The Meowchant of Venice

Hath not a Mew eyes? Hath not a Mew paws, organs, dimensions, senses, affections, whiskers? If you prick us, do we not whap? If you tickle us, do we not look annoyed? If you… actually, this is all just a roundabout way of asking: Are we having ham for dinner?




  1. sabrina rose says:

    A masterful performance from a gorgeous, tuxedo-clad Shakespearean.aficianado. And NTMTOM, you’re not bad either!! 🙂

  2. Smartypants says:

    Best NTMTOM ever!

  3. To claw, or not to claw, that is the question—
    Whether ’tis nobler not to mind our owners,
    Or to take claws against a seat of troubles,
    And by scratching, end them?

  4. What a ham.

  5. Socalgirly75 says:

    Love NTMTOM’s comments and the kitties pantaloons 🙂

  6. Getting my popcorn in preparation of seeing the comments inspired by NTMTOM’s Shakespearean example!
    Rubbing hands together in anticipation!

  7. Addressed to the dog with his head in the litter box: Et poo, Brute?

  8. Mrs. Norris says:

    Bravo Maestro!!!

  9. Mehitabel says:

    But, soft! what light through yonder ceiling fan breaks?
    It is the east, and Ceiling Cat is the sun
    Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious Basement Cat,
    Who is already sick with hair balls and pale with starvation,
    That thou her maid art far more fair than she:
    Be not her maid, since she is envious of your noms
    Her vestal livery is but sick and green from too much cat nip

  10. kitkatCC says:

    To be or not to be.
    This is Hamlet.
    Where is the ham?

  11. To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,

    Creeps in this petty pace from Caturday to Bunday,

    To the last syllable of recorded time;

    And all our Caturdays have lighted foolish canines

    The way to dusty death. Whap, whap, brief candle!

    Nine lives are but a walking shadow, a poor player,

    That stretches and meows his hour upon the stage,

    And then is heard no more. It is a tail

    Chased by an idiot canine, full of sound and fury,

    Signifying nothing.

  12. dgerish says:

    CO could do a calendar with just this post and everybody’s wonderful comments. Hint hint.

  13. 😆 Typical kitty sitting on a nice clean plate 😆

  14. Can’t wait to see his performance of Richard the Purred. ;-D

  15. @MA: “A mouse! A mouse! My kingdom for a mouse!”

  16. Thanks for all the laughs associated with the this post! Kitty does look like a ham community theater actor!

  17. ok……CO….you are solely responsible for me falling outta my chair from the sheer maniacal shrieks of laughter from this post. bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha (owwww…my elbow)

  18. gerdiemonster says:

    CRYING from laughing so hard. seriously 🙂