Friday, July 2, 2010

Bella's First Post

Hi everyone! My name is Bella and I'm a new resident here at The Monkeys'.

I was happy to see that The Monkeys have a blog because it gives me a great opportunity to complain about how they treat me!

I have to admit that this place is a lot nicer than the shelter I was living in, but Samson, Delilah and sometimes Sweet Pea are not the easiest of cats to live with. Sure, they appear all glamorous and sweet in their photos and blog, but in reality, they are vicious creatures that want nothing more than to harass any newcomers. It's a clique that I'm not so sure I want to be a part of.

I'll begin with Samson. I've noticed that a lot of you young girlcats out there think he is a dream. I agree that he is very handsome, and keeps a clean coat, but he is always trying to sniff me. I am old enough to be his great, great, great, great grandmother!

To his credit, he backs off when I growl at him, but this is bordering on harassment.

To the readers of this blog, it may appear that Delilah is trying to be friendly with me by sidling up to me when I sleep. The truth is that she is a big fluffy bully! She thinks that she is the boss here and makes sure to poop in my litter box, eat from my food dish and drink from my water dish. I may be small and have no floof at the moment, but she had better watch out because my fur is growing every day. I have a thing or two to teach that whippersnapper, and, just for starters, I'm going to have a nice refreshing drink from her water fountain.

Sweet Pea is another story altogether. I still haven't figured out what her intentions are, but I can assume that some of her behavior is because of her very young age. When she visits, she brings along a human man that the other two refer to as 'The Ball Guy'. He is a nice enough human, but he doesn't realize that his affection for me makes Sweet Pea quite angry. She is constantly glaring at me from discreet places.

I can take comfort, though, in my observation that she does it to the other cats too.

I suppose that the advantages here (great food and lots of affection from that Mommy creature) outweigh the disadvantages, but it is a difficult adjustment to go from being a spoiled onlycat, then to a shelter and then to living with a bunch of heathencats! I will adjust eventually, but in the meantime I am imprisoned with two terrible monsters!


P.S. We were included in Wendy's LOL spot yesterday for Canada Day. She is a very funny human!


One Cats Nip said...

Hi Bella! So exciting to hear from you! I know what you mean about those young cats I'm having my own problems at home with those who have not aged well yet.I loved your post and your bit about sweet pea made my Mom laugh!

Debra Taylor said...

Wow, you are so lucky to be out of the shelter! I am amazed at your facial expressions - I hope the other kitties become more friendly with you.

Hey! Wishing all you cats and ‘beans great well-being and happiness! Please visit my blog about a colony of abandoned/feral cats near my home. There will be stories there as time goes on that could inspire and inform anyone you know who is helping or plans to help homeless cats anywhere.
Thank you,

BeadedTail said...

Hi Bella! We're glad to finally hear from the newest Monkey! We have to admit that we are two of the girlcats who think Samson is a dream! But, it's not only girlcats that think that - our mommy does too!

We hope Delilah continues to let you drink from her water and that Sweet Pea continues to let her daddy show you affection! We really hope you begin to enjoy being a Monkey!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Zippy sez dat yoo should enjoy da attention of da hansum younger man, it is a great compliment dat he finds yoo, um, intristing. She's old too ::ouch:: crap, she whaps me fur calling her old and den fur not respekting her age...dang, der is just no pleasing yoo old ladies ::oweoweowe:: gotta go...

Kea said...

Aw, Bella, we hope everyone will be come friends soon. It's a huge adjustment for you, especially, and oh, it's even harder to deal with multiple torties--all that tortitude! LOL.

Lots of kitty kisses and smooches to you!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Miss Bella, you are very clever... I think you'll find in time that you've got some wonderful friends.

Hey, on an unrelated note, is that you on I can haz cheezeburger?

Mishkat said...

Miss Bella, Tasha says she knows exactly what you mean! She's continually subjected to unwanted sniffing from boy cats who do not treat her with enough respect. And she doesn't even want to imagine having another girl cat in the house.

We know it's hard to have to go from being an onlycat to living in a multi-cat household, but we hope that everything works out. You have a great Mommy and we know that will help a lot. And even Tasha thinks that it is (sort of!) nice to have company during the day when the humans leave.

P.S. You have the cutest face! Our mom loves the stripe down your nose and the expressions you can make.

Marg said...

Oh Bella, that is terrible that they won't leave you alone. The expression on your face tells it all. It must be really hard to have to put up with other cats especially since you are used to living alone.
It will get better. Maybe Samson will become your friend.
Have a great week end.

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Bella! That was a great first post, and we look forward to many more from you.

We hope that in time, all of you will become friends. Keep us posted! :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Bella, I feel your pain. In this house, I amd the only Cat That Matters, in my opinion. I get all hiss-trionic at the other feline creatures here, and there are ELEVEN of them! They try to sniff me and get all up in my stuff and I just don't like that. HMPH!

~ The Baby, aka Olde Grizzled Whitey

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

We were so excited to see you posting today, Bella!!!! We're sure it's a difficult adjustment for you, but hang in there darling girl. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Island Cats said...

Oh Bella, we know it can be hard to deal with those other cats. Me and Ernie still have our occasional spats...and as for Zoey...well, don't even go there! She's a she-devil!

We know over time you'll get use to those other Monkeys and you might just learn to like them too! 'Specially that Samson...he's a pretty cool mancat dude.


Jans Funny Farm said...

it's hard being the new cat in the house, Bella, but we hope things will calm down so you can relax and be happy there.

Raymond and Busby said...

Hello Bella! We're glad to hear from you. We have to admit that when we were kittens and we moved here and our older sister cat was 21 years old, we used to sniff at her and make her hiss too. Maybe it's a boy thing?

Pip said...

It's nice to meet you Bella. We have been hearing lots but is better to hears from you.
We is sorry you not having a good time so far, it must be very difficult for you to adjust to such vast differences. Be patient sweety, they may still come around.
Have a great weekend!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

Hi, Bella! I am Mac. I was an only cat, too, and had my Mom all to my self. Now I have to share my new Mom with two other cats. Angel gets all hissy and growls whenever I come into the same room as her. I just ignore her. Kirby is an OK youngster. He and I do play chase a lot. Sometimes I am chasing him it is really not for fun, but the Mom does not know that. I hope you get those three in shape real soon!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Hi Bella! Welcome! Hang on in there ~ 'cos we fink once yoo've been accepted, yoo'll love yoor noo home.

cats of wildcat woods said...

You gotta put those young'uns in their place! Take it from our Chica - being grumbly and mean is the best way to go! We sent your package off this week. Hope you get it soon.


Hi Bella
It is furry nice to hear from you!
And you do have quite a bit to say.


We think that in a short time you will fall in love with Samson, Delilah and Sweet Pea and see that they are wonderful brothers and sisters. They are only tryin to get to know you. Just like we are.

We believe you will love your new home and that you'll have a happily ever after story.

After all even though you had to stay at a shelter for a short time you've become so lucky to find such a wonderful warm and loving home.


Anonymous said...

Well Hello Bella!!! We think your furst post was purrific and we can just bet that over time, you will all get along fine. It does take time as when Cricket furst came to our house, we were all a bit standoffish. But now we know she's not going anywhere and we're just dealing with it. We hope things ease up for you soon, sweetie!

Cory said...

Bella, now that you have your chance to tell it like it'll find that you'll get lots of advice from your new furriends in the CB. We just found out that our newest introoder...I mean brother is only 10 months old! What a pain! And guess what??? His mother is a tortie!!!!

We're bettting that you all settle in as a family soon. We love the inside scoop on Samson, Delilah and Sweet Pea!

Daisy said...

Bella, you are a very good blogging cat. Thanks for the interesting post about life at your house. You are very pretty! I'll bet you will all be good friends very soon!

Just Ducky said...

Welcome Bella. You will put those youngsters into their place.


Bella you are a very beautiful tortie and I am sure The Monkeys
wonderful family will make you feel
at home soon. Purrrssss.......
Hugs and kitty smooches from us!