Sunday, May 15, 2005

Is She Sending Us a Message?

I don't know what to think. We woke up yesterday morning to find this in the doorway to the guest bedroom.

The object itself is meant to be a cute replacement cap for your toothpaste tube. It's a little blobby person - you probably can't make out the two huge, perfectly round eyes on the top. And the hand over his mouth swings away to cap and uncap your toothpaste. We got it as I think maybe a wedding shower present along with some other cute bathroom things, a similar little blue guy that holds dental floss, etc.

Anyway, Leela claimed it, and she's been kicking it around the house for months now. If the shot were closer, you'd see the tooth marks. It's actually one of her favorite toys, the one she's most likely to end up lying on top of, looking pleased with herself at the end of a long session of stalking and mauling household objects.

But what we find remarkable is that she somehow managed to stand it up, right in the doorway, perfectly aligned with the doorframe. And she's left it standing there for two days now.

I'm starting to get a little creeped out honestly. It's making me think of that line of crucified figures along the ridgeline in Planet of the Apes. And its expression - with its huge, round eyes and hand clapped over its perfectly "o"-shaped mouth - is starting to feel a little ominous.

I'm beginning to suspect she's sending us a message: "Stay out of the guest bedroom. This place is mine." It's just a matter of time before her cunning plan to dominate the whole house comes to fruition...

[[UPDATE]] Well, she's finally knocked the thing over, and that's a load off our minds. But look at that expression. I'm not sure this is much of an improvement...


At May 15, 2005 at 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I actually laughed out loud at this

At May 15, 2005 at 6:34 PM, Blogger Hallucinogenious said...

Great Post! And a damn beautiful cat!!!

At May 16, 2005 at 7:35 AM, Blogger Laura said...

omg, that is funny! What a fun, fun, fun! blog

At May 16, 2005 at 9:12 AM, Blogger Holly said...

lol... I needed a good laugh today and this was it. Thanks! Nice blog, too! :)

At May 16, 2005 at 8:39 PM, Blogger Morris said...

Cute cat.

Ask Morris

At May 16, 2005 at 9:30 PM, Blogger shannon said...

That is hilarious. You can actually almost read her thoughts! :)

At May 17, 2005 at 11:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...what a way cute story..
i loved it.. but I agree with you, its kinda weird that it sat the for a couple of days..

At May 18, 2005 at 12:38 AM, Blogger John said...

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I think Leela already assumes the house belongs to her. And us. One of the things I'm working on for an upcoming post is cat social behavior. I suspect she may really think she's the leader of the family unit, and we're below her in the pecking order.

Glad you're enjoying the blog, and please keep on visiting!


Post a Comment

<< Home