Today’s Guest Post comes from Yoda his mum Blogs over at Boring Cape Town Chick:
Hello! Molweni! Kunjani! Hoe gaan dit? Sawabona! My name is Yoda Sproat and I’m from Cape Town, South Africa. I hope you enjoyed my various African greetings. I learnt these words as my earliest memories are of living in the AACL, the Animal Anti-Cruelty League, on the Cape flats of the Mother City.
The ‘Cape Flats’ is the term giving to the terrain in the heart of Cape Town where the land is very flat. It’s an interesting place as there are many kind people, and also many gangsters, who live there. Some animals are used for dog fighting, some become road kill and others are given to the AACL if their owners cannot care for them. This is where I was living until my human parents found me.
One day my Mother human, Boring Cape Town Chick, was surfing Facebook when she saw a photo album of cats for adoption from the AACL. She scrolled through until she found my profile. I had been at the AACL for quite some time as apparently I was “too big” and people only wanted 6 week old kittens. My mother left a message for the people at AACL in the hopes that I was still looking for a loving home. Luckily for her, I was!
One Friday morning, her and my Daddy human drove through to meet me. It was love at first sight (for them)! They couldn’t believe how SMALL I was and that I was also…a girl! They had already named me after some green alien that was wise with big ears, “Yoda” and since no one really knows what a Yoda is, they kept my name. My granny human also has a cat called Chubukka.
I now live with my parents on the 5th story of a lovely apartment block. Every day I get to look at the crows, Egyptian geese and Hadadas flying past, from my stand. I love to chatter at the black sparrows who perch on the nearby trees and look down on the stupid guineafowls who always peck the parked cars.
During the day my mom goes to work and my dad plays his drum n bass music.
I have 2 favourite toys. The first is the yellow monster. I am not a great climber, but I am an excellent jumper. Sometimes I can jump nearly 1.5 meters to catch the yellow monster!
My MOST favourite toy though is a thing call ‘peas’. I can hear my mother open the fridge door then I rush to the kitchen as I know it’s time to play, “where the pea”. I don’t know why people eat peas when they are so much fun to catch. Humans are weird. Sometimes my mom puts the pea in the bath and I have a grand time catching it! It’s an exhausting game.
When my mother human gets home after work, I do my ‘jackal’ act. I show them who is boss with my big eyes and spikey coat. This makes them chase me and I love to hide and pounce out at them when they don’t see me.
Every night when my mother goes to bed I hide under her dressing table. They say that I squash her in the night and that I’m disruptive. I don’t understand what’s so wrong with asking for breakfast at 4:20am every morning? So now I hide in the bedroom and then my Dad has to try grab me and catch me, HAHA! Last night I hid under a sheet that was drying (it’s winter here now). I then pounced on them when they tried to get me.
Sometimes my plan works and they forget I’m there. I then get to creep onto the lovely soft bed. At exactly 4:20am I will pull on my mother’s top to wake her up, even if my Dad has just gotten home from a gig, I will wake her up because I like her to feed me.
In the morning, I will watch the reflection lightening. As the sun rises, light is reflected into the apartment. I love to chase the light! I will then sleep all day to catch up on trying to wake my mother up at 4am.
I am curious and goofy like all good cats should be and love my humans very, very much. They are the best slaves I could have ever wished to live with.
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