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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Lap Needed: New or Used ... Doesn't Matter!

Beans! They are certainly a frustratin' lot!

You'd think that Mom's more of a "human doing" than a "human being" ...

What's the problem with wantin' your bean to sit still long enough to make a lap an' pet you? I've been askin' Mom to make a lap for me ALL weekend an' I keep getting denied!

On Wednesday evening, Mom was tired from teaching all day an' hosting a salad lunch that she catered for fellow staff members. I figured that I could get her to sit still an' rest a bit ... an' pet me. But no ... Mom had stuff to do in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Don't get me wrong. I know that stuff has to be done in order for turkey to happen. I figured that I could wait for a little while at least, so I didn't pitch a kitty-fit.

So Thanksgiving came an' Mom got up at the USUAL time an' didn't stay long enough to cuddle with me. She went to the 5K an' walked around Balboa Park getting her photo taken for newspapers an' stuff. Mom wore a stuffed turkey hat to the 5K an' was FURRY popular.

When she got back, I tried to interest her in some chair time. Nope. Not enough free time. Gotta cook. Sore shins. Too much to do.

What about Friday, Mom? You're not goin' shopping, are you? Of course not. It's Black Friday an' you hate crowds of crazy people dashing here and driving there. Oh, but you need to buy some rubber bands an' get your hair cut an' take Gran out to lunch.

Maybe when you get back?

Nope.

Gotta do the sugar-and-salt scrub for the office ladies. Need to make some lavender soaps for presents. Gotta finish the envelopes for the Christmas cards. What do you mean you "don't want fur in the soap"? Fur is the BEST part of anything, Mom! You don't want my help with the ribbon? Why?

How about Saturday? You don't want my help measuring ingredients for the jars of cookie mix for your colleagues? I can't help to crush the candy canes for the chocolate bark? You don't want me helping to dip Gran's sugar-free cookies in chocolate? How about the dipped candy canes for your students? Can I help with those? Whaddaya mean cats can't participate. I want to be petted! Make a lap!

Now Mom ... Sunday is the last day of your long weekend an' it means that there are just three weeks left 'til your vacation. Please don't tell me that I'm not gonna get a lap for three whole weeks while you're a human blur! Please sit still an' make a lap. I have pent up purring and I need an outlet before I burst!

Pet me! Pet ME! PET ME!

17 comments:

Chairman Mao said...

Wowie kazowie, it sounds like yur Momma's real busy! We Ballicai haven't got as much lap time eithur cuz the beans are busy and runnin all ofur the place and doin Thanksgiving stuff -- I think beans just need to settle down and hold us in their lappies and things will be purrfect.

I hope you and yur fambly hadded a great Thanksgiving!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Skeeter and LC said...

If there isn't at least a haf a hour each day for lap sittin, yer Bein is doin somethin wrong...

Try tyin her to a chair wif a rope if nesasary. Ya an walk it aroun a chair real careful-like until it gets hard fer her to get outta... They dont like it, but sometimes its fer ther own gud.

Best of luck.

Boy said...

Oh dear! You poor thing! Nag at your Mom non stop and demand YOUR time!

Ariel said...

"Wow" your mom sure is busy.Hopefully she'll get to rest soon and give you lap time :)

Daisy said...

Your mom is very, very busy! I hope she gets some "me" time, and some DMM time, too.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Geez. After 5K you'd think she's want to sit down and rest of a while. Beans are really a pain sometimes.

The Furry Fighter said...

aw maybe your mum will give you her lap tonight! fanks for inviting me over to share your turkey..i am gonna write about the invite later on and fank you for being a good furrend xxxx

Team Tabby said...

Dear DaisyMae Maus, it seems Moe saw your comments about him. It's puffed his ego now he's all proud of himself and being insufferable. I had to whap him up the side of da head and bring him back down to earth. Brothers, sheesh!

I hope your mom is able to squeeze just a few precious moments for your lap time - she does sound really busy. It's the time of the year when beans do these things - happens every year.

Mindy

Tyler said...

Maybe when your mom has her winter vacation you will be given as much lap time as you desire. My mom has been giving us quite a bit of lap time these past couple of days. She's VERY impressed with all that your mom does for her family, colleagues and students. Um, would she be willing to share her dipped candy cane recipe? My mom would be very grateful! My mom's email is lynnada@sbcglobal.net, if you're mom is willing to share. Thanks in advance!

Ramses said...

Oh your paw girlcat! I know I hate it when My Mummy gets all busy too... My needs are simple after all, I simply want My Mummy to pay me attention 23.5 hrs a day - I mean a Mancat's gotta have his privacy when visiting the litter box! ;)

Caesar and Princess said...

Beans do not get it. Mostly the mommies. they never sit enough... always moving.

Today is a good day to rest and hopefully your mommie will be around to take care of your needs and appreciate your presence!

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm sorry. I hope you can find that lap out there somewhere.

Your Mom beans should be paying more attention to you!

Parker said...

I feel awful for you DMM. Your Mom should know that laptime is like air and food and water - we must have them to survive!
It's on the Maslow Hierarchy of Kitty Needs! Really! It Is!

The Furry Kids said...

DMM, I think your mom should come home right now and sit down and give you lap time. Right now. Yeah.

Love,
Tazo

Queen Snickers or Empress said...

Here what me do when mommy too busy to gives me time... me corners her in da closets when she getting readys in da mornings so she cants get out then crys sad and rolls over for tummy rubs. It aways works even when she lates. ~Empress

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh I feel your pain. 'Tis the season for busy, busy beans!

Joey said...

Laps are very good. Did you finally get her to make her lap for you??? I HOPE so.