I am Sophee; my registered name is Ms. Sophista-Kat. I am a calico, straight-eared Scottish Fold born in January 2012. I have the same father as Inkee-Bear and the same mother as Gracee. I might be the smallest but I have the loudest purr…I weigh less than 7 pounds. I love to play and let all of the other cats groom me. View Sophee's Posts.
This is an 'elder' guide dog at an ALOUD presentation at the Los Angeles Central Library. Meowmuh went with our auntie, Laurel. The presenter was Stephen Kuusisto, also known as the Blind Poet. He discussed passages in his book about the limits on his life prior to deciding to apply for a guide dog. Of compelling interest was the saga of his sojourn in & through Guide Dog School.
Yes, this book is about a DOG, not a cat. We all know most dogs are 'OK' but this dog, Corky, was special. He was Stephen Kuusisto's first guide dog. We thought we knew about guide dogs, right? We didn't know about the time & training it takes to graduate from Guide Dog School. Some don't make it. If they do, they're matched with a blind hooman.
My sister Gracee & I are not the same age but we have the same cat Mom. What's cool is, we share the same hooman Mom too--we call her Meowmuh. I look like my cat Mom. Gracee looks like her cat Dad. Our Meowmuh gets special things for us--a huge exercise wheel that Spirit & I run on & a stroller that we take rides in.
Meowmuh discovered a long white box leaning on the front door yesterday. The gift card on the front of the box said: "Thank you for being such a good mommy to us. Love, Gracee, Inkee, Sophee & Spirit." How did we cats send her flowers? Well, we'll tell you. Our Auntie Laurel did one of those things that only hoomans can do.
Today is Cinco de Mayo? So soon? Frankly, I haven't recovered from last year's Cinco de Mayo. When we went out last year, I ordered the largest Cadillac Margarita. They must've put an extra shot of something in there cause, I swear, that drink made my ears spin. I had to hang on to my whiskers--seriously.
These are two siblings.They're multi-colored like me but they only have two colors. I have THREE! The sister on the left knows how to 'bump-paw'. She does a high-five to her hooman's fist. Very cool. Her hooman says she's real smart. NEWS FLASH: so are we, ALL of us. Well, maybe me more than the others. Calicos are supposed to be smarter, everyone knows that. Right?
This guy is big. He's a Golden Doodle, whatever that is. But, most important, he's a Certified Therapy Dog. He graduated from the year long course. Now, as soon as his vest is on, he knows he is going to 'work.' He'll become something other than 'just a dog.' He was trained to put his chin & paw on the patients he visits.
Don't you just love this guy? He's multi-colored like me - I'm the calico in my family so I have three colors--orange, white & black. This handsome dude has a T-shirt on so I can't tell if he has three colors or just two. Either way, he's handsome & he got lots of pets & scratches from Meowmuh. Meowmuh was there giving 'them' her attention & we were here
Do you see this? It's a big, wet dripping thing -- Meowmuh says it's a parasol. But it's mysterious & intriguing if you know what I mean. I can hide on one side, reach under with my paw, & -- like magic -- I'm inside it, reaching under to the side where I think I was before. Betcha' the other critters that live here will never find me. This is too much fun! You oughta' try it.
What is this big thing? Why is it so wet? Meowmuh shook it real hard just outside the door as she came home. Then she opened it into this real big thing inside the house & set it here on the landing. She said she doesn't use this big thing very much anymore because it rarely rains where we live -- in Southern California. So her having this out is special. I'm investigating it.