As some may be aware, but many not, Chester, my faithful writing assistant, mice catcher, and general pain in the neck, passed away some months ago.
Recently I was running a series based on his adventures, under the title of Past Conversations with my cat.
For those who have not had the chance to read about all of his exploits I will run the series again from Episode 1
These are the memories of our time together…
This is Chester. I’ve just dropped the bombshell we’re thinking of getting a dog.
So, the first response from him: Well, the last dog didn’t turn out so well, did it?
We didn’t tell him what happened to the dog, but maybe he’s psychic.
Or is that psycho?
Anyway, the last dog we had moved to my son’s place when he moved, and shortly after, broke his hip and had to be put down.
So I say, that dog moved when my son left. I don’t have any more sons living in, so that won’t be a problem.
It’s going to be a mistake.
You know they all start out like soft furry balls, like cat’s I’ll admit, but then they grow up, and up, and up, and up. And eat you out of house and home. Not like us lovable cats, we stay small furry balls, and don’t eat all that much.
No, you’re just fussy, and it’s like hell on earth getting you to eat.
Then stop buying the cheap stuff.
Cheap? Cheap? That last lot of food cost an arm and a leg. At least with a dog, it will eat anything, including scraps from the table.
He gives me that condescending look reserved for people who think they own or know cats.
As you wish, my Lord.
Then he walks off, head in the air and tail swishing in annoyance.