Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Furniture

Kissy Face

It’s nice to see Caesar getting groomed by the other kitties since he spends so much time and effort grooming the other four.  The Mer gave him a few licks on the forehead just for good measure. Of course, Caesar had groomed the little minx for 10 minutes beforehand.  No matter, he got a bit of loving and seemed to enjoy it.  They both stretched out side-by-side. Meanwhile, the human couldn’t make her bed.  <<Harrumph!>>

 

 

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The Watcher

This is Caesar. He’s on watcher patrol.  That means he’s sitting in the human’s office staring at her. Occasionally he walks over and head-butts her legs or stands up and puts his big Caesar paws on the edge of her desk. He’s already had a brushing and a freeze-dried raw meat snack.  However, he hopes he can encourage her to cough up some additional food if he just practices eyeball juju hard enough.

 

 

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Places to Hide

<<Quick, the human is coming.  Don’t let her get too close in this heat. She’ll definitely want to pet you…and perhaps she’ll also want to pick you up and hug you.  It’s way too hot for affection.>>  <<If you pretend you don’t see her, perhaps she’ll be fooled into thinking she doesn’t see you.  Nope, that didn’t work. Time to plan an escape.>> <<Fortunately, she’s way too big to climb into the bay window. However, it’s just perfect for a kitty like me. You really have to stay alert in this house lest you get human kisses and fingerprints on your fur.>>

 

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Cross-Purposes

Mac and Caesar were laying in opposite directions as if working to cross-purposes. Of course, it wasn’t long before a big Caesar paw was holding Mac still while the Emperor gave her a bath.

 

 

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Big and Small

Little cat, giant kitty bed. <<Actually, a repurposed doggie bed — shhh, don’t tell them! — because the meows often pile 2 or 3 cats into a bed at a time, so extra space is needed.>> Huge kitty, tiny kitty bed. Body parts hanging out. Go figure!

 

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Belly Scratch

Pepe likes attention.  He really likes to have his belly scratched or petted or kissed or pretty much anything at all…until he doesn’t. If the human walks in and he’s laying on the bed — remarkably often flat on his back with his legs in the air — then he wiggles around as the human walks by begging for attention.  Let’s be honest, it’s really hard to resist.  And when the human does manage to resist for a few minutes to get some pics, Pepe seems puzzled that his best efforts to be cute and attract attention are failing him.  Fortunately, he doesn’t hold a grudge, and the human usually is unable to resist petting him or kissing his tummy for long. 

 

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Afternoon Delight

Pepe and Mac were catching a bit of afternoon sunshine.  A yawn caught the Pepster by surprise. Mac was not impressed.  <<Your breath smells. You need to brush your teeth with enzymatic toothpaste more often. >> The Pepster didn’t let Mac’s criticism steal his chill.

 

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Cats’ Life

The human’s 2-legged friends used to say they wanted to be reincarnated as her pets. (It’s an unfair rumor that the human spoils her furry friends.) In actuality, the 4-leggeds do have a pretty good life here, even if they don’t think so themselves. (What cat is totally satisfied with his/her surroundings?) They have cushy furniture to sprawl on and all the fleece blankets they could ever want or need.  They have the love and adoration of the human. They have the company of good friends, plus the eats here are pretty primo too.  For now, they’ll keep their human and their house.

 

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Carried Away…

The human thought it would be a good idea for the kitties to get used to their new carrier, so she plunked it down on one of the couches. It was brutally hot that week (and we’re having a repeat today and tomorrow), so the human and the kitties slept downstairs where it was cooler. As the human reclined on the other couch reading, she looked over only to see a small head sticking out of the carrier. Sure enough, as soon as the human grabbed the camera and started clicking, someone got embarrassed and tried to hide her face. Maybe she thinks she’s a celebrity and the human is the paparazzi. She even sat up and tried to turn her face away from the camera. Definitely, she thinks she’s a celebrity.  Once she thought the human wasn’t looking anymore, she went back to sleep in her little cat carrier. Such a Merkitty!

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Look Who’s Behaving!

Can it be that Pepe, the ADHD kitty, is actually sitting quietly and keeping his own counsel? Hmm, the human probably doesn’t want to know what mischief he’s planning.

 

 

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