Cats Don’t Steal Breff #Caturday #TipperAndChickie

Hi, there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what? Momma’s breathy machine broke!

Chickie: I didn’t do it!

Chickie didn’t do it. It just wore out. It’s about ten years old, and Momma uses it every night.

I heard that some people say cats steal your breff, but that’s not true. Momma has sleep apnea, and she says her froat closes up when she’s alseep and that’s what steals her breff. She says her froat doesn’t close up when she’s awake, because she’s always talking.

That’s a joke, though. She’s usually tippity-tapping on the keyboard like I’m doing now.

While I was waiting for my turn, I looked around the office and found two things.

A fun thing:

tinsel garland SO MUCH FUN

Chickie: I robbed it offa the wall and Mommy let me keep it to play with. I don’t want to play with it, now.

And a boring thing:

What is? WHY is?

Sometimes Momma uses it to pretend she’s walking, but it usually just stands there.

Momma has to sleep sitting up on the couch while she waits for a new machine. Chickie sleeps in the same room.

or not

And so do I.

Zzzzz…don’t turn it over while I’m sleeping in it, Chickie…zzzzzz.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you rob stuff to play with? Is it still fun, if you’re allowed?



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One thought on “Cats Don’t Steal Breff #Caturday #TipperAndChickie

  1. Marta

    September 28, 2019 at 8:05am

    I not rob stuff. It smell like it mine, it mine. But mum always take it back tho I fuss bout it. Dis wake time I made mum run affer me for the sock. Sadie borked at me tellin me it not my sock. Sadie always do what mum says. Not me. Not when I have sock. But now I dont have sock. Mum say she got to wash sock. I got to find a new sock.


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    • Marian Allen

      September 28, 2019 at 10:00am

      Oh, Sausage, I think Chickie is of your mind. Everything belongs to her; we’re just lucky she lets us borrow some of her stuff sometimes. 😀

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  2. acflory

    September 28, 2019 at 8:09am

    Ugh. I hope you’re Mommy is okay, Tipper. Can’t be fun sitting up all night, although I’m sure you and Chickie look after her. Do you know how long it’ll be before the ‘breffy machine’ is fixed? -hugs-

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    • Marian Allen

      September 28, 2019 at 10:02am

      The machine is dead, dead, doornail dead. I don’t know how long before I get a new one. Insurance might not pay for it. The sleep study last night wasn’t bad enough for the attendant to “intervene”, so I’ll have to have another one. Ugh!

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  3. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    September 28, 2019 at 9:48am

    The only thing good that comes out of this is that you KNOW, once again, how important the thing is.

    What they did before, I do not know.

    Hope it arrives quickly.

    There is nothing so relaxed and asleep as a cat.

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    • Marian Allen

      September 28, 2019 at 10:04am

      I knew it before. With it, I sleep well. Without it, I don’t. Apparently, I didn’t meet the insurance’s criteria last night, and woke up weeping with weariness, although not enough to suit them. My hope is pinned on my pulmonologist.

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  4. Daniel Antion

    September 28, 2019 at 3:32pm

    I hope the new machine arrives soon. The reason you don’t need help during the day was pretty funny. I’d say I wouldn’t like sleeping in a chair, but I always seem to, so..

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    • Marian Allen

      September 30, 2019 at 8:24am

      I’ll probably have to have another sleep study before it’ll even get ordered. I’ve gone back to bed, using the wedge pillow I got for Mom. Getting used to it. I just hope I don’t snore the brains out of my business partners at our next sleep-away book selling event.

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