July 21, 2006

Friday Catblogging: Vague Omen

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at 6:05 PM

I said I didn't get any pictures of Omen when he came by on Sunday, but one of my attempts actually sort of turned out, albeit a bit unfocused. I haven't seen Omen since, mainly due to not being at home myself. Next week is equally busy, and then I go to New York, so it may be a while until the next Friday Catblogging. Meanwhile: here is Omen doing the please give me treats look.

friday catblogging: vague omen

July 16, 2006

Omen returns!

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at 9:11 PM

Longtime readers may have wondered what happened to Omen, the stray cat who would periodically vist my patio and appear on this blog on Fridays. I wondered this too, since he just stopped showing up sometime last year. It turns out he's alive and well, and came by this evening looking for cat treats. I had to explain how I don't keep them on hand if he doesn't visit for an entire year.

Readers may also recall that I used to be Omen's favorite platform game. It's possible his real purpose in dropping by was to clear that level he never managed before. This time when he pounced I had learned my lesson—if I try to dodge he just deploys the claws. He landed gracefully on my left shoulder, and then decided to walk around to the right shoulder. Does he think he's a parrot? Is there really a 1-up on my head? This would be kind of endearing if I weren't actually allergic to Omen.

I didn't get a picture since he was so jumpy, but maybe he'll be back. His return does feel like, well, an omen...

(For new readers, the best Omen post ever was this one.)

August 26, 2005

Friday Catblogging: Departure

Posted by Arcane Gazebo at 3:49 PM

catblogging: departure

I haven't seen Omen in six weeks... maybe he's found better-tasting cat treats elsewhere?

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