“Where’s the k-i-t-t-y?”

The one word my Chihuahua puppy knows for sure is “kitty.” Musette la Plume exerts a powerful glamour over Josie O, and that started long before I began giving them treats jointly, to make Musette tolerate Josie’s presence.

Things Josie O knows about the cat.

1) She’s the only other furbaby in the house.

2) She’s large and powerful, able to leap onto tall objects, such as the couch.

3) She doesn’t go to the bathroom, at least not where Josie can see.

4) She gets to go outdoors at will.

5) She speaks a foreign language, and has mysterious conversations with the woman.

6) She hates puppies.

I can only imagine their unspoken thoughts toward each other, as Josie stands at the bottom of the stairs and Musette looks down at her.

Josie O:  “Hi! Hi! I don’t know what you are, but I want to play with you! Look at me wagging my tail! You can trust me – look at me looking away from you. Now I’m looking back, but I’m wagging my tail even harder! Hi!”

Musette la Plume:  “Look at that thrashing tail. And what’s with those eyes? They’re all pupil. She wants to kill me for sure. Oh, she seems small, but the second I let my guard down, she’ll puff up and show her real size, which is probably huge, like a beagle. Well, dream on, dog.”

Both: “Wait…Mom’s coming over…with treats!

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About Esri Allbritten

Esri Allbritten lives in Boulder, Colorado with her husband, Angel Joe, her cat, Musette La Plume, and her Chihuahua puppy, Josie O. In addition to sushi, bowling and marimba, Esri enjoys discovering quirky, real-life towns and wreaking fictional havoc in them. She is the author of Chihuahua of the Baskervilles and The Portrait of Doreene Gray (Tripping Magazine mystery series), Jokers & Fools, and (as Esri Rose) Bound to Love Her and Stolen Magic.

Posted on February 28, 2012, in Josie O, Musette la Plume and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Too funny! I love the updates on Josie & Musette! :)

  2. Josie is adorable looking up at her intended playmate. Musette will always have the advantage of super leaping and quick get aways. Someday, you will walk in and see them snuggling together in a sunbeam.

    • Snuggling together in a sunbeam is my fondest wish!

      • It surprised the beans out of me when Princess Pipette never-snuggle-with-cats was snuggled on the foot of my bed in the sun next to Grant. True, Grant had to initiate it & Pipette had the most amazed & confused look on her face when he slowly crept over next to her purring loudly all the while, but I had to get pictures! It was too cool not to. :)

  3. So cute! Is the picture in your FB album?

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