Tata Sous-sus’ elevation to chief lady-in-waiting to Princess Pirouette resulted in many changes at court, primarily in Tata herself. For the first few days and weeks, she practiced looking stern in the mirror. Thanks to a generous stipend, she was able to outfit herself in a completely new (and more fashionable) wardrobe, including several new wigs, new cosmetics and brand new shoes. With the assistance of Princess Pirouette and her official dresser, Abigail Hofenhof, Tata polished up her overall mien.
To Tata the most important job involved in her new role was to control, or rather restrict, access to the Princess. All of the courtiers who’d enjoyed making fun of Tata were now in the unenviable position of trying to seek her favor. For the most ambitious and self-seeking, there was little effort involved in cozying up to the new chief lady-in-waiting; however, for the more proud and haughty set, it was an ordeal. These were the people who spoke to Tata through gritted teeth. For Tata it was a secret and most delightful pleasure to watch the high and mighty flush with anger when she shook her head, no, the Princess won’t be receiving you today. In fact, she would swear she could hear their brains sizzle and see smoke issue forth from their ears.
“Take that, Lord So-and-So!” She thought to herself. “Take that, Lady Muckety-Muck!”
11 thoughts on “Ragtag Daily Prompt: Sizzle”
Must have treats in your camera bag unless they’re marking it to protect it.
They just seem to like the texture of its material. They love to snuggle with the camera case. LOL
Well thats definately better than running when you get the camera out anyway.
Yes! They used to be terrified of the camera. No more… 😺
Aww, you got their trust thats great.
Now they think camera = treats 😺
Ahh, that’s the secret. Bribery gets you everywhere with cats.
Indeed. My Maxwell comes inside when I whistle for him, but God help me if I don’t have a little something something for him! 😺
I can imagine the filthy look if there’s no treat waiting lol
Hell hath no wrath like Maxwell when he’s disappointed. The world becomes his litter box when he’s pissed off. LOL 😺
Oh boy! Nothing like getting pissed on by a pissed off cat – it stinks! Lol