Let her come out!
Oh, Elvis. You disappoint me. ☹
Drama queen. :-)
There is no such thing as a "mere housecat. It IS nice that Puck worries about her. Tommy is wrong about her because she keeps too much inside.
It seems that cats are as “human” as we are.
Elvis, it is quite the opposite. She feels she is not good enough.
Sad how sometimes assumptions grow into big misunderstandings.
When exactly was yore?
We have to have her in full Charlotte Flair by Sunday!!
Sophie is left-pawed like Elvis!♥
Panic receding. The bottle shops are still open, and I haven’t seen any more suggestions that brewers and wineries might close. Still trembling at the thought, though.
Here are a few you might have missed.
Oh, Tommy, how little ye know her!
Ah, that southern belle hand, er paw, to the brow!
Maybe not that kind of dramatics, but she writes like the Ouida of the cat literature world!
The “March Bugs” (aka BCN’s “July Bugs” are out and about in TX!
The Woes of the Introvert mixing with some impressive Teenage Angst here. I getcha, Sophie!
Yes. She’s one for overmelodramaritc.
Her diary entry reads “Despair, thy name is Sophie.”
Pfft! And she thinks no-one understands her. (She could be right.)
All Sophie needs is a tiny fainting couch, and then her misery will be complete? ;)
Friday night and the cheesecake’s fine
But she’s in a tragic state of mind
So play the depressed music
She doesn’t care about food
She just wants to brood
Anybody could hear her sigh
Night is young but melancholy’s high
With a bit of heavy mooning
She’s in the mood for despaired dance
And now she has her chance
She is the drama queen
Shy and sweet
Thinks the world’s so mean
Hear the sigh from her pain unseen, oh yeah
Oh the pathos
Oh the strife
Having the worst time of her life
Ooh, pity that kitty
Share her chagrin
Grokking the drama queen
Dancing Queen – abba
Yet another art imitates life photo from Georgia. Right now the link is in the small box at the bottom of the page but I have noticed they don’t always stay there, so here it is for other time zones.
Tommy, you are so wrong! Sophie has quite the flare for dramatics; it’s slapstick and pratfalls that she doesn’t get. Perhaps instead of wrestling, you could put on a play.
Lucy’sIn quarantine That’s why
Sophie girl, I feel for you, but now you’re pushing the drama a bit too far.
Shy people and cats are often misunderstood.
I need to get back to working on my book, but my heart hasn’t been in it. Shakespeare supposedly wrote King Lear during a plague. I can certainly work on a cat mystery during this time.
I like the contrast in the last frame of Tommy saying Sophie isn’t one for dramatics and the dramatic entry in Sophie’s diary.
There is nothing “mere” about a housecat.
And I think Sophie needs to be squeezed. She will both protest and like it at the same time.
She’s into drama, but her genre is the one-cat show.
At least she is a reclusive drama queen. I’m glad Tommy sticks up for her. The less outgoing of the world are too frequently spoken of as being “too good for us” or other disparaging things.
I’m wondering what would happen if anyone might happen to get their paws on that diary… I hope those thieving mice aren’t anywhere around here…
Dramatic writing that is
My oldest fur baby Patina had this same issue. Still does to some extent. I had to find 1:1 time to play with her to make sure she was OK and knew that it was OK to be silly. Granted, Lark (pic) still takes over and becomes ‘crazy kitty’ during play most of the time, but I can get all 3 of my girls playing eventually.
…he says as her writing starts turning almost Shakespearean…
Oh, the crimson woe of it all!
…what? I can be deep, too!
Hey There, Georgie Girl
Hey there, Sophie Girl
Writing and drawing so creatively,
Nobody you meet could ever see the loneliness there,
Hey there, Sophie Girl,
Why do other cats just pass you by,
Could it be you just don’t try,
Or do they really care?
They always come to see you
But you don’t invite them in,
But with a little effort you all can win!
You sure can!
There’s a lot of love there just outside,
Let them love you, do not hide,
And Oh! What a change there’d be
The world would see,
The True Sophie Girl!
The thing is, if Sophie said all that out loud where others could hear, they would simply laugh at her pretensions.
wait did Tommy just gesture his hand toward what she’s writing in her diary? FOURTH WALL BREAKTHROUGH TIME!!!!
They’ve invited you so go ahead and do it
“She’s not one for dramatics” unless they are her own.
Today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day. You may all do as you please, but for me, today is therefore declared Georgia Dunn and Breaking Cat News Day! Celebrate with the furpersons of your choice. Please note: the traditional meal for this day is ham. Bacon may be an acceptable substitute. No dead sock meat allowed.
I’m having a flashback to my teen and college years when I had the miserable job of reading bad, angsty poetry in the slushpile for school literary magazines. After that job, I had absolutely no pity for such over-the-top drama. And I’m an introvert, too.
Well, pro wrestling in the US is really all about drama, but I can see where this might be going! Pink House Playhouse? The Old Cat Globe? Sophie probably won’t be an actor; she will write the plays and direct.
Poor Sophy—everyone thinks she is aloof and stuck up when she’s really just shy and socially awkward. Many teenagers would relate. And also relate to the drama.
I think Elvis is more right, Tommy. Which is sad since you live with her and know her better.
She may be revelling in her misery a little too much!
OT: humorous PSA
If only they knew the real her.
Not one for dramatics? The fragment of diary behind whatever cat that is is pretty darn melodramatic.
If Sophie hams it up any further, Puck is going to try to eat her. O.o
Sophie’s prose is downright Shakespearean. I submit the octave of Sonnet 29 (which I’ve modified to fit Sophie’s gender and species) as proof:
“When, in disgrace with fortune and cat’s eyes,
I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself and curse my fate,
Featured like her, like her with friends possessed,
Desiring this cat’s art and that cat’s scope,
With what I most enjoy contented least;"
Hopefully Sophie will soon reach the volta (the turning point in a sonnet) and see that she is rich in both friends and art.
The bard’s version can be found here:
OT: A Very Angry Frog
Oh dear heavens! She sounds like a slightly more dramatic teenage version of myself.
Drama is exactly her thing.
We don’t know anyting about Sophie’s kittenhood or either her early adulthood. She was different and she is a rescue which means somewhere she needed to be rescued it isn’t that much of a stretch to think that being blind in one eye she would have had trouble on the street. It’s not that much of a stretch to think that he was surrender to the shelter for some reason that she doesn’t understand or didn’t understand at the time. So she does have issues and she does want to be included she just wants to be included on her own terms as her own person. Because oh her blindness in one eye she probably never felt comfortable wrestling and tussling with other kittens because she had a blind spot now that she’s older and has if not more confidence than at least more experience out in the world and has learned coping mechanisms for her blindness maybe she’ll be able 2 enjoy some of the things that she’s missed maybe she will be able to enjoy finally some of the things she is missed growing up.
This makes me so sad…I hope Pucky helps her soon…
February 26, 2016