Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Animal House

So remember when I said in the drawing yesterday that we had two cats and a dog on the bed with us the other night? I thought maybe you'd like to meet them.
Hello. I'm Thatcher. See how adorable I am? When I look at you with my puppy eyes, don't you just want to let me do whatever I want to? This is the look I will give you when, at 3 in the morning you get up to go to the bathroom, and when you return not two minutes later I am comfortably snuggled into your place in bed as if I'd been there all night. Because maybe that will fool you into thinking "Huh. Maybe I've been sleeping elsewhere and mistakenly ended up at this bed where this dog has CLEARLY been for AGES. No no, don't get up. I'll sleep somewhere else." And if you're not fooled? Well, I'll just refuse to move. You can't actually SEE my precious brown eyes in the dark, but they will be saying to you "Finders keepers also applies to warm spots in bed -- nice try, sucker!" as you unsuccessfully attempt to push me towards the bottom of the bed. Are you fully awake now? Super. Ok, NOW I'll move. Good luck falling back asleep!

In all honesty, she's really the sweetest dog ever.
Hi. I'm Littlepuss. I am a Princess. I am the boss of this house and everyone in it, so you should probably just come to grips with that right now so that we can move on to you doing what I want you to. See when I meow like that? It means that you must feed me right now because I haven't eaten in MINUTES. What? Yes, I know there's still canned food there, but hello? It is now afternoon and that is when you give me my crunchies. Have you never taken care of royalty before? Hop to, peasant!

She is also very sweet and will pretend that she doesn't really care much about you, but the jig is up when you wake up and she's sleeping right next to your head.

Hey dudes. I'm Purrman, and I'm totally a boy's boy. I mostly hang out in the basement because that's where the big screen t.v. is and the manly exercise equipment and also my dad's office where I help him tie flies. I'm not exactly sure what that is, but it involves a lot of feathers and fuzzy things that are excellent for batting around, so it's cool. I will purr up a storm and snuggle with you if you are downstairs, because that's what men do. They purr. I will also sit behind you on the couch and lick your head because I love you and I'm not afraid to express my emotions -- I'm very evolved. And when you sleep at night, I will get under the covers with you. If by some chance you're already asleep when I'm ready to get under the covers, I will paw at you or maybe put my face mere inches from yours so that my tickly whiskers wake you up. We men understand the art of sublety when it comes to getting what we want. What? Stop laughing -- men can TOO be subtle.

He looks sort of mean here, but he's SO not -- it's probably because he was surprised by the camera flash and is not amused by it. In reality, he's a snugglebug.

10 comments:

dasi said...

Oh, I LOVE those guys!! Too cute!! Especially Purrman – he doesn’t look mad, he looks like the MACHO MAN I’m sure he is!! Attitude – that’s what it’s all about. (My Baby boy has it too. Not Ace, I’m afraid, he’s somewhat of a wimp.)

BTW - are you stuck in the snow? I saw Denver got like 20 inches last night - and they said it was 87 degrees like three days ago... WOW! I thought that only happened in Chicago!! lol

Miladysa said...

I agree with Dasi, Purrman does look like he has Attitude! Don't you think he looks a bit like Morgan Freeman? I do :)

Beth said...

I would like to take Thatcher home with me.

Cheryl said...

I was going to say he looks more grumpy than mean. All of the cute though.

The Other Half said...

way too funny...i thought that cat was going to scratch my eyes out just for looking at his picture

Hope said...

Ha, I think you've pretty much figured out the mind of pets. My cat thinks he's tough too, but he's the biggest spoiled baby.

Alice said...

aww! i am starting to really, really, really want a cat. darn you, landlord! darn you and your no-pets policy!!

Timmortal said...

That's a pretty funny picture of the last cat. he's definitely not happy with the way the picture turned out.

Romeo Jensen said...

that was totally unfreakin fair how you MISlabeled and stereotyped us guys as a bunch of...hold a sec... okay sorry... there was a Girls Gone Wild Video Commercial on TV and I got distracted... now where was I... oh yeah... not all us guys are a bunch of simpletons who... damn... wait a sec... hahahaha... a cartoon was on and the mouse hit the cat on the head with a bat... hahahaha... funny mouse... okay... soooo... we dont all fit into a cookie cutter world of.... *in my best Homer Simpson* hmmmmm... Coooooookie

oh nevermind
romey

Kiki said...

Your pets are so cute!!