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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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So I'm minding my own business

My husband has been out of town since Thursday, so I stocked up on someTV-dinner-type fare (can't bring myself to cook for just myself). So for lunch, I toss one of those single-serving chicken pot pies in the toaster oven. I'm about halfway through when I decide I need another glass of water.

I come back from the kitchen, and there...on the table...is Assumpta, with one front paw planted firmly in the middle of the pie . I give her that look and say "just what do you think you're doing, Ms. Meow???" She turns and looks at me, without a trace of visible remorse, makes a "kitty-fist" (curling the paw up and in, a/k/a she "gives me 'the paw'" ), with a little chunk of that disgusing processed chicken in the curve of her paw. She then proceeds to lick all of the gravy off it and eat the chicken, still holding it in her paw. The whole time, she's casting these devious little cat glances over at me to see my reaction (meeting my eyes every time). Then she hops off the table and waners away, secure in the knowledge that her lunch tasted better than mine.

(am I NOT supposed to laugh at things like this? How on earth do you keep a straight face?)

It looks as if "my" Assumpta is gradually coming back after the dog/cat debacle we had in June. She only does stuff like this when she's feeling fiesty and thinks I need to be reminded exactly whose house this really is. Truth be told, I was a little glad to see her do it, because she's still being pretty chilly to us and skittish, not making good eye contact, even though the dog has gone to live next door. Her little cat attitude is coming back
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-10-2004, 10:22 PM
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hahahahaha.... stupid question, but did you finish the pie? Addison usually doesn't mess with my foot (probably because I don't give him any so he doesn't know what he's missing), but my dog on the other hand, seems to think our food would taste better with a dash of her hair. She's so rude.

Glad to see your kitty is coming back to herself!

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Ah, yes, this sounds like a complete recovery!

I have learned to enjoy cat hair with my meals...it's going to be there anyway! And of course, that extra dash of paw-that-you-don't-want-to- know-where-it's-been just adds mystery and savor to any dish!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-11-2004, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Heh. Of course I finished the pie...I hate to waste. Then again, we've been known to breakfast on leftover porkchops that sat in the skillet on the woodstove overnight, so I may have a slightly higher tolerance for icky things than the average bear (though IMO, my immune system thanks me for not disinfecting myself into a weakened state).

I think cat hair is a dandy condiment. I also decorate with it (how many people do you know that have a tortie-and-white sofa??), wear it (white fur on the black pants and black fur on the white shirt, don't know how she manages that selective shedding), and I always know the barometric pressure by whether the stray cat hairs float or fall.
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Gudewife, I call my kitty Miss Meow too! Is Assumpta quite vocal?
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Gudewife, I call my kitty Miss Meow too! Is Assumpta quite vocal?
She's really vocal with me, a bit less so with my husband, and not much at all with the rest of the world. I think she responds better to meows than to words, and we'll have entire conversations of meowing back and forth. I haven't got a clue what I'm talking about, but she certainly seems to enjoy it, so go figure...

Ms. Meow is just one of Assumpta's 3,247 nicknames (and the one I always use when she's causing trouble) Someday, I really need to sit down and make a list of them...
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Too bad you didn't have a camera handy...that would have made a great picture!!
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I like to think I'm "talking" with Addison too, but he doesn't realyl meow... he kind of "eh" and "eek" and "maaa"s... its the weirdest noise. he's gotten to the point where he doesn't really try too hard to make noise and just wheezes a little before a tiny little "eh" comes out. I laugh at him so much

Come to think of it, the only time he really sounds like a real cat is when he's in his carrier crying his head off...

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