Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Hugs from the Gingerbread Bear

Fireball, like Pepe, enjoys getting up close and personal with the human when she’s laying around reading.  He stretches out on her chest and starts singing, which usually leads to a bit of drooling, and then mixing on shoulders and arms with those sweet little paws equipped with a full arsenal of scimitars (nails).  Still, how can you resist the love of a little red tiger cat?   Fortunately, or not, the visits are usually short lived. There always is something more interesting to see or to do than hanging out with the boring human when she’s trying to read.

 

 

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Yes…Please…Grass!

It’s been weeks since the cats had a pot of wheat grass to nosh on.  That’s not because the human has been lazy or forgetful. She’s made many trips further and further away trying to find a store with some healthy live cat grass, but the local supply seems to have evaporated. Just when the 2-legged was convinced she’d have to sprout and grow some grass of her own, she came upon a pot of yummy green grass, which the kitties immediately started munching on and dragging around on the floor. Every now and then the human actually does something useful.

 

 

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Curtain Beater

Corky has developed the craziest way of acting out lately. When the human is reluctant to refill the food bowl, he ducks behind some curtains in front of a sliding-glass door, stands on his back legs, and then bats the curtains for all he’s worth while letting out a string of vocal complaints.  The camera hasn’t managed to catch him in the act yet, but it has caught him right after doing the dirty deed. Notice his tail is still under the fabric? Why would you suppose that beating up on some curtains would make the human do what you want?Does he look guilty to you? This acting out often does have the desired effect of encouraging the human to put a few more crunchies in the food bowl. Hence, there’s probably little hope that he’ll stop anytime soon.

 

 

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Here’s the Best Toy Ever!

 

Corky and Pepe beg to differ about what is and what is not the world’s best toy.  In their personal opinion, it is hard to beat a sheet of crackly paper.  Fortunately, the human had some packages come in that were packed with stiff paper.  She indulged the kitties by putting both the too-small boxes on the floor (which, of course, were each checked out) as well as laying out the sheets of paper. The Corkster and the Pepster love to make a running leap onto the paper and slide on it all over the downstairs. The human finds the sheets of papers in the craziest places in the morning, showing that the kitties played with them all night long. Sometimes there even is a toy mouse or two tucked under the folds of the paper.  By encouraging the human to pull a sheet of paper along on the floor, the kitties get to chase it and try out their hunting skills, along with their sliding skills. Unfortunately, every now and then a piece of paper tears with the tussling. Ah well, there’s more where that came from.

 

 

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Squashed

First Caesar was laying in one of the kitty beds next to the human, who was reading. Next, Fireball hopped in and curled up beside the Big Guy.  Not long after, the Merkitty joined the party. Since there wasn’t much room left, she flopped across both Tiger Boys.  No one seemed to complain, but there wasn’t much room left in the kitty bed.

 

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Too Darned Cute

<<Don’t bother me while I sleep!>>  <<It’s too hard to get back to sleep when you wake me up.>> <<How rude that you have a bright light burning overhead.>>  <<Can’t you see that I need my beauty rest?>>

 

 

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Princess & the Pea

This is Macaroni looking for all the world like the Prince and the Pea.  She’s sitting on no less than 5 blankets stacked up in one of the kitty beds.  <<I was perfectly comfy until the human woke me up to take some silly pictures.>>

 

 

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Another Favorite Mousey is Gone

The human found that another favorite toy of the penta pack had spent the night sitting in one of the soft-food bowls, so it had to go off to the great toy box in the sky.  The frequency of toys ending up in food bowls seems to be increasing.  What do you suppose this all means?

 

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Just Hanging Around

This is Corky hanging out under a chair on the cute cat hammock.  You’d have to be looking for him to see him unless you were paying particular attention to the floor.  Presumably that’s what makes both hammocks so popular with the cats:  the opportunity to watch the human and other cats without being bothered in return.

 

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More of the Same

Big cat, small kitty bed, annoying human with camera.  Cat does not like to be disturbed when he is sleeping.  Cat signals his displeasure by making a funny face at human.  Human snaps one more picture and leaves. Cat returns to napping.  Nothing new in this house.

 

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