Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Lesson in Piracy #1

Happy Tuesday Everykitty! Today, we will begin what we hope will turn into a series of cat piracy lessons! This first lesson is a lesson in the art of agility! In order to be a good kitty pirate, you must be agile and be able to climb and manuever all over the pirate ship when the waves are tossing it about. How do you practice your pirate manuevers if you do not have a pirate ship handy? Quite simply - you improvise!
In this lesson, Captain Jack will demonstrate his agility pactices on human furniture. To make the lesson more effective, you may wish to do as Jack did, and choose a piece of furniture that you are not technically allowed on - in this case, Mommy and Daddy's entertainment center.

Jack begins by first jumping up onto the tv and looking into all of the small cubbies. This is good practice for searching for hidden treasure aboard enemy ships.

Next, Jack must manuever to the top of the ship because only here can a kitty take control of the ship - and pilot away with the stinky goodness booty. In order to do this, a kitty must move from his boarding area on the bottom of the ship to the top of the ship. As you can see below, Jack is beginning to move to the top of the ship by finding paw holds to use to move upward.

You will notice that Jack also demostrates his agility here by carefully choosing the shelf right above the shelf holding Mommy's Irish crystal glasses. Had he choosen the Irish crystal shelf, the practice would have ended immediately.

Finally, Jack makes it to the top of the entertainment center, we mean enemy ship!


This is the time when you survey your domain! Yes, you have successful boarded and taken over the enemy entertainment center - we mean enemy pirate ship! You earned your victory, so savor it and that savoring includes meowing at any silly bean who grabs the flashy box and takes your picture!

With practice, you too can be an agile kitty pirate just like Captain Jack! Until the next lesson, keep practicing and Me-Arrrrrrggggg!!!!!!!

23 comments:

Maggy & Zoey said...

WooWooh... hey Captain... brandish one of those nearby swords and the beans won't bother you! P.S. thought you were gonna send us Dante From H... pictures so we could get him walking the plank!
Ha, ha!

The Meezers said...

excellent lesson Captain Jack! those swords next to you is SCARY!

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I thought I was good at this stuff but you are a master! I especially like how you didn't get yelled at for being on the TV. That is amazing!!

Latte

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Mommy wants everyone to know that only one of those scary swords in the background of our lesson pics are sharp - the one in the middle which is a reproduction of Sting from the Lord of the Rings movies. Mommy is a huge Lord of the Rings fan - that map behind the captain? Its a map of Middle Earth!

Daisy said...

Thanks for the great lesson. I know how to climb and jump around, but I do not know how to maneuver around into little cubbies like that. I'll bet you can find great treasures that way. I want to learn that skill, too!

Gemini said...

Oh that is very impressive! I will have to make sure Momma remembers that your blog didn't show up in our feedreader this morning even though you had a new post because I want to learn how to do this!

DEBRA said...

Capt Jack

You are my hero!

Purrs
Abby

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Maggy and Zoey - Mommy was bad and forgot to send the pics. She will try to get some to you very soon!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Hahaha!

HRH Yao-Lin said...

wow what an excellent lesson..Hmm..I must try this!!! My human however does not own anything as exciting as your entertainment centre..I mean, pirate ship. She is boring!

your house looks like a lot of fun!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

wow! that is an excellent lesson Captain Jack. I must immediately try this on the piano again.
my mommy loves your pirate ship. she wants daddy's cousin to make us one like that next year (he makes furniture).
then we can sail the high seas together!!
i'm teaching a little math on my bloggy today...

DaisyMae Maus said...

That is an excellent "pirate ship" ... WOW!
DMM

Jimmy Joe said...

That is a real pirate adventure, Captain Jack. I go mountain climbing indoors sometimes on all of my momma's bookshelves.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Chairman Mao said...

Holy moly, I am furry, furry, furry impressed! You are a great jumpur and climbur! And you are a great pirate, too!

MEEEEAARRRRRGH!!! hehehe

Thankies so much fur readin’ the story Momma wroted fur me — I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

What an excellent lesson in piracy! It looks like you have many treasures to plunder, *giggle*!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Mickey said...

Good job Captain Jack!!! You have excellent skill & will be quite an asset on the pirate ships.
Not even one thing knocked over,cool!!

Forty Paws said...

Thanks for visiting our bloggie! It is furry nice to meet you guys and your woofies!

Luf, Us

michico*Adan said...

Wowwww, you are very very good~!!!
This is a great lesson, thank you~!

Hot(M)BC said...

Great lesson, Captain Jack. I'm taking notes.
purrrrrrs,
your bud Pepi

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Yoo certinly am agile! Yoo am a reely good climber. Dat's high up dare on da top of dat ship.

The Crew said...

That is pure perfection, Jack. You didn't knock over anything!

Skeeter And LC said...

A supurrb lesson in ship agility an treasure-huntin! We are both very impressed.

Skeeter and LC

PB & J said...

Wow Jack, you're good! My big sister and brother (they're over the bridge now) grew up on a boat and they never did what you can do!
- Jake