Life in the Cat House


Last week was the anniversary of our bringing Saki home from the cat jail / pound. I try not to write about him too much because it’s such a cheap, easy way to unleash a flood of “Ooh he’s so adorable” comments, but come to think of it, I never said I wasn’t cheap and easy, so what the hell?

And he IS adorable. Feisty and trouble, too, and I bear the scars to prove it, but during those times when he’s sweet, ooh he’s adorable. Every evening when we come home I pick him up, turn him on his back and process around the house with him like he’s the fucking Baby Infant Jesus of Prague. Adorable. And when he’s happy, he doesn’t just purr, he makes these grunting, guttural noises that obviously signal cat ecstasy. Adorable. And the last Sunday of each month we take him down to the SPCA to have his razor sharp claws trimmed; the week preceding that is filled with playful slashes that leave my hands in bleeding ribbons. Okay, Not Adorable, but still.

Are we glad we sprang him from Cat Jail? Oh yeah.

About mrpeenee

A former bon vivant and terror of a number of New Orleans bars in the mad, gay 1980s, I'm now quietly retired and widowed in San Francisco. I have a crooked nose due to an unfortunate Frisbee accident.

12 responses »

  1. Ooooooooooohhhhhh! Aaaaaaaaaahhhhh! He’s so adorable. I hope that was sufficient?

    He really is getting big. I think he’s going to be one of those huge Tom cats that lay about waiting to be fed.

    Years ago I saw a Reader’s Digest cartoon,

    A puppy is jumping around when a hand sets a bowl of food in front of him and the puppy thinks, “They must be God”.

    A cat lounging on a sofa receives a bowl of food and thinks, “I must be God”.

    Pretty much sums up the life of a cat.


  2. i think most ginger cats are a little bit kookoo! i had one that ate with his paws, refused to be picked up and would ‘puff up’ for no reason.

    He sired a child that was just as loony as he was.


  3. There’s no bigger battle of wills than the one that takes place when you clip your cat’s claws. Little bitches are like jello when they wanna be.


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