Tuesday, June 14, 2011

This cellphone conversation is worthy of transcription

I'm on the 7:17pm LSE.

Next to me is a man on a headset having an in-depth conversation with someone about his cat.

It's his first day back to work after a 3-month leave as he had stayed home with his cat on her mat leave.

Yes, he said, "my cat's mat leave".

I can't imagine what this Kitty does for a living to warrant mat leave.

(As a side note, if the woman across from me kicks me one more time in the shin, I'm gonna hoof her in her Kitty)

It was a difficult birth for wee Kitty. The contractions started around 2pm on March 12th.

He had an old box his microwave came in, the one bought several years ago, and he lined it with Kitty's favorite sweater of his.

Dude better not be getting too graphic here or he'll have me passed out, stone cold on the floor.

Four kittens were born, each described in great detail.

He was 'so proud of her'!

They were just like real babies!

I'd continue but I don't think you want to hear anymore, do you?


Ali said...

That's cute.

Hey, I'd take off 3 months if I could, even if my friggin' hamster gave birth. Anything not to have to go into work.

C.J. Smith said...

That made me laugh out loud, well done.

Bicky said...

Oh good grief! What will they come up with next? I want six months off to recuperate from the alien probe....

Angela said...

My clownfish are feeling frisky. Where do I apply for leave?!?

TomW said...

Did you know whene kittens come out, they look like they're shrink-wrapped?

Also, baby rabbits are called kittens. (No idea what they look like when born, because disturbing mother rabbits is a Bad Thing.) I do know that like cat kittens, they are born blind.

On the other hand, new born guinea pigs are full functioning, and will happily eat solids and wander round independently at 8 hours old.

(Yes, I've had lots of pets over the years. How did you guess?)

Anonymous said...

ok smart-aleks. grandpa may be cat-breeder hence the extra special treatment of the kittens. just throwin' it out there!