February 29, 2012

happy leap day from buttonwillow (or, battle of the bulge, week 4)

hello everybody. buttonwillow cat here.
i'm here to wish you a happy leap day.

it says here on the internet that tables get turned and things can be a bit topsy-turvy on leap day. it's a little like a blue moon where strange things can happen.

which is exactly why i am writing on the blog today instead of art lady.

what's that noise i hear?

oh yeah, it's art lady whining over by the fireplace.
you see, i've had to place her on a very strict diet.

she's only allowed to have one cup of carrots per day. that's all she gets to eat for the whole day. i hope she appreciates it, because i'm sure i heard her doctor say she is only supposed to have one-half of a cup per day, but i felt sorry for her.

back to the blog.

let's see, it says here on the wikipedia that "February 29 is a date that usually occurs every four years, and is called leap day. This day is added to the calendar in leap years as a corrective measure, because the earth does not orbit around the sun in precisely 365 days."

obviously, it was a lot easier to change the calendar than to try to change the orbit of the earth, but knowing humans, i'm just a little surprised that they aren't out there right now trying to fix the orbit. who knows? maybe they are...

what? why is art lady sitting on the floor, you ask? well i didn't want her shedding on the furniture. who wants gray hair all over the upholstery? she's awfully quiet over there. i'd better go check on her.

it would be just like her to try to slip some chocolate in with the carrots.

okay, the carrots check out.
i wonder if she wants to be scratched behind the ear for being such a good girl
(heh, heh)

all right, let's wrap this up. i've got seven or eight meals planned for myself today...

...not to mention some serious napping on my favorite easy chair.

as for art lady: don't give in to her no matter how sad she looks or how loud she howls. this is for her own good.

love and fishes,
buttonwillow cat


Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, FurryDance Brighton, and Disco NoFurNo said...

Oh, hahameow...Buttonwillow, you have given Disco (aka TOL--Tub of Lard) some furry good idears of dieting Teri! She is always saying she'd like to lose about 20#...

Maine Kitties said...

What a smart beautiful lady you are Buttonwillow!

Katy said...

Hey Buttonwillow! You are awesome. We do that to our Lady and Deb too, once in awhile. Have to remind them who's in charge you know!

jo said...

any chance you'd a address book??? amazing it's so hard to find one, i love your colors and subject matter
thank you

Unknown said...

Hey Disco and friends-- we all have to stick together... hungry kitties unite!
Thanks Jo, that's a really great idea that art lady likes a lot. She is going to look into it.

Love and fishes, Buttonwillow

Annuk said...

What a smart and beautiful girl you are, Buttonwillow! :)
Happy Leap Day to you too!

jhitomi said...

This is such a funny, great post. You two are hilarious. How is it that Buttonwillow is nice enough to stay posed for the photos?

Unknown said...

hi jhitomi-- i stay posed because i am so weak from hunger. things will be back to normal tomorrow so i am going to go eat another meal while i can. Love and fishes, Buttonwillow

Unknown said...

You're both really funny! And look great on photos too. :)
Kitty hugs from Bunny, Mimi (distant cousin to Buttonwillow ) and Socas!

Anne said...

Buttonwillow, you remind me so much of my sweet Angel kitty, Artie ~ you are so beautiful! Methinks we need another tuxedo/black and white kitty...very good job you're doing there with Artist Lady!...♥

debbi@yankeeburrowcreations said...

hahaha. you go buttonwillow. you should run for president!