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All The Comforts Of Home

Updated on May 11, 2011

When Silence Is Golden

It is early morning around one am or actually more closer to two

My wife and our one cat and little kitten are asleep

What should I do ?

You guessed it

Absolutely nothing

Disturb any one of them and the quiet peaceful serene home

Turns into a day at the amusement park

My wife not missing a beat saying ticket please

Our kitten opening every door like it was the next wild ride

The oldest of the bunch by far is my cat who just wants to eat

So he would be in line at each refreshment stand ready for the next delicious mouth watering treat

Then this would go on all day long until I am totally exausted and have no energy left

I would be weary eyed and think I am looking into one of those funny mirrors

Because all I would be seeing is double or distorted people as I keep trying to keep my eyes open

Forcing them apart all blood shot and red

How do I do it seven days a week with no rest

How do they do it ?

Going nonstop from morning to night

They keep me riding on the edge of my seat like I was sitting in the first seat of the roller coaster every time

Never a dull moment

I don't know how I haven't lost my breakfast yet

Nerves of steel thats how

More like lack of brain cells so I never get the full effect

When it finally hits me when others would of been begging for mercy for hours

I just calmy say

It is just another day at home with the ones I love

Boy do I love the sound of nothing

I can just jump for joy

Careful I almost blew it

I got so excited I almost slipped up

I moved my chair to fast and I think I heard my kitten stirring

Then I went into the freezer for a late night celebration

My cat is listening and I know he heard me

Just to lazy to move until he knows for sure it is worth his while

Even though I opened the freezer door so gently I couldn't even hear it open

My cat can smell food within fifty yards

Usually I here him jump off the bed and then I know I have been had

This time I took extra precautions to ensure my piece of mind and sanity

I muffled the sound of the silverware draw opening that is a squeak he knows only to well

Easy ...Easy.. Almost there

Look right in front of me a spoon sitting in the dish strainer

Why didn't I see it

Look dummy look

It is too late now my hand is already on the spoon

I am feeling lucky tonight

Remember one wrong sound and I am a gonner

Sometimes my cat just gets up to check things out

He will go back to bed sleeping on the edge of the bed with my wife

If all checks out fine and nothing looks out of place

If I am where I should be in the office doing boring typing on the computer

The sound that puts him to sleep just like the sound of rain

Boy he loves to sleep

He sleeps twenty two hours out of every day

Two hours for his afternoon walk back and forth to the all you can eat cat buffet

To gorge himself until he looks like a giant over stuffed monkey ready to explode at the seams one of the ones you see haging over those carnival games that are all fixed and you never can win

Back to the ice cream before it melts

My house is small

It is like a fun house until the kitten wakes up then it becomes the haunted house where everything moves magically

Even though I know my ghost is my little kitten with paw fever

She has to knock everything over until she hears the sound of crash

Then she is happy

She doesn't scare easily as I jump and clean up the mess

She is up to her next stunt without a net underneath

She has practiced this stunt so many times when I am not home

I am surprised that she is alive to show us one more time

I forgot cats have nine lives

I think my kitten is special she has nine lives every day

Well I am off to follow in the footsteps of my cat

To stuff my face with all the ice cream my stomach will hold

Then that will give me the courage to face any challanges that tomorrow will bring

Good night and may your silence be as rewarding as mine


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick They are both sleeping together and I am sure they are both dreaming of another day of adventure.They remind me of the little rascals they are always getting into trouble.Thanx so much.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Oh! Dream On.... You had me in stitches reding this one. l love cats so much , whenever you describe cat or kitten behaviour l can see it and hear every crash.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Kafsoa There is no stopping a kitten.They do what they want to do.Lovable and they find danger at every turn.They are fearless and we can always share the wonderful times we have that are so so special.If I didn't know better I think your kitten probably found a new owner to tease and terrorize.Thanx so much.

    • kafsoa profile image


      7 years ago

      Dream On, as usual you give us joy when we read your hubs. I had a kitten like the one you're writing about, but it ends with a big escape, he was really like a ghost that can make problems even when sleeping. one day, as everybody was hurrying to school he ran like a horse. we all tried to catch him but no way, I'm still sad that I lost him and still dream of him.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Eiddwen My life my world.I try to make it as funny as I can.So when I laugh others can laugh with me.Thanxs and it so nice to be read.Heart4thword I keep trying to do what they do naturally.Finding time for extra sleep,always having reasons to eat and having endless fun.I love those Cats.Thanx for sharing in my life of one happy moment after another.

    • heart4theword profile image


      7 years ago from hub

      Cats, are always a fun topic of interest. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Hi DREAM ON,

      Thank you so much for sharing this one with us again.

      Your hubs are always of the high standard that you have set yourself and I love them.

      here's to many sharing of hubs.

      Take care



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