Thursday, December 31, 2009

Oh, The Shame Of It All...!


Well, I did my best!

I tried to teach them, preach at them, even tried to lead by example...but all to no avail!

I've told them of all the mistakes I've made in years past, I've shown them the pictures and read them the horror stories out of the paper! All for naught...!

They just sit there, disinterested, staring at me with those innocent blue eyes and a stupid smile starting at the corners of their little mouths! Nothing that I do or say seems to have any effect at all!

The oldest and biggest has already left the house, looking for someone to fight or a lady to chase! Sometimes I don't know which he likes best!

His brother, the smallest one, has already started with the hard stuff! Thank goodness the neighbors can't see this! Thank goodness their brothers and sisters can't witness this!

Thank goodness neither of them can drive...!



Not only is he tipping so early...he's using a STRAW! I know I taught him better than that! What a sorry sight! Red eyes, lost look on his face...and singing at the top of his lungs!

Oh, the shame of it all...but what can you do?

I know...! We can get some fresh coffee and sit in the kitchen for a bit! Just try and not stare at the staggering cat in the dining room, OK?

Happy New Year, everyone!

25 comments:

Felinae said...

LOL!

I love it! thanks for the laugh.
Maybe you could spike the Margarita with some coffee. ;)

Happy New Year to you as well, Uncle Hermit.

Have a good one!
~Felinae~

HermitJim said...

Hey Felinae...
I sure hope that you and the Catman have a safe and happy New Year!

I want to thank you, my friend, for stopping by today!

Sage said...

Have a happy and peaceful new year xx

Anonymous said...

Oooo, kittys on tequila, that won't be pretty - better take away his keys lol. You have a great, safe Happy New Year HermitJim. Be sure and stay off the roads, those drunk cats may decide to take a drive.

JoJo said...

LMAO Good Morning My Special One,
I know what you mean, but all we can do is try our best, those roomies of yours are just to much. lol
But sitting in the kitchen with you on this New Years Eve will be just what the we need to do. I will bring the fresh ground coffee.
Hope all our friends will be safe tonite. Hugs to you my Special One.

ChiggerLlazlod said...

ROFL!! Good post! Thank you for the laugh today! After the last couple of days, this was exactly what I needed. Hope you have a great New Year.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Save some coffee fot´r that cat of Yours! I think he´ll need it later :-) :-)
Have a great ending of this year!
Christer.

Did it MY way said...

Jim,Jim,JIm....How many times have people told you. You cannot control cats.
Enjoy the quiet time while they sleep off the hangover. Oh that's right...they sleep all day, and raise hell all night.
lol

Have a great new year.

See Ya

HermitJim said...

Hey Sage...
May your New Year be a happy and safe one as well, my friend!

Thanks for the visit!


Hey Anon 5:24...
You can count on the fact that I'll be at home tonight! Never go out on New Year's Eve any more!

Hey, thanks for the visit!


Hey JoJo...
Ah, what can you do? They are a handful, for sure!

Hugs to you this morning, sweetie! Thanks so much for coming by...!


Hey ChiggerLlazlod ...
I'm glad you got a chuckle out of this post this morning! We all need a grin once in a while!

Thanks for coming by today...I appreciate it!


Hey Christer...
My friend, you be safe out there! As far as the coffee for the cats, they will just have to do for themselves...know what I mean?

I sure do appreciate you coming by today, buddy!

HermitJim said...

Hey Tony...
You would think I'd have learned that by now! Just a slow learner, I reckon!

I do hope that you and your lady friend have a safe one, my fiend!

Happy New Year, Tony!

Catman said...

Here's wishing you the very best in catnip for the New Year!

HermitJim said...

Hey Catman...
Wishing you and the family all the best in this New Year as well, my friend!

It's either gonna get better...or a LOT worse, isn't it?

Thanks for coming by today, my friend!

Ginger said...

That crazy cat!! Happy new year, Hermit Jim. I wish you love, joy, peace, contentment.

Kyddryn said...

Oh, Mister Hermit sir, my heart aches for you. It's a sad, sad situation when we watch our little ones head down that road!

I...I hate to admit it...but...my girls have a nip habit. Yes! They do! Oh, I'm so ashamed! It started out so innocently, just a little every now and then on special occasions, but now? Now they want it constantly...and they get so mean when I say "no"!

When I suggested they should cut back a little, they menaced me, threatened to eat my Christmas cactus in retaliation, can you imagine??

Sigh.

Where did it all go wrong??

Shade and Sweetwater,
K (who thinks we should start a support group...)

HermitJim said...

Hey Ginger...
Good to see you this morning, girl!

My best New Years wishes for you, too! I hope you have a safe and happy one!

Thanks so much for coming by today!


Hey K...
I think that maybe a support group is very much in order! The name has to be something catchy, though...like "Cats in Crisis" or 'Critters With The Jitters" or...

Well, you get the idea!

Hey, Happy New Year to you and your bunch! Thanks so much for coming by!

Mayberry said...

Ha ha! Thanks for the laugh Hermit, that was good.

Nibblin' on sponge cake, watchin' the sun bake....

Oh, now you done it...

Wastin' away again in Margaritaville, searchin' for my lost shaker of salt....

Happy New Year Hermit!

Now where did I put that cruising magazine....

HermitJim said...

Hey Mayberry...
Don't ya just hate it when a song gets hung in your head?

Glad you liked the post...and certainly glad you could drop bt today!

Momlady said...

Jim....My two kitties have gone to that great catnip meadow where they have all they want. I have to admit it was fun to watch them after they had imbibed. Kinda like watching a drunk try to walk a straight line? Or light a cigarette? I sort of miss it. I get my cat fix at Kyddryn's when I go there.
You have a great new year.

CoyotePrime said...

Happy New Year, HermitJim! Many happy returns.

HermitJim said...

Hey Momlady...
Sorry that the two kitties had to leave, but at least they are in a place where they can have a good time!

I'll miss mine greatly when they're gone, but hopefully that will be a long time!

Happy New Year to you, my new friend!

HermitJim said...

Hey Coyote...
Good to see you again! I hope you and those around you have a safe and happy New Year!

Thanks for coming by!

Stephanie in AR said...

Those cats - ours doesn't need to imbibe to be crazy, she's olde enough that she has her moments while sober. I don't blame you...its the neighbor's

Looking said...

Wishing you a Happy New Year and watch out for the kids...I tried to reason with mine, but they want to celebrate. Thanks for the coffee, we'll have to get together tomorrow morning as usual.
Rick

HermitJim said...

Hey Stephanie...
What would we ever do for entertainment without them without them around?

You're right! I'll blame it on the neighbors...!

Thanks so much for coming by!


Hey Rick...
When their minds are made up, they can be stubborn!

Happy New Year to you and your family, my friend! See you in the kitchen for coffee in the morning!

Thanks forcoming by!

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