Friday with Fred the Cat
This week really has been a fiasco for me. I guess every cat has his bad days now and again. I had one of those days this week.
You all know about the little pillow full of Comic catnip that I got for Christmas, right? Okay, you probably also know that I love that stuff so much. I’m telling you it makes me feel so good.
Recently we had a couple of cold days, even for sunny Florida. On cold days I feel naturally spunky. I get all frisky and do silly things like running laps around and around the patio at warp speed. You know, just feeling my feline spirit.
Well, on this one particular cold morning, with my spunkiness in top form, I decided to add in some time with the Cosmic catnip pillow. I was rubbing my face on it and chewing on it and then for some fool reason I picked it up with my front paws and slung it into the air. As I watched in something like slow motion my little pillow of Cosmic catnip sailed into the air and then it veered a little and came to rest right in the middle of the swimming pool. Oh no, I cried in cat speak. I can’t reach it and it is soaking up pool water. Sadly, her highness was in the house and didn’t hear me. I sat there beside the pool and watched helplessly as my little pillow drowned in chemically treated water. I wasn’t feeling so damned frisky now and the catnip buzz was all gone. Funny how something dramatic can totally erase a good catnip feeling.
Later that day her highness saw the little pillow floating around in the pool and retrieved it with the pool net. I saw what she was doing and ran to see what condition my favorite toy might be in at this time. Her highness petted me and told me that it was ruined and would have to be tossed in the trash. Both she and I had a moment for me and for my Cosmic catnip pillow.
Today is Friday, and I have been promised a new Cosmic catnip pillow tomorrow. That’s fine but I wish it could be sooner. I have a brand new bag of cat treats and everyone knows treats are so much better with an appetizer of Cosmic catnip.
Have a great weekend and here’s to keeping our paws crossed that I get my new little pillow real soon. I’m going to be much more responsible from now on. At least that’s what the Pops want to think. We’ll see how that works out.