Thursday, 06 June 2013 00:00
I live in Plainview but that’s not important. The matter at hand is your pet of the week section, which reminded me of my two wild cats: Marvin and Buggy. You don’t understand—Marvin is a stray black cat we with a white speck on his nose and Buggy is…well she’s also black but she’s just Buggy. Alright?
Unlike Blue and Copernicus (What a mouthful. My god.), Buggy and Marvin hate each other. I know because Buggy wasn’t always called Buggy. We named her Berry first. But day after day, when old Marvin wasn’t doing anyone any harm just sitting there, she would creep up behind him and sock him in the head. One. Two. FOUR times until he blew up and spit cat hair everywhere—Berry then became Buggy.
Marvin is older and because of that he’s the slow cat but that hardly excuses him from being a screwball like Berry/Buggy turned out to be. He’s been cranky since we bought him. And when Berry was bought he would chase her around the house when she was little and knock her out of the box she would sleep in.
Now he’s cranky, lanky and his sense of hearing is going. If he wasn’t so deaf, I know he’d smack Buggy in the face before she could get near him.
Marvin and Buggy are good pets, it’s just that after reading about Blue and Copernicus and their short but sweet story, well I almost wish we could trade cats.
My husband thinks I’m wasting your time with this letter but when something spirals in my gut, I can’t rid it till I do it: it being a nonsense letter about cat problems.
Plainview resident and cat owner