Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by Dan Lawrence, Jan 4, 2012.
Nice pants. :D
Thanks! I love my pj pants!
ETA: MOAR PANTS.
Also another cat.
This doesn't usually happen. It's like an unspoken rule that Hermes cuddles with me, and Hebe cuddles with Hubby. Hubby is out of town though, so she's been bothering me in his absence, with the occasional cuddles. Though she doesn't look as happy, she was purring VERY LOUDLY.
Shadow, having a little rest on the couch after a hard day of doing nothing.
That is one seriously adorable cat.
Just to make sure, you had them checked out for bladder issues, right? I mention this only because I have a cat that would do this (to my laundry basket of dishtowels) and it turned out she had bladder stones.
She wasn't checked, but it stopped when she couldn't get to the laundry/bedding anymore.
I'd definitely mention it the next time the kitty gets a checkup. Sometimes it's just a matter of litter preference, but peeing outside the litterbox is always something I recommend people have checked out.
After three years without incident?
It took a year and a half for me to figure it out with my cat, she would do it very intermittently, and for a long time I thought that she was just pissed off (literally) that we had gotten a dog. It wasn't until I saw a little bit of blood that I took it seriously.
Like I said, it could just be a litter preference thing (some cats really like soft litter and hate sandy stuff) or it could just be nothing, or it could be something.
brb, melting with the force of the cute. D'awwwwww.
No longer have Sully, but this is one of my favorite pictures of one of my pets ive had.
One last former pet picture before I head off to work. This was Bruiser, sweetest dog ever me and my ex had. Sadly he had to go to a rescue when we got divorced as I couldn't take him with me and she didn't want him anymore.
I want a black cat really badly but there was never one in the kitten bin when we were adopting. :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( There's a gorgeous black cat in our apartment complex that Ingmar has told me I am not allowed to steal BUT S/HE DOESN'T HAVE A COLLAR, C'MON.
Take it to a vet/humane society to get the chip scanned. No chip, FREE GAME.
S/he is a bit skiddish but s/he'll be my friend ONE DAY, surely.
Food always works. I recommend tuna, but cooked chicken works as well.
Gargoyling. I've seen so many cats who love to do that.
Hyperthyroidism can present like that in cats. There may be no other symptoms, at least that you pick up on. Athryn is right--it's definitely something to ask the vet about.
Sam being adorable sleeping beside me:
Sam annoyed that I woke him up taking pictures:
Sammy does what Sammy loves most, being on the tallest thing in the room, even if that's my shoulders.
(Pardon the mess. We were halfway through mail shredding when the other cat knocked the whole pile onto the floor, dropped down and fell asleep on it.)
Brought Daisy home from the humane society today; she's a six or seven month old something-or-other. She was spayed yesterday; shortly after getting her home, I zipped out to the pet store to get her a suitable "Welcome to your new home!" gift -- a shiny new lampshade collar!
Seriously, those things are like pause buttons for dogs. (I feel really bad having to put it on her -- she's so miserable -- but not as bad as I'd feel if she ripped out a stitch or three)
This may not work for you, but one trick we found that works on Lila is to put a shirt on her. Instead of the cone, that is.
I love the difference between cats and dogs on the Cone of Shame. Dogs are all "what did I do? Did I do something wrong?" and cats are all "YOU WILL PAY."
This is Shirou, who I recently adopted from my girlfriend's brother when he moved away.
He's a total snugglebug, though he's a little too big to fit in my lap.
I have two other cats, but they're a little less willing to stop attacking the camera long enough for me to take their picture.
That is the default setting for all cats in all situations.
That's certainly the case for our Lizzie! Jack is weirdly dog-like, although I think part of the reason I think that are his markings, which make him look like he's furrowing his brow in concern at all times.
We got a home energy audit today. More awesome than the blower door test or the new aerator they put in the bathroom faucet was the infrared picture they took of our dog.
Proof that a dog's nose is the coldest thing in the world.
Looking through my youtube stuff I found this video of Menchi (black dog) and Journey (husky) that was taken a couple winters ago that was run through the tiltshift video app (that's why the color is weird and time is compressed 2x or more)
ATTACH THE CONE OF SHAME.
Not Pictured: Jack absolutely losing his shit over this strange new creature that acts like she knows him.
And their eyes are apparently searing portals into a demonic realm.
No more cone:
Not pictured: me operating on the 2 hours of sleep I got in between wrestling the damn collar back onto that cat.
My dog learned to use her cone as a scoop, and then suddenly, wearing the cone wasn't so bad. She'd scoop up leaves and toss them in the air, and have a grand ol' time. She tended to forget it was there other times though, and normally liked to run in between peoples legs, and that didn't work so well when she had it on.
Also, I remember taking her for a walk, and a passerby whispered to her friend, "Why does it have that cone on it?" and her idiotic friend replied, "To prevent them from biting people". I didn't know there were people that stupid.
The weather has gotten colder, so the cats have changed from default locations such as in windows, on the patio and sprawled on the wood floor to the winter defaults of inside cabinets, on top of shelves near heating vents, under the bedclothes at all times of day, and especially on a lap, legs, stomach, or any other accessible part of a human. Hey, we are good for more than putting food in the bowl!
I was looking through my pictures on my computer! Who wants to see KITTEN LIZZIE?
And for balance, KITTEN JACK:
And for blatant favortism, GROWN UP LIZZIE:
Kitten Jack is the cutest thing I've seen all day. Thanks. :)
He's not being cute right now, I'll tell you what. He's trying to climb a bookcase. Again.
But yeah, he was totally adorable as a kitten. <3
EDIT: I'm pretty sure I've posted this one before but WHATEVER IT IS CUTE ENOUGH TO POST AGAIN
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