I'm not sure why I end up with so many cat posts. I'm more of a dog person myself....or a salamander person...but I'll save that for another post.
I try to have coffee with Arabella Apple Juice on a regular basis. Due to this nasty cold/flu/cholera that I'm experiencing, it's been a while.
A month ago or so she asked me to keep an eye out for anyone who may like an adult cat. They had two cats and thought that they should ship the one off, because truthfully, it's really in it's own little world...and well there are other reasons, but if I listed them, you'd know who I was talking about...(that's right all you gossippy girls of town!)
So, I kept on the look out for anyone who might want a cat. Although truthfully, I didn't look that hard, because I thought it was maybe just a phase and that Arabella might want to keep the cat after all.
A few weeks later, I returned for coffee.
"Did you find someone to take the cat?" I ask casually while thing 1 and thing 2 play about 6 ft from us.
"Shhh...what? why are we shhh-ing?"
"He's gone....and the kids don't know." Arabella whispers
"What do you mean, the kids don't know? How do they not notice a cat that's been here since before they were born has gone missing?"
"Yeah, I told you...the cat just does what he wants, he's never around anyways. He'll be way happier with this other person. They really wanted an older cat."
"So...what's your plan?" I logically inquire.
"Yeah...I don't think they'll notice. But I've got a plan for this family supper on the weekend. If someone asks about a cat....I'm going to say....CATaracts...yeah, I think she got them removed....you know, or something along those lines. So I have to think up different CAT words, just in case someone mentions the cat."
"Or...you could tell the kids?"
"Let's think up CAT words..."
And so we did.
That is why Arabella is great. Because how many people would devote 45 minutes to thinking up CAT words instead of saying "hey, we gave that annoying cat away."
So...let's hear 'em....CAT words?