Oh my friends, how wrong was I.
You see, I now live with a cat. A cat named Cookie. And may the name Cookie strike fear into your heart in the same way that the name 'Vlad the impaler' does, for living with a cat is a ocean of anxiety and impending doom.
Cats, my friends... are known to be vicious psychopathic murderers, and I fear that it is only a question of time before my time is up. The murderous nature of cats was recently exposed in an info-graphic on the comic site 'The Oatmeal'. The info-graphic can be found HERE, It is worth a read so that you know about the true nature of our furious furry friends.
Here's a quick snippet...
Sure, I'm bigger than Cookie by an huge factor, but this by no means guarantees that I can rest easy at night. As the Tortoise proved to the Hare, you shouldn't take your advantage for granted.
At first I thought that Cookie and I got along just fine. I fed her, changed her water, and gave her the occasional warm lap to hop onto. I even opened and closed the door to the back yard for her so she could go and check out if the ginger cat from next door had peed on her lemon plant. But this wasn't enough. Oh no, it wasn't.
Soon she snubbed my lap and instead would just sit there looking at me with a foul expression in her eyes and her teeth bared in a threatening mood.
I sat down to dinner one evening and it wasn't long before I had Cookie sitting next to me in expectation of getting some of my food. Just for reference, She seems to like expensive cheese and freshly slaughtered cattle. On this occasion Cookie moved around behind me then started beating my spine with her tail in a series of rapid movements. Surprised by this unexpected action I sat frozen in confusion. However, seconds later I felt the piercing grasp of a left front claw trying to rip towards one of my kidneys from behind. Almost immediately after that, Cookie tried to tare with her right claw inwards to my other kidney - before she fled up stairs.
Later I found Cookie sitting on my typing table, clearly asserting her dominance over my position. She Partially smothered my Triumph Perfekt in a way that implied that she could do the same to my face as I slept.
Oh sure, everyone else in the house insists that I am just crazy and that Cookie really just likes me in a cat way. But I know what is going on - Cookie has played the game and made sure that before she smothers me in my sleep then rips open my jugular in order to finish me off before she consumes my kidneys for breakfast, she has everyone in the house on her side first.
Cookie fleeing as I collect evidence of her dastardly threats.
So I wait and sleep with one eye open while I anticipate and fear my impending doom. While everyone else is around, Cookie is the usual friendly and loving kitty that everyone thinks she is. But the moment they leave, she hops up on the table and gazes at me with malevolence and hunger.
A "Your kidneys look delicious" Gaze.
This could be the last blog I ever write. If you see a cat running around with one of my fat fingers hanging out of her mouth, please catch her and get that finger (and what is left of me) to a hospital. She's probably trying to stop me writing and exposing her murderous intentions.
Farewell..... And I hope we meet again.
This was funny!! Er, I hope you survive the night, I mean.ReplyDelete
I have survived... But I am hiding in a corner as we speak, with a flame-thrower, fending off further attacks.Delete
You misunderstand, clearly she is just annoyed that there is a perfectly good Amazon box sitting there and it's not where she can sit in it. You must understand the priorities in a cat's mind... (:ReplyDelete
Oh, and does she ever like boxes! You could be... partially right there.Delete
that cat is bigger than your perfekt!ReplyDelete
Quite! And she seems to be getting bigger and bigger!Delete
The Oatmeal is totally right about cats, and I am a total cat person. Thanks for the laugh!
The eyes - they follow you like the Mona Lisa. The closeup is awesome :-)
They do...and that's just what happens all the time. They follow me everywhere!Delete
If Cookie succeeds, it'll be a Purrfect Triumph. (sorry, not my best. I blame the 'flu.)ReplyDelete
Stay sharp. And carry a water pistol.
Ha ha ha. OH! A water pistol! There's a good idea.Delete
ha, looks like a tortie. They're totally anti. And totally one-tracked when it comes to whinging and food.ReplyDelete
Tell me about it. The food complaints seem never ending.Delete
My first word was "Cookie" -- and it was the name of a cat! So it's hard for me to view this Cookie in such a negative light.ReplyDelete
Awww Richard! That's quite cute. I bet your Cookie was a beautiful cat.Delete
I've seen that look on the face of my cat: "If you were the size of a frog..." :DReplyDelete
Oh so very true.Delete