Ellie's Mae's list

Ellie's making a list and checking it twice ... a list of all the bad things her Daddy (aka Treat Man or Poop Scooper) has done to her. Then Latte chimes in, and things go downhill fast.

EM: Ellie Mae Kat [black, gorgeously floofy lady cat] 
L: Latte [tortie/tabby lady cat aka "Kitten"] 
MK: Momma Kat [Latte and Ellie's human Momma, named Kat] 
The Boy: Momma's fiance, Daddy to Latte and Ellie 

EM: I'm going to add that to my list!
The Boy: I'm sorry!
MK: What's going on?
The Boy: I touched her nose and accidentally shocked her.
EM: It was horrible! I have to go add it to my list of all the things you've done wrong to me!
The Boy: Wait. What? A list?
EM: Yeah. As of right now, it's 4,983,297 pages long!
The Boy: You kept a list?!

The Boy: I didn't realize you could count that high.
EM: I'm not DUMB!
L: And I counted for her.
The Boy: 4,983,297 pages?! That's pretty long.
L: Now, it's 4,983,298. Because you called her stupid.
The Boy: I didn't call Ellie stupid! I just said that I didn't know she could count that high!
L: We can read between the lines. Or at least I can ...
The Boy: What's on this list?
EM: There are a lot of days you haven't given me treats. Or you didn't give me enough treats. Or you touched me.
The Boy: Treats aren't special if I give them to you every day!
EM: FINE! My snuggles aren't special if I give them to you every day!

The Boy: Erm ...
L: She got you there.
The Boy: Kat! Stop laughing!
L: It's pretty funny! You were outsmarted by ...
The Boy: Ummm ... why do you need to keep a list?
EM: Because Bear said it was important to keep a record just in case we ever had to sue you.
The Boy: How long is the list of what Momma does wrong?
EM: Phht. Why would I keep a list of that?
The Boy: Just in case you have to sue her!
EM: Why would I sue her? She's my MOMMA. She gave birth to me.

{Latte whispers in Ellie's ear}
EM: I mean she's my Momma! She feeds me ... and cuddles me ... and makes sure I'm okay ... she does it so well that I forget I'm adopted!
{Latte whispers in Ellie's ear}
EM: YES! I KNOW I don't look like her! I'm not DUMB!
The Boy: What else have I done wrong to you?
EM: You touch me ... you look at me ... you ignore me ... you don't give me treats .... you don't give me enough treats ... you touch me when I'm snuggling with Momma ... you sit at my spot on the couch ...
The Boy: You mean my spot.
EM: NO. I mean MY spot. Next to Momma.

The Boy: But ...
EM: I wasn't done. You gave me to Momma for her to do horrible things to me ...
The Boy: I haven't done that in years!
EM: But you admit that you did it!
The Boy: Why don't you count the horrible things Momma does to you against her?
EM: Because she's my Momma!
L: Obviously!
The Boy: That makes no sense!
EM: She does the things she doesn't want to do because it's best for us!
L: Well, I wouldn't go THAT far ... I'm not sure it's really BEST for us ...
EM: Whose side are you on?

L: Well, Momma's obviously!
The Boy: HEY! I scoop poop!
L: Do you want a cookie?
EM: Is it a tuna cookie?
L: I don't know!
EM: You don't know what flavor of cookie you're offering?
L: NO! It's just a saying!
The Boy: I scoop poop!
L: I fling poop!
EM: You two are gross.
L: Do you want me to keep counting the pages of your list for you?
EM: {sigh} Okay.
L: My list is only 3,409,293 pages.
The Boy: You have a list, too?

MK: Not to be the nerd here ... but we've had Ellie for 7 years ... that's 711,900 pages per year (4,983,298 divided by 7). Latte, we've only had you 3 years ... that's 1,136,431 pages per year (3,409,293 divided by 3).
EM: I must've left some things off my list!
L: I'm just very thorough.
The Boy: I can't believe this! That's ... err ... 
MK: 1,950 pages per day for Ellie and 3,114 for Latte. I wish I could write 1,000 pages a day!
MK: Since you two are so prolific, perhaps you guys should start writing our blog.
L: Daddy makes it easy. And we don't believe in free labor.

EM: Yeah. And thinking is hard.
MK: I feed you! Nothing is FREE. To be fair, Daddy's a good Treat Man and Poop Scooper.
EM: Says the Momma that doesn't require him to provide treats or poop scoop.
MK: I see your point.
The Boy: HEY! I'm right here!
L: Momma, how long is your list?
The Boy: Her list of WHAT?
L: What you've done wrong!

The Boy: She doesn't have a LIST of what I've done wrong!
{Kat laughs out loud}
The Boy: I can't believe this! I'm going to start lists of my own! The first thing on each of your lists is that you have lists of what I've done wrong!
L: "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness."
EM: Yeah. You're a copycat. But not really a cat. Not even an honorary cat.
MK: Come on, you two. No one's perfect. And no one is suing anyone.
L: Yeah. Because Bear's lawyer hung up on me!
MK: It's fun to joke about lists ... but we don't need them.
EM: But ...

EM: Umm ... but yesterday you said ...
{Latte whispers in Ellie's ear}
EM: Oh.
The Boy: Oh?! Oh, what?!
EM: Erm ... my Momma's calling. I have to go.
The Boy: Your Momma's right here!
EM: Erm ... my other Momma. {running away} BYE!
The Boy: Latte?!
L: {taking off after Ellie} BYE!
The Boy: I'm going to add this to my lists!

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  1. What you both need is a housekeeper to keep tabs on your lists for you. Or get an app to keep tabs on your complaints. Maybe you could branch out into AI to do these things for you. Ask Elon to see if he can develop a Meow/Purr Bot for the times when you both want to be alone. . .

    1. Add an app developer to my list of help wanted ads ... ~Latte

  2. MOL MOL ERin read my mind.
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. da tabbies o trout towneMay 28, 2024 at 9:17 AM

    ellie and latte …itza good thing reel lee that santy clawz doez knot reed yur
    liztz coz heez all wayz checkin thingz twice N in thiz caze dad ..N mom two
    …wood prob ablee never ever again in 68,209, 137 yeerz…..get prezentz 🙀😺‼️🐟💖💖

    1. Does that mean Santa would have more money to buy us presents? ~Latte

  4. Such long lists of complaints ... Maybe Ellie Mae and Latte need to hire a tabby to keep tabs on all that?!

    1. Well, Latte is part tabby ... but I don't know if I can trust her ... ~Ellie Mae

  5. Hee, hee...."Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness." We couldn't agree more.
    Your fur-iends,
    Elsa & Wilson, the House Pony 🐾

    1. House Pony?!? Inquiring minds want to know what that means ...

  6. That is quite the list. I think my Rosie is working on one of all the bad things Friday does to her. :)

    1. I'm going to start a list of all the bad things Latte does to me! ~Ellie Mae

  7. Three Chatty CatsMay 28, 2024 at 2:57 PM

    Woodrow's mind is blown. He didn't know that numbers could get so high! That's like to three at least three times, right?

  8. Dang, now I'm wondering, I better see if anyone here is keeping a list!

    1. If all your cats are keeping lists ... we can't imagine the number of pages!

  9. I'm kinda feeling sorry for your daddy. He's totally outnumbered there!

    1. That's why Momma forbid us from keeping our lists! ~Latte

  10. Heeheehee! Go ahead, keep the lists, they'll be great humor books someday.

    1. I think you vastly overestimate the humor in a list where 45% of the complaints are the same thing (not enough treats!).

  11. Oh yikes. We sure hope Ava isn't keeping one of those lists!

  12. I am one who keeps lists, but you both definitely outlist me!


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