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#201: I Showed Her Who's Boss!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

"Man is not made for defeat." Ernest Hemingway

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What is it about cats that makes them believe they control the world?

It seems clear that, despite the dozens of cats that paraded around Hemingway's property in Key West, FL, the great author never truly met one. For, if he had, he most certainly would have changed his quote.

Yesterday I ironed some shirts. Because there were more to do, I left up the ironing board. I use a steam iron so a glass measuring cup partially filled with water was on the table next to the ironing board.

I sat down to check emails on the laptop on the table and saw Little Thang, one of the three stray cats I've taken in, jump onto the table, walk to the measuring cup and proceed to drink. emoticon

After she finished, she wandered toward the computer to have her head scratched. So, scratching with one hand and typing with the other, I made my way through emails. emoticon

Thirsty again, Little Thang made her way back to the now empty cup, looked inside, meowed and looked at me. "Sorry, babe, you'll have to wait until I'm done. You've got your other water bowl on the floor," I told her.

'MEOW!" she bellowed, looking again at the empty cup before staring at me.

"Oh, all right, for crying out loud. Anything to let me get my work done," I said, as if she understood.

I refilled the cup, put it back on the table and began reading blogs and posts.

Tiny slurp sounds emanated from the area of the cup then wet whiskers tried to get my attention for more head scratches.

So, once more I was rubbed her head with one hand and tried to type with the other. Darn cat sure knows I have a weak spot for her and the others.

But I showed her who's boss, didn't I?


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  • no profile photo CD5002230
    How did I miss this blog? I've got to jump in on a kitty blog.

    I have become proficient typing one handed due to holding Tadpole in her favorite "selected" computer position.

    When both of them get cabin fever, I put on my sweater and crack the window for their viewing pleasure.

    We mere mortals acquiesce to their royal authority because - well - they accept nothing less.

    Hmmmm... Maybe this is another example of getting just what you expect out of life.
    4061 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5411411
    Sounds like she has you wrapped around her cute little paws!!
    4062 days ago
  • NBLNBL
    Thanks for making me smile today. You are a softie alright and your little furry friend knows that.

    What would we do without our pets though?

    Nancy
    4062 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I loved this, Lou. An animal is to be loved! I am a fanatic about things in my house like making beds...but I always wait for my babies to get out before I make them move...I go around and over then all day long but they give so much in return that they are all worth it. Glad to see you have such a great heart!
    4062 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    You are just a little softie .
    4063 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Where were bosses like you when I was working emoticon emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    LOL I loved this blog! Our furry children have us all trained real well, too. We are fast learners! LOL This was great. Thank you for sharing it!

    P.S. Watch your coffee cups. She's surely to eye them up next! lol
    4063 days ago
  • PEPPERLEAH
    WHO'S the boss? LOL
    4063 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6035648
    Lol.. I had to laugh, my cat does the same exact things to me. Actually so does my Yorkie terror who, by the way, thinks she's a cat! My pet peeve though is when I make the bed or change the sheets. Some how, some way, they know it's happening, and they coming running into my bedroom, no matter what they're doing and start playing on the bed and in the sheets.. If I close the door behind me to keep them out of the room, they carry on in the hallway like someone is killing them! They know who's boss... lol..
    4063 days ago
  • VALI_T
    Yeah, you showed them just the way I show them when I get out of bed at 2:30 in the morning on my days off to feed our girls so that Little Very Bad Girl will stop making noise and let me sleep. emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • BUSSMOM
    Most likely, I think your cat has you right where she wants you.

    But that's okay.....she loves you all the more for that.

    -Maribeth
    4063 days ago
  • BOBBIENORTHERN
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Kitties, kitties and more kitties, I love them all, I got 18 of them I got off the streets, the mean streets, the blessing of the Lord be upon you for having a soft and loving heart towards this little critters that cannot fend for themselves in the outside streets. Have a great day and thanks for sharing a delightful story lol emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • SPARKLINGDAWN
    You suuuure did! emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • KATIE4KIDS
    LOL Sounds like my kiddos
    4063 days ago
  • CLAIRESML
    Very cute! I liked this post a lot. Thanks for sharing this.
    My 90 pound dog likes to get in my lap while I am using my laptop so I totally
    understand the one hand typing.
    Have a great day!
    Claire emoticon
    4063 days ago
  • no profile photo MAGDALINI-EL
    hahahahaha
    loved it
    emoticon
    4063 days ago
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