MY THOUGHTS ON VALENTINE’S DAY

Today I have spent most of the day pondering about Valentine’s Day.

I sit and ponder...
I sit and ponder…

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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!)

Purrs…

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MY DATE WITH GYPSY…

Last night was my first ever date and I had a brilliant time! My date was with the beautiful lady cat from down the street and her name is Gypsy. 

First of all I had to prepare myself so I cleaned my Tuxedo earlier in the day so that I would be looking my best for the date.

Cleaning my Tuxedo fur, this cat aims to please!
Cleaning my Tuxedo fur, this cat aims to please!
I take much pride in my appearance.
I take much pride in my appearance.

At 8 o’clock I went outside to meet the gorgeous gypsy and she looked purrfect! She was wearing a new collar that Santa Paws had given her and I thought that it really complimented her eyes.

This is the moment I walked out of my door and found her waiting on the balcony.
This is the moment I walked out of my door and found her waiting on the balcony.

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It was raining very heavily so we decided it would be best for us to have our date on my balcony. It was very romantic! My human brought out some treats for us to share.

Eating treats on the balcony.
Eating treats on the balcony.
I enjoyed some treats on the balcony seat and asked Gyspy to join me but she was too shy.
I enjoyed some treats on the balcony seat and asked Gyspy to join me but she was too shy.

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After our treats  I insisted that Gypsy sit in the best and most comfortable chair while I sat near her below the chair. I am a proud gentlecat and did not want to make Gyspy feel uncomfortable by getting too close to her too soon. We were both quite shy and nervous but the conversation soon started to flow. We chatted about our favourite food, favourite lounge positions and also about what qualities we look for in a close companion. After the conversation we watched some humans who walked by.

Gyspy approaching the best chair on the balcony.
Gyspy approaching the best chair on the balcony.
Isn't she lovely!
Isn’t she lovely!
Gypsy looking at me, I hope that she was admiring me.
Gypsy looking at me, I hope that she was admiring me.
There was a moment when it felt awkward and we didn't know what to say...
There was a moment when it felt awkward and we didn’t know what to say but then…
We started chatting and had a lovely long conversation together.
We started chatting and had a lovely long conversation together.
I thought I heard someone approach...
I thought I heard someone approach…
I did and it was humans we watched them, they were very fascinating!
I did and it was humans we watched them, they were very fascinating!

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Gypsy then decided it was time for her to go home 😦  I asked her if we could have another date and she replied that she would very much like to and that she will swing by my house again sometime soon for a second date.

Goodbye Gypsy!
Goodbye Gypsy!
Gypsy come back! I miss you already!
Gypsy come back! I miss you already!
Gypsy has gone, when will I see her again?!
Gypsy has gone, when will I see her again?!

I now have a big crush on Gypsy but she hasn’t been back today to see me and I have been looking out of my window all day hoping that she’ll swing by or that I’ll get a glimpse of her. Maybe it is too soon or maybe she’s just not interested in me, perhaps Tuxedo’s aren’t her thing, what if she’s on a date with Ginge right now instead of me?! I’m going crazy!

Tonight I wished upon a star that Gypsy will come back soon and that we will have a second date.
Tonight I wished upon a star that Gypsy will come back soon and that we will have a second date.
Gypsy, the cat who has stolen my heart!
Gypsy, the cat who has stolen my heart!

Happy New Year!

Hello to all of my friends and happy new year to you all! I wish you all a happy 2014 with lots of luck and good times.

It has been a little while since I came on here. First of all last weekend I was not well 😦 I felt very lethargic and un-interested in my food, even treats! My humans took me to that awful place…the vets! I was prodded and poked (with a thermometer up my rear end! how awful!) and found to have a high temperature so the vet gave me two horrible injections 😦 After a few days I felt back to my normal self so luckily it was nothing serious. Then after all of that once I had recovered I couldn’t get onto the computer because the humans were busy doing work and things on it all of the time. So I have had to wait until today to tell you all about my ordeal.

Now on to better news…tonight I have a date with my friend Gypsy!woohoo! I can’t wait! So I can not stay on here for long today as I have to go and clean my tuxedo and make myself look handsome. I will write about it tomorrow and let you all know if there is any romance between us tonight! And of course tomorrow I will also check in on all of my fellow blogger friends and see what you have all been up to.

Bye for now and wish me luck for my date!