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My So-called Nine Lives

I want a cricket and Mommy won't let me have one!

August 19th 2012 8:34 pm
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The other day, I found a cricket. It crawled its way under my screen door somehow. I ran and jumped with it. It was so mucch fun! Then Mommy saw it and she killed it! I couldn't believe it! She gives me everything I want but not a cricket.

Yesterday I found another one. It was halfway under the door. My granddad held me while Mommy went and got that already dead and stuck in the door cricket and kicked it outside. I squirmed away from granddad in the process. Poor granddad got scratched but I didn't mean it. He forgave me and still let me sit in his lap.

Today I waited and waited. No cricket. No even a dead one. I guess Mommy scared them off. I really really really hope I find another one.


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Purred by: ZACK (Catster Member)

August 25th 2012 at 12:20 am

Our Angel Rocky Ann use to love crickets when she lived in Tucson, AZ. Our pawrents would come downstairs in the morning and they would find cricket legs but no body. She would pull their legs off! Mom doesn't miss the bug part of living in AZ!

Catgrats on being a Daily Diary Pick today, Tiger!! I think you should get a cricket brought to you on a platter today to celebrate!

Z & Z
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 25th 2012 at 4:06 pm

Thank you for the ladybug Z and Z! I will think of you both when I find another cricket.
Purred by: Alex R

August 26th 2012 at 5:05 am

Oh, geez - that is such a sad story! I told Bob about it (well, ONE of the Bob's - this is actually a Bobette in the pic - it's a LONG story...) and he/she was appalled, but felt badly for you at the same time since it sounds like you were being nice to your cricket and just playing until those PEEPS you lived with snuffed out its little life! (sniff, sniff). Anyhoo, he says he'll come visit for awhile if you can promise you won't let him be killed! Bob the cricket
Purred by: Alex R

August 26th 2012 at 5:06 am

I forgot to mention - when you rollover the link, you'll see he's got his keyboard with him - is that OK?
Purred by: ZACK (Catster Member)

August 26th 2012 at 8:31 am

Gosh, I forgot all about Bob! I am sure Angel Rocky Ann is watching over all the cricket angels at the Rainbow Bridge and very sorry for her ways!
Purred by: Alex R

August 26th 2012 at 9:14 am

All the Bobs and Bobettes say it's understandable - crickets and cats aren't generally friendly. But sometimes it's pleasant to make exceptions. :) the Montagues and the Capulets sort of thing...
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 26th 2012 at 9:43 am

I love it, Samhain! Mommy can't stop me from playing with that cricket!
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 26th 2012 at 9:31 pm

I can share the cricket with Angel Rocky Ann, Zack!

Samhain, the kyboard is great! I wonder if he knows "Freebird"?
Purred by: Duma - In Loving Memory (Catster Member)

August 27th 2012 at 6:59 am

How very unfortunate. Crickets are real fun to play with. My Mom doesn't like them either. But since I'm a partly outside cat I can get them a lot. I hope you catch one on the sly before winter.
Purred by: Alex R

August 27th 2012 at 7:17 am

Oh, geez, I dunno, Tiger - Lynyrd Skynyrd??? FREEBIRD's a good song, but we were always a little miffed at them for their attack on Neil Young! Of course, we've since read that it was all in fun and they were really friends, so I guess we should "get over it!" :)
Purred by: Tiger (Catster Member)

August 27th 2012 at 12:21 pm

I was tired when I thought that one up. The excitement tgisvweekend wore me out. Mommy turns the station when they come on now because they played at these conservative concerts. Glad to know they were ok with Brilliant, nut we wonder about them now.

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