Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Oh My Goodness

I can't believe I did it. I said it (well wrote it) out loud. I have a big crush on Tipper over at Crew's Views... and now she knows about it. That's why I'm hiding a bit. I'm so nervous. I really am such a shy kitty. I think she's interested in getting to know me better, and that makes me nervous too. She already invited me over, and said that Harlie could come too. I think that's great. Tipper and I have a lot in common. We are both sort of the care-takers of our kitty families. Tipper takes good care of her brothers and little sister, and I do my best to take care of Harlie. So I'm really happy that she said Harlie could come too. Though I'm not going to take her up on the offer just yet. I'm a little worried because I thought she might be interested in Eddy awhile back. I want to make sure she really likes me first, so I'm going to share a little bit about myself. Plus, since I do get so nervous when meeting someone new, I am very intimidated by Tipper's brothers Max and George. I like them both very much. George and I have had a few nice conversations about art even. But I know how protective a brother can be of their sister, so I just want to make sure everyone is ok with everything.

For one thing, I'm a little younger that Tipper, but not by much. I hope that's not a problem. I will be 2 in May, and Mom says I am a very mature cat, even for my young age. I am always polite, and take care to always be well-groomed (Dad calls me Chinchilla kitty because I am so so soft). I don't make a fuss when it is my time to get my nails clipped. I don't ever nip fingers or toes or beg for food (though I am always really happy when food does arrive!). When Harlie asks for some of my food, I always let her have it. I can be very affectionate, but not with everyone. I really have to know and trust someone before I can be affectionate with them. There a few people who can pet me, but really only Mom, Dad, and Harlie can snuggle with me. When I'm feeling safe and comfortable, I can be really really playful. I like to run and jump, I like feathers and crinkle balls, and I really like to play chase and hide and seek with Harlie. If there is a loud noise or a strange person or weird smell or anything a little bit out of the ordinary, I take cover immediately under the bed in Mom and Dad's room. I have tried to protect Harlie by bringing her there, but she always leaves again to investigate. I can be quite vocal during playtime, and I not only meow, but chirp and coo and make all sorts of noises.


Ok that's a bit about me. Here is a picture of Tipper. Isn't she beautiful? She has such gentle eyes and a lovely, delicate pink nose. She keeps herself well-groomed too... and don't you think our furs would look so great together? I think as a couple we could really match. I like that Tipper is so brave to share things that embarrass her (I might point out that I am EXCELLENT at grooming other kitties). I like that she is the girl-next-door type, and the quiz she took also said she is "beautiful but real". I think that's wonderful. Tipper doesn't think she is glamorous, but I think she looks like a wonderful gentle-ladycat. I mean look at that nose, and how smashing she looks in her collar! I could go on and on. She shares well with her siblings and even bathes them. She loves her red and white octopus, so I know she knows how to play and have fun. And she is even accepting of dogs. I have not yet met a dog, but I like her friendly nature and open mind.

So that's what I have to say about all of this. Tipper, if you are still interested after all of this, I would be happy to come over and court you... as long as it is ok with your parents and your brothers. I think I have to go spend some time under the bed now because Mom has been looking over my shoulder and teasing me.

PS... I don't get to blog and comment all the time. That's another thing I'm worried about. I don't want Tipper to think I'm not thinking of her... I just can only get on the computer a few times a week. I hope that's ok with you Tipper!

9 comments:

William said...

Mattingly, that is so sweet!

Derby said...

Awww, Mattingly, how sweet. I live near Tipper, you can stop by if you have time.

George, Tipper, Max & Misty said...

Why Mattingly, I can't believe you know me so well! I'm genuinely touched by your heartfelt comments about me.

I can't wait to see you. (And Harlie too, of course!)

Love,
Tipper

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

what a sweet guy you are! you two are going to make an excellent couple.

Daisy said...

Hi Mattingly, I am happy to meet you! I think you two make a very sweet couple.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Dood, yer making me look bad. I try to be sweet and stuff but I come off as goofy, maybe yoo cood tell me how yoo do it. Maybe when yoo and Harlie go to see Tipper Sadie and I cood come ofer at da same time (I want to get to know Misty better). Den I woodent be so nervus, if yoo think dat wood be o.k. of course we wood hafta o.k. it wif der mom to. I gets bashful and it wood help to haf anofer "outsider" type guy der. So, wut do yoo fink?~Speedy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh, Mattingly Saturday morning would be grate. Oh, is it o.k. if Sadie comes along? Even tho we live pretty close I've nefer been to Derby's.

Derby said...

Let me know what time you and speedy want to drop by on Saturday. That way I make sure mum and me are ready for you!

Faz the Cat said...

good luck on your date with Tipper.