Stinky is sitting by the teleportation tunnel waiting for Periwinkle. Tuesday is his favorite day of the week, as they always get to spend it together doing something fun. Soon Periwinkle arrives with the usual whoosh and falls into his waiting paws. After several minutes hugging and sharing whisker kisses, Periwinkle asks about today’s adventure.
“We are going to celebrate Tock-Tober,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.
“Stinky, do you actually understand what Tock-Tober is about?”
“Yeah, sort of. There was this cat named Derby who really liked to show off his buttocks.”
“Yeah, you know, butt, tocks, @$$ cheeks.”
“Hey wait a minute,“ Periwinkle interrupts, “are you supposed to say @$$? I don’t think your mom would like that. This is a family adventure after all.”
“So what should I say?” asks Stinky.
“I think heinie or backside are okay,” replies Periwinkle.
“Okay, this cat, from what I have heard, Derby, liked to show off his heinie, so his birthday on October 20 became a holiday named Tock-Tober. It is celebrated all over the blogosphere; though, Derby is now at the Rainbow Bridge. His brother Ducky and lots of other pets continue to celebrate in his memory.”
“So, what are we supposed to do?” asks Periwinkle.
“We are supposed to display our heinies for all to see,“ says Stinky.
“Well that sounds sort of rude, don’t you think?”
“I don’t know. For some reason humans seem to like it,” replies Stinky.
“Are you going to share your backside, Stinky?” asks Periwinkle, then stops herself and adds, ”Hey, without a tail your heinie is always out there for the world to see.”
“Yep, that’s right, unless I am sitting on it! And I think it is pretty darn cute. So, yes, I am going to show it off, especially as most of my furblings are too chicken to share their tocks. However, I did catch a few heinie photos of them I plan to share.”
“Well then let’s have a look,“ says Periwinkle.
“Let’s see if I can figure out to which of your fursibs these heinies belong: Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Misty May and Cooper Murphy.”
“Bingo,” says Stinky and adds with a chuckle, “You sure know your backsides!”
Periwinkle gives him a withering look and says, “Okay, Stinky, time to show me your tocks.”
“I will, but first I have some others to share. One of our cheeky squirrels…”
Before Stinky can finish, Periwinkle starts giggling hysterically and barely chokes out, “Hey, cheeky as in @$$ cheeks.” She then gasps and claps her paw over her mouth. When she takes it away she says, “Oops. sorry!”
Stinky just giggles. He knows Periwinkle can be a bit impulsive sometimes. He then shows off the photo of his friend.
“Wow, that is some fabulous tail. He’s sort of lucky as it really masks his actual tocks. Okay Stinky, your turn,” says Periwinkle.
“Ta da,” exclaims Stinky.
Stinky, you have the cutest heinie,” squeals Periwinkle. She adds, “The little ghost was a nice touch. So that was fun, but I am ready for a snack.”
“First I have one more very cute backside to share with you,” says Stinky.
Periwinkle gives him a puzzled look, as Stinky hands her one final photo.
“Hey, where did you get that? I said I didn’t want to show my tocks,” Periwinkle says while scowling at Stinky.
“Oh Noelle, your mom already showed this on your blog a couple of years ago, and it is all in good fun. Besides, you have a beautiful heinie and a fabulous tail.”
Blushing, Noelle gives Stinky a big hug and whispers in his ear that she forgives him his indiscretion.
“So you aren’t mad at me?” asks Stinky.
“I could never be m/ad at you. I am just a wee bit embarrassed.”
“You definitely have no reason to be embarrassed and if you are, you really need to get over it, as it is time for us to head over to the Tabby Cat Club for their Tock-Tober celebration,” Stinky tells Periwinkle.
“Oh, I forgot about that. Can we get a snack before we go?”
“Of course,” says Stinky and leads Periwinkle to the kitchen.
If you are members of the Tabby Cat Club, you can catch up with Stinky and Periwinkle there later today. If you’re not a member, you can find our terrific tabby twosome next Tuesday at Friends Furever. Stinky and Periwinkle and all the Kitties Blue wish everyone a fun Tock-Tober!
Periwinkle and Stinky also are joining the Happy Tuesday blog hop at Comedy Plus.