19 Apr 2012

VELVET PAWS

Jenny Matlock
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Our cat Arthur loves everybody unless it is proved that the person in question is not worthwhile to be attended. But in our street he likes everybody and everybody likes him.



He loves to sit on cars and watch the street and leaving his velvet paw prints on the cars very much to the owners delight.

One day he saw our neighbour cleaning his car armed with a bucket and a sponge. Arthur immediately ran over to see if he did everything right. First he checked the water in the bucket by putting one of his delicate velvet paw inside, then he shook it vigorously, stating that water was wet.

He then slit elegantly tail up through and around the neigbour's legs and was surprised that the poor man almost fell over the bucket. I heard him shouting "go away Arthur, you are in my way" but as usual Arthur sometimes has serious hearing problems.



So he stayed there and sat on the little wall besides the car. With his huge yellow eyes he followed every movement of the sponge, turning his head into the same directions.

Then he tried to start a conversation. But on his "Meow" questions, he got the answer "What do you want ?" Arthur thought the man is crazy he didn't want anything just a little chat.



As he didn't get an answer he started to clean his velvet paws, which should normally be white but were a little grey.

Finally the car was finished and sparkled in the sunshine. Arthur happy that the car was finally clean, left his velvet paws like they were and jumped on the car roof, leaving cute little velvet paw prints all over from the hood to the trunk to embellish it. I won't repeat here what the neighbor said to Arthur ! I risk to be censured by Blogger !



Arthur very much offended returned home !



28 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

you have a great neighbor.:) Ours would be writing the city to say cats have to stay indoors.Many people complained cats eat birds. Then others complain birds poop on their houses and make too much noise. You can't please every one but animals should be allowed to be and act normal.
I believe cats should be free. They are free spirits, like birds.Mine were very happy sitting around the house , visiting neighbors, catching mice and moles climbing trees and seeing creatures of the woods as they watched and saw them.They had a great life and the future??? Who knows.May as well not own any cats or dogs. People won't be able to afford it and the animals will suffer and made to behave like people.

Linens and Royals said...

Arthur washing the car is so boring, I wish you were my neighbour and we could chat while I washed the car or weeded the garden.

VBR said...

Oh, I just get a kick out of reading about this cat. Cats are really sometihng. They seem to tolerate humans - barely! (The little cartoon included pretty much says it all!)

Gattina said...

To VBR : your blog is not accessible you have to change your settings !

Mary said...

Love the velvet paws! We had a cat that used to lay on top of our convertible cloth top~ drove my husband crazy leaving cat hair behind that wouldn't come off :)

becky3086 said...

This was very nice. I wish I could write this well. I have too many cats and cat tracks all over my cars.

Tina´s PicStory said...

nice V :)

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Love those VELVET paws!!!
Happy V Day!
Coralie

diane b said...

mmmmmI don't think I would be happy with Arthur either.

Cathy Kennedy said...

What a fun 'V' post of Arthur's venture to your neighbor's yard. Most cats would have waited till you were indoors to leave paw prints on the hood, roof, and trunk, but not Arthur. He has standards, I see. lol

Voice

superpaige said...

So cute!

Mara said...

We had one neighbour who hated cats on his car claiming they were scratching the paint work. Then one day we found a mole in our garden: turned out his new lawn had moles in them. He never complained again (and moved away shortly after).

Sue said...

heehee

;)

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I was right about your cats providing great blog material. :)

sandra carlier said...

if only Arthur could speak! il ne lui manque que la parole!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have a neighbor who would be screaming at me on the phone by that time...

Can't wait until my horses get in her flower garden some day...tee hee...

Kay L. Davies said...

I just love it, your neighbor addressing Arthur by name while he supervises the car-washing.
Great story, my friend. Thanks, it cheered me up. I've been somewhat sick lately, so I needed a laugh.
K

Gledwood said...

I used to love sticking my fingers between my cat's paw-pads so she would reveal her vicious long talons. All the while purring like a baby!

Arfur is well cute by the way ;-)

Loree said...

Haha that Arthur is one cheeky cat. What a character!

edenhills said...

Oh, those cats are wonderful little helpers! My Snickers likes to jump in the bathroom sink to wash his feet after playing in the barnyard. Oh so helpful!

jen said...

Cats are so funny. I think they are closer to people than any other animal.

Ames said...

What a sweet old boy!~Ames

Ames said...

What a sweet old boy!~Ames

beckyp said...

cue cat I would rather have the cat than the big german shepherd we have

Judie said...

Arthur obviously has a very strong sense of self. His velvet paws are certainly lovely, just like his beautiful white hair!!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Oh the adventures of Arthur! What a fun and funny (to me, probably not the neighbor) story!

Jenny said...

A Very cute post with a Very VelVety kitty-cat...

Great job for the letter "V"!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Kat said...

I love your Arthur! And your neighbours too sound like very nice people who tolerate cats. I dare not let my cats out of the compound because there are so many cars passing by and they might get knocked down.