Leo 2

Leo 2
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Let’s see, now . . . . I must be late for a nap, because I think I’ve been awake for 27 minutes and 8 seconds already! That’s right — I first woke when I heard the can-opener. It took my stupid owner at least 44 seconds to get those sautéed bits of chopped fish-heads into my special polka-dotted ‘Leo’ ceramic dish with the no-slip rubber base. (You’d think the guy was paid by the hour!)

Five seconds more to finish up every last morsel, then a few more to splash my water dish across the kitchen hardwood. Luckily, that big sunbeam returned to the living room couch just in time for me to rest and recharge my batteries for my next activity.

Eleven minutes worth of furiously staring down birds and squirrels in the yard next door, then a quick trip to befoul the litter box. I sucked up over 7 minutes getting scratches on my head, ears and cheeks, while being showered with praise for my good behavior (i.e. not dropping my load right on the hall carpet, like last time).

Hope they don’t check the ragged hems of the dining room drapes anytime soon.

Harass the dog for another five and a half minutes, and I’m just about wiped out . . . hmmm, what’s on the agenda for tomorrow? 

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parduc 5 years ago from Kos island, Greece

Awesome little piece of writing, funny cartoon! Voted up!

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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

Thanks, parduc! Hopeyou enjoy more.


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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

I must be part feline, because when I worked the graveyard shift, I literally had to figure out on paper when I would eat, when I would sleep, and when I could sit down and watch tv. This kitty I think has gotten it figured out!


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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

CM: When in doubt, eat, then sleep. There's never anything good on TV and work can always wait; it always seems to be there anyway.


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lovelypaper 5 years ago from Virginia

You've described that life of a cat beautifully. I like your cartoon.


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rickzimmerman 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio Author

Thanks, lovelypaper. Hope you get a chance to sample some of my others (like Whopper Spaniel?).

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