My cat is a washer & dryer delivery driver

Linking up with Karly Kim and Jade & Oak for the Pets are People Too link up!

Have you ever had such a bizarre dream, but one that is so cool and out there that it becomes a long-standing joke? Our household has that joke. I wish I could claim the dream as mine, but this gem came straight from my husband’s subconscious.

In his dream, our hot mess of a cat Little Girl (who you might remember from my last post about her) was a washer and dryer delivery kitty. Yes, she had a day job. Not only that, but she had her own company pickup truck to do her job. She got right in the truck, drove around, and installed washers and dryers to people in town.

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When Cal told me about this dream, I instantly thought it was the best thing I had ever heard. Sometimes when one of our cars is out for a repair, I’ll suggest we ask Little Girl if we can borrow her truck. Or if we’re feeling lazy, we’ll tell her to go do errands for us … since she has a pickup and all. As long as her employer doesn’t find out.

We later came up with jobs for all of our pets because that’s how cool we are we have nothing better to do with our lives.

Captain works at the National Weather Service as a weathercat. It made sense since he’s always looking out the window, so obviously we assumed he’s watching for storm clouds or weather patterns. Now every time we see him gazing outside, we say to him, “Clocking in for duty today? Well, have fun at work!”newspaper cat

Fun fact: Captain did sort of have a job for awhile. At my student newspaper in college, I volunteered him as the paper’s mascot, so I took photos of him in various poses wearing our paper, which we turned into ads that ran in it. He also frequently came to the office with me and hung out with all the editors while we worked on each week’s issue. True story.

Brick works at Burger King as a fry cook/burger flipper. I’m really not sure where this originated, but I think we may have been eating burgers one day and he seemed especially intrigued about it, so we had to assume he was trying to learn more about his minimum wage trade. Also, Little Girl often has to bring him to work in her pickup since he can’t afford his own vehicle on those BK wages.

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Jade and Oak
P.S. I’m guest posting today for Katie over at A Worker at Home. Go check out my post and recipe for Crockpot Salsa Chicken!
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My Furbabies

A big part of my life, outside of being a newlywed, is my pets. I’ve had animals around my whole life and couldn’t imagine it any other way. My crew right now includes a dog named Brick and two cats, Captain and Little Girl. They sure do keep my life interesting. Brick and Little Girl are usually in some kind of mischief, sometimes together, while Captain is an old soul and prefers to spend his time napping. Playing for him involves casually and slowly reaching out his paw to a nearby toy. That’s it. No batting, no chasing, just holding. That takes a lot of energy though, so after that strenuous workout, he has to nap again.

I will admit it. I play favorites. Captain is my golden child. To me, he can do no wrong. He’s a good cuddler and sleeps next to me all night long. Brick is next, and he is just so darn cute. Even though he’s part Boxer, he missed getting the Boxer personality, and he’s a pretty chill dude. That is when he’s not eating something he’s not supposed to (past incidents include getting into a loaf of zucchini bread, a tub of cookies, bird seed, and even an unopened can of pumpkin filling. Yes, he bit right through the aluminum. Don’t worry, he’s fine.).

We like to joke about Little Girl because she’s not the sharpest tool in the shed. She’s a ditz. And is soo annoying during the night and in the morning. She meows, like constantly. And jumps from dresser to dresser, knocking things off onto the floor, then crawls all over us at night, only to repeat this activity pretty much all night. The small percentage of the time she is not doing that, she’s a pretty big Daddy’s Girl. She LOVES snuggling with my husband. She just crawls right up on his belly and parks it.

They all get along pretty well. Brick pretty much ignores the cats, unless they come up to him. Captain likes to headbutt things, and he tries with Brick, but he just doesn’t get it. Little Girl will occasionally try to play with Captain, but it usually ends up with Captain running away (it’s a slow run), or him pinning her down and licking her. They do groom eachother, which is cute … until one of them has had enough and then it ends up in them fighting and we have to break it up.

Jade and Oak

Anyway, this post is part of the Pets Are People Too linkup with Jade & Oak and Karly Kim.  So with no further ado, here’s a ton of pictures of my pets just because.

Brick had a birthday party in the park!

Brick had a birthday party in the park!

Me with the whole group

Me with the whole group

Looking oh so fresh

Looking oh so fresh

Yes, Little Girl does have a party dress.

Yes, Little Girl does have a party dress.

Brick, oh so stoic.

Brick, oh so stoic.

She also has a princess costume.

She also has a princess costume.

He looks scared most of the time, even when being loved.

He looks scared most of the time, even when being loved.

Frog legs!

Frog legs!

Sleepin' in a drawer.

Sleepin’ in a drawer.

Not a big fan of antlers.

Not a big fan of antlers.

Captain attended a pet walk with me in the park

Captain attended a pet walk with me in the park

Window watchers

Window watchers