Most of you are familiar with Scooty Boots (top left, being sweet) but you may not know Dinahsaur (top right, plotting your demise) quite as well. There are a couple of reasons for that:
1. Dinahsaur and Scooty are twins so sometimes it's confusing which is which.
2. Dinahsaur is a total spaz - even when she's trying to be sweet. The little bit of personality she has is far from charming.
3. Scooty Boots is our favorite. In the past, I've only ever had one pet at a time so I figured like a good mom I wasn't supposed to have a favorite. But she kind of acts like a teenage girl who hates my guts.
I was beginning to feel really guilty about Dinahsaur. Like, my attitude about her was feeding her unfriendly & spazzy demeanor. I wanted us to be close - start fresh.
So recently one my favorite clients stops by my house to join Jeremy and me for dinner after a long day of press checks. Dinahsaur crawls into his lap and he's petting her - he has a couple cats of his own and didn't mind. I wanted to say "She's a total bitch. Watch out." But I was trying to turn it around with her - I mean, I would probably be a total bitch too if someone was constantly telling the world how evil I was. I was trying not to project and she was being sweet (I mean, regardless of her annoying nature she usually doesn't mean any harm). And that's when all of a sudden she spazzes out (for NO reason) and jumps off the lap of my client - he grabs his finger - apparently she bit him - hard. But then I notice two huge bloody scratches on his arm and we all start freaking out. I'm freaked that my cat just attacked my long-time client in my own home and he's never going to work with me again and here he's worried about bleeding all over my furniture. I grab a towel and everyone recovers. A few beers later and we're laughing about it. I'm still not positive I'll ever get hired again, though.
So if you wonder why you don't hear about Dinahsaur as much this is why.
Do any of you have an evil cat? Do you feel bad about picking favorites? Please, share your stories so I don't feel so alone over here.
J & K started this blog project to document the remodel of their 1929 historical home in the heart of Oklahoma City. It has now turned into a documentation of life, food, fashion, freelance, inspiration, design, adventures and details around the J & K house.
Kathleen works as an award-winning brand consultant and designer specializing in small business branding at Braid Creative & Consulting. Jeremy is a software engineer and is the left-brain to Kathleen’s right.
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Trekking to Everest
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J & K: Blog Archive
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- Good Friends and Good Food
- Spiced Cantaloupe
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Summer Staples
- Weekend Mini Adventure: Kayaking
- Mermaid's Tears
- The Most Spontaneous Jeremy Has Ever Been
- Freelance Matters | Getting Paid
- Creatives Near You
- Watercolor Wedding Invitations
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Summer Smoothie
- About Dinahsaur
- Kathleen and Kendi. Everyday.
- Yay New York!
- Education | Matters
- Broccoli and Tofu Fried Rice
- The iPhone Diaries: Roadtrip to Austin
- Anatomy of an Outfit: Overalls
- ▼ July (19)
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- Eva Black | Spaces
- Emma Dime
- Life as an Artistpreneur
- Jane Reaction
- Ink & Letters
- Meg Biram | The Edit
- Sarah Von Bargen's Small Biz Blog
- Design Crush
- The Equals Record
- Emmarie Designs
- Rory Gordon
- Yellow Brick Home
- The Creatives Project
- Silly Grrl
- Photographers Skeen
- The Clothes Make the Girl
- Bringing Design Home
- Pip & Estella
- A Practical Wedding
- Kind of a Sideshow
- Sandra Juto
- Old Sweet Song
- Rambling Renovators
- Brooklyn Bride
- Design Crush
- Experiment in Poverty
- The Jealous Curator
- Making it Lovely
- Dressing on the Side
- The Oklahoman
- Young House Love
- Oh So Beautiful Paper
- A Cup of Jo
- Brooklyn Limestone
- Glamour Weddings