2/14/14

Taming of the Shrew

Good morning! Smitty here.


My mom and me...we're pals, and so this being Palentine's Day, I was out bright and early this morning to scare up a little gift for her. It took a while, but eventually I found it. It's one of the things that excites my mom the most: a lovely little shrew.


And I barely got it through the kitty door when, wouldn't you know it? That little bugger wiggled his way right out of my mouth. And then....the hunt was on!


And let me tell you, those things are so fast! Everything was just a blur!


And my mom was so happy and excited, and she kept saying, "Smitty! Catch it! Take it outside!" And hey, man, I was doing the best I could. Then I got the bright idea to jump up on the barstool and use it as my launch pad.


And about that time, my dad came down and he got in on the act. And when the shrew ran by, I launched like those Ninja turtles do and I yelled, MEOWABUNGA!!


As it turns out, my mom and dad were quicker than I am, and they threw a bowl over it. They wanted to play with it outside, and I said, "Whatever you want, man. It's your gift, but they get lost out there. Just sayin'."


But would they listen to me? No. Wouldn't you think they'd know that cats are experts on these kinds of things? So right away, the thing is lost, and everybody goes back inside except for me. I stayed outside and kept looking for it, and eventually, I found it again. And then, when my mom went to get her morning cereal, I dropped it at her feet. And I know she was glad to see it because she said, "Oh, Smitty! You shouldn't have!" She always says that when I bring her little gifts.


So, we had a lot of fun playing catch again. But my mom...she never learns. She wanted to play with it outside again, and now I'm afraid it's gone for good. Oh well. I can probably catch another one for her. Just give me a little time.

I hope your Palentine's Day is as sweet as ours is starting out to be! Smitty, signing off. There's work to do. A cat's life is never dull.

30 comments from clever and witty friends:

Mary said...

Too cute! It is the thought that counts!

WoolenSails said...

That is so funny, he is such a character and glad mine are inside, don't need any gifts, lol.

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Happy Palentine's Day to all at the 3-Cat Ranch!

legato1958 said...

Thanks for the sweet and lively Smitty report! He makes me smile! His little nose looks like a heart on the last photo!!

Susie

Crickets Corner said...

Happy Palentine's Day to everyone at the ranch. Smitty gave me the best laugh of the week. All I could do was think of Cricket pulling the same gift giving stunt on me.

JLVerde said...

Aww, he's so sweet to bring you multiple gifts even though you were so irresponsible as to lose them.

Lyndsey said...

Smitty I'm glad the weather is good enough for you to go out and hunt for gifts. Well done for remembering the date and for being such a good hunter.

Janarama said...

Cute post. If anything, he sure is a persistent little cat.

Denise :) said...

BAHAHAHAAAA!!! Humans just really have no appreciation for the finer gifts of life, do they, Smitty?! Happy *Palentine's* Day to you, furbuddy! :)

Ann Bassett said...

Makes me glad my cats are indoor only. They only give me cuddles and meows for gifts and that's just the way I like it. Happy Palentine's Day, Everyone!

Jeanie said...

Ah, Smitty, you made your Mom's heart go pitter patter! Happy Palentine;s Day!

crazy quilter said...

Oh Smitty, how sweet of you to remember! Mom really does appreciate your little gifts. Keep up the good work! Happy Palentines day to all of you ! Gracie too!

Tami C said...

Happy Palentine's Day to everyone at the ranch. Thank you Smitty for such an enlightening story!!!

Linda said...

LOL LOL LOL and a most Happpy ♥ Day to you too !

cobaltt16@yahoo.com

quiltzyx said...

Well, you know how it is Smitty - when you give a gift, it's theirs to do with as they wish. I know that deep down, they really appreciate it!

Donna said...

l could really use smitty some days! what a fun story

Kate said...

Happy Palintines Day Smitty.

Junebug613 said...

What a thoughtful boy you are, Smitty! Happy Palentines to you!

Kirsty said...

Love it! Not the shrew, obviously. Good job, Smitty! Zorro treated me to 3 visits during our rainy Palentine's night so that I could have the three-peat pleasure of being meowed awake in order to towel him off before he went right back out again. But no critter presents, thank goodness. Lil' Fluff and Gracie must be kindred spirits, I'm sure they slept through the excitement.

Kirsty said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Colleen said...

LOL!

Brown Family said...

Smitty, that was such a sweet gift! We are sorry that your Mom lost it, twice!

Sharon Jones said...

Smitty is very generous and handsome as well

Sarah_L_N said...

Silly humans, they really should listen to you! Hopefully you will find another one for your mom, sounds like she loves your gifts!

works4me said...

Smitty is a real character and I love his guest posts.

We had one kitty who escaped to outside, grabbed a vole, and brought it back to me at the door. She would let it go and wait for it to get a few feet away before tearing off like lightning to retrieve my gift. Much praise was awarded and the vole was set free and went squealing off to his friends. Funny, we never saw any voles in the yard after that.

Scrapatches said...

Thanks, Smitty, for the gift of this story. Your efforts at bringing joy to brighten the lives of your people pals are much appreciated. Tell mommy to please give you another scrunch behind the ears from me ... <3 Pat

kc said...

Good work, Smitty, I'm sure mama is soooo pleased with your hunts! Can't wait to see what you bring her next!! You sure are one handsome young man!! I'm glad mama brought you into all our lives. hugs!

Nita said...

Such a generous little soul, lol!

Betty said...

Love it! Smitty, you really should write a book about your adventures!

Michele said...

Such a lovely gift you brought to your mom, not once but twice. I guess she has no taste. She probably wanted some of those fancy chocolates or some gooey cake. go figure. To each their own and I'm sure you'll enjoy her shrew if she doesn't want it.