Saturday 25 April 2020

V is for Valentine's Day

My old man and old woman are a soppy pair and always celebrate Valentine's Day. This year they swapped presents and went out for dinner. They didn't forget me and I got a card from ‘A Secret Admirer’ and some special cat treats. Not much of a secret as I saw the old woman writing the card and wrapping the present.

Valentine's Day wasn't always so peaceful. The other year the old man decided to scale back a bit on the romantic gifts - gulp! Had he learned nothing after years of living with the old woman?

The day arrived and the old man got a card and some electronic gizmo he’d been dropping hints about for weeks. He was delighted and handed over a present to the old woman. She ripped the paper off excitedly. Then her face fell.

‘A garlic press and an electric tin opener? You got me a garlic press and a tin opener for Valentine’s Day?’

Then his face fell. ‘But you said you wanted a garlic press and the tin opener is electric,’ he said.

She pursed her lips and said coldly, 'I might have wanted a garlic press. But. Not. For. Valentine's. Day.'  She flung the presents at him and stalked out of the room saying: ‘Don’t come near me. Don’t come anywhere near me.’

Then he left too with his wallet clutched in his hand. Later, the house was full of flowers, chocolates and the smell of very expensive perfume. Peace was restored.

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  1. Oh Toffee you would think your old man would know better! Valentines Day is not the day to give practical presents!

  2. Isn't it funny about men humans? Even after years of training, they still don't understand. Although, I give him credit for remembering she mentioned wanting a garlic press!

  3. I enjoy reading about your humans, they remind me of my hubby and I. :)

  4. I don't understand her attitude. My husband has bought me such things as a vacuum cleaner and camping gear for special occasions. His friends feared for his life while I was thrilled each time. ~grin~ I *asked* for them. As for the letter "U", I think the above speaks my attitude that you'll never understand the female hooman any more than this member of the species. Heh... Be well!

  5. Well, Toffee - would you have appreciated a certificate for a trip to the V-E-T ? So you know what your Mum meant !