All the Mammals in the Same Room

Although just barely, since Ghlaghghee can be spotted as a dark mark to the left of Krissy, walking out the door (I, as the photographer, am present but not visible). This is actually a daily morning occurrence: I’m usually in my office in the morning, and then Krissy comes in to talk to me, and then everyone else trundles in to see what is all the rumpus. It’s nice to be able to account for everyone before they all go their separate ways, to work, school and outside to antagonize rodents. We’ll all get back together again in the evening to recount the day’s events. Wash, rinse, repeat. Not a bad life.

23 thoughts on “All the Mammals in the Same Room

  1. Obviously photoshopped. If it was real Zeus would be on Daisy’s bed and Daisy would be on the floor.

  2. O Great Scalzi, what a great picture of Magnificent She Examining Her Minions.

    It would have been a better image if you had captured Her prior to exiting after morning inspection but given that we have become accustomed to your poor performance – whatever. Try harder next time.

    Some necessary corrections:

    1. The title should be “All the Minions in the Same Room For Inspection”.
    2. Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection is not a “dark spot”. The Beauteous Ghlaghghee is the Source of All Light.
    3. You being “…present, but not visible…” is exactly correct. That is what the Executive Committee demands. (Although we would be fine if you weren’t present, either.)

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  3. Lucky for me that your daughter is willing to explain obvious things to the simple, else I’d have gone the rest of my life thinking your cat’s name is one of those Gaelic words that I’d need three elbow joints in my tongue just to mispronounce.

    (For the similarly unaware: the name is spelled ‘Ghlaghghee’ and pronounced ‘Fluffy’.)

  4. Somewhere in my head, a Fuzzy is asking “Uncle Ahmed, what’s a mammal?” (I think it’s from Fuzzy Bones)

  5. You guys have a copy of Rock Band there? I see a drum throne there–and they only appeared in our house after Rock Band 1 showed up (and moved in and took over the basement).

  6. Neat! I never knew that about the Scalzi! Would you say you are a drummer then? (Not a claim I make for myself…I am not bad as a Rock Band drummer but I wouldn’t go so far as to say I am a drummer or that I can drum. OTOH, the RB Pro drum kit seems fairly darned “real”–4 pads, 3 cymbals, 1 bass peddle and support for a high-hat that I haven’t been brave enough to try…)

  7. @ Guess: One makes allowances for allergies, depending on the benefits derived from the source of the allergens. NEVER accuse Her Royal Shimmering Majestic Perfection of being a source of sniffle-us, esepcially in the presence of Chang =/= Chang.

  8. I love that area rug. Tres cool.

    And you play drums? How have I never known this about you? May I ask what kind of set up you play? What cymbals, sticks and heads you prefer?

    You have seriously become even cooler than before, John.

  9. Somehow, that looks much more restful than my morning. Probably because only you, Krissy, and Athena can speak and at least two of you have the ability to inhibit your talking to listen to others. In my house, all three children are usually speaking at the same time while the dog jumps around – and each one of them want something different.

  10. Reading the title and viewing the picture, before reading the article, my only thought was “Aha! Scalzi finally admits he’s not a mammal and is really a Mongul Space Lizard!”

    I guess I’ll have to wait for his admission.

  11. Very cool. It looks like all the creatures in the pic (but especially the dog) are plugged into some kind of electronic circuit board for re-charging.

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