The trials and tribulations of cat ownership

Most of you know that I have two cats. Josephine is not smart enough to have worries.

Her top three thoughts are:

  1. I love my endless supply of cat kibble!
  2. Tummy rub!
  3. Ooh, mousie!

Arthur is…too smart for his own good. He’s all angsty and emo – look at him there, contemplating all that’s wrong with the world!

His top three thoughts are:

  1. Kibble is the opiate of the masses.
  2. Tummy rubs, like life, are fleeting and meaningless.
  3. That’s not a real mouse.

I just know he’s got a stash of bad poetry around here somewhere. And so he acts out, desperate to keep his oppressors (i.e., me, the one who supplies him with food and a warm, comfy place to live and won’t let him dye his fur black or wear eyeliner [I ask him if he would jump off a bridge if all the other cats were doing it, but he just rolls his eyes at me]) at bay by doing unspeakable things on my bed. While I’m in my bed!

So, I went to Petsmart and loaded up on enough soothing cat pheromones to stop a tiger! Cross your fingers that Arthur is feeling soothed and content and happy. If the pheromones don’t work, it’s on to Kitty Prozac.

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2 thoughts on “The trials and tribulations of cat ownership

  1. I LOVE those two pictures – so cute! I hope the cat pheromones are effective in battling Arthur’s angst. By the way, I had no idea you could just go out and buy cat pheromones at the local Petsmart – it’s good to know, but I suspect that Beckett, like Josephine, is not smart enough to have worries.

  2. poor josephine. i think she’s TOO smart to have worries, because she realises she’s just going to enjoy life for what it is… that’s much smarter than being all angsty like arthur, yes?

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