The cat who didn’t get the cream

27 Jun

Somebody’s Sunday morning has not gone according to plan.

When my carer arrived this morning she opened the kitchen door and peering through the back window were two expectant faces, #NotMyCat Mickey and his brother #NotMyCat2 Ginger.

To avoid them getting underfoot or indeed worse getting into my sandwich she didn’t open the window straightaway. Once I was safely in the lounge with my coffee and sandwich she then returned to the kitchen to find no faces at the window but as she opened it Ginger sprang to the bin and announced his arrival in his sweet way. Presumably the other one would not be too far behind.

Two pouches were put on the individual trays and left in the usual spot ready for the hungry horde. Ginger eagerly tucked into his, clearing up every single morsel of gravy, he then took advantage!

You see dear reader, So often Mickey will hang around, patiently waiting for the window to be opened, and then sit beside the cupboard where the pouches are kept, and be first in line for breakfast. The more cautious Ginger will wait before tentatively sneaking in by which time the tray is bare.

But not this morning. As my carer was preparing to leave she sneaked a peek in the kitchen and Ginger was gleefully helping himself to the second tray and there was no sight of Mickey.

About 15 minutes later a black and white disgruntled moggy wanders into my lounge and gives me a glare as if it is my fault that breakfast has been devoured by another. I tried to placates him with the remains of the dreamies packet, I proffered a nibble of my sandwich contents, I even offered my coffee mug for him to sniff. But no, so now he’s sulking, he is on the arm of the sofa, with his back legs against my hip, and the occasional claw from a front paw on my bum. I will likely have to suffer this punishment until about 2 pm.

EDIT :: when my carer returned at 2pm, Mickey was staging a sit-on protest (he’d moved to the cushion on my lap), he followed her through to the kitchen to be served a pouch …. sadly today really isn’t his day, as she squeezed it into the tray Ginger wandered through from my bedroom and ‘nibbled’ some too.


Posted by on June 27, 2021 in General, Pets


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8 responses to “The cat who didn’t get the cream

  1. menhir1

    June 27, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    That is one well-brushed moggie. Even if he was disgruntled, moggie still stayed with you, keeping his back legs in contact. There’s definitely a message there somewhere, not to far down his paw. xxxx

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    • AnneMarie

      June 27, 2021 at 8:13 pm

      He is a sweetheart really, little bugger at times, quite entertaining and a very good lap warmer, lol. He has several of my carers wrapped around his paw, even the ‘I don’t really like cats but…’ ones 😂

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  2. menhir1

    June 28, 2021 at 11:05 am

    You keep his paws happy, he’ll keep your lap warm too. Moggie seems to be very skilled in beguiling. xxx

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    • AnneMarie

      June 28, 2021 at 12:19 pm

      Oh he is! He has a PhD in beguiling, far too intelligent. One morning instead of hearing my carer’s cheery greeting it was “Can the cat come in?” He was sat outside waiting her arrival and followed her to the door.

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  3. menhir1

    June 28, 2021 at 4:48 pm

    Ha,Ha, Ha….Professorial Moggie Beguiling Chair next step……and it won’t be too long either!

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  4. snowbird

    June 29, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    Ahhh, bless the poor wee beastie. This post had me

    Liked by 1 person

  5. daryan12

    October 3, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    We had cat in our neighbourhood and she’d put on this act of being hungry and a stray looking to get fed. But we later figured out she was pulling the same trick with multiple people. And she had an owner, who was wondering where the cat kept disappearing too all day and why she wasn’t eating her food.

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    • AnneMarie

      October 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      He’s a master charmer, tonight accompanied a carer as she arrived.



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