Robbie Report

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As you can imagine, we’re watching our surviving cat, Robbie, very  closely. Maybe even too much so.

Patty has been very worried about the cat not drinking, getting constipated, not eating, etc. You’d swear these animals understand English. A few minutes after this conversation, Robbie was in the litter-box pooping, then she ate a whole can of Mediterranean Harvest, and within seconds of Patty stepping out, she took a nice long drink of water. “There! See? I’ll be all right!”

But we have to allow for some vagaries of behavior on her part. She lost Peep, too. She’s taken to lying on an old T-shirt I laid on the floor for Peep. We can be sure she’s not shrugging off her sister’s death–and she can certainly see how upset we are. Being a cat, she can probably sense it in more ways than we humans can imagine.

A death in the family is always hard to bear. Always! It always makes me wonder what’s going to happen next. I’m trying to work my way through it, keep busy… yeesh, I could use a laugh! Maybe I’ll go outside and laugh at the weather.

13 comments on “Robbie Report

    1. Yes, that does help a bit during trying times. I keep a folder full of humor & cartoons. And during those trying times, I will take it out and read it for a while. You can see a bit of it below.

  1. That is interesting about Robbie and her behavior. Yesterday, I was feeling wiped out, and was wearing my bedroom slippers around the house, and the big male dog, Rowdie, stepped on my toe and I yelped. He immediately stopped, I sat down, and he laid his head on my knee and looked in my eyes sadly, saying O’ I’m sorry.

    1. Our pets understand us better than we think.
      When Missy died of a sudden heart attack, Buster–jolliest cat ever–was two months getting over our loss.

  2. “I could use a laugh!”

    Well, don’t say it, unless you mean it. I will see what I can do.

    A hillbilly was traveling down a state highway. When behind him he saw the flashing lights of a patrol car and heard its siren. He just kept driving. He heard a loudspeaker, “Pull over!” He kept driving. Over and over came the command, “Pull over!” After about ten minutes he complied. When the officer approached, the driver rolled down his window.
    Heatedly, the officer asked, “Didn’t you see the flashing lights, hear the siren, and hear the command to pull over?”
    “Yeah, I did.” The man replied.
    “Why didn’t you pull off to the side of the road?”
    The driver replied, “Wel, it’s a like this. Abou’ two month ago, mys no-good, cheatin’ wife, did runs off with a highway patrol officer. I’d thought you was a bringin’ her back.”

    Group Picture:
    After the children had been photographed, the teacher tried to persuade each of them to buy a copy of the group picture.
    “Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, ‘There’s Jennifer, she’s a lawyer,’ or ‘that’s Michael, he’s a doctor.’
    A small voice at the back of the room rang out, “And there’s teacher, she’s dead.”

    The Deacon’s Last Words:
    A deacon is in the hospital and his good friend, a preacher, goes to visit him. The preacher notices all the medical equipment attached to the deacon. He kneels by the bed. The deacon motions to a pad and pen on the nightstand. The preacher hands his friend the pad and pen, and the deacon begins to write. Suddenly, the deacon dies. At his funeral, the preacher delivers the service. He says, “I was with him when he died, and as a matter of fact, I have his last thought in my coat pocket here.” The preacher pulls out the paper and reads, “Please, get up. You’re kneeling on my oxygen hose.”

    Billiam Coronel: When You Need to Diet:
    I think you know when you have to go on a diet: when you go bungee jumping, and you pull the bridge down with you.

    Swimming is good for you, especially if you’re drowning.

    If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn’t it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed and dry cleaners depressed? Laundry workers could decrease, eventually becoming depressed and depleted! Even more, bed-makers will be debunked, baseball players will be debased, landscapers will be deflowered, bulldozer operators will be degraded, organ donors will be delivered, software engineers will be detested, the BVD company will be debriefed, and even musical composers will eventually decompose. Orientals will become disoriented. Pigs may lose their voice and become disgruntled. On a more positive note, perhaps we can hope politicians will be devoted.

    Did you hear about the guy that was both a veterinarian and taxidermist? He had a sign in the window of his shop: Either Way-You Get Your Dog Back.

    I want to die like my grandfather, peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming and terrified, like the passengers on his bus.

    1. The last one, I don’t know if everyone finds it funny. But I still laugh when I read it.

  3. My son-in-law and I enjoy word games, so we had fun adding to the list of de- and dis-.
    Gumps would be deforested, Roberts would be discombobulated, monsters would be demonstrated, Rapunzel would be distressed.

    1. Heidi, you like word games. Well, see if you like this. Brother Lee might also enjoy it.
      I found part of this list and added to it. I thought I might be able to make a poem out of it.

      Did You Know?

      • A group of owls is called a parliament.
      • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit.
      • A group of elephants is called a parade.
      • A group of zebras is called a zeal.
      • A group of ravens is called a murder.
      • A group of geese is called a gaggle.
      • A group of kangaroos is called a mob.
      • A group of rhinos is called a crash.
      • A group of hounds is called a pack
      • A group of giraffes is called a tower.
      • A group of larks is called an exaltation.
      • A group of unicorns is called a blessing.
      • A group of Twelve or more cows is called a flink.
      • A group of nuns is called a superfluity
      • A group of bears is called a sleuth.
      • A group of lions is called a pride.
      • A group of frogs is called an army.
      • A group of whales is called a pod.
      • A group of apes is called a shrewdness.
      • A group of officers is called a mess.
      • A group of juvenile fish can be called small fry

      A Group of Malarky
      (Read “Did You Know?” first)

      The PARLIAMENT converged to weigh the challenge,
      From the TWIT concerning her brood.
      But the PARADE and ZEAL
      Residing before them,
      Was not at all in the mood.
      It was the MURDER she said,
      As a GAGGLE replied,
      To the MOB to surely relent.
      Concerning her cause
      Which was now before,
      The CRASH, the PACK, and penitent.
      The TOWER looked down
      Upon the whole group,
      Milling around at its feet.
      EXALTATION and BLESSING to all,
      Said the group, known as the FLINK.
      SUPERFLUITY stood by, with eyes up high,
      Petition implored, to the one they adored.
      The SLEUTH came in, along with their PRIDE,
      To challenge the whole kit and caboodle.
      The ARMY stood by, because of the POD,
      Who threw water upon the whole deal.
      With SHREWDNESS of mind
      Upon this whole MESS,
      The council at once did cry,
      Like a school of sardines belongs in a can,
      The brood of this TWIT, surely must FRY.

  4. Yikes! I can’t compete with you two wordsmiths. You two have my hearty congratulations and undying respect.

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