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Saturday, 28 November 2009

Kitty exhibits the CatNip Mice


Woken at four am and then five by the dog pretending to be a toddler with a very unusual and interesting Sleep Disorder . Jealous possibly as the cats had yesterday discovered and unpacked the new catnip mice from http://www.skittykitty.co.uk/ ( perfect , hightly recommended ) waiting in the padded envelope to be opened on Christmas morning . Mass excitement and much rolling about the carpet last night when they were presented with two as a Pre Christmas treat .

Or maybe Alice simply had a tummy upset . I closed my eyes tightly and feigned sleep while D muttered and mumbled and took her out at five to see what would happen . Turned out everything happened , and not far from the house . I tell myself that though it was Nat and me who wanted a dog it is D who feeds her large silly treats on Friday nights when he returns late with the shopping . I take no responsibility therefore for the rotten egg bad smells and nocturnal wanderings . And another thing , men wear those ghastly pull -on- quickly- things whereas my jeans take an age to fasten up . Zips and all .

I wake again at six thirty and dream I am back at my former home which had a leaky roof . I wonder if I have turned into my sister who currently has a leaky chimney stack . I listen and wonder.
There is a definite dripping noise which sounds both reassuring and comforting for some inexplicable reason . Perhaps only that I can see by opening my eyes that I no longer inhabit that house where so many unfortunate incidents took place , including a roof which let in gallons of water over the years .

I fall asleep and dream I am at an elite university where we daily gather on a summer lawn , called Great Hall , where there are postings of an interesting and informative nature on a board . As I read the board I become aware of the dripping noise again and soft rain is falling onto the lawn .
I feel quite blissful , and wonder if my friend Michaela , who is in real life very ill , possibly with TB , is healing , and I think to myself , I am in Great Hall and there is water dripping .

I wake , put on the coffee pot and hey , my coffee machine is leaking ! Drip , drip drip ....
I clamber out of bed , pushing the dog to one side and waking D to give him the good news . The bedside table is awash with black coffee : The glass jug contains half a pot of freshly brewed and piping hot brew so I decide to worry later and meanwhile start my day in style . Coffee , bran biscuits and Everything is Illuminated by Jonathon Whatisname Froer Sachs .

After an incident CatCalling last night when I witnessed a police raid and a front door being axed , I prefer to remain in Great Hall a little longer .

(Meanwhile Michaela has been admitted to hospital and is waiting for further tests .... )

5 comments:

Laura said...

Kitty is looking on top form there, indeed almost svelte. Has she been doing Pre-Christmas Reducing?

MsCatCalls said...

No simply been reading my ancient copy of The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life ( Goffman ) ... of perhaps Gok Wan How to look Good naked though she must have got that from the library ?

She is certianly joining in Family Life more though ..scary for all concerned ...

joan said...

Hi Shelagh
what is catnip? Hoping your friend makes a speedy recovery, hope all well?
Ive had a awful cold and cough for over a week now, which now is making me feel very drained, but will do swim lesson tommorow! Ive got my 1st width certificate and so enjoying swimming,
love to you and all your readers
joan x

MsCatCalls said...

HI Joan , catnip is a herb which drives cats wild . Iurs turn somersaults over the mice . They love it . The mice are full of a dried version of the herb . Sorry about your cold . Keep well !

Silliyak said...

Your Tortie looks like our Lenora, I have fresh boxing pics for your next visit. It was a draw.

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