Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Inner Life Of Pets, A Play In 3 Acts .... for Sunday Scribblings

The Inner Life Of Pets, a play in 3 acts
for Sunday Scribblings

The Characters: Peppermint, also known as Pepper, an orange tiger cat. Approx. 2 yrs. old.
Liliput, also known as Lily, a black and white tuxedo cat, approx. 1 yr. old.

Act #1: the kitchen
7 o'clock in the morning

Pepper: Gosh, this stuff is good. Must be tuna. It's kind of fishy.

Lily: It's okay, I prefer the turkey stuff. But this is better than nothing, which is what I had for dinner last night.

Pepper: Well, that's what you get for being fussy! If you don't eat what's put in front of you, you get hungry!

Lily: Yeah? Who Says?? I could'a gone out and caught a vole ... or some crickets, but she wouldn't let me out. Said it was getting too dark. She keeps trying to scare me by saying that there is a huge owl out there that might think I'd make a good snack!!

Pepper: Well, you never know .... In my first home, my friend, Bonnie, almost got caught by a big hawk!!

Lily: Oh, get over it!! I'm too tough and I'm not afraid of anything ... even those big things that come in the driveway and honk at me when I won't move out of the way. Whatever they are, they have some nerve!

Pepper: I'm full, let's go watch birds!

Act #2: The Kitchen Window, later in the morning

Lily: Will you look at that fat squirrel?!? He'd make a great dinner!!

Pepper: Yeah, but look at that gorgeous bright red cardinal! Have you tried one? I've never had one. I wonder if they taste like sparrow.

Lily: Nah, I've never had one. I do know that sparrow and chickadee are pretty close in flavor. I think sparrow can be a bit tough, though. They eat anything, ya know! Chickadees only eat black oil sunflower seeds. Makes 'em a bit more tender.

Pepper: Yeah, and blue jays are the worst! Their meat is very stringy! Oh, I see what you mean about that squirrel! I've never caught one. They are too big to fool with. And they don't seem to be afraid of cats. I thought one was going to chase me the other day!! Ooh, I'm getting sleepy.

Act #3: The Master Bedroom, early afternoon

Pepper: She's doing that thing again!! Why is she always doing that?? I hate that bright light that flashes in my face!

Lily: She's taking pictures, silly. She thinks we're cute ... likes to brag about us ... how smart we are!

Pepper: Oh, well we are pretty special, ya know. Why else would she have brought us here.

Lily: Hush up and go to sleep. I've got a date tonight with a mouse. I need my beauty rest! My claws grow best when I get plenty of rest!!

The End

(don't forget to clap your hands!!)


Becca said...

********A big thumbs up!*****
First rate! Priceless dialogue! This production rivals "The Odd Couple" for humor and laughs.
I predict a long run for this show!

Autrice DelDrago said...

You can tell that Pepper and Lily really enjoy each other's company!

FatCharlatan said...

What fun! I loved reading this. I think you really got into the heads of these two, and I don't even know 'em. (I was waiting for one of them to say, "Sparrow? Tastes like chicken!") ;)

Thanks for writing this and sharing it with us--and your babies are beautiful! :)


GreenishLady said...

I am SO enjoying the posts with dialogue - and this one is superb. What does a cardinal taste like? ... Funny! Makes me feel I've deprived poor Trixie all these years being an "only one".

Visual-Voice said...

To busy clapping to comment!

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is great! I love the dialogue and the character of the two cats comes though really clearly (though do cats not have deeper thoughts at least sometimes?) and I love the second photo with the tails! Great fun.

jzr said...

Hey Crafty Green Poet,

Thanks for your comment ... These two are still young for deep thoughts .... The deepest Lily gets is how she's gonna catch that bird. Pepper is the thinker and I believe she will begin sharing more of her philosophy on life in another year or two.


twitches said...

So cute! Thanks for posting! I'm gonna go pet my kitties now!

boliyou said...

Great play in three acts! I enjoyed "listening" to Pepper and Lily.

pam said...

Wonderful work break! Thanks!!

Tammy said...

***Clapping*** Great photos to go with the witty kitty talks :)

commongal said...

Fantastic! Excellent dialogue and I feel like I know these two. And you should brag about them because they are great.