Be Good.

Dear Trixie,Img_0011

As you are totally unaware, my Grandmother died this weekend and I will be traveling to Fargo for her funeral.  I ask for your cooperation during this difficult time.   Things have been going well between us recently, and I need to know I can count on you this week. 

Please do not bite your friend Amy.  Amy’s is the hand that will be feeding you this week.  Don’t bite it.  We have talked about this before. Let’s see if we can’t treat our friends with respect.

Please do not poop on the floor.  I get it.  You don’t like it when I leave.  Well, I don’t like it when my Grandmother dies, but no matter how upset I am feeling, I always use the bathroom.  Because I’m a grown-up.  And so are you.  Acting out in this way is simply ineffectual and it is not helping you to make friends.

And finally, how about you don’t stand by the door and yowl all day long?  This is disturbing to the other tenants- they think you are dying painfully and alone.  I promise that I will return on Sunday.  I promise that Amy will feed you- and if you don’t bite her she might even pet you.   

Trixie, you and I have done the hard work necessary to make this relationship a success.   I know that with your help, our reunion on Sunday night can be joyful. 

Love,

The Center of Your Tiny Universe.

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5 Responses to “Be Good.”


  1. 1 Ashley March 6, 2006 at 11:30 am

    Those hard wood floors look so nice to poop and pee on.
    Did you keep your 4 cat litter boxes you spread out all over the place the last time you came to visit me? hahahaha
    oh trixie….be easy on your mama.

  2. 2 Ashey March 6, 2006 at 11:59 am

    oh for peaceful may have to be my new favorite.

  3. 3 Molly O March 7, 2006 at 1:01 am

    i’m sorry to hear about your grandma kitty. 90 years of life is amazing. hope the funeral and being with your family is nice. and i so appreciate your humor, even in this time of grieving. holy shit is that letter to trixie hi-fucking-larious. oh my god. i almost peed my pantaloons. be a good kitty trixie. you look slightly evil in that picture. . .like a combo of basil/marge and tate. good kitty.

  4. 4 Shalini March 7, 2006 at 4:39 pm

    So sorry about your grammie, Kitty. And so sorry about what that cat is about to do to your home.

  5. 5 Pretty March 8, 2006 at 12:55 pm

    Kitty, I am sorry to hear about your grandma. She sounds like a great woman. Trixie, take it from me: don’t bite the hand and don’t defecate and/or urinate on anything your mom has to wear to work, even if you think it is cute.


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