« America's own Marie-Antoinette | Main | If Brian Eno made Flash animation »

September 7, 2005

Dialogue with the cat: A brief, repeating drama

Scene: The kitchen. I am making khatte channe (chickpeas in tamarind).

I open a can of chickpeas. Even before I pierce the lid She Who Must Be Petted comes racing into the kitchen with her tail twitching.

SWMBP: Meow?

Me: It's chickpeas. Not cat food.

SWMBP: Meow!

Me: You don't like chickpeas. Besides, what's with the can opener deal? I don't even feed you canned catfood.


Me: It's chickpeas!

Repeat until fadeout.

Posted by Leigh Witchel at September 7, 2005 11:18 PM

Trackback Pings

TrackBack URL for this entry:


Have you considered trying chickpea flavored kibble? Look for it in the kosher market in the falafel flavored pet foods section.

Posted by: Steve at September 8, 2005 11:46 PM

You know what? My cat has never even had canned cat food and she comes running each and every single time we use the can opener. It's instinct.

Posted by: Stephanie at September 9, 2005 4:30 PM

Post a comment

Remember Me?

(you may use HTML tags for style)