Cats ‘n Cakes -Slash- Grooming & Grub (I was torn what to call the post so I used both)

The past several days (okay, weeks) I’ve been noticing that my cat is shedding quite a bit. It’s summer. Animals do that. But I’ve been sweeping up cat hair every day, and when I come home on lunch and Spectra gives me love, I must use the lint roller before returning to work. Then it dawned on me. I need to brush her.

So, I brushed her. And I brushed her. And I brushed her. The hair was coming off in gobs. I made this huge pile, and yes, this is from one ten-year-old feline:

And then, there was so much hair,
I was able to make this kitten for Spectra to play with:

And then, I made peanut butter pancakes for dinner. I was tired of Mac & Cheese. Tired of 99-cent Celeste brand microwavable pizzas, Deluxe flavor. I was tired of tuna sanwiches. I was unhappy with the fridge. I was unhappy with the cabinet I keep my non-perishables, like all the pasta and rice and noodles and Ramen. What was I to eat? I almost scadaddled and headed to BK, but then I opened the big cabinet, where I keep baking stuff and the oils, and drink mixes and suddenly:
HALLELUJAH! Angels sang along with the harp in the background and what did I see? Aunt Jemima! Reses’ Peanut Butter Chips!! Eggo Syrup!!! Spray Butter!!!! Does it really matter if you make pancakes at 8:30pm? Of course not!

So, I made four pancakes. I had some trouble with skillet because my apartment is quipped with a crappy stove, so they weren’t perfect looking, but in taste. Holy freakin’ cow. Delicious.

There is an even funnier story on why I had all these ingredients. If you can’t tell that it was purchased after a night on the town, then look closer. I had to chuckle to myself when I saw the picture I just snapped. It huge yellow letters in a huge blue banner, it says, “Easier Open & Close!”– check out how I opened the box, haha. But yeah, the story is very funny. It may end up in my memoir.

About Donna Talarico

Higher ed web marketing. Creative writer. Love word games. View all posts by Donna Talarico

One response to “Cats ‘n Cakes -Slash- Grooming & Grub (I was torn what to call the post so I used both)

  • Old Bogus

    Who would know you are single from this innovative cooking? 🙂 Got a freezer? Cook quantities of good stuff for later consumption. My wife used to do a week’s worth on weekends. Me, I’d settle for a few days!

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