Thursday, March 16, 2006

An open letter

The fun thing about blogging is that reality can be adjusted bit to fit the story best. The people who know Moses know that this blog is usally a few days or even weeks behind reality.

The situation is this.

Moses has long recovered from his original trip to the vet. he is past his incontanance, and has demonstrated the ability to control.

He has however, for the last few months, started urinating all over the house. I mean, ALL over. Every room, on cloths, on appliances, the vacume cleaner, the amplifier, coats. He has not used his litter box at all in the last month.

We have tried for months to help him, to train him, with the advice of books and doctors (and yes 5-Cat, we tried google too). We have spent hundreds of dollars in vet bills and cleaning trying to correct this.

We don't think this is jealousy either. Moses gets on surprisingly well with the baby, and this behaviour preceeds her birth. But the Baby is the problem. We will not have her rolling and crawling around a house (not a room, a house) soaked in cat urine.

That means Moses has to go.

We have an aquaitnance who used to raise horses. She's long since retired, but her barn stilll remains, and is home to several cats. Moses moved into this barn on Tuesday. He gets stinky goodness every day and lots of crunchyfood.

Understand, we agree with all of you. Pets are not disposable. It would have been cruel to leave moses just out of the house, at the mercy of the ally cats around (Bibs and Graymalkin ARE real), and exposed in the elements. A new home was the only choice left.

We cried as we drove Moses to his new home, and cried as we drove home without him. We mourn the fact taht we may not be able to have another cat in this house. I've never lived without one.

We ended Moses' online story on what we hoped was a high note. I intended this blog to go on for years, but with the cat gone, it would be too painful to continue to write every day. Moses may still post ocasionally on Catnip Annonymous and the attack of teh tabbies. he may even post here once in awhile, but this blog as a daily project is sadly over. We can not tell you what it means to us that Moses found so many friends in teh blogsphere. We never imagined he would have this many visitors, or so many others saddened with us at his departure.

Moses is no longer with us, but he is alive, and has a chance to be happy, to make new friends....and of course to raise up a new army to take over the world.

Matthew Skelly,
Moses' dad.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006


They are gone.

After the thrashing I gave them last night, Graymalkin has promised never to come back. The girls are to scared to ever return to my yard. None of those cats have a spine when their leader has run....

...thier leader.

Bibs ran off into the night vowing revenge. I believe him, and I believe that the little blurpy thing will never be safe while he is about. I'm going to have to do something about that. I'm the only one who can really hunt bibs down, even though that means going away.

I think of the little blurpy thing,

and the rest is easy.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

They can't see me.

I can watch as the cats gather around the house, but they can't see me in the garage.

I can watch as bibs directs them, the boys to spray and the girls to howl, but they can't see me.

I think I hear the little blurpy thing cry....and I'm leaping into battle before I even realize I'm doing it.

Monday, March 13, 2006

At least they are bringing my food out to me....

And Bibs, if you don't stop eyeing my food dish I'll beat you into next week.....

Then next week I'll whomp you again.

Friday, March 10, 2006

The man let me sneak in last night for a moment. I went straight for the catnip bag. I had to leave before the woman got home though. She's still mad at me.

I want back in for good!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Would it help to get me back inside if I said I was sorry?

I wouldn't actually mean it, but I'd be willing to say it.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Moses house rule # 206

Moses lives in the house!

And if I must live in the garage, you preally should consider moving your cars. I'm going to ruin the paint jobs on them. heh heh heh.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Aslan says give Moses 'nip!

Proverbs 31

6 Give beer to those who are perishing,
wine to those who are in anguish;

7 let them drink and forget their poverty
and remember their misery no more.

I think this means you should provide me with some catnip out here if you're going to abandon me to this cold, dark garage.

Monday, March 06, 2006


Wow. 200 posts... whou would have thought it?

Pity I'm typing from out here in the paws are freezing!

Friday, March 03, 2006

I wonder why they are running an internet line out to the garage. Why would the people need internet access in there?

Hey! Put me down! Stop it, I didn't asked to be picked up!

No, don't you dare open that door! It's cold out there!


This wouldn't be about me piddling on your duffel bag would it?

Thursday, March 02, 2006


Nothing to do today.

My toys are al played out....

...and you can only nap so much.


I guess I could destroy something or go try and get at the fish....


ahhhhh. Catnip makes everything better.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Moses house rule # 193

Before you bring home any more of those little blurpy things you have to clear it through me.

And a qick heads up, I'm not gonna approve it!