Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Musing - The Mind of Atticus

Atticus hopes that you enjoy this article, it is about him. He is sure that everyone who reads it will enjoy reading about him. He is fascinated with the subject of Atticus.
 
 
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The mind of Atticus is not a complicated place. He has few thoughts, but the thoughts that he has are of course self centered. The main thoughts running through his feline brain are need fresh food, fresh water, need sleep, need more mischief in my life, need sympathy, and how to meet these needs.

Fresh food and water are easy, simply meow and if those needs are not immediately met, meow louder increasing the volume until fresh food and water appear.  Sleep is also an easy need to satisfy.  A favorite spot for a nap is Kevin’s chair; the result is a showdown between the two.

The scene is something like this. Kevin walks in the den and spots Atticus, napping contentedly in the recliner. Silence envelops the room; the sound of wind blowing can be heard as tumbleweed rolls across the floor. The showdown is about to occur, and everyone scurries for cover. I can’t be sure but I think that I have heard the sound of music from an old western playing in the background. Kevin pauses, his hand twitches, slowly he walks across the den floor. The sleeping feline continues napping, ignoring the scene unfolding around him. The air is heavy with anticipation.

Our dog Riley, peers out from the safety of her kennel, wishing that she had the ability to close the kennel door. The battle begins as Kevin stops in front of his chair, reaching down he taps on the shoulder of Atticus, instructing him to wake up and move. Atticus realizes that the standoff is about to take place, and remains in position, eyes closed. Kevin speaks again, and is ignored. Irritated, Kevin picks up the feline and places him on the floor, undeterred Atticus jumps back into his place. Kevin removes the feline again. Atticus backs down, realizing that it may appear that he lost the battle; he knows that he has won. He comes to me meowing pitifully, he has met his needs for sleep and mischief, and now he will receive the coveted emotion of sympathy from me.

The mind of Atticus may be a simple place, but this conniving feline knows how to win a battle, and meet his feline needs.

18 comments:

  1. my hubby should take lessons from Kevin, he always looses!

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    1. LOL! Looks like they would know by now that they will not win. Thanks Lynn and thanks for visiting!!!

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  2. They are crafty little devils, aren't they?! Love this! :)
    Susan

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    1. Yes they are and this little devil is aware of every move that he makes! Thanks Susan and thanks for visiting!!!

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  3. Cats are smart :) You are a wonderful writer--and Atticus is a beautiful cat!

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    1. They are and they know how to get exactly what they want. Thank you for the kind words Sandy! Atticus thanks you for the compliment too, but you have just confirmed what he knew to be true, that he is beautiful. Thanks Sandy and thanks for visiting!!!

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    1. Thank you and thanks for visiting!!

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  5. Oh, that little Atticus, he is so pretty, well, handsome! They are so smart and you are a wonderful writer. Maybe you should write a book about Atticus!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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    1. You are too kind Shelia. Atticus would love to have a book written about him, he feels that he is a worthy subject. Thank you Shelia, and thank you for visiting us!!!

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  6. Kitties do have ways of having their needs met, indeed!

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    1. Yes they do and Atticus is no exception! Thanks Dianna and thanks for visiting us!!!

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  7. Hi Melanie, Atticus is such a gorgeous kitty and so very smart too. I think they know more about us then we know of ourselves. This was a special story and you are an amazing writer. I can see a book titled the adventures of Atticus!!
    Thank you for sharing. This was special.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Hugs

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    1. thank you for the kind words, I appreciate them. Atticus feels that it is time he is special star quality is recognized. He would tell you that if he were awake, right now he is napping in Kevin's chair. Thank you again for the kind words, i appreciate them so much! Thanks for visiting us!!!

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  8. They work their way into our hearts and our chairs right off the bat. Charming tale. Poor Kevin. Our Trudy takes Jay's chair when he goes upstairs and when she hears him come downstairs, she jumps out and heads to the kitchen. She doesn't realize the chair is still rocking and he's on to her sneaky ways.

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    1. That is funny Nonnie! Her sneaky ways tell on her. They do seem to forget that. Guessing that Trudy gets in as much "trouble" as Atticus does about the chair. Otherwise they wouldn't continue to jump in the chair. Thanks Nonnie and thanks for visiting us!!!

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  9. LOL, cats do certainly get their way, one way or another!

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    1. You are right, they will get their way one wy or another. Atticus knows that the worst thing that will happen to him is that he could be verbally scolded, which he would be forced to ignore. Thanks Kathy and thanks for visiting!!!

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