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Tyler Talks Raining Cats and Dogs

October 19th, 2013 by Magdalena Tabor

tylerThe other day one of the Beans excitedly announced, “It’s raining cats and dogs!” For the life of me (and I have nine) I couldn’t imagine what they were talking about. I ran to the window. Indeed it was raining but there wasn’t a cat or a mongrel in sight. I must have missed them.

I pondered on this phenomena. What could have caused this? How did they manage to reach that elevation and then simultaneously jump down to earth and why? Was this some sort of mass cult suicide attempt? Or were they members of a unique sky divers club equipped with their paratrooper’s gear? Where did they all go when they touched ground? Why wasn’t it reported on the news? And most importantly, how can I get in on the action?

The next day was a cloudy one. I took my usual place at the window and waited. There was  a rumble. I attributed this to a dog’s snarl, a harbinger of the event to come. The wind whipped up. Must have been the jet propellers ready to drop the thrill seekers at any given moment. A few drops of water trickled down the glass. Surely the sweat from their brows. They’re getting cold feet, I thought. Too scared to jump. And then……nothing happened. I did spot one cat running down the street but never saw him land. He must have been the only one to brave the dive. Good for you! I cheered him on! He turned to look back at me with a puzzled look on his face. Must be the delirium from all the excitement, poor guy. And then he vanished out of sight. I wondered there was no reception or welcoming committee.

I soon fell asleep when all at once there was a great roar. It was pouring rain and along with it hundreds of dogs and cats hanging on to umbrellas filling the sky and landing on the street and on the lawn. Someone was yelling “It’s raining cats and dogs! It’s raining cats and dogs!” I suddenly awoke to the sound of my own voice screaming the phrase over and over. I looked out the window. Everything was as it should be. Not a drop of rain or a dog or cat in sight. Whew!

I decided to Google the expression. The Greek cata doxa meaning “contrary to experience or belief”, so if it’s raining unusually or unbelievably hard…..It’s raining cats and dogs. Now isn’t that a wild stretch of the imagination? I think the Greeks had better stick to souvlaki. That reminds me, where’s my dinner?

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7 Responses to “Tyler Talks Raining Cats and Dogs”

  1. Michael Tabor Says:

    This is your best Tyler bit to date….Tyler is one interesting cat !!!

    Later, cats

  2. Chipster Says:

    Tyler, didn’t you say you arrived at your new “forever” home with the Beans in some paratrooper gear? Maybe you took part in some skydiving adventure, hit your head upon landing and just can’t recall the event!!!

  3. tyler Says:

    Chip, this is not possible because I have no problem remembering everything else. Now where did I put that mouse with the little bell on it? Or did it have a bell? Or was there a mouse? Oh, God…….help me!!!

  4. Chipster Says:

    Oh my Tyler, let the Beans know I think you need a CAT Scan!!!

  5. tyler Says:

    Very funny! It’s a lucky thing I haven’t lost my sense of humor and just my mind.

  6. Chipster Says:

    Is it? Are you sure you haven’t lost your sense of humor and just your mind? If you indeed lost your mind, how would you know if you indeed still had a sense of humor? As a matter of fact, how would you be able to recall that you ever had one in the first place? Now that’s just a hypothetical question, for I am sure you have always been a humorous fellow and will continue to be one.

  7. tyler Says:

    I know I have a sense of humor for so I’ve been told. Unfortunately for me I will have to be told everything else there is now that I’ve lost all the marbles I’ve played with. You will help me find them won’t you? I think they’re under the sofa but I can’t be sure since I’m not playing with a full deck.

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