...Er, um, Hello!

My name is Augustus. I have parents. Sometimes life can be difficult. I possess the great skill of being able to charm the socks off of anyone who chances to spot me, a rare occurrence indeed. [The spotting, that is; not the charming!]
However, for you, Dear Reader, I am prepared to divulge my deepest thoughts and perspective of the world, mostly because if I don't tell somebody what is going on around here, I am going to pop!
But be warned, proceed with caution: Living with Mummy and Dad can be rather harrowing at times...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Jungle Madness

I crept through the dark green jungle, clinging vines grabbing at my ears and tail, sunlight filtering softly through the leaves overhead. Every turn past those strange growths with their unusual bases led me deeper into the unknown, further from civilization. A strange flying creature buzzed past my nose, startling me not a little. Otherwise, all was quiet in the forest among those towering trees and I-don’t-know-what-all. I was compelled to explore further because there was no telling what adventures lay ahead, what deep mystery might be upturned. Carefully I went, padding softly so as not to disturb this serene nature, this idyllic, wonderful Amazon I alone had discovered. Just ahead a huge branch hung low, past which I caught a glimpse of what appeared to be some sort of gorge, and I was positive this was the great discovery I had been seeking! I lowered my head to push past the branch but it would not budge; so I did what any right thinking individual would – I began to chew it off. At exactly that moment, I heard a shout and turned to see a giant looming overhead (looking suspiciously familiar); I dropped the leaf I was chewing and ran like mad, forgetting clean about the gorge – I toppled right over the edge and slid down the slope, clawing at the last branch in sight. The tree it was attached to uprooted and tilted toward me spilling soil and fuzzy stuff all over me. I was forced to let go and decided to resign myself to the inevitable when I realized I had already landed – slap in the bottom of the bathtub, dirt scattered all round me, Mummy standing with folded arms and drumming her fingers in a marked manner.
Looks like the only mystery that got ‘upturned’ was the philodendron.


  1. What an adventurer! You must have lots of fun, Gussie.

  2. Cool stuff! I wish my cat was so adventurous-he is just lazy.