Sunday, June 01, 2008

Gettin' Catty ...

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!

13 comments:

scargosun said...

Eh, not that bad a problem. If you've seen any cartoon in the last 20 years you know that it's usually a given those 2 species do not get along. Maybe a play date would have been a good idea beforehand.

scargosun said...

BTW, Pussyman is good and his superpowers would be the ability to see in the dark and ignore people to death.

Jeff said...

Happy birthday!

Did Rich get Cat Scratch Fever?

P-man doesn't sound like a superhero, unless bad guys give up from excessive snively whining. Played by Ben Affleck in the movie (he effectively turned Jack Ryan into P-man already).

The Manic Street Preacher said...

He's goin t'need a big kitty litter tray....

schue said...

Maybe we can send him catnip brownies and see if starts acting up.

schue said...

Maybe we can send him catnip brownies and see if starts acting up.

El Padrino said...

he's lucky the cat bit him and not the dog

Alaina said...

Too funny.

Not sure what to call him if he has superpowers... but his tag line could be "I've got 9 lives so go head... make my day."

Lisa said...

I hope he doesn't get rabies, but if he does we can organize a 5K to raise money and rabies awareness. ...Babs

Superstar said...

IT's a "catman" for Catwoman!!!

superpowers: be able to smell tuna from miles away, able to lick himself clean,

alternative names: Pussy Protector, PusJustice, KITyman...LOL

HMMM this is harder than I thought...LOL

Kathy said...

That's funny. I love that you guys can make light of a somewhat sticky situation. Girls would be like, "OH. MY. GAWD...YOUR dog is AWFUL!! I'm like NEVER watching it again and you owe me 120 dollars for the hospital fee. LOOK AT MY ARM!!!"

As far as the girly blog contest/feature thing goes. TOTALLY do it. Men can play too! I think you'd look nice in pink leaopard and besides, all women need a good male leader.

Ink and Stone said...

If he becomes a supervillain...
The Felonious Feline
The Catnapper
The Mad Meower
Captain CATastrophe
Colonel CATlamity
Megameow! (Robotic Cat Man!)

Los said...

Scargosun - Tom and Jerry?

Jeff - Ben Affleck's still around?

Street Preacher - and a body bag ...


Schue - Let the joking begin!

ElP - Probably ... I don't think Merfy would dare bite him ...

Alaina - I love it!

Lisa - "The Rabies Run For Your Life!"

Superstar - How about "Mr. Catatonic?"

Kathy - Well, then I'll stop on by that blog site ... although you'll win.

Ink - You da man!!!