The Complaint Department: an appreciation
December 19, 2011 12:44 PM   Subscribe

This cat is presumptuous. Before Sockington, before Simon's Cat, before Maru, the Internet had the Complaint Department.

Some of her most memorable Complaints:

Cat, did you notice that you are on Valium?
How strange, Cat. You are snuggly, and not at all bothersome.
Monkey, are you sleeping?
Get back, Monkey, I have claws!
Monkey! Fix my life.
My vengeance will be swift and terrible.
*sits on monkey's knee, the better to shun monkey*

The Monkey that belongs to the Complaint Department is also known as science fiction writer Elizabeth Bear, of Jenny Casey, Shadow Unit, A Companion to Wolves, Shoggoths In Bloom and other fames. (Previously.) In Bear's own words: "I tell lies to strangers for money."

Send kind thoughts. The Complaint Department has small-cell lymphoma.
posted by rdc (6 comments total) 12 users marked this as a favorite



what about me, rick
posted by entropicamericana at 12:47 PM on December 19, 2011 [3 favorites]

Yay! E Bear!
posted by kalessin at 1:40 PM on December 19, 2011

Oh God, yes, I remember those Monkey stories.

Poor Complaint Department. I hope she has lots of snuggly, bossy, demanding days left.
posted by maudlin at 3:35 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

C.D. is 17 years old. She's had a great run in cat terms. Alas, cats do not last forever. Still deeply misses own cat Furball, gone 12 years now.
posted by JHarris at 4:17 PM on December 19, 2011 [1 favorite]

Goodnight, Maeve.
posted by rdc at 2:58 PM on December 20, 2011 [1 favorite]

No more days, but one last night at home, at least. I bet she got to put her butt anywhere she wanted all night, too.
posted by maudlin at 3:38 PM on December 20, 2011

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