Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Month: May, 2020

A Special Gift

Yes, the mean human is always telling tales out of turn about the kitties. However, what do the kitties do to show their love and affection for the strange two-legged? Why they leave one of their toy mice right on her pillows while she’s off working. <<Who says we don’t appreciate her?>>

 

 

 

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Crunchy Guardian

One of the many interesting things that Mac does is stand guard duty next to the crunchy bowl. <<You just never know when the human might decide to refill the bowl.>> See those imploring eyes? Only a truly cruel human could resist. Also, note that you can see the entire bottom of the crunchy bowl. Playing tough love and not topping the bowl off every time a bit of the bottom shows and Mac and Corky start throwing temper tantrums has proven that the cats can eat crunchies as the level in the bowl goes down.

 

 

 

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Intruder Alert!

Over the many decades that the human has lived at this house, she’s known some pretty cheeky wildlife.  In the old days, it was quite common to look out on the lower deck and see a woodchuck, a couple of squirrels, and some birds all sitting in a circle eating seed. For a few years, a woodchuck unaffectionately called El Destructo traumatized the plants growing in big pots on the deck. Nearly every day he’d walk past and pull over every pot that was light enough for him to move to see if there was anything good to eat in it. This repeated behavior caused enough transplant shock that some of the plants gave up the ghost. And then there are the deer that reach their necks over the deck railing to nibble some of the hottest peppers on the planet down to the soil.A few weeks back, the human happened to be in the kitchen eating lunch on a dark, dreary day when she heard a thud outside on the lower kitchen window. Looking over, she couldn’t believe her eyes: a young and smallish woodchuck had jumped up on the window ledge. This is something the human had never seen before, although it shouldn’t have come as a complete surprise. Several bird feeders hang just above this window and there is always seed on the deck below the window and sometimes on the window ledge itself. <<Those birds are such messy eaters!>>As the human stood up, grabbed her phone, and started shooting photos while walking toward the intruder, he or she looked in and decided it would be advisable to jump back down on the deck.  This intruder wasn’t terribly afraid, as he / she didn’t go far…at least not right away. Of course, was there a single cat in the kitchen at the time keeping watch for intruders entering the property? <<‘Fraid not. Bah!>>

 

 

 

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Yin-Yang Tiger Boys

The Tiger Boys were having a cuddle in one of the kitty beds when the human (and her annoying camera) happened into the room.  Not surprisingly, there was a lot of paw-dangling action going on. Fireball had both of his forepaws out, while Caesar was dangling one of his.

 

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Turtle Cat

Mac was having a great time rolling around on some crackly paper sprinkled with catnip. She looked a bit like a turtle on its back.  She was wound up and pretty wild looking. The human wisely resisted the urge to pet that soft tummy. Mac thrashed back and forth until she was coated with catnip.  Then she got up, shook herself off, and departed to enjoy her buzz somewhere the human and the camera were not.

 

 

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Hard Day’s Night

The Big Boys were snoozing back-to-back on a corner of the bed. Pepe was insensible; Caesar looked like he’d had a bit too much fun the night before and was regretting it now.

 

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Hand on My Shoulder

Caesar and Mac were laying in one of the kitty beds together. Mac was dangling both of her forepaws, airing out her toes.
Caesar had his left forepaw on Mac’s right front shoulder.
Was he providing some emotional support to the Merkitty?

 

 

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