Post 366: My cats thank you, Adrian!

Nebraska 3rd Congressional District’s Adrian Smith recently mailed his constituents an anti-ACA mailer. I tossed my copy pretty much unread: Nothing new here!

Franked mail from a Congressman: You and I pay for it, and it is one of the many benefits of office.

Franked mail from a Congressman: You and I pay for it, and it is one of the many benefits of office.

It took minutes for the boys to find it and retrieve it from the trash.

🙁 Cats!

Little, sharp teeth make retrieving things from the trash a snap!

Little, sharp teeth make retrieving things from the trash a snap!

Of course, once retrieved from the trash, the boys spent the next few minutes playing “king of the mountain” on it — click back to Post 365, to see Andy claiming the mailer yesterday. http://phainopepla95.com/2014/04/05/post-365-a-rippin-good-time/ 🙂

I retossed the mailer several times, but the boys retrieved it from the trash each time. I gave up: this is the most favorite piece of retrieved trash ever!

I take back all those nasty things I said about you, Adrian. My cats think I was out of line: They love your mailer! Mrow!

I take back all those nasty things I said about you, Adrian. My cats think I was out of line: They love your mailer! Mrow!

The evidence of their enthusiasm is there, believe it!

Bite, scratch, chew! What a wonderful plaything is your mailer! Primo stuff!

Bite, scratch, chew! What a wonderful plaything is your mailer! Primo stuff!

Andy’s so impressed, he’s calling off his run for your job. Seriously!

andy for congress poster

Of course, his campaign poster now becomes collectable, a piece of Nebraska political ephemera.

After all you’ve done for my cats, I should mail you one!

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12 thoughts on “Post 366: My cats thank you, Adrian!

    • Andy was counting on it! He doesn’t have much of a platform — mostly deals with cat welfare, treats, play, and his very own cat tree he doesn’t have to share with his brother Dougy — but I suspect it will cost the American public a heck of a lot less woe. There is a skeleton or two in his closet, namely his bad habit of opening cabinets and drawers without permission and “The Look” (dagger eyes, which he delivers with Chris Christie-like rudeness), both of which might turn some voters off. On the other hand, he has a lovely purr and is soft to the touch.

    • That’s Andy’s baby picture, taken the first day I had him home. I loved the crazed look and the messed up hair. It remains a favorite photo of this wee rascal!

    • LOL! Could be! I’m amazed how enthusiastic the boys are with the mailer. As for Andy, I’m trying to talk him out of not running. I think Nebraskans in the 3rd District might just appreciate his impressive CV, which includes details of his professional involvement in repurposing trash, among other useful things.

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