Friday, May 25, 2007

Back in Action Weekend!!

Rocky here, announcing an end to all the hubbub around here so I can finally get back to business. My human artist is home now after seeing her daughter Tiffany off on her flight back to Italy. Let me give you an overview of our recent goings-on, then it's back to work -- time to get these human artists and my cat staff back into production!

But first, my human misses Tiffany and is very sad, so I've delegated to Lucy the task of wiping her tears and massaging her shoulders:







She was feeling a bit tense after getting busted by Airport Security for taking a photo of Tiffany passing through the security checkpoint. Tears were rolling down her face and when the flashy thing went off, 8 security officers descended on her, grabbed her camera and started yelling at her. She cried, "But that's my only child and she's leaving for Italy and all my photos are on there ..." and the lady security officer put her arms around my mom and cried too and gave her back her camera.

Tiffany's opera recital was a smashing success! This is she and her accompanist taking their bows after a standing ovation and an encore:
Her accompanist, Dr. Karol Sue Reddington, was Tiffany's childhood piano instructor, and she debuted at Carnegie Hall a few years ago. One audience member said Tiffany was superior to any soprano she'd heard perform with the Chicago Lyric or San Francisco Opera! And here are my human artists after the recital:

The same day my human artist arrived back home (where she belongs) we received a gift package from our friends, Lilly Lu, Mu Shue and Iris. I couldn't even wait for my human to get the band off my catnip cigar!
I love that cigar -- don't you think it befits an important CEO like me? I take it with me everywhere I go ...
... well, except when Fracas sneaked it out of my executive office, but he got written up for that!
I also had to discipline Callie when she tried to open the catnip champagne during office hours: Okay, everybody, vacation's over! Callie, get out of bed and take a memo: "ATTENTION ALL STAFF MEMBERS: All play and no work makes your CEO look like a jerk! There's no such thing as a free lunch! It's a dog eat dog world! A bird in the paw is worth two in the bush! And so on ... so get off your hindquarters and get back to work!"

22 comments:

Karen Jo said...

That must have been scary for your human artist at the airport. I am so glad that she got her camera back. I am very happy that the recital was such a smashing success. Hooray for Tiffany! I think a catnip cigar is just the thing for a CEO like you, Rocky. Way to put everyone back to work!

Kimo & Sabi said...

Every CEO needs a cigar!

Lux said...

That part about the airport security sounds really scary! I'm glad Tiffany's recital was a success!

You're a hard taskmaster, Rocky!

Daisy said...

Rocky, I am glad you are back on the job!

Parker said...

Nice to have you back. I feel sad for your human having to say good-bye to her daughter tho. Those cigars are very cool. We love them and the nanners too!

Caesar and Princess said...

Tiffany is amazing. We are thrilled for your family.

You look super cool with your cigar

Marie the Defender said...

MOL! wow you work your staff real hard!! But I'm sure they are hard workers, just takin' a holiday coz mommy's at home and there are pressies! Hard to focus with so many good things....

Thanks for linking me, I'll be linkin' you right back!

Caesar and Princess said...

Wow, thank you for those encouraging words. thank you thank you

<3 Prinnie and mom

yao-lin said...

aw your human is lucky she has you guys to keep her happy and busy taking care of you! Also, thank you for the offer of putting a note on my human's personnel file. I think that is a superb idea! xx

Derby said...

Rocky remember to treat your staff respect. You get more work out of them. Glad your mum didn't get busted by the feds.

Phoebe said...

Rocky, That memo of yours was chock full of great wisdom. It is no wonder you are the CEO. I think you picked the right cat to do tear and massage duty for your artist. She is very soft and floofy for the job. (have you ever noticed her bask end looks like she is wearing pantaloons?)

Pablo said...

Wow! Things have sure been busy around there, Rocky... it's great that you've got one of your staff on comfort detail. That's a very important and special task. I'm not so good at it, myself. It's great that Tiffany's recital was a success. I've been trying out a bit of operatic singing in the mornings recently... turns out that Nick and Kate are too ignorant to appreciate my unique tenor voice.

Hot(M)BC said...

Oh gosh, we're glad the security people don't do anything nasty. And that they gave your mom her camera back. Security is weird sometimes.
Thanks for joining us at WCB #103.
Purrrrrrs,
Boni Maroni and Mini

Victor Tabbycat said...

You look furry offical wif yur cigar. Callie should know better! Look at Fracas in the background - he's nipped out! Mom had a littul trubbl wif airport security in Dever cuz of the boy's souvenirs but they was nice bout it an let her mail the stuff home.
Purrs! Oh, an enjoy the long weekend!

DK & The Fluffies said...

Please give your mom an extra snuggle and nose bump from us.

China Cat said...

I'm so happy that your mom is ok after getting busted by security. This is a lesson that I will be passing on to my Lap Lady because she would also take out her camera at that time! I'm also happy that you are back blogging!

Dragonheart said...

I'm glad to hear that Tiffany's opera recital went well. How scary for your human staff member at the airport! I'm glad she was given her camera back.

Your catnip toys look great, Rocky. Glad to have you back!

Jeter and Mickey said...

i'm glad yer back rocky. i missed u. i wanna heer all abowt da secyooritee at da airport! wowie kazowie dat wuz disturbin an eksitin at da same time. did da decyooritee ladee reelee put her armz arownd yer artist? intrestin.
fer yer infermashun ... mi mom wuz a little weepy dis week, too, becuz mi two-leg will (possiblee) be relocatin to cal-i-for-ni-a. he'z dere dis week havin sum intervyooz an lookin fer placez to live. cal-i-for-ni-a iz far away frum da grate state uv noo york.
luv--yer frend--jh

Kitikata-san said...

Oh, I don't like that place with those mean humans, but I am glad there was a nice lady to stop the mean humans. I am glad your humans are back with you!

Tara said...

You really need to watch those airport security staff, they can be really intense! Glad your mom got her camera back.

Good to see you all back to work! But also remember the all work and no play motto as well. As with everything in life, it is all about balance.....

Tara

Forty Paws said...

What a busy, hectic time you have had! Glad things are back to normal.

Luf, Us

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