SHADOW: Ahhh...I see you placed plastic tape on the ends of the couch to foil my claws!
SHADOW: Well played, my friend. Well played indeed. Hmmm...There must be some
way to finish shredding this upholstery...But how
SHADOW: Well, nothing's coming to me off the top of my head, but it'll take more than a roll of packing tape to thwart my
redecorating! Now, into my Fortress of Solitude to think, reflect, and devise a cunning pla--Ooh!
Look! An old dried up pea!"
Should you, Scott, a mere anthropoid, somehow actually counter the ambitions of the shiny black mastermind (we all know the tape is, let us say, a feint; a gesture; a modest opening move), please let me know. I'd be glad of counsel in this arena. True, the inventive and indefatigable opponent I face is a dog, but there ought to be some technical principles that apply across the board.
In some shots, she reminds me of Biddy, in others, what Penny must have resembled in her young, innocent days, and in the last, definitely James Dammit. On "My Cat From Hell," the other night, I saw a smaller version of Bubbe Boy, but TOTALLY OPPOSITE disposition... I guess that THAT cat had never eaten an entire dime bag of his owner's whole monthly stash... and yes, they like it WAY more than even the BEST catnip, I promise you...
All black cats must have some common ancestors out there somewhere, because not long after I lost Boy & then Biddy, I went, masochistically as hell, scrolling/trolling through adoption sites, and found DOZENS of near-doppelgangers. None with the right attitudes/expressions, none as unique or special, or FAT, but they could definitely have been littermates. And as amazing, intelligent, and inventive as Bob was (and I cry over him every fucking day, a year later), I can't stand to see a ginger on TV or anywhere, because I think of him & Shaggy, but NOBODY has a cat who resembles Yoda, except for Maru, if she were WAY smaller...
Sorry to be such a drag, I just miss all of my babies, and Riley, and as happy as I am for y'all to have found a really groovy cat like Shaddow... well, let's just leave it there. I am happy for all four of you, to have found each of the others.
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