Thursday, 6 December 2012

She's Ba-a-a-a-ck!!

So last night when I least expected it, my cat Her Royal Highness nonchalantly strolled in through the door and meowed "I'm back, human!"

Yes, patient readers, she is finally home after competing in the London Cat Olympics, being jailed with Pussy Riot in Moscow and working off her parole at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

And HRH didn't arrive empty-pawed either. She brought home a beautiful old oil painting from the Hermitage. A parting gift from her good pal Putin, she told me. Apparently, it is the official state portrait of Her Royal Highness's ancestor, Her Royal Tsarina of all the Russias.


This exquisite work of art was painted by one of Russia's greatest 19th century artists, Bryanovitch Pedaski. A true renaissance man, he was also the co-author with the Russian literary genius, Brandonslav Meyerskov, of a famous book of comic stories called A Vodka for the Bidet or something to that effect.

But anyway, isn't it cool that the nameless Russian serf holding up Her Royal Tsarina in the portrait is wearing purple fingerless gloves just like mine? What amazing synchronicity.

Oh sorry, pardon me for a moment. The doorbell is ringing.

Jeez, why the hell is Interpol on my front steps?

34 comments:

mxtodis123 said...

Just in time for the holidays. Welcome home, HRH.
Mary

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

HRH is home just in time for the holidays! Love the portrait! (snicker)

Interpol knocking at your door...hmmm...the plot thickens...

Victoria said...

ha ha...too cute! So happy kitty has returned..enjoy your reunion!!
HUgs
Victoria

DEZMOND said...

bet she came back only for Christmas nom noms!

Linda Wildenstein said...

Oh welcome back HRH, just in the nick of time for the holidays. Now run and hide from interpol. Hide the painting and act like no one is home. just sayin'

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Just in time for the festivus season, welcome home!

Adam said...

my gf's cat will sneak out of the house any chance he gets, but he always just jumps in the rain gutters and cries when he can't get out until he finally does it.

Green Monkey said...

I just informed Miss Phoebe that HRH was OUT and now is IN and she is relieved (if not a tad envious of her adventures)

Jeanne said...

LOL! Surely you didn't think that HRH would come home and not make some kind of grand entrance....
Love the artwork! The first thing I noticed was the purple gloves! :0)
{sorry. don't have any pull with Interpol...}

Robin Larkspur said...

I wonder if Interpol being on your doorstep as anything to do with several pounds of russian caviar missing from Putin's kitchen?

A Beer for the Shower said...

I think that's the classiest any of us have ever sounded. Thanks for the shout out, and I'm glad you're still loving the picture. A Vodka for the Bidet... it's all fun and games until bidet water gets sprayed up into your vodka. :(

Magic Love Crow said...

Welcome back Her Royal Highness ;o) Debra, hide that painting quick! ;o) I love how the fingerless gloves match yours ;o)

CraveCute said...

I'm glad your wayward girl is back for the Holidays!

laughingwolf said...

deck the halls with boston charlie, as walt kelly put it!

wb, hrh :)

Jane of The Jewels said...

Welcome home HRH!! She's obviously made quite a name for herself while she was away :D

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You are too funny Debra!
But glad HRH has graced you, mere mortal, with Her presence again...;-)
And love the illustration.

XXOO~~
Anne

Snap said...

LOL! Glad she is home for the holidays! :D :D

Wendy S. said...

But of course they have a painting commissioned for HRH! I'm so glad she's back and can now act like a true freedom fighter from your home.
Pawwws and blessings.

Riot Kitty said...

Nice homage to our friends at ABFTS! A vodka for the bidet! You crack me up.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Glad to see HRH came back! I suspect that it is mainly for the holiday food and presents though.

sophie...^5 said...

Hand her over, Lady! Yeah you Lady!

Sarita Rucker said...

Good to know that HRH is back safe and sound. And with a lovely painting too! I read all about her travels, though I may not have commented.

Don't worry about Interpol. I'm sure they're just stopping by to say hi.

Introverted Art said...

I don;t know I have the slight suspicion HRH came back because she foresees some amazing food on her path...

AlbertaMama said...

ahaha...I love reading about all the goings on with HRH. Glad she's home!

Barfly said...

Oh...what I wouldn't give to be jailed with Pussy Riot......

Bev said...

season't greetings miss kitty. love the post

DWei said...

I'll trade spots with you. Interpol can take me away and now I have a legit excuse not to take this exam.

Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous said...

How lovely of her to bring you back a present ... a painting and possible jail time!

Jim said...

HRH is back! About time! All that gallivanting around and smoozing with that Putin character. Time to face the music/snow in Edmonton!!

Crack You Whip said...

Interpol knocks on my door regularly...oh, wait that is the local police. Nevermind.

JACKIESUE said...

if she needs to go on the lam, she can hide out here in West, Texas

Francie M said...

Well I can rest easy over xmas now that I know HRH is back!!

Hindustanka said...

that's so cool, Debra! :) I'm sorry, but my heart melts when I see something about Russians/Russia in other blogs:)
really, how did the HRH come to you?:)very cute!

Anne said...

Hahahaha. I love that picture and just put out a bowl of cream for the boys at Interpol. They're like the Fae, it soothes them and will bring you good luck!