Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Man of the House

What I've Come to Know About Simbakitty in His First Week

  1. He has the funniest meow I've ever heard. Imagine the sound of a toddler's delighted squeal mixed with the low contented sigh of an old man eating apple pie ala mode and framed within a question. You now have something close to this little guy's chatter.
  2. When Simba's sleeping on our dark burgundy couch he becomes nearly invisible to the human eye.
  3. He's pretty convinced that the cursor moving across the screen on my computer monitor is something he should capture and bring to me between his teeth as his manly duty. For the sake of my monitor I pray not.
  4. a) His poop stinks to high heaven and b) he has feline flatulence that could peel paint off a wall. Following the vet's advice we're going to try a new cat food. If that doesn't work, I'm tying a lemon-scented car deodorizer to his kitty collar.
  5. Simba's most active time of the day is 5:35 a.m. when he enjoys doing a close examination of my head. Nothing wakes you up in the morning like a cold wet nose attached to pokey whiskers sliding across the bridge of your nose.
  6. When 4b takes place while 5 is occurring the biggest concern is not paint peeling off the wall.


jeanne said...

that is the most brilliant description of a meow I've ever read.

Re: #4. this is how you know for sure he's a he.


Twiggy said...

i laughed so hard reading this, reminds me of my own two kitties when i first got them! pictures!! pictures!!