So here we are again another week has just passed and hoomins are still at home full time and of course we also had the first anniversary of Tolkien’s arrival....Yeap it has already been a whole full year since that terrible day when hoomins brought Tolkien (or to be exact Tolkien’s previous hoomins brought him) to my home! What a glorious year it has really been (and yes I’m being sarcastic of course....this has been a terrible year by all accounts for everybody on this planet!).
(By the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon)
I’m remembering it very well....the day that he arrived...it was sometime in August 2019 and despite the hoomins then efforts to hide him from meowself in the bedroom I knew from the moment he stepped a paw indoors that things were going to change...for the worst! He was an ugly kitten with all ears and legs....he looked more like a bat without wings and he was making also a lot of noise....all these meowing coming from such a small creature! Yes even then from the very start he couldn’t stop meowing... trying his hardest to make his presence known to everybody!
Of course and as it was to be expected I fell for it (like my stoopid hoomins did of course) and took pity on him....you know I’ve felt sorry for him because he was abandoned by his first hoomins (you know like I was many years ago of course) and my hoomins took him in because they too felt sorry for him....he was after all very little and not very cute for a kitten....really (again the hoomins beliefs do not count on the matter....as they thought then that he was cute.... what do they know those hoomins as even now they still believe that he is a pretty cat.....pfft silly hoomins!).
So yes I felt sorry for the little guy and when finally the hoomins let him out of the bedroom I was very welcoming and friendly towards him as he needed a good home. So I’ve decided of course that I would let him stay at my home and that I could also teach him the cat ways so he would become the purrfect cat that I was meowself! But of course and as you probably remember too well all this time that and despite all my efforts (and the hoomins of course) Tolkien didn’t learn a lot or and to be totally honest he didn’t learn anything at all....Tolkien was and still is impossible to teach anything because he is not that clever....he’s never figured out that he is a cat and not a hoomin!
It is a shame of course that despite all my efforts he didn’t learn even the basics of cat behaviour....And frustrating as it might be he still doesn’t know how to play hide and seek, how to be cute for the hoomins and how to convince them to get attention and food anytime he wants....It is meowself that has to do all the hard work....He is incapable of behaving like a grown up cat and behaves like he is still a kitten....which unfortunately sometimes it does seem to work with those silly hoomins who are still in some occasions taking his side...
But what can you do? Tolkien would always be Tolkien I guess and he would still be chasing the robot vacuum in the house believing that he is another cat, he would be still mocked by the squirrel and the wood pigeons outside....and he would be still distracted during dinner time so I could finish his food for him...But he is and despite all his faults and stupid sometimes behaviour a good cat to have around as a company…even if he is getting on my nerves sometimes with his constant demands to play and get attention from meowself when the hoomins are ignoring him….
Oh well, things could have been worse I guess and Tolkien might had some sort of usable brain after all....nah.....not very likely! It’s good to have somebody around that you can blame for everything that might go wrong!
So here to another great year then with that big black kitten with no brains....I’m really glad that hoomins adopted him after all!
Till next time then…purrs and meows!
Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon
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Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins!