Scandal

Copyright Helmi Flick.  http://helmiflick.blogspot.com/2010/05/cat-and-rat.html
Copyright Helmi Flick

Rumors rise from the street like steam from fresh blacktop on a sweltering day.  But if Grace, a notoriously taciturn cat, said it, it must be true.  Mr. Brushes, despite outward (posterior) appearances, is not a he but a she.  And pregnant.

46 Comments Scandal

    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:12 pm

      Good! Thanks for reading and giggling!

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  1. fatgirlinboxinggloves June 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

    That line about rumors rising from the street like steam from flesh is gorgeous. I love cats – especially gossipy ones. And that picture, oh.my.God! Serious cuteness!

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      I googled “whispering cats” and found that photo. Too funny. Thanks for commenting, Karen.

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  2. Lance June 9, 2014 at 9:48 am

    Cute and creatively so. Well done.

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Thanks, Lance!

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  3. Jennifer G. Knoblock June 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

    The rides you take us on, Meg. Super clever and funny, and anything with a cat (notoriously taciturn or not) is good with me. 🙂

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm

      Hah! Glad you enjoyed it, Jennifer. Makes me happy, as do cats. 😉

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Thanks, Kathy!

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Hah! I decided I needed to go off the rails a bit. Thanks, Stacie.

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  4. thewizardsword June 9, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for the smile! I needed it today. Great take on the prompt, too!

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      Yay for smiling! Thanks for commenting.

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  5. ContactRida June 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    hahaha, such an adorably cute tale!

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

      I would say it comes naturally but that would be a big fat lie. 😉

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  6. Michael June 9, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Gasp. Mr. Brushes is Ms. Brushes. I’m shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:19 pm

      I know, right?! 😉

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  7. Creative Brevity June 9, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Really liked this one. My favorite so far. Really nice and funny, amusing, light, enjoyable.

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 8:20 pm

      Thank you! Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  8. M. L. Sexton June 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Oh the troughs of missgossip (don’t think that’s a word but it is today) lol

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 11:26 pm

      Indeed!

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  9. Jen June 9, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    i love that picture,too!!

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  10. Archita June 9, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    What an adorable tale, made my heart laugh out. 🙂 And yes, I loved that picture too. 🙂

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    1. Meg June 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm

      Thanks for commenting! Glad it made you laugh.

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  11. jetgirlcos June 10, 2014 at 12:44 am

    Adorable! Love the last line and the photo 🙂

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you!!

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  12. Mike June 10, 2014 at 3:35 am

    Loved your take on the prompt, it made me smile. Thank you.

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      I’m glad! Thanks, Mike!

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  13. KymmInBarcelona June 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

    lol I don’t know which is more shocking! FUn post, Meg!

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

      I don’t either! Thanks, Kymm!

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  14. Christine June 10, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    I love the dramatic opening paired with the lightheartedness of the rest. Adorable. 🙂 Thanks for linking it up!

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you, Christine. It was fun.

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  15. saroful June 10, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    As a farm kid, I had to change many a cat’s name to end in -ella…

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Hahaha! A friend of mine named her cat Hester Prynne and then found out it was a boy. The good (though sad) thing was that most people didn’t know that Hester Prynne was a female character.

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Yes! Thanks for reading.

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  16. innatejames June 10, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Those felines *are* a gossipy bunch, aren’t they?

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    1. Meg June 10, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      They are catty!

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  17. Marcy June 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    A fun take on the prompt! As much as I try not to, I love a good scandal.

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    1. Meg June 12, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Me too, Marcy!

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