Sunday, June 10, 2018

The Duchess of Yowl and the t-shirt

Duchess of Yowl: You're late. My evening petting was scheduled to start 180 seconds ago!

Me: Sorry, I was at the store buying you a present.

Duchess of Yowl: (suspiciously nosing bag) It does not smell like tuna.

Me: I should hope not, it's a T-shirt. See: Cat, size svelte.

Duchess of Yowl: (walking on shirt) It feels comfy.

Me: Here, let me iron it so you can see how it looks.

Duchess of Yowl: (looking at ironed shirt) This is a TRAVESTY!

Me: Your grace, what's wrong?

Duchess of Yowl: LOOK! (twitches an elegant, disdainful whisker)

Me: Not everything can have a picture of a cat.

Duchess of Yowl: Why not? And anyway, not just a cat, it should be a picture of me!

Me: Take it up with your agent.

Duchess of Yowl: (suspiciously) Aren't YOU an agent?

Me: You think I'm a waitress, and a laggardly one at that.

Duchess of Yowl: Too true. Get me the number for Barbara Poelle.

Me: Barbara is allergic to cats.

Duchess of Yowl: All the more reason my picture should be on this t-shirt. For all those unfortunates who can't have a cat.

Me: (aside) always thinking of others.

Duchess of Yowl: (from inside the shopping bag) I heard that.


Beth Carpenter said...

Always ready to give of herself, the Duchess is an inspiration to us all.

Dena Pawling said...

I can't get past the idea that you iron t-shirts.

Happy Sunday! I am NOT ironing =)

E.M. Goldsmith said...

Smiles:) I needed this. Really, a book of these. They are priceless

Jennifer R. Donohue said...

It seems like I'm only ever emergency ironing, in the narrowing window of time between when showers were had and other preparations are made, and we have to leave for whatever event warrants ironed clothing.

Writer Seanan McGuire has a Maine Coon cat who has a wardrobe of shirts; they help with his anxiety (I think it's anxiety?) and also make him look very dapper indeed ^^

Melanie Sue Bowles said...

HA! Love this... The DoY rules.

Kregger said...

Where's the matching hat? Specifically, one bedazzled for the DoY!

Brenda said...


Craig F said...

Damn, may cats have made it clear that soft and cuddly stuff must remain in the bag.

That way they can cover it all in cat dander while hiding from their adoring public.

Hope y'all have had a good Sunday

Janice L. Grinyer said...

Ooo, Jeff Somers has a good one out!!!

And that tag should read cougar size. I swear DOY is a Wyoming Cougar hiding out in NYC incognito...