The Meow Meow Polka

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

Dogs have owners, cats have staff.

I think we all agree that polka is the highest form of music, and the accordion is the greatest musical instrument ever invented.  Like most Americans, last night I was listening to the Polish Polka Power Hour on WPLK-FM, 89.7 on your dial, out of East Northampton, Massachusetts.
I finished folding laundry, put some towels in the closet, and sat down at the computer. Began a game of Spider Solitaire on the AARP website.  The radio was playing one of my all time favorites, The Meow Meow Polka, by Stanislav Kowalski.
“Tomcat crying underneath a tree, meow meow meow meow
Looking for a girl to make a family, meow meow meow meow”
I was angry, as I’d been dealt four kings in a row.  So unfair.  I was barely listening to the radio but in the back of my mind, I thought, “I don’t remember there being an actual cat meowing in the song.”  I was giving my undivided attention to the game.
After a few more frustrating minutes, I decided I couldn’t win and gave up.  To get revenge on the computer, I slammed the mouse onto its pad and it bounced to the floor.  By then, another fave was on the radio, If There Is No Beer, by the Princes of Polka.
“If there is no beer, I won’t be here
Not even close, I won’t be near
Let me make it perfectly clear
I won’t be here without a beer”
Thing is, I could still hear meowing.  I knew there was no cat in If There Is No Beer.  Then I realized, the meowing wasn’t on the radio, it was coming from the closet where I’d deposited the aforementioned towels.
I opened the door.  Sure enough, Mr. Zipper bolted out, at approximately Mach One.  Dadgum cat.  Always causing trouble.
Which leads to a larger question.  Why do people even bother with cats?  They don’t appreciate anything you do, and they will literally bite the hand that feeds them.
Anyways, I’ve asked Mr. Zipper this question every day since I adopted him:  “Are you a silly boy?  Well, are you?”
I’ve yet to get a straight answer.

Submitted: July 06, 2020

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Criss Sole

You're lucky you got to adopt Mr. Zipper! Don't you forget it!
Those sound like some awesome polka songs.
I am always amazed how cats will climb into anything and never seem to worry or plan how they will get out.
Great story, got a good chuckle out of me.

Mon, July 6th, 2020 1:45pm


He won't let me forget!!!

Tue, July 7th, 2020 3:48am

88 fingers

Cats look at us as a supporting cast member in their life while they are the star.

Mon, July 6th, 2020 5:07pm


It wouldn't be so bad if I at least made minimum wage on that job.

Tue, July 7th, 2020 3:48am


Cats! You just gotta love 'em. Nicely told, Serge.

Mon, July 6th, 2020 7:12pm


I agree, I just can't explain why. Thanks for reading.

Tue, July 7th, 2020 3:47am

tom mcmullen

You'll die before you get a straight answer Serge. I'm oppressed by a tabby female, funny story!

Tue, July 7th, 2020 9:03am


You're probably right. I got a restraining order against Mr. Zipper but he ignores it. Thanks!

Tue, July 7th, 2020 3:46am

Sharief Hendricks

Hahaha Nice cat story Serge...

Is that meowing I hear there ?

Thu, July 16th, 2020 6:08pm


Dammit! Thanks for reading. Gonna turn on these TV and see what's happening at Jack's tournament. Trying to decide what I'm gonna do for the next Golf Fairy Tales.

Thu, July 16th, 2020 12:59pm

Leslie P. Garcia

Okay, saying 'lol' doesn't even come close to my reaction to the last couple of lines. I howled! Yes, I'm a dog person, with one cat, Riley, who believes he is a dog--he growls and goes with the gang to threaten guests at the door--and a fat, lazy, mean cat goddess (in her own eyes) named Athena. And Serge captures cats so perfectly I couldn't not laugh. I just hope Serge is ready for the day when the cat answers the question with some smart-ass comment and really blows everyone's mind. Thanks for making me laugh, Serge.

Thu, July 16th, 2020 10:42pm


One day Mr. Zipper will unite the cats and the machines and it will be like The Terminator.

Fri, July 17th, 2020 3:45am


You know Serge I can't decide what I found more entertaining your story or your comments. I like the one about where you say that you have taken a restraining order against Mr Zipper but he ignores it.

Thu, July 23rd, 2020 1:36am


Thanks. Mr. Zipper deserves some credit on this one since it wouldn't have been written without his closet habit.

Thu, July 23rd, 2020 3:43am


Such a funny story! I think you have a funny sense of humar. I came over here to see your work based on the recomendation of a miss cris sole and I see why she likes your stuff! Ill be reading more. I was told you play guitar and sing? Anyways great work! I have two cats and they defenatly refuse to give any strait answers!

Sat, August 15th, 2020 1:17pm


Thanks! I have been known to play guitar and sing, fixing up a new old house is taking up most of my time right now though. And occasionally coming up with a story.

Sat, August 15th, 2020 6:45am


I enjoyed your story but I wanted more. I am an animal lover too. Most of my stories are also about my fur people. I look forward to more. This story was just too short...LOL.

Tue, August 25th, 2020 5:51am


Thanks! I've got lots of cat stories. Just scroll through my portfolio.

Tue, August 25th, 2020 3:11am

Dennis L. Goodwin

Very cool! And both of our cats, Cleo (a little cat with an attitude, I nicknamed "Twittlebit") and Snickerdoodles also enjoyed it thoroughly.

Sun, September 6th, 2020 3:42pm


Thanks. Everyone with cats probably has similar experiences.

Sun, September 6th, 2020 8:52am


I have two cats. Cats have different personalities, just like humans. They act very differently in similar situations. They have different levels of intelligence as well. Some of them are really impressive. Some people just see their hair and say a cat is beautiful or ugly. But I value their personalities!

Mon, September 14th, 2020 11:09am


Mr. Zipper says Hey! to your cats. Thanks for reading.

Tue, September 15th, 2020 3:33am

Benjamin Labidi

The meow meow language will always be a mystery. I'm still looking for a teacher.

Wed, October 21st, 2020 2:52pm


Hehehe. They aren't going to share their secrets.

Thu, October 22nd, 2020 5:02am

D. Thurmond aka JEF

LOL, with cats it's all about what they aren't saying.

Thu, November 26th, 2020 10:29pm


Hehehe. Mr. Zipper continues to get trapped inside cabinets and closets. I guess people with poor peripheral vision shouldn't have black cats.

Fri, November 27th, 2020 1:54am

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