Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Examining My Conscience

The Human said my penance was to examine my conscience 
and then say six Hail Marys and promise not to bite the guests 
anymore. We'll see.
So yesterday, an animal-loving friend of the Human's came over for the first time. She had heard about me for many years, but had never actually met me (and frankly, I wasn't sure I was going to feel like showing myself until I had seen and heard and smelled her and decided *I* wanted to meet *her*).

Surprisingly, she looked and sounded and smelled okay, so I made an appearance. I even walked up and gave her some good
sniffs. She was enchanted with me (as who would not be?) and I with her (well, as enchanted as I get with Other Humans). 

My Human handed her my favorite brush, and I was ecstatic! Until I wasn't and, yes, I put the bitey on her. Evidently, the Human considered that very extremely naughty host behavior.  I drew blood too, though to be fair the visitor was, like the Human, rather an Old Lady and is it my fault they have paper-thin old-lady skin?

Our gracious visitor took it in stride and apologized to me for doing the brushies wrong. I magnanimously forgave her as the Human fetched the Bactine and a Band-Aid.

What a bunch of crybabies Humans are! 

18 comments:

Megan said...

Well Spitty - I imagine that when you examined your conscience you found that there was nuffink there for you to be concerned about. You graciously allowed the Human to invite someone over to YOUR home, you deigned to make an appearance and you oh so generously permitted the stranger to provide some brushies. But everyone - absolutely everyone - knows that there's a limit. Experienced humans can usually tell when they're close to reaching it, and gently cease whatever they're doing to their pusscat. But, presumably this stranger wasn't highly experienced in the ways of pusscats and didn't read the signals. So, (i) your human is primarily to blame. If she's gonna invite people over, then she needs to monitor their behaviours and (ii) if you hadn't put the bitey on, how on earth were you expected to teach the stranger when enough was enough?

This whole incident sounds very much to your credit, but reflects poorly on your Human. (So what else is new?) I hope you're not put through anything quite as traumatic in the foreseeable future.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

Spitty, you must have been over-stimulated! I'm sure it wasn't your fault.

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

I am sure your conscience is clear, Spitty. You very generously made your visitor welcome and allowed her to brush you. As Summer said, I think you got over stimulated. Eric adored being brushed and was the biggest softie out, but even he would get over excited and bite without warning. It was always a restrained bitey though so no blood.

William’s Kith & Kin said...

We applaud your even coming out to meet that person. Here, Ivan would *still* be squashed behind the bookcase and Izzy would have stayed under the couch until the appearance of food. Plus, your wise use of the universal language of biting is totally understandable to us.

~Elliott.

Pam and Teddy said...

What - don't humans know about "love bites" ???? Good grief - what's a little blood, bactine and bandaids between friends anyway!

Hugs, Teddy

Eastside Cats said...

Spitty, I didn't know that they still made Bactine! I slather anti-biotic cream on everything; it doesn't sting. A few weeks ago, a neighborhood cat showed me that he didn't like his belly touched, and the blood dripped! Keeping the wounds out of sight of The Hubby was my main concern, since he's long since decided that I'm going to die from a mosquito bite, a cat bite, or some other exotic blood germ. But I barely have any scars, so it's all good.

Stacy Hurt said...

I mean really. KING! Nothing is ever King Spitty's fault! why does it always come down between church and state?

da tabbies o trout towne said...

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Brian said...

Hey, it is your castle after all Spitty!

Photo Cache said...

Your human did not warn her that your welcome mat included a bitey?

Emma and Buster

pilch92 said...

Poor Spitty. You don't need to do penance for a mistake. I am sure you didn't mean to draw blood- as you noted, he skin is too thin. I would be honored to have you draw my blood. XO

World of Animals, Inc said...

Spitty, we hope the next visitor doesn't get the bitey treatment when they stop over to visit. We know that you are not in fault. Thanks for the share. Have a great day.
World of Animals

Cathy Keisha said...

I for one think that bitey was well deserved. How dare she take liberties with you on a first "date." No penance for you!

Colehaus Cats said...

We're certain it was a very enchanting bite and perhaps she'll be even more enchanted as an official Spitty Scar bearer. What an honor!

The Whiskeratti said...

Oh yes humans are crybabies, fur sure.

The Island Cats said...

Spitty, never bite the hand that brushes you. :)

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Ayla and Marley here: We are torn in our opinion of this, and that is very unusual for we cats. On the one paw, it is not the best idea to bite the hands that brush us. And old ladies with paper-thin skin (and little blood to spare) should probly be treated gently.

On the other paw, it IS your house and its not exactly like Beins unnerstand us when we just meow "stop", so sometimes very clear messages must be sent...

Iza refuses to say anything...

Just Ducky said...

MOL, biting the hand that brushes you!