January 20, 2006

This Will Not Be a Regular Feature

But seeing as it is still just-barely Friday, here: Have some cats.

Sally, the fattest, dumbest, but most manageable cat in the world. Sally demands a mere three things in life:

1. One, and only one, particular brand of dry cat food to eat. Luckily for me this brand is widely available.

2. A short trip outside at night to lick the sprinkler water off the sidewalk, despite being provided perfectly potable fresh water inside, which she is content to imbibe all other times of the day, that is, right up until the moment she hears those delicious SPRINKLERS come on. Mmm--runoff!

3. That I never come anywhere near her with this accursed camera again.

This, on the other hand, is the high-maintenance diabetic cat, Cocoa:

Do you think maybe he went diabetic because I named him after a sugary beverage? Nah, there's no science in it. I'm thinking he went diabetic because at his peak weight he was 28 pounds. Here he's going for the slimming effect of posing next to the bag my textbooks came home in. The New Mexico State University bookstore says "THANKS" to me for purchasing a new edition Spanish textbook for ninety-six dollars! Plus a nonrefundable-under-any-circumstances accompanying CD for twenty-five dollars! To which I say "You're sure welcome, you thieving bastards!" By semester's end, I may even know how to say it in Spanish!

Posted by Ilyka at January 20, 2006 11:00 PM in navel gazing

That would be "de nada, ladrones bastardos"

Posted by: caltechgirl at January 21, 2006 12:20 AM

Tu gato gordo es muy guapo.

Posted by: Kenneth at January 22, 2006 01:45 AM