Sunday, February 22, 2009

25 Random Things (times 9)! About Our Cat Nicki

(with apologies to the always hysterical--as in funny, not that she has a Wondering Womb, Wendi.)

1. Her shelter name was "Kendra".
2. Is that the same as her birth name or what? I mean, how do they know that's her name?
3. You know how when we first got her I said that she was a really low key, perfect pet who slept all the time? Well, it turns out that she was sick. She's better now and is running around like a maniac. (If you know how to get some feline bioweapons, email me!)
4. Husbandrinka refuses to touch the litter box.
5. Holy shit, I can't believe all these people did a list of twenty five things. I'm already stuck on number 5 and I'm pretty sure that Nicki is more interesting than some of those Facebook people.
6. We trimmed Nicki's claws last weekend.
7. While the trimming was going on, my papa was saying things like "I believe that cats should have claws and be free."
8. We are looking into assisted living facilities for papa.
9. Oh yeah, Nicki came pre-spayed and for some reason her stitches were green. I am thinking about having them replaced with something more flattering to her fur tone. Sure, we're on a budget now, but is this where we should be making cutbacks? It's not like we're going to replace hysterectomy stitches every year, right?
10. Seriously, who the fuck came up with this 25 things idea? Is our country not in deep enough shit already?
11. This morning Nicki chased her own tail. I told my son that he used to do that when he was a baby too and he said "I didn't have a tail...DID I?" I totally could have pulled it off if Husbandrinka and my daughter didn't say "of course not" and then gave me the stink eye, like lying to children was "bad" instead of "low-cost fun".
12. I don't know how we're going to tell Nicki that she's adopted.
24. Wow, this list is really moving along!
25. Our nicknames for Nicki are: Nicolette, Nickelodean, Channel 6 (because that's the channel that Nickelodeon is on in NYC), Nicky Shmicky and Nix. Yes, I realize that most of thse are longer than "Nicky" and may not qualify as nicknames. Or Nickynames.

This has been really fun! And fantastic prep for my lobotomy! Happy Sunday! See you tomorrow for Mortification Monday!



Blogger Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

Nice counting...and you forgot to describe her toys. She has toys, right?

If you lived closer, she could play with my border collie who likes to herd small animals.

February 22, 2009 at 1:53 AM  
Blogger p.huong said...

I feel cheated. Never mind the number jumping, but half those aren't even facts... just your random sentences/thoughts. But thanks for keeping it short and sweet.

February 22, 2009 at 2:00 AM  
Blogger Maggie May said...

Would it hurt Marinka if I suggest that her cat, instead of being switched at birth and renamed Nicki to then be bought at a shelter, is actually a sickly but mild mannered MaltiPoo who was mistaken for a cat when her 'tail' grew to unseemly proportions for a dog?

If it would hurt her, forget I ever mentioned it.

February 22, 2009 at 2:17 AM  
Blogger Jennifer H said...

#11 - best kind of fun. My daughter still thinks she forgot unwrapping a frozen pizza and putting it in the oven one night. Even though she's not allowed to use the oven. To this day, she thinks she made dinner that night.

Yes, karma will kick my ass.

Nicky should totally have stitches that match her fur. I mean, really.

February 22, 2009 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger mo.stoneskin said...

If you threw the litter box at husbandrinka he would at least come in to contact with it.

Then you could publish the 25 swears of husbandrinka...

What dya reckon?

February 22, 2009 at 6:25 AM  
Blogger iMommy said...

lol. I'm so glad you got a cat.

February 22, 2009 at 7:46 AM  
Blogger The Dental Maven said...

Do you think Nicki would ever be inclined to look up her birth parents? What does New York law say on that one?

February 22, 2009 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

I think this list may be appropriate for mortification Monday, too. ;-D

February 22, 2009 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Beth said...

I love nicknames for animals. Especially when they get "the look." My 3 year old dog had back surgery last year after she was paralyzed. Although she can walk again, it is a rather weird walk. Much like Slinky Dog. Which is one of her names. And my favorite is Gimpy (lovingly said, of course).

February 22, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

oh dear gawd i know this is lame. but you make me laugh out loud. assisted living for papa made me pee my pants. and 25 things for your cat... the most awesome idea ever.

February 22, 2009 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Leigh (Modern Mommy) said...

Yeah, I've been tagged for that on FB a ton of times. So far I've resisted. My list would end up looking like Nicki's. Except without the reference to hysterectomy stitches. Maybe that's why it wouldn't be nearly as funny...

February 22, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger WA said...

Here are 25 random things about my cat Dickens:
1. Sleeps
2. Eats
3-25....I got nothin'.

February 22, 2009 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

We adopted a shelter cat in November. His name was Pringle but we renamed him Jack. He was from the "Potato Chip Family". His sisters were named Dorito, Cheeto, Frito, Tostito! And he is a Maniac! It is like having a toddler in the house again!

February 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger blognut said...

I'm struggling with thr counting there, but I'll get over it. You MUST change her stitches to blend in. You can't have your cat running around in a state of aesthetic awkwardness.

February 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

It would be rude not to have stiches that match her fur. My husband volunteered a while back at the SPCA and someone brought in a dog that didn't match their furniture. Does Nicki match yours?

February 22, 2009 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

#11 -- on my post today, I list 5 evil things I've done to people, including showing my 4-year-old daughter pictures of our dog as a puppy and telling her they were hers, and that she would grow up to be a dog, just like Claire. Fortunately, my husband was just as immature as I was, and didn't spoil the fun.

At least that time....

February 22, 2009 at 12:24 PM  
Blogger lizspin said...

Felt like 25 to me! And proof of your excellent writing skills. What you were missing in volume, you made up in pure content.

February 22, 2009 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Ronda's Rants said...

You are too funny...I started that list...stuck on number three and have not finished post!
There just aren't 25 things that interesting about me...your cat is more interesting!

February 22, 2009 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Belle said...

I've NEVER cut my cats claws. I think you are pampering your puss. Cut Schmuky some slack. Cats dont like to be fussed over. I think you should get a puppy now.

February 22, 2009 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

Definitely change Channel 6's stitches. Some things are just a necessity.

February 22, 2009 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

When Bitchy was in eighth grade, she came home and said this,

"Today in health class the teacher asked who was adopted. I raised my hand."

And then she flipped her hair and stomped in her room. hence the name. bitchy.

(laughed out loud at #12.) OUT LOUD.

February 22, 2009 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger A Woman Of No Importance said...

Marinka, VodkaMom better be watching her comedy queen tiara, she has a cat-slaying rival in you!

Fabulously funny, thankyou!

February 22, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

#7 made me laugh so hard.

My pet nicknames are always longer then the actually name. Example Taz: Tazzy Tazzles, Tazzers,Tazakastan,

February 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger MommyTime said...

Nicki counts almost as well as my two year old. Who, as it happens, also has several nicknames that are longer than her actual name. Do you suppose my daughter is really a cat?

On the other hand, our dog has really long nicknames too. So either our dog is a cat. Or our dog is actually my other daughter. Or your cat is a dog.

Or, your cat is actually YOUR other daughter. I hope Husbandrinka is okay with that.

February 22, 2009 at 9:28 PM  
Blogger Tooj said...

I loved the way it just zoomed along.

And I know we weren't supposed to comment on your soon to be new stepmother (ick, hate that term) role, but I wanted to tell you that I think you'll be wonderful. Your post sounded so completely genuine. I am a stepmother (again, ick) myself, and it is a difficult role, at best, to learn to play. I think, however, that you'll be terrific.

February 22, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Blogger Kylie w Warszawie said...

There are 25 comments right now and I hate to ruin the perfect 25, but, I don't really hate it that much.

My husband said I have a scar from when I had a tail. My great Aunt was visiting at the time and he asked her, "Did she have a tail at birth?" My great Aunt, totally deadpan, said, "Yes, of course she had a tail." And then detailed the removal of said tail along with anxious parents and all.

I still don't know if she was kidding.

February 23, 2009 at 4:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My cat chases his tail all the time.

It's the dumbest, most entertaining thing I have ever seen.

Better than reality tv.

February 23, 2009 at 7:10 AM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

I got tagged for something with 10 things...I stuck on 3. Who thought these lists were a good idea?

February 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger ella said...

Laughing, Laughing, Laughing---I can't even think of a witty comment. I bow to the master...

February 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

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