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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #420 on: July 09, 2020, 12:48:47 PM »
Maestro is channeling his inner Bastet.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #421 on: July 09, 2020, 08:49:27 PM »
Their silent swiftness is quite impressive.

SO bought a collar with a small bell on it for the Maestro, so we would have an easier time locating him (and avoiding tripping over him when he unexpectedly darts in our way).

One day I hear a startled yelp from the next room followed by "Where did you come from?!?" Maestro had figured out how to stalk SO without a single jingle of the bell.

That is impressive! Elder Evil cat is also very good at slinking around quietly. We were watching tv and heard growling from the other room. Elder Evil cat managed to sneak in there when we opened the gate for a nanosecond and was trying to intimidate Eldest Evil cat for her food.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #422 on: July 14, 2020, 09:34:47 AM »
Last week, I added some cat nip to one of the cat beds. Neither cat appeared interested, and I though maybe it had lost potency.  This morning, Ricochet dived into the cat bed, writhed around in ecstasy, flipped the cat bed upside down, and flopped on the upside-down catbed and remained sprawled, eyes partially open for the better part of the morning.  Currently, she is sitting on top of the cabinet in the living room, staring at the wall.   She does not appear to have the munchies yet.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #423 on: July 14, 2020, 10:10:47 AM »
Catnip was created for the enjoyment of cat owners watching their cats partake of it.

(ALHS refuses to give it to ours, saying he won't be their drug hookup. I suppose I'm contributing to their delinquency.)

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #424 on: July 14, 2020, 10:32:53 AM »
Just ran across this in a book on how to play the recorder (i.e., the early instrument) in the section on care and handling of the newly-purchased item in its case:

"If  your instrument is plastic, you will probably find the tenons of the center joint covered with plastic caps....Slip the caps off, and if you don't want them to get lost, put them back in the case, particularly if you have cats. Otherwise you will find them under the refrigerator someday." The author then goes on in a dry, informative way, to explain how to grease the joints.

You can always tell when people have/have had cats. You have to factor them into everything...

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #425 on: July 14, 2020, 10:52:46 AM »
Last week, I added some cat nip to one of the cat beds. Neither cat appeared interested, and I though maybe it had lost potency.  This morning, Ricochet dived into the cat bed, writhed around in ecstasy, flipped the cat bed upside down, and flopped on the upside-down catbed and remained sprawled, eyes partially open for the better part of the morning.  Currently, she is sitting on top of the cabinet in the living room, staring at the wall.   She does not appear to have the munchies yet.

Hilarious.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #426 on: July 14, 2020, 11:05:09 AM »
I just found all three cats in a circle in the kitchen, legs tucked up out of sight and NOT FIGHTING.

Sort of a Legless-cat Detente. 

Or Cat-Loaf Nirvana
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #427 on: July 14, 2020, 11:20:07 AM »
Ha!

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #428 on: July 14, 2020, 11:25:32 AM »

I just found all three cats in a circle in the kitchen, legs tucked up out of sight and NOT FIGHTING.

Sort of a Legless-cat Detente. 

Or Cat-Loaf Nirvana

Curiouser and curiouser.

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #429 on: July 14, 2020, 12:02:43 PM »

I just found all three cats in a circle in the kitchen, legs tucked up out of sight and NOT FIGHTING.

Sort of a Legless-cat Detente. 

Or Cat-Loaf Nirvana

Curiouser and curiouser.

In best Professor Snape voice, "Careful . . someone might think you are . . . up to something."

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #430 on: July 14, 2020, 12:54:12 PM »
I just found all three cats in a circle in the kitchen, legs tucked up out of sight and NOT FIGHTING.

Sort of a Legless-cat Detente. 

Or Cat-Loaf Nirvana

Maybe you stumbled upon their weekly council meeting?

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #431 on: July 15, 2020, 06:49:21 AM »
I just found all three cats in a circle in the kitchen, legs tucked up out of sight and NOT FIGHTING.

Sort of a Legless-cat Detente. 

Or Cat-Loaf Nirvana

Maybe you stumbled upon their weekly council meeting?

Based on their behavior this morning, they summoned a demon (or three)
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #432 on: July 15, 2020, 07:26:27 AM »
So, you're thinking cat-coven?

Mmmm.....

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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #433 on: July 15, 2020, 08:31:08 AM »
The Illumicati
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Re: Herd your cats here
« Reply #434 on: July 15, 2020, 08:48:28 AM »
So, you're thinking cat-coven?

Mmmm.....

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Don't they need 13 members for that? Maybe they're recruiting?