Well, I did it. I took Casey aside and had a talk with her about this whole catnip business. I explained to her the dangers of addiction.
“That won’t happen to me,” she told me. “I’m just looking to have a little fun once in awhile. Why are you trying to ruin my life, Keen!?!?”
I tried to appeal to her better nature, pointing out that her actions affected not only her, but the whole family.
“Screw that! I do what I want!” she ranted. “You wanna catch me outside, Keen? Howbowda?!”
Finally, I tried to get it through her head that Tiggy was not happy about her infringement on his territory. She did not seem impressed. “Tiggy is twice your size, Casey! He is bigger, heavier, and stronger than you. And, aside from that, he knows I saw you in his catnip last time. He made it very clear to me what would happen if I didn’t notify him of any future encroachments. I will not cover for you again, Casey!”
Yeah, that was not my best strategy.
“I knew it! You love Tiggy more than you love me! Ever since he adopted you, you have loved him more! See! See why I sniff the ‘nip?!?! It’s because of you!”
And with that she jumped down off the banister, crying, and hid on top of the refrigerator the rest of the night. Have not seen her at all today, but something tells me this is not over…
TRIGGER WARNING! GRAPHIC AND EXPLICIT DESCRIPTION OF CUTENESS PAST THIS POINT!
You see, Liberace is a part-time bow-tie model and 8-year-old rescue cat. We first started taking bow-tie photos to add some fun to our day when we stopped being able to go out much. But many people love Liberace’s pictures, so the idea of merchandise was born. The folks at Cafepress.com have used his photos– and put them on everything from golf balls to tote bags and earrings! My favourites include the watch and the note cards, but Cafepress’s intuitive app is pretty good at figuring out where each picture of him might look best. Some pictures have mugs, jigsaws…even a number plate! You can get yours here.
The idea of a calendar is still on the drawing board, but it may not be possible because of the low-resolution pictures my smartphone has taken . If anyone reading this thinks they could help to improve the quality of my images and turn them into a calendar, please contact us at https://www.facebook.com/archiethearchhole/
When you buy a Liberace-themed item from Cafepress, all royalties will go to Wellington Cats Protection League (New Zealand.) More products and bow-ties are coming, but several designs are already available.
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