Thursday, January 1, 2009

Our Cats' New Year's Resolutions

I will not slurp fish food from the surface of the aquarium

I will not eat large numbers of assorted bugs, then come home and throw them up, so my humans can see that I'm getting plenty of roughage.

I will not lean way over to drink out of the toilet, fall in, and then bolt directly to my litterbox. (It took FOREVER to get the stuff out of my fur last time.)

I will not use the bathtub to store live mice for late-night snacks.

I will not play "Herd of Thundering Wildebeests Stampeding Across the Plains of the Serengeti," over my humans' bed while they're trying to sleep.

I cannot leap through closed windows to catch birds outside. If I forget this and bonk my head on the window and fall behind the couch in my attempt, I will not get up and do the same thing again.

I will not assume the glass door is open when I race into the bathtub to play with my toy.

I will not stick my paw into any container to see if there is something in it. If I do, I will not hiss and scratch when my human has to shave me to get the rubber cement out of my fur.

If I bite the cactus, it will bite back.

When it rains, it will be raining on all sides of the house. It is not necessary to check every door.

I will not play "dead cat on the stairs" while people are trying to bring in groceries or laundry, or else one of these days, it will
really come true.

When the humans play darts, I will not leap into the air and attempt to catch them.

I will not swat my human's head repeatedly while they are on the family room floor trying to do sit ups.

When my human is typing at the computer, their forearms are *not* a hammock.

Computer and TV screens do not exist to backlight my lovely tail.

I will not stand on the bathroom counter, stare down the hall, and growl at NOTHING immediately after my human has watched a horror movie.

I will not perch on my human's chest in the middle of the night and stare until they wake up.

I will not walk on the key board when my human is writing important adagfsgdjag.


(this blog post courtesy of uncle bob, who knows what all cats are thinking)


Mar said...


Cindy said...

I just loved this post; how hilarious!! Thanks for bringing a giggle to my morning!

shelby said...

Can your kitties have a talk with mine too? lol

Jen said...

This was so cute! I especially love the cats growling at nothing right after you see a horror movie. How terrifying!

Renee Troy said...

I laughed so hard...thanks for starting my day with laughter. I have 2 cats and can totally relate.
Funny photo also.

Christy said...

this one "I will not stand on the bathroom counter, stare down the hall, and growl at NOTHING immediately after my human has watched a horror movie." had me laughing so hard I had to put my coffee cup down or have an accident. This was the best. Thank you!!

Linda said...

Teri that really made me laugh, thank you. Can I add...'I must not have loud debates with other cats outside after midnight' ?
Linda :-)