The mutterings of a rubber chicken

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

A catastrophic mistake

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Never name a cat after a goddess. A cat already thinks it owns you.

Clio, Greek goddess of history (modified appropriately for this household to histrionics), has already established the ground rules.

The kingsize bed, newly installed for the pleasure of the Janitor and TheCleaningWoman, now rightfully belongs to the cat. We are, however, most welcome to make use of the padded cat basket if we wish but please leave behind the European pillows. Most pleasing to her ladyship.

The laptop is not to be used for any reason. Work and blogging can go out of the window. The lid should be left open and the appliance left powered up because that makes the keyboard a comfortable and warm place to sleep in the afternoon.

Plants are to be restored to floor level. They are an endless source of amusement for playtime and a yummy mid-morning snack.

Cups of freshly brewed tea should be left out to cool before being sampled by the cat. Any tea left remaining may be for human consumption if the cat is feeling particularly benevolent.

And this is only day two.

Maybe it's time to buy a BIG dog.


Blogger mckay said...

clio is perfect....

my kitty advice..teach her to stay off your tables...kitty litter dust on the pine is not fun.

9:51 PM

Blogger TheCleaningWoman said...

Is that why my muesli was extra crunchy?

Good tip. At least we'll be able to reclaim one piece of furniture

12:52 AM

Blogger el.cameleon said...

I have a big dog if you need one but she also thinks shes the boss and thinks she can bury bones in the sofa and eatstrawberries oranges pineapple yoghurt apples tomatoes....this is for real. For sure they┬┤d be great friendss

5:47 AM

Blogger mckay said...

how's the goddess doing?

2:58 PM


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