Monday, March 26, 2007

Guard duty, by Beelzebub aged three-and-three-quarters

The mother returned very early today from wherever it is that she goes all day.

“I’ve been sick,” she said. I didn’t know the mother suffered from fur balls too.

I sat on her knee and sang for a while, but it didn’t seem to do much good because she went to bed. “I think I’ve got a bug,” she said.

My brother Wombat and I ran around the house, ensuring there was nowhere for the bugs to get in. Wombat is fantastic at catching bugs – you should see him swipe a bluebottle out of the air.

I did my bit by making sure there were none on the dressing table. I didn’t actually mean to knock the vase over, but there are always casualties in a combat situation.

Once we had double-checked the house was bug-proof, we thought we’d better guard her while she slept. It’s just a coincidence that lying on the bed is also the purrfect place to bask in the afternoon sunshine.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that actually a photo of you, or just a random cat photo filched off the interpet ?

If it is a photo of you, can I just say that you look gorgeous, in fact I might go so far as to say you look purrrfect yourself.

Look after mummikins, and tell her we hope she is better soon poppet..

Beelzebub said...

Of course it's me! (sitting in the window of the haunted flat where we used to live)

See mother's first blog post to see myself and my brother together.

The mother has been eating Philadelphia and Nairns cheese oatcakes, despite my warnings they would do her no good.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but while mummikins is away, the cats must play. Can you have a word with her about the link to the site 'Catique my blog'. Can you tell her, kindly, that sort of American nonsense doesn't belong in a lovely, furry, cuddly, British blog like hers.

After all if it is dosh she is after we could have a whip-round and send you a few boxes of 'Felix' or even a tin or two of Whiskas..

But all this 'monetize' nonsense sounds a bit like that plan to pay people to advertise by 'word of mouth'. Come on, if your chums came up to you and said 'Well, I thought Whiskas was the bees knees, but now I think that's so, like, last century - and now I've discovered Purina', you'd think 'Hang on..
No cat talks like that [except in London] - they've been offered a few freebie nibbles to say that.'

And you wouldn't trust their feline judgement again, now would you, poppet ? So break it gently to old mummikins, and give her a bit of a kiss and a lick and a bit of a 'poco trwyn' as we call it in Wales to take the sting out of it, and then make it clear you want your tummy tickled..and soon all will be well in the world of Mutterings and Meanderings again..

beelzebub said...

The mother says it's a reciprocal link and the US gentleman said nice things about her blog. There is no money changing hands. She says she is not the blogger in this village who is £70,000 richer.

Anonymous said...

all is becoming clear now - you were the little scamp who arranged that 'accident' with mummy's fan belt, that I just found out about while finding that scrummy photo of you !

The advert with the nice lady who had the fan belt disaster was for some nice stockings, and the tagline was '8 out of 10 cool cats prefer it..!'.

I think we have identified the guilty culprit - j'accuse Beelzebub - or are you going to blame your naughty brother ! Either way, best not to mention to mummykins now, or you will never hear the end of it!

Boulmer Birder said...

Is this in code?

mutterings and meanderings said...

BB, no code, just a bit of muttering and meandering ...

Gill said...

Philadelphia and cheese oat cakes are fine- unless taken in industrial quantities. Hope you are feeling well today.

Arthur Clewley said...

hope you're feeling better soon M&M, but no rush to get back to the blog as the cat seems to be doing just fine. Take care now

Anonymous said...

Trying to find the details of that advert, puss, I found details of this 'discussion forum' - don't show it to your mum or she will say they are all purrrvey, but it might even make a cool cat like yourself laugh...on the other hand it might just be a marketing ploy, but at least mummy may have an answer to future fan belt traumas...

http://www.stockingshq.com/newforum/index.php/m/298057/#msg_298057

Karen said...

Hope your cats are doing a good job of looking after you M&M - they always seem to know when you're feeling under the weather and keep you company.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Thank you folks. Am mended now. Normal service will be resumed, if I can just keep the cat away from the keyboard ...

Anonymous said...

Oh, couldn't we have a guest blog from the other pusskins sometime, just so she doesn't feel left out ?

Glad you are feeling better.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Possibly, anon, but the big fella won’t take kindly to being called she!

Harvey said...

Hello, Beelzebub,
What a good child you are to look after your mother so well. I try to look after mine by woofing all day. She doesn't understand I'm keeping the burglars at bay and tells me to shut up. They can so ungracious.