The Dark Sage and the Wiseass Cat  

Nightguy_1961 55M
3324 posts
4/10/2006 11:37 pm

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4/15/2006 1:35 pm

The Dark Sage and the Wiseass Cat

The Dark Sage sat alone in his tower room, trying to write down his thoughts. His melancholy was great and his heart heavy. He found no pleasure in anything right now. Even his beloved lady was helpless in trying to break through his somber mood. He sat alone, the shadows of the night starting to spread across the land.

Suddenly, he felt a familiar presence near him. His trusted cat, Sir Smudge, jumped onto the arm of his chair, then leapt on the table. The big grey cat sat and looked the Dark Sage in the eye and, to his surprise, spoke to him.

Sir Smudge: What the !@#@ is your problem?

Dark Sage: Excuse me?!? (surprised at a talking cat)

SS: You heard me...what's wrong?

DS: Nothing.

SS: Oh really? Your lady is upset, your friends are worried, but won't listen.

DS: *sighs* I know, I know. I don't want them to worry about me. I'll be fine.

SS: *licking a paw & washing his face* Hey, you know that & I know that,but they still worry. You need to snap out of it, dumbass.

DS: Watch it, you fuzzy grey bastard. Your mouth will get you in trouble.

SS: Yeah yeah yeah...I'm soooo scared. (yawning)

DS: *turns back to his writing...trying to ignore the loud mouth cat*

SS: Listen, boss...none of my business really, but you need to have done some good for people. Really.

DS: Then why do I feel like I screw things up most of the time? Tell me that, mouse chaser.

SS: You humans can't get past your damn emotions. Hey, when I get chased off the kitchen table by your lady, I don't worry about it. I just go hide until she puts the sword away, then I go make nice and all is cool in the world. You should forget about what has happened...and put it the fuck down.

DS: You know, for a cat, you've got a foul mouth.

SS: There's an alley cat somewhere in my family tree. Deal with it. You need to deal with the fact that you are a part of the human silly as you humans amazes me how each of you will reach out when one of you is hurt...and even funnier, how you will push people away when they offer such help.

SS: Me?...I welcome any attention...especially when it involves scratching my ears.

DS: Okay, I hear you, my fat friend. But answer me one question; how is it that you can talk?

SS: Hey, this is your fantasy world, I'm just here for the cat treats. *winks*

The Dark Sage laughed out loud at his feline friend and realized that his friends were out there. In time, he returned back to his old self.

And Sir Smudge? He still sits on the arm of the chair, looking at the Dark Sage with eyes that say, "Life's rough...wear a damn helmet! Silly humans"

NG61...saying to all of those who have commented, IMed me, or even called on the phone in real world. I am fine, don't worry about me. I deal with depression on a daily basis and it can get triggered when I least expect it. For those of you who worried, please don't...I am fine. Thank you for your kind words. I love and respect all of you.

©Nightguy_1961 2006

rm_CuummDrop 48F
2591 posts
4/11/2006 2:13 am

Yay for Sir Smudge!!! Things will get better...


Now won't last forever, so use it wisely~c

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:32 am:

Thanks darlin'....btw, that's Sir Smudge in the picture, and he IS a fuzzy grey bastard!!!


Whispersoftly5 52F
15176 posts
4/11/2006 2:34 am

Great post! I'm glad you're making way out of the void, as I like to call it. Thanks for letting us know.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:44 am:

Thanks...btw, check your yahell email

rm_ditasfan 44M

4/11/2006 2:56 am

Sir Smudge may be a wise ass but the key word is wise. Though you say you are fine and we should not worry we do.1 That is just the way of the world , soory bud. But hey things could be worse it could be you chased out of the kitchen with a sword.
Bright blessings on you always friend

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 3:42 am:
Thanks ditas...and welcome to my blog.

NGs_lady 64F
762 posts
4/11/2006 5:19 am

yep the cat gets in on everything watch out he will be in a cat room next asking for treats

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:44 pm:
my lady, SS is still pissed because I caught him trying to order 20 pounds of catnip from

wickedeasy 66F  
25406 posts
4/11/2006 8:19 am

seems like you and t.s. eliot share a common interest in talking cats
and in cats with an attitude

sending Sir Smudge a lifetime supply of treats for helping you see
what we all, already know

and that my dark Night is that without such a one as you in the world, the world would be a much scarier, much emptier and much less pleasant place to spend time

with love
bend over and scrtiches SS - well done

(grins - seems like all you needed was a little pussy.....)

You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:50 pm:

But the reason the world is scary is because of me!

Thank you darlin'

Remember: "A big cat may kill you, but a little pussy never hurt anyone"

rm_Kissmystuff 61F
1435 posts
4/11/2006 10:55 am


I wonder. Do you think maybe when he began to pen his long lived novel..that he was in the same frame of mind? Wouldn't it be wonderful if there really was such a wonderful place..where cats..rabbits and other animals talked? altered states of mind..there really does exist such universes..such pockets of imagination..turned reality.

I enjoyed the trip..that's for taking us along.



Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:52 pm:

Thank you and welcome to my blog.

I don't know about Eliot or Carroll (though it was always rumored that Carroll was stoned when he wrote "Through the Looking Glass")

I do know that J.R.R Tolkien wrote his masterpiece while observing the front lines during WWI

Glad you made the trip.

MamChelle 48F  
1443 posts
4/11/2006 2:36 pm

*HUGS and smiles*

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/11/2006 2:52 pm:
Thanks for the hugs and smiles, darlin'

Fox4aKnight1 43F

4/11/2006 4:02 pm

Well all I have to say is ...........the cat is cool. And made a good point. But also ....your right depression comes and goes ....we will be alright in time. No real worried. But the cat is also right .....the past is called past for a reason. I have something I need to write for both you and your lady when I can recapture it. I found something in my mnd the other day as I lay down almost ready for sleep ....and Its interesting.


Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/12/2006 12:08 am:

He is a cool cat...hmmm, sounds like the title of a song

Anyway, I know that the past is dead and gone, but ghosts still come back to haunt every now and then.

I look forward to what you have to say.


rm_DarkenMist 105F

4/11/2006 5:15 pm

Well perhaps Smudge gave You good advice, but no matter how much You may dislike the fact.... Your true friends will always worry about You. *hears the thoughts and prayers from afar as well as within Myself sent to You and Your lady*

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/12/2006 12:09 am:

Thank you...and thanks for the phone call!!! Nice to see you've gotten over your shyness of talking to my lady & I!

sportsfan362436 47F

4/11/2006 10:30 pm

*quietly slips that 20lb box of catnip into the mail for Sir Smudge, sealing the box with a kiss to guard the contents*
*smiles n opens arms to hug both you and your lady... then quietly whipsers into your ear*... it's about damn time!!!
*rushing to the window to stick my tongue out at you, fingers in ears wiggling back and forth, singing*... na-na-na-na-na.... you can't get me way the hell over here!!!

*Smiles,kisses n hugz*

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/12/2006 12:21 am:

Thank you for your thoughts...I know, I is about damn time. *mutters something about good looking women from his lady on down giving him a hard time*

*throws a rope around her waist and pulls her in, placing her in the Dark Tower...waves a clothespin in front of her face*

Now stick that tongue out again, my dear....MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


PS...Smudge looked at your picture and said, "WOW!!! I want to be HER lap cat!!!"

sportsfan362436 47F

4/12/2006 3:34 am

Well then... tell Sir Smudge he can come on over anytime!! I terribly miss having a cat, as hubby developed allergies to them in the last 5 or so years. Even the pig bothers him, now and again... hmmm... (maybe he IS the pig..... holey tomatoes.... rotflmfoh).

*Smiles, kisses n hugz*

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 1:33 pm:
Don't tempt my lady...she'd packed SS in a box and ship him pronto

Fox4aKnight1 43F

4/13/2006 3:10 pm

Well I sadi what I had to say. I could not completely recapture it. But one of the posts here as you know inspired me to write the knights and Paladins post. I want to thank you for you and your Lady both make me think, I belive you and your lady both catalysts to some of my best least in the spirt realm .....hugssssssss.....
or perhaps I ought to say realm of the spirt instead.

Nightguy_1961 replies on 4/15/2006 1:33 pm:
Glad we inspired you to write

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