Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Insanity!

Before I took Malcolm in to the vet because of his vomiting, I really had no indication he was sick. Or did I...? Now that I think back, he thought he was a pretty calm kitten.

In the last week or so, he's been on a path to recovery, AND discovery.

I walked into the kitchen last week, and I *thought* I saw from the corner of my eye, a little orange blur jump off of the kitchen counter. But, I wasn't sure, and didn't pay much attention to it.

Then.

"HEY!!"

"Hay is for horses, Mom! Oh. Am I not supposed to be up here...?"

"Just a quick jump from the top of the stereo, to the counter, and here I am! At the sink, and oooo! I bet if I knock this fork around the sink it'll be really annoying! Yay!"

Not Atticus, not Mae, and not even goofball Gandalf ever jumped and climbed like this guy can.

"I'm a Mountain Lion! Aren't I fierce?!"

He gets into EVERYTHING that he shouldn't.

"...Who's that Kitty?...Sexy Kitty... Who's that Kitty?...*"

*with apologies to the Swiffer people and the Isley Brothers!*

"Man, why didn't I ever think of doing that..."

"I just can't keep up with him. Hey...I wonder if I could jump up there...?"

See the Mountain Lion at rest, his prey discarded.

And let's watch him as he approaches the watering hole.

"Enough with the lame and annoying commentary. Sheesh..."

He did stop long enough to wish his big sister Mae a happy 11th birthday on March 24th.

"Happy Birthday Big Sister Mae!!!!"

"Oh. He's still here. Didn't get my wish."

I still remember Mae's first day here. She jumped on my shoulder while I was sitting down by crawling on my back. And she bonded with Atticus almost immediately, and he is still the only cat in the house she'll differ to. She was just the sweetest little fluff ball. And she still is! Happy Birthday, Baby Mae!

"What?? She never bonded with me like that! Well, at least not right away. Fine then."

So. What else besides Malcolm doing taibo?

Well... I was kind of hesitant to mention this. But, seeing how I'm fine - I will.

I was coming home from work last week, and I got dinged by a car walking through the intersection. Nothing major, just enough to knock me over. I was crossing on a green light, and a lady made a right in front of me, and didn't stop. Oh! Did I mention she was on her cellphone?? Once she saw me, it was too late, and she didn't put on her brakes quickly enough. So, she hit me. Luckily, I fell on my butt, leaning towards my left side. I didn't hit my head, and right now I'm bruised (am I!) and very, very sore. And feeling better today than yesterday. My friend Dave came over yesterday, and helped me with my shopping. It took less than 2 hours, and tired me out for the rest of the day!

As this was rush hour, and at a modestly busy intersection in my neighbourhood, there were a lot of witnesses, including a streetcar full of people, cars waiting at the light, and another person crossing the street behind me. It's not like she could deny it. I was really quite gratifying to see how many people came out to help me, including the streetcar driver. The police arrived, and she was very cooperative with them and me, and didn't deny anything.

Good times.

Oh! I just realized I didn't take any knitting pictures. Not that I have a whole lot to show for myself.

Anyway - that's it for me. I'm tired just reading this! Have a great, and SAFE, week!

14 comments:

Lorraine said...

Geez- Another Toronto statistic- what don't people get about not using cell phones while driving.

That could have been alot worse.

I guess you won't be chasing Malcolm around.

Anne said...

I am so glad to hear that you are ok. Never mind the hands free cell phone idea -- cell phones should not be used in any way while driving vehicles -- the law should be that you have to pull over and stop somewhere.

Malcolm....well, what can I say LOL!!!

Chris said...

Brigitte!!! Why didn't you mention that?! Eeek! I'm glad you're just bruised. OUCH.

Further proof that people should not try talking on cellphones while driving. Gah.

Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm...

Happy birthday, Mae!

miyamojo said...

Glad you were able to walk away from it. That's so scary. I've been lucky & never actually hit, but had lots of close calls... stupid drivers with cell phones, not to mention the texting!

Happy Birthday Mae!

Malcolm sure is stripey and funny. "hi' to Gandalf & Atticus too. :)

Bridget said...

Glad you are OK. I won't even get started on people and their cellphones ...

Ah, Malcolm ... let's hope that he and Jetsam never have the chance to meet in the flesh. Let's just say it wouldn't end well for the rest of us.

Happy Birthday, Mae! You are a pretty girl, so I hope you got lots of treats and extra scritches for your birthday.

knitseashore said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mae!

I am so glad that you are OK. What a scary thing to experience! I hope you are not too sore and are recovering quickly, mentally as well as physically.

Nicole said...

I'm glad you're safe! And that Malcolm's on the mend, too. Even if he has turned into a mountain lion...

Brenda said...

I'm glad you you weren't hurt any worse! I hope that woman has learned never ever to drive and talk on the cellphone simultaneously.

Happy Birthday to Mae!

Malcolm needs one of those kitty climbing apparatus thingies.

mrspao said...

That's awful - glad you are ok and not more seriously hurt. Little Malcolm is such a cutie. We have a kitten that really likes to climb, too.

Carrie K said...

Yikes! I'm glad you're okay but you could've been really hurt! Stupid cellphones.

Malcolm is hilarious. I love that picture of him waaaay up on top of the bookcase and still reaching up....

Happy Birthday, Mae!!

Michelle said...

Jesus Mary AND Joseph! Wow!!! I am glad you are okay. I think you need a lot of
TLC and knit time! Take good care of yourself!

Sonya said...

I'm so glad you weren't hurt any worse! What is wrong with people? She was probably jabbering about something meaningless anyway.

Happy birthday to Mae! And to Malcolm, settle down, little man.

Rebekah said...

YOu are very fortunate you weren't hurt more seriously! Cell phones should be banned or at least limited, I admit I talk on the phone while driving but always with a headset on and only on the interstate.

Malcolm you are a mountain lion! Love the picture on top of the stereo, he looks like a kitty statute.

carolyninalaska said...

I'm so glad that you weren't hurt.
Dumb drivers talking or texting on cell phones are so irresponsible!

Are you sure Malcolm isn't part mountain lion. Same pose as one, when he's on top of that box...

Hope you are not sore any more!