Thursday, 16 December 2010

P's and Q's

So there I am queueing at the till with my “buy 2 boxes of Felix Meat Gravy pouches for £5.00”!!! cat food on the conveyor belt when the woman in front turns to me and asks:

“Is your cat fat?”

Bloggie friends!! My eyes flew wide, my jaw dropped and I lost my voice momentarily.

But it’s ok – it turns out she’s about to adopt a stray where she lives and she’s never had a cat before and didn’t know the correct amount to feed her soon to be kitty.

So I forgive her.

Charlie says: I don’t.



The above pic was taken this morning with my super new memory card!!

Have a ticklish Thursday everyone!

9 terrific days to Christmas!

40 comments:

Joanna St. James said...

I don't either! quel horreur Charlie Fat? thats just preposterous I hope you told her Charlie is a star.

klahanie said...

Hi there,
Yes, it's me Penny the Jack Russell, again. Charlie, you must learn to forgive:-)
And your international readers might not know what 'queuing' is.
Congratulations on your new memory card!
Take care. Pawsitive wishes, Penny xx

Tucker said...

Fat indeed! I wouldn't forgive her either, Charlie!

Summer Ross said...

Aww poor kitty I hope this doesn't mess with Charlies self confidence.

Words A Day said...

Is your cat fat! There are so many other ways she could've asked about her new kitty's diet!

You have to use this in a story!

ABBY said...

Oh Charlie you look like a lovely vision of fur!

purrin
xoxox

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

I like Charlie's back to your new super duper new memory card and that lady...hmm. To ask if Sir Charlie was FAT?!?!? I don't think I forgive her either. That's like asking her what her waist is! I hope she gives the stray kitty a good home tho...

Noir
PS. Tommy eats more stuff on her 'za than tomoto and cheese--like everything except the little fishes....

Brian said...

Look at you Charlie! Hooray for someone adopting!!!

The Words Crafter said...

When we got Roo, who needed kitten food, we found out that we had a problem. Roo liked Kitty Boss's food better, and Kitty Boss, being easy to please, ate the kitten food, which is LOADED with calories.

KB is a bit overweight, but it's slooooly coming off...

That's what ran through my head when I read your post :)

Katnip Lounge said...

That's a heckuva question!

Charlie, you are NOT fat, we promise.

m.q said...

owh Charlie..forgive the lady
she didnt mean that....

Thx for the card old kitty, juz received it yesterday. thx again!!! meoww...BoBo & ChaCha & MQ

Lydia K said...

I'd forgive her, especially after that explanation.
Poor Charlie. I think his hips were insulted.
:)

RaShelle said...

Charlie - you're gorgeous, darling!!! And, I would've lost my voice too. How dare she!!! Glad you forgave her and helped the woman out. LOL

wildcatwoodscats said...

Charlie looks wonderful and we are happy the woman was going to adopt a cat!

Clarissa Draper said...

No, Charlie's not fat!

The Thuglets said...

Thank you for visitng us and youy very kind message on our loss of Dorcus.

Our furkids are so special to us all. We have learnt NEVER put off saying or doing what you can with them today, until tomorrow. Cos sometimes tomorrow never comes!

We look forward to getting to know you.

Karen & Alan Dorcus's Mum & Dad
&
Big Nose Pokes
The Thuglets

Tracy said...

Yeah, well if I were Chralie, I' be offended as well...there are many questions to ask if you are getting a new cat but 'Is your cat fat?' that is kind of odd...oh well~ it made for a funny blog and added a smile to my morning!

fairyhedgehog said...

Both our cats get fatter in the winter when they can't get out as much!

Susan Fields said...

Of course you're not fat, Charlie! And I hope you enjoyed your Felix Meat Gravy pouch. :)

Kate said...

LOL - but good on her adopting a stray!

Kea said...

LOL! Well, she might have prefaced the question by explaining her impending adoption. :-)

Charlie's not fat anyway, no worries there. Take a look at chubby Derry, who needs to lose about 3 pounds. He's very roly poly, and on his small frame it's not healthy. Er, rather like me!

Jackee said...

What an odd way to put it! I'm glad she wasn't really being rude... at least intentionally. :o)

And Charlie, you're purrrfect the way you are, darling.

stacy said...

Oh, Charlie's in good shape.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

She better hope Charlie doesn't discover where she lives!

Summer Frey said...

Haha! That's great.

I know exactly how much (or how little?) to feed my kittens, but they act so hungry all the time that I give in constantly.

They're starting to get quite the rotund figures...

Sammy and Andy said...

Charlie, we so love your pictures.....and we love Old Kitty and her wonderful wit!!!!!!!!

We thank you for the precious snail mail Christmas card......xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope you punched that lady on the nose for saying cruel things about Charlie - he has the perfect fizzeek!!

Hart Johnson said...

*giggles* I don't blame you Charlie, I wouldn't forgive her either! You know... I've always used dry food and just let the cat decide... One cat out of 4 got fat that way. The rest seem to know how much they need.

notesfromnadir said...

Charlie sure looks well rested!

Thank you for educating a future cat parent about what a cat needs.

LTM said...

LOL! Charlie has every right to be offended. Fat. The nerve... :D <3

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty
I don't blame Charlie for not foriving her - comments like that could lead to a cut back in his food - and he looks just fine as he is :-)
Thanks for the visit to my blog - I've a feeling there may be some very snowy scenes to add there soon!
All best
Karla

Margo Berendsen said...

So glad to hear a stray will be adopted! You definitely have to forgive her for that.

Say, any tricks for getting a kitty to stay on your lap? I love a lap kitty, but my 1.5 year old Cleo won't stay put. As soon as I stop petting her, she's off my lap with a disdainful swish of her tail. there's nothing I love more than curled up in a big comfy chair with a blanket, hot cup of tea, a good book, and a purring kitty on my lap.

Talli Roland said...

Poor poor Charlie. What an insult!

He is SO beautiful. Everytime you post a photo my heart melts!

Ginger Jasper said...

Ah I am glad that lady is going to adopt the kitty. It will now have a loving home.. Charlie ou are not fat.. The very idea.. Hugs GJ xx

The Golden Eagle said...

LOL. Interesting thing to ask someone!

Poor Charlie!

Medeia Sharif said...

Charlie is fashionably fluffy, so I would also be shocked by this lady's question. :)

Deborah said...

It's OK Charlie, she should have said...is your cat fluffy...
hehehehe...I think your purfect!
xxoo
Deborah

Eliza said...

Charlie fat! How dare she! At least she's giving a cat a home, nice lady really.

Esme said...

That is the funniest-but her heart was in the right spot. Of course Charlie probably did not think it was funny.

Theresa Milstein said...

Charlie isn't fat. Even with her glorious fur, she looks proportional. Did you show the woman a photo?