Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Something is wrong with this picture

Something is not quite right here in the Den. The other night I went down the hall to make sure the girls hadn’t been abducted by aliens say goodnight to the kids, and…well, here’s what I found:

The cat:

Cat on Bed

The child:

Child in Closet

Now, I know the cat sees nothing wrong here, but hey – humans? Help me out here. Should not the CHILD be in the BED?!

Eldest tells me that she often sleeps in the closet (!) because, AND I QUOTE, “Dharma likes to sleep across the bed, and it bothers her when I move.”

Oh. Well. Gee whiz. Wouldn’t want to bother the cat. Heaven forbid. After all, sleeping all day on my bed must be absolutely exhausting for her. Good gracious, yes. Absolutely, the child should be sleeping in her closet so as not to discomfit the cat.

Sigh.

And then people wonder why I’m a little…twitchy…

8 comments:

Lab Cat said...

I woke up in the middle of the night last night to discover the cat (13 lbs) had over half the bed and I (>130 lbs) was sleeping diagonally around him.

He mewed when I shifted him over so that I could at least lie straight.

Cats...

Leoal said...

I was more concerned and amazed to see a made bed in a child's bedroom. In my experience, the two are mutually exclusive. In fact, I was under the impression that should the two ever come in contact with each other, the world as we know it would implode.

Michelle F said...

My 10 yr old little monster PREFERS to sleep on her sister's hard floor instead of in her own occasionally clean room.....

lucky knitter said...

I love this post,so,so funny!

PipneyJane said...

I have a card you should see. Will try to remember to scan it and email it to you (or to find a link to the artwork on the internet). Basically, it's a picture of a large cat lying on a bed with a human curled up beside it. The cat is looking directly at you and commenting: "Give them an inch and they'll take a mile".

- Pam

Steph B said...

That is great. At least you know Eldest has a tender heart, right? Maybe not the greatest judgement, but a tender heart.

candi said...

Well it would certainly make sense in my house where the daughter went out and bught a queen size bed so the 2 cats would have enough room.

terena said...

LMAO!!!!! Yes, Dharma is a bed hog. She used to protest quite loudly at night when she slept with me and I would deign to move. What do you think you're doing? Hold still! I'm trying to sleep! Now and then I'd have to toss her off my bed to show her whose boss.

Tell Eldest it is perfectly alright for Queen Dharma The Cat of All Humans to sleep quietly at Eldest's feet and even more alright to toss her little bum onto the floor. And youc an tell Dharma her First-Mom said so!

But I'm still laughing hysterically at this. Oh Dharma, my darling cat who I will adore forever, you are such a CAT!