Zoe V. Kermit

Zoe the cat is almost 17 years old. She has been with me since shortly after I started college. She and I have lived in countless houses and apartments together, in four different cities and with various husbands and roommates. In that time, she’s been exposed to great deal of media. There’s always plenty of music. I love video games. And while I’m not proud to say so, our television is frequently yakking away.

Never, ever has she paid the slightest bit of attention to any form of electronic noise or lights.

That’s why it’s so funny to see her have such huge reaction to The Muppet Show. Season 1 is my latest Netflix selection. And oh the slinking, the cringing, the staring, the stalking. She is transfixed, and does not seem pleased by these singing puppets.

On the other hand, I’m tremendously pleased by them and she’s just going to have to suck it up. Sandy Duncan is the guest star as I type, and the Swedish Chef is making bagels.

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15 responses to this post.

  1. Just wait ’til the MahnaMahna skit comes on.

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  2. Just wait ’til the MahnaMahna skit comes on.

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  3. Just wait ’til the MahnaMahna skit comes on.

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  4. Just wait ’til the MahnaMahna skit comes on.

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  5. Just wait ’til the MahnaMahna skit comes on.

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  6. i think it’s a frog thing
    That’s too funny. Our younger cat (10 now) used to have a freak-out about the stuffed blue frog. On the shelf, fine…but if you picked it up and showed it to her, and she made eye contact…that was it. Hissing, snarling, charging at it. Smack! And then she’d dive under the bed for two minutes and come back to try again.
    Now we need to experiment and see if Kermit has the same effect…

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  7. i think it’s a frog thing
    That’s too funny. Our younger cat (10 now) used to have a freak-out about the stuffed blue frog. On the shelf, fine…but if you picked it up and showed it to her, and she made eye contact…that was it. Hissing, snarling, charging at it. Smack! And then she’d dive under the bed for two minutes and come back to try again.
    Now we need to experiment and see if Kermit has the same effect…

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  8. i think it’s a frog thing
    That’s too funny. Our younger cat (10 now) used to have a freak-out about the stuffed blue frog. On the shelf, fine…but if you picked it up and showed it to her, and she made eye contact…that was it. Hissing, snarling, charging at it. Smack! And then she’d dive under the bed for two minutes and come back to try again.
    Now we need to experiment and see if Kermit has the same effect…

    Reply

  9. i think it’s a frog thing
    That’s too funny. Our younger cat (10 now) used to have a freak-out about the stuffed blue frog. On the shelf, fine…but if you picked it up and showed it to her, and she made eye contact…that was it. Hissing, snarling, charging at it. Smack! And then she’d dive under the bed for two minutes and come back to try again.
    Now we need to experiment and see if Kermit has the same effect…

    Reply

  10. i think it’s a frog thing
    That’s too funny. Our younger cat (10 now) used to have a freak-out about the stuffed blue frog. On the shelf, fine…but if you picked it up and showed it to her, and she made eye contact…that was it. Hissing, snarling, charging at it. Smack! And then she’d dive under the bed for two minutes and come back to try again.
    Now we need to experiment and see if Kermit has the same effect…

    Reply

  11. Re: i think it’s a frog thing
    Interesting observation. I’ll put that to the test first chance I get.

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