Life in the Slow Lane

Life in the Slow Lane

Friday, August 08, 2008

Crush Your Cat's Head Friday-Doppelganger

When I recently dog-sat Lulu and Xiola for 5 days I bought them some new toys to play with at my house. Their particular favourite was this hedgehog that made an alarming "ack ack ack" noise when shaken. The dogs LOVED it. They loved it so much I found myself tripping on it quite often when it was left in the middle of my floor. Except when that would happen I'd do that awkward 'sacrifice your spine alignment' avoidance skip/jump/lurch because I always thought this toy was actually Yoshi and I was about to step on her. If I didn't actually have any reflexes and had the luxury of time to think about it I'd never make that mistake as Yoshi, for the first 3 days never left my bedroom. Never.

I started calling the hedgehog Yoshi since it was under my feet far more than she was that weekend.

Then on the last day Yoshi got brave and started emerging from the bedroom merely to walk right up to the dogs and hiss in their faces only to turn around and walk right back into the bedroom again. The best part was when she would walk up to the hedgehog toy and hiss at it too for good measure. You know, just in case it was trying to make friends or thinking of eating her kibble.


See? TWINS!



Show it how you really feel, Yoshi.

14 comments:

Sharkey said...

That's hilarious. Love your bedding!

here today, gone tomorrow said...

I love Yoshi. Period.

Anonymous said...

separated at birth I'd say

dag/TU

Squirl said...

She hissed at the hedgehog, crackin' me right up.

Maia said...

I love Yoshi. She is the feline version of me... well, not really, but close!

lawyerchik said...

At least she ate and didn't yak all over the carpet? :) I love the hissing at Senor Hedgehog, though. Too funny!! Glad the visit went well.

HAR said...

I wonder if she would ever get accustomed to the dogs? I mean if they stayed for a month or so.

Yoshi gets to lay on a very neat and pretty bed. See photos of Lola's bed. I haven't made it today either. Shameful

alan said...

When Yoshi starts grooming the hedgehog I'm going to worry!

alan

JP said...

I bet when you left the room, Yoshi secretly licked the hedgehog and purred at it! Cannot show emotions in front of Mom!

Robin said...

i heart yoshi. THE coolest cat around!

Snowgirl said...

Look what I found on Etsy - the Yoshi collar!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14095265

kalki said...

Those are the most elegant sheets I've ever seen. Great taste.

There is nothing more amusing than a cranky cat, especially one hissing at inanimate objects. Oh, Yoshi.

east village idiot said...

This post is hilarious. Poor Yoshi - trying to grin and bear it just isn't in the cards for her. She's too much of a diva.

KULA said...

Hissing is a HUGE improvement from throwing up though, so you have to give Yoshi credit for trying to be a better pet-roommate.