Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Go knit your dogs some sweaters and bake them some biscuits, Martha

Listen up, Francesca and Sharkey!

Just because you have access to a slew of human pets that do your bidding does not make your blog more fantastic than mine. Sure, I'm reduced to a pet that knows nothing more than Microsoft Paint and has some mediocre skill cropping photos on Photobucket, but that doesn't mean that with your high-tech Java and beautiful layout that you're outdoing me.

In fact, you're indoing me.

I made that up right now. How you like that? Can you make up your own witty words whenever you feel like it? I don't think so.

Note to freaky Frenchies: If you're going to be wittier than me, you have to do better than using the word RUFF in a sentence, i.e. You're in the doghouse for giving us a RUFF time. I'm rolling my eyes so hard right now that I think my third eyelids have popped loose.

Come over here and find out how RUFF I can be, freaky Frenchies!

Sorry, french fries, but this is just not a novel concept. Consider yourselves on notice! I'm adding you to my Litter List!

Francesca and Sharkey: Tell your human pet, Martha, to stick to what she knows - baking cakes, decorating for the holidays, and wearing ultra-fab handknit ponchos by fellow inmates. You two had better give me fifty feet or it's an all out fabulously flailing fist-a-thon for fun's sake on freaky Frenchies.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Are we sure Dennis Rodman is not part fish?

It's sad to me when I watch homo sapiens make fools out of themselves on national television. Honestly, I never really enjoy it. Sure, there's a big part of me that thinks, "How did these monkeys come to dominate the earth?" When it comes right down to it, though, it's pretty hard to turn away from train wrecks, no matter what species is involved.

Case in point: Dennis Rodman.

Every Sunday evening, the human pet and I gather on the couch to watch Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. Most times, it's a pleasant experience. She and I get to bond by discussing who we think will win, who is not pulling his or her weight, and who needs to be fired. This particular Sunday evening, though, we both sat in awe as we watched Mr. Rodman drink his way into a state of utter chaos.

The task was for teams to oversee certain rooms in the Loews Regency Hotel in New York City. Mr. Rodman was the project manager for the men. It seemed at first that he had a solid handle on their affairs. Hell, he even sounded intelligent at times. Six Seven Eight (Who knows really? That's all we were shown.) vodka and cranberries later, though, not so much.

I would like to think that this showed that alcohol can affect anyone, regardless of fame and fortune. I know better though: It proved nothing simply because of the social stereotype people have of Mr. Rodman. He's a homo sapien renowned for his wild ways, bad boy behavior, and all out antisocial antics. He's built a successful reputation that has stock in his negativity.

Considering how much drama he brought to the show, might I recommend a stint or two at the local community theatre? I'm sure they'd be more than happy to accommodate Mr. Rodman. They're always looking for new and exciting talent.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Great work, team!

Last night, the human pet joined her fellow teammates for the annual Relay for Life, benefitting The American Cancer Society. Her team captains honored the top fundraisers with crowns. The human pet is on the left, and if you notice, her tiara is very flashy. It's because she was the top fundraiser for her team!

When asked by someone how she did it, she replied, "Had I known we were working for tiaras, I might have applied myself harder!"

Terrific job, everyone!

If you would like to see more photos from the evening, check out the human pet's record here.

If you would like to still make a donation, click here.

Great job, Hair Band Against Cancer! Cancer doesn't stand a chance with us rocking out the fight.

Friday, March 27, 2009

The most interesting cat in the world

It only rains dogs when he is around.

Monkeys make him their business.

Cat burglars trained under him.

His litter clumps in anticipation when he approaches.

Veterinarians examine him just because they find him interesting.

His tail has experienced more than a lesser cat's entire body.

His blood smells like catnip.

Banks cannot contain the pennies he's received for his thoughts.

He doesn't need a sleeve to hide his ace.

He is all bark and all bite so don't get any ideas.

The law lays down beside him.

He frequently tells leopards to change their spots.

Others may let the chips fall where they may, but he tells them where to land.

He is the most interesting cat in the world.

"I don't always eat tuna, but when I do, I prefer Starkist Tuna."

"Stay hungry, my friends."

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I don't know how I feel about this

I needed a distraction from this puppy.

I was becoming anxious, angry, dare I say, absurdly aggresive.

I had read about my friend, TC, watching Twilight, and I thought to myself, "How could I go wrong with the greatest modern-day love story ever written in this new millenium?" This drama promised to be a true, well-blended cocktail of steamy teen romance served up piping hawt.

Girl meets boy. Boy has a secret. Girl figures out secret.

Did I mention said girl did all of the figuring out of said boy's secret via Google?

What happened to just pure human instinct? The powers of observation? Deductive logic?

I think I fell asleep the third time she Googled what a faux-hawk was as she was so entranced with Edward's infatuation with hair gel.

Really, Bella Swandive. Was it that hard to figure out just by using some good ol' fashioned detective work? In human high schools, everyone is on to everyone else. Gossip abounds. Kids are cruel. Having looked through the human pet's yearbooks, I found several people who would qualify for the Cullens' "secret".

Anyway, back to our story. Girl figures out secret. Boy has the only acceptable STD to human females: Vampirism. Girl hooks up with boy.

I don't want to ruin it for you, but I'm sure you see where this is headed.

I do want to thank the writers of the script for being kind and not having we, the audience, endure Bella's constant teenage boyitis diatribe from the book: Is he thinking about me? I'm always thinking of him. Where has he been? I miss him so much. Oh God, I think I'm dying when he's not around. He's the love of my life. I'll never love anyone the way I love him.

Hwheh. Hwheh. Excuse me. I'm sorry. I think I puked a little in my mouth.

If they were both cats, they'd have mated five times over by now.

I ultimately think the funniest part of the movie was when Edward says, "Isn't an entire lifetime with me enough?" to which one of the human pet's friends commented, "When you're still lookin' 18, and she's 80 with sagging boobs, stretch marks, and flab out the ass, we'll see what you say then, Ed."

Yes, Ed. Show us some true love. Kiss the grandma. We want tongue.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Let me tell you where you can ship that crate

This beautifully crafted mobile pen is loaded with safety features! The slide-locking system on door and top, plus lockable base and casters ensure your pet is safe and secure in his/her "own" special space. Casters allow you to move the pen from room to room without lifting. Plastic base removes easily for cleaning. The pen's beautiful hardwood construction complements Richell's other fine wood pet products.

Assembly required.

Slide lock system on door and wire top
Latch-locked base provide additional security
Lockable casters provide
easy mobility and safety
Removable wire top and base
Beautiful hardwood
Easy to assemble

Price: $165.00

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

This tail is more than meets the eye

I don't intend to just conquer this poopilicious puppy simply by means of physical force (Or phorce if you're so inclined. The ph blend in English is phabulous if I do say so!). That simply would not be my style. Anyone who has ever known me or has read my blog realizes I am a feline with an unstoppable intellect, and if it's one thing I know with all the fibers of my feline being, it is that I can outwit, outplay, and outlast a poopilicious puppy.

[I know you're sitting there, reading it, but you know if you were to let it slip through your lips, you'd lose it. Let's segway one moment to allow you to say it out loud: Poopilicious puppy. Ten bucks says you can't say it without laughing, giggling, or at the very least, snarfing. Ah, the magic of the word 'poop'.]

[Unfortunately, on this blog, we, the staff, are very easily amused...]

Where was I? Poop? The ph- sound?

Oh yes, surviving the puppy.

I have taken it upon myself to read Be the Pack Leader: Use Cesar's Way to Transform Your Dog...and Your Life by the man himself, Cesar Millan. When I first read the title, I was hoping that the book would address how to channel the power of Optimus Prime in order to defeat the plump, poopilicious, puppy named Ares Megatron (In my mind, I could see it happening, just like this.). After a few pages, though, it was clear Mr. Millan didn't know anything about Transformers, and I was sadly disappointed.

I'd been hoping to cock back a cybertronium alloy plasma cannon on that puppy's ass.

No worries, though!

I'm sure it's in the sequel, Calm-Assertive Energy: Utilizing the Power of the Cybertronium Alloy Plasma Cannon to Transform Your Dog...Into a Pile of Ash.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm about to put forth a hurtin'

Dear human pet,

I want you to know what I am going to do to that puppy from the moment he steps paw into this house:

While I do believe this cat took it easy, trust me: I will show no mercy. I am going to bring some serious whoop-ass down upon him. When you beg me to stop, I will not. When you cry, "Please, Zeus, don't hurt him," I will not hear your pleas. When you come to me to scoop me up to remove me from the pummeling, I will leap out and continue my onslaught of furious paws.

This is how it will be.

This is my house. We play by my rules.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I bring you an offering of peace


So here's my thinking...

If I make a collage dedicated to my human pet, maybe she will abandon this whole crazy puppy business she's conducting.

Want to make your own stylish collages? Check out Polyvore. Special thanks to Pink Chihuahua Princess for the tip!

Friday, March 20, 2009

I filled...in this meme because my heart is broken

I found this on Bone's blog on Wednesday, and I decided to use it as a springboard for writing this Friday's post. Feel free to participate if you want.

I am...an amazing attention whore.
I think...about whether or not my food bowl is empty all the time.
I know...how to communicate with squirrels in the yard.
I want...to be constantly pet and adored.
I have...allergies, and oh, are they a doozy.
I wish...I could go outside, just once.
I hate...being left alone.
I miss...my human pet when she is away for too long (Please do not tell her that right now. I'm still...angrier than a russled fire ant hill.)
I fear...going to the vet. No, really. It's terrifying.
I feel...replaced.
I hear...dripping coming from the sink.
I smell...like Downey fabric softener for some reason.
I regret...nothing.
I love...Cesar Milan.
I care...that I have a full food bowl.
I always...am the packleader. (See "I love...")
I am not...a whiner, contrary to popular belief.
I believe...I'm the best there ever was, ever is, ever will be.
I dance...on occasion. I like rap.
I sing...to my own tune.
I write...to prove there are other sentient beings on this planet.
I win...every time.
I lose...to no one.
I never...want to exercise.
I listen...when I want to.
I can usually be found...sleeping on my pet's bed.
I am scared when...Diet Coke cans are opened in my presence.
I read...facial expressions very well.
I forget...all of the bad stuff eventually.
I just...licked my hoohahless hoohahs. I bet most human males out there are now jealous.
I am happy about...everything, everyday.

Also, a few categories that Bone added...

I only...moan when I have to get something done.
I need...a place to myself when this damn puppy arrives.
I wonder...if I will ever become famous from working on this blog and be interviewed by Matt Lauer on the Today show.

And one I'm adding just to show off...

I pounce...on mosquito hawks that decide to infiltrate my home.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Dear human pet woman in the house,

Consider the words of the prophet, Muhammad:

There are three signs of a hypocrite: when he speaks he speaks lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he is trusted he betrays his trust.

You, Marina, are a hypocrite.

A blasphemous betrayer.

A backstabbing, malicious, evil forked-tongue wench.

There is no depth of hate that I can put into words that can describe the sheer outrage boiling and teeming inside of my feline belly. Though some might consider it to be hunger (and it more than likely is), it is not a hunger for food. It is a hunger for justice!

How could you DO this to me?

I must admit that I was lingering in denial, unable to bring myself to the truth which so desperately wanted to be brought into the proverbial light. I saw the scraps of a photograph, and I defended you to my friends. "She's moving on to someone else, Zeus," they said, but did I listen?

No! Not once!

I refused to believe that you would take my tiny, beating heart into your hands and crush it in your grubby fingers. You, of all people, have known me, cherished me, loved me for eight long years, but clearly, 2920 days spent together in blissful companionship has meant absolutely nothing to you. I suppose it might have meant something to you had we managed to make it to 3000. You always did like clean, unfiltered numbers.

Nonetheless, I digress...

What woman stands there before me? I know her not. Yesterday, I knew her, but today - today, she is like an unfinished portrait, awaiting the master's stroke to be complete. She is nothing more than a collection of vile, sinful, and evil ways. (Speaking of vile, sinful, and evil ways, I highly suggest that since you're Catholic, you make your way to confession right this instant. A sin of this magnitude might very well keep you from entering the heavenly gates.)

In the end, I wish I could say, "It's not you; it's me," but that would be lying. It is all you - you and the Boston Terrier puppy you have named Ares that is coming home with you on April 7, 2009.

I heart you no longer.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A trail of bread crumbs commences...

Another scrap of paper found today in the pocket of my human pet's jeans...


I know what you're all thinking, and I cannot believe that my human pet would get a puppy. No offense to my canine friends, but I don't think my pet is that stupid. Sure, she may not know what a slotted spoon is or how to pronounce persimmon, but come on - she wouldn't try to infiltrate my home with a slobbering, snoring, snarfing buffoon.

I overheard a conversation as well. The pet was talking to someone she called "Miss Bobbie". Clearly, this is a codename for something else. Everyone knows Bobbie is a boy's name! Once again, the pet thinks she can outsmart me, but I don't think so!

And who is this Ares? That name was in the conversation many, many times. I don't think I like this Ares person. Anyone named after the Greek god of war is bound to be no good.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Screw you, cancer

We're so angry right now. Just so angry.

We're not sure if we're angry at the world, angry at doctors, or angry at cancer.

The pet's cousin found out on Monday that his cancer was "unconducive to surgery". You see, he had gone in for treatment one month and some weeks ago, and that specialized treatment was supposed to be a zinger. It was supposed to make him well enough for surgery, but when he went in for his check-up, his numbers had gone from 9 (indicating a possible state of remission) to 4000.

The pet's cousin is turning 21 in two weeks. We're thinking of sending him some of the finest alcohol man has to offer.

It's not right. It's not fair. It's all shades of wrong.

And yet, there it is.

"It is what it is," as the pet's dad would say.

Stupid, beeping cancer.

Cancer, consider yourself Number One on my Litter List. I've put you on notice! (Oh yes, I'm making a Litter List for my sidebar so everyone knows how much you suck also. Don't think I won't!) I'm sure other things will eventually make their way onto the list, but you can have it all to yourself for right now. I'm too pissed at you to make room for other things. You're getting all my angst.

Monday, March 16, 2009

You can't hide from me!


I just started blogging again, getting into the swing of things, and feeling good, but now, I suspect that is all going to come to an end.

I hear rumors. Whispering talk. A two syllable word that rhymes with guppie. Or yuppie. While I know my human pet could be misconstrued for a young urban professional, I hardly think she fits that mold to a tee. I know we have no fish, so I'm pretty sure that I might need some more Epi-Otic to clean out my ears to really know what's happening around here.

There's a road trip being planned as well. Some place called Weatherford, Texas. I looked it up online, and I found out that it's 45 minutes outside of Fort Worth. I'm certain we don't know anyone from there so I'm not sure who the pet is planning on visiting.

After listening to ripping and tearing sounds from the kitchen, I crawled into the garbage bag to discover a itsy-bitsy piece of paper. The only scrap of a clue I have is this:


Apparently, the human pet is even hiding evidence from me. I think she believes she's smarter than me, but I'm going to have to show her just how misled she is. I'm going to find out, so help me! She can't keep secrets from me in my own house!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Disclaimer: Zeus does not use antibiotics

I can hardly contain my excitement!

The blog list is complete. For now.

I suppose I need to set up an application process for cats, dogs, and assorted human pets who would like to be my friend. After all, there's not an infinite amount of room on that blog list, and when you're not picky, well...that's how you end up making a trip to the vet so you can obtain some antibiotics.

Not that I know anything about that, mind you.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Zeus stimulates the economy (continued)...

So where was I? Oh yes: A marketing speech. I decided that I didn't need to have something hammered in stone, but that I just needed the jist. No mechanically, highly repetitious, blithering smile-infused speech for me; I wanted something organic, fresh, and hip. With my enthusiasm, I ran to the bathroom and began practicing my introductions in front of the mirror...

In my serious voice: "Hello there. I am Zeus the cat."

In my gigolo voice: "Is heaven missing an angel? It must be if you're here."

In my I'm-trying-to-be-English-'cause-it's-super-sexy-to-be-English-in-America-voice: "Why hello-o-o-o there! I'm what they call a catrepreneur!"

But I digress...

I didn't worry about an outfit, and I hadn't stressed over making questions. I already had a perfect outfit - the one God saw fit to give me, and as for the questions, well,...my mind has a way of slipping into inappropriate places so it was probably best not to encourage it (see my notes on interviewing above). At the end of the day, I was the product. These silly businesses needed me to sell their goods. After all, everything looks better with a fat, orange, American Tabby ass sitting next to it.

Getting to the job fair was easy enough. I hopped a ride with some of the human pet's friends who were headed down to the hotel, and surprisingly, none of them thought anything strange of my presence. (I suppose they have read the blog one too many times and realized I do pretty much what I want when I want.)

We were one of the first few people there, but in no time, there was a long, winding line of people that stretched around the corner, down the hall, passing the reception desk, and rolling outside into the parking lot. All kidding aside, it was a sight that broke my kitty heart, and the reason it did so was because the so-called career "fair" was held in one, cramped room with only 13 companies in attendance. Three of those companies were The University of Phoenix, The Art Institute of Texas, and the Texas Auto Mechanic School.

With every person that joined the line, my head sunk a little bit deeper. Yes, friends, I was experiencing guilt. What was I thinking? If I actually got a job over one of these men or women, how would I feel about myself in the morning? I didn't need a job that badly, did I? With only ten actual companies there, was it really necessary for me to add to the stress those humans were experiencing?

Without even saying good-bye to the pet's friends, I sauntered down the line, weaving in and out of the attendees. I rubbed up against their legs and purred, cheering them on with my good vibes, because, as everyone knows, every human pet loves having his or her own personal cheerleader.

So, yes, there's not really much to tell in the end. I decided not to encourage outsourcing by leaving. No negotiations. No product lines to memorize. No proposals to prepare.

If refusing to get a job makes me noble, all the better. The ladies love noble.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Zeus stimulates the economy...

With the economic state of the country affecting everyone, I decided it was high time I did my part: I needed to get a job. I had been freeloading long enough off of the human pet, and even though there was a huge part of me that felt it was her obligation to take care of me, I knew that it was that attitude that would ultimately cost me my Purina One.

After browsing through the local want-ads and searching online, I decided to register for the Houston North Career Fair which was being held at the North Sheraton on March 10, 2009. Immediately, I was sent a confirmation email that had the following checklist:

1. Resume is updated and error-proof
2. Printed 30 copies of your resume
3. Personal marketing pitch is ready
4. Review companies attending and prepare questions
5. Select appropriate business attire

I hadn't a resume, a marketing pitch, or appropriate business attire. It seemed finding a job was a lot harder than just walking to the garage to do my "other business" in the litter box. Where other felines may have been held back by the daunting prospect of visiting a career fair, I only saw opportunity.

I created my resume using the fine advice found on Resume Help. It took some time to think of all that I had accomplished, but in the end, I was pleased with the final product:

I then proceeded to step two in preparation for the career fair. It took no time at all to print out 30 copies of my resume. I stacked them neatly and then placed them into a Five-Star folder which I then secured in my trusty pet backpack. (I know what you're thinking: "Gucci, Zeus? Really?" to which I respond "Yes, Gucci. I have an Italian owner!")

It seemed all I had to do then was prepare a marketing speech, review the companies attending, make some questions, and select an outfit. I was well on my way to landing the job of my dreams...

To be continued...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Blue on you

What in the hell was my human pet thinking? When asked, she responded, "This is what happens when you lose at Texas Hold 'Em," but we all know that's a lie. She bought the blue on a whim, just to recapture some of her lost youth. As the humans say, "It's so lost, girlfriend." Punked out? More like crunked out...

Monday, March 09, 2009

The pet's reason for relay...

As some of you may know, the human pet has been tweeting a lot lately. The real reason behind her tweeting is because she is raising money for The American Cancer Society as she is participating in Relay for Life. She has been working very hard at it, and so far she has raised $1250.00 for the cause.

In fall of 2008, the pet's cousin, Kevin, was diagnosed with a germ-cell tumor. It was deemed cancerous, and since that moment, it has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride of emotions for both him and the entire family. Cancer, however, has not stopped Kevin, and even in the face of such a great adversity, he is more alive than ever. May we all have the positive spirit that embraces him should we ever find ourselves asked to rise to such a challenge.

On March 27, 2009, the pet will Relay because she wants to see an end to cancer during her lifetime. Relay gives her the unique opportunity to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and support the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving mission by fighting back against a disease that has already taken too much.

Consider making a donation on behalf of someone who is fighting for his or her life or for someone who has lost the battle to cancer. Leave the person's name on the fundraising honor roll, and my pet will write the names of all honored on her t-shirt for the night of the event. (During the evening, the pet will take a photo and upload it onto Twitter so you can see the shirt for yourself!) Even if you cannot make a donation, spread the word via your blog, Twitter, or through email and encourage others to join the fight.

Together, let us stand up and defeat cancer once and for all so that future generations may never have to face such a terrible disease. To make a donation or to copy the link, simply click on the button below. We will be running it on the bottom of every post until the day of the event.

Friday, March 06, 2009

The weekend agenda

Dear friends,

After browsing through the pet's planner, it looks like I won't be seeing much of her this weekend...
Oh well. Maybe she'll learn not to go out so much when I leave a hot, steaming mess in the garage for her to clean up. I know how that pushes her buttons.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Fist to the face style: Howdja like it, McGruff?

Dear McGruff the Crime Dog,

I can hardly believe after the incident with Chuck E. Cheese that you would also fall prey to a random act of violence. I don't even know what to say. You are an icon in the community, a beacon of hope to children of all ages, a canine vigilante of justice. To hear that someone punched you in the face as "a prank" is almost mindboggling.

Who wakes up in the morning and says, "Y'know, I think it would be real funny to find some cute and cuddly child mascot and punch him straight in the face! That would be beeping hilarious!" Oh wait. I know who does that. Shawn Brim.

I know two wrongs don't make a right, but perhaps in this case, an exception could be made. Clearly, if it's a prank to run up to someone and coldcock him then I think it's only fair that you find the bus driver in question, run up to him, sock him in the eye, and then say, "Ha! Ha! I made a funny too!" Remember: Do it in front of a group of children just like he did so they learn how to prank one another as well.

Once again, I am so sorry to hear about your injury. May your days of fighting crime continue long after this incident has become a memory. I hope that you get better soon, and I will continue to say prayers for you...that you find that dumbass bus driver and tear him a new one.

P.S. If I wake up tomorrow and find out that yet another mascot has been assaulted, I might just pee myself. Please tell me that the brutal violence against helpless mascots does not also happen in threes like so many other occurrences in life. Do we need to start a mascot-assault pool? If we are, I'm going out on a limb now and saying Smokey The Bear is the next victim.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Dear Chuck...

Dear Chuck E. Cheese,

Recently while browsing through my online news, I found out that you were terribly assaulted by a rampaging, overprotective human male. I suppose the days of haphazardly frolicking in playpens of plastic balls while stuffing your face with loads of greasy pepperoni pizza, accompanied by a flimsy, recorded cacophony referred to as singing blasting out of the mouths of mechanically-operated, stuffed monkey - minus the monkey - suits is long gone. Ah, those were the days...

This isn't the first time you have been assaulted, is it? I remember reading an article not too long ago concerning an 85-person pepper spray tour de force. You must have gotten pretty banged up. I was really wondering if you were going to stick to your guns (not literally, mind you) and stay with the gig you've held onto for nearly 31 years. You proved that you were a real artist, though, and admist blithering drunks, berated housewives, and ill-parented children, you stood to sing and laugh again.

Oh, Chuck, I hope you feel better soon. Though I see you ever-smiling, I know inside you're really crying. Get back to harmonizing with Helen Henny and Mr. Munch, work on developing a new sound, and perhaps, even update your wardrobe. I think we can all agree you have more than enough inspiration to start your own metal band.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Sometimes, a picture is all you need to get a point across...

After all of the rallies...

With incentives just looming on the horizon...

As parents and teachers still wonder why childrens' educational futures are determined by one day, one test...

Sharpen those pencils and grab those highlighters. It's time to take the TAKS test.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Hold the broken pieces of my heart, human pet

I love how I had plans to do something (i.e. fix my Link List), but that whatever I have to do never bears any weight on my human pet. She thinks she can simply run off and do what she wants, that there won't be any consequences to her actions. Well, not this time. I know exactly how to hit her where it hurts.

I'm hiding her wallet.

On Friday at six o'clock in the evening, the human pet walked across the street to David and Suzzette's house (Isis and I have met David; his scratches are absolute perfection.), but she did not come back until ten o'clock! Did she fall down another flight of stairs? Did she manage to trip over some oddball flat surface? Did she fall into the toilet?

No. She was playing Texas Hold 'Em!

And thank you, Twitter, for letting me know!

She didn't even win any money! And she calls that a good time? I don't see how losing five bucks can be even close to having a good time. Hello, human pet: Knock, knock. This is financial stress calling. We're knocking on the doors of all good American boys and girls.

You know, honestly...in a time when people are trying to save more, trying to cut back on nonessential things, my human pet is throwing money away like it's growing on trees. (Though the recent Sonic commercial I saw does point out that money does indeed grow on trees since it's made of paper...but I digress.) If it had only been one night, that would have been forgiveable, but she went back again on Saturday night!

When the human pet returned, all you could hear was her mumbling: "I've never even seen anyone get a straight flush before."

Well, now you have, and you will again, human pet, because I am flushing your wallet straight down the drain. Might as well save you the false hope of winning in advance so you don't waste any more precious catfood money. Some of us need to eat around here.