Living with Carnivores

A vegetarian human's adventure with cats

Category: Human-animal interaction

Thou Shalt Not Disturb!

Caesar was cuddled up in one of the small cat beds the other day.  The human walked in to do something in that room. Of course, she couldn’t resist a quick visit with the Emperor.  He gave her that look. Undissuaded, the human started snapping pictures and petting a dangling paw.  He gave her another look. Still she persisted in pestering him. This time she photographed his tummy too.  The Big Guy was not amused. <<Really, could anyone who loves cats resist those paws and that tummy?>>



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Should We Punish Her?

<<You’ve noted the lack of postings of late have you not? The human is back to focusing too much time and effort on work and too little on us — or at least on chronicling our adventures for you, our admirers. Yes, we’ve learned to post, and yes we know how to buy stock photos from the internet, but no we don’t know how to use the camera…not that we could pry her cell phone away from her to get access to it. So what do you think we should do? We thought about sending her back to the doghouse, but right after we did that she abandoned us to go camping.  Perhaps that was not as well conceived as we thought. Humans…can’t live with them and can’t live without them.>>



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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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Our Human is Home

<<It’s about time.  Can’t let her know we actually missed her. That would give her the upper hand. However, we did miss her and we’re glad she’s back. Never fear, we’ve been plotting our revenge all week. You can bet there will be some funny pictures and posts in the not-too-distant future…if we can get her to get back to blogging that is.>>

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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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S’mores are Completely Overrated…

<<…So is fresh air and being unplugged from the electronic devices and being away from us. Humans!>>

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