The One-Armed Typist

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“You’re gonna have to learn how to type with one hand,” people often inform me when they find out I’m having a baby, anticipating my continued writing addiction and Candy Junior’s desire to be held (apparently, babies like this or something?).

Little do they know I’ve been a one-armed typist for some years now:

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Cats have a reputation for being aloof, disdainful and Satanic plotters of their owners’ demise. This may be true for a small handful of felines — in fact, my aunt’s cat Tigger (R.I.P. thank GOD) possessed a very calculated plan to whack my grandma, leaping from the tops of armoires, claws outstretched, in an apparent attempt to decapitate Grandma as she walked by — but not so with our kitties.

No, Marcy and Matty think they’re dogs, running to the door, tails a’waggin’, as soon as we come home.  Hell, they even enjoy watching “The Real Housewives of Atlanta/New York/Orange County” with us.   (Okay, okay… we all know who “us” really is: my husband).  Little Marcy, pictured above, begs to be walked outside on a leash, purring as soon as I get the harness.  True story.  And, as you can see, she also begs to sit on my lap ANY time I happen to be seated at my computer.  Which happens to be 95 percent of the day.

Don’t be jealous of my glamorous life.

In fact, Marcy has become OBSESSED with me ever since Mr. Candy’s swimmers hit the jackpot.   At first I thought it was just a coincidence, or that I’d inadvertently given myself a catnip body wrap (trust me, Pregnancy Brain can make you do some VERY strange things of which you’re completely unaware), but I’ve since learned that some cats can sense pregnancy and become incredibly maternal.

That’s my Marcy.

I take a break to watch a “Seinfeld” rerun — Marcy needs to sit on my belly.  Like, needs in the way Amy Winehouse needs vodka cocaine-tinis.  I wake up in the middle of the night — Marcy is nestled tightly against my bump, guarding our Baby Girl from the evil Tiggers of the world.  I try to pet her head — Marcy turns the tables on me, licking my hands with a vengeance because my dirty paws are clearly not ready to handle a precious newborn.  Ex-cuuuuse me.

I fully expect to wake up one day to find Marcy has singlepawedly decorated the nursery, her fluffy brow furrowed as she tests the sturdiness of the bassinet she just assembled, ’cause she doesn’t trust us dopes with these critical baby tasks.

From my lips to Marcy’s furry ears… that would definitely earn you an extra dollop of Meow Mix, Marc.  (I know, I know… I’m too damn good to her.)

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. She also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats who enjoy blanketing every inch of the house in kitty fur. For more of Candy's nonsense, check out her personal Twitter, The Laughing Stork's Twitter and The Laughing Stork's Facebook page.

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5 Comments

  1. Gina from Oregon

    March 12, 2009 at 11:18 am

    That is so cute! Reading your site always puts a smile on my face. :-)

  2. Eize

    March 12, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    This post brought a smile to my face. Thanks, Candy and Marcy. :)

  3. Moonlight Dancer

    March 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    From the looks of it, you will have to learn how to type with your toes. I for one will forgive any future typos.

  4. Dr. L

    March 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    They can smell the increased hormones. And she knows where it’s coming from…it will be interesting to see how she looks at and knows the newborn. She will want to have a maternal paw in this.
    kool!

  5. Dr. L

    March 14, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Man, that’s an ugly avi you gave me!

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