(Joint Post by Anne Belov & Cordelia’s Mom)
It’s so hard to give enough attention to your first charge after the second one arrives.
Now that I’m big, my mom doesn’t love me any more. Sure, she still feeds me, gives me water, takes me for walks and plays with me. But she used to take lots and lots of pictures of me, and now she’s taking pictures of that teddy bear instead. I don’t even know where she got the stupid thing. She even gave it a name – “Teddy Rosalie.”
I hear she’s planning to go on someting called “photo shoots” with some of our three girls and the teddy bear – without me!
I’d love to tear the stuffing out of it, but Mom keeps it way up high where I can’t reach it.
What do you think of all this?
Your Faithful Servant, Cody.
I really hate to say I can identify with a dog, but I must say, I feel your pain. But, I also have to say, that (so far) you only have to share your mom with one stuffed invader. At last count, there were more than 20 &#¥¥#+@&!!! stuffed pandas occupying a corner of mom’s bedroom.
Where will it all end?
I’m trying to decide if I should give you advice that will get you in trouble, or advice that will help you in your hour of need. Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I’m a cat, how do you THINK I am going to respond to your dilemma?
Stuffed bears are a blight on the face of the earth! We must do our part to rid the world of this plague of pandas, and um… Of Teddy Bears named Rosalie?????
Be brave, be valient, and, um, if you get in trouble, don’t call me, call a lawyer.
Dear Boss Cat,
What’s a lawyer? Can a lawyer get rid of Teddy Rosalie?
Hope your cough gets better real soon.
Your friend, Cody.
Around here, we call them “thieving attornies”. When you hire a lawyer, both parties agree to give all the money to the lawyers. Well, that’s what Mr. Badger says, and he seems to know about these things.
I don’t think a lawyer can get rid of Teddy Rosalie (and what kind of name is THAT for a bear?) you may have to take more “drastic measures” if you know what I mean.
I’m not sure, but I guess you mean I should just eat the bear? Maybe Mom will leave it around somewhere. I’ve gotten really good at stealing Mom’s socks and shoes when she’s not looking, even when she thinks she’s put them up high. 🙂
Thanks for all your help, Boss Cat. Pretty soon you’ll be seeing new photos of ME – heck I can sit by a daffodil plant just as well as that stupid stuffed bear. And I’m cuter! (That bear doesn’t even have a tail to wag.)
Your friend, Cody
I must say I did wonder at the increased traffic on my street recently – could it be all those lawyers looking for a new client? Or has Cody hired a hit man? Does Teddy Rosalie need to hire security? Only time will tell.
Anne Belov (a/k/a Bob T. Panda) and I both love to hear from our readers. You may comment on this post, comment on my Facebook or Twitter pages, or email me at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mehitabel images by Anne Belov; Puppy Cody and Teddy Rosalie images by Cordelia’s Mom