Adventures of a Dancing Kumquat

Following the saga of the little citrus with terpsichorean tendencies

Sunday, August 14, 2005


The tangello seems to be guilting the kumquat into posting more regularly. Well, maybe "inspiring" more than "guilting." Maybe.

The kumquat has taken on a few house-sitting clients in order to get her critter fix and to earn a little extra money to support her dancing and coffee habits. It's rather a nice thing: it reminds her that even though she adores critters, she really don't have time to actually have one of her own; it lets her play with and cuddle critters whose food she does not have to buy and whose vet bills she does not have to pay; it is really pretty easy, as second jobs go-- rather a nice way to earn a little extra money.

Okay, the kumquat kind of forgot where she was going with this. She was intending to tell all about the critters and give them random aliases. But now she has commenced to bore herself. It is not that the critters are boring, it is more that she sat for them last night and is too tired to pretend to be clever.

Ooh-- here's a tired kumquat story that most of her four readers have already heard. (Lookit that! The kumquat's readership has increased!) The other night (Thursday) the kumquat (Miss Kumquat) was going to go dancing (in the City), but she (who is fond of parenthetical expressions) decided she was too tired. She got home about 9:30ish and decided to get a snack before she went to bed. The kumquat found some cherry tomatoes in the refrigerator and decided to have some of those and a glass of milk. Yummy. She washed the tomatoes and put them in a bowl. Then she got a glass and put it on the counter next to the bowl of tomatoes. Then she got the milk out of the refrigerator. Then she poured some milk... in the bowl of tomatoes. Then she decided it was a good thing that she didn't go to the City.


At 11:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tangelo is a little sad today. You see, today tangello learned that a critter has been designated to join the household in which tangelo resides. Like kumquat, tangelo enjoys the occasional non-smelly playful critter. However, tangelo does not like critter-dom when it entails stinking, pooping, eating, and attention-seeking-ing. Especially not when the tangelo is left all alone in the orange villa to care for such critters while other household members go fondle grapes and their by-products in Napa, etc. Oh well.

How attached should Tangelo become to new puppy? Will Tangello utilize Miss Kumquat's speed-dial entry for critter-control management? Find out next week, on an all new episode of Fruits and Nuts.


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