Wednesday, January 17, 2007

called in sick today. so i sit here with the babies. daisy jumps up on the bed to be next to her beloved minnie, who instantly jumps off the bed and curls up in his cup. daisy watches him.

can a cat feel rejection? i think i see it in her eyes. she curls up near me. she lets out a groan and gets to work napping. big day ahead for the three of us.

my mother calls to thank me for the scarf i gave to her at Christmas. she’s at the dog park with Teddy. "hang on a sec" she interrupts. I’m so used to this.

"Teddy!" she screeches and i have to hold the phone away from my ear. "Sorry, he's found a dead rat," she tells me. i hear her running, chasing after Teddy. She's a little winded. She's no match for Teddy. Even in her little Puma tennies. he taunts her, runs in circles around her legs.

"Teddy, put the rat down. Teddy!" i have one eardrum left. i move the phone to the other ear.

I wait gazing at my precious kitties. is that cat pee i smell?

I eye Minnie. I walk around the room sniffing in his pee corners of choice, while my mother's frantic, pleading requests to her crazed rat eating dog go unheeded.

“Teddy come here now!” she commands. as if.

I definitely smell pee, somewhere in this room. I sniff the chair where minnie sleeps. my stack of clean clothing on the desk. i sit back down next to Daisy and wait for my mother.

"He's in a tree," she says. "with the rat. I better go."

Cats. That's where it's at. Non of this screeching in the park, tree climbing, varmint chewing stuff for me and Ippoc. No our precious little babies just sit here, cute and soft and fat (daisy)...and I definitely smell cat pee.

18 comments:

lauren said...

cat pee!

i have it all over my garden.

i use a natural fertilizer. fish emotiations or something like that and all the cats come and pee all over and dig stuff up.

lauren said...

do you have that cold everyone has now? 3 weeks we've had it!

i hope you don't have it. it's sucks!

Olaf Vanderhoot said...

"fish emotiations" ???


are those like emoticons for cats?

Anonymous said...

i wonder what the cats are dreaming about...they look really comfy and warm

Velo Bella said...

kiki would be dreaming about bare ankles

Ippoc Amic said...

"office cold" is what the marscat has

daisy is the source of the pee smell - her hair is just too long down there - time for a shave

daisy drems of minnie and minnie dreams of food...oh, daisy dreams of minnie and food...

lauren said...

i saw marscat today...

out riding...

with her office cold...

at noon.

marscat said...

and i saw you too...and why were you not at work?

you looked like you were working hard...so i didn't stop to chit-chat

next time.

lauren said...

wednesdays i work from home.

i was working kinda hard. it was a short kinda hardish effort.

so funny that i saw you today. i really didn't feel like going.

did you see that snow on skyline?!! crazy. i took a picture.

next time i'll turn around too.

PAB said...

migo is pretty good with his pee. occasionally he gets dangerously close to his own foot. it'll probably be a problem when he gets old.

tonight he chased a rabbit all over who knows where. I still don't want a cat, but I think he should be made to believe that i might....

marscat said...

daisy only dreams of minnie

and if we had a dog, we'd want a dog like Migo

bbElf (a.k.a. Panda) said...

Tee hee...in a tree...with the rat...cracking me up!

Wild Dingo said...

Wait til you meet the dingo. she's a natural comic. today, instead of using this enire footbridge to cross a dried up river, she leaped the last 1/4 of it to the "land" only she missed the land horizon and landed in the side of the bank, all 4 paws, velcro-ed (like letterman's velcro man) into the side of the peanut butter mud bank. shocked, and stuck in the mud, she looked sheepishly at me, thinking "uh, what exactly do i do now? how in the world do i get out of this mess?" i cracked up wishing i had a camera.

marscat said...

dingo is a bit of a doofus...but a very cute doofus

Wild Dingo said...

Oddly enough, the dingo loves having "stuff" on her...http://www.wilddingo.com/about/ceo.htm one of her favorites is a very pretty tiara. she just sits there and lets it stay on her head while we fawn over her and tell her how pretty she is. she's been cuaght wearing my vb kit, a racing vest, a shawl, a berka, a bra (which she put on by her self, i have the pix to prove it) and many hats.

marscat said...

me and ippoc want to see the dingo in the burka

Ippoc Amic said...

burka burka burka...like your new web page WD

Eclectchick said...

The photos of your kitties are always as comforting as cuppa hot cocoa. I feel as snuggly and warm looking at them as they do. Well, maybe not quite. :-)