Mama Diaries

Monday, December 3, 2012

Catapult the Cat!

Many of you may not know that we have a cat.  Our German Shepherd, Schultz, usually steals the show, and the cat takes a back seat.   So let me tell you about Bootsy.  Bootsy was a pathetic little kitten that crawled into my yard two years ago.  He was a skinny, starving thing, and he was loaded with fleas.  Being the soft-hearted person that I am, I decided to help him.  I gave him kitty food and de-flead him.  Then I took him to the vet, got rid of his round worms and tapeworms, had him neutered, and vaccinated.  He is now a happy, healthy cat who  lives outside in a little igloo.

(My husband thought I was crazy to do that.  He teases me all the time about it, and encourages Schultz to "eat the cat,"  which is why the cat lives outside.)   

Anyway, today it was time to take Bootsy to the vet for his annual checkup and vaccinations.

"How are you going to get him to the vet?" my son asked.

"She's going to put him in a brown box and ship him," my husband said.

I shook my head.  "No.  I have a crate.  I'll take him in that."

My husband thought he had a better idea.  "You should catapult him.  Send him flying through the sky all the way to the vet office."

"Catapult my cat?" I asked.  "How could you suggest such a thing?"

"That's what catapults are for, aren't they?"

No.  Actually, I think they're for transporting crazy husbands to the moon, which is exactly where he's going if he keeps harrassing the cat!     

26 comments:

  1. Haha! Can my husband join him? ;)

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    1. Sure! Should we give them space suits? LOL!

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  2. Oh, my gosh! This is sooo hilarious, and I can sooo relate. I think our husbands should be required to volunteer at the animal shelter and take care of the cats for a week! :P

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  3. Kind of reminded me of the Honeymooners a little :)

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    1. I loved that show. Jackie Gleason was hilarious!

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    1. That's what I say. It's such a sweet cat!

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  5. The cat will have to send your husband a nice can of pringles, not filled with chips, for that remark hahaha

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    1. Yeah, you tell cat to straighten my husband out, immediately if not sooner! LOL!

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  6. Hi Sherry,
    I didn't know you had a cat. Love the name Bootsy!
    Sounds like you have your hands full. :-D
    Thanks for chiming in on my blog post. You're quicker than I am. I love it!
    Tracy

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    1. LOL! I do have my hands full! I'm trying to keep up with all of it. It's not easy!

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  7. Maybe Bootsy should move into the house, and your husband can live in the little igloo outside.

    Love,
    Janie

    P.S. God bless you for rescuing Bootsy. He needed you.

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    1. Hey, that's not a bad idea! I'll let you know how that goes over. LOL!

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  8. Hi, Sherry--new follower here... I came by to say thanks for signing up for the Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest! I'm so stoked you're participating... it's going to be epic. And I'll look forward to your future posts :D

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I'm looking forward to the Cavanaugh Blogfest, too! Thanks for hosting it!

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  9. Awww, poor kitty!! I'm glad you are more kind-hearted than your hubby. haha. It does make sense though... "cat"apult. ;)

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  10. So Schultz has competition? He would probably agree with your hubby. I don't think that he'd like Bootsy stealing his "limelight".

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    1. Which is exactly why Schultz wants to eat him! LOL!

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  11. That's a wonderful thing you did for Bootsy. :) My cat and my hubby don't get along that well either.

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    1. Boosty and I are good friends. Definitely can't same the same about Bootsy and my husband!

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