I learn a lot of what is going on by listening in to my bipeds’ conversations. I let a lot of it drift over me but my ears tune in when I hear key words, such as walk, food, cheese, car, hike, picnic – and, of course, Clowie.
I expect you’re wondering what I’ve overheard. My bipeds will be on holiday for a few weeks, so I probably won’t get to visit any of my friends’ blogs or be on social media very much. I’m not sure what I shall be doing – I don’t think my bipeds know, but it did sound as though I will be having some fun. I kept hearing good phrases like, “Clowie will enjoy going there with us”.
I also noticed that they got out my rucksack (backpack) and checked it over – that’s a very good sign! I don’t wear it when the weather is hot, but I often carry some water and my collapsible bowl in it on a hike. They usually pack some treats in there as well.
Unfortunately, I also heard them say things like, “Clowie can catsit while we try that restaurant one evening”. The cats are not usually any trouble, they spend most of their time sleeping. I really don’t mind looking after them, but it would be nice to be asked! On the plus side, sometimes they bring home something tasty for me in a doggy bag.
I also heard a mention of, “We’ll need someone to pop in and take Clowie out because that will take a full day”. That doesn’t worry me, they only ever ask someone who I like a lot so it’s fun. It also only ever happens when I’ve had a tiring day the day before and I want to catch up on some napping – it’s almost as though they arrange it that way!
They sometimes say that it would be much easier to arrange a day out if they didn’t have to think about me. I don’t pay much attention to that – they can’t possibly mean it!
One of the things that gives me a clue that they’re going to be out longer than usual is that they empty the kitchen rubbish bin before they go. The cats and I are expected to leave the kitchen bin alone, but the bipeds say that the temptation shouldn’t be too great – they call it setting us up for success. They never put anything that exciting in there anyway, they always take the most interesting things, such as bones from meat, outside to the bin that won’t open.
I hope you’re all having as much fun as I am!
See you soon!