Wednesday, October 21, 2015

In which Primo doesn't quite make the connection between Sly's mean cat who can be nice but then swat you out of nowhere and the improbability of Sly changing; my sister wants Primo to make her lose 20 pounds

1. Talked to my sister yesterday after she read the email Ted sent to Primo. She wants to know more about Primo's apparent wondrous powers to make other people lose weight.

"I'd like to lose 20 pounds," she said. "Could Primo make me lose weight after he takes care of Sly's 30 pounds?"

2. Me: You know if you feel compelled to stay there for a few months, I will support you.

Primo: But I don't want to stay here any longer!

3. Primo and I have some form of this conversation at least every other day.

Primo: Cat #1 is usually mean, but she has gotten to like me.

Me: That's nice.

Primo: She will sit in my lap and purr, but I am always worried that she is going to scratch me. She does that a lot.

Me: Yes.

Primo: She will act all nice, then suddenly slash at me. I can't trust her!

Me: Because you know what she is like.

Primo: Yes.

Me: Because she has shown you that she is a cat who scratches.

Primo: Yes.

Me: And she does not change her essential nature.

Primo: No.

Me: And yet I should try to have a relationship with your father why? Is he going to change his essential nature?


  1. I am interested to see what happened.

    Did you suck up to Sly? Did his wife's death and his brush with death change him? Or did your relationship with him return to what it always had been?

    I do believe that people can change behaviors and even change their essential natures. Sometimes it can happen late in life.

    If I was in your shoes I would have made an effort, but as soon as I saw that Sly was, well, still Sly, I would have retreated.

    As I said, I am interested to see how this all plays out.

    1. Keep on reading, Anon! This story has more twists than I could ever have imagined.

  2. More plot twists! I'm intrigued.
    I for one will be very surprised if Sly changes his spots!