Thursday, August 26, 2010


I absolutely love to play! I have so many toys in my office (well... Jessica's office) that I can entertain myself to my heart's content.
I practice my hunting and attack skills. I also enjoy exploring and learning about my environment.

My playtime reminds me of what Jessica told me about the importance of play. I did a little research of my own last weekend (I do my computer work over the weekend when no one is here-it is quieter) and found information on play from some guy who goes by Mister Rogers. His picture seems to be of a very nice man, and seems to know about playing...

He said this about playtime: "For children, play is both a serious and necessary business: a way for them to try on different roles, pretend to be bigger than they really are, stronger than they really are, or even, at times, smaller than they really are. And playing gives children a chance to rehearse for events that may be worrisome to them - a visit to the doctor, a first haircut, or the first day of school. By pretending about such things, children can find out how they feel about them.

Young children who are just learning language often use a variety of other ways to “talk about” things that concern them. Playing or drawing may be an easier way for them to “tell” us what’s on their minds. Giving children many opportunities for pretend play can set the stage for them to work on their feelings and to communicate their thoughts and ideas to others."

...sad news Jessica just told me that Mister Rogers passed away... too bad anyone who has a character named Henreitta Pussycat is ok in my book.

You can read more about this cool guy, Mister Rogers and about playtime at:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Surgery, school supplies, and codependence

It has been a few weeks since I could log onto my blog-- seems there were some computer issues. But we seem to be up and running!

My surgery went well. I was not happy when I was dropped off at the Spartanburg Humane Society the night BEFORE my surgery (I did hear Jessica say that she did not want to get up early to drop me off there at 7:30 am -thanks Jessica.) So I had to spend a restless night in a strange place, with strange smells, and strange noises. I was a nervous wreck when Jessica picked me up the next day! And to top it all off- I looked like I had udders!!!!! Maybe I should have started mooing instead of mewing.

Me post-surgery

It was SUPER crazy here last week and over the weekend. The Center hosted a Back to School and Wellness Day. I think the entire TOWN came- children got needed school supplies (lucky them!--They get to learn, and color, and stuff. Maybe they would let a kitty in the classroom too?) and the families learned cool stuff about other helping places in the area. I was not too happy though that the SC Search and Rescue Dogs were right outside my door, but they behaved themselves. Jessica kept me in her office, since she was afraid I would get lost- or worse stepped on!

Kelley had said that this Fair was a success and we are almost out of backpacks, since the families who missed the festivities last Saturday can still come to get supplies.

Me helping Jessica work

So after the surgery, the Fair, and all the excitement I am all about having my adopted family near me. I mainly follow Jessica or Libby, since they tend to give me food and attention. But I LOVE going into Kelley's office! There are so many neat shelves to explore and she has some nice chairs that are super comfy! Unfortunately, Kelley is afraid I will mess up her mess, so generally I have to leave her office.

Oh! I almost forgot! Gus-Gus has a nice new home! So now I get all the attention I want. :)