From the Melville Cat: The Lucky 5 Star is MINE

Another guest post from the Melville Cat. Actually, I don’t think he can be considered a guest anymore. He is a regular 2Summers resident now. Read more from the Meville Cat here, here, and here.

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It’s about time.

Heather finally began to feed me this week. I was starting to think that she would never submit to my will. But I needn’t have worried. I always get my way eventually.

I am Smokey, the Melville Cat. I am the most powerful cat in the universe. OU-AH-HAHAHAHA!

I came into the Lucky 5 Star last Saturday, as I do on most afternoons. Heather went to the cupboard and poured me a bowl of food. Just like that! I looked at Heather and meowed questioningly. She explained that she ran into Ms. M on the street that day.

‘Ms. M told me you won’t let her pet you anymore, and she thinks you’re not eating enough,’ Heather said.

I blinked and looked innocent, like I didn’t know what she meant.

My most innocent kitty look.

‘So Ms. M wants me to feed you now. She wants us to be happy together. And you can come back and visit her any time you want.’

Heather put my bowl down, and I ate heartily.

Ahhh. My belly is full and now I can really relax.

I’ve been working toward this day for a year-and-a-half. First, I was just a visitor here. I spent many months befriending Heather and Joe, and they finally began to let me into their house. For a while they even fed me and let me sleep here. But when they found out I was leading a double life, they pushed me away.

When Joe went away, I came back to be with Heather. I knew she needed me. And I wanted this to be my home. I knew this was my chance.

I had to work through some issues with Heather and Ms. M. But I think we all understand each other now. The Lucky 5 Star is mine, all mine.

Heather told me that I mustn’t get too comfortable. In a few weeks, Heather says, we are ‘moving’! I don’t really understand what this means. Heather says we won’t actually leave the Lucky 5 Star. We’re moving to a different part of the commune — something called ‘the Cottage’. It will be smaller than our current house, she says, but hopefully just as nice.

I don’t want to ‘move’. But Heather says she must, and I have to go with her because another cat is coming to live here. What?! I don’t like that idea one bit. I smell trouble. Heather knows I can wreak havoc when I want to — I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.

Look deep into my eyes. I am not moving. And I’m not letting any other kitties into this house. Got it?!

Oh well. I’m not going to worry about this ‘move’ right now. I will just enjoy living with Heather in our house, with my beautiful bowl of food.

Heather said that since we are a family now, we have to take something called a ‘self-portrait’. She grabbed me off my chair yesterday and made me stand with her in front of the camera, which was sitting on something called a ‘tripod’. I thought it was a dumb idea and struggled to get away. That’s why the ‘self-portrait’ is blurry. But Heather wants to show you anyway.

You can all congratulate me now.

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  • Reply miadidthis February 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

    Indeed, cats always get what they want in the end. Pure evil. Hope you are very happy together. Can’t wait to meet Smokey one day.

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 11:31 am

      Thanks. I’m sure you will!

  • Reply Gary De Beer February 3, 2012 at 11:30 am

    We used to have a cat just like Smokey when I was a kid. Funny thing was his name was Lucky!

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Ha! That would actually be a good name for Smokey too.

      • Reply Gary De Beer February 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm

        It was an apt name for him as he had an ‘interesting’ history prior to owning us.

        He used to own my grandmother, who decided to emigrate to Greece and take him with; but they didn’t do the paperwork properly so he got rejected on the other side and sent back here again. He was placed in quarantine for a month before being sent back there and then after a few months of finally getting in, my grandmother moved back to SA again!.

        We got him cause they didn’t allow pets in the home that she had to move into.
        He lived to be 16 or 17 years old.

        • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm

          Wow! That’s quite a story. He was a well-traveled cat.

  • Reply Spiral Dreamer (Francis) February 3, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I just love that cat expressions, you did good captures of them. 🙂

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 11:56 am

      Thank you. He is a very photogenic cat!

  • Reply Slowvelder February 3, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    Stunning photo’s Heather. You are now owned 🙂

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Thanks. Yep, it took a long time but he finally won.

  • Reply rumpydog February 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    That cat had TWO homes feeding him? And now he’s forced himself on you? Must be related to June Buggie.

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm

      Yes. He’s very gifted.

  • Reply eremophila February 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Congratulations Smokey, you’ve continued the tradition of CATRULE very nicely. Purrrfect.
    I do suggest you go along with the move – after all the hard work you’ve put into this project, it would be a shame to let it go now…. but of course, you KNOW BEST, (Bows low in respect)
    And yes, I know you don’t like to share the limelight with any other, such as with Heather, but do humour her occasionally – she’s taking BRILLIANT pictures of you – and that’s making you famous!

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 12:45 pm

      Yawn…I suppose you are right. I’ll try to be more accommodating in the future.

  • Reply Catherine February 3, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    thanks for another cute post!

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

      From Smokey: ‘You’re very welcome.’

  • Reply Debra Kolkka February 3, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What a great looking cat.

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough February 3, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Thanks for filling us in, Smokey. We knew you would eventually win. Felines always do. Congratulations on this conquest! Have to admit, you are awfully cute!

    • Reply 2summers February 3, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks, Kathy and Debra. I’m flattered.

  • Reply Mr Bunny Chow February 3, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I adore the humour in these Heather

    • Reply 2summers February 4, 2012 at 1:22 am

      Thanks Mr. Bunny Chow.

  • Reply Joburg Expat February 4, 2012 at 8:29 am

    Hi is such a gorgeous cat. Glad he got the issues worked out with Mrs. M so you can share him fully.

  • Reply iheartbluemoon February 4, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Please send me a cat like that.. will take good care promise..

    • Reply 2summers February 4, 2012 at 5:11 pm

      Haha. There are no other cats like the Melville Cat though. He’s one of a kind!

  • Reply Talitha February 8, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Reblogged this on My Favorite Spaces.

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