Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Household pets

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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In My Own Defense…

<<It’s easy to complain about the lack of blogging when you don’t have to do any work to keep the house running or the bills paid.  Certain members of this household consider cuteness to be adequate enough currency for everything. In fact, they think it buys them the right to complain about the one member of the house that does all the work.  Harumph! >>

 

 

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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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Who Invited You?

Caesar and Mac were having a cuddle.  The silly human showed up and started taking pictures.  The Big Guy leaned back to see what the human was doing.  Not surprisingly, he gave the human “that face” and kept his paws on the Merkitty.

 

 

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Clean Feet

This is Fireball washing his paws.They get so dirty running around on rugs all day.  <<If you don’t keep your paws in pristine shape, you might not be able to race up and down the stairs like a comet in the sky.  Besides, your brother might make fun of you.>>

 

 

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Morning Ballet

This is Pepe performing his morning ballet.  He loves to lay at the very edge of the bed and dangle not just limbs but also his head.  When he sees he has the human’s attention, he starts rolling around, making the human worry he’ll roll off at any moment.  Given that the human’s bed is quite tall — it requires an extra-deep bed skirt that is at least 44 inches/112 cm high, and then there is the added height of the mattress — the prospect that he’ll take a tumble while he’s being silly is no laughing matter.  The Pepster is not deterred and returns to dangling.

 

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Does this Look Comfortable?

Pepe sleeps in the strangest positions. Does this look comfortable to you?  It must be for him as he sleeps like this for hours on end — occasionally flipping fully onto his back and putting his forepaws into the air.

 

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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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