So there I was the other day, minding my own business when I received the following message on Twitter:


Hunh?  Who, I wondered, is zoiepalmer’s cat?  Well, I did a little research and, as it turns out, zoiepalmer’s cat IS Zoie Palmer’s cat, Cloverblob, who apparently has her own twitter account.  Hoping to avoid any potential conflict, I wrote back:


And I left it at that.  But upon further reflection, I thought it best to mention the incident to Zoie.  I approached her yesterday while she was waiting to shoot her first scene of the day and, unsure as to how best to break it to her, I just blurted out: “I don’t know how to tell you this but I think your cat is harassing me on Twitter.”

I’m not sure what kind of a response I was expecting.  Shock.  Sadness.  Maybe an apology.  Instead, Zoie nodded knowingly, “Oh, yeah”, and made it clear Cloverblob was out of her control.  Immediately realizing my mistake, I requested she not mention our conversation to her cat when she got home that night but Zoie gave a shake of her head and informed me: “Oh, she’ll find out somehow.”

I assumed she was kidding but, only an hour later, I received the following tweet:



I, of course, scrambled to do damage control.  After all, the only thing worse than an angry cat is a vengeful angry cat:


I didn’t receive any further messages from Cloverblob so I figured the entire incident had been put to rest.  And then I received a panicked text message from Zoie.  Our correspondence follows:


So Zoie put in a good word for me and, in the end, we got things sorted out.  Kind of.  This Saturday afternoon, I’ve got a date with Cloverblob to go visit the hippo exhibit at the zoo.  I wasn’t prepared for a long-term commitment though and Zoie’s last text has me kind of concerned:


Wait.  Wait!  WHAT?!


24 thoughts on “Cloverblob!

  1. Eh, just send Lulu over there. She’ll straighten things out right quick. And, I suspect you would getting no further trouble from ol’ ClobberedBlob!

    I totally share the cat allergy. I can feel my eyes itch just reading about them!

  2. Talking about peeing you guys have me doing just that from all the laughing.

  3. OMGG!!Totally LMAO!!!We,could send my cat madmax over to take her out!He,would totally pussy whip her!LOL!Hey,couple of ? for yeah!!Don’t you do a background check on the actors pets too before you cast them think you should start and and soon!MIght,need a restraing cat order!LOL The,other ? Being didn’t anyone ever tell you stories about the palmernator?Cause,I mean nobody ,but nobody can beat her sense of humor! It;s totally out there!SHe,will win everytime!So,watch you back that’s for sure!Thinking maybe you should chat up Anna Silk and Kris Holden-Reid and have a talk with them!Also,thinkin you should ET Canada and she what anna has said about the palernator along with some of the comic-con you tube vids!God, ZP is ##%% hilarious!The,things she comes up with sometimes her mind is totally warped!But,god I love it!!

  4. just a little FYI from a devout NON-Cat-Person, HEED the litter-box “warning”! — A Blog-Buddy of mine recently had her MACbook *FRIED* when “one” of her cats decided that her OPEN computer-bag was some fancy-new-litter-box!
    So, BEWARE!

  5. hmm..wonder if @BronxZooCOBRA is a Foodie and would enjoy some [too easy] cat..? Perhaps a Crawl-On part in a episode would seal the deal…

  6. LOL! I LOVE Cloverblob! She’s almost inspired me to dust off my Joey Voodoo Dolly…ALMOST. I think for now I’ll leave the torturing in her very capable paws. 🙂


  7. Joe you just going sit there and let this spoiled Hollywood mama’s baby cat bully you around? A hippo date at the zoo?? Next thing you know that pretty cat will have a leash around your neck dragging you to the pet store to buy her new cat toys and specialty foods, repaying you with nothing but fur balls. I’d send my beagle Maggie to help you out but she is kind of afraid of cats cause they give her mean looks. Good luck!

  8. “Technically” allergic to cats? Geez, I wish my 51-year allergy history was “technical”. You remember I volunteered at a local shelter? I hear they’re now hosting so many feral cats that even walking dogs outdoors would be problematic for me.

  9. The ways to charm a cat: Ignoring a cat will always draw their attention. Just ask anyone who doesn’t like cats. They wonder why the cat is pestering them, even after pushed away and ignored it. (Btw, cows hate to be ignored too. That tactic helped in my beef cattle class in vet tech school. ). Ignoring will just make a cat more curious and determined. Also, cat treats and fresh catnip might give you a distraction. Throw those down and run, if needed. 😄

    That a cute cat, Zoe!

  10. OK, so being it is not a good thing to piss off a cat, (pun intended) especially a cat with the name of Cloverblob, can we expect there to be a vacancy at the production office of Dark Matter soon?

    If so, I’d like to put my name in the hat. After all, you seem to have a great team of people that do all of the hard work which leaves you with a lot of time on your hands to spend it starting a hissy fit…I mean fight, with a cat…..a very mean cat from the sound of it.

    I just know I could sit at your desk without anyone the wiser…except, if they notice I’m a woman…and have red hair….and a chihuahua on my lap…but, my chihuahua isn’t afraid to chase the neighborhood cats…yeaaaa, this could work.

    We could even put you in the witness protection program so cloverblob couldn’t find you. What do ya say? 😀

  11. That cat is going to be nothing but trouble. It knows you have dogs, right?

  12. “Why didn’t you mention this sooner” <<– words that sound so hopeful on the surface, but are in actuality a sign things are about to get worse and those words are a form of pre-emptive blame-shifting. Source: hard-won experience

  13. That’s one scary kitty, I just had to follow it on Twitter. Watch your back Joe! Maybe you can cast it as an alien for season 2!

  14. Dang..that cat is your you clover..all dem noce tweets and Leberwurst treats for you..and stuff..and you can scratch my couch to pieces while i fill your food bowl and empty out the matter where you decide its at..peace furious cat..i meant peace furry friend 😣😅

  15. Oh… my… God. A cat-themed post. I am in heaven!!

    Listen, if Cloverblob is actually threatening you Joe, (and not just kidding as all cats will do), then I really would follow through on that hippo visit if I were you.

    I’ve lived with cats for more than 30 years and know they each have their own personalities, short-comings, maniacal dispositions, etc. BUT they can be bribed. So when you meet up for that hippo visit, bring Temptations cat treats — the LARGE bag.

    Oh, and good luck.

    P.S. from Basil & Stash
    Cloverblob sounds like a cool dude! Maybe we’ll fly up there & hang out too!

  16. Bring kibbles. Lots of kibbles. To your date with Cloverblob. My extensive analysis of her twitter feed lets me believe that food is her weakness. Also if she chews on kibbles, she cannot chew on you.

    P.S.: I wouldn’t believe Zoie with regards to the gun made of feces. Cloverblob – as any cat – seems way too neat for that. *hiss*

  17. Bring her some of your best fish dishes, especially salmon. Just avoid all the things poisonous to her…no onions, no garlic, no root vegetables, no green tomatoes, no green (raw) potatoes, no chocolate, no grapes, no raisins, no avocado.

    You might have seen this circulating at one point, but I’ll post for anyone who missed this joke:


    8:00 AM–Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
    9:30 AM–Oh, boy! A car ride! My favorite!
    9:40 AM–Oh, boy! A walk! My favorite!
    10:30 AM–Oh, boy! Getting rubbed and petted! My favorite!
    11:30 AM–Oh, boy! Dog food! My favorite!
    12 Noon–Oh, boy! The kids! My favorite!
    1:00 PM–Oh, boy! The yard! My favorite!
    4:00 PM–Oh, boy! To the park! My favorite!
    5:30 PM–Oh, boy! Pretty mums! My favorite!
    6:00 PM–Oh, boy! Playing ball! My favorite!
    6:30 PM–Oh, boy! Watching TV with my master! My favorite!
    8:30 PM–Oh, boy! Sleeping in my master’s bed! My favorite!

    Day 183 of my captivity:
    My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry, hard cereal.

    The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild scolding I get from ruining the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant.

    Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded; must try this at the top of the stairs! In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair; must try this on their bed.

    Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was. Hmmmmm, not working according to plan.

    There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary confinement throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the food. More importantly, I overheard that my confinement was due to my power of “allergies.” Must learn what this is
    and how to use it to my advantage.

    I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He’s is obviously a half-wit. The bird, on the other hand, has got to be an informant, and speaks with them regularly.

    I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room, his safety is assured.

    But I can wait. It is only a matter of time……………..

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