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Toby's Diary

Where pawprints go

May 12th 2013 10:42 pm
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On Saturday mum went off scrapbooking. She said it was a good day for craft stuff as the forecast was rain and boy did it rain! We were very happy to be snug and dry indoors.

When mum came back we wanted to see what she had done.

"Did you do a picture of me?" we both wanted to know. And she had done one of each of us so we were both happy. She had also made Nahid's birthday card - now she just needed to write in it.

It had stopped raining so I went out for a mosey round the garden. When I came back in I narrowly missed stepping on something; I had to do an extra long leap in to avoid it. What was that piece of paper doing on the floor anyway?

Mum picked it up and put it down in front of me.

"It's Nahid's card. I would really like you to put a muddy paw print on it. That would be cute."

I sniffed it suspiciously.

"Shouldn't Josie be the one that signs it?" I asked.

Then "OK, you're right." We both know that Josie doesn't go out if there's a risk of getting her paws muddy.

But no. I decided - my paw prints are too precious to stamp at mum's whim. I walked off. Mum moved the card in front of me but I side-stepped it.

Then she picked me up and put me down right on it. No avoiding it this time. Paw right in the middle.

We both looked at the result.

"How did you do that?" asked mum.

I had left a perfect trail of pawprints across the kitchen floor but in the brief spell of conversation and a few steps on the carpet - miraculously dry, clean paws. No paw print.

"You'll have to draw one on like you usually do," I said and off I went leaving mum scratching her head. I can walk far further than that indoors and still leave paw prints on the bed linen. Mum doesn't just leave her signature anywhere, only where she wants it. Same for me and my pawprints.

On another note Mum saw Dee on Sunday and told her how outraged the Catster cats were on her behalf following her ordeal at the paws of scary dog and she is grateful for the purrs. She does have her phone back but her neighbour has not fixed the fence. She has put a bench up against it so the dogs can't jump through but they poke their faces through to see what she is up to and she wishes they wouldn't. Stoopy dogs!!


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Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

May 12th 2013 at 10:51 pm

MOL - I always step on cards when my momma is making them. But if she wanted me to step on them, well, that would be different.
Purred by: Ka - zar 1.6.1998 to 25.2.2014 (Catster Member)

May 13th 2013 at 4:32 am

Paw prints on demand never heard of it before. If mum asked me to that I wouldn't either. I've been spending a lot of time indoors lately since it been cold and wet. Stay dry and warm mate.
Purred by: Laura Belle (Catster Member)

May 13th 2013 at 12:02 pm

You're so right not to give up yer paw print on demand! You can't just arbitrarily sign a card when you have no idea what it says. Your signature on something means you agree with what it says. You could have been making a huge promise to do something for Nahid for all you know! Good thinking Toby! MOL!
Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

May 13th 2013 at 10:06 pm

whoa!! what cat signs on demand!? Good job avoiding that card.

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