Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Feeding The Cat



Ah! You Mistress Of All Cuteness! You teeny tiny bundle of fluff! You divine pusscatoon!

59 comments:

Natalie said...

Isn't great when you wake up to Whirl planning dinner out of "special food for cats"? Yes, yes it is.

Really, I would go with the bed of rice. Maybe a little vegetable medley. It's the healthier choice.

Kiersten said...

Dang...where are my headphones...

Kiersten said...

Ah, almost made it through without needed the headphones, but glad I opted to use them...

I won't go into raptures over your voice again. Rather than you could make the phone book sound interesting, I'll just say, you can narrate getting your cat breakfast and make it sound interesting.

But hold off on the cabbage...it's never a good option.

And it's official, you're one of the Beatles in my head. Which would you like to be?

(Also, that's a beautiful cat.)

(Will you ever tell us what you do for a living?)

Whirlochre said...

Can I go with George Harrison, please? It's such a good pop star name.

Kiersten said...

George it is.

Kiersten said...

(Did you really eat the cat food? And where's the picture of your pet fly?)

Whirlochre said...

I've given Jagger pride of place in the margin.

Kiersten said...

Oh, he's a cutie. We've got some pet silverfish, but they're a little skittish.

Robin S. said...

Damn. I started listening but I'm at work - so thought I'd better wait.

I have to remember to bring my little I-tunes headphones in here.

Damn.

Kiersten said...

You're missing out, Robin.

I hate talk radio of any type, but if it were Whirl, I'd listen devotedly.

Whirlochre said...

Me too.

Kiersten said...

Ah ha! (No, I never shut up. Sorry.) I've figured out who you really are, Whirl.

Drumroll, please...




...are you ready?





...Lewis Carroll. Reincarnated, naturally.

Whirlochre said...

Interesting, but was Lewis Carroll him/her/itself a reincarnation of a previously florid soul?

To my shame, I never read Alice as a kid. Nor Peter Pan, Tarzan or Narnia.

Too busy hovering over Spiderman's webs and running riot in the streets with a pop gun.

Haven't changed much.

Kiersten said...

You tell me.

lol...actually, I've never read Alice, either. Tried to, but it was immediately after my second c-section, and the lack of coherency was too much for me.

Peter and Wendy is wonderful.

Whirlochre said...

Missing 'c-section' — is this a US school thing or a place of detainment?

Kiersten said...

Oh dear...sorry, sometimes I forget you're a man.

Yes...it's a...school thing. Sure.

Whirlochre said...

sometimes I forget you're a man

Sigh.

Haven't heard those words since my last dental appointment.

Whirlochre said...

Whoops — just altavistaed. Yipes.

Forgive my my flip.

Kiersten said...

lol...it probably should have been filed under the category of things Kiersten shouldn't casually mention.

I'm terrible at those.

Whirlochre said...

I'm the same with my harem of eunuchs.

whoops

Kiersten said...

Oh, no, I like those guys.

Terry The Harem Loincloth said...

Me too. Those regular guys stretch me to my limits

Kiersten said...

Oh, boo. That was groan-worthy.

Whirlochre said...

I was.

And I'm ashamed.

Fortunatley, my burglar-deterring pit of crocodiles has slipped its protective cover, and, rather than waiting to trip haplessly into the comping maws of its darkness, I'll just leap.

Kiersten said...

I've always preferred alligators, myself, but to each his own.

Whirlochre said...

Thankfully, alligators think the same about each other.

Viva reptilian terror.

Kiersten said...

My in-laws have a pair of desert tortoises guarding their home. You'd think they're harmless--and that's exactly what they want you to think.

Whirlochre said...

Tortoises! Great!

On my hols this year, I had the privilege of spending a day at Palmyre zoo.

From personal experience, I'm no great fan of caged animals, but without exception, all the enclosures were generous.

They had a great humpiage of tortoi and turtles, one of which was over 120 years old.

And hippos.

Kiersten said...

Personal experience, huh?

Yes, I always like the monstrous tortoises. These ones should live to be about 100. I'm not sure if we're inheriting them, or if one of Hot Stuff's eight other siblings will.

Whirlochre said...

I often wonder if there is a hierarchy of death story status in the afterlife

Wonder wordward — this is an exquisite idea.

As for creatures protruding their scrawny necks from shells, I wonder how I inherited my Grandma.

Kiersten said...

Ha! Sorry. I realized that death story comment would serve nicely as a blog post today. I'm lazy.

And I'm also leaving. Go to bed.

Kiersten said...

Oh my gosh, in fact, I'm going to write a short story with that exact premise. Wow, Whirl, you're positively inspirational.

Whoohoo!

Whirlochre said...

It's a corker, Kiersten.

Can I throw in the spectre of an irrepressible grouch, whose life and death passed without trace, suddenly discovering an eternal audience?

And, once again, thanks for reminding my of the ticking clock.

Robin S. said...

Hey- My daughter and I were just listening to ya - and she told me to tell you that you sound like some guy named Jeremy Clarkson, whoever that is.

Don't know if that's good or bad - it simply 'is'.

You and pusscat are darling together.

P.S. Don't ever invite me over to dinner. I ain't comin'.

Whirlochre said...

Clarkson, I love.

Equally dry and wet in a yinny yangy sort of way.

Kiersten said...

My little sister just decided you sound like the narrator for Winnie the Pooh.

And Whirl, we should BOTH write a short story on that premise! Imagine the possibilities. And they'd be nothing alike. I'm game if you are. And even if you aren't, I'll probably still scratch out something.

Whirlochre said...

But not Winnie The Pooh himself? Hmmm...

As for the writing thing, I'm trying not to set too much up in opposition to my WIP.

Robin S. said...

The 'cesarean section' section of this thread is a riot.(Whirl, please tell me you're not secretly a girl. Please.)

You guys seem to be doing quite a comedy sketch here!

Whirlochre said...

Robin

As a pre-op transexual lesbian, I have to tell you that's a sumptuous chat-up line.

Kiersten said...

Hey, I thought you were mid-op??

Yeah, Robin, I'm not really sure how these things happen.

And Whirl, I thought about that afterward. Please, focus solely on your WIP. Ignore me. I'm just desperate for distractions from my empty querying inbox. (Which isn't quite true...I had another partial request ; ))

writtenwyrdd said...

Can you imagine the riotous results if some guy came up to someone, man or woman, and used that "please tell me you're not secretly a girl" line?

Whirlochre said...

That's good news, Kiersten.

Kiersten said...

That's a great line. I think we should all endeavor to use it at some point during the next few days.

And thanks, Whirl ; ) Yesterday I was giddy. Now I'm back in my waiting around funk.

Whirlochre said...

Funk? That's good news, Kiersten.

I take it you hoover to James Brown?

Kiersten said...

lol...no, I'm not very funkalicious, unfortunately.

It's the waiting that kills me...spending a month (or two) nervously letting my hopes get up...and then getting a rejection after that? It hurts.

Or at least, I'm anticipating it hurting ; ) But hey, maybe they'll request a full, right? Because I'm awesome.

Whirlochre said...

Worth hoping for. Main thing is, you're up and running.

Kiersten said...

Oh! Maybe I should take up running. It would seem I've taken up snacking instead...

Whirlochre said...

Up and snacking? That's good news, Kiersten.

Kiersten said...

Not for my waistline, it isn't...

Whirlochre said...

Micro Target Time

I have wine, nachos and a cat.

Let's see if I can up my WIP total to 29,000 by 9pm.

dons party hat

Kiersten said...

Waves pom-poms. Go, Whirl, go!

writtenwyrdd said...

Lately, I stare at the screen, grab a handful of snackfood (whatever is handy) and close the Word file, then play a computer game. At least you are making progress Whirl.

Whirlochre said...

Half time. One-nil to me.

It's nice to know there are background pom-poms and I wish I'd dragged myself out of exile earlier.

Just had a moment where I discovered a plot hole, but instead of thinking 'tackle that one tomorrow', I filled the gap.

And in spite of the fact that a nerd friend — OK, a friend — has lent me Doom III, the disks reside unloaded in their box.

Games and other stuff at the bottom of the blog, WW, if you 'get stuck on a level'.

And, for no reason at all, I say, 'that's good, Kiersten.'

Kiersten said...

Ummm, thanks! And good job you! Way to resist temptation for distraction and procrastination.

writtenwyrdd said...

I just got the chance to listen to your plummy voice, Whirl. You do sound good on tape, but I have to confess that I kept picturing Mr. Bean for some reason... Must be the topic.
Is that girl cat named Jeff, or is my hearing even worse than I think?

Whirlochre said...

I call her Geoff for a joke.

writtenwyrdd said...

Well, I can see how a pet name might be a trifle odd. I named one of my cats Princess Fuzzy Butt but called her Morgan. Probably for the best.

Whirlochre said...

Princess Fuzzy Butt deserves her own series — books, TV, cat show, I don't care.

McKoala said...

I tried dog food once.