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Sticky Adventures With Cats [Jul. 11th, 2007|02:05 am]
Kelly J. Cooper
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It was humid in Camberville, MA today. This will be important later in the story.

On Tuesdays I usually wander over to ceciliatan's house and process orders for books from Circlet Press.

Cecilia has two cats, Verenka ("Renki") and Tai-gau. Lately Tai-gau has been lagging due to some persistent, recurring health problems. He's better now, but he's been sitting in the same box for most of the past week. And when I've scritched him, he's ignored me.

Now, Tai-gau is in love with my scritchin' and I do not say that lightly. He is persistent and sneaky, finding many ways to ambush me and demand love. He is the only cat in the world who nearly succeeded in killing me, so respect my authority on this topic. After several weeks of laggardly behavior, he rediscovered my scritchin' today and made some serious demands on my time.

I indulged him a bit, then put him down. Cecilia gave him her can (Trader Joe's Chicken Chilli) from lunch to lick and he went to town - head fully in the can. We went upstairs to work.

Next thing I know, Mr. Chilli-Head is in my face, planting his front paw in my cleavage, rubbin' his chilli-stinkin' head on me, lickin' me, and sheddin' like hell. And because it was humid, every freakin' hair he shed STUCK TO ME. And, to top it off, the chilli sauce started to burn where he rubbed my face. I pulled cat hair out of my MOUTH. I had to rinse off my face to stop the burn.

Cecilia was, of course, laughing too hard to help. Mr. Chilli-Head and I had a stare-off, where I stood too far away for him to leap onto me while he bobbed and weaved, looking for an opening, until he finally gave up and went off to lick himself.

Freakin' cats.

[User Picture]From: rmd
2007-07-11 09:03 am (UTC)
i'm a bad person because i am laughing at this.
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[User Picture]From: bedfull_o_books
2007-07-11 03:12 pm (UTC)
If laughing at this is wrong, I don't want to be right...
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[User Picture]From: kimberlogic
2007-07-11 09:50 am (UTC)
I admit that I am laughing, but it is the laugh of understanding, since Tai Gau used to attack me similarly about 3-4 times per week.
I didn't suffer the TJ's Chicken Chili assault but there was the time that he finished up the remnants of a bowl of Yellow Fish Soup with hot sauce ...

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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-07-12 04:57 am (UTC)
Oh yum. Spicy tongue/fur AND fish breath. Ugh.
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[User Picture]From: zanzjan
2007-07-11 10:11 am (UTC)
oh, that sounds so incredibly familiar... Must have been that kind of a day yesterday.
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-07-12 04:56 am (UTC)
I read your story and chuckled and thought, "hey, that's a lot like what happened to me" and went and wrote down my anecdote.

Yer inspirin!
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[User Picture]From: ceciliatan
2007-07-14 11:36 am (UTC)
You apparently cured him, because he's been much peppier ever since. :)
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[User Picture]From: kjc
2007-07-15 01:46 am (UTC)
Heh. I'm glad, I guess!
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