#104 Coping with cats


While clearly adorable, cats do make life more interesting and sometimes more challenging for the people they own.

In a recent post, I shared the obsession  that one the cats who has shared ownership over me had developed with my bow tie. I can now report that this activity has reached olympic sport levels where every day I hide the bow tie in different, seemingly secure, location and Cat finds it, liberates it from its captivity and drags it to his food bowl. For example, yesterday I left it in a zipped bag and somehow Cat managed to unzip the bag and retrieve the tie. Hiding it in a cupboard no longer works as this only results in a lot of annoying cat related cupboard scratching.

I tried giving up and leaving it in his bowl but he brought it back for me to hide again. It was damp.

One of Cat’s other obsessions is drinking water, not from the expensive water filter we bought, from the tap. The other cat who owns the house, Kit, has decided to join him so that now both of them drink at the sink making ablutions more difficult and subject to lengthy delays.


When he isn’t finding bow ties or drinking out of taps, he’s trying to sit on my laptop. The laptop in the photo died, I think it was due to the volume of hair which had slipped through the keyboard and clogged up the inside.

Such is life with cats. They entertain and they’re an excellent distraction from writing.

About M J Dees

M J Dees lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil with his wife, daughter and two cats. He has written three novels, Living with Saci, The Astonishing Anniversaries of James and David, Part One, and When The Well Runs Dry. He is currently editing the fourth and writing the fifth. You can sign up for more information on his book launches at http://eepurl.com/cTnAD5 and receive a free copy of Living With Saci.
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1 Response to #104 Coping with cats

  1. mathisclanva says:

    How funny Cat wants to play. She/he must have been a dog in a previous life. LOL. Since obviously Cat has reincarnated up to a more intelligent life form. LOL.


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