Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Animal behavior

End of the Line for Brown Mousie

Well, one of the cats’ favorite toy mice has met its end. It spent the night in a bowl of soft food. Fortunately, we have lots more toy mice lying around so the meows won’t be toy-deprived anytime soon. Why they periodically do this is a great mystery to the human.  Toy mice end up floating in water bowls, sitting in bowls of soft food, or even tucked beside or inside the human’s shoes.  Maybe it’s cats’ inscrutable nature that makes them so fascinating.

 

 

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You Need a Bath!

Caesar was in one of the kitty beds reclining next to the human. The Little Red Bee came up for some hugs. After getting a brushing and some toothpaste treat, he hopped over and joined his big brother. Problem is his Big Brother always thinks he needs a bath. Out came one of those big Caesar paws and held poor Fireball in place.  <<What are you chuckling at, human?>>

 

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He’s Got My Back!

Here are the Big Boys, Caesar and Pepe sleeping back-to-back, numb to the world. Since the human was quiet and no one woke up during the photo opp, there was no pouty face from the Emperor and no calisthenics from Pepe.

 

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Big & Small

Here’s Fireball catching a snooze by an open window where he can enjoy the early morning breeze. But do you see the second kitty in his picture? Yes, the Big Emperor is curled up in the small bed for Fireball-size kitties and Fireball is stretched out on the enormous bed for Caesar-size kitties. Go figure!

 

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Surprise Gift

Look at what the very thoughtful kitties left by the human’s shoes so early in the morn’.  I guess they figured she went off camping but forgot to pack a cat toy, so they made sure to put one of their favorites right by her shoes in case she made any more trips away from home.

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Are You Paying Attention Yet?

Pepe likes to get on top of the human and lay very, very, very close to her face. Cat breath aside, when he’s that close, his spikey whiskers tickle her face. And then every few minutes he leans over and licks her neck or chin…or pokes some part of her face with a soft forepaw.  <<I guess you guys missed me after all.>>

 

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Love is All You Need…

Mac needed cuddles.  She really, really, really needed the human to hold her…three times during work that day.  After all, the human snuck out and was gone for four days, so the Merkitty was entitled to some snuggles. Now that the 2-legged was back, the Girly Girl was going to make up for lost time.  <<Only a truly cruel human would turn away a small kitty who needed hugs!>>But the human was on deadline and needed both her hands to type.  Little Bird was not going to permit that so finally the human had to get mean and shut the door.  That didn’t deter the Smirky One, who threw her little body against the door, easily popping it open again. This time she didn’t wait at the foot of the chair for the human to notice her. No, she jumped right up onto the keyboard. <<There are many ways to get a human to pay attention to you but few are as effective as landing on the keyboard when the human is trying to use it. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do!>>

 

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Woken from a Sound Sleep

Caesar was lounging in a kitty bed right next to the window, enjoying the cool breeze that wafted through.  The evil human approached with her annoying camera.   He knew what this meant:  the 2-legged was going to disturb his sleep. If giving her a funny look didn’t keep her from touching his paws and his soft tummy, then he would meet her eye-to-eye and give her the “Go away!” stare.    <<Miraculously, it worked!>>

 

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Where the Human has Disappeared…

<<They call it camping, but, honestly, she’s been grousing all week about us waking her up during the night. Hey, we’re small and our stomachs get hungry every few hours. It’s not like she gives us an endless supply of crunchies anymore. Diet indeed!  We really think she’s just ducking out on her blog-posting, feeding, and litterbox-cleaning duties.  Humans…can’t live without them, can’t live with them.>>

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Our Human is Running Away!

<<She’s been threatening for more than a week to run away from us.  Ha, as if that was even possible! Besides, when the other human visits us, she gives us way more snacks and she plays with us more than our own human does. On the other hand, she doesn’t sleep with us and therefore it’s far harder to mess with her head. Besides, that human smells like dogs all the time.>>

 

 

 

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