Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mouse (the cat) reads Murakami...

Miss Mouse has been busy reading!
(And I--the crazy cat lady--have been at it again) ;o)

...

Mouse can often be found with her nose in a book:



One of Mouse's favourite authors is Haruki Murakami. Here she is
engrossed in his novel The Wind Up Bird Chronicle (for obvious reasons):



She will tell you that she is often enthralled and thrilled by
Murakami's mastery of magical realism:



Mouse gets rather grumpy if you interrupt her reading --
especially if you disrupt her enjoyment of the the last pages of a chapter
(or heaven forbid, you marr the end of the novel!):



She also detests it when you ask her stupid questions
about the narrative and will not hesitate to give you "the look":


Mouse has been known to read until she is
so very very sleepy that....


...she can't keep
her eyes open a second longer:


The End

Hope you're having a great week!

47 comments:

Anesha said...

Love this post, such a lovely story and great photos. Cats are so wonderful!! Have a great day.

Craftyanny said...

rofl - what a fab post. Those pics are great
Anne x

E.T said...

LMAO!!! You should do this MORE often!

liannallama said...

oh, miss Mouse is so cute!

patty said...

what an intelligent cat, i am the servant of 4 cats!!! you will know, what that means....lol

sanny said...

hahah, total süß die kleine Maus!
lg
Sanny

Gini said...

Oh how I can relate to Miss Mouse, she's my sort of cat!
Thank you for your wonderful story Mel :-) take care
Gini
xx

anna gs said...

Miss Mouse is so cute. It´s a lovely story.
I love cats very much....
Hugs.

ANNA

Anonymous said...

Awwwww What sweet pic's. Miss Mouse is a beautiful kitty.

Anonymous said...

Awwwww What sweet pic's. Miss Mouse is a beautiful kitty.

Sorry hit anonymous by mistake LOL

Great pic's though TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa great shots of Mouse.lady

Shoshi said...

Oooh what a CLEVER kitty! Our kitty Beatrice is also very clever and is more computer literate than my hubby. She's always going on my laptop and has typed Word documents, surfed the Net and played CDs. I must do a blog post about her one day.

Do please post more about Mouse! She deserves as much Internet exposure as Nora the Piano Cat and Maru - 2 of my favourite online kitties.

Dawn said...

hahahahahaha...toooo cute!
oxoxo

mekei said...

my cat purr-furrs the computer

Anonymous said...

That is TOOO funny!!
Beth Greco

jelonkaa said...

:o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o) :o)

Dorcas said...

Such a riot! I love it when you animate Kitty. I always have to read it. The "look" is priceless!

Henderica said...

Oh he look on her face :)

Shoshi said...

Me again - you inspired me, Mel, to do a blog post about Beatrice and her computer skills, which maybe Mouse would like to read about:

http://shoshiplatypus.blogspot.com/2011/01/beatrice-most-computer-literate-kitty.html

Betty Benton said...

Thanks for the wonderful, continuing story of Miss Mouse! She is a beauty and has delightful personality quirks, just like every cat who has shared my life!!

Beth Norman said...

ROFWL

Tanya said...

OMG, this was too funny! Love the pics and the story with it. She is a special kitty! Thanks so much for sharing, great way to start the day :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

LOL, this is so cute! The first two pictures are fantastic. She looks so pretty & foucs on the book!

g said...

just adorable!!

Leslie Hanna said...

Aw, what a cutie patootie!

Barbara said...

So cute!!! best regards from Poland

Barb said...

LOL! Thanks for the morning giggle, Mel :)

Ruth said...

Ah, Mel..I love it!! Keep them coming, Ruth x

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Mel, thanks for a gorgeous post - isn't Mouse just a stunner? My soft boy cat likes to watch the TV and often goes to look behind it for the birds and animals on the screen. Hugs, Jo x

StampinCarol said...

This is a hoot! I love her "look" and your commentary on her reading is wonderful!

Rufus said...

LOL! Miss Mouse is a ham!
R/

cdjcape521 said...

As a cat lover/owner (Charlie & Cassie) this made me ROFL! Thank you for ending my evening on such a great note!

LorraineB said...

Love your studious Mouse. I have 3 cats and a greyhound. One of our cats loves paper. She prefers to eat it unlike your Mouse who apparently enjoys being educated. Daisy does not descriminate. She will eat any type of paper she can before I get to her. Give her some type of food she doesn't care for and she will walk away from her dish but a good Kleenex tissue, and she's happy - lol. I LOVE animals!!

Gaby Santiago said...

so funny!! I am not a cat person but with this post, your kitty made me laugh!

Teri "Terrific" said...

Oh, thank you, Mel! I rally enjoy your blog, and no matter what you post it brings a smile. Love your literate Mouse :D

BlueInks said...

My goodness, that is the funniest thing I have seen in a long time. Thanks, for sharing it.

Linda said...

Mel, this is priceless. You did a super job of documenting a very intelligent cat, without any bias.. just simply narrating your observations of cat behavior Have you considered the field of animal behavior research? Yeah, ya gotta invest in the outfit.. but they do have some cool looking camo apparel.
maybe a long telephoto lens, but..you are a natural, I tell you.....
***not a job offer***any and all safari type activities are done at your own risk*****

ALEXANDRA said...

Hillarious!! Your cat is beautiful!!! I posted your photos in my facebook page...sorry.

Karin said...

Love Murakami! And the kitty is pretty awesome too :) :) :)

Teri said...

Miss Mouse is the cutest! I love the last photo of her. Just like me, I can't keep my eyes open when trying to read! Hope all is well with you and that you are taking care of yourself and your hubby. Hugs!

Paula Gale said...

Oh Mel

You do make me smile - especially as a cat owner and knowing exactly what they are like!!!

I hope she doesn't curl the page over when she puts the book down to come back to it, thats a really bad thing to do. Maybe you could make her a wonderfull bookmark!!!

Thanks for sharing - she's gorgeous!

Paula, Derbyshire, UK

BarbW. said...

How talented Miss Mouse is & she chooses such great books to read. She also doesn't look like she would enjoy using an ereader. Good old fashioned books are the best. I have followed your posts for several years & really enjoy your Mouse stories. Thanks so much.

Beth said...

Wonderful post! Being a cat person as well I can appreciate the finer points of the story, especially "the look" lol. Wonderful pictures as well - thanks so much for sharing.
Hugs,
Beth

Gra said...

I love very much cats, and I adore Miss Mouse!
Please continue this lovely story!!
Cute!, cute!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cat!

Val
www.crieartezzanato@blogspot.com

Emu said...

I love that you named her mouse :)

Diane Ridpath said...

Thank you for sharing. Miss Mouse is a lovely cat and I hope she is back to normal in no time and also that you get over your bug and get to feeling better soon.