A Letter to Xander

27 April 2006

Recently in the Friday Follies, there was a link to A letter to the cats and dogs. I've been inspired by this to write a letter just to Xander.

Dear Xander,

You and me- we're a great team. The past three years with you have been the best experience of my life. But, like all great couples, there are a number of issues we need to work on. I'd like to draw your attention specifically to the following:

  • It doesn't matter to you whether you lie horizontally or vertically in the bed. But it makes a hell of a difference to me, so remember - head on the pillow, back paws pointing towards the foot of the bed.

  • I know you like your privacy when you use your tray, but I'm not in the bathroom 95% of the time. Don't wait until I'm in the shower to use your tray, then get upset because you don't want to "go" when I'm there.

  • You don't like it when I have to go to work. I don't like it when I have to go to work. But I don't have a choice. Hiding my keys, sitting on my shoes, or barracading the door with your body so I can't leave is just going to upset us both and make me late.

  • I know you like it when I give you presents. Please don't feel you have to return the favour by depositing freshly killed bugs on my bed.

  • Although I don't want to create self-esteem problems for you, it can't have escaped your attention that you're a cat with a tendency to get a little...podgy. If I don't give you seconds or thirds after dinner, don't get upset; it's for your own good. I want you to be an old cat with me when I am an old lady.

  • You're always welcome to sit on my lap. However, could you please learn to climb on when I've just sat down with a glass of wine, rather than waiting till I need to get up for a refill?

  • You don't need to get upset everytime I leave the room. I'm not actually going anywhere. Just follow and you'll find me. I could never go anywhere without you.

    With all my love, if occasional frustration,
    Your Mum.

    P.S. Only 16 days to go...what do you want for your birthday?

    1. THAT was so cute and sweet and I have added you to my faves!! *hugs* xxx

    2. Ooh, thank you!

      I've seen your blog through Blog Mad but was too shy to comment - I will now.


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