My Moms has been reading all the brouhaha on Ann-Marie Slaughter’s article Why Women Still Can’t Have It All, published in The Atlantic. Have you guys been keeping up on this as well?
Well, my Moms wants to use my blog space to explain Why Can’t Owners Can’t Have It All. Can you believe it?
“Hello, Loyal King Alfred the Cat Readers. This is Alfred’s Mom. I just want to share with you all – especially those of you who are cat owners – why I feel that after all these years, we Cat Owners still can’t have it all.
“Yes, clumping litter has reduced the time we have to spend cleaning out litter boxes. And, of course, hairball control formula cat food has meant that we don’t have to watch our beloved pets suffer from coughing up hairballs – and we don’t have to step in all that hairball mess either. And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention how beneficial those cat feeders and water fountains have been for our cats’ health. But, we still cannot expect to have the time and energy we need to make our little ones happy and maintain an ambitious career at the same time – not to mention giving sufficient time to a human family.
“I am one of the few lucky ones. I only have my little Alfred to take care of in addition to a career. I don’t have a human family. But still I find that I have to cut back on my work hours to make sure my Alfred’s physical and mental health are in good shape. Sometimes I ask myself how can I succeed in both taking care of Alfred and excelling in my career. I mean someone has to be home when Alfred’s litter box gets too dirty for him to use. And someone has to get up in the middle of the night when Alfred starts wandering around the house yowling out of loneliness.”
Moms… Moms… Stop!! You gotta stop right there. I can’t believe you’re saying all those ridiculous things. You make it sound like I’m some kind or burden or something. You’re embarrassing me.
“Alfred, you just don’t understand. You don’t have a cat of your own. You simply don’t understand the sacrifice it takes to raise you as a loving and affectionate cat. It takes hard, dedicated work. It’s not a job for just anyone…”
Okay, Guys… I’m going to have to stop right here. My Moms – as usual – is outta control!!