Friday, October 19, 2007

Fred the Cat exposes Pop

Let me tell you guys what has been going on here with Pop at Casa de Pop. You probably haven’t seen her on the web as much this past week and I’m going to let the proverbial feline out of the paper container.

You may not know this about her but she actually enjoys cleaning house. I know, I worry about her mental health too. Anyway, this week she has been doing what she calls fall cleaning. I mean, did she just make that up or what?

She has cleaned her kitchen from floor to ceiling. Okay, she does have a large kitchen by Florida standards so I’ll cut her some slack for it taking her so long. She even banned me from that room during this cleaning fit she had. Didn’t make me a bit happy when she made that heartless decision.

So now, as she says, her kitchen is spic and span. Everything is all clean and shiny. Myself being a cat, I can see great potential for me to have some feline fun once that door opens. Can a cat be sued for damages? Think I’m gonna need a lawyer? Nah, I’ll just blame it on the dog.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to hug your Honeys
Fred the Cat (the cat who loves you guys)


Blogger Pax Romano said...

Fred is back where he belongs featured on Fave Foto Friday!

October 19, 2007 2:43 AM  
Blogger Larry said...

Be careful Fred, if the kitchen is that clean she may keep you out all winter.

October 19, 2007 3:45 AM  
Blogger FreakyNick said...


Whan I get stressed out, I do a lot of cleaning. My place is always tidy. At work, when things start to get to me, I go to the break room to get me a calming break of scrubbing the microwave and sink.

I hope I don't have to clean anything today, but it is very likely I'll do it anyway.

October 19, 2007 4:11 AM  
Blogger fallenmonk said...

Don't worry Fred PoP will let you back in the kitchen soon. Just be fairly warned that just as sure as night follows day "spring" cleaning will follow in a few months. It is all part of the "nesting instinct" and there is absolutely nothing us guys can do about it but learn to live with it.
P.S. Don't stay in one place too long when PoP is in the throws of seasonal cleaning you just might find yourself tummy deep in a tub of water.

October 19, 2007 4:12 AM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Nothing personal, but you ain't right, girl!:)

October 19, 2007 4:29 AM  
Blogger Blueberry said...

Fred was wise to stay out of the way or he would have received a good cleaning too... and doesn't even need it!

October 19, 2007 4:34 AM  
Blogger In_Flight said...

Cute. Your posts are a nice brake from scary reality.

October 19, 2007 5:04 AM  
Blogger mommanator said...

Fred,something is definately wrong with POP, how does she know it's fall!? It's warm, real warm down there, you guys don't have the turning of palm leaves! So how do you tell, I guess you tell her Fred- the animals know! LOL

October 19, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger Distributorcap said...


the Animal Defense Fund is at your disposal.......

and Fred you get cuter every day.

October 19, 2007 5:33 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

You bear a startling resemblance to dear departed Sam, who got pretty crotchety in his old age. (As have I.) The current feline residents of the cathouse, Taz and Wylie, don't have to be prompted to leave the room while the vacuum is out, they see it and RUN. They are also Native Floridians although they moved here shortly after birth. I believe they miss the sun and beach, however.

Anyway, next time POP goes on a cleaning binge, just open the door (the best way you can with those furry paws) and point her in this direction. I've got LOTS of stuff she can help with. And if she happens to pass through Atlanta first, the Capital could REALLY use some "cleaning out".

(I can't believe I actually typed that...)

October 19, 2007 5:52 AM  
Blogger Forty Paws said...

Well Fred, PoP probably feels much better now that her kitchen is spic and span.

As we cats all know, where there is a void of cat hair, one must get busy. Get ready for when that door finally opens!!!

Luf, Us

October 19, 2007 6:03 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Meoooow... :-)

October 19, 2007 6:08 AM  
Blogger Blue said...

I don't know, Fred, I'd lawyer up if I were you...

And if Pop starts getting all fidgety because there's nothing left to clean, send her on over to my house!!!

October 19, 2007 6:53 AM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...


You shouldn't be angry at POP for her fall least she's not licking herself in front of you.

October 19, 2007 7:16 AM  
Blogger Dr. Know said...

Funny you should mention that particular aspect of "cleaning", mary ellen. There is a show on the Comedy Channel (Sara Silverman, I believe) where she licks the butt of her dog to find out why.... oh, never mind...

October 19, 2007 7:36 AM  
Blogger Jazz said...

Fred - could you send her to my place for a few days? Please?!?!

October 19, 2007 8:24 AM  
Blogger dguzman said...

Fred, my old calico kitty Shaboopie would park herself on clean surfaces (clothing especially) and then release the most contrasting color so as to fully feature the fur. On my black wool coat: "Orange fur, go! White fur, go!" No need to release black; save that for my light-colored quilt: "Black fur, go! Orange fur, go!"

Little sneak. Perhaps you could go into the kitchen and color-release all over? No sense in leaving a clean room CLEAN, after all.

October 19, 2007 8:38 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

what a good mommy you have, fred.
clean houses are so much more civilized...and you are obviously a well-bred feline. happy weekend to all of you fine beings.

October 19, 2007 9:10 AM  
Blogger enigma4ever said...

oh no Fred...are you to be cleaned next ??? beware...( actually a clean house does feel better ...I wish we could clean another house at 1600.....)

Have a good weekend...

October 19, 2007 10:15 AM  
Blogger XUP said...

Bazel Kat says watch out for the vacuum cleaner. It has evil powers. Sticking your head under something helps.

October 19, 2007 10:32 AM  
Blogger Fran said...

PoP - inspire me please. Fred - get her to share her cleaning secrets!!

October 19, 2007 12:50 PM  
Blogger Blank said...

Fred, you're a Jellicle cat....

October 19, 2007 2:18 PM  
Blogger Mary Ellen said...

dr.know-I saw that! I really got hooked on that show when it first came out, but now I only get to see it every once in awhile. That scene grossed me out..but I couldn't stop laughing.

October 19, 2007 3:44 PM  
Blogger Ziem said...

Ya' know Fred, my mom-pet does that to me sometimes too. It's cool though, when the door opens, bolt in really fast then hit your breaks... HARD! It's more fun that coughin' up hairballs - I promise!

Let me know what you think of the fun...

Chezwick the Wonder Cat

October 19, 2007 3:50 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Fred I can hear it in your are gearing up for a slide on that clean floor after poor ol' Murphy the dog. Remember to respect your elders!

October 19, 2007 7:32 PM  
Blogger Sparky Duck said...

I am sure its also the USF loss that has thrown her off.

October 19, 2007 9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred, you know that I am a fan of yours and I keep on marveling; how the hell a cat can write consistently so interesting stuff? It all kind came down with a thump with this new post of yours. Let me explain!

I thought that I sensed something was going on with PoP and my over reactive imagination went to work. I thought that she is splitting up with Mr.PoP, she is having a tryst with the pool-boy, perhaps even the post man has knocked her twice? Aaah, the wonderful and dirty world of my imagination! Then you wrote this! You can see that there just is way too much between the reality and what I thought was happening. Thanks a lot, old buddy!

October 19, 2007 9:54 PM  
Blogger Gort said...

Fred, Why didn't you pitch in? Ptolemy helps Mrs G make the bed almost everyday and it only takes her 10 or 15 minutes longer to do it.

October 19, 2007 10:03 PM  
Blogger Oceanshaman said...

A cat cannot be sued for damages . . .

Romp on . . .

October 20, 2007 8:59 AM  
Blogger Sherry Pasquarello said...

way ta go fred! love ya.

bob and layla.

October 20, 2007 10:25 AM  
Blogger Fixer said...

Watch out for the broom, Fred.

October 20, 2007 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cats have no dog to blame; in fact, when one of them makes a mess and I see it, they immediately act guilty. Yes, it's true - canid behavior in a felid.

Whereupon I stop being Mr Treat The Cats Like Cats, and become Mr Avenging Angel Guardian Of The Clean House.

/s/ The Wanderer

October 21, 2007 7:26 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Hi Fred,

Baby Mackie tells me you are the greatest, so I had to come see for myself. I think Mackie is on to something!

I'm only 8 or 9 weeks old, and Snave and the Snavette rescued me from under the hood of the neighbors' truck where I had been hiding. Snave's house, particularly the kitchen, is kind of messy, but there are three big cats living there who have actually played with me a little already. Snave lets me sleep next to him, and they give me lots of good food. I have three litter boxes from which to choose! Life is indeed good.

Sincerely, your young fan,

Baby Zeke (the Zeakafroid)

P.S. Mackie says I look a lot like you. There are some pictures of me on Snave's blog if you scroll down a ways. Do I look like you did when you were a kitten? I hope so!

October 21, 2007 2:39 PM  

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