We haven't yet figured out how to use our new digital camera, so this week's Friday Cat Blog is a very funny note our catsitter left us last Thanksgiving. Here's the key excerpt from the text; you can also click on the picture to see it full size. (Quick explanation: The "fluids" she's talking about are the subcutaneous fluids that Catfish gets every day -- it's why we hired a catsitter in the first place.)
"Thanks so much for letting me take care of your kitties. I am completely smitten with Lydia and Violet. They are just the cutest, sweetest, most amazing girls. I had a lot of fun with them. Catfish, hmmmm, what can I say? She didn't like me very much. I couldn't give her fluids at all. But, she was drinking water. I let her out every night and shuffled her into her room in the morning. She didn't eat much. She is so cute though. She's just really mad about something. I wish I knew what it was."
People who know Catfish will know exactly why this is funny. "Hmmm, what can I say? She didn't like me very much" and "She's just really mad about something" are probably the most tactful things anyone's ever said about her. "Your cat is a bad-tempered raving bitch" is more like it.
And for the record, we know precisely what Catfish is mad about. Catfish is mad about the existence of other cats. The fact that other cats exist is a profound insult to everything she holds dear. Sometimes she just sits in the window and hates other cats. More on this in next week's cat blog.