Notes for a brand-new view


You can almost HEAR Ethel through this picture. Someday I’ll get a recording for you!

Our moms came home [with the furry beasts, unfortunately] and so far they haven’t taken us to The Pound. I probably should have listened to Violet and not let Ethel get me so worked up. It’s just that Violet’s so quiet and Ethel is, well, so LOUD. (Even louder than my Loud Mom… by several decibels!)

Anyway, Violet suggested I try to get “centered” and find my “inner peace” so that I don’t get so caught up in Ethel’s negativity. [Walter’s therapist suggested he meditate to find his inner peace. Continue reading

Fool me — can’t get fooled again.

It happened again. They left us. And this time I think it’s for good: They took the furry beasts with them.

I almost feel sorry for Walter.

I almost feel sorry for Walter.

According to Violet, our moms and our person who is in college took the dogs with them to celebrate Christmas  – whatever that is – and will be home soon. I know Violet was right last time about them coming home, but Ethel is very insistent that they left for good this time. She told me to stop being so naïve. Ethel even said that, at this point, we should hope that they don’t come home, because Continue reading

The End of Innocence

I should have listened to Ethel. At least that’s what she says. She always told me it would happen, but I didn’t believe her. Until it did: Our moms abandoned us.

ethel-in-sweaterViolet, who claims to be the voice of reason, said that they were just going away for the weekend and would be back. She said she’s lived a long life and has seen this happen before, so don’t get my tail in a twist. But Ethel insisted that it didn’t matter if it was temporary or not; they left us here to fend for ourselves. She said something about Lord of the Flies, but I don’t know what flies have to do with anything.

Sure, our moms sent a nice lady to come feed us and scoop our litterboxes and give the old ladies all their medications [and Walter his nerve pills – thank God – even if they don’t help]. But Ethel says they can’t pay someone else Continue reading