31 Mar 2013

One Tail, Not Nine...

Detail from a painting by Jacek Yerka
Cat-a-stroph-e?

A cat in the kitchen? Oh!
No!
You see,
to me
that spells germs.
I squirm
at the thought of its feet
meet-
ing
things
on my work top.
Stop -
go no further cat!
Back to the mat
for you.
Shoo!

Written for Tess at The Mag, with thanks. :)

24 comments:

  1. Isn't that the truth??!! As I've gotten older, I'm the same way about shoes in the house! :)

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    1. Shoes I can live with - they don't walk on tables!

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  2. That cat probably sat where it's not wanted.
    Isn't that a fact!

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  3. hee hee....I have always wanted to have a "cat cam" in my kitchen to catch those little feet where they are NOT supposed to be!

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    1. I once fed a neighbour's Siamese when the owners went on holiday - and I didn't need a camera - the muddy footprints all over the worktops - and every other horizontal surface - were enough of a clue!

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  4. I went through a fortune in anti-bacterial wipes with my older cat. He'd do anything for a heat. My son got a pizza delivery and Simon had curled up on the hot box! Didn't stop they guys eating the pizza mind you, they eat anything with a drink in him. I really miss my moggy!

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  5. aw poor kitty - but you gotta do what you gotta do

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  6. Look on the bright side. A cat can lick the plates to help with the washing-up.

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    1. That is totally gross! It reminds me of a neighbour I once had, who, after our morning coffee, washed our crockery in a bowl of cold water ALONG WITH THE CAT'S DISH AT THE SAME TIME. YUK!

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  7. Kitty was just resting! Ha! Fun read!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. I applaud your instincts for what is hygienic - and applaud the poetic result!

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  9. Ha ha ! nice one thanks ! love the idea!

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  10. Clever and witty. I have to say I homed in on that self-satisfied cat curled up on the counter too. I never had a cat but I've seen countless moggies owned by friends strut along the kitchen surfaces where food is prepared - eeeegh! Shoo indeed,

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  11. Chuckles! A cat can be shooed away. But the good thing about them though, they have more freedom in the house than a dog. They're more acceptable! Nicely!

    Hank

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    1. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome in my kitchen - or my house, come to that! Houses are for people, not animals! :)

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  12. Like the play of words in your title .. 'cat o' nine tails' ~ kitty wouldn't like being shooed with one of those!!

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  13. No no, cats are immune. There is a loophole for them Penny. :o)

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  14. You are speaking directly to my cat! thank you..I hope he listens!!

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  15. I have a two cat house, but neither ever jump on the counters. Fortunately for me they behave themselves! I can imagine worse things than cats in the kitchen though! Fun to read your response!

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  16. It is true, Jinksy , give those buggers an inch and they will take a mile ! Delightful as they are

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  17. Of course, if you look more closely at the other occupants of that kitchen, the cat looks positively immaculate...

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  18. Love that you focused on the cat...meow...

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  19. I hadn't even noticed the cat!

    Loved your unique take on this one.

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