Tuesday, September 26, 2006

By Request: The Mutatoe

Ok, Copper wanted to see a close up of the gimpy paw, so here it is. He's only got three toes and a semi-sorta opposable thumb, which the specialists think is actually his fourth toe that never really grew right. They're not sure what happened to the dew claw.

Despite that, he wields it like a weapon, batting us with it, using it to scoop dirt when he digs, dialing the phone to order stuff for himself only.

Much like the toes, his nails grow funky too, and the humans have to clip them all the time or else he would be labeled a lethal weapon.

He is good for a distraction. The humans have been paying all sorts of attention to him, so when the human woman was leaning over petting him, I jumped up and nabbed one of her tasty used kleenex and made an almost stealthy clean get away. It was glorious (and tasty too).

I've heard a nasty rumor that our dinner was the last food we'll be getting today. I'm not liking that rumor. I look forward to my bedtime treats, even though I'm on strike from going "pee pee final". I've decided that I'm not going to play that game anymore, and until she starts talking to us like humans, I'm not going to listen to her at all. No more "bed-bed", "pee-pee final", none of that stuff. When she starts saying "Meeshka, I would like for you to go out and do your business so that you aren't waking me up at 4 in the morning, so if you would do that for me please, I would appreciate it", then I'll go outside.

Queen of everything


Althea said...

Wow that is one heck of a gimpy paw. It's amazing he can get around on that thing.

Dachsies Rule said...

We saw the gimpy paw but forgot about it as soon as we saw the regal picture of Meeshka, Queen of Everything soon to be Ruler of the World.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Woofwoof said...

I hope that's all we will see of the Mutatoe's deformities. Please, no request for a close-up of his current butt defect. We all could use a few more pictures of Her Majesty.

The Army of Four said...

Looks like he was trying to grow an opposable thumb! Maybe he has hidden talents - opening stuff!
You look totally regal, Meeshka!
Play bows,

fee said...

i totally agree with the annoying babyspeak. mom even calls me fee-fee sometimes! i'm no fee-fee! i'm magic fever, daughter of the great ramasage show no mercy (whom they must call party boy). eek!


JustMeCopper said...

Thanks Meeshka, it really is a gimpy paw. Poor guy. You, on the other hand, look splendid. I especially like the crossed paws.

IndyPindy said...

You do look very regal there Meeshka!

cyber-sibes said...

Meeshka, you look so majestic, how do you do it? That's quite the gimpy paw there. Is it due to global warming? Nuclear testing? theory of evolutionary? We do hope his butt is back to normal soon, so you can be the center of attention again.

Tierre said...

Oh! So that's what Loki's paw looks like. Poor thing...

Cubby said...

You do look regal!