Sunday, December 2, 2007

Maybe This is the Kind of Boy Santa Misses

Or maybe our cat is the kind of boy that Santa Claus misses. Today I started unloading my dryer, and was interrupted by some dire "emergency" upstairs, like a wayward gallon of milk, or a missing pair of sweat pants. A while later I returned to the dryer and started pulling out clothes, with some difficulty; and when I bent over to get a better handle on a pair of purple sweat pants, there he sat, Friendly; and as many of you have read, no, he is not. (What I call our "Friendly Occupation" began many years ago. My kids found him at a warehouse where we were told he'd been hanging out for several weeks, seemingly abandoned. So my wonderful husband did what any firm disciplinarian might do under extreme duress and in the face of four pitifully pleading children, he caved and brought the cat home, telling them that we could keep him if Mama said it was okay. Thanks Honey. The kids told me he was soooooo friendly when they met, hence the name. The truth is that they should have named him "Desperate and Hungry.")
The deal was that Friendly was supposed to be an outside cat, but he hasn't chosen to believe that, and finds his way into our house more often than out. I'm reasonably sure he wasn't in the dryer when I put in the wet clothes, and that he must have found the door open and a nice warm bed waiting. From the pic I snapped, he seems not to have been fluffed on the perma-press cycle, but looks more than a little disgusted with me for interrupting his nap. Look out, Friendly, Santa Claus is watching, especially the bad boys.


Lori said...

that is so cute!!! kitties love a nice warm place to sleep:)

cindy said...

What is it about cats and laundry? Mine LOVE when I put it all on the bed to fold....they like to burrow in, especially on a cold day.

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Cathy, we agree with Cindy, cats and laundries just go together, that simple! Love your post :) Jenn and Jacqui said...

How cute is that!!

Or...bad if one of your little sons puts the kitty in the dryer and closes the door, and it is in there for a few hours. (yes really happened..."not very funny!")

Yes, the kitty was just fine;-))
(not my son!!)
xoxo Jeannene

Sandra Evertson said...

Love this post, ah yes, we are slaves to our pets!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Kari & Kijsa said...

We are humming a little "You better watch out, you better not pout, you better not sit on the clean clothes in the dryer" ditty...Teehee- Thanks for the laughs and smiles today!


Atticbabys said...

Oh that is too precious Cathy!
You must make a likeness of your naughty little "Friendly"!
Your lastest creations are just awesome btw!

SweetAnnee said...

oh yes..Kitty knows where to go to be
warm and cozy~~
so sweet..Deena

twinkle said...

Yes, so very cute to read about this! I could almost feel how nice and cozy that spot must have felt. Maybe his name should be "Warm and Friendly!"
I've heard that cats are just women in fur coats.