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An Eye Opening Experience …

Remember a few weeks ago when the waitress/housekeeper posted about my unwillingness to open my eyes during photos? Well, I’ve opened them temporarily. Want to know why?

Quite simply, I was mistaken for this pile of shoes. Not even nice, designer shoes, but rather old, beat up boots.

You see, the waitress/housekeeper has terrible eyesight. Combine this with her inability to hold onto to a pair of glasses (she loses them, sits on them, drops them off high buildings, out car windows, in rivers, etc.) and you have a recipe for a disaster or a beautiful and oh so fabulous cat being mistaken for shoes.

Here’s the story: late Friday night, I was minding my own business, sleeping comfortably in my bed near the heat vent. All of a sudden, the waitress comes stumbling out of the bedroom – no glasses in sight (a little kitty pun). And then IT happened, she leaned over and pet these shoes!

Now, yes it was dark and late, but she actually thought these clunky, black things were me!

Well, I was shocked and humiliated and felt this case of mistaken identity must be addressed properly. And so I opened my eyes to voice my disapproval, disgust and disappointment. Take a good look: I make no promises for future appearances.


  1. Whitley Westie
    May 4, 2015 / 6:41 am

    I's been mistaken for a stuffed animal before, but never shoes. Dat deserves a smacky paw I thinks.

  2. Bella Roxy & Macdui
    May 4, 2015 / 8:23 am

    Bwahaahaa! Sorry, we're laughin'. Don't know why, that's the sort of thing SHE does, too. We must say you have very pretty green eyes….

  3. Yamini MacLean
    May 4, 2015 / 10:10 am

    Hari OMWell, I gotta say, if that's what it takes for us to see those huge gorgeous greens of yours, it may be worth you going through just a wee bit of indignation – all in the name of fandom, you understand! Hugs and whiskeries, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs
    May 4, 2015 / 10:37 am

    Now that just cut deep into the "sole" we think you need to give her a "boot" in the butt for that – there is no way way you are a "shoe in" fir shoes

  5. Hilary
    May 4, 2015 / 10:52 am

    Don't be too insulted… sometimes my mom thinks her uggs are me and she had lasik!XOXOLucy

  6. Madi and Mom
    May 4, 2015 / 11:04 am


  7. Shawnee the Shepherd
    May 4, 2015 / 11:04 am

    Well, I say let's be gibbing her an E fur Effurt – she was "trying" to gib YOU skritches even if'n she be way off. You efur seened that eyeglass commercial where the lady cannot find her eyeglasses, calls the kitteh in and a wacky raccoon come in and gets in bed? Well, yous had better be checking that bed afore jumping in. Just woofin.

  8. Marg
    May 4, 2015 / 11:44 am

    Oh my COD, that is so funny. Sounds like something our waitress would do. We just sit around and stare at her too. Just for the record, those boots have no resemblance to you Rosie although in the dark, maybe so. Rosie, you are quite pretty with those pretty eyes all open. You all have a great day.

  9. Anonymous
    May 4, 2015 / 11:53 am

    This is fantastic! Petting shoes! This was the perfect read for my morning coffee. Thanks for bringing a bit a sunshine to my day!

  10. Austin Towers
    May 4, 2015 / 11:53 am

    Hahaha!! Your human is as crazy as mine! I should definitely keep your eyes open, Rosie, just in case she mistakes you for a pair of boots sometime soon!! MOL

  11. Sandra
    May 4, 2015 / 11:54 am

    ROFL, I thought i had done everything, but this is one i have not done… i am still laughing, I must say your eyes are stunning and oh so green, almost the color of mine…

  12. Oz theTerrier
    May 4, 2015 / 12:15 pm

    She petted SHOES thinking they were YOU? She needs some permanent eye repair. BOLOz

  13. Amber DaWeenie
    May 4, 2015 / 12:47 pm

    Hmmmm…sounds like a case fur Ernie da Attorney to me…….

  14. Bobbi and Gracie
    May 4, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    HAHAHAHA!! I love it! Oh, and I can soooo relate to the glasses thing, however, I have yet to pet a pile of shoes/boots.. lol. love this post!

  15. Caren Gittleman
    May 4, 2015 / 1:30 pm

    omg omg omg I am practically ROLLING on the floor laughing!!!!! This has to be one of the funniest posts I have read in a while! MOL MOL MOL!!!I just had a whole visual go through my head while reading this and I cracked up!!Well, if that what it took to get a photo with eyes open…'s a winner in my book!!!! lol!!Too funny!Have a great day! xoxo

  16. Duncan
    May 4, 2015 / 1:48 pm

    Petting the boots? HILARIOUS!!! Thanks for showing us those gorgeous eyes 🙂

  17. Two French Bulldogs
    May 4, 2015 / 1:49 pm

    We don't think you look anything like a pile a boots BOLLily & Edward

  18. rottrover
    May 4, 2015 / 2:04 pm

    Butt Rosie, your eyes are beautiful. You should show them off more often!-Ruby

  19. jen
    May 4, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    Hahahaha! That is awesome and totally something I would do!

  20. Bailey
    May 4, 2015 / 2:24 pm

    We've been mistaken for towel lumps so we understand.

  21. Frankie Furter and Ernie
    May 4, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    ROSIE…. we are so sorry that your mom… MISTOOK Boots fur YOU… Doesn't she know that those ♫ Boots are ♫ MEANT FUR WALKIN ♫ and not fur PETTING???Were they even FURS Lined Boots??? We hope this is the last of THESE sorts of thingys… and we won't mention it again…We are the SOLEs of discression here in Blogville… BaaaaaaWaaaah.

  22. Alasandra, The Cats and Dogs
    May 4, 2015 / 5:18 pm

    You have lovely eyes, and we can so relate. Our mommy is blind as a bat, we are not sure why humans use that expression because we are sure bats can see better than Mommy. Do you know she almost mistook a RABBIT for Socks???? We keeps our eyes open so we can avoid being stepped on. Very annoying to hear "Sorry I didn't see YOU" after she steps all over you. And have you seen FENRIS he is huge, How could you miss seeing HIM?????

  23. Idaho PugRanch
    May 4, 2015 / 5:19 pm

    BWwa haaa Oh My that is kinda funny – mistaking those boots for you! hugsMr Bailey, Hazel & mabel

  24. Janet Keefe
    May 4, 2015 / 8:04 pm

    Uh-oh. You black cats can be difficult to see at night sometimes! Sometimes Sam is right in front of me and I don't see her, but I guess I haven't mixed her up with boots (yet). :)Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  25. da tabbies o trout towne
    May 4, 2015 / 8:06 pm

    rosie…if her takes ta feedin yur foodz ta her shooz….yea…its time for sum thin all rite….we just due knot noe what yet….by de way…thiz fotos oh ewe is mega awesum total lee rockin soooper kewl…in other werdz we loves it !!!! ♥♥♥♥

  26. Mitch and Molly
    May 4, 2015 / 8:52 pm

    How embarrassing for you!Love ya lots♥Mitch and Molly

  27. Murphy
    May 4, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    That's just not right. She wasn't tricking you was she?Your Pals,Murphy & StanleyPS – Tomorrow the Blogville Barkers debut in their furst practice!

  28. ♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥
    May 4, 2015 / 9:21 pm

    BUT Rosie, those eyes are just so very beautiful that you should want to show them off all the time:) What was in Mom's bedside glass of "water"? BOLWoos – Ciara and Lightning

  29. Tenacious Little Terrier
    May 4, 2015 / 9:28 pm

    Such an indignity! Have you forgiven her yet?

  30. Dory and the Mama
    May 4, 2015 / 9:39 pm

    OMD…..You may need to hire Ernie the Attorney to prosecute!! We are so glad you are opening your eyes, they are so very beautiful!!Smileys!Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  31. Sweet William The Scot
    May 4, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    Rosie Rosie Rosie that is a good one. The next time she wants to comb you hand her the boot.Thanks for being a friendSweet William The Scot

  32. Laika
    May 4, 2015 / 10:02 pm

    You'll have to open your eyes so your housekeeper can see you glowing in the dark LOL 🙂

  33. Jackie Bouchard
    May 4, 2015 / 10:08 pm

    BOL! That sounds like something I would do, but never admit to. Too funny about the glasses. (Off high buildings? Really? Uhoh! Look out below!)

  34. LP
    May 4, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    Are you sure she wasn't on something Rosie?! Mistaking footwear for a cat? That sounds like she was smoking the funny stuff not suffering from misplaced glasses syndrome!! Maybe mixing her 'beverages"?!! :p the critters in the cottage xo

  35. Stewey
    May 4, 2015 / 11:23 pm

    BOL – that reminds me of a commercial on television : )Stewey

  36. KB Bear
    May 5, 2015 / 12:34 am

    That is a hysterical LOL story!!!! And your eyes are absolutely gorgeous. I hope that we get to see them again.

  37. Tweedles -- that's me
    May 5, 2015 / 1:33 am

    tee hee hee! that is funny!lovetweedles

  38. The Island Cats
    May 5, 2015 / 1:53 am

    She thought you were boots?? We hope you have a suitable revenge planned…not just a look of disdain. 😉

  39. Foley Monster and Pocket
    May 5, 2015 / 3:06 am

    I am sorry. That must be infuriating. But boots need love too

  40. Chef Sasha
    May 5, 2015 / 4:59 am

    That must have been kind of funny to see. You have beautiful eyes!!! Thank you for letting us see them.Loveys Sasha

  41. CreekHiker / HollysFolly
    May 6, 2015 / 2:32 am

    OMG! I do the same with my glasses…but I haven't pet the shoes yet!

  42. M. K. Clinton
    May 6, 2015 / 4:08 am

    MOL! MOL! My mom is blind as a bat too! She can't lose her glasses because they don't come off her face until she is in the bed! MOL! Pet boots..they could be the pet rock of 2015!

  43. A Nelson
    May 7, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Oh no! hahahaha!

  44. A Nelson
    May 7, 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Oh no! hahahaha!

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