I realize this is turning into a Cat Blog. And, I should feel a twinge of guilt, but I don’t. I AM turning into The Cat Lady. If you’ve been to my house lately, the evidence would be undeniable.
Being in the committed, monogamous relationship that they are in, my cats consummated their marriage and the result is three preciously adorable white kittens with a smidge of their father just on the top of their foreheads. All three of them, triplets, white, with a black ish paw print atop their precocious little beans.
And, being committed to Family the way that I am, I have no intention of splitting up this happy home. So, yes. I have five cats. Don’t worry, Mr. has since been fixed, so there will be no more.
I named my kitten Hermes, and Holden, thinking I was going Greek named the others Hera and Apollo. I was really going for Hermes like the designer, but what’s a ten-year old to understand fashion? He wears plaid shorts with knee socks and deck shoes.
All this nicety goes without saying that Mr. is STILL a complete asshole. No, no. Not to me, per se. Not on purpose, anyway. Sometimes he may mistake my feet going down the stairs as playtoys, and attack my toes. But, this is just a common misunderstanding between cats and feet. It has nothing to do with the fact that my feet are connected to my person. My person whom Mr. loves without hesitation.
He just really doesn’t like Others. As I have mentioned. Probably in at least nineteen other posts. Because my effing cat is all I can seem to talk about. Cripe.
He’s petrified of my grandfather. Hides under the couch at the mere sound of his voice. He hissed at my uncle today because Unc looked at Kitty. Didn’t even reach out for a pet. Just a look. So I guess that IM not so much in an abusive relationship with Mr. It’s just that I’m putting those I love in an inadvertant abusive relationship with him.
Kitty never particularly cared for Former Boyfriend, and while I took that as jealously, hindsight allows me to see it for what it really was: Good Sense.
Holden has made a new friend this year. A little Korean boy whose mother is here on a visiting scholar thing at our local university. Tonite, Frederick is over for a sleepover, and Kitty has done nothing but stalk this kid, slinking in dark corners, apparently hoping to get a piece of him. And, succeed in this task so Kitty did. Bit poor Freddie on that skin between your thumb and forefinger? Ouch. We are making a terribly good impression on our visitors, aren’t we Cat?
I’m glad Holden’s little buddy is so good-natured, or we may have had a problem. This was his first American sleepover and he was viciously attacked by an evil black cat. With no tail to boot!
Yet, this is the same cat, who night after night, kneads the pillow beneath my head until he is perfectly sure that it is comfortable enough for him to lay down and simultaneously purr and headbutt me endlessly while I purr and pet him until we are both tired and full up with our love for each other that we fall asleep with his head buried in my hair and my arm wrapped tightly around him. Thats love my friends.
…Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I need a date. preferably one without claws.