Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Hiding

Explore with a Purpose

Don’t just poke your nose inside, explore your surroundings with a sense of purposeand a spirit of adventure.

 

 

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Double Decker

It’s that time of the month when boxes arrive at the house with litter, crunchies, and special kitty treats. Of course, the best part of any package is the box itself and the crackly paper inside it.  The other night, the human folded down the flaps on two boxes and then put the smaller one inside the larger and set them on the floor to see what would happen. Predictably, the Merry Pepster hopped inside the combo boxes.  At first, all that could be seen was his tail waiving in the air.   Then Pepe flipped on his back as the human got up close and personal with the camera.  Finally, he sat nicely in the boxes…at which point the bored human wandered away with her dreaded camera and its flash.

 

 

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The Human’s New Home

 

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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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Curtain Beater

Corky has developed the craziest way of acting out lately. When the human is reluctant to refill the food bowl, he ducks behind some curtains in front of a sliding-glass door, stands on his back legs, and then bats the curtains for all he’s worth while letting out a string of vocal complaints.  The camera hasn’t managed to catch him in the act yet, but it has caught him right after doing the dirty deed. Notice his tail is still under the fabric? Why would you suppose that beating up on some curtains would make the human do what you want?Does he look guilty to you? This acting out often does have the desired effect of encouraging the human to put a few more crunchies in the food bowl. Hence, there’s probably little hope that he’ll stop anytime soon.

 

 

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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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Most Evil Cat Torture Device?

Which torture device do you think is most scary?  It’s a close call between the nail clippers and the vacuum.  However, the clippers only come out once a month and only three of the cats have front claws that need to be trimmed.  The vacuum, on the other hand, comes out multiple times a week and causes pandemonium among all the boy kitties.  Yes, you guessed it, Miss Mac is not afraid of the vacuum as long as she’s up high and it stays down on the floor and doesn’t come too near. She just smirks at it. The boys, on the other hand, run for the next floor whenever they even hear the cord rattle and long before the scary motor turns on.

By the way, bells didn’t even make the list this year. That’s got to be progress of a type.

 

 

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Missing the Human is Not a Personal Failing

<<We’ve got her reasonably well trained after all these years.  And it’s nice to cuddle up against her on cool nights. Finding another human that we like might not be so easy.  That doesn’t make us pushovers!  P.S. Camping under the stars also is overrated. The least she could do is send us some postcards.>>

 

 

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Do You Think this is All An Excuse to Run Away and Play with Dogs?

<<It wouldn’t be the first time that our human disappeared for a day or two and came back smelling like a stinkin’ dog.  Maybe she’s off cheating on us. Sure hope she doesn’t bring one of those wretched creatures home with her. She does that, you know. Any poor abandoned creature will do.>>

 

 

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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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