Odd places to sit
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The belly and loaf photos have been so much fun, I thought I would start another one - odd places to sit. Here is Boots hanging out on the printer:
#3 ~~ Luckily it wasn't on at the time!
Had it been on, you might have had a toasted cat loaf! They do like warm places, though, don't they?
Doesn't she, though? I'm not sure what the deal was. Maybe she wanted the printer and Marissa beat her to it.
It's just the "The human has That Box again" look. I get it all the time.
Your two kitties remind me of Ebon and Snooch, Lilithcat.
Wow! These are great!! If Jack ever learns to turn the dials on the toaster, watch out!
Lilithcat, those photos are too funny.
I wasn't sure if I should put this in the 'loaf' thread, or the odd places to sit thread:
"Boots" (one of our strays) on the top of the gate...how he's balanced, I don't know!
How about a group sleep...in the flower pot???
Mouse, Mittsie and Priscilla, siblings. Only Mittsie is left :(
Does this qualify as a 'sit'? It's certainly odd:
That's my 'fat boy', Java. He used to love to lounge on the back of my chair.
Okay, now THIS is the last one of the evening:
I call this "Siamese Bookends". Moocher is on the left, YumYum is on the right, picture taken about 1990.
OK this thread is priceless. I wish I was more of a photographer because my cats have sat in lots of silly places.
Fuzzi, you have to wonder if they are really comfortable or if they are just too proud to admit they made a terrible mistake in selecting their places of repose -- especially Moonpie and Mouse.
>25 Don't you know? Cats don't make mistakes - hoomans make wrong assumptions.
>Fuzzi, shelter animals are my favorites. Do you foster? (it sounds like it.) Right now, I am the properly trained hooman of two cats and two dogs. Sometimes the dogs think they are cats, and sometimes the cats think they are dogs. It's probably good that I live in a small apt., or I would quickly have too many. They told me last night they want their pictures in here.
This is Casey, the first cat my husband and I ever had, and actually my husband's first pet. We just lost Casey about two months ago.
And even though this next one is not "sitting," I couldn't resist. I call it "Dishwasher melts cat! Story at 11!"
Sometimes our cat joins us on the couch -- from which she as been known to melt off.
k4k, you could be on to something...
Betty, I don't foster (I'm trying to be fair to my dh who just isn't a pet person), but I do feed strays and ferals, making sure they get neutered and inoculated before releasing them back to my yard. I also do some volunteer work with a no kill shelter.
If it were just me, I'd have a house and yard full of critters...chickens, goats, etc.
amysisson, Casey is gorgeous, very similar to my Sam (1971-1985). There's a picture of him in the 'loaf' thread.
"Story at 11", lol. :)
^fuzzi, yes, just looked at Sam! Although Sam looks even more like my RaeAnn (first photo in the new "Best Artistic Photos" thread) than Casey due to the asymmetrical markings.
Our first four cats were all tuxedos, and I will forever have a particular soft spot for them. The apartment we were in when we acquired the third and fourth only allowed two cats -- we kept hoping if people saw them in the windows, they would think it was the same two cats over and over!
My old cat Sam used to love paper grocery bags. After the groceries were put away, he'd get into a bag on its side, and assume the loaf position. My mom used to say that Sam was 'nesting'!
These are wonderful! Cats are so unintentionally hilarious. In fact, I'm sure their dignity would be horribly offended if they only knew...
(Sorry for giant size - can't be bothered resizing hehehe).
Here's Harvey - it's not so much where she is sitting, but HOW (excuse the bright purple blanket!):
Charley can always be relied upon to lay in clean washing:
Ginny loves hiding at the best of times, and these were from we moved into our current place:
And the most priceless:
That explains how black pants can have more cat hair on them when they come OUT of the washer than they did when they went in!
.34 Severn Care label: HAND WASH OR DELICAT CYCLE ONLY. LAY FLAT TO RESHAPE AND DRY. (Mispell was intentional.)
34, OMG I'm in love with Harvey. Look at those little white paws!
Didn't have time to dig for the squish picture I have of one cat between cabinet and toaster oven.
But I found my little ones on the pushed in piano bench!
The Garden Kitty, Ying (aka "Little Girl")
And now, a couple of my lump, Java:
Who's that behind the blinds?
Christmas 2008, Java and tree
Here's a You Tube video of a cat trying to get to an odd place. Whether to sit or something else is never determined.
>45 What is it about lying in dirt? I frequently have to shoo mine out of the pot. k4k - hilarious!
48 - I know what you mean. Ginny, the eldest, used to literally roll around in the dirt. It was almost dog-like. I'd have to brush it off her; she was frequently filthy. Fortunately, she seems less inclined to do so these days. She's always been a poor groomer, and the dirt-rolling episodes were extremely frustrating!
Around here, George is known for sitting in the silliest of places. I.e. hiding in my bag...
watching me brushing my teeth...
doing my make-up (this is after I've just showered, so the tub is still wet and dripping...)...
watching me cook...
though of course he likes this situation infinitely better...
and though in this picture he's not (yet) really sitting, he would if only I'd let him...
(47) What an idiot.... :grins:
(48) Maybe lying in dirt helps to repel fleas and ticks, in a similar manner to birds taking a 'dust' bath?
(51) George must have gotten an extra dose of 'curiosity' from somewhere...
#51 rfb - love those pictures - particularly the teeth brushing - made me LOL.
And I hope it's a call that doesn't require you to speak clearly!
>51 rfb Just got home from work and was catching up with the library - saw George's pics and almost fell out of my chair laughing. Thank you for the bright spot.
I don't know about ya'll, but catching up on the LT is akin to sitting around the kitchen table drinking coffee with a bunch of friends.
#59 you never know when you get a chance to take a funny picture, whether you're brushing your teeth or not. Especially if you have pets (or kids). I always carry my phone with me (I'll forget where I left it if I don't), what do you do?
#61 It's a pleasure... :) He did smth really stupid yesterday, I'll have to ask hubby for the picture (see, left my phone lying around and missed a chance! :) )
#63 - what do you do?
I say, "Hold that pose while I go get my camera!" (I've been known to miss a shot or two)
As promised... yesterday, George went hiding under the door of the dishwasher. Not that weird when seen from the front:
but all we saw at first was this:
I'm always amazed at the contortions they manage and look purrrrfectly comfortable in at the same time. I'd think the edge of the box would hurt that little leg.
What do I know? I'm merely a human.
Somewhere I have a picture of Java, sitting on a chair, with his front legs draped over the chair's arm...his 'armpits' are resting on the hard wooden arm of the chair...it looks very uncomfortable!
Sometimes, just looking at the way they are lying makes my arthritis hurt.
Moonpie loves to swat/smack the dog especially. As he's declawed, he can't hurt Tirzah...in fact, most of the time she's unaware that she's been 'tagged'!
Zoey never passed up an opportunity to attack a suitcase
And laundry day was another favorite day for her. So helpful...
"Is that laundry clean?"
"Well, yes, of course, the cat's sitting on it, isn't she?"
>85 carolcat ROFLYSST (rolling on floor laughing yet somehow still typing.
Al.vick, you can resize your photo, see the "how to" thread, here:
I try to keep my pictures at or less than '500'.
Where? I tried using the tinypic thing that someone suggested, but it only worked the first two times.
Hmm... Where are there directions for posting pictures?
Opps, there didn't seem to be a URL link when I first looked, but I'm still not sure what to do.
After you type/paste the picture location, instead of closing the 'html' with the 'greater than' symbol, leave a space then add the word WIDTH=500 and then add the symbol.
Actually I just pasted in a different pic from the tinypic place. But if I have another picture to share, I'll try again.
I'm learning slowly!
It is a HIM and his second name is TROUBLE. He has chewed (and sometimes swallowed) all of my shoelaces; I am going to have to abandon wearing laceup shoes or keep them in a high cupboard.
I haven't tried washing him in the dishwasher yet but always feel inside the washing machine before I set it going.
He is a Bombay. They are black to the skin and their eyes are orange. He is very beautiful but is a worry to his mother; he has eaten all my shoelaces.
I wonder if he would be willing to trade the shoelaces for spaghetti? Ah, but to a cat, it is probably the texture of the shoelaces that make them, pardon the expression, the cat's meow.
That's a great composition, al.vick!
And Parsifal is stunningly handsome...
Ah, cat tv on the bird channel there, huh? I know that is what my cats get in windows for.
For my cat, kitty TV is the terrarium where the anoles live or the cricket keeper where their food lives!
My cat, Puss, will try to jump out a closed window to catch falling leaves in autumn. I can say our love for her does not depend on her brain power.
My cats like to watch Miniscule on the real TV. It is their favourite programme.
This weekend, we built a Stuva (IKEA) cupboard to hide one of the cat toilets in it. We thought it would be a win-win situation - cat toilet out of sight, less litter on the floor to clean up, more privacy for the cats...
Looks like they prefer to use it as a place to hide in...
My guess is they haven't used it as a toilet yet....
Mine still prefer using the 'open' box to the Booda, which *I* love.
I'm not sure if they hide in it...
Yes! I call it the igloo litter box. It fixed Quigley's desire to go on the rug instead. Phew! Both of my cats love this dome, and I had to buy another one to keep at my parents house for holiday visits.
It keeps the dog from snacking from the litter box, that's why I love the Booda, and why I bought it. :)
Our booda is a piddle box for one tortie, but the others haven't found it ... to their liking. Most use the two upstairs boxes.
I have given my 'powder room' over to the cats. By some building oversight the entry is rather narrow but for the cats it is perfect and I have a second bathroom anyway.
I have to use flushing litter (building regulations) so I have a loo to flush the litter, a vanity to put the container of Milton on for the pooper scoopers and a basin to wash my hands; and a towel rail to dry my hands afterwards.
The cats have two huge (almost baby bath sized) litter boxes and a small one on the balcony in case they get caught short or are accidentally shut outside.
I've thought about a booda but the arrangement I have in place works so well that I'll stick with what I already have.
Err. Since when have Cats got this "yuppie"?
When I was a kid in the '50's my CAT would 'shit' in the great outdoors (like God intended) and would "scratch" like a cat is supposed to. Much work, and leave the POOP for all to see. Usually Males :-)
Bah, Humbug, all youse young'uns have bred Fat, whimpy Cats... Why in my day...
Cats were Cats!
All my cats until now used the great outdoors, too. But this lot live with me in a high-rise apartment and don't have access to a garden ... poor babies.
My Dear Pinko,
"Forced Indoors" might not count as torture.
It doesn't mean that you are necessarily a BAD woman. Although...?
You know I only say that 'cos you are an Aussi!
Usually we are good people...
Of course I blame the owners. Where is that Mansion every Cat Deserves? Where are the Butlers? The Cooks? The Maid servants? The Gardners to turn the soft soil, each and every
Nay gone, each and every Man, Woman and Child.
Modern society has a lot to answer for.
ETA. I once (well several times) offered Lizzy the option of
What, use that dirt stuff, when I have this lovely soft "stuff" to use? you must be kidding?
I have kept my cats indoors for years (since 1988), mainly because we lived on a road where people would speed by, and many cats were getting killed. Also, people let their dogs roam and I've no interest in coming home to a mangled cat.
So, they stay inside, enjoy cat television (windows), and don't miss what they've never been exposed to.
And they live a lot longer, too.
I think the indoor outdoor debate is at least partly a function of the urban rural divide. I grew up in the country and our cats were indoor/outdoor (mostly outdoor) and we had a big detached garage, almost like a barn, and a quarter acre of land for them to roam about in. They were all accomplished mousers as well.
Now I live in a city, there are many other cats in the neighborhood, who are territorial and aggressive, not to mention dogs and raccoons - and I keep my cats in, which is also what the vet and the Humane Society (where I got two of the three) recommend. The litter box is sort of a pain, but it is not that big of a deal.
Having grown up with dogs to become a crazy cat lady, I'd much rather deal with a litter box (or three) than have to walk a dog in all sorts of weather. Here in Houston it's the heat and mosquitos that would make dog-walking unpleasant rather than cold weather in winter. And since you have to clean up after your dogs in most neighborhoods these days, well, you have to walk the dog AND you have to deal with the same stuff you do with a litter box! (To be fair, we also have to scrub the litter boxes with soap and water every few weeks, but I consider it a small price to pay for the amount of joy we get from our cats.)
We, here in Western Australia, have cat laws about to be brought into force where we have to sterilise, register, microchip and keep all cats in after nine o'clock at night so everyone is going to have to have litter trays just in case.
My outdoor cats were avid rodent hunters and I am predicting a big upsurge in the rat and mouse population with all cats shut in at night.
Of course, it is only the responsible cat owners who will comply with the law and kittens will again be drowned or dumped rather than adopted out (The Cat Haven now has a non-euthanasia policy) but it might, in the long run mean less unwanted kittens which is the idea; our local vets are tired of spending a couple of mornings per week killing cats kindly.
At the moment, all kittens advertised in the local papers are collected by Cat Haven staff, sterilised, microchipped and adopted out (there are currently no kittens available there) and they try to have the mother cat speyed as well. They are working hard to have older cats adopted out and this is working well with a scheme in train to place older cats in care facilities with all expenses paid.
The hospital where I worked had a cat on the staff and his salary paid for food and vet's fees.
What a lovely idea to have a cat on staff at the local clinic! What does he do?
Of course there are also the library cats:
For Australia, check out Moggie:
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