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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Weekend Cat Report: King of the Ottoman

The greyhounds are taking the week off in order to give Morrison a chance to share some of his adventures. He's a twelve year old black-and-white goodboy who is probably more outgoing and gregarious than either of the dogs. He is also in charge.

Last week, we got an ottoman so as to kick up our feet when watching movies, but Morrison quickly realized that what we had actually purchased was a king-size cat bed. The hounds have attempted to turn it into a greyhound bed, but as much as he likes them and will often sleep next to them, he has had to draw a bright line and make his stand here upon the ottoman. So the dogs have been chased off the ottoman and generally reminded with a good hiss about the workings of the heirarchy around here.

After conquering the ottoman and deciding that the couch is better anyway, we all settled in to watch The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, a thriller in which a group of cruel Catholic school boys set out to poison a beautiful panther with narcotics and then frame it for tearing up their teacher's classroom. The film spends too much time detailing the mundane and trivial lives of the twisted cat-hating altar boys and not enough time focusing on their innocent ("Animals are without sin", we are reminded at one point in the film) victim, the majestic cat. Morrison found himself at the point of tears when the cat succumbed to the drugs, but cheering mightily when the cat's friend came to rescue his buddy and engage the cowardly human in combat. The battle scenes were a bit tame and went by too quickly for Morrison's taste, but he loves movies in which justice is done even when the filmmakers attempt to align the audience's symapthies with the bad guys. Hopefully there will be a sequel that focuses on the panthers attempting to put their lives back together.

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Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Morrison looks positively "gryndel" (SGGK 2338) with those glowing yellow eyes (Beowulf 726-727).

Jeffery Hodges

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12:01 PM  
Blogger James said...

He's flattered, although he's really quite the sweetie. Wait, no, Morrison, I'm sorry---I didn't mean--NOOOOOOOOOOO

6:03 PM  

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