M E M O R I E S
(From when I was a baby)
THE BIG BOWL
There is this big bowl that Mommie keeps on the kitchen table. Sometimes for
supper all she eats is popcorn out of this big bowl. Sometimes when she is gone I get up on the table and fold myself into that bowl. It is just the right size to feel snug in.
Yesterday I got up on the table and got in the bowl. It smelled like popcorn
(which is a good thing). What I didn't know is that it still had the popcorn grease all around inside. It was ok when I was in the bowl, but when I got out my fur was greasy (yuk).
When Mommie came home and reached down to pet hello to me, she discovered
the grease on me and then the cat fur in the big bowl. I was almost pleading with her to do something about the grease. Of course, she wanted to do something too so I wouldn't spread the grease around the house. (Like lay on the couch or on the bed or something
to get it all greasy too.)
She took rags and wiped me off first. Then she sprayed warm water on my fur with some grease-fighting dish soap in it to get the grease off. Pretty soon my fur was back to normal although it was still a little damp.
am considering that bowl off limits to me forever. Mommie said from now on she is going to put the bowl upside down when she is through with it.
Mommie didn't say any words. We were ok when we went to bed at night.
Last night I was chasing a miller around the living room. (For those that don't know what millers are, that is just another name for moths.)
Several times I had to jump pretty high. I tried not to jump that high when Mommie was around
because I didn’t want her to know how agile I really am. That miller actually dived at me one time.
All at once he landed on the floor. He must have not seen me because I came up behind him and CHOMPED down. He went down pretty easy even though
he was kind of "furry" on top. I really didn't realize what I had done until Mommie yelled just before I chomped -- "No don't do that!" I didn't even need to get a drink of water afterward. He tasted pretty good.
Mommie was the one that almost
threw up when I did that chomping.