Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Show Us Some Tummy

Corky does lots of cute things, but he does them quickly. Unfortunately, he rarely hangs out in the cute position long enough for the human to find her phone and snap a few pics. However, the other day, she managed to walk in and find him laying on the floor on his back with his cute, soft tummy showing. (He was laying on a sheet of crackly paper, so it’s possible he had just enjoyed some catnip and that’s why his reactions were a bit slower than usual.) He laid there looking at her while she snapped away, then rolled to his side and got up and swiftly left the room. Guess that was all the cuteness the human was going to see for the day…at least from the Corkster.

 

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Toothpaste as Treat

Fireball has an interesting obsession. He just LOVES the taste of the poultry-flavored enzymatic toothpaste.  For him, it’s a treat. He’d eat most of a tube in a single sitting if the human was willing to cooperate. If only the other cats were equally willing to try some.

 

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Frenemies

The human was shocked to find “frenemies,” Fireball, Corky, and Pepe all laying next to each other on one of the beds.  Given that brothers Corky and Pepe chase the Little Red Bee up and down the stairs nearly every night, it’s always interesting to find them putting aside their differences and sleeping together. During colder weather, Corky and Fireball can often be found cuddled up together under the blankets that hang over the upstairs banister.  And during the day, Fireball and Pepe can often be found sleeping next to each other on the human’s bed enjoying the far-infrared heated mattress pad.

 

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Surveying the Kingdom

The Emperor decided to hop on top of the human and survey his kingdom from an elevated vantage point.  For the most part, the servant was cooperating and his lords and lady were being respectful.  It’s a lot of work keeping a kingdom running smoothly, particularly when you’re trying to keep a rebellious human in line.

 

 

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The Monster under the Bed is Now IN the Bed!

The human was trying to make the bed. <<Silly human!>> Pepe had other ideas.  He slid across the surface and put his head under a fold of sheets and blankets. Over onto his back he went with legs kicking. The human tried tickling him, which led to flailing paws and fake biting attempts.  Do you see the little kitty face peering out at the tricksy human? Aren’t those toes cute? Eventually the Monster tired and lay still, although he kept one paw out just in case.

 

 

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Risking Life and Limb

Mac is usually a mellow creature unless there’s a bowl of crunchies nearby… or, unless she’s gotten into the Wild Wood Weed…note the glint of mischief in her eyes? Then she becomes a menace to society, or at least a danger to the human’s hands and fingers.  Interestingly, she never actually eats catnip. Rather, she rolls in it and gets her coat absolutely coated. Nope, she doesn’t lick it off, she just shakes her coat and tosses the fine particles all over the room, but only once she’s finished thrashing around and is trying to find her dignity again.

 

 

 

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His Majesty

The human was trying to make the bed. Caesar wasn’t budging.  So His Majesty was (sort of) made into the bed. He posed in a regal fashion.  At least she didn’t mess with his paws.

 

 

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Two Little Mice, Out for a Stroll

And almost stepped on by the hurrying human.

<<So what do you think was going on here?  Is this the work of two cats who, after running around with toys in their mouth, put the toys down on the floor to chat?  Or was it one cat who brought two toys over to the edge of the stairs and then strategically positioned them there for the human to trip over? Hmmm….Don’t you wish you better understood the inner workings of kitty minds?>> 

 

 

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She of Little Restraint…

Pepe was reclining. The human approached. Those soft toes looked so inviting. <<Bad human!>>

 

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Yin-Yang Kitties

Here are Mac and Caesar curled up in a yin-yang cuddle. Before the human intruded with her camera, Caesar’s head was down and facing Mac’s haunches, so the effect was even more compelling. And see that little patch of disturbed fur on Macaroni’s side? That’s a “cowlick” from Caesar’s grooming efforts. Such a thoughtful and caring kitty!

 

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