Erik Quinn: The Heart of a Family: Diary of a Mad Cat

Friday, February 22, 2008

Diary of a Mad Cat

This is what appears before me when the door to the mud room is accidentally latched downstairs, restricting access to Gracie-Cat's food supply and her cat box (her food must be available at all times). This, of course, is after I have spent hours frantically transcribing countless medical progress reports during nap time and have gone between ignoring the ear-piercing feline screams from downstairs and hissing obscenities of my own back at her, trying not to wake Erik. If I am having an extraordinarily bad day, shoes are sometimes thrown in her general direction as the doctor I am listening to stops talking and takes a breath. If there is one thing you should know about medical transcriptionists, we tend to continue typing through anything to make a buck, including bladder fullness/incontinence, starvation, and raging fire. If the door is truly shut and she is not crying wolf, the hoarse meowing subsequently comes from beneath my chair. If I continue to ignore her and keep typing, she will sit atop my desk and stare at me until I throw my hands up in the air and respond.

She looks less than amused.

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Blogger Julie said...

That is hilarious. Believe my I relate. My cat is pain in the ass sometimes too.

6:56 PM  
Anonymous auntie dee-ta said...

I am scared!!!!!!

11:04 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Cat's!!!! Want you to do everything for them, but don't expect them to listen to a word you say. sometimes I think that they think we are the pets!

6:22 AM  
Anonymous Gua said...

People who say they wish their animals could talk should experience Gracie. Sometimes Mother Nature knows what she's doing. (But maybe Gracie is the personification of the reverse)

Love, Mom

7:50 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

Look at that healthy pink nose. Coming from someone who has 4 cats who all think they own the place, she's got your number hon.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

She must be related to my cat, Molly! LOL!

8:21 AM  
Blogger Rosemarie said...

Cats are certainly smarter than their human owners are. For sure!

7:50 PM  
Blogger camille said...

I think Graice cat and our Chester are related too.

10:29 AM  

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