yes, it's me, buttonwillow. I am back. You probably knew that art lady was gone. she abandoned me and took a trip. but did you know that i was gone too?
it all started with my diabolical plan to make her sorry and make her come back home, because it seemed like art lady might never come back and that pesky inka kitten was here to stay. here's how you do it:
first you find a really good hiding place. i'm not telling where mine is because i might use it again some time.
then, when the gizmo guy thinks all the cats are outside in the patio, you go and hide in your secret hiding place until it gets dark. this gets gizmo guy all worried when he can't find you. the next morning he goes to all the neighbors and goes around the block looking for you. i'm thinking he probably called art lady in some faraway place and told her, and i'm guessing she probably cried, which serves her right for leaving me.
next, college guy and autie mary come over and everyone frantically combs the yard and the garage and the house for a sign of me. i just snicker from my secret hiding place. then you wait until night comes again for the best part: you sneak into the house through the kitty door so that at 3:30 in the morning when gizmo guy gets up to look for you, he finds you curled up in your chair like nothing happened.
but even after all that, art lady did not come back. so i initiated plan b. i set up camp under the futon and went on a hunger strike. i stopped eating and drinking and i did not groom myself for days and days. it was very hard, because you know how much i love food. and you know how beautiful my incredible fluffiness can be when properly groomed. but it was worth it.
art lady finally came back. and i started eating and drinking again little by little, but not until i was sure that she was going to stick around. plus, she threatened to take me to the cat doctor.
i hope she doesn't leave ever again. and as you can see, in the throes of her grief and remorse for leaving me, she finished my portrait! she says she will show the rest of the tutorial, step by step, of how she painted the picture in the next day or two.
in the mean time, i'm enjoying extra treats and lots of adoration. life is good.
love and fishes, buttonwillow