#Caturday Cat Cures Commode

KATYAcKatya Graymalkin here. I’ve decided to introduce myself every time I post, since one of Mom’s friends, Cairn Rodrigues of the Askew Questions, thought I was Mom posting about HER Mom. Cairn said this:

I don’t religiously read Marian Allen‘s Caturday posts. Until recently, I found them to be very confusing. The ones I read always left me with a feeling that Marian has a very passive-aggressive relationship with her mother. That doesn’t really jibe with what I know of Marian.

So Caturday means that she’s writing in the perspective OF HER CAT. Because I needed that spelled out in big letters. Marian has a passive-aggressive relationship with HER CAT. Which totally jibes with everyone who owns a cat.

I don’t know what this “passive-aggressive” thing is she’s talking about. Mom and I are crazy about each other. We have our issues, but what Mom-and-kitty partnership doesn’t?

This morning, for instance. Anybody who knows my Mom knows that she has a bladder the size of a peanut. So it isn’t surprising that the flushy bit of her watery litterbox wears out pretty frequently. Last night, the ring that holds the plug’s chain onto the flushy bit’s arm rusted through and fell off, so Mom had to take the top off the tank and pull the chain by hand.

So Charlie says, “I’ll put in a new unit.”

masterplumberI don’t know how much that would cost, but it would probably buy a bag of cat food or a catnip toy, so I thought real fast and said, “Mom, why don’t you use a plastic twist-tie to connect the chain to the arm thing?”

So she did, and it works.

Now, could somebody explain to me why Mom says I should wear a big heavy belt full of tools that pull my kitten britches down so my tail shows? My tail already shows!

Moms are so weird.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR CATS: Something happens in the night and you help with it.


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One thought on “#Caturday Cat Cures Commode

  1. Jane

    July 6, 2013 at 8:41am

    Katya, you are so clever!
    Don’t tell your Mom, but I have fixed many an auto problem with twist-ties. They belong in every toolbox!
    Right beside the kitty snacks.

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      Katya Graymalkin

      July 6, 2013 at 9:10am

      Oh, Jane, that sounds like something my Mom needs to know! Although she usually solves her auto problems by standing by the car and crying until somebody feels sorry for her and fixes it.

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  2. Elvira Mistress of Felinity

    July 7, 2013 at 5:42pm

    Good job on the Potty fix!

    Be sure the friend of your Mom knows that there’s no “perspective” about it! You are the writer! Mom is just the official research assistant! 😀

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      Katya Graymalkin

      July 7, 2013 at 6:37pm

      Thanks, Elvira! I have to admit, though, that Mom writes the fiction around here. I couldn’t dream up the crazy things she comes up with! Sometimes I have to poke her with my claws a little bit to bring her back to Real Life, where my food dish lives!

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