June 30, 2014

Rory and Duchess Get Acquianted

Hey guys! Charlie here. The other day, my friend Harper and her brother Julian came to visit. They wanted to introduce me to their new cats, Duchess and Princess, that they had gotten for Christmas. My dog Rory would love a playmate, I thought.

We all waved hello and Harper and Julian came into my room holding their new pets.

Rory leapt at Harper, snatching her purse handle...

...and flinging it onto the floor, spilling money everywhere! Bad dog! And what does he want with a purse, anyway?!

Rory stared at the money on the floor for a minute and then before I knew it...

...Rory and Duchess leapt at one another, colliding in midair!

They tumbled to the floor, growling and hissing and tumbling. We all just stood there in shock!

Rory tried to snap at Duchess's tail as she scrambled away from him...

...dashed toward my bed...

...and burrowed under the bed, glaring at Rory while he growled and looked like he was trying to get under the bed himself!

Meanwhile, Princess sat behind Julian and watched the calamity, looking nonplussed.

I reached over for Rory...

...and scooped him up, scolding him for being such a bad boy.

Harper tentatively bent over and got Duchess out from under the bed.

We all stopped for a moment and sighed, not knowing what to do about this fiasco!

Princess sauntered out to the middle of the room and plopped down, obviously unfazed by this entire incident.

I sat Rory down, and he carefully approached Princess...

...and pressed his face to hers, giving her a big kiss!

Rory leaned on her, and it would appear that he decided cats weren't so bad after all!

Duchess slowly approached Rory, and we all waited with bated breath, ready to go grab them if need be.

Rory got out his favorite toy, and started nudging it with his nose.

He rolled it towards Duchess, an obvious gesture to call a truce.

Duchess pawed at the toy joyfully!

The rest of Harper and Julian's visit went well after that, with Rory, Duchess, and Princess getting along swimmingly!

They ate food together...(is that alright for cats to eat dog food? Oh well!)

And snuggled together in Rory's bed while the rest of us played!

Overall, it was a great visit, but I'll be more careful about introducing Rory to other people's pets next time!

June 16, 2014

Packing my Room

Hi friends!

I am moving! Not to another webpage or another city, but to a house! The very first house I've ever lived in! I'm very excited. I can't wait to move into my new room. But, first things first, I had to pack.

My new neighbor, Kanani, came over to my old apartment to help me pack.

First, we decided to pack the things on my desk. Since it's summertime, I won't have any schoolwork to do for awhile!

Kanani put all my books away...

...and then my pens, pencils, and money. "Charlie!" she mused. "You really shouldn't leave your money lying around!"

"Or my cookies!" I said as she picked up the ever-present box of Oreos from my desk. "I better go put these with the food in the kitchen."

The box with my stuff got fuller!

"Look, your desk is almost empty, except for Norman!" Kanani said.

"Norman goes in the car, along with me and Rory. No box for him!" I said. "Now time to pack my nightstand! I guess my phone can go in here for a bit."

I put everything from my nightstand in the box - my alarm clock, my ring, my picture frame with Margot and I in it (before she cut her hair!), and my plant!

Once that was all done, I packed up my clarinet. I couldn't wait to make music in my new house!

"Wow..." Kanani said.

"...Look at all this stuff! We've packed up a lot, Charlie!"

"And we're not done yet!" I added. After that, Kanani helped me fold up my bedding.

Then I said, "Check out this big box my mom gave me for all my toys and books! It's huge."

First we packed up all my figurines and games...

...then we added my books...

...and then Kanani helped me get the toys off of my wardrobe by standing on a chair to reach them (don't tell my mom and dad!).

Finally, the box was full, my toys were packed, and it was time to take my decorations off of the wall.

"Thanks for helping me, Kanani!" I said.

"You're welcome!" she replied. "I can't wait until you're all moved in and we can play together all the time!"

"Me too," I said. "Me too."

Have you ever moved? Do you live in a house or an apartment? Let me know in the comments!