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Feline, mostly me, by penelope

mostly me, by penelope (who stole my cheetos?)


Alarmed and distressed, Penelope Kitten races into the office where Cynthia and Marcy are blogging.

penelope kitten (sounding the alarm):  food bowl is empty!

No response as Cynthia glances at Marcy apprehensively.

penelope kitten:  it’s empty!

Cynthia:  I know.

penelope kitten:  then why is it empty? where are my dry crunchies?

Marcy (smugly):  You don’t get anymore dry crunchies. You’re on a diet.

penelope kitten:  Gasp!

Cynthia:  Marcy. Let me handle this. (To Penelope) We’re switching you over to a mostly wet food diet.

Penelope is stricken with horror.

Cynthia (gently):  I’m sorry, Penelope, but you’ve gained too much weight so we have to cut back on your dry food. According to Dr. Pierson of, it’s not natural for a cat to eat food with grain and corn all day long. Too much dry food is causing the diabetes epidemic among house cats.

Marcy:  Yeah. You look like a bowling ball with feet.

Cynthia:  Marcy!

Marcy:  What. It’s true. We all saw her fall while jumping up on the bookshelf yesterday.

Cynthia (to Penelope): You don’t want to get diabetes do you? That’s scary.

penelope kitten:  but i love my dry crunchies.

Cynthia:  You can still have them, just not all day long.

Marcy:  Yeah. You wolf down the crunchies the same way Cindy devours a box of cookies.

Cynthia:  Marcy’s right about that. Eating dry food is like eating junk food. It’s got too much plant protein which is bad for cats, not enough water, and too many carbohydrates.

Marcy:  Cindy’s obsessed with carbs now.

Cynthia:  Marcy. I am not obsessed. I am concerned.

penelope kitten:  i won’t be able to live without my dry crunchies all day long.

Cynthia:  But you like wet food. I promise you won’t be hungry.

Marcy:  All-you-can-eat Friskies Pate is the best.

Cynthia:  You need to exercise more too. I’m joining a ballet class to help get my own blood sugar levels down. Why don’t I sign you up for kitty ballet?


The Cats Ballet Studio by Kilkennycat Art for Sale on Etsy

Penelope looks doubtful.

Marcy:  If you ate wet food like me, you’d be able to jump up onto the bookshelf without falling and having me and Scooter laugh at you.

penelope kitten:  okay. i’ll go. but only if i can wear a pink tutu.

Cynthia:  Great.

penelope kitten:  and have dry crunchies after.


*Kilkennycat Art is having a 20% off sale of artwork, ornaments, and prints over $18. Code is Birthday.


Fine Arts

Cat Christmas Ornaments: Custom Made By Kilkennycat Art

Christmas Wreath

Marcy:  What happened to the spectacular vertical Christmas Tree, Cindy? This one is boringly round.

Cynthia:  You mean the tree you destroyed last year? The tree you used as a scratching post and then shattered all the ornaments because you thought they were mice mocking you?

Marcy:  Yes, that one.

Cynthia:  It’s gone and in its place we have this lovely wreath that we placed up high and out of your reach.

Marcy:  Ha. That’s what you think.

Cynthia:  We decorated the wreath with custom made ornaments from the fabulous folk artist, Ryan Conners of Kilkennycat Art. I am in love with her creative, quirky, and whimsical cat folk art. They are fairy tales about cats. And, since I have a cute red VW bug that constantly transports kitties, how could I resist?

Cynthia:  This one is of you and Scooter. Notice you are in the drivers seat.

Marcy and Scooter

Marcy:  As it should be.

Cynthia:  Here is one of Penelope Kitten taking her BFF, Hamlet, for a spin in my VW beetle.

Marcy:  I hope they get a speeding ticket.

Cynthia:  Marcy. Not necessary.

Marcy:  But I don’t like Penelope Kitten. She never obeys the kitty laws. She always wants to be boss and she always whaps me on the head. She needs to get some kind of citation!

Cynthia:  Still, show some holiday spirit for goodness sake.

Marcy (begrudgingly):  Okay. I hope they have a nice time.

Cynthia:  Thank you.

All of a sudden Marcy’s pupils widen to the size of marbles and her ears flatten out like pancakes.

Cynthia (scared):  Oh my gosh. What is it?

Marcy:  I spy a dangly disco ball mouse hanging from the round Christmas Tree and it’s… mocking me. I must kill it. Now.

Marcy leaps 10 feet in the air. The wreath comes crashing down.

Cynthia (groaning):  Marcy… not again…

*Kilkennycat Art has really adorable cat ornaments and paintings. Check out Ryan Conners’ Etsy shop for her sweet cat folk art.  Here’s a painting of kittens having their first Christmas up for sale in her shop.