Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Month: February, 2019

Caesar: Then & Now, Part I

In honor of the Trio’s 7th anniversary, here are some before and after photos.  The first one is the image of Caesar Tiger Bear that captured the silly human’s attention on  If she hadn’t seen that image and followed up to learn more about Caesar, neither he, nor Mac and Fireball would have ended up living here.  The second one is recent. He’s still a very dignified kitty, until he gets silly and then he’s a force of nature.  For those people who think cats don’t have expressive faces, all I can say is that they haven’t spent time with this crew.




(c) Copyright 2019, PeggyMalnati. All rights reserved. Top photo K. Pichler, bottom photo my own.

Beige Mouse Dangles into Food Bowl

Here’s something you don’t see every day:  a toy mouse in this house that still has its ears and tail. Those seem to disappear quickly, although where they go is a mystery to the human.  In this case, the mouse has been draped over the side of the food bowl. Because this toy was partially suspended by its tail, and the food had already had most of the delicious gravy removed by pink kitty tongues (which disparage chunks in the food bowl), it didn’t get very dirty and was able to be washed and returned to the collection. Interestingly, when the human first found the mouse-in-bowl, there was another toy mouse the same color sitting right beside the bowl. Over the last week, the beige mice have had a grand time at night and can be found nearly anywhere upstairs when the human awakens, including in her slippers or right beside them.


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Winterized Cat

Pepe just loves digging a hole between the blankets and the pillows. This is a calculated move.  By moving blankets out of the way, he gets more direct access to the far-infrared heating pad that the human keeps running day and night on the bed during cold weather.  Plus, the blankets and flannel sheets fold up around him and keep him even more comfy. In winter, it’s important to conserve one’s strength and effort.



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Happy 7th Arrivals Day Trio!

Today is the seventh anniversary of the arrival of Caesar, Fireball, and Macaroni.  They’ve come a long way from the scared little kitties who hid under the furniture every time the silly human came upstairs to visit them that first week.  The Tiger Boys still are a bit skittish but have gotten much better.The Merkitty still thinks she’s in charge of everything or, rather, she think she shouldn’t have to follow any rule at any point in time. And, of course, they still pile on top of each other for grooming and sleeping.  Thanks Foster Mom Kim and family for the gift of these wonderful kitties!



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Cranky Corky Sports a New Collar

With a new year, the duo got new collars.  Here’s the Crankster sporting his new glossy pink collar with white polka dots.  Although he doesn’t look terribly pleased at the moment, the human doesn’t think it has anything to do with his new collar. Must be the annoying camera going off right in front of his face. <<Evil human! You always make me look bad in pictures.>> 


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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Meowsers

<<We shall not mention the fact that the bad human has been working too much of late and has completely neglected the blog.  (She interjects that we should clarify that she has not neglected us — which is true.)  However, we wanted to let our fans know that we have continued to do cute and funny things, many of which the human has photographed. Just as soon as we get her back on the program, you’ll learn all about our adventures. In the meantime, we’re wishing you all the love and cuddles you can stand from your own furry friends. Don’t forget that they would like some special snacks just like us! (hint, hint)>>


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