Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Month: December, 2018

Black Mousie Stops for a Snack

Alas, another kitty toy has passed on to the great toy box in the sky.  This little black mouse spent the night in one of the food bowls. By the time the human found it, it was beyond redemption.  Why do you suppose the cats do this with their toys?

 

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The Architect Himself

This is Fireball peeking out from under the fleece blankets in one of the kitty beds.  He digs at the corner of a blanket until he’s folded back the fabric, then he slips underneath.You can see how he creates a little kitty cave to sleep in. When he leaves, the blankets stay up in that interesting position.

 

 

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Emperor Continues to Snooze

Caesar Tiger Bear loves to climb under the blankets with the human, who is expected to tent her knees and keep them bent for 20 minutes or more without moving. He lumbers under the covers and lays on her feet and sings himself to sleep. Once in a great while, when the humans decides to get up but the Big Guy isn’t quite ready to depart the bed, he stays under the covers and the human manages to extract herself from blankets and kitty without disaster. This is what the human found the other morning after she’d departed the bed. The big guy was still laying under the covers with his favorite toy, a green chinchilla.  Unable to resist, the bad human grabbed her camera and started snapping pics. Meanwhile, the Emperor opened his eyes and implored her to leave him the heck alone.  The human complied.

 

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Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtle

Juno has a new “brother” named Krang, which means that the Penta Pack members have a new cousin. Krang is a young Sphynx and is named after the enemy of the Mutant Teenage Ninja Turtles, which is appropriate since he’s pink, wrinkly, and a youngster with lots of energy.  Juno is super fluffy and Krang is hairless so between them both they probably have an average cat’s amount of fur. Fortunately, Princess Junipurr is taking good care of her younger charge and showing him the ropes of catdom (which is to say that she’s teaching him how to manipulate his human “pets” aka captors).

 

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Kitty Colds

Okay, the human has an excuse for the lack of posting and it’s not just that the holidays were fast approaching and so were a bunch of year-end work deadlines.  The Penta Pack has been passing around a kitty cold for weeks. Fireball caught it first and got over it in 4 or 5 days, but not before he gave it to Pepe. Pepe got a nasty upper respiratory infection that required a trip to the vets for an antibiotic to clear his sinus infection. Before he finally cleared it, he passed it over to Mac, who got a miserably runny eye.  In her case, the human has had to medicate her eyes multiple times a day for 10 days, which with that wily little kitty has proven to be quite a challenge. (The human has lots of slashes in her fingers and clothing to prove it.)  We still have a few days of eye ointment to go. Hopefully the miserable excuse for a human will eventually be forgiven and trusted again. Time will tell.

 

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The Trio Keeps Watch

 

The trio were sitting on one of the coucheswatching wildlife out the window when the silly human walked by and stopped to say hi.
Fortunately no creature worth mentioning crossed their territory. The birds and squirrels are safe for another day.

 

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Explore with a Purpose

Don’t just poke your nose inside, explore your surroundings with a sense of purposeand a spirit of adventure.

 

 

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Feline Architecture

These interesting structures were not created by the human. They are the work of a little red kitty who just loves to sleep under layers of fleece blankets.

 

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Chair Gymnastics

The human got new ladder-back chairs for the kitchen last year.  Unfortunately, she unwittingly got some that have fewer back slats spaced further apart than the old chairs. That’s only a problem for the Merry Pepster, who loves to roll around on the chair seat and often ends up rolling off the back since there no longer is a slat to stop him. His morning calisthenics routine involves lots of rolling around and nuzzling the chair back,  often with an unplanned exit off the back or sides.  If the human is paying proper attention, she can often stop him from rolling off the chair.  However, if she’s busy checking email, eating breakfast, or otherwise preoccupied, Pepe either has to stand up and tap her on the arm or shoulder or risk a tumble.<<Silly human needs so much watching!>>

 

 

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