Monday, March 2, 2009

fall asleep to dream

Daily Stats:
Words: zzzzz......
Caffeine: morning cup
Evil Calories: things
Reality TV: ANTM reruns

This is Pep, my evil, three-legged, wheezing feline monster. Sometimes Pep and I don't see eye to eye, like when he jumps up on the bed while I'm trying to write and decides it's the ideal time for a thorough kitty-parts cleaning. Kitty-parts cleanings are not subtle things. Those of you with cats know what I'm talking about. Now imagine if, along with the thwick-thwick-thwick sound, your cat wheezed. Thwick-hrreeeeee-thwick-hrreeeeee-thwick-hrreeeeee. It's not good for my calm. But, sometimes, Pep gets it right, like in the above photo. That is exactly how I feel. Sleepy, sleepy-sleeperson. I always feel this way this time of year, bobbing around in the armpit of winter. Four straight months of arctic conditions with no end in sight and the mind, the body and the spirit start to check out. The only logical thing to do is sleep. Time passes much faster when you're sleeping than it does when you're looking out your kitchen window at the trees bending sideways from the below zero hurricane winds. And sometimes I think it's worse when the sun is out this time of year, because it just illuminates how dead everything looks. Bare trees, brown grass, dirty snow, salt residue on EVERYTHING - your car, the streets, your clothes. Bla, bla and bla.

March = ick


DebraLSchubert said...

Hilarious post. My cat Zoro looks just like Pep! "bobbing around in the armpit of winter" pure genius! Bears and I agree with you - sleeping is a great way to get through winter!;-)

Carrie Harris said...

My last cat was an obsessive licker. It got so bad that the sound of licking... any kind of licking... drove me into a complete spasm of hysteria.

I feel your pain.

Devon Ellington said...

And time passes even better when you're napping next to cats!

Sarah J Clark said...

Arm pit of winter? Nice.

I too have cats that thwick thwick thwick.

And I long to sleep and dream winter away.

Most recently, I was swimming with a big giant turtle.

In my sleepy-sleep dreams, of course.

Elizabeth said...

My sweet, you are so peotic with your words.. bobbing in the armpit... love it.
I love cats too.
Funny, I've been dreaming about them lots lately,

Tracey said...

Our evil cat looks just like your evil cat. Maybe they're evil twins.

I used to have a cat that was so obsessive about thwicking herself she occasionally licked a raw patch on her leg. Nice.

Eileen said...

Dog grooming also has a nasty sound. I too am ready for spring.