Wednesday, October 05, 2005


The baby seemed to grow overnight. Woke up to bigger stomach. Even Adam noticed. We tried to imagine the cats' response to the the concept of baby.

G.: (scurrying away, belly low to the ground) NO baby, thank you!

LoveKitty: Maoooooooo! Mahaaaaao! (LoveKitty doesn't speak English like the other two.)

GeezerCat: Baby good to eat? Baby come in can? Baby come in savory sauce?


At 3:08 PM, Blogger Benedict said...

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At 3:13 PM, Blogger Benedict said...

So we're supposed to think it's a coincidence that in your imaginations, your SIAMESE only says "Mao" ? They don't all look alike, you know.

At 4:26 PM, Anonymous New Kid on the Hallway said...

I LOVE that some of your cats speak English and one doesn't. For some reason that totally cracks me up.

Oh, and I love GeezerCat's response, too (that's pretty much what Eldest Cat would say!).

At 8:38 AM, Blogger aqua said...

About one and a half years ago, a friend of ours visited us with his six-month old baby. Our female cat couldn't care less about the baby - she completely ignored him, while the other one, the male, kept a certain distance and growled softly every time the baby made a noise. Neither cat ever growls at people! They are the gentlest creatures. But it seems the baby really confused the male cat; he couldn't quite figure out what that "thing" was. Not quite a human, not quite an animal...

At 9:52 AM, Anonymous Jeannette said...

I totally know what you mean about stretching overnight. And just when you think that you can't get much bigger, you stretch some more. :-) One potentially encouraging thing, though. My stretch marks are starting to fade without leaving much to show for them.

At 10:09 AM, Blogger YelloCello said...

I'm really curious to see how the cats will react to the new "intruder." I wouldn't be surprised if there's some growling at first... but I'm actually a little more worried that the kid will become an object of devotion, whom Geezer Cat will attempt to cuddle with and also steal from. (He is getting very sly and stubborn in his old age.)

Glad to know that the stretching feeling is normal. It feels so bizarre.

And, Benedict, you, of all people, should know that Love Kitty has his own language simply because he is one of the most vocal cats on earth. Constant commentary. He even has A and I speaking his language to him, which is why he has never needed to learn English. When we try to project what he's thinking, it always comes out in the Mao-Mahao language.

At 8:13 PM, Blogger bitchphd said...

I was totally convinced my cat would try to smother the baby, as she is an inveterate face-sleeper. In the end, though, she was terrified of it and wouldn't stay in the same room where the baby was.

She did, however, enjoy the big belly, which served as a kitty shelf for the last several months of my pregnancy.

At 12:41 AM, Blogger Terminaldegree said...

Geezer Cat cracks me up!

I thought that Magical Cat, upon meeting his first baby, would think, "Oh, yum! Dinner!" But no, Magical Cat, who outweighed Baby by several pounds, was terrified and hid under the bed.

Go figure.


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