It being Saturday means that The Girl has to be escorted to yet another of her f***king parties (that child has a better social life than Paris Hilton) and The Boy is planning to go to Kingston to “buy some doughnuts”. And speaking of better social lives, I had a phone call from a neighbour telling me that “Charlie and Lola visit quite a lot and Lola left her collar behind”. Lola is my recently spayed and sulky cat. I went round to see my neighbour. “Oh yes” he said – “Charlie and Lola pop in quite a lot. Lola grabs some biscuits, hisses at Charlie and rushes out, and Charlie just sits in a patch of sunlight. They’re quite friendly with our two.” These are cats we’re talking about. I also learned that Lola has been “waggling her arse at the male cats”. The little slapper. We clearly got her spayed just in time. I also discovered that the black and white one who I named Mrs Robinson on account of her advanced years and the fact that our male cat Charlie seems to quite fancy her, is in fact a male cat called Freddie. Shows you how much I know about cats. Come to think of it, does this mean that Charlie is a metrosexual cat? Gay? Or just deeply dim? I fear it is the latter. Whenever I put him out of the kitchen to stop him eating Lola’s food as well as his own, he just sits, staring in the wrong direction, for a minute before realising he is no longer in the kitchen.
The Husband and I have no social life at the moment but our children and pets obviously do so that’s all right. Oh and five minutes ago I asked The Boy to help me with some housework. “I just flushed the toilet!” he shouted with the wounded air of one who had just vacuumed the house from top to bottom.