Tipper Claims His Place #Caturday #TipperAndChickie

Hi, there! I’m Tipper Allen, and guess what?

I found another toy! It used to belong to Poppa. He used it to put healing powder on his nose when his nose got too much sun. I poked around in his little room and found it. Momma says I can keep it, because she likes to see it. She says she bought it for him inna makeup department.

Momma cleaned out our water cooler this morning and slopped water ALL OVER HERSELF! It was SO FUNNY! She said all kinds of words she won’t let us use.

I was thinking of my late Aunt Sweetie Pie. She lived with us for a few months after Granny died and before Sweetie Pie got the cancers, and she taught me a lot! Yesterday was the first time I used any of her advice.

“A cat’s place is in the middle of the doorway or in the middle of the hall. A cat who can do both is a cat, indeed.” — Sweetie Pie Turner Allen

I think she would have been proud of me, don’t you?

But Momma doesn’t get mad at me. She says how could she be mad at a little glowing angel? Thanks, Mr. Golden Sun!

A WRITING PROMPT FOR ANIMALS: Do you stretch out where your hooman has to step over you? Why?



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 “Tipper Claims His Place #Caturday #TipperAndChickie

  1. Dan Antion

    August 28, 2021 at 9:05am

    How could anyone be mad at you, Tipper?

    MiMi likes to plop and roll down the stairs. She only goes one or two steps in front of us, so we have to stop or gingerly step around her. I do use some of mommy’s words when she does that too many times.

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      Marian Allen

      August 28, 2021 at 10:30am

      Sweetie Pie used to get underfoot like she got paid for it. And Munchkin would knock me over to get down to the food bowl. At least mine tend not to do that.

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  2. acflory

    August 29, 2021 at 6:08am

    Gosh..you really do glow, Tipper. I can tell you keep yourself super clean. Maybe that little brush-toy can help you do it!
    I’m glad you’re taking Sweetie Pie’s advice. She was a nice cat and we miss her. -hugs-

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      Marian Allen

      August 29, 2021 at 3:17pm

      Sweetie Pie hissed and ran every time Tipper got near her. When when she was sick and couldn’t get away, Tipper … Well, Tipper laid down near her and put his paw on hers. <3

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      • acflory

        August 29, 2021 at 7:44pm

        Aaah. I have such a lump in my throat. Tipper has always been a kind little person. Hugs to you both.

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  3. Alicia Butcher Ehrhardt

    August 30, 2021 at 12:08pm

    I’d be a cat, if it weren’t for the writing thing. But you can’t always get a good human – and yours did.

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  4. joey

    September 7, 2021 at 4:53pm

    Tipper is so pretty 🙂 And lucky! We have to lock up Moo’s paintbrushes while the dry and we used to have a cat who absconded with makeup sponges, so I am not surprised Tipper enjoys his new toy!

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      Marian Allen

      September 8, 2021 at 8:47am

      Tipper loves anything soft and fluffy. If I get him a toy with a feather on it, he holds the toy down and grooms the feather until it falls off all soggy. He wants a kitten. Well, he had Chickie, but he wants a kitten that doesn’t beat him up all the time.

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