(1) Take a bubble bath while
the cat watches with disdain.
(2) Call to sign up for the class to
make the soufflé you can’t make
while the cat watches with disdain.
(3) Remove all dishes from bottom
cupboard so the cat can sleep
more comfortably with one eye
on you always.
(4) Make peace with the cat. Talk
him up on the phone to friends
when he’s within earshot.
(5) Teach the cat his name so
he’ll know when you’re talking
him up to friends on the phone.
(6) Forget the cat and get a life.
(7) Forget #6. The cat has 9 lives.
He’s going to be around a while.