Saturday, July 18, 2015

Catty corner



Though it's been raining all day, I'm not bored. Some of us rely on intellectual pursuits for entertainment. Give me a window shade, moth, and electrical cord, and I'll see you tomorrow, don't let the door hit you on your way out. The Dog, on the other hand, has fewer -- to put it politely -- personal resources. Which is why we let him outside. To do what? Sniff wet and then wetter things, apparently, from what I can see.



I've been giving this a lot of thought, and you know what I think?



I think rain is for suckers. I told him as much, believe you me.



And I told him if thinks he's going to run back inside and kiss me, he can just think again. Towel off first, buster, then, well, we'll take it under consideration. Maybe when the moth is dead and I've completed my autopsy.

26 comments:

  1. Wilma thinks rain is for suckers, too.

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  2. Cats are the ultimate Macgyvers. I was supposed to meet some people at the park for the concert, but that's rained out. So now I ask the cat, explain again the hundred and one things we can do with a broken shoelace and a paper bag..

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  3. And the cat just looked at you with that "just watch and do" look.

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  4. Sounds like a perfectly lovely day to me. So glad you're getting rain!

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  5. Just watch and do, look and learn. That's perfect, Roberta. Sharon, the rain was fantastic, everyone was walking in it. And you cannot believe the gorgeous mackerel sky we have this morning.

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  6. Cats live longer than dog,s and no wonder, they don't waste their energy on running around sniffing things. And they know how to find the perfect owner with a cosy, dry house. He looks like he's in Seventh Heaven with you.

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  7. That's it, Karin! You've gone over, been utterly seduced and are in immanent danger of starting to make videos. I doubt that Cat will submit to riding Roombas for his star turn though.

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  8. Too bad. Roomba+Cat=Zen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLt5rBfNucc

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  9. Cats live in a world of their own! Glad you got rain!

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  10. Looks like a case of cat fever. There's a vaccination for that but it might be too late.

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  11. Cat is very photogenic . Miss seeing Albert, though.

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  12. Another home run! A broken shoelace and a paper bag . . . sounds like I could use some of Cat's wisdom.

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  13. But, does anyone really think Cat can train Albert to stay away when Albert's wet? I think Albert is just too exuberant for that.

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  14. Bellis, he left the house just minutes before the sky opened up. So, he marches to his own drummer. (Tho marched back some hours later.)

    Doris and Petrea, don't cat-shame me. Unless I actually do post videos.

    Red Pat, rain doesn't even come close to describing what happened today. It was monumental, by California-summer standards.

    It's ok, Jean. Albert's a happy fella.

    Earl, it boggles the mind.

    And Marjie knows Albert to a T. Ultimately, dogs do rule, without even trying.

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  15. So lovely photos, Karin!
    I remember that Flora used to take a nap on the sofa watching the rain falling on the garden through the window. Like your cat, she seemed very comfortable and safe.

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  16. hey my cat was totally freaked by the thunder...now that's a first.. usually she's laid back and chill....cats are still alpha compared to dogs... my cairn would hyperventilate w/the thunder

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  17. We had big boomers here last night too. One of my cats went up in the air 12 inches after the big noise.
    "By the way, I did the math. It's true you can't afford the dog." Molly and Sophie both agree.

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  18. Sonia -- Flora and Phoebe were smart. BKF and Birdman, must admit, I was shaken and stirred by the thunder; the other animals were fine.

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  19. I've never heard the term Macgyver. I had to look it up. A case for the Urban Dictionary.

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  20. It's both a noun and a verb. And coincidentally, this weekend's TED radio hour is all about macgyvering.

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  21. This cat is working much too hard.

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  22. I agree with you Karin, Phoebe and Flora were smart and they were very loved too.
    Have a nice Sunday!

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  23. What a wise guy (and cute guy)... Reminds me of a cat I used to have, Oscar. Same coloring, similar personality. Even tho it's been years, I still miss him. (altho my "photobomber", Macie, is currently staring at me with impatience because it's time for dinner, dammit, and the food bowl is empty!

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    1. Sorry you're still missing your Oscar, Ms M. I don't think we ever really stop, do we. Just softens a bit at the edges over time.

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  24. Both your comments are true, Shell. ;)

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