The Queen Is Not Pleased

“Royal Tax Collector! Why have my subjects not paid the 100 mousie heads per household, as I have commanded? Someone shall pay dearly for this outrage!”

Photo credit: RowdyKittens



  1. That’s a lot of royal squooshy floofiness going on in that pic…

  2. I cannot sleep on this uncomfortable bed! Has someone been placing peas below the mattresses again?

  3. 260Oakley says:

    Don’t make me show you why they call me Queen LaTeetha.

  4. “If this continues much longer, I’m going to have to go disapproving KITTY on you. Don’t make me go that far…”

  5. earlybird1 says:

    “We are NOT amused.”

  6. Oh Your Majesty, it’s sooo Cleopatra in Ancient Egypt for the queen to arrive on a litter, but where are the handsome slaves who carry you?

  7. “and someone mend the left side of my maroon cushion, toute suite! it is throwing off my majestic spinal alignment!!”

  8. knittinkitten says:

    Teh irony is killing me. I just had to vacate the one comfy chair in my apartment because my kitteh was standing in front of it crying because he wanted to sit there. I guess he took lessons from thees leetle kitteh.

  9. NTMTOM, their Royal Highnesses have not been collecting taxes in mousies for over a century! Get with the program: they are collecting cans of too-nah nowadays (much aware that not every home can afford to pay taxes in caviar – we’re quite obliged). All the same: “Tax collector! Where ARE those tuna cans?”

  10. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous floofy.

  11. Mary (the first) says:

    er, @knittin, kittehs do not need to take lessons. They are BORN with the “the world belongs to ME” attitude.

  12. Crawl, worm. 😛

  13. “Noms. I require Noms!”

  14. “How dare you look directly at me, hoomin-slave.”

  15. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    ok the SCARY qwershtyn, is HOW MUCH MOOLAH did the lowly hominid PAY in CASH MONAYE (I know, I know, I”M SO indiscreet….) for the (literally, here)
    Royale Cribbe and the Associated Royale Linenes????

    (I know, “Linens” looks weird that way, but isn’t it required to add “e” after anything Britishe or Royale??? 😉 )

  16. knittinkitten, I’ve learned to scoot up to the front third of a chair seat so that their royal felineness can lounge beyond me.

    There! That shows them who’s boss!


  18. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    @ Kar: yehshurUbetcha!!!

    (I don’t know how to create the rolling-eye emoticon, but ….)

  19. Miss Ruth says:

    Love love LOVE the hovertext!

  20. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    ooooooooooooooooo I just thought of ANOTHER ONE
    (I know, they shouldn’t let me outta the house)

    instead of “Where’s Bea”?

    This one would be “Where’s ALICE???” 🙂

  21. Beautiful tortie!! Anyone who owns a tortoiseshell knows that their whole personality smacks of royalty. My Lady Brontë of Notre- Dame- de- Grâce likes to wear jewelery. i kid you not and have photo proof.

  22. Noelle (the First) says:

    Love, love, love the hovertext! I needed a good laugh! Oh, and the kitty is cute, too.

  23. knittinkitten says:

    @Kar-I’ve tried it but His Highness Commander Sassafrass wants teh chair all to himselfs. I cannot stand the disapproving looks so I give up the chair.

  24. @nads – I believe you; Shiraz and Suki are particularly fond of gold chains and hoop earrings, which they are convinced I only wear for them to play with…

  25. Bookmonstercats says:

    Love the hovertext (and the kitteh, of course, but the hovertext is not as scary)

  26. Eh. Don’t worry about it, Queen. 100 mousie heads aren’t worth what they used to be anyway.

  27. Heather and the Boston Terriers says:

    She still looks like a sweetheart compared to my former mother in law.

    ANNICA – You win. 🙂

  28. kibblenibble says:

    O NO, to make the eye-roll emoticon, you type in a colon, then spell the word “roll” then another colon. Like this : roll : but without the spaces! Then, you will have this guy: 🙄

  29. Theadosia says:

    Very similar facial expression, don’t you think?

  30. Queen of Dork says:

    How funny! I would not want to be on her bad side! Now I must try kibblenibbles rolling eye instructions. Okay. Here goes:

  31. Queen of Dork says:

    Cool! Thanks, kibblenibble!

  32. cubbybutt says:

    that cat is a pillow, atop a pillow, atop a pillow.

  33. aww our cat lady bugs aka…. little wench, little green etc always has that look in her queenly looking green eyes. torties have quite the errr strong personality lol. lady is 9 pounds of don’t mess with me or i will get you. she loved cuddling in my arms while i play a game on my laptop she a funny little thing.

  34. kibblenibble says:

    My pleasure, Queen! By the way, I love how this “Queen” kitty looks so pampered. I once considered buying a very fancy “tuffet” for my Isabella. It was at Ross, a discount store, and it was a circular, burgundy velvet, tasseled, little fantasy that my fancy little white Persian princess would look SO adorable snoozing on. But I resisted, because she probably would never have even used it. She’s more into laying on newspaper or cardboard boxes. She simply isn’t aware of her fanciness. 🙄

  35. I’m convinced this is (was) a people chair because in my experience cats don’t care how fancy the beds are that you buy for them – they still want YOUR spot. Har!

    Neat trick kibblenibble. I’m curious how people learn these shortcuts. I’m completely clueless on that stuff.

  36. Queen of Dork says:

    Marie: Yeah, they for sure do that. My cat Picard once completely took over a chair to the point where it actually became named, “Picard’s Comfy Chair.”

  37. fatgrammafinn says:

    bring me my corgies! and my dachsies! and my horsie! and off with the heads of most my relatives! and i want my old lady purse loaded with my compact, and my lace hankie, and kibble for the corgies! that is all

  38. I too suffer under the oppressive rule of a feline monarch. Each of my days I live in fear that I will fall short of the exacting standards imposed by Her Highness. I can but pray that my antics as court jester will continue to meet with her amusement.

  39. My tortie would have demanded green beans as those were her favs!
    Torties are royalty and this lil one knows it.
    soo floofly and pretty!

  40. kibblenibble says:

    Marie: Go to, type “smilies” into the search window, and it will show how to make all kinds of little faces. Don’t thank me, though. Thank Theo. Before he left, he posted that site so we could use it. 🙂

  41. Oh, my, what a beautiful kitty and chair!…love the princess and the pea comparison.

  42. I too, am but a humble serf in the kingdom of Cat. Just today I gave up my 6ft. long couch to my three “boys” because they were all sprawly & comfortabuhl! 🙂 And they, natch, were sprawled in such a way as to leave no room for the human!
    ‘Course I wouldn’t trade them for the world!

  43. “Now bring the Royal poop tray, one needs to releive ones self”

  44. Queen of Dork – Haha! I’m so not surprised. My mother has three cats and about 18 beds! They sleep on maybe two of those beds. Pouty’s favorite “bed” is the laundry basket – particularly if it contains clothes fresh from the dryer. Oy! Don’t get me started. The coolest bed she ever bought them was a little harem tent from Cost Plus. It was so awesome and they loved it – for about a week! Now it sits there gathering dust. Lol!

    Thanks so much kibblenibble! I never saw that. Hmm. Wonder how our boy is doing? Miss that guy.

  45. Mary (the first) says:

    testing 🙄

  46. Mary (the first) says:

    it works! 😮
    Thanks Theo and kibble!

  47. The perfect way to start the day … seeing a regal cat being all regal 🙂

  48. Check out the cat. It’s like a princess. Maybe it’s upset because it has a pea under the cushions. Or has done a pee. One or the other.

  49. That chair looks expensive and I have therefore concluded it is a human chair. The reason is Cat Law #335R – the more you spend on a cat toy/bed/blanket, the less the cat will be interested in it.
    Because the cat is actually using this glamorous chair, it was clearly not bought for the cat, but, rather the hoomin and the cat has appropriated it. QED

    Thank you,
    Saffron Holmes

  50. *lol* Love the pic of the little royal highness.

  51. I, too, once had a Queen of the Household… When we lived up north, and it snowed, she would walk herself out to the edge of the property (of course getting her royal feet wet), then meow loudly for my then-husband to come out and get her… And of course, he would… He would go and get her, carrying her back in full regal style, bring her in the house and then get a towel to wipe off her leetle feet… She knew what side of the bread her butter was on… BOTH OF THEM!! LOL

  52. Desdemona says:

    That which will become a cat bed is a mystery which our pitiful human brains cannot penetrate. For example: I have two identical (to me) pillows, placed at each end of my couch. My three kittehs have appropriated the pillow on the right, and in fact will fight over who gets to occupy that pillow. The loser in the “discussion” about who gets the pillow on the right gets the rug on the floor or even –with big sighs of disgusted resignation–a human lap. But nobody ever, ever, curls up on the pillow on the left. The pillow on the left is the pillow not to be caught dead upon, while the pillow on the right is the pillow to be fought over. Go figure.

  53. look at all those cushions. i suspect we have a “princess and the pea” situation going on as well.

  54. ScoutsMom says:

    I just bought new living room furniture, but it doesn’t seem to meet Scout’s (my little calico girl) standards. She will sit on me while I am on the couch, but she will not sit on the couch by herself. I decided to keep a cushion from the old couch and placed it on the floor. She loves it. She sleeps on it, plays on it, scratches it, hides behind it….. What a weirdo. Well, at least my new couch isn’t getting scratched or covered in fur.

  55. @ScoutsMom – don’t you love it when they hide behind something? Especially when they’re bigger than the item they’re hiding behind??? LOL “My eyes are closed, you can’t see me!!”

  56. ScoutsMom says:

    StormCat – Yeah, and her bum is always sticking out. She often tries to hide behind ashoe. It doesn’t work, but I’ll pretend I don’t see her. Then she jumps out and taps my foot before running and hiding elsewhere. It’s our version of “You’re It”, but I always seem to be “It”.

  57. Ooh, the Queen’s throne a fit.

  58. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    (*snerk*) @ pyrit: ooooooooo, THAT one WAS subtle!!! VERY nice, suh!!

  59. :LOL:

  60. 😆 Looks like a human’s child’s chair has been overtaken by the cat 😆 Like every house kitty in the world would do if they had a chair like that in their home 😆

  61. Could this be the infamous Ms Hoosterwooster awaiting Lord Mumphrey?

  62. My kitty woke me up the other night by curling on the side of my head and purring so loudly I started dreaming about a chainsaw, I kid you not. This bed is precisely what he needs.

    Maybe he’ll move his perch from my head if he gets a suitably royal bed?

  63. ^^ Lol! Only if you pretend it’s yours.

  64. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!! says:

    HEY YOU GU-UYS!!! THIS is PENELOPE from the post at the British Clubbe!~!!!

  65. Oh lordie – hovertext FTW!

  66. I lov this! Must get chair immediately!!!

    ….and a royal kitty to perch atop…..

    …ok, any floffy kitty…

  67. ““Now bring the Royal poop tray, one needs to releive ones self”

    Thanks, Hon Glad. I think I pulled something laughing. I’m serious.