Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I Like My Bubble

So this morning I was driving to work and I heard a story on the radio about this woman who had a chimpanzee for a pet. Yesterday the chimp attacked the owner's friend and started eating her. Disturbed? Yeah, so was I.

If you've heard about this story and have heard the 911 call, you are probably just as disturbed as I am right now. It's scary.

This lady treated this chimp like a child of her own (it eats people food at the dinner table, goes for rides in the car, looks at pics on the internet, and channel surfs with the remote). Then one day he was acting weird so she gives him Xanax and then right in front of her he attacks her friend and she has to go at the chimp with a butcher knife and shovel to get him off her. The chimp escaped and found a police car, and got in and the police officer ended up shooting the chimp.

But could you imagine? Your pet attacks your friend and then begins to eat her right in front of you?

...This is why I like the bubble that I live in...cause I don't want to imagine that.

And I know, chimps are wild animals and aren't really the kind of animal you should keep for a pet. That's not what this post is about. It's about the fact that I like my nice clean and tidy life and even though I know someday I might have to go through some horrible tragedy, for now I would like to enjoy my bubble where my kitty is nice to me and is happy to see me. She actually sat on my lap last night and stayed there for about an hour. I've had that cat for 11 years and not once has she ever sat in my lap voluntarily. It's a big step.

Anyways, I just thought I would take a moment to express my gratefulness for the absence of horror in my life. :)


WhiteEyebrows said...

It's all part of a long-term plan your cat has to attack and kill you. She is just nestling in to throw you off.

Matthew Ware said...

As long as Millie isn't the friend-eating kind of pet.

Amber said...

wait! didn't millie try to dominate you? isn't she eating your hair? and what is this about a clean and tidy life - i didn't see that when we lived together

(j/k on all parts of this comment, I agree that having a normal life and living in a bubble is great !)

Allie said...

Uhm who owns a chimp.. secondly, who gives that chimp people medicine. Thirdly, who is friends with crazy people who own chimps? Okay I like monkeys a lot, but would I own one... NOT A CHANCE would I be friends with someone that owns one?? NO I am worried about dogs going savage... so I think a monkey would bug me a little bit more! Oh and as for Milly I am glad she is taking steps to be a nice kitty... she is a pretty cat:D and that is how pretty cats act! You are a good owner!