I thought it was time for an update on Dude-the-cat. You might remember him from a couple of prior blogs. He’s our cat who, at his one year appointment, weighed 15 pounds. At two years, he weighed 16 pounds! He’s been bulking up so far this winter so I’m quite afraid to take him for his annual vet appt in January. I keep threatening to move his appointment to August as he’s much more active and trimmer in the summer. 🙂
Anyhow, my husband and I recently had a discussion that really was more a statement of a foregone conclusion. Who’s in charge of this house?
Hmmm. Let’s see. When Dude wants breakfast, he sits on the floor by our bed and meows until I get up and feed him.
When Dude wants to sleep during the day, he jumps up on the back of my office chair and bats at my head until I get up. Then he plops down in my chair for a nap (see picture) and I end up using my husband’s chair or the therapy ball to sit on.
When Dude wants attention…and I’m working, he jumps up on my husband’s desk and starts batting at stuff until he gets a response from me. He especially does this when he thinks I’m working too late and it’s time for bed.
And, when Dude is left outside a little longer than HE thinks is necessary, he has this very opinionate meow he utters as he walks in with his tail high in the air.
Yes, the matter of who’s in charge around here is pretty much settled. Dude-the-cat rules our house. And I have to admit, every time he head butts me and then settles in for a good purr, I don’t mind one single bit. 🙂