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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #915 on: February 25, 2013, 10:54:35 AM »
I just bought a bathmat almost exactly the same color, but solid, not nicely tiger striped, and missing the ears, of course.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #916 on: February 25, 2013, 11:11:09 AM »
When Jack was a catolescent, he really really really really wanted to go out. Out out out!  We wanted him to be an indoor cat. So when we got a snowstorm (a foot of snow), we let him out, figuring he would decide that outdoors was cold and nasty, and he'd quit asking.

He loved it.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #917 on: February 25, 2013, 11:17:15 AM »
Dear Izzy:

You are now a well fed housecat living the life of Riley.  You no longer have to scrounge in dumpsters to eat  :'(.  So knock off the counter surfing, stealing the teenage humanoid's chicken, and tearing up bags of bread.

Also, the vet is impressed by your tripod jumping abilities.

Dear Gracie:

It's not fair on your brother to play "tag" by standing just out of reach, so he's pathetically waving his stump.  So stop that, even if I hate myself for laughing like a loon.



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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #918 on: March 13, 2013, 06:04:07 PM »
Dear Stephen,

I know you are a rescue cat, and as such sometimes have bad dreams. I know that you need to be woken from these occassional nightmares or you are twitchy and depressed for hours. After last night I also know that I need better reflexes.

Lashing out against the dream monster is not your normal response, but I admire your quick reflexes. Had it been a dream monster, you would certainly have killed it. Unfortunately you then realised it was mummy's hand and proceeded to cling on firmly, headbump it repeatedly and rub your nose over it.  I am sorry I was not more enamoured of thse affections, but it was getting blood over your nose - my blood to be precise.

Don't get a taste for it.

On the other hand you have been very apologetic all day, and you're too cute to be angry with.

Yours,
The staff (who will be waking you at distance with a feather duster next time)

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #919 on: March 13, 2013, 09:38:29 PM »
Dear Stephen,

I know you are a rescue cat, and as such sometimes have bad dreams. I know that you need to be woken from these occassional nightmares or you are twitchy and depressed for hours. After last night I also know that I need better reflexes.

Lashing out against the dream monster is not your normal response, but I admire your quick reflexes. Had it been a dream monster, you would certainly have killed it. Unfortunately you then realised it was mummy's hand and proceeded to cling on firmly, headbump it repeatedly and rub your nose over it.  I am sorry I was not more enamoured of thse affections, but it was getting blood over your nose - my blood to be precise.

Don't get a taste for it.

On the other hand you have been very apologetic all day, and you're too cute to be angry with.

Yours,
The staff (who will be waking you at distance with a feather duster next time)

 ;D lovely writing - I can picture the whole event in my head!   ;D

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #920 on: March 14, 2013, 08:37:19 AM »
Dear Harley,

I don't know how it happened, or why I didn't wake up during the episode, but I very much would appreciate you not horking hairballs and puke onto the quilt. I put my hand in it this morning, and it messed up my whole day.

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« Reply #921 on: March 14, 2013, 12:01:47 PM »
Dear Harley,

I don't know how it happened, or why I didn't wake up during the episode, but I very much would appreciate you not horking hairballs and puke onto the quilt. I put my hand in it this morning, and it messed up my whole day.

Love,

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Not to mention the poor quilt!
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« Reply #922 on: March 14, 2013, 04:32:31 PM »
We are hoping the washer and treatments get it all out.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #923 on: March 14, 2013, 05:37:49 PM »
I feel for you, ladyknight. One of mine threw up her dinner on my expensive gold and black comforter. The smell was so awful, and it wouldn't come out. I ended up throwing the comforter and matching shams in the trash. I was not happy.

They've also hit the sofa (rarely) and the rugs (semi-regularly). Fingers are crossed for the new comforter, but I suspect some day ...

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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #924 on: March 14, 2013, 06:53:00 PM »
Why, oh WHY won't they puke on nice washable surfaces like the kitchen floor?  Why is it ALWAYS a soft, absorbent surface? 
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #925 on: March 14, 2013, 08:07:00 PM »
Less ricochet on a soft surface?
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #926 on: March 14, 2013, 08:10:07 PM »
I was told that cats preferred carpet and perhaps other soft surfaces, because it allows them to dig their claws in to hang on while they retch.  They can't get the same purchase on hard surfaces.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #927 on: March 15, 2013, 12:51:23 PM »
We had 2 cats for almost 18 years.  We still have Bootsie, but she's 19 and failing. We replaced the carpet with a floating laminate flooring about 5 years ago.  Cats puke and hork hairballs.  It's what they do.  When we saw all the dirt caught in the carpet backing, we swore never to have cats and carpet again.  We will always have cats, hence no more carpet for us.

Midnight used to dash around the condo like it was a race course.  She would dig her claws into the carpet to make high-speed turns.  The first time she dashed around on the laminate floor, her claws slid on the floor and she spun out into the entertainment center. (This belongs in the thread on "Things You Should Not Laugh At.) She quickly learned that her pads had better purchase on the floor than her claws.  After that, we could hear her little pads squeaking as she cornered.
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #928 on: March 21, 2013, 09:19:08 PM »
^^ She was squealing her tires!
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Re: S/O Dear Dog...Dear Cat
« Reply #929 on: March 25, 2013, 09:01:51 PM »
Dear Cherokee,

Now that you live only with Mr. O I realize it's been lonely. Thank you for adopting me as a pseudo mom. I love you bunches and bunches.


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