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April 27, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CATBLOGGING....If I'd been on the ball, I would have taken pictures of the cats playing with the catnip plants in our garden yesterday. But I wasn't. So instead you get whatever they were doing this morning, which isn't much. However, since the action shot of Inkblot last week was so popular, here's another one. What passes for action around these parts, anyway.

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Thanks. I needed that!

Posted by: thersites on April 27, 2007 at 2:48 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, Brian Williams would like to know who your most important kitty is.

Posted by: Glenn on April 27, 2007 at 2:50 PM | PERMALINK

I have decided that part of the fun of Friday Cat Blooging, is the picture I have of you walking around looking for the cats with your camera in hand and crouching down on the floor (or otherwise contorting youself) and taking pictures.

Posted by: ET on April 27, 2007 at 2:53 PM | PERMALINK

and you still haven't told us how much you spend on cat grooming!

Posted by: thersites on April 27, 2007 at 2:54 PM | PERMALINK

I planted one catnip plan about 15 years ago, and now it grows all over our yard. We bring sprigs in for the cats, and sometimes we find them wallowing in the plants outside, or lying with their head nestled in one.

For really happy cats, go to the pet store and get some fish oil emulsion. Put a bunch of catnip leaves in a food processor and run till it's a paste. Add enough fish oil to make it hold together nicely. Give to your cats by the teaspoonful.

This was my wife's idea. I need to figure out how to put it in tubes and sell it.

Posted by: anandine on April 27, 2007 at 2:58 PM | PERMALINK

Oh Kevin, catblogging is so passe. Nowadays you need Cat Macros. The right picture needs a bold label "I has a flavor" and the left one needs "Energycat has run out of energy."

Posted by: charlie don't surf on April 27, 2007 at 3:05 PM | PERMALINK

Check out the tongue! And here I thought this was a family-friendly blog.

Posted by: Lucia on April 27, 2007 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

I don't know about the cats, but I know the day after partying hard with the catnip, I'm spent.

Posted by: MeLoseBrain? on April 27, 2007 at 3:23 PM | PERMALINK

I love an obedient blogger. Thanks for the kitty fix, Sir Drum.

Posted by: Angela on April 27, 2007 at 3:36 PM | PERMALINK

Wbo's got pinkest biggest tongue out there?@? Who?!? Seriously always happy to get my kitty fix.

Posted by: Winnie on April 27, 2007 at 3:56 PM | PERMALINK

Which road do I take? Alice asked. Where do you want to go? asked the cat. I don't know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, it doesn't matter.

[to paraphrase shy mathematician who once liked a Liddell girl]

Posted by: Mike on April 27, 2007 at 3:58 PM | PERMALINK

Catnip, like a mint plant, will take over the place in short time. It's better to put the pots in the ground so the roots won't spread and consume your entire "back 40".

Posted by: Joshua Norton on April 27, 2007 at 4:00 PM | PERMALINK

What I want to know is, who's Inkblot's favorite Supreme Court justice? (Living, of course.)

Posted by: Paula W. on April 27, 2007 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK

"Kevin, Brian Williams would like to know who your most important kitty is."

nice work Glenn

Posted by: shams on April 27, 2007 at 4:04 PM | PERMALINK

Isn't that one of the defining principles of catdom?

When in doubt, wash.

Posted by: Jim Ramsey on April 27, 2007 at 4:09 PM | PERMALINK

Catblogging's great rival, The Daily Kitten.

Posted by: cld on April 27, 2007 at 4:12 PM | PERMALINK

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Nora the piano-playing cat has kept things rosy for me this week.

As has the flying lemur.


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Posted by: Maldoror on April 27, 2007 at 4:17 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin, how do you keep inkblot and jasmine from jumping the fence in the backyard? am trying to figure out a way to let my two cats out in the backyard without them jumping the fence (which is 6' tall).

Posted by: kg on April 27, 2007 at 4:29 PM | PERMALINK

Isn't that one of the defining principles of catdom?

When in doubt, wash.

Cats aren't clean, they're covered in cat spit.

Posted by: Spirit on April 27, 2007 at 4:42 PM | PERMALINK
Kevin, how do you keep inkblot and jasmine from jumping the fence in the backyard? am trying to figure out a way to let my two cats out in the backyard without them jumping the fence (which is 6' tall). Posted by: kg on April 27, 2007 at 4:29 PM

I don't think it can be done. I have a friend who spent hundreds of dollars and many hours fixing up fencings and gratings and gates.

All in an attempt to keep his cats in his back yard, but to avail. They always found a way out within a couple of days.

I used to kid him saying he was running Stalag 13.

Posted by: Dr. Morpheus on April 27, 2007 at 5:32 PM | PERMALINK

re catnip - no, don't even put the POTS in the ground! (same with all mints. ) I tried the "Pots in the ground" trick, then spent YEARS trying to get rid of the catnip and mint - the evil suckers just jump over or through the pot and spread everywhere! Now, I grow my catnip in a half-whiskey barrel planter - more than enough to entertain two kitties.

Re the cats-jumping-over-the fence thing - you can't stop it - but as the years have gone by, and it gets to be more and nore work to haul their fat little butts over the fence, my two are now almost always in my yard.

But then, every house on my block has a cat - and we have NO catfights, as the cats themeselves seemed to have worked out their own territorial agreements. These seem to mostly consist of "You stay in your yard, I'll stay in mine."

The deal I have with my cats is, I'll open the kitty door from the garage to the outside in the morning - but every evening, they know they have to come in around supper time, and stay in for the rest of the night. (This is reinforced by the occasional use of tuna or chicken as a suppertime treat. )

They have played by these rules for years now; generally around 6 o'clock they can be found sitting on the deck, waiting for supper treats.

Posted by: mldostert on April 27, 2007 at 5:47 PM | PERMALINK

Awwwww, Kitters!

Posted by: CT on April 27, 2007 at 5:57 PM | PERMALINK

So instead you get whatever they were doing this morning, which isn't much.

Mutha@&%#a!!

Posted by: Swan on April 27, 2007 at 8:02 PM | PERMALINK

These are weird pictures, Kevin.

Posted by: Swan on April 27, 2007 at 8:06 PM | PERMALINK

And now, the cat post to end all cat posts:

Cat Macros.

Posted by: charlie don't surf on April 27, 2007 at 8:08 PM | PERMALINK

These are weird pictures, Kevin.

But cute.

Posted by: Swan on April 27, 2007 at 8:24 PM | PERMALINK

Posted by: mldostert on April 27, 2007 at 5:47 PM

I think from what "mldostert" said we need to put a cat in charge of our foreign policy.

Posted by: Mazurka on April 27, 2007 at 10:56 PM | PERMALINK

Cat blogging makes my day...that and the Nationals finally scoring in the first inning (and holding on to beat the Mets, thanks to a 1-2-3 ninth from Upland's Chad Cordero).

Posted by: Vincent on April 28, 2007 at 12:39 AM | PERMALINK

Posted by: anandine:

I planted one catnip plan about 15 years ago, and now it grows all over our yard. We bring sprigs in for the cats, and sometimes we find them wallowing in the plants outside, or lying with their head nestled in one.

I planted catnip in our yard and it never made it past a stump. The cats continually chomped it. Never grew at all beyond the root nub.

Stoner cats...

Posted by: bigcat on April 28, 2007 at 1:27 AM | PERMALINK

Kevin: If someone makes any cracks about your cats, I hope you will quickly delete them, just like you have taken to censoring the entire blog. Pussy. (The cats, I mean, of course)

Posted by: Pat on April 28, 2007 at 2:03 PM | PERMALINK

That happened to my cat once. The tongue was hanging out for about five minutes. We had to scare him and the tongue reeling device reset itself.

Posted by: B on April 28, 2007 at 11:37 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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