Had a new e-mail from the narc when I checked after my second nap Sunday evening:
[his pet name for me,]
Jim has two cats that moved from his neighbor’s to his house. One is a big male and the other is a tiny female. His wife is allergic to cats, so they both live in the garage.
Recently the little female was caught killing a bird in their bird feeder (what do they expect?), so it has been decreed she must go to a shelter. She is the sweetest little thing, so I told him I’d take her rather than send her to the pound.
If you think you might want this kitty, you should contact Jim. I will take her otherwise, though the princess Pookie will not like it one bit. She is coal black and smaller than Pookie.
[Jim’s e-mail address]
Really? I went NC on June 20. He has not heard my voice or received an e-mail reply to anything in over three months and now he’s sending me this? Like I’m just going to forgive and forget?
Oh, sure, I can contact Jim about the poor kitty and leave the narc out of it completely, but WTF is he thinking by even sending me this?
Wait. I know exactly what he’s thinking:
- Appeal to her soft heart with a sob story about a cat and she’ll open the lines of communication
- Insert something about poor little Pookie and how unhappy she will be
- Make sure the message is “from” someone she’s likely to respond to
- Put in something about the nature of cats and how they’re unfairly demonized
- Don’t forget to sign it with “love” to let her know all is not lost
What a bunch of crap! I do tend to respond under these conditions, but not to him, and not to someone who might report back to him about me or inadvertently give away information I want to remain private.
Loser! Nice try, but it ain’t gonna happen!
On an unrelated note: took Lil’ Dude in for his procedure. Left Sabu in the car while I took kitty into the vet’s office in his carrier. Got him checked in, signed up and went back out to the car. Sabu was very concerned that I returned without her little buddy. She’s been giving me the stink-eye all day. Except during lunch, when she was begging for bacon! off my panini. Will report back when Lil’ Dude is home and the meds wear off 🙂