Tuesday, September 16, 2008

(I Can't Think of Anymore Titles With Cat Puns Except "Cat-astrophe," But I Have A Feeling I'll Need to Save That One)

Aside from irrational fears about what it means to be a single, female cat-owner, things just really aren't going that well.

Maybe it's because Spark Plug doesn't like her name (even though we call her "Sparks" or "Sparkle" instead). Whatever the reason, though, she and I don't seem to be getting along very well. Sunday was nice--but that was it. Since then we've just been driving each other nuts.

I don't think this speaks very well for me, somehow. On the other hand, it's one thing for me to alter my life and habits for the presence of other human beings. I have a much harder time doing it for animals, I'm afraid. I just don't think I'm that good with them . . . and I'm not entirely sure I care, except in the sense that I feel as if I should.

So, if you know of anyone who would like a very cute little kitten with a ton of personality which would probably blossom around someone who isn't me, let me know. We'll just pack her right into the engine and drive her on over . . .


Billy McGuiness said...

Hey Jenn, Sorry to hear you and the kitten aren't getting along...
My wife and I had been talking about getting another cat/kitten so our cat would have something other than us and the girls to play with.
If in a week or so you don't find anyone else, or you and the cat don't bond let me know and we would be happy to add her to the family.

Jenn said...

Wow--Billy, you're awesome! THANK YOU--I think just knowing there's a potential "out" helps a lot . . .

I'll keep you posted.

dave grosser said...

You can't think of another pun for your title, Jenn? The possibilities are endless.

Like catastrophic cataclysmic,
Catatonic catalog
Cat tryin' to eat my dog
Everything begins with cat.

I once knew a cat who ran from home
And now she lives in a catacomb
She's content cuz she's alone
Everything begins with cat.

Catapillar, catapult,
Catalythic catalyst
Cat talking to my analyst
Everything begins with cat.

Like a cat burlgar who's ticklish
Cat Steven's favorite Dish is Ketchup covered catfish
Everything begins with cat.

With apologies to Kurt Lightner:

Rhonda said...

sorry I'm allergic. :(

Annelise said...

Loved Dave's response! :-)

Jenn said...

Dave--how did I not even THINK of that?! (I posted on Kurt's fb wall to let him know you quoted him. He was, as they say in England, "chuffed." Chuffed is good, by the way.)

Rhonda--no worries--though I'm sorry you're allergic.

Mom--me too!

jasdye said...

allergic to cats, don't really like them, and the babe is definitely more a dog person. o, and we have no space, live halfway around the country and my wife doesn't like animals (sometimes i prefer them to people, though).

jasdye said...

on the other hand, i'm glad you're not the old cat lady.

least not yet.