Laugh Link: The Big Bang

Laugh Link The Big Bang

This past week, I was doing some house-feeding and cat-sitting while some family were away on holiday. I did resent that they had a holiday, but made up for it by stealing this sauce from their fridge:


Sesame Sauce
I would bathe in this sauce.


But sesame sauce doesn’t have anything do with the Big Bang, as far as I recall high school science classes anyway.


Now, I’m a dog person. Cats are ok, but they’re just a bit weird, you know? I know this cat came to my family’s house because of the excess of kids and dogs in its first home, which it didn’t like. As an extension of that, it’s just not the cuddliest cat. I think she has let me pat her once in the years I’ve known her. At one point this week, she actually curled herself around my legs as I was getting her dinner ready – and I thought “hell yeah, I’ve made it in cat land!”

Laugh Link The Big Bang

Alas, not really. Straight after that she ran away and didn’t want to come near me for the rest of the time I was there. Apparently I’m only interesting while the food is a new and diverting thought, once it’s on the table, I’m scary.


Friday night on my way home from work, I stopped in to feed the kitty cat for the last time. As per usual, she was mildly interested in my presence, but not enough to actually be more than 2m away from me.


I was in the kitchen and I heard it: the Big Bang. A giant noise! Kitty cat went running to the protection of her litter box (smart kitty, cat poo stinks!). I was off in my own little world with the cat food, so I had no idea where the giant noise could have come from when I WAS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE HOUSE!


Yeah, it was the wind blowing the front door shut.


A bit anticlimactic? Eh, that’s real life for you.


Are you a cat or a dog person? Do you have any cat tips for the next time I cat-sit?


The Laugh Link members are:

Emily from Have a Laugh on Me | Kimberley from Melbourne Mum | Alison from Talking Frankly | Vanessa from 26 Years and Counting (aka me!)

14 Replies to “Laugh Link: The Big Bang”

  1. Alas, I confess. I am a cat person… Not quite crazy cat lady as I don’t actually own one, but I do away on the side of felines. Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of having a dog in the office one day a week, which is actually having quite a good effect on me… Although I’m not jumping to the other side, I can definitely see the upside to canines!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I think cats are just too standoffish for me 🙂

  2. All I know is, they seem to like me if I totally ignore them! I hate being alone in someone else’s house, freaks me out because I’m a sook for every unexplained noise.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Maybe that’s the problem I have with cats – I see an animal and I go up to them.

  3. I’m a cat person, but I do love a doggy cuddle too!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I think I would like a cuddly cat.

  4. I’m a dog person through and through but I do own a tolerable cat. It’s pretty old now and I sort of admire it for lasting so long. It’s bigger than two of my dogs.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Haha what makes it a tolerable cat?

  5. Dog person here, I like their dumb obedience and unconditional love. Cats intimidate me. I’m always afraid they will snap at any second and go postal.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Yes! Me too.

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      I’m thinking it depends on the cat – cuddlier ones would make me more of a cat person!

  6. So as you know I just rescued two RSPCA cats and it’s weird as when I had cats as a kid we were on a farm and they wondered in and out and there was NO litter box!. Dogs are way friendlier but also MUCH more of a tie if you go away. I have to say Moby is quite the cuddly kitten right now!

    1. Vanessa Smith says: Reply

      Litter boxes – omg the house stunk when I went to clean it up each day!!

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