Monday, February 4, 2008


When we drive into the driveway Pika stops doing whatever it was she was doing and meets us at the door. Often we have arms full of something. Today it was groceries: grapefruit and oranges, aluminum foil, sauerkraut, a box of Ramen soup and a pudding mix for a recipe I found today on the internet.

Phil always unlocks the door and pushes it open and there is Pika, arching her back, swishing her beautiful tail.

"Get out of the way, Pika," he says, sometimes pushing her out of the way with the side of his shoe.

She looks at him as he passes. His arms full of a box of Ramen Soup, grocery sacks full of grapefruit hang from his hands.

"Hello Pika," I say as I come in.

She comes out to greet me.

Then decides if I'm going to stand in the open door for that long she'll venture outside. She's really only been as far as the porch--except for once. She and Minkey snuck out one night. But that's a story for another day.
"Back inside, Pika," I say and close the door. I put my groceries down and scratch her back.
"Okay, then. I'll just check out what your brought home."

Are there any mice in there?

So, here she is, GetoutofthewayPika and HelloPika. She doesn't really answer to either name because she's a cat. And that's what cats do. Answer to nobody.


Heart of Rachel said...

I enjoyed reading your amusing post.I wish I could see Pika's face. Judging from her photos, I'm sure she's an adorable and lovely cat.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Just a Walk in the Park said...

O.K. I have spent an insane amount of time reading through your old post. You are funny and clever and you have beautiful grandchildren!!!

Thanks for coming to my site, I will be back to yours. But, I guess the kids want food right now, so I must take a break!

The Park Wife

kacey said...

Cute cat! Have to love the way cats have their own outlook on the world.

Mental P Mama said...

Too true...our cat is named Noelle. And her name is really no-no-no-noelle. We were so clever to build it in like that.

Kellan said...

No they don't - answer to nobody! What a cute post and very pretty cat!!

Thanks for stopping by - so nice to meet you. Have a good day and I hope to see you again soon. Kellan

Ekim said...

Cats make me all sneezy and drippy but internet cats are fine.

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