Case of the Mondays

I planned on writing a story today because it’s been a while since I’ve written one but my brain is just not cooperating. All I can think about is finishing this book I’m reading. I’m about halfway and I’m seriously addicted. The other thing I keep thinking about is my cat.

I’ve introduced my cats on here before. Milliardo, the jerk, has been really social lately. We’ve had an unusual amount of traffic come through our house and usually he hides. Well, unless it’s my husband’s brother because they have the same tone of voice and I think Mil thinks the brother is the daddy. In the last week, my mom stayed with us, my grandma came to visit, my mother in law came to visit as well as my cousins.

Lately he’s come out and cuddled with everyone. I don’t know if it’s his older age and he’s mellowing out or what but we like this Milliardo.

So yesterday, we’re chilling on the couch. My husband is playing video games and watching Youtube and I’m reading; our normal Sunday activities.

You ever have one of those moments where you can foresee what’s about to happen, and you could prevent it from happening, but you let it happen anyway? We had one of those moments.

I was deep into my book and he was deep into his game. Even though we’re involved, we’re still aware of each other and our surroundings. Milliardo decides he wants to come up and cuddle with us. Usually he picks a body and makes himself comfortable on said body. This time he decided he wanted to lay between us. The best way for me to describe this is by showing you a crude drawing:

I’m the stick figure on the left and my husband is the stick figure on the right. The green dot is the pillow fort behind us and the brown rectangle is the table that my husband has feet propped on. The red one is Millardo. He decides to jump on the couch at my feet. I’m usually the body he chooses because he likes me a little bit more than my husband most days. He jumps up at my feet and lays down to get comfortable. Then he decides I’m not very comfy and he wants to go lay on the husband instead. Again, we were involved in our respective entertainments but we watched him start to walk over.

Cats like to pat out their path before actually taking the steps; have to make sure its a solid area. He pats the yellow area between us and must have thought it was safe. He placed one paw and all his weight into this spot and SPLAT he landed on the floor! Then he immediately jumped up on the couch and had these huge eyes at us before he ran away.

We both burst out laughing.

Me: Did you see that??

Hub: Yes, I did.

Me: He didn’t judge that very well did he?

Hub: No, he didn’t. I knew that was going to happen.

Me: Why didn’t you stop him from doing it?

Hub: Why didn’t YOU stop him from doing it?

Me: I mean cat’s gotta learn… It was like watching a person trip and fall and get back up like it never happened!

Hub: (laughs) You’re terrible. He’s never going to trust another blanket again.

Me: He’ll be fine! We’re laughing with him not at him. He just doesn’t know it yet.

Hub: Cats don’t laugh?

Me: Says who?

Hub: *shakes his head*

Have you ever had moments where you knew what was going to happen but you let events play out anyway? Do you think we should have stopped Milliardo from his fall? Let me know in the comments below!

Nel

Happily married, bookaholic, Netflix-a-holic sharing random experiences and interpretations of my world which is brutally honest most of the time.

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      • Nope we had an episode involving my 86 year old in laws. We just got them set up in assisted living and they are going today. My father in law keeps falling and my mother in law can’t pick him up so they can’t live alone anymore. It’s all very sad and hard to watch. We should be on our way tomorrow and we can’t wait to get out of here.

        • Oh geez! Well I’m glad you got them in a good place that will be able to help them regularly. Keep us posted on your travels! I hope they go smoothly and you don’t have anymore hiccups πŸ™‚

  1. OMG!! Too funny! I am having a shit day at work so far. Uggghhhh can we rewind to Friday and start again. I am bruised and battered from Sunday when my hound dog shot out the front door like the house was on fire, knocking me on my arse in the process. I have bruises and cuts everywhere. Anyone want a dog? LOL* πŸ˜‰ You made me smile with your crazy conversation over the cat. Thanks. πŸ™‚

    • Awww! Hope your work day goes better! I’m having a blah day. I have work to do that I don’t feel like doing. I just want to go back to sleep. Why did your dog run out the house so fast?? I’m glad I could make you smile! πŸ˜€ <3

      • He is lime that. He sees a opening and he will dart. I think he thinks there is something to chase on the other side. My other two dogs will come outside and not leave the yard, but the hound will take off like his butt is on fire. I just happened to be in the way this time. πŸ˜‚

  2. Oh, what a great story to start off Monday! Heehee. I love cats and their minds. They’re all so different. πŸ˜‰ I probably would’ve done the same thing. Cats are cats! πŸ’–

    • Thanks πŸ™‚ They’re very special creatures that’s for sure! I used to hate cats believe it or not but I’ve grown to love them thanks to my cats.

  3. So adorable! Now compare this to parenting… what would you do if it were a child? LOL

    Great read today. And it is a story. Just a real life one. Yay!

    Now what book are you reading? Another Bourbon King and loving it? LOL

    • Haha I felt I needed visuals to be able to describe the situation in the best way possible. Paint can be very handy!

  4. Thanks for a Monday giggle. Yes, I see a lot of things about to happen that I let happen. Some are funny. Some are life experience things that someone needs to learn.

  5. Hilarious! Seriously Nel, do you think that cat would have listened. Mil jumped back oh the couch to say, “I meant to do that”. πŸ™€πŸ˜ΎπŸ˜Έ

  6. I believe cats do have a sense of humor, but your kitty probably wasn’t laughing there. They also know when they look like a fool. They’re very proud animals.

  7. Hahaha! Poor Milliardo. Poor you, too. You do know that cats will always have their revenge. I’d sleep with one eye open for a while. Wait! Don’t do that! He’ll go for the eye! Keep an ear open. Much less chance of permanent damage that way.

    • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ milliardo is too scared to do anything. Like he’s the literal definition of a pussy cat. He can have a mean streak, don’t get me wrong, but revenge? That’s too much work. I’m sure you have some awesome animal stories you’d like to share Linda?!?

            • Oh geez. My friend said try organic coconut oil. It’s a natural anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti fungal. She said feed it to him as well as rub it on his skin.

            • I was just reading that! I’ve been trying to trick him into letting me put ozonated olive oil on him. That is usually a cure-all. I like the idea of giving him something internally as well as externally. Thanks for the suggestion!

    • Yes! Haha, sometimes you just have to. Plus he’s getting older so he could use some more pep in his step! Love hearing from you too! Glad I could bring you a bit of laughter today πŸ™‚

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