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September 19, 2003

I gave my cat an enema, and other stories
Posted by Teresa at 08:14 PM * calls itself a weblog, but it’s more a collection of short stories, illustrated by the author with crayon drawings of stick figures. Titles include Toad Patrol, Cub Scout Confidential, My Neighbor Is Insane, Macrame Disaster, Grandma’s Been Kidnapped!, Drag Queen Traffic Mishap, and I Gave My Cat an Enema.

These are simple tales. For example, “Grandma’s Been Kidnapped!” begins:
I come from a long line of insane hillbillies. I say that because my relatives are all from Kentucky, and lots of them are crazy. There’s my uncle, Ray (NOT his real name), for instance. He’s my mom’s youngest brother. This is the story of the time he decided to kidnap my Grandma. I’m not a trained psychiatrist, but I would have to say Uncle Ray is more or less a bipolar schizophrenic paranoid psycho nutboy, to put it in clinical terms. …
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Comments on I gave my cat an enema, and other stories:
#2 ::: Claude Muncey ::: (view all by) ::: September 19, 2003, 10:10 PM:

I found the cat enema story easy to believe (cat nursing is a truly unique and unrewarding activity), especially when I saw that "cranky and mean" Fred was an orange tabby. Figures.

#3 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: September 19, 2003, 11:32 PM:

I'm sorry, this reminds me too much of giving my father an enema. I'm going to go lie down now.

#4 ::: Teresa Nielsen Hayden ::: (view all by) ::: September 20, 2003, 12:34 AM:

Please don't tell me which aspect of it you have in mind until I decide whether I want to know.

#5 ::: TL Hines ::: (view all by) ::: September 20, 2003, 10:27 AM:

The "bipolar schizophrenic paranoid psycho nutboy" uncle in "Grandma's Been Kidnapped!" has to stand out as a classic character in American literature. And film, for that matter. Uncle Nutboy specifically reminded me of two documentaries: Jesco White, the Dancing Outlaw, and Errol Morris's classic tale of Vernon, Florida. Be afraid of hillbillies. Be very afraid.

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