The state of the cats’ scratching post reminded me of a very old joke I heard last century:
A string went into a bar and ordered a beer. The bartender told the string that he didn’t serve strings. The string left the bar, tied itself in a knot, fluffed up its top, went back in the bar, and ordered a beer. The bartender looked sideways at the string and asked: “Aren’t you that string that was in here a few minutes ago?” The string answered: “No sir! I’m a frayed knot!”
The cats have enjoyed their scratching post so much they have frayed the knots.
53 thoughts on “A Frayed Knot”
The little girls are really growing. They are so cute. 🙂
From the photos I get the impression Loki has a vibrant personality.
You could say that. Thanks, Drew.
Tim you made me laugh out loud. Love all those adorable mischievous kitties, I see you’ve lost complete control over the situation’! 😊
Lost complete control? I’m a frayed knot. Thanks, Holly.
Just as I thought. Better just go with it.
I’m slave to the kitties you know.
Yes, I do.
You should see the state of my son’s cat’s scratching post… there’s nothing left! She’s taken to attacking the winter carpet in front of the door. Of course, my son is not in any rush to replace the damn thing…
I can imagine. I’ll replace our kitties’ scratching post once they total it. Thanks, Dale.
Yeah well… I keep telling him to change the carpet on it, wrap rope around it or replace it. He’s going to wait till I get fed up and take care of it myself…
That’s what kids tend to do at all ages.
No kidding. He’s gonna be 23…
Well. Our daughter is 34 but sometimes she could still be 3 or 4 when it comes to taking care of some things.
Ah hell… That is not encouraging at all!
Cheered me up a tad, there, Tim. Thanks.
Always happy to cheer you up. Thanks, Inchcock.
The cats look like a happy bunch of knot frayers. 🙂
Thanks for the moon view, Tim, it’s a beautiful photo. It’s a bit overcast up here tonight for me to see it..
This is the first night I’ve paid attention to the moon in it’s new phase. We had clouds most nights last week. The kitties are happy and ornery. Thanks, Lavinia.
Lol! I haven’t heard that one in a while, but it was one of my ex-boyfriends’ favorite jokes, so, yeah, just thought of him again. 🙄 Thanks for all the cute kitty distractions! 🤣😻
I hope I didn’t bring back bad memories? Old boyfriend from last century I presume to be the same vintage as the joke? Thanks, Tiffany.
Lol! No bad memories, very vintage though!😂
Glamorous girls you have😻😺
They Rosida. Loki wanted me to let you know that while he is a shapeshifter he’s not into gender fluidness. But Gwendolyn thanks you for noticing how glamorous she is.
Oh!!!😃Much love to Loki🥰
He sends you purrs, hugs and kitty kisses.
How sweet!! 💝
Oh they look so angelic.
Right. Loki the angel? Thanks, Shey.
Ah, we have a cat tree with exactly the same distressed look. Have bought some more rope but never seem to get round to mending it 😉
I think I’ll just get a new one. Thanks, Couriers.
Frayed knot!!! Alas what a poor string has to do for a glass of beer!!!! 🤣
Kitties look happy with their achievements!
The kitties are very proud of themselves. It’s rough being a string. Thanks, Marina.
Kitties have every reason to be! 😉
LOl I’m slow this morning.. but duh… I finally got it…=^_^=
That’s excellent. Thanks, Chine Dream.
I enjoy centuries old jokes LOL Winter is beginning to fray hereabouts, meaning we’re beginning to fray. It’s fun seeing your indoor critters; some of us aren’t so blessed. I really love the moon photos!
You are going to have to think about springing forward with Haikus about spring pretty soon. Thanks, Mary Jo.
Oh trust me, I am! Spring is a very slow process here along the shores of Lake Michigan; I’ll try to keep it real in keeping with that crawl. Patience. 🙂
I loved you joke and of course also the pictures of the cute ladies.
Thanks, picpholio. I’m happy you liked the joke. It’s a nice play on words. As Loki noted earlier, he is not into gender fluidity. Gwendolyn thanks you for noticing her beauty.
Elegant and sophisticated!!!
Loki? I’m afraid not. Thanks, Rebecca.
But I love that name!!!
Loki is a great name. And Loki the cat is about as ornery as Loki the god.
That’s what I need to do, buy a new scratching post or two. I see you use plastic hangars, not wire hangars. 🙂
The need to replace scratching posts seems to be common. I never see wire hangers in the local stores. We haven’t had wire hangers in years. Thanks, David
Hahahaha! I’m a frayed I liked that joke.
Seems like Loki and Gwendolyn have a thing going on.
Hi Resa. Uncle Loki and both kittens have things going on. He’s been teaching the all his tricks. Spunk has been getting them to play games with him. It’s really cute. Glenda and Gwendolyn are very bright and good students of Loki and Spunk.
Ahh, family of cats! It’s the best.
Oh what a gorgeous lineup! Love those kitties 🙂