7.29.2008

Amazing Feat for a Little Old Lady

I've told you that my Mom can be a little crazy sometimes. Well, she has prepared for the upcoming University of South Carolina football season by decorating our guest bathroom in Gamecock colors! I pity the poor guest who doesn't like garnet and black and a bunch of "chickens" all round when they want a little privacy. Jasper - tell your Mom and Dad they better watch out! They will know what I mean . . .



All kidding aside (not really), Mom was at home today and decided to use the guest bathroom instead of her bathroom. I always like to jump from the toilet to the cabinet to watch her in the "blue bathroom" once she gets out of the shower. However, today, I didn't have that extra 2 feet to leap because my "perch" was occupied. You can see that it is a long way from the floor to the top of the cabinet, especially for a little old lady like me (almost 13 years old).

Well, Mom did her usual thing and tapped her hand on the cabinet and said, "come on, Praline. Jump up." I looked at her and then looked at the cabinet. I decided it was too tall for me. I walked out of the bathroom. I came right back in and looked at that cabinet again and decided I just couldn't do it. I walked back out two more times and when I came back in, I decided, "what the heck, let's try it."

Guess what? I actually made it! Mom was so thrilled and she just laughed and gave me all kinds of praise. I looked back down and couldn't believe that I actually did it! Wow!

I didn't stay up there too long because Mom had the nerve to leave the bathroom once I got up there. She was saying something about getting the flashy box! I decided I had enough, so I jumped back down. I must say, I am pretty proud of myself.

Mom celebrated by giving me an extra treat! Hmmmm. Maybe I will try another amazing feat if this is what I get! I have been eating these "Topini" treats almost my whole life and Mom has to search the Internet to find them.

Note from Mom: I wish you could have seen the determination on Praline's little face. I really felt bad that I was asking her to jump up on the cabinet. She literally walked out of the room and came back in three times, looking up at the cabinet everytime she came in. She scared me when she actually attempted it. I don't think I will try that again. I don't want to take a chance on her getting hurt.


Please keep your thoughts and special purrayers going for my Mom! She was back at the doctor's office today and he put her on a second round of antibiotics and gave her a shot in her backside. OUCH! I'm glad it wasn't me. Hee! Hee!

28 comments:

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That's some special school pride! Praline, you were very brave and very agile to make that extra high jump!

Lux said...

Very very good, Praline! Next you jump onto the top of the shower curtain rod (I'm giving hints on how to break the toilet). ;-)

Best wishes & crossed paws for your mom!

Kellykat said...

That IS amazing Praline! You go girl! We hope we can still jump like that when we are your age.

So what are these "Topini" treats? Are they better than Temptations?

-Stryder, Scotchy & Sugar

Cat Street Boyz said...

Well done Praline, your are a very determined floofy girl! OUCH...your poor mommy!!!We hope these new meds do the trick and heal her quickly=^Y^=the Cat Street Boyz

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Nice job, Praline. :) You are a good jumper! :)

Topinis treats can be found everywhere here in Germany. :) In many different flavours. :)

Sending healing purrs out to your mom. We hope she feels better soon.

ML said...

Very good jump, Praline. And that last photo of you enjoying your treats is just too precious.
Hope your mom feels better fast.
Purrs,
Missy Blue Eyes

Tracey and Huffle said...

Oh good job Praline! I don't like to jump on high things either. I get scared.

Oh, and you can come and visit me anytime! Just paw me that you're coming so I can tell mum to bake us tuna cakes.

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Great job Praline!

goldenshade said...

You are "Wondercat" Praline! Flying through the air with the greatest of ease. After a lot of planning.

purrs to your mom.

Goldie

Vincent and Mike said...

Way to go Praline! You is a furry good jumpter.

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Yay! Good job jumping up onto the bathroom cabinet :) We just loves that last picture of you - so very adorable!

We hopes your Mommy starts to feel better real soon!

xoxoxo

Furkidsmom said...

What an accomplishment! You can do anything if you put your mind to it! Please be careful though.

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

ps - what are Topinis treats?

Tybalt said...

Congratulations, Praline! That was indeed quite a feat! You should be very proud of yourself!

Oh, your poor mommy! You can bet I'm purring hard for her to get all better! My mommy was on two rounds of antibiotic plus prednisone and cough meds and an inhaler for that sinus crud that wouldn't go away earlier this month. It didn't make her happy at all.

(Mommy may get in tough with you later about the MAT . . . she has orientation August 13.)

The Meezers said...

that is a 'komplishment to be proud of Praline!!!! YAY!!!!!

purrrsss to your mom - getting shot in the hiney is just wrong

Ana said...

You are so great, Praline, such a good kitty! For this jump you deserve many more treats! :-)

Daisy said...

That was a good stunt, Praline!

I am purring for your mom.

Sunny's Mommy said...

Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself. You are a very cute girl! And very brave for jumping way high up there! I'm glad your Mom rewarded you. I hope your Mom is doing better today :-)

GRRRETA said...

That was an amazing jump! I bet you thought your mom was crazy asking you to attempt it. You look so cute looking down from the counter realizing just how high you jumped.

Aoise said...

That was some jump Praline ! Well done. I am purring for your mommy.

GOMA+SACHIE said...

Hehe you can jump so high?? me is surprized!! me like wait in the bathroom for mai mom too! some times me peek from showe curtain and kiss mai mom!! the treats you have looks blue...what is in it??

Cat-a-holic, Laila and Minchie said...

You go girl! Himmie/Persians are very determined little kitties.

Laila and Minchie

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

great bathroom! daddy wants to do that in Boilermaker colors in the bathroom downstairs. inspiring!

you are such a brave kitty Praline! see, you're only as old as you feel. I'm glad your mommy got a picture of you up there. be proud!

The Island Cats said...

Praline, you are now part of the Flying Walendas club!!!

Hope your mom is feeling better soon!

Wally, Ernie & Zoey

The Cats Stephens said...

Good job Praline! Dad says, Go Cocks. Beans are so weird!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Wow, yoo jumped all dat way! Good fur yoo, just acuz we is old doesn't mean we can't haf fun.

Alasandra said...

We hope your Mom gets to feeling better soon. We are purring for her.

Pawsome JUMP!!! ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

I've got a little problem with some high places too, but not cause of age. I'm...well...a little...um..."extra fluffy"...
Grr

whut my sisfur meens is that she's FAT
Cocoa

::WHAP::

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie, whatta great jump, Praline! And you look so cute eatin yur treats. Momma wants to give you a kiss on yur fuzzywuzzy head!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!