Driving Kitty Insane


We got one of those laser pointers to play with the cat, and I’m afraid he has gone around the bend because of it.

See, cats can’t tell that the laser point, that little red dot, is not actually a bug out to get him.  So every time we switch it off, his pupils remain dilated and he is on the alert.  Waiting for the moment when Red Dot comes out of the walls to plague him.

 

Sometimes he waits like this, all evening, while we watch TV:

Red dot. Out to get him.  Like a mouse lost in the house.

Published by Margaret Dilloway

Middle grade and women's fiction novelist. FIVE THINGS ABOUT AVA ANDREWS, (Balzer + Bray 2020); SUMMER OF A THOUSAND PIES. MOMOTARO: Xander and the Lost Island of Monsters (Disney Hyperion); TALE OF THE WARRIOR GEISHA and SISTERS OF HEART AND SNOW, out now from Putnam Books. HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN HOUSEWIFE was a finalist for the John Gardner fiction award. THE CARE AND HANDLING OF ROSES WITH THORNS is the 2013 Literary Tastes Best Women's Fiction Pick for the American Library Association. Mother of three children, wife to one, slave to a cat, and caretaker of the best overgrown teddy bear on Earth, Gatsby the Goldendoodle.

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