If you read my last post you would know that I am not a fan of the human custom known as ‘Valentine’s Day’. Myself and my friend Gyspy had decided to have a non-date, we planned that it would be very un-romantic and that we would have fun in celebration of our single freedom and our love of ourselves as marvelous cats! The humans may think that we are egotistical but it is not in a cats true nature to have low self esteem, we are proud beings and we aren’t afraid to admit how purrfect we are!
Previously Gypsy and I have ventured to the realms of being ‘more than friends’, in the past Gypsy had declared that she loved me and we have been on a date together but then she decided she just wanted to be friends and after talking about it we both decided that we are happier being single cats. However, the non-date didn’t exactly go as planned, and I will let you all in on a few secrets later on but for now I am getting ahead of myself, let me tell you what happened from the beginning of our non-date.
First of all Gyspy came straight into my house and scoffed all of my food! I was not pleased! But I suppose it was in keeping with the un- romantic theme, however, I thought she went a little too far!
Then after she finished scoffing my food she rudely stuck her tongue out at me!
Just when I thought she couldn’t get any ruder she turned her back on me and ignored me when I tried to start a conversation!
So I decided enough was enough and so I chased her into the wardrobe and batted her every time she tried to come out! That taught her a lesson! Hopefully she’ll never scoff my food again!
Then I chased her into my cat tunnels and I wouldn’t let her come out!
Next one of my human house mates came along and started playing with us so I stopped being horrible and we all played together.
Now then, here is a secret that I would like to share but whatever you do you must not let Gypsy know of this! Even after all of the rude and awful things that Gypsy had done and the horrible way that I had retaliated, there was a moment when I looked through my tunnel at her and my heart skipped a beat! Was it that I still do have feelings for Gypsy or was it perhaps just that stunning new purple collar she was wearing!?
After we had played for a while we went into the living room and the humans gave us some treats. We sniffed around and Gypsy left her scent around the room, this did not please me
Then it happened again, another moment when I looked at Gypsy and went weak at the paws and I was lost for purrs!
I decided it best I ask her to leave immediately as I was starting to feel very confused! At one point I even thought to myself ‘if only this was a real date’! For yowling out loud why does she have this affect on me! I think it best I stay in on my own for a while and avoid Gypsy until these funny feeling go away, I will not let myself fall in love as I am much better off free and single. Anyway, she always scoffs my food and I could not put up with that all of the time!
So that’s about all I have to tell about my very confusing non-date! Now I must go and nap as this has been a very tiring day!
Today I have spent most of the day pondering about Valentine’s Day.
After a little research I discovered that Valentine’s day dates back all the way to the Roman times and to a Christian priest called Valentine who was killed for conducting illegal marriages. In the 1300’s Valentines day became associated with love and romance and sweethearts began to send each other cards in the 17th century.
The celebration of Valentine’s day now seems very far removed from its origins and seems to have been taken over by consumerism, I see adverts everywhere of companies trying to cash in on Valentine’s day. How happy I am that us cats are not so concerned by something so corruptible as money!
As a cat I do not place very much importance on human customs to begin with but after much thought I have decided that this one is particularly very silly! A very important attribute of being a cat is that we like to do as we please and we care not for being told what we should do, therefore the idea of celebrating a custom in which we are told that we have to be romantic and give gifts and cards to our lovers on a certain day is very against the cat philosophy and way of life. I will be romantic if and when I please and if I want to give romantic gifts I will give them when I want and not because of some silly human custom!
In addition to what I have already said, Valentine’s day could make one feel sad if one does not have a girlfriend or boyfriend, what about celebrating the freedom of being single and loving oneself?! It also encourages people to make fools of themselves by sending cards to people they quite fancy only to find that the feeling is not mutual hence making themselves look like purrthetic idiots! A cat would never lower ones self to this level of purrthetic behaviour!
So, to answer the question that everyone has been thinking which is how will such an eligible bachelor such as myself spend Valentine’s day, I can announce that I will be going on an Anti Valentine’s day “date” with my good friend and previous object of my affections – Gypsy the cat. We have both agreed that we would like to celebrate our choice to stay free and single by having a get together and being the least romantic as possible! I will let you all know how my Anti Valentine’s non-date with Gypsy the cat goes on Friday.
For now I must get some beauty sleep! Au revoir! (one of my human’s has been learning French and I have been secretly picking it up!)
Today started off as a very sad Caturday 😦 It started last night when my best friend Smokey who lives next door came to my house to see me.
Smokey had come to me with a message from Gypsy, the lovely lady cat with whom I had enjoyed a romantic date with last Caturday. Smokey informed me that Gypsy does not want another date with me as she is not yet ready for a relationship and just wants to stay friends, she had said that it’s not me it’s her that is the problem. I wonder what she means?! perhaps she has a hygiene problem or a catnip addiction! I didn’t get the impression that she had a problem but some cats can surprise you with these things as we are very secretive in nature.
Today I decided there was only one thing to do in a heart break situation and that was to get the violin out, and play pizzicato with my teeth!