Thursday, June 07, 2007

No Cats Have Been Harmed In The Making Of This Post

Cat pencil sharpener:
You know when your cat sticks its bum in your face and you go eeuw don't stick your bum in my face mister or I will stick a pencil up it. Well that is the exact scenario which inspired the making of this wonderful pencil sharpener. 12cm long and nicely weighted to stand calmly on your desk.
Discovering this, I was instantly reminded of several excellent cat butt stories. (You seems surprised that I would save & bookmark tales of cat behinds... Why? Don't you own a cat?)

First, this bit Angela posted at the Sex Kitten message boards:
So, we had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom. Well, we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli.

Eli really loves Chap Stick. LOVES IT. He kept asking to use my Chap Stick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom I keep my Chap Stick and how he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer when he was done.

Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli.

He was applying my Chap Stick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped." Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind. And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth.

And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when you realize they've been using your Chap Stick on the cat's butt.

Second, in my cat butt stories, is this one on cats and Easter grass (ditto on the tinsel too).


david said...

Just in case you haven't already discovered this one:

SlipOfAGirl said...

Hi David, yes I've seen that site, it has the "gave my cat a bath" one too, doesn't it?