Thursday, January 8, 2009

Pet Antics

Currently Reading: Still on Jami's book. I read Travis' story in the Concrete Blood Anthology, and laughed! Trav, you've got a great first chapter here! Expand it, please??? I'm sensing there's more to this story!


The Oreo/Pinky/Mikey Morning Show/Comedy Hour
There is a new comedy show in town and it takes place on the piano bench in my living room. Oreo, our newest addition, has been very curious about the strange cage sitting on the bench and the strange little creatures running around inside of it.

Act 1: Oreo either climbs onto the blue chair to stare into the wire cage or attempts to jump onto the bench. He doesn't quite make it, and his tiny claws usually catch the beach blanket under the cage. He will dangle until he retracts the claws, realizing he's only inches from the floor and can drop safely. Once in a while he will actually catch a claw on the bottom wire of the cage, but never dangles for long.

Act 2: Once he gives up on the jumping idea, he returns to the blue swivel rocker and will stare into the cage. Eventually he will get brave enough to move cautiously onto the tiny space not occupied by the cage. He will stare into the cage and maybe even poke his nose between the wires.

Act 3: Pinky enters. If Oreo is looking in, he takes his tiny paws and swats the kitten. Mikey will arrive to see the action, but normally flattens down in the cedar chips, thinking if things go wrong, Pinky will be eaten first.

Act 4: After witnessing no further retaliation from Oreo, Mikey pokes his head up and adds his tiny paws to the battle over whose turf the cage belongs to. He'll swat, duck; swat, duck. Eventually, Oreo tires of the onslaught and jumps off.

Act 5: Pinky and Mikey take a 'Victory Lap' around their cage, having successfully chased away the giant predator who dared to investigate their home! Unfortunately, this causes the need to visit the water bottle, and the noise usually draws Oreo's attention back to the cage! But this time, he keeps his distance. But only until five or six hours later, when he feels the need to entertain the humans again.

Today's To-Do List:
-Finish the laundry
-Take all extra computer parts to recycler, excluding the tower which will be taken for diagnostic in February. 6 weeks until I know if my 3 Word Documents have been lost forever...
-Clear off table. Dentist trip yesterday took all afternoon, so did not do this as planned.

3 comments:

Regina Carlysle said...

This is funny. I hope you're filming some of this stuff!

KellyMarstad said...

LOL! You're procrastinating from writing aren't you?

Molly Daniels said...

Tried to write in the dentist's office yesterday, but the damn waiting room was so cold, all I wanted to do was curl up in my coat and sleep!

And they wouldn't let me stay in the consultation room...it was nice and cozy:)