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Simba Draws The Line

Discussion in 'Cat Chat' started by egyptianreggae, Mar 26, 2014.


  1. egyptianreggae

    egyptianreggae PetForums VIP

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    By and large, Simba and I are in agreement about the important things in life. We like to eat dinner, perhaps play a game involving me throwing a powerade bottle top for him to chase and retrieve, and then curl up together for a cuddle and a snooze. He's purred me through many a long, dark night of the soul. If I'm in bed, it's a given that he will be snuggled on my lap or alongside me. He's here every night. He's here now. And being an exceedingly decent sort of cat, he doesn't mind if I spend hours on my iPad or reading a book, pausing only to mumble, "Shove up, Sim" and move him into another spot on the bed. He bears the indignity, and so many others, with grace and good humour. He is a paragon of good behaviour.

    However, he's still a cat, and like all cats, he has limits.

    I was reminded of one last night, while trying to remove both cats from the living room, as Tiny was in a dangerously mischievous "scratch all the sofas because I can" kind of mood. Simba wasn't quite ready to leave, and hid inside his new cube. Without thinking, and because I was tired, irritable and frankly fed up of dealing with roguish feline antics, I reached inside the cube without looking, aiming to extract the recalcitrant grey cat.

    The response was instantaneous and entirely in keeping with his character. I received two decisive taps on the back of my hand from a velvet-soft paw. No claws were out. He knew he didn't need to use them with me, those two taps would be enough to get his point across. It was almost as if he'd spoken, in the lugubrious, slightly posh voice I imagine him having, drawling, "I say, old girl, give over, would you? It's not very sporting of you to try to hound a chap out of his lair. I'll come out when I'm ready, thank you. Be an angel and fetch the Dreamies, would you?"

    He emerged by himself after two minutes or so, with tremendous dignity and my abject apologies, which he received graciously. For a moment there, I imagined that I was in charge. How wrong, how very wrong I was.
     
  2. Jiskefet

    Jiskefet Slave to the Hairy Hikers

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    Simba, dear , you are SO right.....
    and so utterly dignified!!!! :eek:
     
  3. Etienne

    Etienne Dad to Puss and Shadow

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    What a very naïve thought lol :nono:
     
  4. moggiemum

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    aww pulled from his bed with no prior warning like a common criminal before the fact :p
     
  5. MollyMilo

    MollyMilo PetForums VIP

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    Haha I can just imagine that!

    Tap tap.. I'll come out when I'm good and ready thank you :)
     
  6. cuddlycats

    cuddlycats PetForums VIP

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    awww so cute ,I can just imagine the voice old boy hehe :)
     
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    Gwen9244 PetForums VIP

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    Bad slave for getting ideas above your station! Bet simba had a little chuckle to himself!
     
  8. ForeverHome

    ForeverHome PetForums VIP

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    You have a wonderful way of making words form a picture.
     
  9. egyptianreggae

    egyptianreggae PetForums VIP

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    He is a gentleman cat and a scholar.
     
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