Cat Tales


I named our adorable and evil cat “Saki” after the writer H.H. Munro, who used that as his pen name. However, I’m pretty sure the cat thinks his name is “Goddam It, Get Off My Nuts,” since that’s what he hears the most.

All of the cats I have lived with have been lap kittehs. That’s part of the appeal, ten feline pounds curled up purring and keeping you warm. But all of them have always stepped squarely on my testicles when climbing on board. What’s with that? Are they asserting dominance? Saying hello? And while it’s been annoying with past holders of the Cat of the House title, Saki is the one who moves with the least amount of cat-like grace. When he pounds his lead-foot way across the boys, there is no ignoring it.
Lucky for him he’s adorable.

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.

10 responses »

  1. After living with Nigel for more than a year, I've concluded that male cats just aren't as gracefule as the females. Clumsy, but loveable, oafs.

    Tell Saki hey.


  2. My neighbour called her cat Mrs Havisham after a character in her favourite book, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. So when I bought a kitten, I called it Madame Ranevskaya after a character in Chekov's Uncle Vanya, to let my neighbour know I'm much better read than she is.


  3. hopefully, the claws stay in? crimeny, i'm cringing at the thought… if I go to pick up my cat when she's in my lap, she puts out the claws and digs in to my leg. i can't imagine if it were…other things.


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