Marcy and Penelope Kitten interpret Cyber Monday a little differently than us humans. Or do they?
penelope kitten (squeaking):
everyone here is stuffing themselves
with stuffing and stuff
just wanted to take a mo to say
we luv u
we are so happy happy happy
to have such wonderful
this world is super scary
and this is our
safe spot of sunniness
cindy is handing out treats
can’t miss that
Cynthia crazily bounds into the kitchen where Marcy is taking a nap on top of the refrigerator. Cynthia has an air of desperation surrounding her.
Cynthia (brightly): Marcy, I have a fantastic idea!
Marcy: Uh oh.
Marcy is ready to bolt for safety under the couch if need be.
Cynthia: I figured out a way you could join us for Thanksgiving Dinner!
Marcy (cautiously): Uh hunh…
Cynthia: Since I don’t eat turkey I thought I would dress you up like this and set you in the middle of the table so I can look at you instead of the dead bird.
Marcy screams in horror.
Marcy (glowering): No. Way. Cindy. No F-ing. Way. Obviously your vegetarianism has left you with very little brain cells if you think I would sit all trussed up like a turkey for your distraction.
Cynthia (dejectedly): Oh.
Marcy: And anyway, what’s wrong with a dead bird? They are so very scrumptious!
Marcy starts licking her chops.
Cynthia starts to panic.
Cynthia: C’mon, Marcy. It would save me from looking like this at mealtime.
|Illustration by Penelope Dullaghan|
Marcy: That’s your own problem, Cindy. Get a grip. You live in this world – deal with it. People and animals eat meat. And it is delicious. Mmmmm….
Cynthia starts whining and stamping her feet a little bit.
Cynthia: Awwww…. C’mon, Marcy! What about this one? You would look so cute!
Marcy: I have a better idea. Why don’t I take your place at the grown up table and you can sit at the kids table. I hear they are having spaghetti.
*Penelope Dullaghan is a freelance illustrator. You can check out more of her beautiful illustrations at penelopeillustration.com.