Guest Post – Tippy #Caturday

Hi, I’m Tippy, and I’m beauuuuuuuutiful.

I live with my hooman mom. She had to go away for a few days, so she got Aunt Marian to sit with me. She must be a professional, ’cause I never saw anybody sit as much as she does!

First, I showed her that I eat on the counter, and my food is in the cabinet and in the refrigerator. The cold stuff gets warmed up, of course!

I tried to teach her how to walk sinuously, but she just sat.

She tried to get me to play, but I wanted her to know I was just as good a sitter as she was.

I missed my mom.

All night, I would go up and pat her to see if she had turned into my mom. It was always Aunt Marian, though.

Next day, I was like, “Are you Mom yet?”

FINALLY, Mom came home! Aunt Marian is okay, but she doesn’t move much. My real mom is a lot more interesting!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you like having a sitter, or would you rather wait alone for your real hooman?

MA for Tippy


I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Guest Post – Tippy #Caturday

  1. Daniel Antion

    December 7, 2019 at 7:19am

    Ha! Now I wonder what our daughter’s cats think of me when I cat-sit?

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  2. acflory

    December 8, 2019 at 3:16am

    That was very kind of you, Marian, but what about Tipper and Chickie? Who looked after /them/? Did you get an ecstatic greeting when you returned home?

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      Marian Allen

      December 8, 2019 at 8:06am

      Charlie looks after Tipper and Chickie while I’m away. And they DID greet me with extra affection and attention. Tipper stuck by my side for a couple of days after I got back and crawled into my lap and turned over on his back and made me hold him like a baby more often than usual. 🙂

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  3. joey

    December 14, 2019 at 9:34pm

    Aw, usually Bubba’s our sitter and that’s nice. Bubba doesn’t make tents for Catticus. A few years ago, we had other sitter, and she loved ‘playing house’ with all our animals, which is how I felt when I house-sat/pet-sat as well. She understood Clara wanted to drink from the spout, and she understood Catticus wanted a tent. She’s got her own furry brood now. Animal people, she’s one of us.

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      Marian Allen

      December 15, 2019 at 8:45am

      Other Sitter sounds like a fun person. Bubba may not be “fun” for the critters, but it’s so kind of him to look after them when they need him. <3

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