Chatty Cats: Dinner, Picky and More!

Happy Friday! We’re back from our trip and the cats have forgiven us for leaving (phew). As some will have seen from last week’s post, we were in Chicago for a bit of touristy stuff. Then we drove to Michigan to visit with my family. This was our first trip out there since the pandemic started, so it was very nice seeing everyone. Cold for us SoCal folks, but we had a wonderful visit!

Here’s what the cats were up to this week!

Dinner Companion

Olive: What are you eating?
Cat Sitter: A salad.
Olive: Sounds gross.
Cat Sitter: It’s delicious.
Olive: Are you okay? Should I call someone?

judgy tortie cat

Missing Mama

Cat Sitter: Do you want to come out?
Woodrow: Not til Mama comes home.
Cat Sitter: That’s a few more days…
Harley: ∗shouting down∗ Is Mama home yet?
Cat Sitter: Aww, do you miss her?
Harley: Did I say that?!?

tabby cat in cat bed

Picky Kitty

Sophie: Wanna play?
Cat Sitter: Sure. Do you want to pick out a toy?
Sophie: Will you do it?
Cat Sitter: Of course.
Sophie: Not that one. Or that one!
Cat Sitter: Why don’t you pick it out.
Sophie: You’re doing a great job! Just pick the right one.

white cat with blue eyes

Still Not Ready

Cat Sitter: Okay, are you ready?
Dexter: For what?
Cat Sitter: I’m going to pet you.
Dexter: I’m not ready. I’m not ready!
Cat Sitter: Your parents come home tomorrow. When will you be ready?
Dexter: A week from tomorrow. Maybe.

tabby cat stretching paw out

Dramatic Harley

Harley: What are you doing?
Cat Sitter: Packing my things. Your parents will be home tonight.
Harley: You’re abandoning us too?
Cat Sitter: No, your parents will be back.
Harley: I knew it! You don’t love us.
Cat Sitter: I love you very much. I’ll see you next time they go on vacation.
Harley: Wait, they’re abandoning us again?

siamese mix cat in cat bed


Olive: So, tell me all about your trip.
Mama: It was great! We went to-
Olive: Skip to the good part.
Mama: What’s that?
Olive: What did you bring me?
Mama: I brought you-
Olive: And don’t say a hug like last time!
#spoileralert #itwasahug

pretty tortie cat

That Look

Harley: I’m so disappointed in you.
Mama: Uh oh.
Harley: You go away for a week. Then you come home and take me to the vet?
Mama: It was pre-planned!
Harley: …
Mama: It was just a quick checkup!
Harley: ∗shakes head∗ Disappointed, Mama.

siamese mix cat with blue eyes

Bonus Friday Photo

No kitties on our trip, but here’s a blooper shot of my mom’s dog with my aunt’s dog.

two dogs playing

Have a wonderful weekend!

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15 thoughts on “Chatty Cats: Dinner, Picky and More!

  1. We hope the vet visit went as smooth as silk for you, Harley!
    As Beth already commented, we have snow and cold in Michigan today.
    If you visit again, we should meet up and do a round of cat cafe’s!

  2. I hope you had a wonderful time visiting your family and seeing Chicago. I am sure you missed your family a lot. Even if the kitties won’t admit it, they missed you while you were gone.

  3. Well there’s just no substitute for the parents even when the cats have a great babysitter. Glad you had a good time – everyone and I mean EVERYONE – needs a break once in a while. Love the blooper shot….tee hee

    Hugs, Pam

  4. I bet the cats are glad you are home. And the mom says you should have let her know you were going to be here in Michigan! Maybe next time you and she can meet up. ~Ernie

  5. Glad you got to visit with your family and that your kitties were in safe hands. No presents for them though? Poor kitties, not even a new purse for Sophie. I hope Harley’s checkup was good. XO

  6. How nice that you were able to visit your family! Olive, your conversation with the cat sitter is hilarious!

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