31Dec20: a battle of wills…

A dark presence appears on the arm of the glide rocker. I am aware of danger.

OK! It’s only Andrew. What!? What!? What!? He’s giving me the “Stinging Kitty Glare of Destruction of Human Will and Making Doug Do Andy’s Bidding”! Only kitty stink eye is more potent.

I hold out. Oh! The pain! The pain! Resisting kitty cat will is exhausting, but Andy realizes he needs to lighten up his attack lest he harm me. “Meow!”

Hee! Hee! I break Andy’s stare by attracting his attention to the reflection of the kitty (!) on the smartphone face. I am safe – briefly – from this irresistible kitty force.

I have control again!

Or do I???

Déjà vu. Trapped again.

“YES-YES-YES!” “No! No! Nooo!” (I feel my free will draining away.)

“OK, Andy. I give up. It’s Greenies treats for you, my fuzzy master!” It’s New Year’s Eve. I’ve made a resolution not to let Andy bully me into doing his will in 2021!

42 thoughts on “31Dec20: a battle of wills…

  1. I enjoyed the standoff, Doug. Your timing was spot on, it reminded me of our late great cat Loqui. She would stand near the pantry, not uttering a single meow but staring at you until the treat was relinquished. Loqui always won the standoffs 🙂

  2. We see you like through a window looking at us . Thanks for this funny post for the New Year eve .
    I like the dialogue you created along with the photos.
    Happy New Year, Doug . I wish the best for you
    In friendship

  3. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot

    Wishing every day of the new year to be filled with success, happiness, and prosperity for you. Happy New Year.

  4. The cats usually win these battles!

    Lucio cat was just diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. He is on methimazole now, and the vet will check his blood in a month to see how he is doing on it. Hopefully that is that last insult from 2020.

    • A couple weeks ago. I finally gave in. I went longer than usual because of COVID-19, then it became obvious I’d have to get it cut because there was no end to the virus.

    • And to you and the pups, too! Yes, being the one with the opposable thumbs makes us useful when it comes to the Greenies containers and kitty (and dog) food cans!

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