Friday, June 13, 2008
A weekend Mikalogue
Mika: This Mika's mat. Is not movin.
Kit: Oh, there you are, sweetie. I wanted to ask you something.
Mika: Is Mika with the wants. Mika wants, Kit does. Will accept fish treat if you is wantin to give one of them.
Kit: No, sweetie, I've got a question.
Mika: Can Mika has one?
Kit: Yes, here it is: what's with the mat? Did you hear the rhyme, 'the cat sat on the mat'?
Mika: This Mika's mat. Is lyin down on it.
Kit: I see that, baby. But there's a poem about cats on mats. I'm wondering if you have an interest in literature after all.
Mika: Your questions is confusin. Give Mika fish treat or go away.
Kit: Sorry, sweetie, we're running out.
Mika: Would accept prawn cracker.
Kit: No, those are bad for you. I shouldn't have let you get into our take-away, really. But look, why are you on that mat? It's drafty under the door, the mat's all rough and dusty...
Mika: Mika has thick beautiful coat. Knows not of these draffs you speak of.
Kit: So what are you doing on the mat?
Mika: Is leanin on door. Is nice down here.
Kit: You're kind of a mystery to me, sometimes, honey.
Mika: Mika sensible. Is you the one with the confusles. You calls food take-away, but when Mika tries to take it away, you intervenes.
Kit: Does that mean you want some of our dinner?
Mika: No thank you. Is not hungry. Is happy down here.
Kit: I guess I should stop trying to figure you out and just admire your beauty.
Mika: Aha! You is comin on after all. You gets purr. Prr.
Friday, June 06, 2008
The Mikalogues meet literature
Mika: Aha, see you has book! Mika fites book! Bites it!
Kit: Mika, stop that.
Mika: Paper products is for chewin.
Kit: Mika, I wish you'd stop trying to eat my books whenever you see me reading. Books are important, you know.
Kit: Well, sweetie, people care about books. I write books. People work very hard to put all those letters down on the page.
Mika: Wif pen?
Kit: Yes, that's right. You take a pen and make shapes that spell out words.
Mika: Chase pen! Catch it! This good game.
Kit: I know you like chasing pens. That's why I close the door of my study. You kept trying to catch my pen tip when I was writing.
Mika: Close door, Mika has nap. Can chew book?
Kit: Sweetie, do you have some kind of animus against literature? It's writing that keeps you in cat food, you know.
Mika: Animouse? Where? Fites it!
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