Friday, May 05, 2006

How special I am

Since I'm going to be a big brother soon, I thought I would post this picture of me from around Christmas time. Mom thinks I look like such a big boy in this picture. (You can click on any of my pictures to make them bigger). She loves when I sit like this for some reason. I like this picture because it shows off my sleek fur. I really work very hard to stay soft and shiny. That's why Dad calls me "Chinchilla Kitty". Not 'cause I look like one! But because I'm soft like one.

Anyway, I'm getting a little concerned about getting a little sister. I really like being the baby of the house and getting every last ounce of attention. So to make sure I don't fall by the wayside, I'm going to present here a new look on some of my past antics. While Mom and Dad may have looked at these things as "messes" I'm going to now chalk it up to "art". I've been inspired by George over at Crew's Views and his very brilliant masterpieces. Now I know I have a long way to go before I become an artist of George's caliber (if it is even possible for me to reach that level), but it is indeed something I aspire to.

I call this first one "Mid-day Snack". I tried to get a nice spread of the fish food over a wide spanse of carpet. I started out with the "dump approach" that George mentioned in some of his petal art, but I felt the look was too "heavy". So I took it upon myself to eat more than 3/4 of the container of fish food. I like this more light, airy, spread-out look. An extra bonus was that the fish food was extra tasty. Any future attempts at this type of art have been thwarted, as the fish food is now kept in the refrigerator (because it was not safe on the shelf, the fish tank stand, or in the cupboard). I enjoyed it while it lasted though.

Now this one I call "Latenight Kitchen Excitement". I know the names of my pieces are rather obvious. I need to work on that. Anyway, this was the scene I prepared for Mom to greet her in the kitchen one morning. Try to note not only the tipped over litterbox (also moved forward 6-8 inches from it's normal resting place), but the pink towl removed from the rack, the spread of mail on the table as well as the floor, and the white paper bag I brought out from the corner to help cut some of the pesky black diamonds from the floor. Now before you get too impressed with my ability to tip over a litter box, I must note that it was filled only with shredded newspaper, as advised by the vet for the week after my very own hoo-ha-ectomy. I still think it adds a nice touch though.

There. Hopefully Mom won't forget how talented and special I am. Oh! Maybe I can create something for her for Mother's day! William... there's an idea for you! Make your Mom some art for Mother's day. Let's all do it!

17 comments:

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Mattingly, I must say I'm impressed with your art and your interesting choice of medium. Since humans have no appreciation for our art and might destroy a lot of our nice pieces, we must be constantly on the lookout for new and inventive ways to express ourselves. Keep up the good work and don't let anyone stifle your creativity!

Timmy said...

Happy Cinco de Meow-Meow Mattingly!

Fat Eric said...

You are so clever and artistic Mattingly! We have already had Mother's Day here...it is in March in the UK.

PrincessMia said...

Mattingly, you are indeed an Artist of Distinction. I'm amazed that you ate fish food. Was is tasty? What did the fishes say when they found out you ate their food?

PrincessMia said...

To get into the fridge, you have to wait until a bean opens the fridge. Then you have to dash between the bean's feet to make it into the fridge. I haven't actually done it myself, but I heard that's how it's done.

Kukka-Maria said...

I've never dumped my litterbox, but the fish food looks familiar...only substitute "canister of fish food" with "new glass and wood treat container Mom bought at an art fair 1 day prior to me knocking it off of the refridgerator and breaking it."

Same thing, right?

Buzzerbee & meep said...

Are you gonna teach your little sister to be an artist too?

Happy-Go-Lucky said...

That fishy food sure is good, huh?

Patches & Mittens said...

We just heard the citing news from Beau about the new kitten you are getting! That is so great! Our Mom is so happy for you; and maybe a tad jealous because she would love a furry little one.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

Hi Mattingly! Awesome artwork! you are a wonderful newly discovered talent and we think you should print up a coffee table book with glossy pictures of your work! Plus It'll bring in extra moola for more treats!

jenianddean said...

Good job Mattingly!! We like to make toilet paper art and mom and dad are really starting to appreciate our talents.

Also, we are so excited about your baby sister and can't wait to see pictures of her.

-Jasper

The Meezers said...

Great art werk Mattingly. Don't be nervous about getting a baby sister - unless she turns out to be a tattle tail and then you'll have to constantly re-train her. But it will all be good.

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Hey Mattingly, you are a really good artist! We're not that artistic, but we am gonna take your suggestion and make somethin' for our Mom for Mother's Day!

You'll be a furry good big brother, we just knows it! And if you feels like you're not gettin' enough attention, just make your beans feel really guilty and then they'll have to give you extra extra attention!

William said...

Oh, Mattingly! I loved loved loved the fish food story! How lucky that you have your own fish pets and how very clever of you to sample their food! I'm in awe.

About your worries in not being the baby any more? You'll still be the baby boy. It'll still be all good!

Zeus said...

I agree with William: I don't think you ever stop being a baby to the homo sapiens. My human pet still says in the most obscene voice: Come here, ba-bay Zeus, come here! It's almost like your name becomes your surname. It's very odd.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

You'll always be special and now you'll get to have so much fun wif anofer puddin around. Life is so much more interesting now that Angie and I are togefer. Be careful and don't give the new kitty any owies. When she comes she will probably help you wif your artwork too.

Fat Eddy said...

Mattingly, You sound (and look) like such a cool cat. I think we're probably about the same age. I have a pretty fine coat as well and a tail that makes all the ladies eyes spin (Not really, I've never been outside and I have no testicles - they were operated on at the vet's one day a few months ago). So did you get your new sister yet? Will y0our people let you help them name her? I sure wish I could have a sister or a brother, but we have a dog person here and he is getting too old to have more people move into his house. Gotta go, come see me at my blog again soon.