Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Fleece

Cat Bodies per Square Meter

Yes, it’s the trio modeling just how many fully-stretched-out cat bodies you can comfortably fit in a single kitty bed at one time.  Of course, when the human and her camera got too close, The Big C put on his scowly face.  Even the Smirky One looks a bit aggrieved.

 

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Peekaboo

The human was walking back and forth between rooms this morning as she got organized for morning and put things away. For some reason, on one trip through, she happened to notice a patch of color in the kitty condo that currently sits between the stove room and the living room. Upon stopping and looking, she saw Pepe was inhabiting one of the kitty caves inside the condo and was watching the human with interest. A few pics later, the human was gone having resisted the urge to reach in and pet the Pepster.  He seemed content to be left in peace.

 

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Cold Weather=Crazy Kitties

The weather has turned quite chilly all of a sudden and that’s brought out the crazy cats. They’ve been racing up and down the stairs chasing one another. They’ve carried a dozen or more toy mice upstairs from the toy boxes and left them scattered all over the floor each night. And several times in recent evenings, Fireball has hopped up onto the bed while the human was reading. He then dropped a toy mouse he was carrying in his mouth and he started to chase it all over the bed.  One night he did this after the human had fallen asleep. He banked the mouse off the side of the human’s leg as he chased it up and down the length of the bed. Eventually, he always manages to knock the mouse off the bed and then jumps down to continue his game elsewhere.If the human didn’t need a bit of sleep at night, this would be mighty entertaining for one and all.

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Human, What Were You Thinking?

With the change in the weather, it was time to haul the houseplants back inside.  This is not a small endeavor given the size of some of the plants and their pots. After spending 5 months outside in ample amounts of sunshine and water, several of the plants greatly increased in size, including a cactus the human has had for many decades. Given the increase in its size, the human had fewer places she could put it on the plant stands, so right now it’s near the entrance into the room. There’s plenty of space to walk by it, but on its first day back inside, Caesar kept walking over to it and sniffing. When the human would see him and poke her head and her camera into the room, he’d look up and stare at the 2-legged as if asking what in the world she thought she was doing putting the plant there.  The novelty of the cactus sticking out into the room seems to have worn off and now everyone ignores it.  It’s always funny to see just what the cats will notice and take exception to in the house.

 

 

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Meeting of the Minds

Corky was laying in one of the kitty beds when Caesar jumped up and decided to hop into an adjacent kitty bed. The Big Guy soon started mixing up a storm on the fleece fabric and singing a song.  Corky wasn’t sure if he was comfortable with how close Caesar was so they had a bit of a stare down.  Caesar ignored the Corkster and went on mixing and singing, so Corky settled down. Soon Caesar also curled up and they both fell asleep.

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Squashed

First Caesar was laying in one of the kitty beds next to the human, who was reading. Next, Fireball hopped in and curled up beside the Big Guy.  Not long after, the Merkitty joined the party. Since there wasn’t much room left, she flopped across both Tiger Boys.  No one seemed to complain, but there wasn’t much room left in the kitty bed.

 

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Too Darned Cute

<<Don’t bother me while I sleep!>>  <<It’s too hard to get back to sleep when you wake me up.>> <<How rude that you have a bright light burning overhead.>>  <<Can’t you see that I need my beauty rest?>>

 

 

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Princess & the Pea

This is Macaroni looking for all the world like the Prince and the Pea.  She’s sitting on no less than 5 blankets stacked up in one of the kitty beds.  <<I was perfectly comfy until the human woke me up to take some silly pictures.>>

 

 

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Just Hanging Around

This is Corky hanging out under a chair on the cute cat hammock.  You’d have to be looking for him to see him unless you were paying particular attention to the floor.  Presumably that’s what makes both hammocks so popular with the cats:  the opportunity to watch the human and other cats without being bothered in return.

 

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More of the Same

Big cat, small kitty bed, annoying human with camera.  Cat does not like to be disturbed when he is sleeping.  Cat signals his displeasure by making a funny face at human.  Human snaps one more picture and leaves. Cat returns to napping.  Nothing new in this house.

 

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