Saturday, November 24, 2018

The Duchess of Yowl calls fowl

Chez Yowl, morning

Her Grace, the Duchess of Yowl: What the shedding dog is THAT?

Me: Turkey, your grace. It's Thanksgiving!

DoY: (suspiciously) I thought you were getting a bird for me.

Me: A turkey is a bird.

DoY: (looking askance)  More like Godzilla Bird.

Me: You don't have to eat it all yourself, we're having guests!

DoY: (suspiciously) You specified NoDogs, NoToddlers, right?

Me: Dogs and toddlers are not on the menu.

DoY: Of course not. Dogs are foul, and toddlers are sticky.

Me: Yes, that's exactly why they aren't on the menu. Now go purr on the couch, I have to stuff
the bird and get it in the oven.
(some time later, the kitchen appears to be the rehearsal venue for the food fight scene in Animal House.)
DoY: (strolling back into the kitchen) Who won?

Me: Brooklyn Meets Godzilla, no contest.

DoY: I think I saw that in a movie once.

Me: BROOKLYN, not Bambi!

DoY: Oh deer me, I'm sorry.

Me: I said I like your purring, not your punning.

DoY: As the Monterey beach said to the ocean wave "I, Sur, endure!'

Me: I have a kitchen to clean up! (hastily runs water to block out sound)

DoY: Wait, I have more! Lots more!

Me. You win! No Dogs. No Toddlers. NoPUNS!

DoY: (catisfied smirk) Just one meow for the road.

Me: Alright, alright, NoDogs, NoToddlers. More petting. You win.
DoY; I'll be on the couch! Don't forget the remote! There's a new Netflix show I want to see!

Me: (joining DoY on couch) It can't possibly be Dogs can it?

DoY: (acerbically) The Tigers of Scotland 

Me: Oh good, I love cats in kilts.

DoY:  Opposable thumbs really are wasted on you.


Kregger said...


Sherry Howard said...

Talk about an ending with an unexpected but inevitable twist!

Amy Johnson said...

"What the shedding dog is THAT?" cracked me up. Such a DoY thing to say.

Poor Bambi!

Hope everyone who celebrated had a happy Thanksgiving.

Claire Bobrow said...

The DOY is clearly pun-ch drunk from too much turkey!

BrendaLynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
FYI and went looking for a_bear on Twitter. Can’t find them.

Sharyn Ekbergh said...

We liked Tigers of Scotland too!

children=Squealers and Grabbers. (says the cat)

Claire Bobrow said...

Brenda: I think it's @A_single_bear

Janet Reid said...

Thanks Claire you're right!

CynthiaMc said...

Yay for Tigers in kilts. We are just returning from Hubby's family reunion out in the wilderness (no wi-fi) which can be problematic when you've never been there before and the GPS says "I have no idea."

Once we found it, we had a great time boating out on the lake while the cousins fried up the fish they all caught earlier.

Good times! Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.

Craig F said...

I hope all of you who celebrated Turkey Day enjoyed it without working too hard to make it happen. Hope the rest of you are having a good weekend.

The Tigers of Scotland brings out the Hamish Macbeth in me. M.C. Beaton has hit those right in the snozze.

If you want to suck up your Sunday on YouTube, check out the Young@Heart Chorus. Amazing stuff. Be sure not to miss their Angel From Montgomery cover. Superb.

NLiu said...

But... my toddler thinks she's a cat. (She wakes me in the morning by springing up onto the bed and going "Meow!" She also answers to "Kitty" and that is NOT the name we gave her.) Permitted company, your grace?

Julie Weathers said...

Ha, I love this. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.