Saturday, October 24, 2015

Karma, It'll Bite You In The Ass

So, I was sitting on the toilet Friday morning. Yes, that really is how this story begins.

So, I was sitting on the toilet and Dudo decided, as always, it was a perfect opportunity for us to spend some time together. First, he forcefully pushed the door open with his front paws. He checked to make sure I wasn't getting into the shower and then ran for a toy. (The usual routine.)

I threw the toy. He fetched it. I threw it again. He fetched it again. The third time, he returned with a long knotted-up string. We had a tug-of-war. I threw it. He fetched it. He tired of that and then raised up on his hind legs to head-butt my thigh. I took the hint and stroked and petted him. He clearly wanted to hop up on my lap. That was not about to happen.

I stopped responding to his head butts, assuming he'd leave me in peace.

Then I yelped.

DUDO, OUR LITTLE ANGEL.
(CLICK FOR THE BIGGER PICTURE.)

Annoyed by my lack of attention, Dudo bit me on the ass! Well, more precisely, he gave me a love bite (with his sharp little teeth) on the upper thigh.

The message: "Don't ignore me, goddammit!"

I of course gave him a stern lecture. He apologised.


Show me your teeth...

22 comments:

  1. moral of this story - DO NOT IGNORE THE CAT!

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    1. Anne Marie (in philly):
      I just read your comment to Dudo. He looked at me and said, "Well, duh! Maybe I should move in with her!"

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  2. My Blackso keeps wanting to jump into my lap when I'm having a sit-down too. All I can do is to shoo him, when he walks a little away, but stops and sits looking at me with a dejected, why-are-you-being-so-cruel-to-me expression.

    Btw: Above, Dudo's forelegs look so looooooooong. Are they really like that?

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    1. Ray:
      Oh, I hate that why why-are-you-being-so-cruel-to-me expression.

      There's may be some distortion (but not much) in that photo due to camera angle, but Dudo is very lithe and long-legged. Our niece calls him Kate Moss.

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  3. moral of the story -- lock the bathroom door LOL

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    1. Judy:
      Oh, have you ever tried to lock a door on a cat? They cry and pound and scratch. It's not worth it.

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  4. My dog does the push the door routine, but hasn't tried nipping me...yet! We all know who really runs the household - the animals.

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Moose has me trained to keep him company when he eats from his bowl. He meows and leads me into the kitchen. Ridiculous (and I love every minute of it).

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  5. Mitchell I love your cat. What an intelligent creature. Pay attention and feed your cat perfectly..

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    1. Gosia:
      I adore these guys and Dudo is especially smart... and bossy.

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  6. You mean old meanie you!

    I now employ the lock on the bathroom door... otherwise Geraldo gets in and tries to steal my skivvies.

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Dudo slams against the door with front paws. They both scratch at the door. They whine. The yowl. They win!

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  7. YIKES!! There IS a resemblance between Dudo and Mr. Teeth! I would take the above advice and ban Dudo from the bathroom. Who knows?!

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    1. Jim:
      All you "Dudo banners" out there will just have to come to Spain and enforce that law. And I wish you luck!

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  8. 'Pushy so and so' but hey if you can't play with the big cats then don't jump into the ring ~~ teasing!
    Sophie used to get more than perturbed if I engaged more than normal and then stopped. Not now though, she;s all growed up and mature!
    Vids like this are not my cuppa cuppa so I play cute little kitty vids. Am I teasing again, oh I don't know any more!

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    1. Ron:
      Sorry about the vid. I like the song and chose the gay[er] version to post. But I wasn't thrilled with all the imagery either. I have certainly learned my lesson with Dudo. I'm sure both cats are pleased to see how trainable we are.

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  9. Obviously you don't own Dudo; it's the other way around. Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.

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  10. Bathroom peace when you have cats is a rare happening. :)

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    1. Snookered:
      I have certainly lightened up in my years with cats. The door had to be closed and locked in the past.

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