My friend Ray-Ray and his wife went to the casinos yesterday – they asked Rich and Anita to babysit their boxer, Merfy. Ray-Ray got this dog off of Craigslist, which still astounds me – he got Merf at about 8-9 months old – apparently, the previous owners got tired of dealing with this hard-headed pup. Don’t get me wrong, Merf is quite a good looking Boxer, but Ray-Ray has his hands full (as an aside, Ray-Ray is very, very good at training dogs – as can be seen by his other Boxer name Steve who is about the nicest, friendliest, and most obedient dog in the entire world).
So, Rich and Anita are babysitting Merfy – and they make an interesting discovery – Merfy HATES cats … unfortunately, Rich and Anita own a cat. Merfy and the cat are in the midst of quite a fight, and Rich bravely steps in to try and separate them … unfortunately, the cat was so crazed by this point that it sunk its teeth into Rich’s arm, sending him on a trip to the emergency room.
Ray-Ray found this out this morning as he came to pick Merfy up … I’m guessing it wasn’t a very pleasant trip for the pup. Ray-Ray was understandably embarrassed by this and feels like crap, but we did get to talking about this – what if this cat bite ended up giving Rich super-human powers? I mean, this is how many comic book characters get their start, right?
What would Rich’s super hero name be – Pussyman, Mr. ‘Cat-ankarous’, The Feline, Kit-Kat, The Persian?
And, what would some of his superpowers be – able to spit radio-active hairballs up to 20 miles, nuclear spraying capabilities, the ability to scratch any villain’s furniture to a pile of string?
Stay tuned! Same Cat time, Same cat channel!
Writing Prompts for 06.21
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