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“Follow Me Everywhere and Watch Me Have Fun!”

Today, as AdventureMan and I were talking about the Qatteri Cat, AdventureMan said that the Qatteri Cat’s idea of fun is “follow me everywhere and watch me have fun!” Like “Dad, throw the Applebee apple, or the ping-pong balls”, or “Dad, chase me around the house!” I knew what AM was talking about – QC’s a cat. Cats are infinitely self-absorbed. I know he has some “feelings” for me, but they are pretty simple, like “I feel cold – hey! there’s the warm one!” “I feel hungry, and that one has a strong history of feeding me when I meow a certain way” or “You never know, that one might let me out if I meow long enough” (it never does). Mostly his feelings for me are need based.

But when AdventureMan said that about the Qatteri Cat, I just had to laugh. AdventureMan looked at me oddly, maybe it was something in the laugh. “I’m married to the Qatteri Cat!” I laughed. “What has our life been, but me following you around the world, watching you have fun?”

He laughed too.

August 22, 2009 - Posted by | Adventure, Biography, Character, Cultural, Doha, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Pets, Qatteri Cat


  1. I LOVE THIS! I totally understand this! How are you? I want to thank you for the wonderful gift we received. It is a beautiful memory of you and our time in the Middle East.

    Comment by Q8Dutchie | August 22, 2009 | Reply

  2. LLLOOLLL, Q8Dutchie, you are going to have to find another pseudonym! I am so thankful the package arrived safely, and I am hoping you have a beautiful new home and your family is all happy and well. Including the cat you follow around! 😀

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 23, 2009 | Reply

  3. QC: *smiling evilly* I have these silly humans catering to my every whim ! Muhahahaw ! 😀

    Comment by bloggermathai | August 23, 2009 | Reply

  4. Wow! That must have been a moment of true clarity!

    Comment by momcat | August 23, 2009 | Reply

  5. Mathai – You cannot imagine. My good friend – who has a cat of her own – when she was unpacking my house, must have said 100 times “that cat is SO spoiled!” I reminded her we have no children living at home and we actually NEED QC as much as he needs us. I need his presence in the house, I need to take care of him!

    LLLOOOLLLL, Momcat! LLLLLOOOOLLLLLLL. (You know why I am laughing!)

    Comment by intlxpatr | August 23, 2009 | Reply

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