El Tormento (of Moose)

Many of you have the impression that I play favorites with our cats. You think that because I share so many photos of Dudo I prefer him over Moose. That’s absolutely not true. I love both cats equally. The biggest reason why I share so many pictures and stories about Dudo is because he loves the limelight. When he sees the camera, he poses. On the other hand (paw?), when Moose sees the camera, he gives me a dirty look and turns his back. Sometimes, he just walks away muttering things I won’t repeat here. Kind of like San Geraldo when he sees me with the camera… except that San Geraldo doesn’t have such a colorful vocabulary.

DUDO: “IF I DO THIS, WILL YOU GIVE ME A TREAT.”
MOOSE: “CALL ME WHEN THE DAMN FOOD IS READY.”
MOOSE: “YES. I HEAR YOU.   NO, I WILL NOT TURN AROUND.”
DUDO: “WHATCHA DOIN’?
MOOSE: “OH MAN!  WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK HE’S DOIN’?  I AM SO OUTA HERE!” 
DUDO: “LEFT OVER RIGHT OK?  OR SHOULD WE TRY RIGHT OVER LEFT?
MOOSE: “SERENITY NOW!!!”
DUDO: “IS THIS A GOOD ANGLE?”
MOOSE: “IS NOWHERE SAFE IN THIS FR!@#IN’ HOUSE?!?”
MOOSE: “WHY DON’T YOU TRY A CLOSE-UP OF THIS?!?”
MOOSE: “STOP IT! STOP IT! STOP IT!!!

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..

20 thoughts on “El Tormento (of Moose)”

  1. Could it be that Moose has an inferiority complex? Perhaps you should reassure him, over and over, that he really IS photogenic – 'cos he darned right IS!

  2. Hey, just like some people we all know! Right? OK. They are both adorable and I can see you love them both equally…..and you are very patient Mitchell. One day you will 'catch' a good one from Moose!!

  3. LOL Dudo and his poses – the arm angles especially……love tuxedo cats — all kitties really…….just submitted an essay about my long-passed but always lamented Gogo a tortoiseshell and plan to post it soon……blessings…..

    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      They're bi-lingual I speak English and Spanish (in my own fashion) to them, but when Maria Carmen takes care of them she speaks only Spanish. They're brilliant and can easily switch between the two languages… which means they ignore us in both!

  4. Moose and Dudo are so full of personality! I wish I were not so allergic to cats. In 24 hours my eyes would be swollen shut and I would be one non-stop sneeze. But when I see how fascinating and individual they are I wish I could have cats. Still, I love my little dog. And I'm not at all allergic to him.

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