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Osiris, Cy

Muse in Our Midst, or Should I Say Mews

Posted on 2008.08.17 at 01:31
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Help! - The Beatles
It’s been a while since I’ve invoked Bun-Butt’s name in this space. That’s her to the left. How to describe her… well, she has a little stub instead of a tail, she’s deaf as a post, and she does very little other than lying around dreaming of Treat Time and occasionally seeking very specific modes of affection. After spending months trying out different names, it was CC who dubbed her Bun-Butt, and it stuck. It’s all quite a contrast to Cy, who likes people, likes other cats, likes to run around doing cat-like things, and insanely craves any opportunity to chase the laser pointer beam around the floor.

To top it all off, Bun-Butt has demonstrated occasional issues with proper usage of the litter box. This outside-the-box thinking has tried our patience severely, but still she remains as part of the household.

I bring up her name because of a confluence of factors that occurred on Saturday afternoon. I was listening to an all-Beatles radio feed through iTunes when I was struck with inspiration. Within a few minutes’ time, I had dashed off the following. I hadn’t originally intended to share it in this space, but after CC reacted to it with protracted hysterics, I decided to go ahead. It’s sung to the tune of “I’ve Just Seen a Face.”

I’ve just heard a cat, although I don’t believe that she has heard me back.
She’s pooping on the floor, I wish she wouldn’t do that anymore.
Phew, phew, phew, phew-ew phew.

If she were another way, a cat who liked to run and play, I might
Like her a little more. But as it is, I’ll wipe the floor tonight.
Meow, meow, meow, meow, meow.

Pooping, yes she keeps pooping,
And I keep scooping
It up again.

I’ve just seen a cat, she moves about as quickly as my welcome mat.
I have to fill her plate, and for her thanks she poops and urinates.

I’ve just seen a bun, she waddles through the room as if she weighs a ton.
She doesn’t have a tail, and now I need to get my mop and pail.
Why, why, why, why, oh why?

Pooping, yes she keeps pooping,
And I keep scooping
It up again.


chianeko at 2008-08-17 07:37 (UTC) (Link)
Aside from all the poop scooping, I really wish I could have a cat.
charlesofcamden at 2008-08-17 17:02 (UTC) (Link)
So is it a matter of your apartment prohibiting cat ownership, or what?
chianeko at 2008-08-17 19:32 (UTC) (Link)
I get crazy allergies with cats with leads to asthma that leads to ER visits. So if I actually got a cat, It'd probably love it to death.
charlesofcamden at 2008-08-17 22:38 (UTC) (Link)
I'm so sorry to hear that! Usually, I'm one to argue that people should give cats a chance, but in your case, I'll refrain. I trust there are other wonders and delights in this world from which you are not so isolated.
chianeko at 2008-08-17 23:25 (UTC) (Link)

probably TMI

It's bad because I like cats. I even had one until I went off to college. I came back and I was suddenly allergic to everything in the world. Cats made me congested and dogs made me have sneezing fits and skin irritations. I guess I'm stuck with goldfish.
(Anonymous) at 2008-08-26 14:40 (UTC) (Link)

Your song!

Mark is gonna love it! That was the first song that I ever heard Mark perform. A great parody too. We are down to 5 cats and our oldest Jellybean is having problems remembering how to use a litter box. It's been a chore to keep up with her but we love her too much to put her down. She seems to be doing well since the vet put her on steroids...perked her right up but she still keeps on poopin and we still keep on scoopin!

charlesofcamden at 2008-08-26 15:06 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your song!

True fact: EVERY time I hear this song, I think of Mark! I've heard him sing it (and sung along) many times myself. It's probably safe to say that he's sung it far more times than the Beatles ever did!
dummylady at 2008-08-29 14:47 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Your song!

Amazingly, I have not heard Mark sing this in years. Most of our music revolves around our Classic Rock band and that song is not included in our sets. Our variety act is all Cole Porter type songs so he doesn't get much chance anymore to play it. Just talking about it makes me want to hear it again. I'll have to request it for old times sake.

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