February 03, 2005

Having taken partial leave of our senses...

Jacob and I have volunteered for possible co-ownership of a third cat. Wait! Look, it's not what you think! We're not going to make the news when the police find us wearing our underwear on our heads and keeping 65 cats in the living room! Honest!

It's just that there's this little scruffy ball of orange fluff who turned up stray on our street a few months ago. She's incredibly sweet and friendly and has huge bright green eyes. When you walk by she comes up to you and rubs against your legs and meows with the kind of scratchy voice you'd expect to hear from a cat who's been smoking and drinking heavily since kittenhood. She's so completely adorable that the guys in the house where she mostly tries to hang out found themselves totally unable to resist her, and started feeding her and taking care of her. Then, the fools went and got a roommate who's allergic to cats, so she can't come inside anymore.

It's February. Our neighborhood is full of big, aggressive raccoons. Scruffy's a five-pound cat, if that, and she gets all soggy in the rain. And she follows us home and tries to follow us inside and I picked her up last night to move her away from the door and she squirmed around in my arms and then snuggled down and purred and I was completely lost. I dropped off a letter with the guys who feed her to ask see if she's found a real home yet and say that we'll share her with the upstairs neighbors if she hasn't.

Oh, hell. I embrace my inner crazy cat lady. Bring on the underwear.

Posted by dianna at February 3, 2005 02:06 PM

if you get to have a third cat, does this mean _I_ get to have a third cat? i want a kitten!

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2005 02:15 PM

also, woman, this is your THIRD post TODAY. are you crazy?

not that i'm complaining. i'm totally bored and at least you're doing something to entertain me.

so, um: hey, thanks.

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2005 02:17 PM

No, it's my second post today. I know you're counting disabled, but geeeez.

Yes. You can have a third cat. You can have the little black kitten whom I suspect of also being a stray, because Jacob keeps almost parking on top of him or her and that's really got to stop.

Posted by: Dianna at February 3, 2005 02:23 PM

ha ha ha ha! oh man, see what i'm saying about being disabled?

tiny, tiny kitten? i only want a tiny, tiny kitten.

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2005 02:35 PM

you want a tiny, flat kitten? because that's what you're getting if you get a parking cat.

Posted by: didofoot at February 3, 2005 03:17 PM

No, no, see, you get the full 3-d kitten if you take him now. If you wait you're going to wind up with the flat version.

Everybody only wants a tiny, tiny kitten. Beautiful sweet adorable cuddly adult cats are dying in the pound because they're not tiny, tiny kittens and nobody wants them. You should get whatever cat finds you first, damnit.

Posted by: Dianna at February 3, 2005 03:24 PM

she usually does, and then a few months later she starts in with the kitten stuff. but then, kittens are dying too right?

Posted by: didofoot at February 3, 2005 03:35 PM

Yeah, but they're doing it more cutely.

Posted by: Dianna at February 3, 2005 03:45 PM

the third cat can't come until after i leave. fats and moosers have already adopted your bed to sleep on, so i'm sure the third cat would be relegated to my chest for sleeping, and there will be none of that.

also, you two are crazy. kind-hearted, but crazy. though i suspect dianna is more so, since i bet she would take in an adult cat, while michele only wants fuzzy kittens.

Posted by: marina at February 3, 2005 08:40 PM

I told you: underwear, head, 65 cats in the living room. I'm a sucker for anything fuzzy that'll pay attention to me, with the possible exception of mold. Well, if it's really cute mold, then maybe.

Posted by: Dianna at February 3, 2005 10:46 PM

if you look at it statistically: how many full grown cats have i adopted in my life? 7. as opposed to the number of kittens i've had in my life: 4. i deserve another kitten.

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2005 10:50 PM

OH MY GOD. You've had kittens? Woman, have you gone to see a doctor about this?!

Posted by: Dianna at February 3, 2005 10:52 PM

all in one litter. healthy little bastards too. you should see the claw marks they made coming out.

Posted by: michele at February 3, 2005 11:54 PM

5 posts!
3 posts, sir.
3 posts!

Posted by: Erik at February 4, 2005 07:23 AM