Saturday, February 21, 2009

A day in the life ...


Barley: "Seriously. Have you ever seen anything as cute and lovable as me? Say it. Say it out loud, that I'm the most precious thing you've ever seen."



Barley: "I am playful and full of energy and how could *anyone* not want to be my bestest, bestest, very bestest friend???"



Blackie: "You are a waste of oxygen and I mock your vapid playfulness. Please go away you stupid creature, and leave my new family all to me, as the clearly superior animal that I am, the way God intended it."



Barley: "Come on! We can totally play together! I'll even share my toys and wag my tail and pant excitedly to show you my friendliness! And if you really want, I could chase you and jump on you and knock you down and slobber on you, just like I do the human people in this house!! Please?! Please?! Pretty-pretty-prettttyyyyyyyyyyyy pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaassssseeeeeeeeeeee?!?!?!?!?"



Barley: "Hey, here you are! I was looking for you in the living room to show you my new chew toy and you disappeared ..... what are you doing here in the bedroom? Wanna play? Huh? Huh? Do you, do you, do you????"



Blackie: "I am warning you, miscreant. You are venturing far closer than you have the right. I prefer never to see your goofy face again. See the mighty cat teeth --- consider yourself warned."



Barley: "Hey, look! You're smiling at me! We're going to have great fun and get to be life-long friends ..... I just know it!!!"



Blackie: "I can't take it any more, you stupid, demented dog! Your kind is an affront to humanity and I will use my superior cat paws to put you in your place!"

Barley: "Oh, shit. He's going all ninja-cat-warrior on me."



Blackie: "I will batter your stupid, ugly dog ears, until you get it through your thick skull that I am better than you, since you clearly don't hear me telling you to LEAVE ME ALONE!!!"



Blackie: "And then I will batter your stupid, ugly dog nose so you quit sticking it in places that don't belong to you! How DARE YOU touch my silky, heavenly fur and sniff me with that disgusting snout? Surely by now even someone as pathetic as you will get a clue."



Barley: "That hurt, man. That hurt me, real bad. And I don't mean my nose .... I mean it hurt me --- inside. Despite my slobber and rough-housing and muddy paws everywhere, I'm still a sensitive soul .... with feelings. Why does that evil cat have to be so mean???"



Barley: "I think I'll just sit here with my human person and chew on some shoes to make myself feel better. While I'm at it, can anyone tell me why the human people have so much trouble putting away laundry? Every time I come in here to chew on shoes there are all these tempting clothes in baskets but I get in trouble for eating any of it. What's up with that???"




Barley: "And listen to me, cat creature, I know some day I will be triumphant and you will give in and be friends with me! Who can resist adorable-bandana-ness as this??"



Blackie: "Oh, for pete's sake. I'm hiding under this bed until that dense creature figures it out and LEAVES ME THE HELL ALONE."

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PS. For the record, the 3am games of tag-you're-it-no-tag-you're-it in my bedroom --- and sometimes even on my bed --- WHILE I'M SLEEPING IN IT --- tell me that the two of them are actually becoming very good friends.

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's all part of the show folks, all part of the show. When nobody is home, you can bet they play, cuddle and nap together, but they'll never let you see that! I'm just extremely glad to see your laundry baskets in the picture. It takes away some of my guilt because if Kristie doesn't work outside the home and I do, and she has laundry baskets all over, then surely I am not expected to get my laundry baskets the heck out of my living room (since there are too many stacked up in the bedroom to bring one more basket in there!)It does get tiresome digging through baskets to find clothes, but we watched a Wife Swap the other day where all the clean laundry went on the pool table and the whole family dug through it. At least we aren't at that point. Oh that's why, we don't have a pool table!
BTW-I heard rumor of a new Sonic in MN, only about a mile from my house! It's gonna be a yummy summer!
Sheila-MN/Facebook

Stefunkc said...

Talking pets? I've got to get over there more:)

M said...

I especially like the under the bed pic!

Cats just aren't the happy and dumb like dogs...but they have claws and know how to use 'em!

Anonymous said...

TOO Cute!!!!!! Both of them are just precious!

Karen said...

This is hilarious!!!

Twenty Four At Heart said...

I have a golden too -- they are the BEST!

Anonymous said...

I feel like these pictures were taken at my house! We have 2 9 year old cats and 1 8 month old puppy! The cats merely tolerate the puppy. The pup drives them crazy! However, I have caught the cats actually cuddling with the dog and cleaning her ears. They will continue to "scrap" but deep down they really love each other!

Anonymous said...

That is too funny! That is what it'd be like in this house if my cat was indoors. :) Luckily, she prefers being in the garage and doesn't wander. Any time Tess makes it out to the garage (7-month-old yellow lab) she immediately pounces on the cat!

Anonymous said...

That is too funny! That is what it'd be like in this house if my cat was indoors. :) Luckily, she prefers being in the garage and doesn't wander. Any time Tess makes it out to the garage (7-month-old yellow lab) she immediately pounces on the cat!

Anonymous said...

That is too funny! That is what it'd be like in this house if my cat was indoors. :) Luckily, she prefers being in the garage and doesn't wander. Any time Tess makes it out to the garage (7-month-old yellow lab) she immediately pounces on the cat!

kimybeee said...

I just typed a whole comment, then my cat erased it all.

kimybeee

I feel your pain!!!

Anonymous said...

Sweet Barley...You are too cute and loveable!

Leave the cat alone! Their evil agenda is to try and take over the world!

Anne in GA
(obviously a dog person)

Mamasita said...

That was wonderful!! Loved it!

Pam D said...

Awww.. Barley has a buddy.. isn't that sweet? Here, kitty, kitty...niiiiice kitty... NOT!

Melissa said...

Wow, I'm most impressed with the under-the-bed pic. I'd NEVER be able to take a picture under my bed without cleaning under there for hours first! I'm not 100% sure that Jimmy Hoffa isn't under there, and I'm afraid to look!

Eloise said...

This was a very funny, clever post!

Monica H said...

Why doesn't Blackie have a beer name?

i don't have laundry baskets all over the house, we just use our living room furniture for that :-)

Stephanie from Portland said...

YOU MUST CONTINUE THE SAGA OF BLACKIE AND BARLEY! This was great and the pictures were fantastic. I have cats and it's like you read their minds. That is exactly how they would talk if they spoke out loud. Thank you for making me laugh today. :)

simplykristi said...

That's just too funny! We have four dogs and two cats. Our cats are nocturnal. We have a cat that is chihuahua-wannabe. :) The dogs could care less about the cats.

raino said...

this is the norm. at my place as well. the dog is always harassing the cat but the cat always comes back for more....

http://momofboxer.blogspot.com/2009/02/krazy-george-is-well-crazy.html

Army Wife and Mom said...

omggggg ok girl its 10pm the kids are all in bed and i know better to look at your blog this late i ws laughing so hard i woke cameron up!!!

Natalie said...

Frickin hilarious.

lizinsumner said...

Barley - I think you're adorable, but.....my heart belongs to Blackie. Blackie - congratulations - it looks like you've already got the humans well trained (not to mention the dog)!

Anonymous said...

This could happen in my house! Only I have THREE cats for Lager to play with. On your sidebar I noticed you're reading "My Sister's Keeper." That was my first Piccoult book and I have been hooked since. I would love to hear what you thought of the book. Also, "The Secret Life of Bees"--do you plan on seeing the movie once you finish reading? I loved that book, but have yet to see the movie. --Alison

Lucy and Ethel said...

What a fun site! We've just added it to our own new blog so others can enjoy it, too :)

Marcia said...

OMG, the HOLY SHIT picture is the funniest thing ever!! LOL
We have a year old goldendoodle, and a 10 year old shihtzu terrier who thinks just like your cat. It ain't pretty. LOL

Anonymous said...

This is hiliarious! Great pictures. Keep us updated on Barley and Blackie's friendship as it blossoms. P.S. Sure didnt' take Barley long to get SO big. He is adorable! Susan - Byron GA