Saturday, September 3, 2011

Sherbet the Wise

By Sherbet
from Wendy Lyn Watson's Mysteries a la Mode

So I get it.  I'm a cat.  No one ever asks my opinion because, while I understand English, I can't speak it (and no one in this household speaks Cat).

Still, everyone tells me their deepest, darkest secrets . . . usually while weeping into my fur.  If only I had a way of communicating with the big monkeys, I could set them all straight.

Take Tally.  She dithered back and forth between Cal and Finn for months.

As big monkeys go, they're both solid.   Cal helped me out when I had that unfortunate yarn incident, and when Bree makes meatloaf, he always slips me some.  Once I heard him say something about the meatloaf tasting like drywall, but it tastes just fine to me.  He's not much into petting me, but he looks out for my feline interests in that manly way of his.

Sherbet the Wise

Finn, on the other hand, is the cuddler.  He knows right where to scratch my tummy ... you know the spot that makes you want to stretch your toes way out and flex your claws?  No?  Well, trust me, it's yummy, and Finn finds it every time.  Oh, and he brought me a baggie of primo catnip for Christmas last year.

I guess that sums it up.  Cal's the protector, Finn's the romancer.  And if Tally would just ask, I could tell her who she needs.  Because I know all of Tally's secrets.  In other words, I know Tally.  Maybe better than she knows herself.

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What about you?  Who do you share your secrets with?  Do you have a friend who knows you better than you know yourself?

Find out more about Wayne's wicked ways (and he quest to make amends) in I Scream, You ScreamScoop to Kill, and A Parfait Murder.  And be sure to visit Wendy on her website and on Facebook.


14 comments:

  1. Didn't Clint Eastwood sing "I talk to the trees"? Me, I talk to walls. The cats just listen and sneer.

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  2. Hi Sherbet, I'm a feline, too. I've taught my mom, Krista, a few words of Cat. When my aunt was visiting, I caught a mouse and called everyone to come see. Silly Auntie didn't understand what I was saying, but Mom knew right away. The only problem is that when I show her a mouse, she always takes it away. I'm ever hopeful that she'll saute it in a little butter, but it never happens. I check her breath to be sure she didn't eat it, but she never has mouse breath. Wonder what she does with them . . .

    ~ Mochie

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  3. Sherbet, it's no wonder people want help you, feed you, pick you up, cuddle you, and tell you their secrets!

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  4. Do you have any of that catnip left? Just curious cuz Lucy never gives me any, and she's also cut back on my cheese slices. Again. Unfair. A cat has needs.

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  5. Who let the cat in? Signed Truffle and Sweet Marie.

    Oops, I apologize Sherbet for my rude little fictional dogs. I do tell them my secrets and apparently that has gone to their pointy little heads. I'm glad you are there for Tally.

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  6. Don't worry Sherbet, they don't listen to dogs either. I complained about that here lately, but I'll keep trying! I didn't think cats cared... my human's cat, Denver, sure doesn't... or is he just pretending?

    Hmmm. I'll have to sniff it out of him.

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  7. We cats are a diverse group ... some cats ignore the drama of the big monkeys purely on principle. Some of us, though, are deeply invested. After all, they're the ones that bring the kibble. And they can reach that spot between the ears that feels sooooo good when it gets scritched ....

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  8. That's the cutest thing I've seen since Archy & Mehitabel.

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  9. Clue us in, Sherbet. Who do YOU think Tally should be with?!

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  10. Sherbet, it is good that you don't speak English because if you did, no one would tell secrets to you.

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  11. Let's just say that it's a rare man who can find that magic spot on my tummy. :)

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  12. Sherbet, I love that you know the secrets. How important is that. And you must console her, too? Right? I mean, you do console, right?

    ~Rags, cat friend for Charlotte Bessette

    PS Let's ESP some secrets. We're good at that.

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  13. Sherbet you are a tease, just like your creator!

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  14. ???are you cats actually Typing for yourselves???the books sound awesome I love to read; but how the heck are there cats typing? I mean my cat just dictates; makes me do all the Typeing :)

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