December 11, 2011


Up, up and away


You know when you have a pet, you buy them special pet things? Especially in the beginning, when you imagine your pet will be doing pet things like pets on TV or in magazines? It's never like that; The best ones, of course, are those ads that beg you to send money to save poor animals. Those eyes. I don't know how they do it. I never hear Sarah McLaughlin gently singing in the background as a dog eats someone's underwear, or the cat snarfs up a hairball.

When we got Maggie, we bought her a cozy little bed. It's darling. She's never slept in it, in nearly 12 years. JoJo occasionally snuggles up in it, but it's Maggie-sized, not JoJo sized, so JoJo kinda splooches over the sides. They both sleep on my bed at night, Maggie right on top of me (when I roll over, she just rides the duvet. We call it cat surfing), JoJo tucked up beside me until I forget she's there and fling her onto the floor. By accident. She just walks over to the little bed thing and plumps herself down.

I tell you this only because they both get positively evil if I'm not home. I've been not home a bunch lately, and I have to leave again today for a few days. Maggie saw the suitcase open - again - and she's glaring at me. I hauled out sandals and plunked in long johns. I may still have sand from Palm Beach in my cuffs, but now I'm off to Austria. Going to K├╝htai, to drive Mini Countryman ALL 4s. Soooooooo excited. I love the snow. I love Minis. Maggie is not impressed.

I will get back Wednesday to malochio eye. Or however you spell it. It's a Sopranos thing. Maggie has mastered it. Oh, and these pics? The girls in their favourite beds. The empty cardboard bases from their cat food. Silly things.

22 Comments:

Anonymous Annie said...

My kids do the same thing. I do not know what that means.

December 11, 2011 10:35 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Unless they start chucking up hairballs, I wouldn't worry too much.

My cats eat ridiculously expensive food. When Maggie barfs it up, I yell that it's like a bulimic eating cavier.

December 11, 2011 10:38 AM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

They are cute cats. "Cat surfing," that's a good one. Jo Jo is about to steal the box of Triscuits you left on the floor.Maggie and Jo Jo both look like they'd be ready to
attack an intruder, good feature. My cat is more likely to roll over for belly rubs them direct him to the sterling silver cutlery and jewelery case...bad Simba, LAZY Simba!

December 11, 2011 11:41 AM  
Anonymous Annie said...

"I yell that it's like a bulimic eating cavier."

Oh yes. I can totally see this.

December 12, 2011 12:21 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Both of them look like they're saying "I keeeil you!"

What part of Burlington do you live in?

December 13, 2011 7:36 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Hmmm.. Just looked at that last comment. I don't really care what part of burlington you live in. Just that the cats look like they're from 'da hood. Bad actors in a bad part of town.

December 14, 2011 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

My word is "anglylad". Sounds like a very long and boney boy. Why does Maggie always give everyone her old stink-eye look.

December 14, 2011 7:50 PM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Roz... I think your word was referring to a furious Japanese boy. If Jo Jo was a Japanese boy? That'd be who it was referring to.

December 14, 2011 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Zena said...

My word is "crundos." Stink-eye-inducing cat snacks. Much better than extravagant-vomit-producing medi-cal...

I want a kitty...!

December 15, 2011 12:58 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

I do not have a picture of Maggie where she isn't looking all evil. We call her 6 pounds of mean in a fur coat.

But she's really quite lovely. Though she didn't sleep with me - my first night back - because she's letting me know how angry she is that I left. JoJo slept with me. She doesn't even know who I am.

December 15, 2011 11:27 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

Hey, Zena wants a cat. Tell Arlene. Quick!

P.s. I like the anglylad comment. I should have thought of it.

December 15, 2011 9:59 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Hope that the Triscuits are low sodium...

The ones in the shopping bag beside the black beastie...

My word this morning? derho... As in derho in is da house.

December 16, 2011 9:22 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

is in da house... sorry, I'm tired. we were at the emergency vet clinic with a few hours ago; thank God for pet insurance!

I'll leave the interpretation of my new word to the masses - 'farpsac'

December 16, 2011 9:23 AM  
Anonymous jmd said...

Ozzie - that is a plastic bag that you carry with you at all times in case you have to farp.

December 16, 2011 9:46 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hahahaha. Farp. I'm having such a bleak day and that was just magical. Thank you.

Hope the kids are okay, Ozzie.

December 16, 2011 9:49 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

If you find me on Facebook, you'll see an update on Ben and an x-ray of his. He seems to be doing fine - thanks for asking. The cats, all five of them were waiting at the door when he came back from the vet. The Dude bit Ben's chest hair and, holding on by his mouth, was taken for a ride down the hall!

As Monty Python would say, "I farp in your general direction!"

December 16, 2011 10:44 AM  
Anonymous Roz said...

I just hope Ben is a cat.

December 19, 2011 1:26 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Nope... Ben is a Bernese Mountain Dog. The Dude is a Maine Coon cat - one of five!

December 19, 2011 1:29 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

No problem, just wanted to understand the assault. And, contrary to what smarty-pants says, I'm just catching up on her up until today, boring blogs and the resultant witty repartee.

December 19, 2011 2:27 PM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Cats assaulting the dog or me is a common occurrence in our house. At least three of the five are remarkably adept at administering a Glaswegian kiss!

December 19, 2011 2:57 PM  
Anonymous Roz said...

I had to google "glaswegian kiss". Now I get it. (plus, I had two cats so I've experienced it although never called it that)

don't worry, I'll be busy again soon.

December 19, 2011 5:48 PM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Good lord I hope so.

December 19, 2011 5:49 PM  

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