Agreeing to look in on my neighbors trio of cats while they were away truly didn’t seem like a big deal. Until I had to tell my own feline, Teddy Bear that I was running an ‘errand’ every evening one week, interrupting our after work couch shenanigans (which consists of wine, TV, belly rubs and naps).
Sneaking next door, I was surrounded by little balls of fur, excited for some much-needed attention.
Being a gal that always coos over anything with fur, I happily doled out love to the three cats lined up for my affection.
But then I found myself caught up in the situation, mirroring acts that Ted adores…like chin scratches.
And treating the felines to supper…
I’m not sure why I thought I could sleuth around behind my bear’s back without him being suspicious. I could tell by TB’s shadow he was pissed upon my return home.
As I went to scoop him up, I could barely see anything but pupils he was so angry.
Our typical snuggle became awkward very quickly.
Being ever the drama puss, Ted threatened to electrocute himself by licking the bathroom light switch.
When he decided it would be better not to acquire burnt fur, I was treated to plenty of his rear view.
In a sheer moment of genius, I knew what was going to bring my bear back around.
In less than two seconds, I had this fur ball eating tuna off of his favorite lip plate (I’d have tried the palm of my hand but wanted to keep all of my fingers in tact).
Soon after we’d assumed our typical positions back on the couch.
We’ll find out soon enough, won’t we?
Good deeds never go unpunished (at least when Mr. Bear is involved).