Monday, October 4, 2010

I'm a Total Sucker

I'm a total sucker... I openly and fully admit it.  My cats are the royal court around here and they know it -- we humans just have to give it up and stop trying to fight it!  For example, a few years ago, I bought a cozy, tan-colored sweatery-jackety thing at a garage sale.  I loved it -- it was very soft and kept me warm on those crisp autumn days.  Here in Minnesota, those autumn days arrived a few weeks ago; I was so happy to slip that cushy, snug sweatery-jackety thing off its hanger and onto my chilly arms.  Then it began...

I wore the sweatery-jackety thing for a few days and, instead of hanging it up at the end of the day, I draped it over a chair.  I forgot to mention it had two drawstring cords that hung from the hood; attached to the cords were these fabulously soft puffy balls (aka cat toys).  So as my sweatery-jackety thing hung from the chair, Phoebe regularly stalked and batted the floofy balls. One chilly morning, I slipped on my cozy piece of outerwear, only to find the floofy-fuzzies were missing!!  This was Phoebe's first maneuver in slowly taking ownership of the sweatery-jackety thing.

Then one afternoon, I felt too lazy to hang it back in the closet so I left it on the dining room table.  When I awoke the next morning, I found Phoebe sleeping on it, further sealing her takeover.  

p.s. Cats on tables are a no-no in our house!
She honestly seemed obsessed with this piece of clothing; her fascination led her to pulling it off chairs and napping atop it, wherever it might have fallen.

After days of watching this courtship, I submitted and placed Phoebe's beloved sweatery-jackety thing on her perch of the cat tree.

Now she smiles smugly at me from her newly-commandeered spot on the sweatery-jackety thing.  After all, she knew it was hers all along, didn't she?


  1. She was very nice to have let you borrow it as long as she did…..

  2. She won!!! Admit it... It's over for that jackety thing. HEE HEE

  3. Oh my gosh, it's not just me. Got a great fuzzy, soft blanket from a friend the other day, and Blondie is slowly taking it over. These guys own us.

  4. well after all, it truly is HER color...quite becoming I must say!
    Now c'mon! As A kitty mama you didn't know those "floofy things" hanging off would attract her? lol
    She has good taste!

  5. Awww, that is so sweet your mommy gave you the seatery jackety thing. And weren't on the table, you were on the sweatery jackety thing!

  6. He he he! Mama can commiserate--one of her friends made her a warm afghan to throw on the couch, but it wasn't long before it became ours!

  7. From what I can tell, at least from our place, that seems totally normal!

  8. Phoebe...I am the Queen of the entire household and the household revolves around me, so I understand. You did the right thing and your expression in the last picture is worth diamonds and rubies!!

  9. LOL! The furries rule at my house too. Keeps me and Hubby humble.

  10. What a great story! That Pheobe sure is a special kitty. Your Saffy looks like my Snafu! I did a double take when I saw your pictures. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
    ~Lisa Co9T


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