A Tale of Two Naughty Kitties: A True Story

 

 

Setting: Mom’s office, 6 a.m.

Sammie: Hey, look, Mom left the big sliding door open while the dogs are going potty. I can open the screen door. Let’s sneak outside.

Zombie: But it’s still dark out.

Sammie: So? All the better to hide from her.

Zombie: I’m not so sure.

Sammie: Hurry up, you big baby. Here she comes!

(They sneak out on the deck.)

Zombie: What the heck? It’s wet out here! I’m goin’ under the deck.

Sammie: Wait for me!

(They hear Mom yelling. The dogs run inside. They’re no fools.)

Zombie: Wait a minute. This isn’t fun. It’s still raining under here. I’m going back inside.

Sammie: You sissy. Not me. I’m staying out here.

(Zombie dashes back inside, runs around the house because he doesn’t like being wet, but won’t let Mom towel him dry. Hear that grumbling? That’s Mom, very unhappy to be up chasing cats at this hour.)

Sammie: Should I run around the yard? It is still dark, and very very wet out here. Hmmm, maybe I should go back inside. Can I open the slider again? Oh look, the back door on the garage is opening. Maybe I can get in that way. I better make a run for it before it’s too late.

(Sammie sprints across the yard in the rain, darts into the garage. Mom quickly slams the door shut. He gets called a few names but is soon purring when Mom wraps him up in a towel. He lets her dry him. He’s no fool.)

Later the same day

Sammie: Look, the dogs are going out again! Let’s make another run for it.

Zombie: Are you nuts, man? It’s still wet out there. (Retreats back into the room.)

Dogs run inside, sliding door shuts and is locked. Mom is no fool.

Does any of this sound familiar? If you live with pets you’ve probably been through something similar. Sometimes, their antics can and do drive us humans nuts, but then think how dull life would be without them. (Although there are those early morning moments when you kinda wish they were a little more boring.)

With the holiday season upon us, here are some upcoming dates to remember.

Animal Aid’s Christmas Open House is set for Saturday, December 2, from 12-4pm at the Maud Preston Palenske Memorial library in St. Joseph. Come and visit with pets looking for their forever homes and do some shopping, too.

On Saturday, December 9, the Annual Holiday Party for the Animals at the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan, will be held from 11am to 4 pm. This is a major fundraiser for the shelter and the supplies that are donated go a long way to providing for the many pets served by the shelter during the year. Always on the want list: dry dog and cat food, dry puppy and kitten food, canned food, non-clumping cat litter, bleach and laundry detergent. For a complete list of their needs, please visit their website: www.humanesocietyswm.org.

This post is dedicated to Puck, who gave 19 years of friendship to my friend Alyssa and is sorely missed by her family. R.I.P Puck in a place where there is endless catnip and always sunny spots for kitty naps.

        

 

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One Comment on “A Tale of Two Naughty Kitties: A True Story”


  1. Love your post, Lucy. My three cats haven’t ventured anywhere near the door since we’ve been here in Montana, BUT, you should see their eyes and body movements when the see something over twice their size outside, elk, deer, a pet pig, horses,dogs, they all been here. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the garbage truck. Tigger gets riled when he sees that go by and starts growling…..lol


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