A note about The Cuddlywumps Chronicles

This blog is written and maintained by Miss Cuddlywumps, a fluffy-tailed calico cat who is both classically educated and familiar with mysteries. She receives creative input from the Real Cats and clerical assistance from She of Little Talent (old SoLT, a.k.a. Roby Sweet). Comments or complaints should be addressed to Miss C rather than to old SoLt (Ms. Sweet). Ms. Sweet accepts no responsibility for Miss C's opinions.

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Haunting in Maryland and Friendly Fill-Ins

We have two treats for you today. First, a story that is either spooky or just one of those things, depending on your perspective. And then Friendly Fill-Ins, one of our new favorite things.

A Haunting in Maryland(?)

She of Little Talent swears that the story I am about to tell you is absolutely, 100 percent true. We have not invented, embellished, or exaggerated any details. It happened exactly like this:

A cute ghost cat with a jack o'lantern
Was it a ghost, a figment,
or just one of those things?
Stock image by  sidliks, via Adobe Stock.
One afternoon not too long ago, old SoLT was sitting at her desk working, as she does most days. So there she was, just tapping away at her computer, when she felt the distinct sensation of a cat rubbing against her left shin. She naturally thought it must be Real Cat Paisley, who is the cat most likely to do such a thing, so she pushed back from the desk and said, “Paisley’s here!” (Old SoLT gets positively giddy when Paisley comes in the office; really, it’s almost embarrassing.)

The only thing was, when old SoLT looked under the desk to pet the cat, there was no Paisley. Maybe Paisley snuck into some corner of the office, old SoLT naturally thought next. But when she looked all around the office, there was no Paisley. There was also no Webster, and the dog was sound asleep. The door to the office was open a crack, as is normal, but not wide enough for a cat to sneak in and sneak out again. No, there were no squirrels or raccoons or badgers or any other animal that might have made itself friendly with old SoLT’s leg.

So old SoLT’s question was “What just touched me?”

What indeed. I leave you to draw your own conclusions.

Friendly Fill-Ins

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And now to Friendly Fill-Ins, from 15andmeowing and McGuffy’s Reader. They are a fun way to learn a little bit about the authors of the blogs you read. The first two questions, answered by old SoLT, are from Ellen of 15andmeowing, and the next two, answered by Real Cat Paisley, are from Annie of McGuffy’s Reader.

Old SoLT's answers:
1. One Halloween, I dressed as …well, I’ve had a lot of boring costumes. One year I wanted to be Darth Vader but my mom told me no, so I went as a skeleton. That was the same year that I tripped while trick-or-treating and spilled my candy.

2. My favorite comedian is Ellen Degeneres.

Paisley's answers:
3. My scariest Halloween was … I have to pick just one? Are you kidding? Every Halloween is scary, what with all those small, oddly dressed people ringing the doorbell and making demands.

4. Anything crunchy is my favourite Halloween treat. I do not care for the chewy treats. 

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