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NaBloPoMo | Day 2 : Meet Louis

He’s as beautiful as he is dumb.

And he is scared of everything.

And he is scared of everyone.



My son and I are staying at my brothers house in Pennsylvania, in light of Hurricane Sandy so we can enjoy the simple things like electricity. And Internet. And television. And showers. And the ability to hot roll my hair.

But apparently, this is very upsetting to Louis.

Because no one could find him.

For hours.

And he wasn’t in any of his usual hiding places.

And just when we started to panic, Leah magically discovered him.

He had Shawshanked himself into the box-spring, after craftily burrowing inside while removing the evidence one pawful at a time.



Really, Louis?

You came from a dumpster. How can you possibly be so scared of me?

Get it together, man!


PS: I think we are in serious trouble, y’all.

It’s only the second day of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo and I’m already posting pictures of cats.

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  • V

    Hahaha. My cat is scared of almost everything. Loved your PS

  • agg79

    Cat posting already? I’m looking for the Hurricane Sandy story from Mel’s side.

  • Hahaha! Henry would just be doing his circus dog act, jumping up and down and twirling in hopes that you had treats.

  • As I am a huge fan of cats, I am totally fine looking at pictures of cute Louis. Aren’t all cats “scaredy-cats”?

  • Small Town Mommy

    He is so adorable. As a crazy cat lady, I think posting cat photos is the place to start.

  • shadowrun300

    Nah… no trouble! I think it was a great way to start off the month!
    ‘Course I loved the post because I can relate to Louis. I often feel like hiding from my stresses, but would never have thought to burrow in the box spring. I like his choice!

  • “It’s only the second day of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo and I’m already posting pictures of cats.” That’s all right, I love cats! One of ours hides in the basement during thunderstorms. This is a cat that lived outside for the first 7 years of his life. Bring him inside and he’s gone at the first rumble. You’ll get your writing mojo on soon.

  • Louis was a dumpster cat – so you would think he’d be a bad ass. But he’s NOT!

  • He’s super crafty!

  • He he he he

  • I had a cat when I was growing up, Cocopuff, and that cat wasn’t afraid of ANYTHING!

  • HA!

  • I’m going to work on that post today!

  • 🙂

  • Ron

    “PS: Y’all, I think we are in serious trouble.

    It’s only the second day of NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo and I’m already posting pictures of cats.”


    Being a HUGE cat lover, I LOOOOOOOOOOVED this post! What an adorable face, Louis has!



  • YAY!

  • Ron


  • HeSaidHisTelephoneNumberWas911

    He’s a cute guy, looks like one of ours. He’s just overwhelmed by all the excitement, you finding creature comforts again, as soft spoken and low profile as you are.

  • Soft spoken would NOT be used to describe me! LOLZ.

  • Lucy

    Louis is too darn cute but he wants you out and fast LOL

  • Oh dear gawd. You are in deep shit if you’ve already resorted to photos of scaredy cats. I can’t wait to watch you unravel one day at a time.

  • HeSaidHisTelephoneNumberWas911

    Sorry, I must’ve forgotten to use my sarcasim font. :p

  • Oh, I am unraveling alright. And I am getting antsy. I mean, I am EXTREMELY grateful to be here, safe in PA – but I really miss my house and my normal writing “set up” – I’m having a hard time getting into the “zone” – yanno?

  • He sure does. He’s not into us being here AT ALL.

  • HA! 🙂

  • Yep, I do. When we’re traveling, I take photographs but I can’t find my focus to do anything with them until I’m home. Same goes for simply bringing my computer upstairs. I’ve grown so accustomed to messing with them with certain light and my comfy chair. I hope you’re able to get back home sometime soon. I haven’t been keeping up with the tv reports of the devastation so I’m pretty clueless about how long it’s going to take for people to actually move back into their homes. (I know when we get slammed with a storm that takes everything out, it can take 14-20 days for some areas to even get electricity restored. This is so much bigger than that, I can’t even wrap my head around it.)

  • SilverNeurotic

    Aww. what a cute guy…and don’t feel bad, cats are notorious at hiding and ignoring people.

  • True!

  • I haven’t been keeping up with the news either, mostly because it’s too upsetting. Luckily, I have people that will let me know when the power is restored and when I can go back home. Supposedly we will have electricity by Saturday or Sunday. *fingers crossed*

  • You didn’t just post a picture of a cat, you said, “Shawshanked.” That, alone, makes this a brilliant post.

  • Thank you, Diane! I’m so happy someone else truly got that reference.

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    that last line is EXACTLY why I go into hiding in November…

  • I’m good with cats! I LOVE cats! And Louis seems like a funny little guy, even if he IS one taco short of a combination plate.

  • He is really cute though ! Perhaps it’s the excitement and new people that have come to stay have put him off a bit.

    I hope you get along well !

  • He actually slept ON me last night! Woot! It’s only been 3 days.

  • I love cats too! But this one is too scared to socialize!

  • HAhahahahhaH!

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  • He’s just a bit shy but oh so cute!

  • Sofa king cute!

  • oldereyes

    Cats, Meleah, are the universal anecdote to Poster’s Block. I love your term “Shawshanked.”

  • Thanks, Bud!

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