If the post title means nothing to you, here’s the reference. MaMA is quite fond of that book, and she told me about that scene. It isn’t quite an appropriate reference, since no one would attempt to stuff me into a dirty cabinet, nor would I return there (except it WOULD gain me that bath I’ve been angling for …. Hmmm….).
The point of the title is: I got in trouble. Why? I got on the kitchen table. More to the point, I got caught on the kitchen table. More than once.
It was Charles who intuited why.
“It’s because of those damn things you give her,” he said, and he was quite right.
MaMA gives me Temptations cat treats, specifically, the chicken-flavored ones. I do love them so!
When MaMA sits down to her own meal, I come and ask for a treat. I know they’re on the table, so of course I scout around for them when nobody’s in the kitchen, hoping I’ll find the packet open. After Charles had his brainstorm, MaMA moved the packet to the floor.
Now, when I ask for a treat, she has to get up and cross the room and bend over to open the packet and give me one.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: What do you do to help your human build character?