Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Stuff On My (Aunt's) Cat

The other day we went to my aunt's for dinner, and her cat Geoffrey (yes, that is his name, and how she spells it) was sleeping on the couch when we arrived.

Before we got there, someone, perhaps my mother, had put a catnip mouse on his side. He slumbered on. So DH put another cat toy on his side. He continued to sleep. So then I added another one. Still no reaction.

My aunt has an enormous number of toys for this cat. There is hardly a place in her apartment that is not festooned with some kind of toy. Gradually we managed to find all of the toys within reach and place them gently on the cat, who was oblivious.

Suddenly I realized this was a perfect opportunity to take a Stuff On My Cat picture. How could we resist?

I haven't actually submitted it to the Stuff On My Cat site (they say it takes months before it will show up anyway due to the large number of submissions!) but I thought I would share it here in the meantime!

As you can see, his eyes are open in this picture. He had started to become aware that Something was Happening. Sure enough, the next toy we placed on him was the last straw and he got up, spilling all of the toys every which way, and departed in a Huff.

We didn't see him for the rest of the evening.


D.K. Raed said...

Geoff was a good sport. He took it as long as he could & left without inflicting injuries on his tormenters. Must have been deep into a very good cat dream.

Fran said...

That is hilarious!!!! Thanks for this!!!

two crows said...

yep, Geoff took it well, it sounds like.
I hope his dignity wasn't fatally bruised and he comes back and makes up pretty soon.

you know what they can be like if they feel the least bit slighted.
I made the mistake of laughing at a cat once. he didn't speak to me for a week.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Well, seriously, how would you feel if someone came along while you slept and piled a laptop, iPod, cell phone, TV remote, beach-reading paperback, and video game joystick on top you and then took a photo to post on the Internet?

I'm sure he felt it was a serious affront to his gravitas. (And I'm equally sure that was good for him. LOL)

enigma4ever said... funny....too funny...and what a great cat.....thanks for sharing the photo of the moment....

Distributorcap said...

how would you feel if someone drop stuff all over you if you were sleeping

dont answer that


Geoffrey (was this cat born in the UK?) is a cutie

Anonymous said...


I have a cat that looks just like this! Here name is Mimin. And great link to Stuff on My Cat. I put little outfits on my cats. Whose gonna be doing a photo shoot for daddy when I get home? : )

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