Wow, I arrived first— fun!
And, a first for BCN, I think— AFFTB sighting! ;-)
Sunday, Funday. Or whatever good news we have to share:
We had a dog who didn’t have two brain cells to rub together and the hallway rug was her nemesis.
Rugs can be deathtraps. You ever walk on top of a rug and it slides out underneath you because you went just a little too fast.
For an apartment, that place has a large number of rugs.
That first small rug looks more like a flying carpet than the final one. I think the “muffin” rug is part of the bathroom set with the toilet seat cover.
I only have 1 rug, in the bathroom, I often find it in a different place than it is supposed to be.
LOVE this! Especially panel 4 with the pompom rug, where every small Ora Zella paw is different too!
I absolutely adore this kitten!
From Disney’s Aladdin
I can surf through the house
Slipping, gripping, in circles
Tell me, Cat Friends, now when did you
Last take a rug for a ride?
A whole new world!
All there for flying through the room!
Sliding through the halls
We hit a wall?
No problem, never will stop us!
A way to fly that I never knew!
My cat friends are all here!
It’s crystal clear,
I’ve found my new world right here!
Adventures never before dreamed of!
Ways to play and friends to love,
Feeling safe and sound as well!
Who’d have thought that a light
Would have led us here!
No need to fear,
I’ve found a whole new world
With all of you!
Adventures new to savor!
So many ways to go!
It goes to show
I’ve found my world right here!
Lupin in tiddly form.
What does you calls a moving pet? A car-pet.
If everybody had apartmentsWith rugs on the floor, yeah
Then everykitty’d be surfin’Like Ora Zella there
You’d see ’em wearing no baggiesAnd sure no sandals too
A bushy, bushy wild flufftailShowin’ toebeans, yeah!
You’ll catch her surfin’ at the bathroom(Inside, outside, the pink house)
Yelling “ev’ry rug is mine”(Inside, outside, the pink house)
All over the hut then(Inside, outside, the pink house)
And down the old stairway(Inside, outside, the pink house)
Ora Zella’s gone surfin’Surfin’ rugs a yeah!
She’ll need no planning out a routeShe’s gonna take come what may
Be it a rug that’s grippyOr slippery, never mind, she’d say
She’ll be thru all them for the summerShe’s on safari to stay
Tell the people she’s surfin’Surfin’ rugs a yeah!
Doin’ a circle(Inside, outside, the pink house)
High muffin count(Inside, outside, the pink house)
All over the floorboards(Inside, outside, the pink house)
And the one that flys(Inside, outside, the pink house)
Ora Zella’s calls surfin’TOSS ME OVER THERE!
(Surfin’ U.S.A. – The Beach Boys)
Meanwhile, Back on the Nile
Captain Tom: Once again, I’d like to thank all of you on behalf of my officers and crew for all you’ve to make the Good Ship Red Planet Spider seaworthy again.
Puckmosis: As Grand Vizier I would like to extend the open invitation to come and visit with us any time.
Captain Tom: Count on it, and thank you again.
Ziggy Starcrossed: It was great to see you again, Cuz. Are you sure you wouldn’t like to join us?
Iggy Shipwright: Maybe someday. Right now I’m content to help with the fisher cats and the Artisans.
Ziggy: And so long, Ora. It was great meeting you.
Ora Zedd: Likewise. I’ll be there’s a lot of mischief to get into on board a ship.
Ziggy: Sure is. But you gotta be careful as well.
Arachna: It was great creating the sails. Makes me want to get the Red Planet Spider band together for a jam session.
Maat-Tilda: Why not? I’ll bet we could find enough instruments. Or we can make them.
Arachna: Somehow I think there will be enough instruments.
Sound of giggling in the background
Captain Tom: Time to set sail. We’ll be off.
All: Fair winds and a following sea!
Them mews reporters they has to takes such rug-ged assignments sometimes.
Ora Zella toe bean sighting in panel four!! SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE ALERT!!!! ♡〜٩( ˃́▿˂̀ )۶〜♡
♪"Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me, little girl
On a magic carpet ride?"♫
And this is how I ended up breaking my leg in November, and spending Christmas in a cast on crutches. Carpet surfing; fun for cats, not so fun for old adults.
Cats love rugs.
Looks like Lupin has competition
Little Ora Zella Death Blades!
Tassels and fringe galore!
Our bathroom rug is currently a cut shag, cotton yarn, with a very non slip base. Unfortunately the cats love to scratch on it so that we get a pile of loose 1” long yarns every day that need to be swept up. And the rug is looking balder daily too. So I have a new type on order, one of those foam cushioned, velour top styles. The most important thing is a non-slip grip, so we are crossing fingers this one will be that. Remains to be seen just how claw resistant it may or may not be. Sigh.
Is what cats make when they knead a regional thing? We’ve always said they’re making biscuits. I’ve heard of bread, and now muffins are a new one. All delicious and comforting no matter which!
Update on my rescue: As you know we rescued a cat that was trapped on an apartment bldg. roof for 2 months. She is now a spoiled, laidback housecat. Who sits at the window lording it over any other outside cat. She has made friends with my 2 senior cats and now spends most of her time sleeping with them on my bed. Life is good!!!
I don’t have carpets in the apartment. It’s ceramic tile and hardwood flooring, but I’d sooner have chilly feet than slip and fall and break something.
“This one can fly,” gave me the biggest laugh I have had all week! The cat perspective has always been part of the genius of this comic, but Ora Zella as a kitten in a new place just takes it to a new level.
Man, I like that kitten—she’s got the right outlooks on life.
Tiny rugs? In an apartment with cats? What did you think was going to happen, People? (“This one can fly!” is hilarious and I love it.)
I was texting with two of women and one young man who adopted my foster kittens and all described what Ora Zella does. They sent me pics and one sent a short video of the kitten wrestling with his new big brother.Our two adult males think the hall rugs are their personal surfboards.
Ooh! Upcoming panel preview on Twitter: https://twitter.com/GeorgiaDunnBCN/status/1611993345613758464
Too bad we don’t have a Clucky Chicken sighting. According to Day By Dave, today is
NATIONAL SNUGGLE WITH A CHICKEN DAY
In our home, Roy is our “Surfer in residence” also “Climber of bed curtains” and when he gets up there “Crosser of Desert” for walking the pole to the other corner.
Great kitten. We had a cat, weird even by cat standards, who liked getting in a laundry bag and being slid across the floor. Our son in law discovered it. He would show her the bag and she’d hop in.,
OT: Non-stop Snow for over a week!
Such a beautiful story arc too, starting here…
What fun! Ora is a great addition to this comic strip.
Now that she’s warmed up with the rugs, it’s time to put a large strip of packing paper in the living room and watch the floor show!
I wonder if OZ is related in some way to Tillie?
Almost makes me want a kitten again,almost.
Miscreant loved hardwood floors. Only he was the rug. He loved to be flung across the floor like OZ’s rugs. He would come back for more and more. I got ired of the game before he did.
My dearly departed Jasper used plastic grocery bags to go surfing across the living room rug. He would make a running leap on top of a bag and ride it all the way to other side of the room. One day he went flying through the house with the bag waving like Superman’s cape. Luckily, no harm was done, and from then on, I made sure to cut off the handles before placing a bag on the floor for him.
O.T. To all Californians. Stay safe with another major storm moving in. I was just looking at pictures of downed trees in Sacramento plus several hundred thousand without power. Stay inside if you can.
“Not even walls.” SLAM! (She meant to do that!)
Our guys never needed rugs or plastic bags. “I’m going to race through the kitchen, down the hall, then make a hard leeeeeeefffffttSLAM!” Shakes head briefly, then takes off to do it again.
She wants to visit Jockey’s Ridge.
“Toss me over there!”
…“don’t tell the elf.”
DD’s first Maine C00n had his own skateboard and liked being pushed around the place on it. Perhaps in his imagination, he was flying.
February 26, 2016