Rannie Wu the cat will haunt the kitchen while I am cooking, getting herself underfoot and swearing at me. She wants a sample, or better yet, a little saucer with some olive oil in it, and other than distracting her with tasties, the only way to get her to leave is to ignore her begging, sidestepping so deftly that she never gets an excuse to say crabby little cat-utterances or take a swipe at your ankles. If she gets any attention at all, no matter how negative, she will stick around.
The situation gives me the darnedest tip-of-the-tongue sensation. It just seems so familiar....
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8 months ago