Friday, July 24, 2009

Fleabag: The Life and Times of a Punk

Today, I would like to introduce to you all my brother, Fleabag. Here we are in a childhood photo. Fleabag was definitely a punk back in the day. Well, here, I’m going to let him tell you all about himself. Don’t go thinking, “Oh he’s so interesting”, now. Remember, this is MY blog, and I’m the star of the show.

Ok, Fleabag, take it away.

Fleabag: I’ve had a rough life. Ariel is only my half sister, you know. We had different fathers. Which makes it kind of tough. One week, you’re living in relative comfort, with food scraps from the table and a nice comfy pillow to sleep on; then every other weekend and holidays, you’re out in the country eating out of garbage cans. Oh, they try to make it up to you by buying you the latest issue of Cat Fancy or a remote control mouse, but it’s just not the same. Anyways, I used to get my kicks by acting out. I was known as the toughest cat in a three block radius! I would have neighborhood kittens crying in their milk. I always kept a couple of the little nippers around to do my bidding; steal catnip from Mrs. Meyers’ garden, de-bone chipmunks, you know, that kind of thing. One time, I even sponsored a neighborhood “Easter egg” hunt. All the kittens had to do was visit all available birds’ nests, retrieve the eggs, and then get out of my face. Simple! I also was the first cat in the ‘hood to get a set of wheels. Ok, so it was a broken roller skate I pilfered from the Johnson’s trash can, but it was still wheels. I accessorized it with a sprinkling of squirrel molars and glitter. Perfect for terrorizing kittens and small rodents! Ah, those were the days. But alas, those days are behind me. Now, I lead a peaceful but staid life as an overweight Domestic Shorthair in western PA. I am a model citizen, only peeing on the odd pillow here and there, or putting a quick (yet pleasurable) end to the life of the occasional trespassing mouse.


  1. Fleabag, you are indeed quite the punkster! I'm just so glad you survived and have a good home now. It still seems like you've got a wee bit of the wildcat in you, though -- no kitty should ever lose that.

    This is the first time I'm meeting you and your sister. I see you're a relatively new blogger.

    You might want to ask them to advertise your blog on the Cat Blogosphere so you get more visitors. They've done this for other new bloggers.

    I really enjoyed your writing -- you've got quite the humorous knack! Right up my alley-cat (so to speak)!

  2. Hey, thanks for the advice, and thanks for visiting our blog! We appreciate it, and hope you'll come back and visit again!
    ~Ariel and Fleabag

  3. Hi! Nice to meet you both. I am a "former feral" myself and I totally think it is better to be a spoiled, "floofy", kitty with a loving home.
    I agree with Wendy, introduce yourself on the news page
    you can add your link every day you post. also, visit whoever you want! it is a great way to meet new friends.

    Thanks for visiting me and welcoming Baby Joel into our home. Although I wasn't at the hospital, I did help mommy bake him well by making sure she took lots of cat snoopervised naps...every day a nice loooooooong nap...

  4. Hi Ariel and Fleabag! It was nice to learn a little more about you. Fleabag, you were definitely wild and crazy in your younger days!

  5. WELCOME BACK!!! We are glad to have you again - and look at how busy you've been already! We can only dream of having such an active blog....

  6. P.S. - uhm, uh, we hesitate to ask - but what happened to your marriage with Mao????
    ABOUT ME: I am a beautiful, single cat........
    Just asking....

  7. Hi Fleabag! Hi Ariel! It is nice to meet you both. I heard about you on the Cat Blogosphere.

    Fleabag, you sure had some wild times back in the day. I like your "Easter Egg Hunt"! Hahaha!

    I am going to subscribe to your blog so I don't miss anything! Happy weekend.

  8. Hello from your new friends Brian, Sascha, Gracie & Zoe. Welcome to the Cat Blogosphere.

  9. Hi Ariel!!! Hi Fleabag! Great to meet you! You definetly have great writing ability! Plus, we LOVE the name FLEABAG!

    Come and visit uSSSSS!!!

  10. Hey there, we just heard about you on the Cat Blogosphere and wanted to drop by. (We live at the other end of Pennsylvania.) We like your catly attitude!

  11. Well hi, you two. Good to meet you. Stop over and see us some time.

    George, Tipper, Max & Misty
    The Crew

  12. Hai we read 'bout yoo on the CB and came by to meet yoo bof. Yoo sure is a floofy lady cat Ariel. Fleabag, yoo do has the mancat mischief down pat!