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Hi. I'm Cleo. After being surrendered at Orange County Animal Services in Chapel Hill, NC I found myself being gawked at by a couple of humans whom I eventually adopted. I let them refer to themselves as "mom" and "dad", and they couldn't have found a better home than one filled with... me.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

A Stupid Dad Multiple Choice Post

 And so this is how it goes.  


a) slips 

b) slides

c) slithers

d) sneaks

out of bed:

a) before God

b) at stupid o'clock

c) before the ass-crack of dawn

d) at I can't sleep so I might as well get up o'clock

every morning, where he'll:

a) shuffle

b) bolt

c) zombie wander

d) zoom

off to the:

a) bathroom

b) kitchen

c) ash pit

d) garage


a) slurp

b) guzzle

c) daintily sip

d) gob slobber


a) mug

b) barrel

c) vat

d) thimble 

of caffeine, leaving:

a) Mutt and Jeff

b) Wile E. Coyote and the Roadrunner

c) Donald and Melania

d) Cleo and mom

 to sprawl out, making full use of the bed's total square footage to their hearts' content.  Notice who gets most of the space.

Mom and dad are on day 4 of their week of hiking since dad's got the week off.  With the exception of Wednesday (groceries, laundry, errands, etc.), the mom-tinerary includes miles of trails in Pisgah National Forest, Dupont State Forest, Hickory Nut Gorge, Green River Game Lands and Table Rock up by Linville Gorge.  So far since Saturday they've logged about 10 miles each day, including a few extra steps at the end of:

a) one 

b) two 

c) three

d) all 

 of those days up to the order window at Whistle Hop and Highland breweries.


Eastside Cats said...

As long as you get the biggest slice of the bed, Cleo...none of it matters!

Lynn said...

Cleo, you do such a good job of keeping track of Dad's movements. He must
be a funny person to live with, keeps you cracking up at his antics. Not
that you have any, Cleo, like taking over the bed. The hiking sounds great,
it's been decades since I saw the Linville falls. Hope they get back from
the brewery in time to get out the cat feast.

ZOOLATRY said...

The hu-mom was busy making A, B or C, etc. choices but then JUNE nastily swatted her hand away from the keyboard fearing she would make a mortal enemy of either "the Dad" or "Cleo" or even "sleepy Mom" if she dared to continue along that path ... and further comments on this blog would possibly be forever blocked.

Sandee said...

Cleo has a large hunk of the bed so I'm assuming dad got up early to shuffle off to sip is coffee.

Have a purrfect day, Cleo. My best to your peeps. ♥

pilch92 said...

This is fun, my answers are D, C, A. A. B. A , D :) Wheever I get up at night, my Sammy sprawls on my side and bites me when I slide him over.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo, if dad wood start his at stupid o clox morn witha gallon oh hiz
fave o rite syrup.....just think oh how de rest oh de day wood bee !!

safe travelz and heerz two a grate few vacation dayz !! :) ♥♥

Sasha + Saku said...

MOL! She's not entirely sure of the correct responses but the mom bean says the options sound...fun, maybe. Tell your beans to enjoy their hiking holiday!

Timmy Tomcat said...

Hee Hee Hee that is so perfect Cleo! We think all our Dads will fit in there and the one we know absolutely is the last where they stop on: ALL! Right!
Have Fun Hiking. Oh how I envy you

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

D D C B A A D Then D at the end.
Good to see you have plenty of room, Cleo.

The Island Cats said...

Well, of course you should get the biggest slice of the bed, Cleo. As it should be...

Brian said...

That was fun and it works with all of the answers included too!

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

We love you fill in the blank quiz

meowmeowmans said...

Ha! That was awesome, no matter which answers we chose, Cleo. We are glad to see you get that big part of the bed. As it should be!

The Indulged Furries said...

Wow, that's a lot of work to keep track of the comings and goings. I think you're being quite generous in allowing your Mom so much space on the bed.

Ivan and Izzy from WMD said...

MOL, Cleo, how can you even move? You need a king!

Katie Isabella said...

Cleo, all us girl cats own all the bed space. I take up 3/4ths of this one and she's so scared about rolling on me. As if~

My Mind's Eye said...

Bravo standing ovation on this most informative and fun post of Dad's goings and comings. Tell Mom my hubby and I love Pigsah, Dupont Hickory Nut Gorge.
We have not been to the others.
I love that you girls get to stay in bed for your beauty sleep
Hugs Cecilia

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Wowza!!! Your pawrents are regular mountain goats!!! MOL!!!!!!!

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

Cleo, the amount of bed real estate is the most impawtent!
Thanks so much for coming to my birthday pawty at Ann and June's Blog! We are so furry blessed to have such wonderful blogging furrends! We are expecting to be back to our regularly scheduled blogging unless the wind changes and the internet burns up again!

Darla M Sands said...


About This Blog

Created in July 2011 this blog chronicled the everyday life of a well-seasoned, spoiled house panther named Orbit. He was a nearly constant companion for almost 22 years, and ruled our roost until he passed away in December 2014, and the loss of his companionship hit us like a ton of bricks.
After more than 2 years without a live-in feline friend we found this senior Tortie gal at a local shelter and just couldn't leave without her. Cleo certainly came with an abundance of purrsonalitude, and has staked her claim on our hearts and in our home since day one. It took some long, deep thought, but I decided to pick up where Orbit left off and let Cleo tell her stories. Of course from time to time I'll add some non-Cleo posts, but she'll get over it.