A Conversation

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I shut the door behind me as I enter the house and head toward the bedroom. Max jumps down from the couch and runs ahead of me. When I get to the bedroom, he is lying on the bed, paws reaching out in my direction.

“Hey, Spud,” I say, scratching the top of his head. He paws at my arm playfully. “Have you been good today?”


“That’s good. Where’s your sister?”


“Oh, I see.” I leave the bedroom and head down the hall toward the kitchen to get a drink. His tiny voice chases after me down the hall.

“Meow.” I grab a glass from the cabinet and open the fridge. We’re out of juice again, so I grab the Britta pitcher.


“Shut up!” I yell down the hall.


“No, you shut up!”


“No, you shut up!”


“No, you shut up!”


“No, you shut-”

BOTH OF YOU SHUT UP!” My wife, who has been sitting quietly on the sofa in the living room has evidently had enough. The cat slowly wanders in from the bedroom.

Tentatively, “Meow?”

“No, you shut up,” I whisper.

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  1. Avatar kaellinn18

    This story is 100% true. I often have conversations with my cat, and many of them end in shouting matches across the house. (He will keep yelling until he gets a response.) Eventually, my wife will get fed up and chastise both of us, at which point we go sit in the corner.

  2. Avatar Nathaniel Payne

    Fabulous. I admire your wife for her patience, and your cat for his …… cat-ness. :)

  3. Avatar Abby (LoA)

    that is fantastic. it’s amazing how like people animals can become. Your cat’s noisy nature must reflect yours. A tip: to shut it up don’t argue! lol!
    Very funny. Incredibly childish. Your poor wife.
    Abby x

  4. Avatar Gradual Uprising {LoA}

    I loved it! 6 pencils! :)

  5. Avatar Charlie K

    I love this! It sounds like the conversations I have with my dogs, because they do the EXACT same thing! Well done!

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