Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Month: August, 2019

Whose Foot is that?

This little foot was seen sticking out of the blanket fort in the upper hallway. Thank heavens the human was not only paying attention to where she walked but also had her camera with her.  If you guessed that the paw/leg belongs to Caesar (hiding during the almost two weeks when she had to medicate him daily), you’d be right.



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Any Guesses about Who Owns this Tail?

This tail can often be found poking out from beneath the tablecloth and the chair back in the kitchen. Do you know whose it is?  If you guessed the Merry Pepster, you’d be right.  <<Is the basic concept of privacy completely dead?>>


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Furry Little Mice

Since the kitties have almost solely been playing with their furry little toy mice, the human purchased two dozen brightly colored toy mice for her feline masters. She emptied one of the three toy boxes on the stairs and refilled it with the new mice, then she observed how the kitties responded. Over the past few mornings, there have been interesting little pairs of toy mice found in various places around the house. Don’t you wish you knew what they were thinking?


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Continuing to Push her Luck

As if 2 vet visits, dental work, and an IV in his leg weren’t bad enough, the human continues to try the patience of the Emperor. She had to give him pain meds twice daily for three days after his procedure, plus is in day 8 of a 13-day round of once-daily antibiotic doses.  Since Caesar knows that when the human is standing up and walking around, he’s at risk of getting yucky stuff pushed down his throat, he wisely hides when he sees her skulking about — especially when she has one arm down at her side or behind her back. <<This isn’t my first rodeo!>> That means that the human has had to get even trickier and change around the time of day when the medication is given.  <<There’s no time when it’s safe to get a wee bit of shut eye.>> Fortunately, while he was in for his dental work, the compassionate vet tech trimmed all of the Emperor’s lethal set of claws. That enables the wimpy human to be bolder in her efforts to medicate the Emperor.



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Meanest Human in the Whole Wide World

Caesar needed some dental work done. He’d already endured a previous visit to the vet during which he got his temperature taken rectally (<<An affront to anyone’s dignity!>>) and blood taken through his neck (<<Bunch of bloodthirsty vampires!>>). Needless to say, he was on guard and didn’t let the mean human get very close to him for weeks once she was out of bed and walking around. (<<Sleeping humans are safe enough to cuddle up against or to wake at 3 am to ask for a snack.>>)

In order to capture him on the day of the dental procedure, the mean human tricked him by opening up a closet door. That got him to come out from under the bed he’d been hiding under to see what was in the closet. She scooped him up and put him in the carrier.  <<Arch betrayer!>> He was so mad at the human that when they arrived at the vet’s office and had to wait 20 minutes for the staff to print out paperwork for the human to sign, that the Emperor refused to exit his carrier. He just glared through the mesh sides.When she went back to pick him up later in the day, he was still holding a grudge and resisted pets when the carrier was opened at the vet’s office. Once she got him home and put him in a bedroom to recover, he again refused to exit his carrier. The human left it on the bed and departed the room so he could get some rest. Fortunately, later in the day, his majesty decided to forgive the mean human and climbed up and lay beside her on the bed. After all, a good ruler mustn’t be seen to hold grudges for too long.


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Pepe Feels Under the Weather

The Pepster had a short-lived episode this past weekend when he didn’t feel good. He started the day by tossing his cookies on the bed at 4 am. <<Argh!>> He just laid around moping the rest of the day. However, by evening, he was following Mac around the house and acting a bit better. The next day he was 85% of the way back to normal.  He sang songs and slept next to the human.  However, by morning 3, he was fully returned to his silly self. He attacked the sheets when the human tried to make the bed and attacked her hand when she tried to pet him. He was back on his chair complaining about being bored and asking to be entertained throughout breakfast. So good to have the Pepe Monster feeling well again.


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Pepe is Bored…Again

It was morning and the silly human, who’d already attended to the needs of the meows, was trying to eat breakfast and plan her day. Unfortunately, she wasn’t giving the Pepster 100% of her attention and, besides, he was bored. That usually leads to mischief.  Tummy pets didn’t help, they just got the human hand attacked. Cuddles didn’t help. Pepe quickly jumped back down in his seat. Eventually, the human went around the corner and secured one of the spinning wobbly toys. It captured his attention for less than 3 minutes. Then he was back to being the Pesterer again.



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