Monday, May 09, 2011

It's Marley Week! Part 1

THE BIG THING:  In honor of Marley's 100th day here (actually it is 109, but he and the weather weren't cooperating last week - I'll explain later), and A BIG EVENT, I  hereby declare it to be MARLEY WEEK  here.  Don't applaud yet, you don't know WHY it is MARLEY WEEK.  For THAT, I turn it over to Marley himself...

MARLEY:  (AHEM, coff, coff)...  I WAS ALLOWED OUTSIDE today for the first time!  But let me start at the beginning.  It started when TBT brought home what I thought was an awful new collar.  It wrapped around my whole body.  I fought and fought, and he gave up.  He tried it again a couple days later, but I fought it off again.  Then, today, he succeeded.  I hated it!  And it even hadda ROPE attached!

But... But... But... then he carried me OUTSIDE!  I was stunned!  I mean, I had SMELT the outdoors before through the window and door screens, but I was IN it...
 
As he held me there ("OUT THERE" oh thank Bast that was so wunnerful), he esplained that I hadda be a good boy and not twist out of the "harness" thing an unnerstand he was actally "holding" me from afar.  I had NO idea what he meant, but getting OUT was good enough fer me!

As soon as he set me on the deck, I tried ta RUN.  ACK!  I AM attached ta him in some way!  Am I a wand toy?  Well, I twisted and squirmed, but I couldnt get loose.  TBT said I could fight and go back inside or accept it an stay out.  I thought fast an accepted it.  Forgive me...

So here I go...  I was set down on the grass.  GRASS!  Real live GRASS!  I dared not move for a while.  It was just too SPECIAL ta lay on the stuff.
But I got up.  Other wonders awaited...  Like Stones.  An dead plant stuff.  It smelled!  I mean like GOOD smells.
I was practically beside myself.  Note that the rope attachin me ta TBT is usally loose...
Iza was out too, with encouragin werds.  She said she was all nervous and wobbly HER first time outside too.  That helped a lot.  It is good ta have a friend along when learning new scary ecitin things! 
On the other paw, I noticed SHE wasnt onna rope!  She said that is just temporary and the sooner I am "good" outside, the sooner the rope goes away.  An the harness.  Good advice, I will be BESTEST good to get that thing off.
There is a HUGE snake-thing out here.  TBT says it is a "hose" and only moves water around.  Bast, I feel dumb.  So many new things ta learn...
AHA!  I recognize the noise from this thing!  It makes the house warmer or colder.  Mebbe Im NOT so dumb.   Iza clapped her paws for my insite!  An BTW, these flat rocks are nice and warm.  Iffen I wasnt so ecited, I would nap on it.
Mebbe I will.  Just checkin it out though.
There are plants EVRYWHERE out here!  Its weird.  No, srsly, they are ALL OVER!  Evryplace that isnt rock is PLANTS!
 LOOK at all these plants.  And most dont smell good fer eatin.  I can tell.  Only chew GRASS!
Wow, it is SO MUCH FUN walkin through tall stuff plants.  I have the oddest feelin I BELONG in this stuff.  There are INSECTS in this stuff.  Iza told me there are moths sometimes.  Iza an TBT are snickering a bit.  Somethin about mouseholes.  But I am busy with plants right now.
AW, I got picked up an brought inside again!  TBT said an hour was enough fer a first time OUT.  I was p****d.  I even squirmed a bit.  But Iza also said it was time ta go IN, so I stopped fussing.

We got special treats.  Real treats, not just the Eukanuba kibble in the puzzle egg.  Real smelly soft treats.  We hardly ever get those!

Life is good...

16 comments:

Brian said...

That really was some whiffin adventure Marley! When are you going again???

The Furry Kids said...

Happy Marley Week!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! A day outside and you get a whole week to yourself. I think a Chey week is in order on my blog...

Katnip Lounge said...

Marley we are SUPER excited for you! We don't get to go out, unless it's in our carrier. (The Catio doesn't count!) We cannot wait to see more of your adventures. Oh, and the Baby says watch out for those harnesses, they can steal your bones!

Hurrah for Marley week!

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Oh Marley going outside is so exciting. Watch out for that hose thing it can get you wet. Artemisia got sprayed with it the other day cause she wouldn't get out of the flowerbed.

Ginger Jasper said...

You had a suberb adventure and I bet you cant wait to go again. Hugs GJ xx

Athena said...

Oh my gosh Marley that is so acitin! I am so happy for you!

The Island Cats said...

Oh Marley! Lucky you that you got to go outside!! And we bet it won't be long before you lose that rope!!

Happy Marley Week!!

Derby, Ducky said...

What fun Marley, we don't get to go outside and wander around. Ever, we have to be inside our porches if we go outside the house.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Marley, you are SO LUCKY!!!!! I have never been allowed outside because my human does not think I would behave at all and bolt at the first scary noise. And then get picked up by a hawk. And eaten by a coyote. And run over by a car. My human has a big, dark imagination.

William said...

Marley, how very exciting! I bet you just have to wear the harness for a little bit. TBT just wants you to be safe, you know.

Natalie said...

What a great adventure, Marley!!

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Marley, You are getting to be such a grown-up boy! One of the Kitties Who Came Before Me went Outside on what the Human calls a "Leash." We live inna Big City so there was just sidewalk and some plants here & there. She said he LOVED to go for walks.

She tried to put that harness on me once, but I "ate her liver with a nice glass of Chianti" so she never tried it again.

Cory said...

Marley you are so adorable! You are definitely NOT a wand toy...but um if you were we'd all want to play with you!

Be good sweetie boy!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Marley ~ that looked like real good fun. We wear harnesses all da time and are fine wiv them, now we'r used to them.
Mom got us one of those extending leads (25 feet long) to attach to the harness ~ so we feel like we are free-roaming.
She things the extending leads were originally made for ... :dogs: ~ don't tell ennybuddy!

The Meezers or Billy said...

wow, how 'aciting!! ME WANTS OUT!!! - Billy