Cats scooped me up and carried me off to the craft room where she had the clippers all plugged in and ready to go. SHE SHAVED ALL OF MY BUTT FEATHERS OFF!! And my fur matts, too. I was too stunned to wail, but I’m pretty sure I got a few squeaks off. MacKenzie didn’t even come to check on me. How could she do this to me?

Clipped cat.
See. No more butt feathers.

Oh, right. This happens every spring, now that I think about it. I shed like crazy, I get a lots of matted fur, and she cuts all of it off with the clippers. She also tried to shave the fur off of my tummy, but after a brief discussion that involved some claw and teeth demonstrations she gave up. She told me that we would get back to this latter, but I don’t think so. Good luck with that, Mother of Cats!

So, this is spring. The outside comes back to life with lots of singing birds and crazy squirrels, but some clean-up operations start happening around the house that I could definitely do without. I wonder when she is going to let me start going outside again. I wonder why she said we were going to have a bath next week?

Never mind that. MacKenzie says it is time for cookies now. He’s such a good brother.

Bye.

It’s cookie time!!

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Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled cats.

9 thoughts on “Yellow Boy Speaks: Trials of Spring”

  1. Yellow Boy: You’ll look even more handsome if you let your mother remove the excess hair. Myles is often disagreeing with me over the same sort of thing but once it’s done he feels so much better. Myles gets extra cookies after a grooming too. I highly recommend it:)

    1. Yellow Boy: but the clippers!!

      I have to believe that he is more comfortable with that matted hair off! I would snip things off with my little knitting scissors, but he is just terrified of them.

  2. I loved reading your update! What gorgeous kitties, those two, and how sweet the look at the foot of your bed. I’m glad you got out to see a movie and some wildlife. Spring has finally arrived.

    1. Thanks. He is a sweet cat, but sort of over shadowed by Mackenzie who is kind of a larger than life kitty.

      We seem to have raced through the good parts of spring and now are into extreme weather and road construction season. How does this happen so fast?

      1. We have three cats, but one is larger than life as well so I can relate. What a shame to miss spring. That seems entirely unjust. I live for spring and autumn, and tolerate brutal summer weather. I hope you’ll get a reprieve.

      2. I love the fall, but I have to say, spring can be nerve wracking. I had just put out my bedding plants in the front flower bed to have them buried under 4 inches of hail last week. This weekend there has been flooding rain. We’re almost to tornado season… see what I mean? Still, our summers and winters aren’t too bad, so I should look ahead to the good stuff to come.

      3. Oh my goodness you’ve had a go of it. Four inches of hail! I can’t imagine what that must have been like, but I can well imagine how punishing it was for tender bedding plants. I hope they’ve recovered. I’m glad you have better weather to look forward to.

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