Thursday, April 20, 2006

You thought yesterday's picture was scary...

This is Mrs Ritchie's mother-in-law's cat. I'm told it was the nastiest, most anti-social creature you could hope to meet. And then they shaved it, as per Exhibits A and B, above. Mrs R told me that the shaving made a world of difference to this cat's attitude, and I was thinking, well, yeah, it's probably pretty cowed and embarrassed now.
Au contraire, my friends. Apparently it has now morphed into a face-rubbing, mega-purring love monster. Does he not look like he figures he's one pretty fit fellow?
Look what's still in contention in Canada Reads:
A Complicated Kindness
Here's how the voting went today:
Maureen McTeer voted against Three Day Road
Nelofer Pazira voted against A Complicated Kindness
John K Samson voted against Three Day Road
Scott Thompson voted against Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets
Susan Musgrave voted against Three Day Road
So tomorrow, the final day, it comes down to A Complicated Kindness versus Rooms for Rent in the Outer Planets. A rebellious Mennonite teenager against the raunchy, rowdy poems of Al Purdy.
Susan Musgrave - poet and wife of bank robber, Stephen Reid versus John K Samson - musician, publisher, and husband of musician, Christine Fellows. Whose judgement would you trust?
If Nelofer Pazira can keep her kindergarten-like bickering antics under control tomorrow, we could have quite the debate. If not, if could be a very interesting pissing war.


Jas B said...

That cat looks like a miniature lion!!
Must have made big news in the CAT fashion world! He he!

Allison said...

For some reason the second picture of the cat made me think that somehow, if cats really wanted they could rule the world, even shaved like that. And I don't even like cats.

Anonymous said...

I have never seen a domesticated cat so ready for the African savanna.

Maureen said...

We used to have our cat shaved like that sometimes, I always thought the other cats probably made fun of her because she seemed embarrassed, haha.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

He looks pretty regal, doesn't he Jas? I just hope Sputnik doesn't see those pictures, or she'll start bugging me to get her shaved.

Allison, you are right. Cats have attitude in spades. They chose not to rule the world because it would be too much work.

He does look like he just polished off a wildebeest, doesn't he, Michelle? How an animal that sleeps 20 hours per day manages to look so fierce is beyond me.

Maureen, you used to shave your cat too? Unlike Marmalade, I'm guessing she didn't think she was hot stuff. I've always had short-haired cats so have never had the opportunity.

phlegmfatale said...

Did you see my post after Christmas at
? Sad but funny story about an ultra-mean kitty

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No, I haven't seen that yet, Phelgmfatale. I'm looking to reading that - thanks.
Cats can sure have attitude!

Anonymous said...

Nelofer Pazira always like to argue and bicker!