Proper Procedures

“I’m sorry Ma’am, but you can’t just come in here and demand that we remove your husband from your home; there is a process for filing complaints, and we have to follow the proper procedures.”

Exasperated and near tears, the disheveled woman stared at the officer in disbelief and shouted “You’re telling me that I can’t have him thrown out if I don’t want to live with him anymore?”

“There has to be just cause, Ma’am; he owns the house too, and he has the right to reside there unless he’s causing some kind of unlawful disturbance.”

“But he is causing a disturbance, Officer, he’s fussing and fuming and says that either our cats have to go or he goes… and I’m not getting rid of my cats!!!”

“How many cats do you have, Ma’am?”

“Only a dozen, thirteen would be unlucky you know; never-mind, I’ll take care of him myself!”


This has been a Six Sentence Story, written for Denise’s blog hop at GirlieOnTheEdge. The prompt word we needed to use this week was “process.” Click on the link to read some other great stories, and maybe add one of your own!

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

14 thoughts on “Proper Procedures”

  1. What’s that old joke about how my wife said it was her or the dog, and i sure miss her! In this case, i hope she doesn’t make more trouble for herself than it is worth trying to get rid of him.

  2. (Light is good :D)

    All I can say is….12 cats?! Yowee-ee! I’m thinking he may have already had a heads up a long time ago so now’s not quite the time to be lodging his “complaints” lol.

  3. Maybe he would just be satisfied with his very own chair, one the cats would not take over. 🙂
    Great SSS!

    When I was growing up, I remember that we had 12 cats. They were all outside cats and ones that people had dropped off in the country. There was a big barn and lots of places to hunt.

  4. Liked your story. Maybe hubby should have said something before there were 12? I think they needed intervention before the cops were called.

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