Wilma Wednesday: Whence Came Thy Pantaloons?

Wilma on the lookout

“I want to go shopping.”

“But Wilma, you don’t need to shop. I shop for you and get everything you need.”

“You got new fur. I want new fur.”

I have to think about this for a minute. I’m certain neither of her statements is true, nor is she she a liar. I think she’s referring to my new sweater, so I take it from the closet to show her.

“Is this what you mean?”

“Yes.” She sniffs it.

“This is clothing, Wilma. You don’t like wearing clothes. Like your raincoat.”

“I don’t want that.” She lets herself out to the back porch and settles into her spatchcock position, watching for invaders.

She may not like clothing, but she’s got some fancy pantaloons.

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  1. TheChieftess - November 29, 2017 @ 11:19

    Awww Wilma! Your fur coat is bee-u-ti-ful!!! Have mom spend your allowance on toys and treats instead!!!

    • Petrea - November 29, 2017 @ 14:27

      I’ll try to talk her into it. She wants all the things.

  2. Chris - November 29, 2017 @ 11:34

    I hope they’re cammo patterned that way her enemies won’t see her

    • Petrea - November 29, 2017 @ 14:28

      Good thinking! She’s got the tiger stripes but there aren’t a lot of tigers around here.

  3. William Kendall - November 29, 2017 @ 13:28

    She looks quite comfortable.

    • Petrea - November 29, 2017 @ 14:28

      This is her favorite alert position.

  4. Lowell - November 29, 2017 @ 13:50

    Very funny. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the word, “spatchcock” before. Is this a Wilma term or a real word? I could look it up but I’d rather hear it from you. Pantaloons I’ve heard about and know what the word means, although I haven’t heard the word in oh, about twenty millions years. :))

    • Petrea - November 29, 2017 @ 14:31

      It’s a cooking term specifically used regarding fowl that look particularly uncomfortable. (And honestly, I know very little about cooking.)

  5. Chris - November 29, 2017 @ 15:24

    Spatchcocking is removing the backbone of the chicken or turkey. Faster cooking.

    • Petrea - November 29, 2017 @ 17:23


  6. Diana Britt - November 30, 2017 @ 13:47

    Spatchcock! I love it! I’ve always called this “the full otter position,” but spatchcock is ever so much more descriptive.

    • Petrea - November 30, 2017 @ 14:05

      “Full otter” is good, too. It has a nice yoga sound!

  7. magiceye - December 1, 2017 @ 05:14

    She is so cute!

    • Petrea - December 1, 2017 @ 09:37


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