Friday, July 22, 2011
Cat or Skunk
He looks all innocent and dignified, doesn't he? Don't be fooled, Mickey is far from innocent and he caused quite a commotion today with something very undignified.
I’ve long suspected that there was something different about Mickey. People call black and white cats tuxedo cats, but I’ve always been of the opinion that they are hybrids, a cross between a cat and a skunk. Today this suspicion was confirmed.
You probably all know that cats like boxes and paper bags. Humans often buy toys for cats, only to find that kitty cat is more interested in the box the toy came in than in the toy itself.
The same goes for paper bags, they have a magnetic effect on cat.
So today, Dieter (a human who walks around here) come home with a paper bag and got the bright idea of putting Mickey into it.
Mickey had other ideas and didn’t take too kindly to being picked up with the intention of being stuffed inside that bag. He struggled a bit and when he couldn’t get away he came up with plan B ... he did like one of his ancestors and farted.
His backdoor draft had immediate effect. Dieter let Mickey go and fanned his nose to get rid of the smell. That wasn’t all though, when he smelled his T-shirt he had to go and change and when he smelled his arms and hands they had to be washed.
As if that wasn’t enough, the whole area where Mickey had performed his escape maneuver stank up to high heaven. Cats and humans alike could go near that place anymore. The smell took anyone’s breath away.
So you see, the notion of a black and white cat being the offspring of a cat and a skunk isn’t that farfetched. Can someone hand me a bottle of Febreze?