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Thursday, July 24, 2008

I Get No Respect

For a few weeks now, The Family has noticed that one of the barn cats has developed a hitch in his get-along. He walks a little funny, kinda like John Wayne, and has a large, hangy-down lump on his side. He's been a little hard to pin down so they haven't been able to investigate this oddity any closer until today. It hasn't seemed to bother him much. He still eats and lounges around in his striped jammies all day with the rest of the rat patrol, but this has been a bother to My Boy and My Girl. The Family wants answers.


This morning, My Girl was able to catch the tabby cat and he was taken to the veterinarian. And what did they find out? Kitty has a hernia. I myself think it happened because he wasn't lifting with his knees, but everyone else thinks something else. Can you see where this is going?




Yes, you're right. The finger is being pointed at me! Hey, just because I played tuggers with a cat one time, does that mean that I did this on one of my romps outside the yard? There is absolutely no shred of evidence to support this accusation. Nothing at all. They can't prove a thing, and the cat's not talking.



Now Mom is miffed because the cat is staying at the hospital, there will be a vet bill, probably a little physical therapy and recoup time at home, etc. Said cat will be waited on hand and foot around here until he's returned to outside duty once again. Much ado about nothing, I say, but nobody is listening to my opinion right now. Like Rodney Dangerfield, I get no respect.



Then again, it might not be so bad having a kitty in the house for a little while. Here, kitty, kitty, kitty...
~Tell

9 comments:

Asta said...

Tell
I think you'we wight..kitty must have lifted somthing heavy not using knees..it cewtainly can't have anything to do wif you..I wespect you.
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Jackson said...

Hey Tell, at least the cat's not talking! J x

Eric said...

What a gross misjustice to point the finger at you Tell. I bet the kittie instigated any game of tuggie you may or may not have played. I agree with you, he needs to learn the proper health and safety lifting technique. I hear some of the rats nowadays can be fairly hefty.Pawhaps you can give him a little Wiry therapy when he's recouperating in the house?

Wags, Eric x

Dewey Dewster said...

Gee Tell...

I'm sure that ya had nothin' ta do with the kitty's health problems at all...of course it always helps that he's not sayin' anything either...I bet you two will have a rompin' good time when he comes home to recuperate.....enjoy...

Dewey Dewster here.....

Pacco de Mongrel said...

oh, they are juz looking for scapegoat...i'm sure u are truely innocent..

Agatha and Archie said...

Of COURSE it is becasue he didn't lift correctly.....we see that everyday here......and we agree with Pacco..YOU ARE JUST THE SCAPEGOAT...Love A+A

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Yep, we're with Pacco, Agatha & Archie...surely YOU had nothing to do with it! Have a nice weekend, Rodney (I mean, Tell)!

Aire-hugs,
Poppy, Penny & Patches

Noah the Airedale said...

We dogs always get the blame. Don't worry matie there's no real proof that it was you. Cat was defo lifting something heavy.

Noah

Timi said...

Poor guy! Charlie gets blamed for a lot of Franklin The Cats problems too here at this house. Usually it's Franklins fault. He's kind of a trouble maker like most cats.
We feel your pain.