February 17th 2015 3:08 pm
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Smack! A little black paw reaches out and quickly connects with the side of another cat's head. There is little force in the blow, but the message is unmistakable, "You're in MY spot, MOVE!"
The second cat gives the originator of the blow a dirty look, then reluctantly gets up and moves to a different spot on the bed.
Smack! A little black paw reaches out again, quickly connecting with the side of a third cat's head. This third cat quickly gets the message and moves to a spot on the pillow behind me. Other cats on the bed, watching, wisely decide to stay in their own spots and not try to snag the spot on my lap that is in the process of being forcibly vacated.
Satisfied that everyone is now out of her spot, Uno steps up, circles a couple of times, settles herself down on my lap between my chest and my laptop, lays her head on my arm as I type, and starts purring. After all, in Uno's eyes, this is HER spot and woe to any cat who resists when Uno comes to claim her place!
February 5th 2015 11:07 am
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Hi everyone! Guess what we have now? A playful pest!
The new puppy Mom had said would come, arrived a week ago. As if we cats needed or wanted another dog around! Nobody asked us cats if we wanted a puppy. I'm sure if anyone had asked us, most of us would have said Destiny is more than enough dog to have around! After all, one of her makes up for about six of us MOL. Mom says the puppy will grow up to be a big dog like Destiny too, probably bigger than Destiny because he's a boy. It would take at least twelve of us to make up for two big dogs! His name is Chomper. He better never think of doing any kind of chomping on any of us cats if he knows what's good for him!
Right now, Chomper is clumsy, playful, enthusiastic, and has no manners. He will come right up to us cats, stick his nose in our rears, lick our faces, and put his paws all over us. When he licks our faces, it's nothing like being licked by another cat, he has this smooth tongue that's a lot wetter than our tongues are! If we give him a swat to tell him to cool it and get some self-control, he assumes we like what he is doing, then he does it even more until Mom intervenes. Sure he likes us, but in my feline opinion, until he learns something about feline manners, he's a little pest.
Luckily Chomper's physical capabilities are rather pathetic compared to the supreme athleticism, coordination, and jumping skills of us cats. We can easily outmaneuver him and it's ridiculously easy for us to jump up on something and get out of his reach. Why, Chomper can't even get up on the bed by himself yet! Mom has to put him up on the bed. He can get down off the bed although his landings are pathetic compared to ours. He's also very clumsy with his paws. Mom will feed him and in his excitement he often tips over his food dish with his paw. He also cannot control his bowels and bladder very well yet. His crate where he goes when he's not being supervised, is full of cedar bedding and to us cats, it resembles a big litterbox. Mom says Chomper is still just too little to be able to make it outdoors to potty every time. I reminded her that if he was a cat, he could just go to a litter box and not have to go so far. Mom told me that the problem with that is that once he's grown up, he could flood a litter box just by using it once! I guess it's better that dogs have to go outside to potty when they get big enough. After all, it's Mom who has to go out there with him, not me. I get to stay in the nice comfortable house and watch her out the window!
January 23rd 2015 1:47 am
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What's the most unpredictable erratic toy a cat can be confronted with? It will wave tantalizing at you from across the room but as soon as you get ready to nail it, suddenly the thing will be on the ceiling instead. Sometimes when you run after it, it will simply disappear into thin air. Sometimes it lands on you or worse, on another cat and then you don't dare to try to catch it until it moves away from your body or the other cat's body. If you're actually lucky enough to pounce on it, your paws are met with...nothing except the floor or the bed or whatever was under the toy when you pounced on it.
I finally figured out two things about this toy. It's controlled by the humans and when a human picks up the toy to induce you to play with it, the little keychain that's attached to the toy makes a specific noise. When you hear that noise, you know the toy should be coming out to play. Oh, I almost forgot to tell you...the toy is red and small and the humans call it a laser pointer.