Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Work? He’s Here to See Me

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Mimi gets attention first, and for as long as she wants it.

You need to discuss this calendar with a customer? Don’t be silly. He set this here for me to stand on so I can get my required amount of affection from him. He is here to see me. Your customer? Work? He doesn’t want to work, he would clearly rather pet me. I will stand here and receive my rightful affection for as long as I want it.

I’m so fortunate that all my customers like cats, and some, like Howard whose hand you see here, are downright cat people. Mimi is right, Howard would definitely rather pet Mimi than work. And Mimi is right, she stood there on the calendar for as long as she felt she needed the attention. If we had moved her, she would have popped right back onto it. We’ve tried. It’s pointless.

Mimi never ran from people, but I remember the days when she would sit across the room, wistfully watching her kittens or Namir or Cookie getting their share of pets. Now it’s all about Mimi.

And Howard adopted one of Mimi’s kittens, Charlotte, the one and only calico Mimi ever produced, from Lucy’s litter.


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5 thoughts on “Work? He’s Here to See Me

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  • Isn’t that the truth though? If you give them the attention they need when they want it, you both win. I think this works with humans too…

  • I’d rather pet animals than work as well.
    If i only got paid for it.

  • Mimi’s turn! I bet she’s glad she figured it out.

    • Anita, she is very full of herself, and we all find her adorable.


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