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I call her my kitten, even though she's 5 years old. - cellophane — LiveJournal
the story of an invisible girl
I call her my kitten, even though she's 5 years old.
Last night, I only had 3 coughdrops left. Even though I hadn't needed them much during the day, I was still mildly worried about running out. The three coughdrops were sitting on the coffee table; I was sitting on the couch.

The kitten stood up on her hind legs and investigated the contents of the table. Immediately she spied the drops, and she maneuvered one off the table with a paw. When it fell to the floor, it was hers. She pounced on it and started batting it all over the livingroom. Around the chair, behind the couch, through the legs of the coffee table, she charged after it with focused glee.

I told her to stop, but she ignored me. I explained that I needed it, and I didn't have many left, but she ignored me. I started to get up and retrieve my coughdrop.

While I was looking away, the skittering sound stopped. The kitten looked upset. I looked around; the darn drop was nowhere to be found. I crawled around for awhile, looking under papers and furniture. She sat and watched me mournfully.

I asked the kitten where it had gone. She stared back at me with round silent eyes, but I could sense her response clearly: "If I knew where it was, I'd still be playing with it. Duh."

Now I only have 2 coughdrops left.
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infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: September 24th, 2003 08:06 am (UTC) (Link)
How often do you have conversations with your cats? How often do they respond?

You are too funny, even in your weakened, sick condition.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 24th, 2003 08:30 am (UTC) (Link)

Talks With Cats

I have conversations with my cats daily. Usually they are about trivial matters ("feed me!"), but sometimes they have more depth. Why, dont' you talk to cats??

Glad you enjoyed!
cynnerth From: cynnerth Date: September 24th, 2003 08:33 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Talks With Cats

Me too...I talk to my cats all the time. Sometimes they answer.
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 24th, 2003 08:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That'll teach you to leave your medicine out where the kids can find it.

Obviously you need more cat toys, try a laser a great way to confuse a cat.

I take it from this post you are home sick? :(
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 24th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC) (Link)
No, actually I am feeling better today, and I'm at work. This is a story from yesterday evening.

Yep, lasers and flashlights both are great fun!
figure_skater From: figure_skater Date: September 24th, 2003 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I used to have a cat when I lived in Chicago. I talked to him all the time. He was the best roommate I've ever had! He died in May and I really miss him. I want to get another cat but my new apartment doesn't allow pets of the furry nature. :(
drteeth26 From: drteeth26 Date: September 24th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
My old housemate in college, Elliott, had two cats. I would talk to them on a daily basis. I'd "meow" at them and they'd talk back. Claude loved people and let me pet him no matter what, but Paulie was very neurotic and paranoid. Eventually he realized I wasn't going to hurt him and let me pet him.

I don't exactly know WHAT I talked about with these cats, but they made for good company. Plus, they watched television and listened to Frank Zappa! :)
From: blueskies131 Date: September 24th, 2003 12:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
aw, that story was cute.
abrokenstarr From: abrokenstarr Date: September 24th, 2003 01:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
Cute story, nicely written.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 24th, 2003 01:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks! (:
zenmondo From: zenmondo Date: September 24th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not only a great story, but great in the telling.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 25th, 2003 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you!
From: (Anonymous) Date: September 24th, 2003 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
My cat did that six months or so ago with a brand new eyeliner. I still haven't found it.

~Julie (http://www.picky-eater.com/)
anderale From: anderale Date: September 24th, 2003 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
The sacrifices one must make for her pets. It was worth losing a cough drop, wasn't it? :)
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 25th, 2003 07:12 am (UTC) (Link)
You're right: it was worth it!
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 25th, 2003 08:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
So did you get out to buy more cough drops yet?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: September 26th, 2003 06:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Nope, still haven't used those last two! I seem to be mostly recovered. (:
jeffreyab From: jeffreyab Date: September 26th, 2003 09:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Hoorah! :)
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