Musings from the Pod VII: It’s All I’ve Got



“I’m disgusted.”

“I told you there’s a reason why I don’t always cover the poo.”

“This is not about you.”

“Then what?”

“Mom is filling up the big blue box with her clothes again.”

“I know, I’m trying to ignore the situation or make her think I don’t care.”

“That never works.”

“It’s all I’ve got, dear Ziva.”

“I wish mom would stay home.”

“I thought about tripping her as she’s walking down the hall.”

“What good would that do?”

“Well, if mom fell just right, she might wrench her back and have to stay home.”

“That seems a little dangerous. You could really hurt her.”

“Yeah, I know. That’s why I crossed it off my list.”

“What else is on your list?”

“Nothing. Like I said, ignoring mom is my only plan at the moment.”

“Why don’t you look desperately sad and cry like your heart is broken?”

“I do that every day and all I get for it is a “time out” in the bedroom.”

“True. And your time out is my time out because I get stuck in the bedroom with you.”

“Sorry, Zives, I only know how to express myself verbally. Mom doesn’t seem to understand the quiet, silent Gibbs when it’s time to eat.”

“Yeah, I know that. The neighbors know that. The State of Wisconsin knows that. I bet even MOSY over in Australia can hear you.”

“Who’s MOSY?”

“I have no idea other than some lady mom admires for running a lot of miles, collecting bling, building a she-shed and having a sense of humor…I mean humour.”

“Unlike you.”

“What do you mean? I can be funny. Mom laughs at me all the time.”

“Unlike Natasha.”

“That’s because she didn’t think cleaning up my puke last week was a barrel of laughs.”Β 

“Mom never laughs at that either.”

“I couldn’t help myself. Mom was gone and it was upsetting to my sensitive kitty tummy.”

“I hope you don’t do that this week. Natasha will be mad and never take care of us, a/k/a feed us, again. Then mom will never be able to go anywhere because no one wants to take care of a puking cat.”

“Mom would have to stay home?”

“I suppose, yes.”

“Gibbs, you are a genius!”

“I knew that, but do you really want to do that? Puke your guts out all the time so mom stays home? It doesn’t sound very pleasant.”

“It’s all I’ve got.”

“It appears neither of us have a plan to keep mom from trotting off to who-knows-where again this week.”

“No, we don’t. So, what now?”

“I don’t know. I think I’m going to go sulk in the cat tree.”

“How does this look? Enough to keep mom home?”

“You look like that all the time, so no.”

“It’s really all I’ve got.”

“I’m going to roll over and take a nap.”Β 

“Me too, Ziva.”

“Sure, whatever.”Β 

“Sorry you’re disgusted and sad over this, but look at the bright side…mom will be back before the end of the week.”

“How do you know?”

“I heard her talking to Natasha. Mom said she’ll be home Thursday night.”

“Thursday night, huh? That gives me an idea.”

“What’s your plan?”

“Saving up a hairball…just for mom…Thursday night…on her pillow…that will teach her to leave us.”

“Wow, Ziva, you know how to plot revenge? I never knew that about you. It’s kind of attractive, in a weird cat way.”

“It’s what I’ve got, Gibbers. It’s all I’ve got.”

“Good enough!”

22 responses to Musings from the Pod VII: It’s All I’ve Got

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I hope you have a good trip and return to a clean pillow.

    I have no doubt that these guys are capable of conversations like this. I think you captured their personalities very well in the dialog.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I’ll make sure I cover up the pillw before I leave. Ziva gave Natasha a run for her money last time, with the puke, so I hope it’s out of her system for a while.

      I’m actually looking forward to the second half of the training and having a glass of suds at least one of the nights I’m away.

  2. Crystal says:

    Daisy Mae doesn’t always cover her poo either. She rarely covers it completely when she does

  3. Excuse me while I stop blushing….

    Yes, Gibbsy, I can hear you. I did wonder what that yowling was in the middle of the night.

    As for Ziva…I knew there was a reason I had boys….girls are sneaky….

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ziva would take offense and Gibbs would shut up, except they are both waiting for me to get out of bed to feed them. Impatient, they are… 😾😾

  4. marianallen says:

    Everybody says cats are independent, but they do like their routines. And they do care who feeds them. As long as SOMEBODY does, though, they’ll tolerate THAT change, though. I always have to laugh at anybody named Gibbs saying more than two words a scene. I love your furbabies!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Ha! The human Gibbs would never be this talkative…that is true! Perhaps I’ll have to work with cat Gibbs on his rules as I’m sure there would be one as bout feeding him on time.

  5. joey says:

    Hahaha! I sure hope not! It’s passed Thursday now, and I’m late, but I bet your pillow was clean πŸ™‚
    I hope you had safe (and happy?) travels!

  6. Those two are so gorgeous! I hope you had a great trip. No doubt they were delighted when you got home. I expect Ziva was so happy that she didn’t even give you the hairball on the pillow. Hugs!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      No hairball on the pillow, but there was a nice one on the floor two days ago. Everything seems to be back to normal with those two and the suitcase is out of sight for at least two months.

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