Saturday, September 5, 2015

Live and learn



One of the interesting things I've discovered about cats, aside from their having no conscience (quite like birds in this respect, and quite unlike dogs and horses), is their assumptive ownership over any surface they fancy.



Not just trees and porches, though trees and porches, of course. But anything inside the house, as well.



And should you protest, present a well-argued position against their surface of choice, you're really nothing but a bit of temporary static on their radio.

30 comments:

  1. Love this. Meeps spot of choice is my lap 24/7.

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  2. Hey, I get it... the surface of the table was cool and the plate was supporting her/his bum.... (take that from a cat owner who has had two cats.) they know how to give that look if u dare tell them to get off of your stuff.

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  3. I think the only in-door rule the cat and I have agreed upon is the functionality of the litter box.

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  4. Male? A roguish slant to this one's posturing - or some of those Rice St. girls (St. Paul, MN)

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  5. My Sadie brought me not one, but two lizards today!!! Yes... in the house... I prefer the bum on the plate on the table!!!!

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  6. Static on their radio. Classic line for the cat in your life. Oh, shoot, for any cat. It just takes us humans a while to learn this lesson.

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  7. You've hit the nail on the head! That's exactly how they think - all surfaces are for their use. Especially the laptop keyboard or your mouse. Looks like he's settled into your home very comfortably. My Teddy is living with my daughter's family and has chosen my son-in-law's personal armchair to lie on, even though he's allergic to cats.

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    1. In spite of allergies, I'm sure he finds Teddy irresistible.

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    2. Cats always know who is allergic to them and who doesn't like them, and when they're in your home, they go right to them and crawl all over them!!!

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  8. Lovely photos of your cute cat!
    Have a happy Sunday!

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  9. You got it. You are now officially a "cat owner" as much as any cat can be owned. Really? You are the purveyor of food and cleaner of litter. It's not a bad gig if you can get it on behalf of an orange cat;)

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  10. So funny! You know cats quite well. Our Pig (5years) is a deadringer for this one, alas a wee bit smaller in stature. She's here another 2 weeks then she's winging her way to Austin to meet up with her 'mom'. Do cats experience flying anxiety????

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    1. I did consider discussing this with you while Albert walked on the roof that day, but you didn't seem like you would have understood, having never actually experienced the World According to Cat.

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    2. There's the World According to Cat, and the World According to Dog, and the World According to Albert.

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    3. Somewhere in the intersection of Flat Worlds and Round Worlds.

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  12. We call our cat, Macie, "The Queen" for similar reasons as you have shown here :)

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  13. He felt well color coordinated with the furnishings.

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  14. It's clear who's in charge.

    Looks like a normal cat/ human arrangement.

    And he does look good, even resting on a plate.

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  15. Cats will pick a spot in the house to sleep. They will go there at a specific time every day until one day they don't go there. Then it's another spot. Call it the tuna sandwich theory. Every lunch is tuna until one day it isn't..... And one day it may be so again.

    I'm in my studio, but if I get up right now I suspect I'll find Twyla sitting atop a storage box thats sitting on a chair and covered in Vic's dirty shirts.

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    1. If I get up...I'll turn around and find a cat in the chair I just got up from!

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  16. Kitties are the ultimate teachers of acceptance ...

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  17. As in teaching us the art of acceptance !! It doesn't apply to them.

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  18. I'm writing articles for a cat website. I don't have a cat and I'm afraid it will show so I've been volunteering with rescue kitties. The kitty time has allowed me to better see kitty cuteness. No conscience is very cute. Orange, round and luxuriating on two pieces of furniture at once is very cute.

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    1. Lucky they are cute. Else who would put up with them?

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