This morning Bugs took a swipe at the Claw-and-Whisker Museum. I was perturbed until I found this new configuration. I like it.
Would you like me to post a new photo of the Museum every time we rearrange it? I’m happy to. You’ve only to say.
See the comment box below? That’s what it’s for. If you get tired of this blog, you are not supposed to stop reading. You’re supposed to use the comment box to tell me I have no life and how to get one.
Another thing. I may have misinterpreted Bugs’s willingness to stop applying his claws to me. He may have become not more considerate of my feelings, as I had hoped (oh no! am I turning into an unscrupulous optimist??). Maybe he’d just become weak and disheartened. Kim suggested I up the meat component of his diet and now I believe he’s more feisty. My feet and ankles are showing signs. No matter. I’m still hopeful. Guardedly optimistic.
Anyway, about the meat, this reminds me of what a friend once said. He was opposed to vegetarianism because he didn’t want to become too passive.
You are so funny! Keep it coming!
Really? More Museum pix? Are you sure??
Erika responded privately: “Yes.” This is one reason among many why I love Erika!
Two words Anita….spray bottle. I’ve never been very tolerant of my animals injuring me in any way. I try not to injure them and I appreciate the same consideration. I find knees raised discourage Bracken’s exuberant jumping (65 lbs of flying force can certainly be injurious!) and a handily placed spray bottle filled with water has always discouraged my cats from the old pounce and dig trick on my ankles. I’ve also been known to use loud, resounding “no!”s accompanied by a foot stomp. “OUCH!” works well too but it needs to be loud and high pitched. Of course, Bugs may be of a more genteel nature than any cat I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t want you to terrify the poor guy. Did I already say I’m not very tolerant of pet injuries????
As for the claw and whisker museum. Have you considered putting those cherished items in a closed container?? Just a thought. Afterall, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! 🙂
Wow, Marcy, you’re made of sterner stuff than I! I like the support I hear in what you say about the more emphatic approach you use with Bracken. Plus, misery loving company as it does, I sure did smile at the idea of 65 pounds of flying cat. So heartening to know I’m not alone here!
Yesterday I used the raised voice and in-your-face eye contact – shy of the spray bottle. Today Bugs hasn’t tried any of that stuff.
He does seem to have his moods.
But then again, who doesn’t.
I cant help but notice the resemblance of the new claw and wisker formation almost mimicks the caligraphy in the picture behind it. Perhaps bugs aspires to be a poet and is trying his paws out on that ancient art. Caligraphy – the cats way. I like it.
Sara! I read your comment only after I just posted the C&W Museum photo essay! You could be a talent-scout! Trouble is, you know artists. Bugs only works when he’s moved to do so.
Cats can’t be vegetarian because they need taurine.
Taurine is definitely in his diet. See https://catself.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/whats-on-the-menu/
But I have noticed that he’s awful interested in his own whiskers and claw-sheds. He eats them! I wonder. Might they contain taurine? See https://catself.wordpress.com/2011/01/29/strange-cat-person-item-cw-museum-a-photo-essay/
Hey! How come we newcomers don’t get the whisker and claw museum pix?!