Jerryism #7, Plus a Shameless Display of Cats

Jerry has a brilliant mind… 

While I enjoyed a cheese-and-crackers snack prepared and served by San Geraldo, he came walking back into the room and asked, “What’s that thing you say when you’re really embarrassed? You know… ‘Your head between your knees’?”
I managed to not spray my crackers all over my keyboard, finished chewing, took a sip of water and said, “You mean ‘with your tail between your legs.’ “
I explained, “You put your head between your knees when you feel like you’re going to throw up  … or when you’re feeling really dizzy. Or when the plane’s about to crash.”
I’m so glad he doesn’t have to master English before he learns Spanish.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

33 thoughts on “Jerryism #7, Plus a Shameless Display of Cats”

  1. I just tried to put my "head between my knees". It wasn't easy. I think I have to start stretching more!

    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      I hope you don't live to regret that statement. But they ARE photogenic. Our first cats, Dobie and Maynard were black. In their 12 years together, I never really got one good photo. Dudo and Moose offer too many opportunities.

  2. …….or even (to further Dr Spo's thought) take to miaouw-ing Andrew Lloyd Webber.
    I see that your lovely b/w pussies, like mine, provide non-stop entertainment. Just as well that they earn their keep as I spend half as much again on cat food as I do on food for myself – though, unlike them, I never waste or turn up my nose at anything put in front of me.

    1. Raybeard:
      And in our house, it would probably be Andrew Lloyd Weber. Jerry served up a really delicious for lunch the other day. Dudo and Moose were so interested in it, that he put a little on plates for each of them. They raced over. Sniffed. Licked momentarily. And walked away!

  3. Tessellated cats!

    I've always thought that if I was on a plane about to crash (and it's been close a couple of times) that I would keep my head up and look around – it would be a shame to miss seeing something so spectacular, and it would also probably be my last opportunity! Can you imagine reporting for duty at some (putative) afterlife, being asked what happened and having to say "Dunno – I had my head between my knees at the time …"?

    1. The Owl Wood:
      The boys are now in a pose reminiscent of Escher's the-hand-drawing-the-hand-drawing-the-hand… drawing.

      I read your comment to San Geraldo while we were out for breakfast this morning. He hooted (well, no he didn't really hoot, but that wasn't a bad choice of word for you). He says he's in complete agreement.

  4. Your cat photos are purrfect. I am trying very hard to learn which is Dudo and which is Moose, I want to be able to tell them apart by their faces. Which means you will have to keep posting more photos. I am a slow learner.

    1. Elaine:
      It turns out the boys are actually very easy to tell apart. Dudo's black mask ends in what looks like 'eye-liner' below his eyes, while Moose's mask completely surrounds his eyes. Moose has mostly black hind legs. Dudo's are mostly white. Moose has more black on the back of his head and neck. AND we think Dudo must have been the runt of the litter. He's very slender in comparison to Moose.

      But I will keep posting more photos… if only to make you happy.

  5. Poor Jerry! The abuse he suffers! lol
    Now to those adorable cats!!! I really think they now know how LUCKY they have become to find you two! Great shots Mitchell.

    1. Jim:
      Jerry and I agree that these guys do know how lucky we all are. They greet us when we get up, they see us off when we go out, and are waiting to greet us when we come home. They are two very happy cats. And so are we.

  6. Oh how adorable your cats are even to me who is very much NOT a cat person! I love San Geraldo's language trip ups always a giggle not to be missed.

    1. the cuby poet:
      They ARE pretty adorable. I wasn't a cat person either, but Jerry really wanted cats when we bought our house in San Diego. I said OK and was a convert within the first two days. (Of course, our cats have always been gifted.)

  7. Mitchell, did you get to see Walt's big big BIG news on his blog today!? I'm bursting with joy! It makes me think back on the comment I made when I read back in the archives about your wedding day, and shared my feelings about getting married after being together for many years. Excitement!

    1. Judith:
      Thank you so much for giving me the heads up. I hadn't been online all day. I just sent congrats to Walt and Ken. What joyful news. In 3 months, Jerry and I will celebrate our 31st anniversary. Two months later, we'll toast to our 2nd anniversary!

      Thanks again for the message. This made my day (and now you will be forever linked to the special moment.)

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