Monday, December 10, 2007

Mancat Monday and mom is mad as heck

We spent some time wif Little Pink Pig dis weekend!
We went over to Parker's house on Saturday fur a party while her beans entertained a bunch of other beans and we hadded a really good time! Mostly we hid in da back room wif LPP and tried not to lissen to mom grousing about dad being a cheap s.o.b. and a lazy slob. Don't read past here if you don't want to lissen to us whine.

Last March mom and dad sat down and thuroly went over der income, savings, investings and budget and dey bof agreed dat mom could quit her job. Well, dad now says dat he can't afford to keep paying effurything himself (he can, but he's a tightwad). Fur da last 32 years mom has paid half da household expenses (energy bills, mortgage, insurance, telephone...stuff like dat) and all of da food, veterinary expenses, birfday, shower, wedding and Krissmouse gifts, trips, she either paid fur or made all our curtains and drapes and most of our furniture. Heck, when dey bawted dis house she put down da downpayment and it was her credit and job history dat gots dem da mortgage. Dad was unemployed fur 3 year and mom and his dad carried him and mom added hims to her insurance until he gots a new jobbie. She did all dis so dey could save almost all of his paycheck. She has always done all of da housework by herself, but dat is because she would always re-do what dad had done so he just wouldn't do it anymore and dey did all da yardwork together. For six months after she quit her job she kept asking dad when he was going to add her to his insurance, he finally told her it cost to much and he wasn't going to do it. So mom has no health insurance either. Now he just announced dat he's gonna retire da end of December so she hasta get a job so he can be on her insurance and she can start paying her fair share. Did he forget dat she paid MORE den her fair share fur all dem years? So mom got mad and said he wasn't living up to da bargain dey made and he agreed dat as long as she took care of effurything at home he would pay da bills. She even showed him all da bills before he would agree to it. He won't even give her $5 to make a donation wif and den he goes and buys yet another light bulb dat cost dem a weeks worth of gas! He complains when dey go to da store dat groceries is to expensive and wants her to bake him cookies (which is fine wif mom) because dey cost to much at da store. He never said a word about da cost when she was paying, in fact he always bawt a lot of junk dat mom sed dey din't need. It all came to a head when he said dat he din't care what she thawt and he was retiring Dec. 29th whether she liked it or not and he was gonna stop paying fur her car insurance and giving her gas money and stuff. She said fine, I'll get a job but it will only be so I can leave you...and don't forget that if I divorce you I'll get half of everything anyway! That was Thursday, when he was home and getting in her way a lot. Friday and Saturday he acted like everything was fine and then Sunday morning he asked her if she had checked the job sites yet! Mom said "so, I guess you don't care if we get a divorce" and dad said "you're not serious, your just mad that you have to work now". Mom is mad at him, dey could both retire right now and live comfortably on what they have fur 15 years, and that doesn't include what they have invested and will be getting interest on when dey is legaly old in 11 years. Mom is mad at herself becawse she allowed dad to put da Money Market account and da retirement savings in his name and she can't write checks on it wifout his signature. Sorry to dump all dis on yoo guys, we is just struggling wif dad being a jerk and needed an outlet. Mom would talk to fambly about it but all dey will do is get mad at dad and she doesn't want that. They all know that she has sacrificed and not saved in her own name and told her from the start that she was dumb not to do so, all they would do is say "I told you so". Oh, and yesterday morning started off badly. First, Zippy bit mom to hard on da leg to wake her up and drew blood, den Sadie went berzerk over a woofie dat was in our yard and clawed up mom's arm pretty good and, well, I had tummy trubbels and direrear and poo'd on da bed, da gest room pillow and all over da carpet and den in a basket of clean clothes mom left in da liffing room. Mom should just sit and haf a good cry but she always sez all dat accomplishes is making yoo dehydrated and snotty.


DK & The Fluffies said...

We are sending purrs and nose bumps over to your mum. We are so sorry she is going through this crap.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

Gosh, so sorry to hear all of this. And you cats certainly didn't help her any, now did you. You get up and start acting adorable and cuddly and give your Mom some support. She needs it.

Tara said...

Your poor mom! I'm so sorry things are going so rough. The big decision Mom and Dad have been struggling with is can they both retire? Dad is legally old, but Mom has a long way to go. If your mom wants to chat with mine, email me at tarameezer AT aol DOT com.


Dragonheart said...

*hugs* to your Mom. It sounds like she had a rough day with you guys, and she's having a rough time with your dad. I'm sorry to hear that your dad isn't living up to his end of the bargain they made. I can't believe your mom has no health insurance! That's horrible. :(

I hope your mom and dad can work things out.

michico*Adan said...

*hugs* to your mommy~!
I think that is not so good condition. I hope there is some ways she could make it through!!

Parker said...

My Mommy says that your Daddy is heading for a very bad wake-up call. When Mommy's have had it, they really have had it and it sounds as if your Mommy is close to that point. Now - you kitties "cat up" and start being sweet, soft, fluffy love muffins toward your Mommy, it's our duty when stuff like this happens!
Love and purrs,
Parker & Co.

Eric and Flynn said...

Oh no we're sorry to hear yer mum and dad are having big rows. Mum sez yer dad needs a good kick up the backside, and even our dad agrees wiv her. It's not fair that he won't keep his side of the bargain after efurryfing yer mum has done ofurr the years.

Boy said...

Oh dear...that is tewwible for your Mom, but she seems a weawwy nice stwong Mom! Here am me purrs for your Mommy! And some kittyhugs and headbutts!

Mosaic Cats said...

Oh boy...we have no experience with husbands in this house but we do know how crucial it is to keep your word, be fair, and communicate clearly.
We know this sounds very lame, but do you guys watch Suze Orman on Saturday nights? We do, for as long as we can tolerate it, which is often only for the first half hour.
Nevertheless, your Mom's story sounds like a very very good one to consult Suze about! You can email it to her on her site, or go see how your mom can call in! She gives pretty good advice, and we would love to see her wail on your dad on TeeVee!
We're sorry for all the stress. Three massages this week for Mom.

The Tower Hill Mob said...

We think your Dad is being very selfish and mean. It varies from state to state, but your Mum is entitled to half of Dad's stuff anyhow. She maybe could get a lawyer or private investigator to help. It sounds sneaky, but he sounds like a tricky man who might try some nasty stuff.

Riley & Tiki said...

What a terrible time your Mom is having.

jenianddean said...

We are so sorry your mom is having a tough time. We will send her our best purrs and good thoughts. And I agree with Parker - you need to "cat up" and be the best kittens you can be for your mom. Good snuggles and purrs...and no hairballs on the carpet. Take good care of your mom!

purrs and headbutts!
-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tybalt said...

How horrible for your poor mommy! Your dad better shape up, or your mommy will do what she says . . . and might just be happier for it. I am sending lots of purrs and happy thoughts her way, and I hope you kitties all snuggle her good and help her get through this.


Cheysuli and gemini said...

Purrs to your Momma. I hope she can figure out what to do about things. I would hope that there is still a way to put her on the retirement account so that she can write checks for it.

I wish we could help.

The Meezers said...

oh ZS&S, purrrrss and {{{{HUGS}}}} to your mom!! We hope that she knows that all of us here in the cat blogosphere are here for her! If she wants to blow off steam, she can email our mommy at themeezers AT gmail DOT com if she wants. Mommy is good a lissening and talking to! We agree wif the Tower Hill gang, your mommy should start planning to make shur that nothing happens to her money if she gets a new jobbie. If your daddy agreed to so somefing and then he backed out of it wifout even talking to your mom, that's just mean and unfair. We loves you guys!

The Crew said...

Speedy dear, sometimes Moms & Dads argue and get upset. You can come over and rest by me and bring Sadie & Zippy too.

Mom says Whisk-onsin is a "community property" state (whatever that means) so your Mom already has half of everything. Plus she's a smart cookie so will figure out what's right for herself.


Sultanfus and Guy said...

So sorry your Ma is having a rough time. Many purrrrrrrs to her.

Daisy said...

Sometimes men can be doo-doo heads! I think your mom works very, very hard making the house run smoothly, and she already did more than her fair share. I think your dad should stick to the deal that was already worked out. That is the fair and right thing to do.

DEBRA said...


We feels furry bad furrs yur Momma. If'n yu needs a shoulder to lean on Momma said just drop her a emale at bronze8ATgmailDOTcom.WE will continue to purr furr efurryone.

Abby and Boo

Fat Eric said...

Oh Speedy
What a bad time your mum is going through. Try to give her lots of purrs and be supportive instead of making extra work for her!
My human wants to come over and kick your dad, is that OK?
We hope your mum is strong and stands up for herself.
I am glad we don't need health insurance here, that must be a big pain, well, we know it is from Uncle Sim in Montana.
Sending lots of floofy purrs (and Speedy, if you must poop somewhere outside the box, how about on dad's pillow?)

ASTOR CATS said...

Sorry your mom is having to deal with this especially during the holidays. We don't have experience in dealing with husbands but we think he needs a swift kick in the pants. He made a deal and he needs to man up and do the right thing. We're sending our purrs to your mom and coals to your dad.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

Captain Jack and Dante said...

Your Dad is being a total jerk - sorry, but Mommy says so and we agree! MEN! Sometimes you wonder why any woman wants to put up with one. We are sorry you are going thru this and will be more than happy to come over and sink all of our claws into his leg and put the bitey on him. Purrs and hugs to your Mom; we hope he gets his head out of his you-know-what and treats her with the love and respect she deserves!!

Mickey said...

(((((((Hugs to your Mom))))))))!!
Sounds like your Dad does not respect your Mom. I hope she respects herself enough to do what is best for HER(and you guys).
Please be extra nice for her,OK?

Sunny's Mommy said...

I'm so sorry your Mom is going through this. Your Dad is much worse than a tightwad. After all she's done and her financial contributions, he's treating her horribly! I hope your Dad straightens up and soon. If he doesn't, your Mom should consider consulting a lawyer. Half of everything is HERS, the money is not all his to control.

Your Mom shouldn't feel bad for dumping all her problems in your blog. I can understand why she wouldn't want to tell family.

Big hugs to your Mom.

Victor Tabbycat said...

First of all, a big {{{{{hug}}}}} frum our mom to yurs. Men is jerks sumtimes. Mom says she wants to take me an run away fur a weekend. No Dad, boy, or Bonnie, just me.

Second, sum unwanted adfice. Yur mom an dad need to sit down an talk wif a profeshunal. Sumone at church or a marriage-counselor type terapist.

Third, you cats haf a responsibulity to provide fur an purr therapy so efurryone feels better. It don't make fings better, but it feels better.

Ha! If yur mom could confince yur dad that der's a long list of fings fur him to do wif his "retirement" time, he mite acide to stay at werk!

One more fing - Our Grampa bean just retired an already has 3 part-time jobs lined up!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

Oh, I'm so sorry that your Mum is having such a hard time. Please tell her to stay strong and do what is best for HER! It sounds like your Dad is only thinking of himself and that isn't fair at all.

I will purr for her!

Sammawow said...

Oh dear, we are so sad that your mom and dad are not getting along. And we are sending over lots of calming purrs for everyone. We were just remembering how your mom was even shoveling all of your snow by herself. We hope that everything will be OK at your house. Our Lady said that she would cry even if it did make her all snotty and dehydrated.

Love and Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Artsy Catsy said...

Oh, your poor mommy! Hey, if you'll send me your address, I'm gonna tell my human artist to send your mommy a set of "Mom Rules" she can hang up for your dad to read every day. They say:



Queen Snickers or Empress said...

How terrible! It sounds like daddy needs a "wake up call" to reality. We had woofie friends who's mommy had to give their daddy one of those several years ago because of him not living up to his responsibilities. She filled for divorce and he realized she meant it! He saw the error of his ways and they remarried and are very happy now. Best case scenario I know, but it no fun to go on without the respect you deserve. ~Queen Snickers

PB & J said...

Oh Jeepers - you guys need to support you mommy, not bite her! Go give her head butts and purrs from us - we hope your dad wakes up and stops being difficult (our dad gets difficult too sometimes and we have to put the bitey on him - or mom will!).

Vincent and Mike said...

We're sorry yur mombean is havin such a hard time. Yoo kitties should be very nice to her now and make her feel betters. Petting a kitty makes everyting feel better.

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

We're so sad to hear this, this must be very hard on your mommy. We know that you are all very good to snuggle with her now and make her feel better...if we teleport over and snuggle with her too, will that make her feel a bit more better??

~Donny, Marie and Casey

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Tommy and I are sending warm thoughts to your mom. Give your mom lots of head butts, purrs and snuggles.

I think we kitties sometimes get confused and upset when our peoples are stressed and upset, so just remember that your momma may need lots of extra understanding from you three right now.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh no! We are so sorry your Mom is having to go through this! Especially at this time of the year. We are purrring and purrayering for you all right now! Give her lots of love and attention!((((hugs))))) to you all!
Your FL furiends,

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, alla us Ballicai are sendin great big huggies and lots of big purrs to your Momma. She isn't being treated fairly or kindly by your Dad at all, and alla our hearts to out to her. Please tell your momma to take care of her sweet self -- and we will hope that your dad comes to his senses and sees that he's bein totally unreasonable. Sometimes beans when they're bein selfish and unreasonable see only what they want to see, we Ballicai hope yur Dad wakes up but we want your Mom to be good to herself.

And alla you give her lots of cuddles and purrs and snuggles. I'm sure she'd really appreshiate 'em.

Lots of kittyhugs, purrs and love from MaoMao and alla us Ballicai and the Ballicus Mom.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Oh. My. Cat. I am sure your male human is a lovely person deep down but seriously? He is coming across as a complete a*s from what I have just read! How can he conveniently forget all the stuff your female slave paid for? And all the work she has done around the house??

If I were your human, I would get some legal advice, just incase. OR she could steal his bank card and go on a mega shopping spree? Or an excellent vacation maybe? There is always a spare room on the isle of wight if you all need somewhere to stay xx

Clover said...

Oh kitties,
I am very sorry to hear about what your mom is going through. It sounds not fun at all - I am sending some puggy hugs and kisses her way. I really hope your dad will smarten up and things will work out.
Love Clover xo

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, I am so sorry to hear this. My heart goes out to your sweet mom. I will be purring and purring that your dad opens his eyes and starts behaving with kindness and reason. And give your mom lots of love and snuggles and help her be good to herself!

Purrs and snuggles and love from Marilyn.

Tyler said...

Oh my goodness, we have NO experience with husbands in our household either. My mom isn't a truster of men, I'm afraid. Male cats are as far as she'll go. And she dislikes dealing with her own money and can't imagine the complications of sharing one's money.

That aside, we are familiar with pain. All of our hearts go out to you. I imagine that even the cats can feel the tension in the house and that's why they're easily upset right now. We're just that smart.

Those who have written above have given you great advice. We just want you to know that we feel for you. We hope that a happy resolution can happen quickly. We hope that the big guy comes to his senses soon.

We are worried for you not having health insurance. It's that's man's responsibility to take care of you, to treasure you. He needs a kick in the pants or a lawyers knock on the door. Opps...there comes the advice we didn't want to give.

Best of luck to you. Don't be afraid to vent on here. I think there are a lot of good people around.

Hugs, from Tyler's family

Derby said...

Mum would be kicking your dad's butt out of the house. Permanently!

Pixel said...

So when your moms gets a job cause your dad is a a$$ she does not put him on insurence. COmplains about al of the money and he has to buy grocerys and keep house clean until she thoughs his but into the cold. I am frustrated for her and you guys. You cats gotta bite his bottom and make him respect your mom.

Forty Paws said...

Oh well dis jist sux. We shur dew hope dat he pulls his hed owtta his ass and starts aktin rite. A good cry will still hep efen if it makes yur noze snotty.

Weze sorry that Speedy had da skwuirts too.

Weze sendin purrs & hedbutts an snuggles.

Luf, Us

Tara said...

Just checking back in to see how your Mom is doing. You better all be giving her lots of purrs and snuggles!



Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

We're purrin' extra hard for your mom and you all. We don't have any advice or anything to add, we just wanted to let you know that we're sorry your mom is havin' to go through all this and that she (and you all) are in our thoughts.

Bogdan, the editor said...

Oh. We are sorry this is happening ... but look at all your friends! We are here for you and your mom. It will be OK.

My Investor says you shouldn't take this poop! You can go back to work... but you go back FOR YOU.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy, take good care of your mom. Purrs lots in her ear for us.

-Morning Scratchers