Today is Black Friday, the unofficial day of mass shopping hysteria to encourage you to buy stuff. For those of you not swept up in the consumerism that is this day, today is also the National Day of Listening. It’s a day for you to sit down and actually listen to the stories of your family and friends. You know, sometimes we THINK we know people, but we truly don’t.
Today I’m going to talk with Bubba Cat. He and June Buggie are the senior kitties here at the Rumpydog household.
Bubba: It’s a bitch getting old. These young cats want to run the place and run me and Junior off to hide in another room.
Rumpy: So how old are you, anyway?
Bubba: I’m guessing about 15 human years. I feel a lot older. I was a mere babe when a friend of Jen’s found us and brought us to Jen, so we’ve been with the same human almost all of our lives.
Rumpy: And how are things for you now. I know you have some arthritis and don’t get along as well as you used to.
Bubba: It’s hard, but am still able to jump and climb, and I have a healthy appetite. But it’s those younger cats that give me fits. I have to fuss at them all the time. Then Jen gets upset and has to run in and see if there’s really a fight or if I’m just hollering again. Jen says I can be quite annoying, but hell, I’m old. I SHOULD be annoying!
Rumpy: I’ll give ya that. Now you’ve always had a love of labs. Tell me about your friendship with DeDe.
Bubba: Ours is a friendship of convenience. She is big. She is warm. And those young cats aren’t going to mess around with me when I’m laying beside that dog. I know the dog sometimes gets annoyed with me, but I also leave her food to eat, so it all works out.
Rumpy: Mmmmmm…. cat food. But the litter box? Now you have your own special litter box because you won’t always use the other cat boxes.
Bubba: When I’m not feeling well, I won’t use the other litter boxes out of fear. So Jen has an open box with towels in. I use that. I use the other boxes too, but it’s nice to have special accommodation for an old guy like me.
Rumpy: Well, Bubba, it’s good get a view of our world from your perspective. I hope you give those young cats grief for years to come.
27 thoughts on “Today We’re Listening to Our Elders”
Friends for life xx.
Hey Bubba – at your age, you are allowed to me grumpy and hey if the “youngins” start bugging you, slap them aside the head with your paw (do not extend claws). They should get the message.
Headbonks and purrs
MEOW! I am the elder…. I must be obeyed!
Great story Rumpy!!!!! I enjoyed listening about Bubba’s story and what he was thinking in his life! Wow! Now I feel like that I’d love to the other kitties’ stories, too! Very interesting! Thank you very much, Rumpy and Bubba!
You and June Buggie look gorgeous! 🙂
MEOW! Thanks Kevin. -Bubba
That was a super story, Thanks. Much better to listen to you and to read your blog than to run around and to buy things no one needs :o)
unless it’s cookies….. everyone needs cookies!
but today better not from wally-world :o)
Oh absolutely not!
LOL great dialogue!
Pawsome talking with you on FB as well Rumpster!
It was really nice learning more about you Bubba. We don’t hear from you often. Rumpy, thank you for talking to Bubba and letting us listen.
Hug and licks, BJ Pup
The greenies we feed our kids were on sale at Amazon. Bought some. That’s pretty much it for shopping.
I love knowing I’m not the only person ignoring Black Friday. It was nice to have a chance to listen to Bubba.
MEOW! It’s nice to know people want to listen to me too.
Yes, BC. You deserve some special treatment. Good for you and good for DeDe looking out for you. …..even if she doesn’t realize that’s what she’s doing.
Love and licks,
Bubba, you rock! Even Granny smiled at your post.
Yow Bubba it iz lubly to get to nose ya!! Ya haz such purrsonalitee!! Soundz like Miss Jen iz a grrreat Mum to ya n she makez shure ya iz comfy….bery impawtent fer us older kittehz. Me lubz how ya snugglez wif DeeDee…
N we learned June Buggie iz ackshully named Junior…we did not nose dat 😉
Yer quite da handsum mankcat too.
Nylablue n Sherriellen Mum xoxoxoxo
MEOW! Junior Became June Bug and then June Buggie….. for some reason humans find those name morphs endearing….. *gag*
Awe! Sweet Bubba. Getting old really does suck, but it’s better when you have such good friends caring for you.
Good fur you, Bubba. I like your cattitude!
But at least you have a wonderful fur family to look after you as you get older,xx Speedy
Bubba, don’t let those young ‘uns rule the roost. You should be in the catbird seat and give them the benefit of your wisdom. Best wishes to your whole household.
What a sensible approach you have to DeDe! She’s kind to go along with it too.
Hey Bubba…I think I may need some help on how to manage younger felines…I am not as senior as you I years, but is really need my purrsonal space to be respected…or else my “shadow” problem will need to go