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Do You Belong Up There ?

Updated on June 15, 2011

I Don't Think So

Please get down

As she walks across our counter for the one thousand and eight hundreth time

Our kitten finds new ways to torture us slowly

She continues to hop up on the kitchen table flicking a pen to the floor

After watching the water pour down in between the center of the table where both ends meet

A vase sits tossed on it's side with the flowers on the floor already

Peek a boo I see you

She continues to play with everything in her view

She makes every place she can climb or go behind her next new hiding spot

She constantly reminds us that she can be wide awake every hour of the day

As we roll a whiffle ball across the floor

To entertain her and tucker her out

She runs with half full speed catching it before it reaches it's destination

I will be back as she trots to us easily

It is amazing how many things she can get into in one night

She has learned to open closet doors

By scratching at them until they open

You can hear our words shouting

C H A R L E T T E !!!!


At any given time during the night

We do not have to even be awake

With our eyes closed and our bodies lifeless

We sometimes yell simultaneously

My body tenses up without notice

I feel like a wet towel frozen in the snow

My body is now disfigured and it is next to impossible for me to go back to sleep

I sometimes instantly jump up like a snake in the attack mode

Ready to strike at any moment

How could I go from a peaceful sleep to this heart wrenching position

As my kitten playfully found her way into my wifes pajamas draw

Pulling out one top then a bottom as if she was going to get dressed

This can't be happening

She hides in the kitchen closet up behind the vacume cleaner

Then off to the house phone to play with the telephone cord knocking the phone to the floor with one swipe

Now she is behind the computer playing with all the wires

That was not enough fun she had to knock one of the speakers to the floor

Under our bed in search of a secret underground tunnel

So that she can instantly rise up in any room to start her next adventure

Trouble is not the word for it

I am surprised our house can take such a beating

She reaches up and claws the walls for what reason I don't know

She jumps on the side door screen and then hangs on for dear life

Was it a bug that she was after ?

She doesn't need a reason to do what she does

She is a kitten who jumps in mid air in a second

She claws our luggage and climbs the computer chair as if it was a jungle gym

What her plans are next I am not sure but she stops to eat

She has to refuel as she decides to charge the kitchen barrel

Earlier she was upside down in the office barrel struggling to get a piece of paper out

There is nothing she will not do

She is now staring at me straight into my eyes

As if she is unwillingly hypnotized

As she walks away she made it clear it is not me you hear

It is the wind that pulled the bathroom curtain down

It was also the wind that unraveled the toilet paper roll

The darn wind causes so much trouble

Where now she watches me fix the damage

One kitten

One house

A train wreck waiting to happen


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Charlu to experience 11 puppies that is a thrill in itself.I wouldn't be able to keep up.I don't know who I would want to play with first.Oh then I would realize that is 11 mouths to feed.Eleven vet check ups.Way to much for me too.You need to have lots a room.Great story thanks for sharing.

    • Charlu profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      My 11 puppies are awesome They will be a month old Thursday. It was a huge accident and the mother couldn't be spade until she got over mange, meanwhile obviously she hooked up When they were first born it was easy Now when they're not in their pen 20'x 10' or sleeping next to my bed in another small pen, they are under my feet wanting to play, food or attention. They are already paper (a few misses) trained and incredibly smart and that's not just because they are mine. They are so sweet If I had the money I would keep them all but that wouldn't be fair to my other knuckleheads. Thanks again for sharing and have an incredible day I have to go make puppy food Yeeehaw

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Charlu As I tried to type a response one kitten jumped on my lap and the cat went up on the printer walking infront of me.I will work around them or call it a day.I haven't decided what it is going to be.I grabbed ones tail to get him frustrated and just maybe they would want to move.That didn't work.They know me I love them to much to ever hurt them.I give them kisses all the time.Thanks for reading.Tell me about your wonderful puppies!!!!

    • Charlu profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      The things we do for love. I feel for you and relate but with puppies Ahhhhh Although as you said I wouldn't have it any other way. Well except in a couple of weeks when their all gone I won't know what to do with my time. Awesome and all the ups.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick They no our soft spot.They can melt our heart with their simple purr or a little rub against our leg.If they could talk I am sure they would be great poets too.Thanks for reading and sharing in the fun that we all seem to have for our wonderful pets.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      7 years ago from Great Britain

      Why is it that l can forgive a cat for ANYTHING?

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Color Blind Oh I want to hear some of your stories in your hubs.I want to share the pleasure and the pain.I wouldn't change it for the world.Each day is full of excitement.Bearachute They know how to push all our buttons.The love hate relationship continues.Eiddwen I know my my kitten is responsible for all my grey hairs and the rest of my hair she will find a way to pull out in my sleep if she reads this.Thanks everyone so much for reading.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      7 years ago from Wales

      Beautiful and I vote up all the way.Here's to many more hubs to share.

      Take care


    • bearachute profile image


      7 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Cats are great creatures huh?

    • Color Blind profile image

      Color Blind 

      7 years ago from Florida

      As someone who has had cats since childhood,This is beautiful, well written and oh so true!


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