The joy you are missing when you don’t own a cat!!!

Dogs spent the weekend with their friends at the Newton Animal Rescue League because we went to Kansas City to spend the weekend with Jenny.  I decided this morning that I should probably take Truman along to pick up the dogs because he is overdue on a distemper shot.  Non-cat people do not realize the psych advantage cats have.  I went to the basement to get the carrier…all the time…repeating in my mind…STOP THINKING ABOUT GETTING THE CARRIER.  Then..you must carry the carrier up the stairs like you have no idea what it is…oh…look what jumped into my hand while I was walking up the basement stairs…DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE CARRIER.  They know…the cats know anyway…but somehow if they don’t pick up on your vibes..they can play the same game…DON’T LOOK OR THINK ABOUT THE CARRIER AND SHE WILL PROBABLY REALIZE THAT SHE MEANT TO BRING UP fill in the blank.  Most important DO NOT LOOK AT YOUR VICTIM.  DO NOT THINK ABOUT YOUR VICTIM, everything is normal..DO NOT LOOK AT HIM.

ahhhhh. he’s hiding behind the coffee table ready to pounce on one of his brothers..quick…grab him from the back…hold tight but DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE CARRIER, YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT HOW TO GET HIM IN THE CARRIER – STOP.  Okay…shall I be human and just open the door and have him walk in….OH NO….Hold on little kittie…set the carrier on end…don’t drop the cat, attempt to hold the wild cat’s legs and let gravity help…gravity…what gravity…it holds the earth in space and me on the planet but is of absolutely no help in dropping a cat backwards into the carrier.  and then the screaming begins…it’s a gutteral scream from way deep inside.  It’s the deep scream and cry of a man deep in the woods who just fell into a very deep hole.  That sounds horrible…but so does the poor little 13 pound kitty caught in a cat carrier – imagine that scream in the confines of the truck on the 15 minute drive to the vet.  DON’T THINK ABOUT THE SHOT AND DO NOT THINK ABOUT THE WHOLE THERMOMETER EXPERIENCE…

Until next time……

5 thoughts on “The joy you are missing when you don’t own a cat!!!

  1. Hey…did I get censored??? I could have sworn I put a comment in here yesterday. Must be the Alzheimer’s acting up. Let me try again.Can you really “own” a cat? I’ve had two in my life and the last one lived 26 years (or was it 24?). Anyway, I have concluded that having a cat is more like having a room mate rather than owning pet. They do what they want. They eat your food. They sleep where they want. You always have to clean up after them. They never want to do what you want to do. And they are only nice to you when they want something. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.Is that what it’s like being married?

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  2. hahahaha and yep i can relate! hope the kitty has recovered and you too. 🙂

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  3. @skanickadee I may have to get me some of the cat pheromones!!!!After we got home, the dogs had a kennel smell – so I have now bathed Frannie – Truman and Frannie are commiserating!!

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  4. We understand that here!  Our cat had to go to the doc Saturday.  The guys took her.  And she has to go back in two weeks – ugh!They took her to a new vet and they use ear thermometers!!!  So much less stressful!  And the doc sprayed cat pheromones on his hands.  It was supposed to make her less stressed about being there.What a fun way to start the morning!Hope it was a fun trip!  Take care!

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