Thursday, May 21, 2009
Cata-tonic Cat Tonic
So mom gets home from teaching last night, looking a tad fretful. She wouldn't tell me what was wrong, despite my efforts to try and cheer her up by play wrestling with Cosette. She smiled when we were play-stalking each other, but I could read some anguish in her eyes. I knew her students weren't giving her any trouble because I know she enjoys her Monday/Wednesday night class.
Anyway, mom sits in bed, writes in her journal, and then goes to sleep with the journal on her nightstand.
She forgets that I'm
3. Able to see better at night than almost any creature.
And what I read was more horrifying than the time I read Edgar Allen Poe's short story "The Black Cat."
She was writing about some sort of incident that took place during class, where a guest speaker was bragging about how one of his students wrote a story for the school's literary magazine, called "That Darn Cat." (I'm substituting "Darn" for the word he really used because I'm a way too classy tuxedo man to be using curse words.)
I'm sure that this student hated cats, so I'm sure that his short story wasn't very good.
Frankly, people misjudge cats all the time. Why are we always referred to as sneaky? Or mean? Or unaffectionate? It's really not accurate, and I just wish more people would give cats a chance.
Anyway, when I was done reading mom's journal, I sought comfort in my blankie, the new one mom bought for me. You can see how lovely it is in the picture, with its various colors. And you can surely see from the picture how happy I am with it. It's so pretty, and comfy, and cozy, and...er...catnippy.
Now before you all become judgmental and claim I'm a substance abuser, I want to say right now that catnip causes euphoria, but it is not a drug. You know how I know? Because it's perfectly legal.
That's right. Legal.
Mom bought my blankie at the vet, and if catnip were illegal, the whole operation would be shut down because of its various catnip toy offerings. Pet stores stock it, and catnip is just about everywhere.
I love my blankie so much, I'm not even willing to spare a square!! In fact, I'm laying on my blankie as I write.
What was I writing about in the first place?
Meeeeeeeeeeeoooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww for Now,
(I will discuss a future catnip-related topic.)