Wednesday, December 13, 2006

"Miffle Mik Mok"

OK...I'll admit it...I am a "Mutts" comic strip fan! This year, I noticed on their website ( there was a "Little Pink Sock" just like the one that the strip's hero, Mooch, loves more than anything else in the world. It's Mooch's security blanket much like the one Linus has in the Peanuts strip. Well, upon visiting the "Little Pink Sock Shop" there it was...THE Little Pink Sock.
Now, we have six cats sharing our abode with us and I'll admit that they have indeed trained me very well. My first thought was that this sock couldn't be anything any better than any other "sock" toy for a cat. Boy, was I ever wrong.
No sooner had the package arrived with it's catnip-luxury-toy-that-I-can't-believe-I-ordered-and-fell-for-it contents than I had five cats climbing all over the box and dancing around it, hopping from leg to leg and jumping up and down. The only reason Zuzu wasn't with the others was that, since going blind, while she could definitely smell it, she couldn't really zero-in on where I was in time to join the rest of the Mob.
I could not move fast enough to please them. They were about to attack me when the scissors finally worked allowing me to extract the contents with a flourish. I had cats on the box, cats in the box and cats trying to climb up my leg to get to the package containing this wonderful, intoxicating, cat-joy thing!
Luckily the package contained two of the pink socks. I had been planning on saving one for Christmas but since I relish peaceful sleep and living the rest of my life at MY leisure I decided that for my own health, I had to give up the entire contents of the package - both Little Pink Socks.
What followed was a cacophony of cat sounds that reminded me of some back alley in a city rather than my living room floor. The din was punctuated by sounds of drooling and slobbering the likes of which I have never heard before. Luckily, attentions were directed towards the "Marvelous Toy(s)" and not in my direction. I made my escape and ran out to the barn for some peace and quiet with the sheep.
Upon my return I was treated to the sight of six cats on the living room floor, totally stoned. Cats that normally would not be caught dead next to each other lay blissfully unaware of who was next to them. Purring was rampant and loud. I, gingerly, took my seat in my recliner hoping I wouldn't be noticed. Then I realized that it wouldn't have mattered if the whole house had caved in. They were in Cat-Heaven and all was right with the world.
Proof is in the picture as here is Shadow with THE Little Pink Sock. What you can't see are all the others all laid out on the floor...
So, check out the Mutts site. Maybe your "Mooch" needs his own "Little Pink Sock" and you can even view the original strip about Mooch and his "Miffle Mik Mok".
But be warned...I think I heard one of them say something about "munchies"! ;-)

And be very afraid...

1 comment:

Leigh said...

Oh Kathy, that's hilarious! I laughed and laughed at your description of you, the catnip, and those cats. Must be some exceptionally potent stuff!

Thank you for your visit to my blog and kind comment about my rare breed sweater. I'm pleased to say that the design in my own. Actually I've been working on the samples for the sheeps for about 4 years and finally collected enough rare breed fleece samples to get started on it.

I've enjoyed your posts, they are well written and interesting. Great blog. I'll be back.