Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent

Cat Daddy is away on holiday with his cycling buddies, so it’s only me and Louis Catorze at Le Château.

This was Cat Daddy’s view the other day:

Taking in the stunning scenery.

And this was mine:

Watching a French supernatural drama whilst trapped under a French vampire cat.

As if it’s not bad enough being home alone with a black vampire cat whose body is adorned with an evil eye, the little sod is doing everything to make this as unsettling an experience as possible: stomping up and down on the floorboards in the dead of night, doing parkour around the house, knocking things over, making paper-rustling sounds in rooms that I didn’t even think had paper in them, and so on. Whereas he used to lie quietly at the foot of the bed, he now bounces across my belly repeatedly before eventually settling, wide-eyed and purring, next to me, slapping my arm with his tail.

No doubt he will morph back into an affectionate little kitten the minute Cat Daddy returns and, when I report the mayhem and mischief that took place during his absence, I won’t be believed.

Soaking up the moonlight during one of many escapes out at The Front.

The last thing Cat Daddy said to me before setting off was, “I bet you’ll waste the entire time watching horror films and drinking tea with HIM on your lap.”

Erm, ok, so that is, indeed, how I have spent much of my week – at least, the part of it that’s NOT spent being scared witless. But in no way do I consider it wasted time. Wasted time is when you the return for your efforts doesn’t justify the time spent. Time spent drinking good tea and watching good (or bad) horror with a cat on your lap is time very well spent indeed. And I’d do it every single day for the rest of my life, if I could.

All I need to make this perfect is for cats to be able to go to the kitchen and put the kettle on. I bet they could if they wanted to. They just don’t want to.

The little sod found this part especially engaging.

21 thoughts on “Quand le chat n’est pas là, les souris dansent

  1. There’s a movie entitled Cat People (Simone Simon, Tom Conway leads)(released in 1942 in the U.S.) You can read the synopsis & see the trailer on IMDB. I think it may intrigue you 😱 If you ever come across a way to see it, I’d love to know what you & Sa Maj opine…

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  2. Putting the kettle on sounds not too difficult a job for a cat as brilliant as Louis. Perhaps you could teach it to him.

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  3. Honestly…?? I prefer your view, staying at home with an adorable cat is just more fun than going on a holiday (all that stress and stuff…). 😉

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  4. I agree with you 100% except for the horror part. I’d say “Time spent drinking good tea and watching good (or bad) movies with a cat on your lap is time very well spent indeed.” 🙂 I love Louis, and I’d love to have him stare at me like he does in his first picture, he’s looking at you and trying to say “do you know how much I love you?? I’m doing my best to entertain you and sleep close to you so you don’t feel lonely and bored while our favourite Cat Daddy is away?” I just know it 🙂

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    1. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t thinking that. I reckon it was more like, “Just biding my time until tonight, when more mischief and mayhem will kick off!” 😈

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    1. Oh, he’s a right lazy lump in the day, and I can’t do much about that as I’m at work. I’ll have to start wearing him out when I get home, like a toddler.

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