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What Is It Now ?

Updated on September 8, 2016
Here I am just waiting to be patted
Here I am just waiting to be patted
Look I am trying to hide from you
Look I am trying to hide from you
Just chilling being the good kitty I always am
Just chilling being the good kitty I always am

My Wife And I Are In Bed Ready For Sleep

My cat Charlotte has other plans

She scratches on the corner of the bed

Where there are claw marks from an earlier time

My wife and I say stop

Then she climbs on our bed which she has done often

We think to get comfortable and lay down

She usually lays by my side or lately down by my feet

Not tonight

I think she has settled down

I am ready to hit resume and continue just where I left off

She stretches behind my head

Ready to jump behind our bed

Once again we say no

This time my wife and I in harmony

Two stern voices simultaneously

She stops for a whole fifteen seconds

Then we hear another noise

My eyes are shut and I think she has climbed behind our bed

Where we have our old photo albums boxed up

She hasn't done that in awhile

I say come here

I keep tapping the bed

Thinking she will jump off the boxes behind our headboard

Then she will jump over my head and onto the open side of the bed

Little do I realize she is on our dresser

Which is on the other side of my wife

She can only crash land directly on the both of us

Ready to leap

She waits and still hesitating

Last minute thinking

Who is she going to land on first

For some strange reason one of my eyes peak open

Quickly I tell her oh no

I rush up out of bed

Reaching out my hand

She rubs side to side

As to say a friendly Hello

I pat her once and then grab her behind the neck with one hand

Then tuck my other hand under her

To lift her off gently

Now lowering her softly to the bed

She jumps down

I force myself to get up

Thinking she is trying to tell me something

I haven't quite learned her cat language

Even though I think she has mastered English very well

But refuses to let me know she knows

This way she can play the wild card

So soft, adorable and furry

Fantastic life long buddy and loyal friend

Our bed side companion when we are feeling lousy

Who never speaks one word of English

But has so much to say

Who me ?

Why didn't you tell me ?

I didn't understand the first ten times you told me ?

Definitely a cat with an attitude

Other pet owners agree

They call it catitude

I check her food

It's fine

I put fresh water right before bed

I clean out her cat box again

I did it earlier today

She is a very clean cat

She will usually pace the floor

When she thinks I should clean out her cat box

Even if she leaves the littlest present

I end up doing it often

I end up cleaning her box three times a day

Now she walks back and forth

The same rythem of a marching band in a parade

Walking, stopping and turning and walking some more

I decided to stay up and do a little writing

I pull up an empty chair next to me

Charlotte jumps up

Lays down and gets settled in

I pat her under the chin

Now she goes off into a deep sleep

I know people most people have dogs as pets

I think the cats have taken over

Charlotte wants to spread the word

Move over Rover

There is a new boss in town

Top cat who played on Sunday mornings

Is back and this is where he plans to stay


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Shanmarie I love how each cat has it's own personality. I also love cats and they make each day interesting . Some days I get endless amounts of love and other days my cat loves me and leaves me. Go figure. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Happy Saturday.

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      Shannon Henry 

      2 years ago from Texas

      I really enjoyed this one. I am such a cat person. Even when they drive me crazy. One of mine ALWAYS sits on my things when I am trying to work on something. I move them and he moves. But I have had cats my entire life and I miss the purr when they aren't around.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      MsDora Every time I think I figured her out she changes her mind and does something else. The good thing is it makes for a funny story. Thank you for taking the time and reading about our cat Charlotte. Charlotte thanks you too. Have a beautiful night.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      "Definitely a cat with an attitude." You gotta love those cats.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Ocfireflies I think I love mine more when she sleeps through the night. A cranky parent when I'm tired all day. Thank you for reading and sharing our love of our pets.

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      Dream on 

      2 years ago

      There are good times and bad. The times I remember most are the ones that keep me smiling non stop morning till night.

    • ocfireflies profile image


      2 years ago from North Carolina

      Cat attitude-you gotta love our cats and their attitudes-big smiles


    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      2 years ago

      Peach Purple Today it's my cat tomorrow my wife or both. They have so many ways of filling my life up with an endless array of love and surprises. Thank you for reading and sharing.

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      2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      your cat or your wife?? Cute


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