Zoo

Look at who's back!

WINNIEEEEEE
Marvin is going to Michigan for the 4th of July and I am cat-sitting for my own cats. MY KITTIES ARE BACK!!!

Insaneinthemembrane
I love this picture. I have officially gone around the bend. Look at the chaotic, cat-filled room behind me, and I am holding poor traumatized Henry completely against his will. He has annoyed feets.

Winston came in and was all, "Hey." in his usual unflappable Winnie fashion. Henry, who GOT ALL BIG and doesn't even look like himself, was less than thrilled with coming back.

Henryhate
I don't know why.

So, my kittens' quiet world was kind of rocked by this whole thing,

Calm
and I even said to Marvin, as much as I want to see my cats, wouldn't it be better if they stayed at his place with the automatic feeder or something? But apparently his apartment, his swinging bachelor pad, gets hot. What with the bevy of babes coming in and out. So really it took about seven seconds before I was all, okay yes. BRING MY CHILDREN BACK TO ME.

The first kitten to notice the fact that large cats were here was Roger. Winston was all, "Oh hi. I'm Winston." And Roger FLATTENED OUT like an OTTER and said,

"HSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!"

Oh, he was an unwelcoming host.

Admiration
But it took Roger about 17 seconds to realize Winston is totally the coolest feline on planet Earth, and now he is following Win around like a shadow. You can tell he wants to be Winston. I'll come home tonight and he will have painted on stripes.

Standoff
Not so much with Anderson. He's all, "why roger get big?" I think he is confused. And really, let's talk about how mellow Winston is. He comes home, I have replaced him with younger models, his brother is dead, and he sits in his old window like nothing happened. We should all take a page from Winston's book. "Litter happens, mom."

Outisdebetter
I let Henry go outside with me, so he could get his bearings. Does he look big to you? Seriously, he looks huge, if you ask me.

At any rate, everywhere you walk in my house right now, an animal is in your way. IT IS FABULOUS. And I'm so annoyed, because I have Peg's porch party tonight, and I am going to Winston-Salem tomorrow night, and oh! good. Saturday Chris and Lilly are coming here for a BBQ. Fortunately they live on a FARM so my house of hair won't seem so jarring. My point is, all I want to do is sit here and look at my former cats. But life calls. Stupid life.

Wish I had nine of them.

Edsulluffcatz

178 thoughts on “Zoo

  1. I’m never offended when someone says I look tired…because I usually am and it means someone actually saw me and how I was feeling. On the other hand, my husband is highly offended by that remark. At that time of day and situation I truly would not have been offended, Hulk. However, if it had been a gala night out and I was dressed up and someone said it…well, not so happy about it. But an 8 AM meeting? No offense taken.

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  2. Men DO take things the wrong way! I’ve been saying “no”‘for years and all hubby hears is “maybe! Just ask me twenty more times!”

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  3. If June is bringing NC BBQ to Hulkapalooza, you know it’s going to be some good stuff! Is she also driving a van and picking up the BBP peeps along the way?

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  4. L. in CA...sux to have my days off in the middle of the week, feeling so adrift without my coworkers (a big fat fib) I am now inventing titles for blog pics says:

    ohhh Siren, now I get it. June IS in front of a mirror with Henry. …it kinda looks like she’s saying to her cat “I’m going to take a picture of Mama’s baby……say cheese!”
    I just adore that photo, “Cat Still Life with Animal Circus in background.”

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  5. Yay! Nothing like having all your loved one’s under one roof! You’ll sleep well tonight!
    Is the pink princess style phone for them to call Marvin toll free while he’s away?
    Have fun at Peg’s party. Hope you’re takin’ a date. God knows you have enough to choose from. Bahhhhh!

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  6. Yay! Nothing like having all your loved one’s under one roof! You’ll sleep well tonight!
    Is the pink princess style phone for them to call Marvin toll free while he’s away?
    Have fun at Peg’s party. Hope you’re takin’ a date. God knows you have enough to choose from. Bahhhhh!

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  7. Yay! Nothing like having all your loved one’s under one roof! You’ll sleep well tonight!
    Is the pink princess style phone for them to call Marvin toll free while he’s away?
    Have fun at Peg’s party. Hope you’re takin’ a date. God knows you have enough to choose from. Bahhhhh!

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  8. Sadie - If you are bringing the cheese puffs, guess I'll bring watermellon salad. Cut up watermellon, add feta cheese and chopped fresh mint to taste. Sounds weird, but it is good. June, shall I leave the feta cheese off your serving? says:

    June, what time are we all supposed to show up to Peg’s tonight?

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  9. Sadie - If you are bringing the cheese puffs, guess I'll bring watermellon salad. Cut up watermellon, add feta cheese and chopped fresh mint to taste. Sounds weird, but it is good. June, shall I leave the feta cheese off your serving? says:

    June, what time are we all supposed to show up to Peg’s tonight?

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  10. Sadie - If you are bringing the cheese puffs, guess I'll bring watermellon salad. Cut up watermellon, add feta cheese and chopped fresh mint to taste. Sounds weird, but it is good. June, shall I leave the feta cheese off your serving? says:

    June, what time are we all supposed to show up to Peg’s tonight?

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  11. Hulk, I get you. Sometimes it can seem like *some* of us of the female persuasion are somewhat sensitive. Here’s a hard and fast rule that will help some,tho. It’s often not *what* is said, it is within who’s earshot it is said. (i.e. embarrassing/no good come-back for “you look tired”.) Might be totally received as loving/caring if it were uttered one on one. It’s all about timing, baby. See what I mean?

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  12. Depending on how this weekend goes, you should negotiate for every other week visitation. WIN! HENRY!

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  13. Depending on how this weekend goes, you should negotiate for every other week visitation. WIN! HENRY!

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  14. Depending on how this weekend goes, you should negotiate for every other week visitation. WIN! HENRY!

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  15. I loved this post! Henry has brown soooo much. The photo of Winnie and Anderson in the window is priceless. The Eds checking out Win just cracked me up.
    Hulk, so glad you aren’t dead.

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  16. Lynn, that was hysterical. I’m totally going to do that with my cat to my husband. That sounded dirty. Next time my husband is out and I am home alone with the cat, I will call him up and say, “Cinnamon wants to talk to you!” And then in the background he’ll hear me say, “Say hi to daddy!”

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  17. Winnie’s big grey face on my iPad this morning made me smile. 🙂 And I LOVE Hen’s “annoyed feets”.
    Can’t wait to hear what mischief the big cats teach the little ones….

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  18. I have heard of this watermelon and feta with mint salad – sounds just odd enough to be delicious. Is there some kind of dressing that goes on it as well? I could google it I suppose… nah! Just tell me!

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  19. My best friend (at work) and I used to tell our co-worker she didn’t look so well when she would come in to work. We had bets as to how long she would stay. She never stayed past 10:30 a.m. and she didn’t arrive until 9:30 a.m. Hulk, this could be a new game at work. We would just ask, “do you feel okay?”
    Sadie, is that a Southern Living recipe for the watermelon salad?

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  20. I don’t really like being told that I look tired, because in my head it translates to “You don’t look good”. But I actually had a coworker tell me one time that I look like shit today…to his excuse, I was sick and feeling bad, but still. I was ready to snot on him so he could experience the joy of being sick.

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  21. Tee and Lisa, I don’t remember how I found out about the watermelon, feta and mint salad. That is all there is to it, no dressing. The watermelon makes its own juice and ends up dissolving a lot of the feta. Knowing me, I probably add freshly ground pepper.

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  22. June, I loved seeing Hen and Winston. I hope you have a blast with all of them this weekend.

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  23. You have officially been blocked at work by our fancy dancy blocking program. The reason it gives: Sex. Damn my boobie comment yesterday! I blame Hulk
    I am glad you got visitation rights and it is so good to see Win and Hen again. And Hen is HUGE!

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  24. Mother, I agree! These are cool cats, they need air conditioning, at least a couple of days a week. And msybe a bit of mothering, too.

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  25. thanks for all the well wishes everyone. after awhile of being treated like shit you get tired of it.
    hulk – i’d love to be called “chick”…

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  26. Ok. So I came back to ask that very question. If Marvins swinging bachelor pad is too hot for the cats when he’s not home, why is it also not too hot for the cats when he IS home?
    See how quick my brain works? Only took me like twelve hours to come up with that one.
    I hope Pegs party was all you dreamed it would be and then some! Was there a theme?

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  27. Tee~Thanks. Me too.
    Lauren~glad you are using your “real” name…and it does get better.
    I leave you all with one of my all-time favorite movie quotes:
    “Hey Yankees… you can take your apology and your trophy and shove ’em straight up your ass!”

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  28. Tee~Thanks. Me too.
    Lauren~glad you are using your “real” name…and it does get better.
    I leave you all with one of my all-time favorite movie quotes:
    “Hey Yankees… you can take your apology and your trophy and shove ’em straight up your ass!”

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  29. Tee~Thanks. Me too.
    Lauren~glad you are using your “real” name…and it does get better.
    I leave you all with one of my all-time favorite movie quotes:
    “Hey Yankees… you can take your apology and your trophy and shove ’em straight up your ass!”

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