Saturday, 14 May 2011

Mickey time again

The Lady Of The House's parents are off to Scarborough for a week's holiday (lucky things), so the LOTH is looking after their cat, Mickey, who has now reached the grand old age of 20.

Sorry I didn't tell you about his birthday when he reached it....but he is a cat and although I love him virtually you should know by now that me and cats in the flesh don't mix.

In fact, on that subject, there was a bit of a cat-related incident yesterday afternoon on our second walk of the day. But it wasn't ALL my fault.

Me and the LOTH were nearly home when I saw a cat (she didn't) and I lunged on my lead in the feline's general direction. She said "no" (she always does but I usually ignore her) and held my lead tight and taut and the next thing we knew she had tumbled backwards off the pavement and into the road. I averted my eyes so she wasn't embarrassed. It is a very quiet road so there weren't any cars and she picked herself up and headed home. But when she took her coat off her elbow had taken a really bad knock and it swelled up into ever such a funny shape as the evening wore on.

She is fine though and padded it up (because she said it was very painful if anyone touched it) and even did two hours rattling a collecting tin for Marie Curie Cancer Care this afternoon before coming home to watch the FA Cup Final. She asked me to ask our UK followers is anyone else knows why Stacey Solomon sang the National Anthem in an American accent.

Tonight it's apparently something called the Eurovision Song Contest - which is also a cause for great excitement in our house despite the fact that NO-ONE in Europe ever votes for the UK entry. The Girl Of The House and her boyfriend are coming home for it and they are going to drink Sangria and cheer on Blue who are singing "I Can" for the UK. I hope they can too.

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Katnip Lounge said...

Winnie, one day a kitty might give you "what for"...just sayin! You might owe your Mom a snuggle or two today after pulling the rug out from under her!

Suzanne said...

Winnie, I'm glad to hear your Mom is OK. Please take more care on your walks. She does only have two legs to balance on and not 4. ;)

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Happy Birthday to Mickey!! We hope your mom is okay after that accident Winnie!! Lots of love, Holly & Mom

scotsmad said...

Around here it is ALWAYS the cat's fault!!!!

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Finn said...

Winnie, we should not be expected to conform when something so obscene as a cat is seen in broad daylight! Hope your LOTH is feeling better though.

houndstooth said...

We promised our good friend that we'd cheer for Sweden to win Eurovision this year! I wish we could watch that on TV when all of you are watching it!

Winnie, I wish we had a video of you and your mom with that cat! I almost caught a bird in my mouth this afternoon when we went out, but I swear he flew straight at me, the little nut job!


Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh my...sorry to hear about the elbow. No more lunging or there might be no more walkies!

Mr. Pip said...

Ouch, that sounds painful! I live in a very confused household. My feline sister Rosie sometimes lunges at me like that, but I have never lunged at her. I should let her read this post and then maybe she would realize that I should be the boss of the house!

Your pal, Pip

Sue said...

Winnie, hopefully over time you will come to realise, as Song has (although she does have her moments, especially if it's a black and white cat) that cats have far too many bones to make them a worthy meal:)

Hope your mums elbow is much better this morning.

BZ Training said...

You must be more careful! If her elbow is banged up too badly, she won't be able to hold the leash and you won't get to go on a walk! Hopefully it will heal up quickly. :)

Sarge said...

Hey Winnie!
Wow, Mickey looks fabulous for 20! Hope your Mom's belbo is better. Definitely blame that cat!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Bouncing Bertie said...

Hi Winnie, we do hope your Mum's elbow is recovering. Sometimes us dogs just don't know our own strength. And of course, we need also to remember that to be bipedal is an inherently unstable arrangement!
Too bad about the Eurovision....
(Anyway, surely Azerbaijan isn't Europe?)
Toodle pip!
PS We once met a young lad from the USA who asserted that singers sing in American accents because that is "the natural way to talk"....

Bobby said...

Oh! Winnie it is not allowed to yank your human off their feet.
We did not watch the Euro Song Contest, we dont know who won.
Licks Bobby

Pup Fan said...

Glad to hear that the LOTH is okay!

Remington said...

Happy Birthday to Mickey! 20 years old! Amazing!

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