Friday, October 08, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

About a week ago, Captain broke the first of the Fiesta dishes we bought last spring. Funny, I always thought Chad would break the first one. Nope... that damn cat was trying to scavenge some leftovers off Mallory's plate and pushed a little too vigorously, and now we are down one Scarlet dinner plate.

(Note to self: hie thee to Macy's next time in the US, and buy a replacement.)

It was only a few days later that Captain, who is (a) a really bad cat and (b) not as limber and lithe as he used to be, tried to jump up on the table while we were eating. Except that he didn't quite make it, and in the midst of his flailing around, he somehow managed to pull the tablecloth and all of the dishes that were on it onto the floor.

(As an aside, you should have seen the look of shock on Mallory's face when this happened. There was milk and ketchup all over the floor and walls, and she was speechless. The look on her face almost made having to clean that whole mess up worth it.)

Luckily for him, none of them broke, though I still need to make a trip to Macy's. Needless to say though, Captain has been in our bad books all week long.That's why I was so surprised to see this come home in Liam's backpack the other day. Of all the things to be thankful for... why the damn cat??

Unless it's because he realizes that Captain is this close to wearing out his welcome around here.

(Liam is still sick, sick, sick. Still throwing up 48 hours later and completely miserable. I have a really bad feeling that whatever it is might start making the rounds... ugh. Our Thanksgiving plans this weekend may be en route to going out the window.)


megan said...

I think Liam is suggesting you should eat Captain and be done with the bad cat :)

Carrie said...

The funny thing is, every time he's bad we joke that we're going to have fried pussy cat for our next meal. And the first thing I thought of when I saw his craft was that we were eating Captain for Thanksgiving dinner!

jenn said...

Sorry we are missing you today. Hope Liam feels better soon!

Carrie said...

I know, sorry we missed you, too!