Pookum

My cat knows how to operate an alarm clock. Many years ago, when I was still in school, she put two and two together that every time that thing (the black box) makes a sound I get up and she gets fed. She figured out that if she spent enough time walking (or stomping) on the black box eventually noise would come from it. And it worked every morning I happen to sleep later than 9:30.(This used to happen more often as I used to have a messier schedule. Up late, slept late, and so on).
Sometimes I would lay there and hit snooze, shooing her out of the bedroom and shutting the door. And then she’d hit the bathroom. For several months I had two of these particular black boxes (as my brother had much of his stuff there but rarely stayed) and I moved his into the bathroom, onto the back of the toilet where I could listen to music as I showered. She’s smart. On this particular black box, she knew I had to get up.
Last night, Pookum slept with us. And I guess she was hungry all night as fatty Poopington (Schmitty) tends to eat most of the food before she becomes full. She spent most of the night, walking on the alarm clock, trying to wake us up. I didn’t know she was hungry, I thought maybe she just wanted out. I let her out, she ran back in. Finally, I fed her at 6 and the alarm dancing stopped. It’s back. The Pook is back, indeed. And I’m sort of sleepy.

19 Comments

  1. My cat just bites my fingers until I get out of bed.

    Re: Thought of the Day: How did you almost make someone puke?

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  2. ty Poopington has got to be the best cat name ever. I like “Mr. Tinkleton” as well.

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  3. Well, there is a gal here, she walked over to my desk and said, “you have something in your teeth” (turned out to be a poppy seed) and she started to gag and then became dizzy and wouldn’t look at me and said “I need to sit down”

    ha ha ha

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  4. Dude. What’s her problem? How gross are your teeth?

    :)

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  5. ha ha ha!

    I don’t think they’re that gross. :/

    I kept saying, “I make you sick! Do I SMELL?!” Teasin.

    Then it turned into, “are you preggo? You’re pregnant aren’t you.”

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  6. Toby renamed ”
    ty Poopington” to “Professor Snugglesworth” recently. Though, I’m still stuck on
    ty. :/

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  7. nifkin to cat: I’M PUNCHIN YOU IN THE HEAD! I’M PUNCHIN YOU IN THE HEAD!

    cat to nifkin: meow

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  8. Is Toby the cutest boy ever? I think so. Any guy that comes up with Professor Snugglesworth is quite secure with his masculinity. Hooray!

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  9. Toby is indeed one of the cutest boys ever. I am super, duper, amazingly luck to be with him. I know this every day.

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  10. Toby is indeed one of the cutest boys ever. I am super, duper, amazingly lucky to be with him. I know this every day.

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  11. ha ha ha!

    i was teasin when I said that, ms freakgirl.

    I love to watch.

    (that was bad. forgive me).

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  12. you dirty little girl

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  13. Yes, I should be punished.

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  14. I’m shuttin’ up now. This is getting dangerous.

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  15. ha ha ha

    i’m just kidding. no need to worry.

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  16. “Toby is indeed one of the cutest boys ever.”

    oh, you little tramp, you’re fucking dead now.

    megan said THE cutest.

    and you have to go including Jude Law and fucking Right Said Fred in the mix, diluting the compliment entirely.

    Say goodbye to your parents because tonight I kill you! KILL YOU!

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  17. I’ll say goodbye as i shake my little toosh on the catwalk

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