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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2013, 12:36:19 AM »
Do not come and sit on me or on the bed when you have just come out of your litter box.  Those dusty little foot prints make me cringe.

Please, please sleep in your own bed...the one we put so much work in to make you love it and make it comfy.

Don't take a flying leap and land on my stomach or the computer keyboard, just because you think you're not getting enough attention.

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2013, 11:03:41 AM »
Please don't wipe your butt on the carpet. I understand that sometimes you have "leftovers" after you do your litterbox business, but you were given a nice, scrubby tongue to wash yourself with. You do not need to walk through the kitchen and plop down on the living room carpet and proceed to do the "drag and scoot" across the room. It might feel good, but I do not particularly like the brown streaks it leaves. I am tired of having to yell, "Wiper, no wiping!" (even though your name is Ziggy).

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2013, 03:38:05 PM »
Yuck  ;D

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2013, 04:32:45 PM »
Dear BeanKitty,

The reason you are kept in a carrier during car rides is for hygiene as well as your safety.  You lost any claim to vehicular free-roam when you chose to sit in my lap and defecate rather than use the litterbox I put in the floorboard for this purpose.

I love you but seriously - you're gross sometimes.

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #34 on: October 03, 2013, 10:03:45 PM »
Dear BeanKitty,

The reason you are kept in a carrier during car rides is for hygiene as well as your safety.  You lost any claim to vehicular free-roam when you chose to sit in my lap and defecate rather than use the litterbox I put in the floorboard for this purpose.

I love you but seriously - you're gross sometimes.

Love,
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Ok, yall have got to stop. Im sick, and laughing is incredibly hard right now!  :P

But seriously. In your lap?  :o

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« Reply #35 on: October 03, 2013, 11:15:29 PM »
Yes, storms are rolling in.  That nasty weather radio keeps going off.  That does not mean you have to spend the night on top of me. 

We are perfectly safe here in the house.  i promiss if the storm gets really bad I'll go down in the basement with you. 

(I'm in Omaha.  The forecast has the worst of it south of us.)

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« Reply #36 on: October 04, 2013, 12:09:37 AM »
Dear Gretchen.  My delicate dainty 17 pound Gretchen.  I know you want to cuddle, but tromping all over your sleeping mommy with your delicate and dainty paws gets you forcibly ejected from the bed.  Unlike your sister Grace who understands to tread carefully around sleeping mommy

Grace stop looking at Gretchen like that.  You know she hates your smug face

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #37 on: October 04, 2013, 09:34:07 AM »
Dear BeanKitty,

The reason you are kept in a carrier during car rides is for hygiene as well as your safety.  You lost any claim to vehicular free-roam when you chose to sit in my lap and defecate rather than use the litterbox I put in the floorboard for this purpose.

I love you but seriously - you're gross sometimes.

Love,
MommyBean


Ok, yall have got to stop. Im sick, and laughing is incredibly hard right now!  :P

But seriously. In your lap?  :o

Yep - right in my lap.  I couldn't believe it and was seeing red until I could pull over and find a gas station to clean up with the free paper towels at the gas pump.

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #38 on: October 04, 2013, 02:22:38 PM »
After my mother passed, the question came up as to what to do with her cat, Crookatail.  I couldn't take her, my middle sister couldn't take her, and no one wanted my brother to have her.  So it was decided that oldest sister would take her back to Florida with her on the plane.  So OS takes Crookatail to the airport in her carrier, where they run up against the TSA.  The agent insists that OS remove the cat from her carrier and that OS carry her through the scanner while the carrier goes through the machine.  As soon as my sister went through the scanner, Crookatail decided to barf, urinate, and defecate all over the place.  The agent says, "You'll have to clean that up."  OS says, "how?" and agent says "not my problem."  Poor OS had to go to the restroom, clean up Crookatail, get paper towels, and come back to clean up the mess.  She then had to fly all the way to Florida smelling of cat.

On the other hand, Crookatail is one of the few cats in Florida that has her own trust fund, thanks to Mom.

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Re: Cat Etiquette
« Reply #39 on: October 04, 2013, 02:35:48 PM »
After my mother passed, the question came up as to what to do with her cat, Crookatail.  I couldn't take her, my middle sister couldn't take her, and no one wanted my brother to have her.  So it was decided that oldest sister would take her back to Florida with her on the plane.  So OS takes Crookatail to the airport in her carrier, where they run up against the TSA.  The agent insists that OS remove the cat from her carrier and that OS carry her through the scanner while the carrier goes through the machine.  As soon as my sister went through the scanner, Crookatail decided to barf, urinate, and defecate all over the place.  The agent says, "You'll have to clean that up."  OS says, "how?" and agent says "not my problem."  Poor OS had to go to the restroom, clean up Crookatail, get paper towels, and come back to clean up the mess.  She then had to fly all the way to Florida smelling of cat.

On the other hand, Crookatail is one of the few cats in Florida that has her own trust fund, thanks to Mom.

I would have been tempted to just leave the mess.  Not saying I would have done it (TSA would probably taze anyone you tried that) but the temptation would have been there.  I've never flown with a cat but I can only imagine trying to hold a struggling cat and walking through the metal detector (or nudie-picture-taker, YMMV). 

I did see a woman with a very tiny yappy-type-dog (teacup maltese?) get "randomly selected" at LAX.  They gave this woman a full physical in full view of everyone (not sure why they didn't move her out of sight but she didn't protest).  And she had to hold the dog through the entire thing.  Apparently teacup-sized dogs are a sure sign of terrorism.   ::)

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