Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Cat Etiquette: or How to be a Groveling Slave in your Own House

This is Dahlia. She prefers canned food to dry, if you don't mind, and tuna or salmon to either of those. If you would kindly try to remember that, many problems could be solved. As a matter of fact, Dahlia will try leaping into the refrigerator to get some of these items if you don't provide them.

Dahlia would like you to sit still for prolonged periods so she can get comfortable on top of you. And if it's not too much trouble, she'd rather not be disturbed once she finds a comfy spot, such as with her rear end in your face.

During the night, Dahlia will get cozy and it really isn't polite if you need to turn over or move your leg. Dahlia is disturbed by that and doesn't like it.

Dahlia and her sister Violet maintain a schedule of activities. If their servant is sitting at the computer, they do sometimes go into another room and it sounds as though they are packing up to go somewhere. One can hear plastic bags being rustled, items dropping to the floor, occasional breakage, boxes being assembled.

Occasionally they join their servant at the computer, where they claw their way up the back of the brand new office chair to perch on top of it and lick the servant.
The licking is very sweet but it's a sandpapery little tongue and in the end comical and causes extensive servant laughter.

You don't want your servants laughing at you, do you?

As I write this, the two of them are rewiring the upstairs electrical system, so I may be kicked offline very soon.

Very very cold in central Mass. today. Stay warm, dear reader.

A bientot


At 1:32 AM , Blogger sandman1 said...

hee hee, those two are a sketch

At 2:49 AM , Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

Sounds like those kittys are getting you on their side very successfully.
I know what you mean about servant and masters. Tell me about it ...!!! We have our son's dog with us as well at the mo. just to add to the dynamics. The cats soon put her in her place. And she's not a little dog by any manner of means.
I love the 'Halleluhjah' song too, sung by the dead Jeff Buckley - it's my fav version (Leonard Cohen and kd lang's versions just don't cut it after hearing Jeff's. Heart-wrenching stuff.)
I would LOVE to know what song you didn't let us know about ;) It wasn't James Blunt was it?

At 6:53 AM , Blogger Becky said...

No, CB, it wasn't Blunt. It was Pomp and Circumstance. I loved that thing for a long time but am now tired of it.

Peculiar, huh?


At 10:50 PM , Blogger sandman1 said...

Took me about an hour before I could come up with the tune to Pomp and Circumstance. For some reason I kept confusing it with Stars and Stripes Forever. Are those (slow) melodies that similar or is it just me?

If you're just tired of the version you have, how about a jazzy one, or very unsubtle piano bashing rendition instead?

I seem to have time on my hands -- can you tell?

At 10:55 PM , Blogger sandman1 said...

Whoops, messed up the link; here's the correct link to psycho piano bashing.

At 10:58 PM , Blogger sandman1 said...

Arggh, messed up again! Okay third try (I wish I could edit after the fact):

child-like piano playing

At 11:16 PM , Blogger Becky said...

Thanks, sm1!!!!!

At 11:53 PM , Blogger sandman1 said...


"Thank you. Thank you and good-night!!"


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