You Call Yourself a Mouse?

“Get with it, pal!  You’re supposed to scurry around so that I can catch you and look good for the food lady!  So make with the mouse-type behavior already!”

You want to break it to Mango here, James H., or shall we?



  1. I wouldn’t want to meet that cat in a dark alley.

    WHOA. All over a toy mousie. I feel sorry for the mouse and it isn’t even a real one!

  2. Come on, already. I need to make this look good. I’m really FIERCE.

  3. Queen of Dork says:

    Kitty says, “meeooorrrwww.” but hears his own voice in his head as:


  4. resriechan says:

    1) NTM, did you already preview this to Theo, so he has a chance to implode over the Marmie??
    2) Suggest Tag: “Disa-POINTed”….

  5. KittyMarthaPoo says:

    “the food lady” OMG that is hilarious! I am sure that’s what my cat referred to me to also!!! 🙂

  6. Space Cowgirl says:

    Mango is the best name for a Marmie ever!

  7. Mango is completely sure that she is, in fact, a giant scary tiger.

  8. “I am not amused..”

  9. My cat gives me that look occasionally.

  10. Well, at least Mango has a mouse that’s not under the couch/chair/stove/refrigerator. Mine got a dozen of ’em for Christmas, and it took exactly 3 hours for all of them to disappear. They’ve got me trained well.. I get down on hands and knees once a day to sweep them out. What a Good Food Lady I am… 🙂

  11. “Look Mister Mouse.. I’m a fierce kitty. My food slave told me so. Now get in already.”

  12. Nikki, you took the words right out of my fingertips – inside every domestic cat, lives the heart of a huge saber-tooth!

  13. kibblenibble says:

    Mango is so ferocious! Oooh, scawy! 🙂

  14. I’m proud to be a food lady! Yes my kitties are the boss of me.

  15. That cat looks FAT!

  16. Not fat, just scruffy! He’s a hoodlum and he’s BAD!

  17. PS sounds like Jerry Lewis again NTMTOM. make with the mouse-type behavior already!

  18. Queen of Dork says:

    Mango looks like he/she is hissing maybe. Run and hide, everybody!! I love that odd sort of shaky, clucking kind of noise some cats make when they sit in a window sill and see birds! 🙂

  19. You cannot have-a de Mango.

  20. I’z not fat. I’z flooffy.

    And mean.

  21. This is awesome!

  22. Hahaha. That has got to be the best kitty picture I’ve seen in a while!!

  23. What a gorgeous cat, and such marmitude! Since my furnace is broken, the universe owes me a giant fluffy cat for snuggles and warmth. My babies are all angry at me right now for letting it get so cold.

  24. It usually takes two to Mango, but this dude seems to be doing fine on his own.

  25. For some reason this kitty reminds me of the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz: “Put ‘um up, put ‘um up! I can fightcha with one paw tied behind my back!”

  26. I’m with debg. All that orange fluffitude looks warm and cozy, and I’m freezing. I would like Mango on my lap now, please and thank you.

  27. Of course, if NOMTOM would like to volunteer, instead, I wouldn’t complain.


  28. @Amy: How long you stay fresh in that can? 🙂

  29. Since the mouse was not willing to be intimidated, Mango sent his enforcer Frank Kitti over to the mouse’s home to do some “convincing” (i.e., ear biting and a whap on the side of the head).
    The fearsome Mango controlled the streets…er…halls where he lived until he was convicted by the FBI (Furry Bureau of Investigation) for failing to claim the proper taxes on all the cat toys he bought over the years.
    However, he was only sentenced to eat generic noms for a week, and then returned to a life of fresh tuna and mineral water. He continued to rule the halls with an iron paw and later his story was turned into a movie called The Unbarfables.

  30. @Saffron:one of the most hystericallyfunny tales I have seen lately; 😆
    And because the Marmie had gotten a good look at herself in the mirror recently, she convinced herself that she was the spitting image of a big skarey lioness; now she has gotten into the habit of snarling at everything, inanimate or otherwise; (just in case it happens to be a threat) 🙄

  31. Claudia C. says:

    @Space Cowgirl: Actually Mango is the Second Best name for a Marmie. Caramel is the BEST! My HUGE (18 lbs) Caramel lived to be 16 human years and warmed many a chilly night. He would stretch out on me when I was in the recliner and put a paw on each shoulder and his feet almost touched my knees. The most wonderful way to say “slow down, Mama. Don’t need to work so hard.” I still miss him.

  32. Claudia C. says:

    Oh, BTW Caramel looked just like Mango. Mango is a fine feline!

  33. Queen of Dork says:

    Claudia C.: *sniff* *wipes tears* *sniff*

  34. resriechan says:

    @ Saffron: “Furry Bureau/ Investigation”!!!

    BWA HA HA (& etc.)

  35. 😆 That is it kitty 😆 Beat the living daylights out of that mouse 😆 Another kitty I would just LOVE to cuddle 😀

  36. My cat has the same toy! I haven’t been able to find it lately, but I’m moving this weekend, so I’m sure it’ll turn up under something.

  37. In the early days, when my Tux Stan came to stay, he brought me lots of presents, a rubber glove a childs ball some photograph of an Asian wedding. One time I thought shit he’s brought a rat in, it turned out he’d stollen another cats toy, it was a black furry object, a sort of mouse rat combo.He also brought in worms, which I didn’t always discover, untill I moved a rug to find the desicated remains.

  38. catloveschanel says:

    @ Saffron “Unbarfables” HA HA!

    That cat is the spitting image of my dearly departed Dudley (see pic). Always mellow unless menaced by stuffed mice. He’d had it up to here with them. Otherwise, he was fine.

  39. Claudia C. says:

    @QoD: Thank you for your sensitivity, dear. And for your nursing duties. I have revived to died another day.

    Would you care to join me in the Snickering Lounge? I hear they are playing reruns of bawdy Kakapo love stories. “snerk”

  40. Claudia C. great story!

    Mango is such a great name for this puddeh! I wonder if she brushes those teefs?

  41. Queen of Dork says:

    Claudia C.: I would LOVE to join you in the Snickering Lounge! 🙂 Thanks!

  42. Queen of Dork says:

    Good morning, Peeps! *serving French toast (or waffles or pancakes or eggs or whatever you like with coffee, orange juice, and/or hot chocolate with homemade whipped cream)…and these flowers in a pretty vase on your breakfast-in-bed-tray* For those for whom it’s not morning, serving lunch or dinner in bed as well! With flowers to look at!

  43. @Theresa…one of the best lines in that line in that movie! Makes me laugh no matter how many times I see it!

  44. Queen of Dork says:

    *looks around*

    (whispering)…Resrie. Resrie? Where are you? Are you hiding in the livingroom Bed Sheet Fort? Let’s wake up mom and dad! (shhhhhhhhhhhhhh.) I have a bowl of warm water to put their hands in. (snicker, snicker, he-he-ha-ha). (tiptoes).

  45. resriechan says:

    (But QoD; WAIT !!!
    what if we get GROUNDED??? The Prom is next week!!!
    And — if you want to wake them, why are you whispering & tip-toeing??? Perhaps I need to study the Manual of Mischevious Childhood Behavior….**puts on ridiculously THICK eyeglasses, then peers OVER the top of them, toward QoD…)

  46. janet2buns says:

    Mango looks just like my godcat Molly. She was a passenger in a bunny transport I was doing. My friend was looking for a floofy orange kitteh, and Molly filled the bill. She’s the darlingest kitteh evar!

  47. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: (whispering) I’m whispering because I don’t want to wake them but I really do want to wake them. But I want to wake them by putting their hands in warm water. ssssshhhhhhh. Here. Grab this bowl. I’ve got Theo’s hand. Ready?

  48. resriechan says:

    (sure, I’ll hold the bowl…as long as I’m OUT OF REACH of any weapons, when he DOES wake up)…tiptoeing with QoD

    Wimpy the Scared-dee-Cat

  49. Queen of Dork says:

    Resrie: Here is where I would insert the devil smiley face if I knew how! 🙂

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    (still whipering) PS – LOVE the Wimpy the Scared-dee-Cat! Hahahaha! That’s funny. sssssshhhhhhhhh. (haha. hee). 🙂 ha. haha. heehee!

  51. resriechan says:

    (are youWHI-pering, or WHISP-ering????)
    (*affectionate snerk*)

    (I know, I do that all the time, myself….but it does look funeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee)


  52. resriechan says:

    Hey, Q

    (“watch me pull a rabbit, outta my hat”) (giggle)

    No — here — I KNOW how to get them up. Now, join in, with me:

    “99 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall, 99 bottles of Kool-Aid;
    ya take one down, pass it around, 98 bottles of Kool Aid on the wall.”

    “98 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall, 98 bottles of Kool-Aid;
    ya take one down, pass it around, 97 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall…”

  53. Who bottles Kool-Aid?


  54. Queen of Dork says:


    97 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall, 97 bottles of Kool-Aid,
    ya take one down, pass it around, 96 bottles or Kool-Aid on the wall…

    96 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall, 96 bottles of Kool-Aid;
    Ya’ take one down, pass it around, 95 bottles of Kool-Aid on the wall!!

  55. Queen of Dork says:

    Yay! Theo’s up! Yay!

  56. resriechan says:

    @ QoD:

    See? TOLD ya!!! We only had to do three verses!!
    (And the flava was Black Cherry, by the way)

    (winky winky)

  57. Ms. Lady M'am says:

    I can hear this marmie floof speaking in a New Yorkian accent.

  58. Mango. What an awesome name for a marmie!

    He’s so giant and cuddly! (Though I wouldn’t like to cuddle him at the moment captured in the pic!)

  59. Entropy's Bitch says:

    I’m putting “Food Lady” on my apron. And making a “Food Guy” one for my husband. Or..”Food Dood”? He’s also litterbox man, which could be “Doody Dood”….maybe gloves with…..
    anyhow…my marmie tisn’t so hairy..but she gets taht way with her Maraca Weasel.

  60. Oh, Sue, I feel your pain. We got our mister kitty fleece balls, and somehow they’re both all over the house and there are six dozen under the fridge. Yet I buy him more… I know I’m just perpetuating the cycle, but he luffs them so. 😛

  61. SmudgyScooter says:

    @ Entropy’s … sounds like my household, Im the fooder and my husband is the dooder! I – for realz – laughed out loud with Doody Dood!!!

  62. Mango looks JUST like my Maximius…just with more..marmitude. Same floofiness, same gigantic paws (his man-paws as I call them). Mango just needs an impressive mane and they could be twins!

    Yeah, Max’s toys end up everywhere. I’ve moved the fridge and they’re not under there so I don’t know where he’s hiding them.