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Monday, December 01, 2008

People keep asking "how are your pets doing with the new baby?"

in that really concerned tone that really says, are they threatening the child??? Brows are always furrowed when asking this question. Like they are expecting me to say, oh my goodness, just yesterday I found Rumble lying on Charlotte's face! I don't know what to do.

What they should be asking is - how are your pets doing now that you are ignoring them, shutting their tail in the door resulting in removal of 2 inches of prized tail, terrifying them into leaving the couch which results in them making a blind leap into an open box of Christmas ornaments causing me to scream NOOOO!!!! and resulting in said cat limping away mournfully.

Thus when I saw the pretty princess cat sitting on the newly positioned crushed red velvet runner on counter top I simply petted her and said nice kitty.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, Lady is getting the raw end of the deal, not Elanor.

Anonymous said...

I have two cats and a 20 month old. My cats are neglected to the point that they think the toddler petting them is a good idea.

People used to me ask me silly questions about my animals too. I think my mother-in-law really thought my lazy, fat, house cats were a threat to her grandson.

R. Molder said...

Poor pets! Everyone warned me not to get pets but I've had the cats for 8 years, they are part of the family, even though they are treated like 2nd class citizens.