Whenever I am working in the kitchen these days, I have a kitty supervisor. Happy the little kitty jumps up and sits on the bar stool on the opposite side of the kitchen counter. She closely watches what I am doing, in case I might be making her a snack. 99% of the time, I am *not* making her a snack!
In recent times, she has begun to display the most hilarious expression while sitting there. There is a combination of doubt and disbelief in her eyes.
It is almost as if she is mentally asking me..
What on earth do you think are you doing now?
I like to call this particular expression “Improbable Kitty”. As in, what you are doing presently is “unexpected and apparently inauthentic” plus, “not likely to be true or to happen”.
Alternatively, she is transmitting the thought – it is totally unbelievable to me that you are not making me a snack right now.
So the other night I was making dinner while The Other Half sat on the barstool watching me. I had just placed my chicken into a bowl with lime and lemon juice, added some white wine, and went back to add in some more lime and lemon.
I looked up, and he had this bizarre expression on his face. It made me say “What? I’m just marinading my chicken?”…
and he replied.. “I’m Improbable Kitty”. And I lost it and laughed for many, many minutes..
You can tell from my reply, he got that improbable kitty impression 100% correct.
Happy has been such a wonderful addition to our household. She makes us laugh every single day.
Happy doing Improbable Kitty while Grumpy lurks in the background
Improbable Kitty is not her only talent. At night, she impersonates a sandbag on the bed most effectively. This is slightly less funny to The Other Half, who gets woken up when he can’t turn over because there is a sandbag in his way.