Friday, March 30, 2012

Lucky Cats, Unlucky Cats. Too Many Cats?

Yesterday, Uncle Jim took me aside and sat me down saying he needed to discuss something with me. 

This sounded ominous.  Was he sick?  Did he lose the family fortune at the Casino in Monaco?  Did someone die?  Well, it was a lot more serious than that.

Uncle Jim thought that I've been spending too much time thinking, talking, and writing about cats.

How is that possible?  How can one think, talk, and write too much about cats? 

Apparently it is possible, at least according to Uncle Jim.

"But my last post on The Auntie Times was about an alligator," I mewed plaintively.  He wasn't buying it.

Uncle Jim doesn't  realize that there's so much news to share about cats.  Take for instance my recent discovery of a brand new French Lotto scratch card called Poils à Gratter or Fur Scratching, featuring cats.  If you uncover a mouse when you scratch, you win.  And guess what?  I won!  I knew that black and white cat looked lucky.

And then there's the unfortunate news that something sinister may be happening in our neighbourhood in France.  Two cats, Flamby and Ramses have gone missing in the same week.  

I met Flamby myself last month when he wandered into our yard and we had a  nice scratch.  She was quite friendly as I recall.  Poor Ramses and Flamby.

Big News!  A new cat in the 'hood!  Hmm...He looks a lot like Cat!

And what about this fabulous new tabby cat I've discovered, just down the street who is friendly, likes to play, and enjoys a good scratch whenever I encounter him?

What sort of Auntie would I be if I didn't show you my  fabulous new "cat with yarn" toothbrush holder that I bought at a garage sale in the little village of La Turbie?  It makes me smile every time I brush my teeth.
What about my friend from French class, Britt, and her fabulous kitten themed pencil case?  How can I not tell you about that?

Classmate Britt's pencil case

Oh well, I guess I'll follow Uncle Jim's advice and that will be it for cats for awhile.

That is of course, unless Cat shows up somewhere interesting, or one of the missing cats is found, or I get a cat, or I see a new cat, or someone says the word, "cat" or ...


  1. Harriet and NellieMarch 31, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Cats! Cats! Cats! Cats! So there Uncle Jim!

    1. Hello Harriet and Nellie! If it's any consolation to you, Uncle Jim thinks you both are very nice cats.

  2. Harriet and NellieMarch 31, 2012 at 5:38 PM

    Cats! Cats! Cats!Cats!

  3. Frankly, I don't care WHAT is the subject--I just love the way you write. And truth be told, I'm plutôt a dog person. Don't hate me! ;)

    1. How can Auntie hate someone as fabulous as you? Meow!


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