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Life in Dysfunction Junction | Part 3 | Guest Post By The Cat


Celebrity Guest Post


Life in Dysfunction Junction

The CatMy mom is on vacation this week taking a much need break, and I’ve been asked to guest post.

The theme this week is to give a little insight into family life here in Dysfunction Junction, Connecticut.

Little did she know that she has finally given me an opportunity after all these years to vent and  finally let everybody know exactly how I feel.

About Me

I am The Cat. I’m 12 years old and I arrived on the scene when DD26 was in 8th grade.  What happened exactly was that when DD was in 3rd grade and asked what she could get if she ever made straight A’s in school, the ‘rents erroneously said “anything.” So the kid made straight A’s in 8th grade for both terms, and the rest is history.

The Cat - Baby Pictures
My Kitty Pictures

The ‘rents were originally dog people.  At least Dad was.  See, I replaced Dog #1

Dog #1

But he died of epilepsy when he was 18 months old.  Wonder what caused it.

Then, Dog #2 arrived, pre and post-kids, and lasted 12 years.  After that, they were fur-free for awhile, until I came along.

Dog #2
Dog #2

So they really had to have a professional picture of this mutt taken?  Geez.

But Mom is a cat person.  I really should have been an outdoor cat, but they turned me into this house cat, and the most fresh air I get is occasionally sitting on the open windowsill.  Once in awhile I manage to sneak out.  I actually caught a mouse – once – in the house.  See, I earn my keep.

Here’s a few of my favorite things to do.

Hide and Go Seek
Hide and Go Seek


Every now and then they like to humiliate me.

Is My Dinner Ready Yet?
Is My Dinner Ready Yet?

Life was good, until the Grand Dog came along.   That dog is over here way too much.  The kid got married, and brings the mutt over, and I got stuffed in a cage.

We have to learn to get along
We have to learn to get along

At least I’m not the only one who gets humiliated.  Anyway, I think I look better in antlers than the Mutt does in that dumb Santa hat and bunny ears.

Just Trying to Wrap Presents
Just Trying to Wrap Presents

Mutt at Christmas
Mutt at Christmas

Easter Bunny Mutt
Easter Bunny Mutt

See, I can give it back to the Mutt, just like the Mutt  gave it to me when she first arrived on the scene.  Want a cookie *sshat?

Want a dog cookie *sshat?
Want a dog cookie *sshat?

Just try to get your dog bone back *sshat
Just try to get your dog bone back *sshat

Some of my favorite things to do is aggravate Mom now that she spends waaay too much time blogging instead of giving me the attention I rightfully deserve.

I like to crawl into the printer drawer when she’s printing things out.  Wow, you should hear the words that come out of her mouth – #$%&*#@.  But it works – I get coaxed out with Turkey.

Another thing I like to do is this.

I am more important than that screen
I am more important than that screen

This really frosts my mom.  That way, she’s paying attention to me instead of whatever it is she’s looking at on that screen.

She’ll be back tomorrow, as she’s busy working on her Recipe Blog.

If I get enough comments on this post, maybe she’ll let me Guest Post again.

Further Reading:

Woodstock: Part I – Talking About My Generation

Post Woodstock: Part 2 – The 1970s And Still Kid-Free

If I Could Turn Back Time: Part 4 – The Kids Arrive

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  1. Oh my what a fantastic feline. I wish we could have one!
    .-= Candy@Serendipity Mom´s last blog ..The Couch is Dead =-.

  2. I think you and my beautiful-but-demon-possessed- cat would get along smashingly!
    .-= Shan @ Last Shreds Of Sanity´s last blog ..Blogger Bingo ~ R 22 =-.

  3. “want a cookit *sshat” is making it’s way into my daily conversations. Just giving you a heads up there. lol!
    .-= Heather´s last blog ..“In the Dark” Hope Overcomes =-.

  4. What a pretty kitty! :)

  5. How nice to meet you!
    .-= Kimberly´s last blog ..Current Causes =-.

  6. I totally agree. You look much cuter in the antlers than Santa pup.
    .-= Kitty´s last blog ..Academia: Because we’re smarter than you. =-.

  7. This is without a doubt the best post I have read all year! Thank you cat! I wish my husband wasn’t allergic so I could have a friend like you! I had cats all my life and still get sad I won’t be able to have one again until I am a crazy old lady! haha! I vote that Mom lets you guest post again! Love hearing things from your view!


  8. LOL! This was a cute post.
    You guys have had that cat for awhile, huh?

    Loved the pics

  9. I loved reading this post. I can totally relate. My hubby is a dog person and I am a cat person. We can’t have a cat because our son is allergic to them. I love the pictures, especially kitty with the doggie biscuit.

  10. LMAO I love it!!! Way to go kitty!
    .-= Gena Morris´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday =-.

  11. seriously, there is no getting along w/ my cats…they always want to win the fight and if they dont, they pee on something.

    cute post!


  12. Cats – can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.
    .-= Amanda´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Fart Bombs =-.

  13. Haha! Kitties have a mind of their own, don’t they? :)

  14. Love your post cat — I bet you’d get along with my Yorkie, Nano, he loves cats. You have some of the same habits… he likes to grab at stuff that I am trying to print, he sits on my keyboard while I am trying to type, and he sits in front of the monitor if I blog too much and not pay enough attention to him. This is a very funny piece, you write very well kitty.

  15. You are one spoiled cat – turkey to get out of the printer drawer! (I’d give you turkey just for being you.)
    .-= ConnieFoggles´s last blog ..Off Clip-On Mosquito Repellent Review =-.

  16. hehhehe.. you are so cute.. I love the pink bib!! hehehhea..
    Happy Fluffy Friday!!
    .-= Look at what Blogger Cats hopes you’ll read: …Fluffy Friday #11 : My Majestic Victorian Collar =-.

  17. Lots of fluffy four-footers! I feel right at home!
    Sara Cat
    .-= Look at what Sara Cat hopes you’ll read: …Fluffy Friday # 11 / Dunig-fjunig-fredag nr 11 =-.

  18. Hiya Kitteh- and a huge meow to ya! You did a nice job guest hosting- way better than a dog could do :)

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