Category Archives: the Big Critter

The Return of the Critter

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Staying as high up as I can get!
The Coffee Fairy

I’m getting more used to this little tornado…

It’s awfully quiet around here on the weekends when the little tornado and the Hurricane are home with their parents. Even the mice seem to sigh with relief. I mean, they’re loud -(louder than a jet)- but I think they’re starting to grow on me a little – not that I’ll ever admit it to them, though. I have a reputation to maintain, you know.

The littlest tornado has grown up enough to learn that if my tail flips a certain way, or if my ears twist back, it’s time to back off. That helps me warm up a little, particularly since she always loves to feed me treats- and will beg the Can Opener to let HER feed me! (Hey, I’m a CAT- not an idiot).

She always wants to feed me every time I walk in and look at her and give her my special “Creature only” meow… you know, the long, LOUD meow that sounds like I’m dying of hunger and need food urgently to save my life. That’s the one. It works every time. MWAHAHAHAHA!!

BUT, she also loves to make coffee for the Can Opener and literally gets upset if the Hurricane – (the big Critter) – makes it for her, or if she makes it for herself. She always grabs another kcup and insists on “putting salt and pepper” in it. Of course, the human takes it and pretends its “the best cup of coffee ever”- and actually drinks the stuff. (Don’t worry- the “salt” & “pepper” are imaginary).

Speaking as the resident cat (the smartest one), I actually think it’s cute, and feel myself starting to get a little protective of the little headache.

That is, until she throws a lego at me, or tries to cut my whiskers, or feed me play-doh. Then, I head up to the highest perch I can find (unless I can get someone to let me outside).

I’m finally getting brave enough to let her pet me!
I also tutor her and make sure she does her lessons.
I even make sure to mark her pages for her.
My favorite part of the day though, is when she takes her nap.

Time for the Tooth Fairy to Pay up!

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Today the biggest Critter went to the dentist and had two teeth pulled. Poor thing was really, really not looking forward to it. The idea of someone sticking a needle in her mouth and yanking out a couple of teeth had her just a little freaked out. Some people just have no sense of adventure.

Now for the Flip Side…

Meet the (Real) Tooth Fairy…..

Here’s what you don’t know- When most people think of the Tooth Fairy, they envision somethig like this…


The “Tooth Fairy” everyone envisions…
The REAL (cat version) Tooth Fairy

What’s the difference? Glad you asked…


Supposedly the tooth fairy comes in the middle of the night and takes the tooth (the poor kid lost), and leaves a bundle of money under the pillow for the poor victim.

The real “tooth fairy” is the cat – who sniffs out the offending tooth that DARED to assault its human pet, slaps the holy tar out of the thing and plays hockey with it for a while, then finally buries it in the litter box.

Then goes out to hunt for a nice, fresh mouse to put under the pillow for a nice wake-up surprise.