Saturday, June 28, 2008

Butthead the Wonder Cat


Butthead was an amazing cat. He could read. (I must stop here and laugh. I've told this story many times. Some people don't know how to take it. They're like... is she serious? My response is I'm as serious as I can get away with being. Only if that's not too serious or disrespectful of Butthead's awe inspiring abilities.)

I've got a lot of books. I'm not sure how many... but let's just say I have 70 Rex Stout murder mysteries. Before writing this post I would have said I had over 200 books and 40 Rex Stout murder mysteries. Having just counted the one... I'm not going to attempt the other. (Bibliophilia is an inheritable trait. I'm sure one day they'll find a small snickering corner of the double helix that is responsible, in its twisted way, for bibliophilia.)

That's just to give you some perspective on how I know... my cat Butthead could read. Because, you see, there were only 2 books he ever puked on. We lived together for over 15 years. Those 15 years spanned 7 and a half residences. (yikes!) And one small period of living out of my car. (Which was more due to my ineptitude at living logistics than fiscal difficulty.) He was such an easy cat that I became too comfortable with having him roam about... until I stepped on a cat rather than a brake pedal while out apartment searching.

And the 2 books he puked on? And in not just one spew, I must point out. This happened at 2 different times separated by 6 months.... 8 months... a year? I totally forget. (You know how it is. You think they'll be around puking forever.) It would be dismissible if he'd gotten them both in one spew. No, my cat Butthead nailed 2 Vegetarian Cookbooks on distinctly separate missions, thus earning his place of honor in the kitty cat Hall of Superiority forever. R.I.P., Butthead.

13 comments:

Chris Stone said...

*adding text later...

teegee said...

Awesome Butthead!!!!!
What a smart kitty.

Ladybuggz said...

even cats know bad ideas when they read them :o)

Walk in the Woods said...

Gee . . . I would like to have known Butthead . . . Butthead sounds like a wonderful cat - a Wonder indeed. :)

Suldog said...

Hah! Cats are definitely carnivores (excluding the occasional bite of watermelon, which one my cats indulged in, but I digress.) Definitely knew how to read, yours did. God bless him.

Chucka Stone Designs said...

Cats will certainly rule the world once they mutate to have those necessary opposable thumbs. Butthead would have been a leader for sure. Kool Kitty!

tattytiara said...

Hm... now that you mention it my Cynthia seems particularly fond of chewing the corners of my bird books. Butthead sounds like he was a darling!

Gallery Juana said...

I read your update of the star pendant, and it is beautiful! What a great gift.

Butthead was also photogenic in addition to being able to read:)

Rosebud Collection said...

Now that is my kind of cat..I have to eat my meat, so the vegetarian cookbooks would be a no go here too..
As far as Rex Stout..enjoy my Nero Wolfe mysteries to no end.. Have a few of my father's books..

whimsicalpam said...

A gorgeous cat and obviously a good friend.
Did he puke, specifically on the "tofu" recipes?:)

Chris Stone said...

lol whimsical! nah, he thought the whole vegetarian thing was a bad idea.
never heard of a cat eating watermelon suldog! that is funny.
and tatty... you've got a possible reader there!
thanks juana!

Patrizia said...

Poor baby! He looks like a sweety. I would like to have known him too! My cats only like to sleep on papers and especially tax returns!

Felicia said...

LOL Poor Butthead! What a sweet kitty. I'm sure you'll enjoy seeing him again one day over Rainbow Bridge.