12.14.2013

If Cats Could Talk

The cat took a piss
in my tall boots.
What is she trying to say?
Previously, she pissed
in my pink scuff slippers
& two perfectly good
unmatched Converse sneakers.
Apparently, I haven’t
gotten the message yet.
It must be aggravating
to express yourself
again & again,
yet not be understood.
Wait, I know how that feels.

22 comments:

  1. Having shared my living space with a cat for the last two weeks, I have a new respect for the little beasts. There's a lot of pretending going on behind those miaows, but I took note of the wild glint in the eye.

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  2. Ah, this is so true! And, funny. Love this, girl.

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  3. When people spend time with cats, they get the connection. Do you ever wish you dared to pee in boots like this puss in boots?

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  4. Since I've only had dogs I'd take that as the sign the wee critter is not successfully house broken. Needs more learnin'.

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  5. Oh my! Maybe she needs some catnip bliss for Christmas! This is funny, kiddo. Love the ending!

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  6. poor kitty's just plain nuts. and is training her humans. meow!

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  7. Laughing at the end--yes, it happens all the time, and not just with cats(ummm, not the piss-in-boots stuff, hopefully, the faulty communication attempts.) Beyond clever and off into that poetry stuff, Marian.

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  8. Shows what a cool cat you are, anyway! LOL

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  9. I love your take on your cat's "expressiveness"!

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  10. I hope you get the message soon. I admire your humour under stress.

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  11. You'll never stop being one of my Fantastic Four, Marian. <3

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    1. aw, thank you. and hello, great to see you! xo

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  12. A natural tendency of extending hints which we humans are not aware of. They certainly have a way of doing it! Nicely Marian!

    Hank

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  13. We have a calico who is eternally frustrated that we aren't quite getting the message from her, delivered in a thousand daily rubs & mews & pawings & runs about the house. Words just get in the way. The most eloquent thing a cat ever said to me is when my wife's Himalayan took a dump by the door I had taken his Mommy out through on our first date.

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  14. haha! lordy, sometimes i really question why we humans think we can domesticate cats.

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  15. you have a unique and enjoyable way of expressing questions... loved this ... but I don't have the answer... :)

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  16. I know how that feels, too, and only too well. I have sympathy for both you and the cat, but all my years of living with cats didn't teach me how to interpret piss-in-boots. Sorry, wish I could have helped.
    Luv, K

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  17. This is great! I'm glad my cats are much more eloquent about stating their needs. :-) Someday, I hope to be as good as them.

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  18. hah, thank you all. makes for a good poem, i think. :) our poor cat is just plain damaged, sweet girl. we rescued her & she came with some pretty significant issues. "issues!"

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  19. did I miss it? if not - that would make this cat "Piss in Boots", yes? ~

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    1. yes... that is, in fact, her nickname!

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