Jules doesn’t want to leave the comfort of a certain apartment.
Just like a small child resisting going to bed.
Now time to land on the sill and clean your wings for a bit.
I love Puck’s comment, “Oh, he knows.”
He just needs a little “finger flick of encouragement.”
Jules, ever the showman
I definitely would have taken this bug allllllllll the way outside.
Careful, Jules. Your prickly feet can get tangled up in the screen.
Elvis, swatting duty calls! Swat for his freedom!
Ah, now this: this is the Jules we have come to know (and in some cases, love).
July 29th—happy Gotcha Day to my late tortie, Peekaboo, who went hitchhiking on this date in 1998. She would have been 24 years old now, and I miss her very much. Today is also the 30th anniversary of a certain surgery which I also celebrate annually because it greatly improved (and most likely saved) my life! Everybody, have a wonderful day!
OT. What many of us suspected: cats are alien invaders.
Over to you, Gent.
He’s going to be a star! He’s already passed his screen test…
OT: Auto update
The July Bug is such a tease.
Encore! He could be there for days!
Ooh, a July Bug on a window screen, one of the most annoying sounds known to humankind. I once had one do that while I was watching that episode of Doctor Who with the giant wasp, made me jump big time. At least Jules appreciates his own performance.
And now, I shall fly out the window, until next year….Ha! Just kidding! Look out cats, people and people kittens!
Could Jules possibly have an ulterior motive here? Is he creating a distraction? And exactly where are the Robber Mice and the People Kittens right this minute?
The Moody Blues: I’m Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band
I’m just here visiting because it’s July
Saying hi to my cat friends in the Big Pink House
I think the Woman may want me to leave,
But I’d like to stay and greet each Robber Mouse!
And though I’d like to stay or maybe go outside
I haven’t decided what to do, don’t rush me!
I’m just a little bug who’s trying to decide!
Every year I come to fly and greet all my friends
From every time and place, don’t know where I will be
But still my favorite place is the Big Pink House
And I love the game the Woman likes to play with me
And now I’ve balanced on the sill
And making plans for my next move, I think I will do an encore!
How can fly outside before I tell the cats all Hi!
And I fly through each room!
And I may get caught in a glass with a card on top
But I know I’m not doomed!
I know I’m not doomed!
There is always so much to do and so little time!
“Just a little big bug”? Yet, I get it. Once I named a foster kitten “Little Big Eyes.”
She’s the wildest hon in the wild kingdom
She’s the wildest thang to float down
Well there’s alligators and razorbacks,
But I don’t care, I like to go down tubin’ with you, Julybug
When Julybug floats down and yells Hey!
Even the razorbacks get outta her way
Ya know what I mean?
The mouth of the river is laughing at us, Julybug,
You know what I’m talking about
Julybug, Julybug, Julybug, Julybug
On the wildest run in the wild kingdom,
She’s the wildest thang to float down!
Well there’s snakes and snappers on cypress knees,
So come on down, I like to play in the water with you, Julybug
Well don’t you listen to what they say,
‘Cause we’re a little different anyway.
Ain’t it the truth!
Very nice dance, Jules. Now fleetly, fleetly fly.
“I will go everywhere but where you want me to” isn’t just the Spider Way!
July Bug is a tease.
Ah, it’s been so long since Lupin’s worn his hat!
July Bug is still easier to get out of that house and far less liable to throw a tantrum than getting Dolt .45 out of the White House.
Starlord had some kind of accident during the night. His back paw is cut and bleeding. My first clue was the blood everywhere. The only thing I can think of is he got into the trash can that holds the crushed soda cans. No blood in there but the majority is around it. He has an emergency vet appointment in about an hour. For now I have him in his carrier to keep him calm and not get anymore blood around the house. Will up date when I get back
A cat would work in some extra grooming. :)
I’ve always enjoyed Jules’ visits. Call me crazy but I’m with team Jules. Though I am glad he seems to know when it’s time to get lost.
Yesterday I was “hearing” Jules’s lines in a very Paul Lynde-ish voice. Today, it’s coming across as more like the guy who played Dr. Bombay.
Jules’ it appears that you are in the “cat-bug” seat (not cat-bird)! If I were you I’d hurry my victory dance and take off….you are over-staying your welcome….just saying.
Panel 3 makes me think of the end of the Boston song:
Well, I’m takin’ my time. I’m NOT movin’ along!
Takin’ my time. No, I’m not movin’ on.
Takin’ my time. I’m just takin’ my time.
Takin’ my time, yeah.
Takin’ my time.
he just wants attention. I suspect he’s lonely
Ah, ambivalence. It’s a major component of the human condition. Wonder how the Bug feels about being a Symbol.
Fame and the adulation of masses has gone to his head.
Yup, he’d be “helped” out by now.
Suddenly I’m hearing an old commercial.
I’ve had similar very large bugs. One didn’t get out of the way and got squashed though it continued to make noises in the trash for several days. The other just quit making noise shortly after getting caught in a cobweb and then flying down. Well, eventually it did. It did start making noise again.
Adam said, “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me every day. Now I see you not. I am lonely here, and it is difficult for me to remember how much You love me.”
And God said, “I will create a companion for you that will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of My love for you, so that you will know I love you, even when you cannot see Me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may be, this new companion will accept you as you are and will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.”
And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased.
And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam, and he wagged his tail. And Adam said, “But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom and all the good names are taken and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”
And God said, “Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of My love for you, his name will be a reflection of My own, and you will call him DOG.”
And Dog lived with Adam, was a companion to him, and loved him. And Adam was comforted. And God was pleased. And Dog was content and wagged his tail.
After a while, it came to pass that Adam’s guardian angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is worthy of adoration. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility.”
And the Lord said, “I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. The companion will remind him of his limitations, so he will know that he is not worthy of adoration.”
And God created CAT to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam.
And when Adam gazed into Cat’s eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility.
And God was pleased. And Adam was greatly improved.
And Cat did not care one way or the other.
—Richard S Russell
My finger is itching. Just one little flick….
I rejoice and give thanks for the glorious news. (rejoice is much nicer than grieve)
February 26, 2016