I have a thing about making my bed in the morning.
My cat has a thing about sleeping as late as possible on my bed.
Some days I can make the bed without disturbing him.
I walked in with about 5 minutes till I had to leave and find him
on top of both the comforter and the sheets.
If I want to make the bed, he has to move.
Doing his best to deter me, he finds a particularly adorable position.
One that signals, how could you possibly…
I am not fooled.
Clear cat manipulation, I tell myself as I pull, tug and nudge.
Grudgingly he is forced to move.
Signaling his intense displeasure, he gives me his backside.
Undeterred, I continue.
I know I’ve got him.
With a few adjustments, mission accomplished.
He surveys the damage, and
takes control of his new domain.
As if it was his idea all along.
13 thoughts on “SOLC 22, day 8: cat battles”
Nothing pulls me in or warms my heart faster than a cat post. And when it has pics? Then it’s absolutely purrfect!
Love the cat story and accompanying illustrations. He is the master of his domain.
Our dog could write a similar POV slice! Love how your empathy comes through, as well as the contrast of wishes.
Love this slice of cat! Jeff makes the bed most days and complains about how Fancy plays in the covers.
I love the playfulness of this post! Cats do rule our homes, don’t they?
You knew how quickly I would be drawn to this post! And of course I thought about Ramona as I was reading and was glad to see hers as the first comment. He is a beautiful cat, and the photos are perfect. I very much enjoyed the careful construction of this slice as the two of you have a battle of wills of sorts, and of course he thinks he ultimately won.
I thought of you as I did this slice. There is never too few cat pictures.
Love this! Our furry overlords do not like to be disturbed. My cat’s favorite game is to attack the sheets frantically when I try to make my bed, and to be made right into the bed.
So funny how they love to play!
Your slice put a smile on my face. Thanks for including all the photos.
Ah, cat manipulation at its finest! Love this slice!
ensconced again! LOVE it. Great pix. The CUTEST cat ever.
The life of a cat! I’m glad you won this battle.