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the story of an invisible girl
Cat Duster
If you were to walk carelessly through my home office in your socks, (and by "you" I really mean "one" not you specifically, so stop looking offended), you might slip and fall. There is an extra slippery piece of my hardwood floor in the middle of the room, right in front of the heating vent. I've caught my heel sliding on it several times. At first I thought the hot air blowing through was smoothing the floor, but then I realized it's the kitty.

My littlest kitty loves heat, and she'll spend hours sprawling on that patch of floor when the heat's on. Rolling, squirming, and embracing the warm air with all four paws extended in a nap. Her fur has polished that floor so slick, it's almost hazardous for us taller folk to walk by.

My poor little kitty, who doesn't really like me and fights with the oldest cat. The one I've often eyed with regret, wondering if I couldn't somehow find a home for her where she'd be happier. I haven't had any success, mostly because I haven't tried very hard out of guilt. But I did realize as I watched her fur waft in the wind from the vent: if she ever did find a nicer home, it would still have to be one with a heat vent. This kitty loves warmth!

I can't make fun of her too much though, because I have to confess: I too have sat on that slippery piece of hardwood floor, leaned against the wall by the vent, and allowed its heat to blow over me and through me, filling me with warmth. Mmmmm.... cozy.


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bloggingchick From: bloggingchick Date: March 3rd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
My cat didn't used to like me or the other cat I used to have. Because I got her first when she was only a few weeks old, I got rid of the other cat & she ended up liking me and being more content.

Any time you have company you may have to put up a sign that says slippery from cat?
From: tonycaselli Date: March 3rd, 2009 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Maybe the sign could be "Slippery When Pet"? :)
bloggingchick From: bloggingchick Date: March 3rd, 2009 05:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Lol, yeah. I was trying to think of something more along those lines, but I just kept thinking "cat" because I've been having issues with my own cat (she's just starting to get over a 2 week cold).
onemorethanten From: onemorethanten Date: March 3rd, 2009 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
The cuteness of that post! Auuggghh! Too. Much. Cuteness...
nishar From: nishar Date: March 3rd, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think your kitty doesn't like you, cause you sit on her warm air vent. You are just a big cat that walks on two legs. hehe
johnridley From: johnridley Date: March 3rd, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is why Foo invented those toasty socks with grippy treads.
pstscrpt From: pstscrpt Date: March 3rd, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've had our cat for seven years now, and she's just now deciding she likes me.
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