Thursday, May 13, 2010

An Official Visit

On Saturday, May 8, I had the honor of entertaining two foreign (i.e. not from Boone County) dignitaries who came to see me. They were very Official; they emailed in advance to make an appointment and asked what gift(s) they could bring.

I thought about asking for a hamster in a hamster-ball or some Cords or a pound or two of catnip, but I finally decided that a nice bag of Whisker Lickins would do.

These are my treats from Pam & Debbie.
A hamster in a hamster-ball would maybe have been a little bit greedy. And if I accidentally pushed the hamster-ball down the stairs, it might have broken open at the bottom and unleashed a fearsome beastie that would nibble Library books and then I would have had to hunt it down and that would have interrupted my regularly-scheduled naptime. I am very very pleased with my treats.

My visitors were named Pam and Debbie, and Pam hugged me and we took lots of pictures together. My Photographer did NOT bring her A Game because she was having all sorts of Technical Difficulties operating Pam's camera. She flashed me the first time, and then she kept making Pam's camera turn off. Then she used Debbie's camera which she figured out pretty quickly.

Then, just when I thought AAB Photographer was done, she decided SHE needed a picture of me (because she doesn't photograph me enough, you know).

I am a Very Patient Cat, but I can only be photographed so many times in a row while being hugged by a (very nice and thoughtful) stranger, so this is the picture my Photographer got:

Take the picture already!
Despite the Crazy Eyes in the picture, I had a wonderful Visit with Pam and Debbie, and have decided to make them Famous by mentioning them in my blog. (I got their Permissions first because now they're going to have to deal with the Paparazzis and stuff.)

Famouser and famouser,



Cat Mandu said...

Wow! You are famous! One of my followers always comes to see me when he visits Dad. I think you are enjoying the hugs. They look like nice ladies. Enjoy your treats.

JC said...

Tober ~ How do you handle the fame ? You need a nap now don't you ...

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh our mom is so jealous! She would love to meet you some time in person (you aren't too far from us we don't think, but just far enough that she is too lazy). It is awesome that you got treats when they visited too!

Laila and Minchie said...

How exciting! We live in Illinois and if our mom drive the expressways, she'd come visit you too. Such a cute picture!!!

Katnip Lounge said...

You have the Patience of Very Famous Cats. We would be clawing our way to freedom, so you are to be Commended.
Good Job!

Noll's Nip said...

Oh the pitfalls of fame! Wait, treats, attention, world recognition, hugs.....hmmm, not so bad after all!

The Island Cats said...

How exciting that some of your fans came to visit you, Tober! Our mom would love to visit you too someday. She says she would bring you Whisker Lickin's, too.

Anonymous said...

Hey Tober, this is my first visit here. My kitties like the Whikers Lickin treats too. I even have a cat that will do a trick for her treat.

Really nice to meet you.

Sónia Mendes said...

Oh Tober, I wish I was near you so I could visit you too.

Purrs from Gotchi

Keiko (from Kitty Trio) said...

We are very surprised that you're not more used to having photos taken, Tober, considering that you are an ultra-famous kitty!
However, we love that you've retained your inner-kitty disdain towards cameras - we love that expression on your face! mawhawhaw! For us, it's just our mummy taking photos but we find it hard to deal with our paparazzi!
Purrs, Keiko Kenji & Pricilla

Junior and Orion said...

That is so cool that some people came just to see you!!! And you are very thoughtful to post their picture with you and make them famous!

Speaking of pictures...we love the one you left on the visitor TV thingy on our blog!