Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

SHORT STORY LONG

My freezer door was left open and some things thawed a bit.  Reading about such an occurrence I learned that most food will be alright but fish should be discarded for the sake of safety. This meant a package of salmon was going to the cats. 

I took one unopened packet of the salmon out to their dinner table, cut it open and quickly broke it into six pieces.  Each cat grabbed a piece and it was obvious they loved it a lot.  I could not wait to give them this treat again the next day.

Instead of opening the packet at their dinner table, I cut the packet open in the house and put it in a paper bowl with six pieces already cut up for them.  Little did I anticipate the aroma reaching them before I got there.  Suddenly I had six cats climbing me like a tree and clinging to be as they fought for the salmon.  I dropped the bowl and ran for my life.  

There is more salmon but it is going to be a while before we try this again.


Forgive me but I am on a doodle kick and had fun illustrating this cat attack.

35 comments:


  1. lol lol.. what a visual and story..
    gotta love them Cats:-)

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    1. SONNY G, it was like I suddenly turned into a human magnet. Lol

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  2. This is a great story! And how did I not know you had 6 cats? Awesome!

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    1. DITCHINGTHEDOG, oh yes they are David. Olive, Luke, Han. Leia and Yoda.

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  3. You have six cats? That's impressive.

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    1. LISA, sadly they have to live outside in the barn. They do a good job of keeping the mice away as well as devouring salmon. Lol

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  4. They,like dogs, can smell fish right away. Think how strong it smells to us and then you realize how just a whiff gets them going! Sorry about that loss of food.

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    1. TABOR, I have certainly learned how quickly they can smell fish!

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  5. Laughing out loud. I had one cat climb me like a tree and it smarts.
    Be careful however of frozen veggies. They actually get dangerous the quickest. I learned that when I worked the phones a the power company after a hurricane.

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    1. ARKANSAS PATTI, thanks for the tip. I better reject the vegetables. Yes it's just a good thing I had on a heavy coat when the cats attacked me.

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  6. Hahahahaha! I love it! Almost as much as the cat love the salmon, I'd say! lol

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    1. LEE, happy I could make you smile.

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  7. That is the funniest thing I've read all day!!!

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    1. HEARTINHAND, it is very funny after the fact. At the time I wasn't laughing.

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  8. So very familiar. One of ours climbs my leg when he hears the knife being sharpened. And the knife is never, ever as sharp as his mountain climbing pinions.

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    1. ELEPHANTS CHILD, I wonder why the knife sharpener makes the cat go crazy?

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  9. Wow, can't imagine such a scene.

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    1. GIGIHAWAII, it happened so fast I can barely imagine it myself.

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  10. Best be careful....they may be waiting at the refrigerator next!

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    1. CHANGES IN THE WIND, if they knew there was still some of that salmon left I can guarantee you they be right next to the refrigerator.

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  11. Never underestimate the nose of a cat where fish is concerned.

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    1. OLGA HEBERT, I will certainly never underestimate that again. Lol

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  12. I love your illustrations!!! Sounds like you need a suit of armor for the next salmon-feed.

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    1. KERRY, a suit of armor is a great idea!

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  13. That is hilarious! Once that first cat made his move none of the others were going to lose out. I'm really surprised you weren't scratched up real bad.

    Love the doodle...

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    1. ALAN GINOCCHIO, it is indeed a miracle that I wasn't scratched up. My face was really the only thing exposed and luckily the talons missed the skin.

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  14. Six cats? Ouch. You must've been scratched to pieces. I've been jumped by cats and know how much those claws can hurt.

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  15. I love your doodle!

    I love cats, but they really don't have any manners.

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  16. How funny! And now they'll be expecting salmon all the time. :)

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  17. Now that, must've been a sight to behold. :D

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  18. HAHAHA! You're lucky to have escaped intact.

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  19. This is great artwork, Annie. Your story did give me a chuckle.

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  20. Ha! Love your doodle depicting the event. Beware of cats starving for salmon! :)

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  21. Your doodles are awesome, could be a whole nother career there!
    Great story!

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  22. Ha ha, sounds very painful!! Love the illustration too. :D

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