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JadeAngel

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #645 on: May 02, 2012, 12:07:54 AM »
Dear Gizmo,

Unfortunately the bad man is here to stay. Yes he takes up about 70% of the bed and I take up most of the other 30% leaving nothing for you. That's why I spread out the lovely fleece blanket on the couch. Yes he likes to sit in the sunny patch on the floor by the window, just like you do, and yes he likes to cuddle up on the couch with me when I'm watching TV in the evening, but there is no excuse for baring your teeth and hissing at him even if he did startle you by reaching for the remote control.

He's really not that bad, and like I said he's here to stay, so maybe you could consider coming out from behind the couch?

Anytime this week will be fine.

Love

Me.

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« Reply #646 on: May 02, 2012, 04:09:19 PM »
Dear Yuki,

Thank you so very much for defending the bathroom from the Toilet Paper Roll Monster.  I am so very glad it is dead and the look of triumph on your face when you killed it was priceless.  Our village is saved and the TPRM will never threaten another bathroom floor again.  Good kitten.

Mommy

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« Reply #647 on: May 02, 2012, 09:39:44 PM »
My Dear Harry,

Do you see the closed door?  That is a sign that kitties are not welcome behind the door.  There are many good reasons for this.

1)  No matter what your mama told you,  you are NOT wise in the ways of cars.  And you will get squished.  And we will buy our friendly neighborhood vet a boat before you get well.

2) The yard isn't safe either.  The squirrels don't respect you, the birds don't fear you, and the neighbor dogs laugh at you behind your back.  Again, getting out will lead to a new boat for the kind vet who lets you eat his dog treats even though "Cats don't like those treats."

3)  There is a person behind the door going potty.  While I realize you don't understand the human need for privacy from time to time, it is something you need to accept.

4)  And, as of this morning I really must reiterate this one, there are dangerous objects behind the door.  Case in point-my glassroom.  I did not enjoy spending 15 minutes digging you out from under my workbench this morning after you snaked your way past me this morning.  I really did not enjoy the part where, in dragging you out, I managed to gash both my knee AND my foot (I stepped out of the shoes I always wear in there) and started bleeding.  And no, the dance I did in trying to get the shoe back on, get you out the door, and grab a bandaid so I didn't bleed all over the place wasn't funny.

Please-stop with the doors.  We do not hide the gardens of earthly delights behind them. 

Love,
Your kind of annoyed mom



Dearest Bob,

Quit enabling Harry by opening the doors, please.  I know he knows how to do it, but you usually do it for him and then just watch him do whatever his little pea-brain has come up with.  So you are not in my good books either.

Love,
The same annoyed mom

PS-Yes-I am glaring at both of you now.  And my knee still hurts.  Grumble.
Lynn

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #648 on: May 03, 2012, 03:21:36 AM »
3)  There is a person behind the door going potty.  While I realize you don't understand the human need for privacy from time to time, it is something you need to accept.

When we got kittens I remember reading that cats like to use the litter tray in private.  Try telling my two that who like to climb into the litter tray as I'm cleaning it out and use it while looking me dead in the eye.  Maybe the website I was on was actually for cats informing them that humans like to use the toilet in private.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #649 on: May 03, 2012, 10:18:37 AM »
Dear kittens,

Thank you for a brand new experience:

"Oh. There's a thread on the floor. I'd better pick it up so the kittens don't get tangled in it or eat it"
"Oh. It's stiff. Must be a twist-tie. How'd that get in here?"
"OH! It's an umbilical cord!"

With loving heeby-jeebies,
The Big Pink Thing.
Bingle bongle dingle dangle yickity-do yickity-dah ping-pong lippy-toppy too tah.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #650 on: May 03, 2012, 10:42:07 AM »
When we got kittens I remember reading that cats like to use the litter tray in private.  Try telling my two that who like to climb into the litter tray as I'm cleaning it out and use it while looking me dead in the eye.  Maybe the website I was on was actually for cats informing them that humans like to use the toilet in private.

Don't ask me -- my Sapphire follows me into the bathroom and does her business when I'm doing mine.  She doesn't listen when I tell her that I grant her privacy on the occasions she heads in without me, so why can't she let me have a little?

This may be solved soon as I will have a laundry room in my new apartment (YAY!) and will probably be able to put the box in there.

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« Reply #651 on: May 03, 2012, 04:25:14 PM »
Trust me when I say do NOT put the litter box in a small enclosed place where you might have clothes sitting out for even a little bit.  Not only will fabric absorb a subtle odor from even a relatively clean litter box, it will also become a tempting target for feline bathroom usage...

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #652 on: May 03, 2012, 04:38:53 PM »
I concur.  A childhood friend's mother put a litter box in the basement near the laundry facilities... with tragic results.





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« Reply #653 on: May 03, 2012, 04:51:34 PM »
I concur.  A childhood friend's mother put a litter box in the basement near the laundry facilities... with tragic results.

Never happened with our laundry room...the litter box was right up next to the drier...then again, our laundry room was on the larger side; maybe it aired out enough.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #654 on: May 03, 2012, 05:48:58 PM »
My Dear Harry,

  The squirrels don't respect you,

I am still giggling at this.... tee hee



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« Reply #655 on: June 19, 2012, 08:20:58 PM »
Dear Byakuya and Ruika,

Welcome to our home. I am glad you two are joining our family. It has been awhile since this house has had felines in it. I love you guys even though its only been a bit of time since you came in.

But, we need to talk about the ground rules.

1. The dog was here first. Yes, he is a big slobbery dog. He barks really loudly. He smells like a dog, not a cat. He is not used to cats. Give him a break. He is curious about you two. He will try to put his nose in places it does not belong. Try not to remove his nose when he does this.

2. You guys are doing so good with the litter box. I am proud of you. Please keep up the good work.

3. Since you are only 9 weeks old, we are keeping you confined to a fixed space for your own good. I know you think you already rule the house, but until you are a bit older, you do not get run of the house.

4. When I need to pick you up, do not go running the opposite way. I have a reason for picking you up.

5. Curtains are for covering windows, not for scaling the walls.

Love, your new mommy.

Byakuya,

Please do not hold your sister down and bite into her leg so hard. You make her squeal and she gets mad. You are bigger than her and need to learn your own strength.

Love, Mommy

Rukia,

I know Byakuya is a bit of a bully, but he is your brother. Getting howly and growly at him will only make him worse. Try to have some dignity before you remove his head.

Love, Mommy

JadeAngel

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« Reply #656 on: June 19, 2012, 08:27:18 PM »
Dear Gizmo,

I am making the bed, and yes I know you are sleeping on it, but I was working around you so there's really no call for that kind of language. Next time you spit at me and crawl behind the couch I'm barricading you in there with the cushions.

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #657 on: June 19, 2012, 10:26:26 PM »
Dear Jericho,

You went on a routine vet visit. Yes I know you don't do bum stuff, but really you could have handled it better. They had to get out the Hannibal Lecter mask out for you. Now the vet doesn't believe mommy when she swears that you are normally very friendly and nice.

Also swatting at me isn't cool. I know it hot but despite what you think I don't control the weather.
I am glad you like your new food though.

Love Mommy.




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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #658 on: June 20, 2012, 04:50:24 AM »
Dear Figaro,

These early morning chases you do with Carmen may be good exercise for you, but please refrain from including the bed in your marathon course.  You scare Mommy and can potentially scratch her.

-- Your food provider





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« Reply #659 on: June 20, 2012, 10:35:27 AM »
Dear Harry,

I know we just bought you a stroller so that we could take you for walks.  And I know you enjoy them and probably consider it part of your duties as Monarch of the Land to make a Royal Progress daily.  But it was up over 100F the last two days, and didn't cool down until about 4 am.  Sitting in the stroller yelling at me is hardly going to make me want to take you out.  And, as I am an (unpaid) servant and not a slave, no matter what you would prefer, you are just going to have to live with it.  And you need to quit yowling at the neighbor's black cats when we walk by them.  They are allowed to be out alone.  You are required to have an entourage.  Get a grip, dude.

Love,
Your Loyal Stroller-Pusher

According to my mom the only thing that proves that DH and I are not crazy cat people is that the stroller was a thrift store one and only cost $10.  We do leash him for his walks, but he won't really walk on a leash.  He does get out and plays up at the park or at the elementary school.   8)
Lynn

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