Who's the Daddy?
was raking up the back yard when I heard her voice above the rustle
Hullo, Daddy Joe she said, busy?
Aye, not seen you for a while, I answered. Whereve
yo wait a minute, where did Daddy Joe come from?
Bibs looked up at me with a smirk, Maddie says thats the
name Jan gave her for you, Daddy Joe.
Maddie? You eat her food and bully her, why would she talk to
We talk a lot, Daddy-O, she replied, we cats have
a complicated relationship that whomans dont really understand.
We get on fine.
Daddy-O, is that me getting a cool beatnik name now? I smiled
Nup, the O is for Zero. She let out that weird cat laugh.
Thats what me and all the other cats call you. Youre
the Big O round here, Daddy Joe.
I got a wee bit annoyed at her. In the auld days my workmates
used to call me Pappa Bear, I was respected yknow.
She looked up at me, Pffft, aye, where did it all go wrong, Big
Man? That cat snigger again.
I looked down at her, your always makin fun of me, ya cheeky wee
bugger, stay oot ma gerden.
Youd think youd be used to that by now, wouldnt
you? said Bibs who turned to walk away. She stopped and said without
turning back. In the cat world, which is where you actually live,
Daddy-O, your garden is ours, so it is see ye!