Life as a Cat

2014-10-17 17:43:00.000 – Marty, Summit Cat


So I took a trip down the mountain a couple of weeks ago to visit my doc. I haven’t taken a trip down to the valley in a while. I forgot how there is 20% more oxygen at the base of this mountain.


The observers act disappointed with me sometimes when I don’t capture the rodents that wander into our home. Have you tried chasing a flying squirrel on all fours around a room at the 800 millibar level? While they are quite distracting, I need at least 85% of the oxygen at the surface to even contemplate going after a mouse or a flying squirrel. This is intern work, not mine.


My appointment went well by the way. There was this dog looking at me funny in the waiting room. Dogs are something else. All I have to do is look at them and they get scared. I hissed at one and he turned and ran with his tail between his legs. Catssic

Tours are starting to wind down. Sorry to those who have come up here to the observatory looking for me. Large groups of people really freak me out. To be completely honest, there are a lot of places around this building I live in that are super comfortable and relaxing. Oh and I heard the story about the loch ness monster. He is kind of my idol. This guy is never seen but he’s there. I feel like that’s how people view me and that’s hysterical. In all seriousness though, I did get a lecture the other day by one of the shift leaders up here. Apparently they really want me to show myself more when the observatory members come through. They promised me a lot of treats and cat nip, so I’ll think about it.

For those of you who do become members of the observatory and trek to the summit, please pet me under my chin if you see me. There is something about my chin that when people pet it, the feeling is purrrfect.

If you want to hear more from me, be sure to check out windswept. I have been thinking a while now about which of my many anecdotes to discuss, and trust me, you’re going to like this article.


One more thing, if you see Francis the Great Dane I hissed at, please apologize for me. Just kidding, that was hilarious and I would do it again.


Marty, Summit Cat

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