Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Dumb Cat

It's raining yet again here, a nice windy, driving rain. What does General (our not so smart cat) decide to do? Bolt outside when M leaves for work. Then cower under the car howling at the top of his lungs.

C: "Mommy....General is sad."

Mommy: "Yep, I bet he is. It's raining and he's outside."

C: "Maybe he wants you to go get him."

Mommy: "Yep, I bet he does." Long pause, uncomfortable silence.

C: "Are you going to get him?"

Mommy: "Nope. Are you?"

C: "I might get wet."

Mommy: "Exactly."


Mommy: "Dumb cat. Where's the umbrella."

C: "In the car."

Mommy: "Dumb cat."

After General had been retrieved, dried off, and fed a nice meal, what did he decide he wanted to do? Go outside again.

General: "AWRRAGGG. AWRRAGGG." Expectant look.

C: "General, Mommy doesn't make the same mistake twice. If you go out there you're on your own."

It's scary to here your sayings come out of your children's mouths. And no, Mommy didn't make the same mistake twice. General is still prowling from door to door hoping that one of them is the door to summer. If only he could walk through walls.