The Princess and the Pea, Not the Fairy Tale

I placed the warm blankets on the bare mattress. Not a cat to be seen. One more load of laundry and three flights of stairs to our apartment in West Seattle. Basket on my hip, I entered our apartment, crossed the living room, and entered the bedroom.

Bed linen washing day, a not so grim furry tale.

The cats materialized on our bed, drawn by the warmth magnet. The princess late to the party. The king pea snug in his blanket cocoon.

Never underestimate the power of a cat to commandeer warm blankets.



About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.
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6 Responses to The Princess and the Pea, Not the Fairy Tale

  1. Liz says:

    Love cats! What are their names? And three flights of stairs for laundry? Wow. Good training for your races.


    • Thanks, Liz. They are the original Wicket and Sadie I include in my short stories.

      You’re right about the stairs, there were great cardio unless we were lugging furniture. At which point I used more colorful terms to describe it.

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  2. kerbey says:

    I think you could stick a can of peas under that mattress and they’d still snooze away.

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