...Er, um, Hello!

My name is Augustus. I have parents. Sometimes life can be difficult. I possess the great skill of being able to charm the socks off of anyone who chances to spot me, a rare occurrence indeed. [The spotting, that is; not the charming!]
However, for you, Dear Reader, I am prepared to divulge my deepest thoughts and perspective of the world, mostly because if I don't tell somebody what is going on around here, I am going to pop!
But be warned, proceed with caution: Living with Mummy and Dad can be rather harrowing at times...

Saturday, December 8, 2012

sCArEdY cAt!

There I was, alone in the dark on the bathroom counter facing the shiny wall, waiting for a drink (and hoping it would be on time today), when entered Mummy. She touched the magic button on the wall and on came the lights. Next – one will hardly believe this – a strange fellow appeared before me instanter, making me jump not a little! My back had been to the door so I have no inkling how or when he entered said bathroom but there he was, plain as day, simply staring straight into my eyes.

I was startled not a little and must have jumped 5 inches off the marble tiles. In an odd coincidence, this stranger jumped at precisely the same moment. I was aghast, as he also seemed to be (or was he a ghost?). I took another look at the fellow before me – he was actually quite handsome (for an intruder), and wore a lovely gray coat, full and lush, similar in style to my own. Another amazing coincidence!
Still, I could not help but think, dashing as this apparent apparition was, he simply did not belong. I mean to say, there are laws about this sort of thing, breaking and entering one’s bathroom and boldly staring one down in broad lamplight! I glanced around at Mummy to get her take on it but she seemed to give him no notice whatever.

I was stymied.

At that moment I realized it was up to me to be the decisive one. Shifting my gaze sideways once more in hopes that the Gray Guy had vanished, and seeing him utterly mimicking my every move right down to peeking at me from the corner of his (by now) saucer-sized green eyes, my solution was developed and placed into immediate action. Abandoning all notions of drinks for the moment (one has one’s priorities) I bolted for the open spaces beyond the bathroom door, leaving Mummy to deal with this wild-eyed stranger. The handsome fellow seemed to do the same, if my peripheral vision did not deceive me under such duress, but it no longer mattered what he did. My thoughts were focused on one goal - to run as fast as I could to the living room and dive behind the sofa. At least the worst I could encounter there was a dust bunny or two.

Hey – these guys sort of look like me, too!

Uh oh….

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