I am the light of my adopted parents' life after generously allowing them to take me home. I adopted them at Hoboken Animal Hospital where I was having a "spa treatment" (deworming, ear mite removal, and minor plastic surgery after my injured tail was removed) because they looked so pathetic when they saw me. Now these two have gone off to China to teach English for a year, so I currently reside with the adopted grandparentals until they return. They live in the country, so there are lots of new things to see and do. I have agreed to pose for many endearing pictures and to recount my days' events here for all to purr over. Meow.
Aren't the exotic hibiscus flowers lovely? Almost makes you want to get up close to them and maybe even weed around them. The flowers are platter-sized and very alluring. I found them alluring, too, but for other reasons....
Other Mother finally noticed my body language as I pointed to something queer and slithery just outside the door by the hibiscus. It had a long body and a pointy head and one beady eye looking back at me. Brrrrrrr.....the creepy thing gave me the yikes, but I stood my ground.
Other Mother went over to investigate and told me that it was just a little garter snake. Little, my foot! It was the size of an anaconda! Even Brother Cody said it looked like a boa! Other Mother is one crazy cat - she went outside to snap its photograph. She did take a broom with her though, just in case!
I "read" your China posting about stinky tofu with great interest. I, too, have had such an experience here at home. Do you see what I mean? Actualllllly, other Mother insists that I tell you that her "tofu" had a zesty clean scent.
Right now I am pestering other Mother, but when she stops typing to pet me, I can't help myself and give her a nip on the hand. Other Mother is not pleased with this situation, but hopes I will outgrow it. She's lucky I didn't nip her toe!
Do they have tasty looking birds like this in China? I am waiting by the back door for one of my feathered friends to pass by so I can have some excitement. What am I saying? I just exhausted myself (and other Mother) playing with the fish on the fishing poles. I actually ripped one of the fish off the pole, so other Mother better get busy and fix it. Now I have jumped up on the desk to assist other Mother with her typing. Usually I have to stop her as soon as I see her sitting down at the computer, but she is doing my biding now, so it's okay.