Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A Note of Thanks

Dear Cats,

I just want to express my heart-felt thoughts regarding your considerate behavior today. Tired and hungry after being out of the house for nearly twelve hours between work and class, I was planning on coming home, eating a quick dinner, and doing some schoolwork. But you had other thoughts.

Yes, those cloth napkins and tea towels I had carelessly piled on the kitchen counter were dirty, but that doesn't mean I wanted them strewn about the kitchen and dining room.

I appreciate your attempt to clean the kitchen floor with the paper towels, but for future reference they work better when not shredded into confetti sized pieces.

And I know I was just saying last night how I need to do some laundry, but I'd really meant clothes not blankets. Having said that, I most certainly will be doing at least two loads of laundry tonight in order to wash the vomit from my crocheted-by-me couch blanket. You're right though, the living room does look refreshing with a different blanket warming my legs. It's almost spring-like with this floral comforter from my youth.

It was also thoughtful of you to knock the vomited-on blanket behind the couch and onto the electric baseboard heater. Not only did it dry some of the voluminous vomit so that I had a chance to pick it off with my bare hands, but I completely agree that the house would have been much warmer when I arrived home if only the blanket had caught fire. So sorry to disappoint you.

I must say that although I appreciate all you have done for me today, I don't want you to go out of your way tomorrow. Please feel free to relax and take it easy. After all, you are much loved and prized in this household.

With Love,
The One Who Feeds You


BerryBird said...

Definitely a Jesus hates me kind of day, huh? Now I see that my cats are amateurs on the evil front. Except for the vomit. Rhea has totally mastered that little number. At least you'd be staying up late anyway to watch the bball game.

DancingFish said...

Ugh. C'mon cats! Get with the program! I hope your blanket isn't too bad.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

This is hysterical.


But sad, depressing and frustrating too.



Unknown said...

Sorry, dear. When our younger cat was a kitten she was decidedly destructive. Luckily that was just a phase. My favorite was when she'd destroy the toilet paper on the roll. She would just shred the freakin' thing to bits.

Momma Val said...

Oh yuck! If it makes you feel better, I am having an icky mother-in-law day. (I have many of those). Our dog went through a bad pee, diarrhea, & vomit thing for awhile. It was everywhere. Those kinda days usually occur when you have the least patience, sleep, and time to deal with it. Hope tomorrow is better!

Your pet puke hatin' pal,
Momma Val

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Smellyann said...

Oh, no!! My cat has never vomited, thank goodness. She does destroy her share of yarn, though. It's the dog who makes the most messes.

PETS! Gotta love 'em.