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A Full House weekend

September 20, 2008 - Jennifer Brookens
... And I'm not talking about a cable marathon of that cheesy 80s sitcom with John Stamos and Bob Saget. See, along with the regular motley crue that passes as the Brookens household, we have three additional cast of characters: namely Fatcat, Stinky and Uncle Jim.

As my mother continues on her goal to travel the world, her two housemates (which in reality are pretty nice cats except for their nickname-based quirks) are staying with us. This puts the regular cat (who we will call Puker, because the rest of his nicknames are not so family-friendly) out of joint, and now all three cats are, well, catfighting. With all the hissing, glares and growls, you'd think we were living in a sorority house! Even the two who have lived together for the past year are hissing at each other. The punchline to the whole thing is all three are neutered males who have been declawed. So hissing and snarling is all they can do. How catty, indeed!

Then we have "Uncle Jim," who isn't a blood-related uncle, but the fun guy that the kids insist on staying up until 10:30 p.m. to see. Jim is my husban'd best friend from college and was also the best man in our wedding. He's like a big kid, 38 going on 16, and so it's more like another kid in the house. Count the husband in on top of that, and I've got (sing it along to the Twelve Days of Christmas): four hyper kids, three snarling kitties, two litter boxes... and one reporter in need of therapy!

 
 

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