Thursday, July 13, 2006

Standards. Now, the Human has standards.

You might have gathered from previous posts that things are just a tad tense in the Oligarchy. It's been a little quieter this week and I've been able to catch up on my summer reading and snoozing.

That is, until the other night when the Human came home late from a meeting after work. She was going to have an apple for her supper, but when she reached for the handle of the fancy knives they keep on the counter, all of a sudden she started ranting about "this is tooo much. I really do have some standards and this is just too much"

Since it had become impossible to continue in my much deserved solitude, I investigated her perceived problem: some alleged cat hair on the knife handles.
She continued to overreact and refused to use those knives to cut her apple. Like a little cat hair is going to kill her?

And what does she consider the source of her perceived problem?

Hint: there are six felines currently living here: the four Oligarchy members and our two "guests". Five of us are "domestic short hairs".

Oh, could it possibly be "Mr. Butt in the Dish Drainer" longhair Quito who hangs out on the counters?


Perhaps if she suggested that he get his butt off the counter instead of going "oh, isn't he cute", she might not have occasion to be so dramatic about her new found standards.

And I could get back to my reading.

Humans. Who understands them?

--
Blackie

14 comments:

Patches & Mittens said...

Momma is blown away by the apple for supper!

A little cat hair never hurt anyone. Momma draws the line at drinking her coffee with hair floating in it, though.

Patches Lady

Zeus said...

Hmm. Oligarchy, it seems to me it is time to put your paw down for the sake of the homo sapien. This Quito character seems to think he owns your house, and that is a bit over the top in my opinion. You need to lay down the law, bring the noise, and give him the smack down, and any other host of idiomatic homo sapien sayings that describe protecting your own!

The Meezers said...

I gived up on understanding anyfing the beans do. it gives me a headache. - Miles

Gigolo Kitty said...

Humans have standards? You would never guess by looking at them!

Anonymous said...

the only part of the knifey thing that's got kitty fur on it is the handle an the cutty part is clean so why's she complainin? it's summer an we're gonna shed no matter how long our fur is. besides an apple doesn't need cutting - she should just put the bitey on it. we're pleased to say that our Lady had no stannerds an she says we live in a piggy sty

Derby said...

Mum has standards too, but they are that the place only has to be clean enough to pass a quick inspection. No spit and polish here.

Emma's Kat said...

Blackie- When's this Quito guy leavin'? She needs to put her foot down w/him! Really! Lol! Btw, Blackie...You're a mighty fine looking kitty!

Ayla said...

We're cats. We shed. They need to deal with it. I know the Mom gave up years ago.

Bonnie Underfoot said...

LOL! My woman can't unnerstand how I manage to send so much cat hair wif her to werk. I've nefur been there, but her allergic coworker can't efun borrow the xtra chair! An no one here goes by Martha Stooart, efur.

Victor Tabbycat said...

You don't see us complainin bout bean hair in our food, do you? I take treats frum Mom's fingers, an they can be sticky an stinky, but I'm not complainin! Geez.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

At least the hair she saw was still on the knife handle. The hair that Mom found was IN the watermelon that Dad cut up this mornin. That's quite a trick havin' your butt in the drainer Quinto. I might try that one when the Mom isn't lookin'.
=Beau Beau

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha... butt in the dish drainer... hahahaha...

brandi said...

We know better than to jump up on kitchen counters. But I must say, there is hair everywhere here. Except in the kitchen. So many fans blow it around!

Bravely Sir Robin said...

We had the same problem here. I have my cat condo by the dinner table so after the humans are done eating I can remind them it's time for my treats. Well, the inlaws came over and when I jumped onto my condo the man-inlaw acted disgusted and stood up and ate till my condo was moved! Hey, I was there FIRST! And besides, this is the very same human who puts those smelly sticks in his mouth!! (He goes outside to do that but still smells when he comes in - bleh!)