Friday, March 7, 2008


I was tired of seeing the fashion pics so heeeeeeeeere's Friendly (and no, he's not) . . . no doubt plotting something to keep me on my toes.

Which reminds me of an incident early in the Friendly Occupation of the Nash house. If you remember, I had quite a handful of kids born about 7 years apart and Friendly was a stray cat who "found" us and lured my husband into bringing him home by pretending to be "friendly." In that time there was never a dull moment, and for close to 12 years I cannot remember a single day when I was in our house completely alone--ever. So, on the very first day of my new-found independence, when my youngest was finally old enough to go to kindergarten, I decided to have a little "me" time and savor a long, long, long hot uninterrupted shower. No one banging on the door to ask me something very important like "Where's the milk?" or to tell me that someone was bleeding, or that someone was cleaning the toilet with my toothbrush. I almost felt guilty. . . almost. As I was just finishing the luxury of actually completing the "repeat" part of the lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my shampooing (something I can't say I was able to do very much for those 12 years prior), I opened my eyes to see the shower curtain suddenly begin throbbing toward me reminiscent of the shower scene from the Hitchcock thriller Pyscho. Imagine water and shampoo and arms and legs and slipping and sliding and my heart skipping about 18 beats as I screamed. I cannot tell you all the thoughts that flashed through my mind, but when I was finally able check to see if I was still alive, and carefully peek outside the curtain-- there sat Friendly in all his smugness, something like the picture above. Somehow in all the hustle and bustle of getting four kids and one husband dressed and out the door on the first day of school, he'd sneaked into the house and decided to keep me "company."
Very big of him.


Bebe said...

Hi Cathy ~

OOOOOOhhhhh....bad kitty!! I think Friendly might have lost one of his 9 lives that day after I'd gotten out of the shower. :)

Always love coming over here and having a chuckle; you should be a humor writer!!

Hugs, Bebe :)

meg said...

Reminds me of the time I was brushing my teeth & decided to get a fresh towel out of the linen closet; I opened the door & was met by a pair of yellow eyes peering thru the darkness of the nose level shelf. I nearly swallowed the fool toothbrush taking a breath to holler, & my marmalade darling had the nerve to hiss at me for startling her.

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LOL I've read through some of your postings and you've had me laughing.... silly cat, scaring you like that!

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Esther Sunday said...

Hilarious! The kitty just KNEW what you were trying to do. It is like the dogs deciding to bark when you are taking a nap... Love, Esther

BittersweetPunkin said...

Ah Yes...I can't even use the bathroom without one of the cats sneaking in there with me OR pawing at the door and cats..they are quite similar!
Have a great weekend!

Mary Isabella said...

My dog is the same way everywhere I go he must follow....Smiles for a wonderful weekend

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh this is so very funny! I love his smug little look on his face!! You know, he is not a cat, he is a person just showing you how smart he is!!


kaniki's Inspirations said...

Oh boy does he just look smug and all in his own:) What a character- you can tell:) My dog is my shadow!! Heck- I can't even go to the bathroom sometimes without compnay!!

Love the "Friendly" Story Cathy!! Have fun:)


Kari & Kijsa said...

Loved this...still chuckling about the pantyhose mugger style below! thanks for the smiles!

kari & kijsa

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

LOVE the story! Cute kitty, too.

Catherine said...

Awwww...adorable ~ what a cattitude look! :D
Enjoy the week!

Blondie ~ Vintage Primitives said...

Love this post; and I have actually cleaned the toilet with my ex's toothbrush many many years ago. I am evil.
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Doreen said...

Oh my goodness..I've missed visiting your make me laugh out loud each time I read one of your post.....what a little devil Mr. Friendly seems to be. :)

By the way....the "Fashion" in the post my opinion..must have been designed by some sort of seriel looks like she has a garbage bag tied over her face...that's just not right... WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE have you ever seen anyone walking down the street...or perhaps driving there children to school in such an outfit????

Blessings to you.


Designs by CK said...

CUTE kitty cat pic! :)


Lori said...

well that little STINKER!!! he is very cute though, i love orange kitties the best:)

Michelle said...

makes me miss the antics of my cat.

cindy said...

LOL! Sometimes they are just too smart for their own good! Smug indeed. He does look like the cat that swallowed the canary!