Monday, April 18, 2016

Occupy Cat Scratcher

WAFFLES:  The Boss is coming and she's got that get-off-my-scratcher look on her face. I better move on account of she's also got that I-mean-business look on her face.

WAFFLES:  Hey Boss. Nice scratcher.

KATIE:  You're not getting the scratcher, Waffles.

WAFFLES:  But I wasn't even–

KATIE:  You've got that get-off-my-scratcher look on your face. I can see it a mile away. There's another scratcher right over there. 

WAFFLES:  But I really like this scratcher.

KATIE:  Occupied, Waffles. Occupied.

WAFFLES: Occupied by you or that big hairy spider?

KATIE:  Spider? What spider??

WAFFLES:  The one crawling under your–


WAFFLES:  The Boss is even more scared of imaginary spiders than the real ones. 

About Today's Photos
Today's photos all take place on the most popular scratcher in the Townhouse. It sits adjacent to Katie & Waffles' food prep area and gets a LOT of pre-breakfast, pre-dinner and pre-whenever-anyone's-hungry use. The photos also illustrate how Waffles, despite his goofy innocence, is very much the planner in the family. He'll often observe what's going on with a certain element of stealth. It's almost like he's working out the details of his plan in his head. Whether it's commandeering the scratcher, overtaking the catnip pickle or sizing up someone's lap, his wheels are always turning.


  1. No SPIDERS! It's funny. I'd bet if you got a second one they'd still "discuss" things over the first one and ignore the second. Cats!

  2. Gingers are so feisty!!!! Yes a spider even imaginary can do it!

  3. The THOUGHT of a spider!!!!! Agggghhh!!

  4. That would not have worked here - we EAT spiders here!

  5. We're big fans of spiders here, Katie. Self-propelled toys are FUN.

  6. Calling SPIDER is no fair Waff! You are one stealth kitty!

  7. geez.....spiders - that's cheating (though in this house, Ivy eats the little ones)

  8. MOL! Katie, you surprise us. We never thought you'd be afraid of spiders.

  9. Sneaky way to get her scratcher Waffles. MOL.
    Sue B

  10. Be careful who you are messing with. It's only fun til some buddy gets hurt
    Lily & Edward

  11. Waffles,that's what makes you so much fun!

  12. Good move Waffles. Except Katie was there first, and the rule is whoever gets there first gets the prize! I'm so happy you have turned out to be good friends. Considering your age difference and Katie was an only child, you both have done great at accepting the other. I know, it took awhile and there were probably a few fights along the way, but you finally made it!

  13. Who knew? We thought that Katie pretty much always had his number and got the better of him. Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  14. Cunning move Waffles. You play the dumb blonde/orinch cat to purrfection.

  15. Wow, that was sneaky and intense!
    Have a marvelous Monday...

    Noodle and crew

  16. I knew I smelled wood burning. MOL!

  17. You're a thinking cat for certain Waffles! Katie may win the war of words, but you've got her figured out. Have fun with the scratcher.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

  18. We love to play with spiders, it would not have worked here (well, it works with Mum, but she's not often on our scratcher...) Purrs


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