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Tilting at Windmills

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September 21, 2007
By: Kevin Drum

FRIDAY CATBLOGGING....Fun and games yesterday. On the left, Domino has snagged a prime piece of sunny real estate for her morning nap, while Inkblot snoozes on the table above her. Then some guy with a camera barges in and Inkblot wakes up and starts looking around. Guess what he sees?

You can guess how this ends, right? Eventually Inkblot couldn't control his inner demons any longer and decided to leap down and, um, play. Domino didn't want to play. Much merriment ensued. In matters like these, Inkblot is about as predictable as Dick Cheney, I'm afraid.

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Well, I dunno. If I were laying comfy on the table top and looked down and spotted THAT lying unsuspecting and asleep below me, yes, I do believe my inner demons would so prompt me in an equally devilish manner to leap down and wreak merry havoc.

Go Inkblot!!

But unfortunately, I am not allowed to sleep on the kitchen table.....

Posted by: Zit on September 21, 2007 at 3:05 PM | PERMALINK

You can tell Inkblot that Addy (a dog! shocking!) has the same problem; Retsina, my old lady cat, 14 years old, just doesn't wanna play. Ever. Sometimes Aquavit will play; at only 9, she still has some energy and vigor. Plus, she's 11.5 pounds to Addy's 12.5 pounds, rather than Retsina's dainty and delicate 6.5 pounds.

When Retsina expresses her lack of desire to play, usually she'll go someplace else. But not when the Good Thing in question is the top shelf on the cat tree, or the best patch of sunlight. Then, she remembers that her claws are good for something, and Addy backs off.

Posted by: Lis on September 21, 2007 at 3:07 PM | PERMALINK

What are Kevin's views on declawing I wonder?

Posted by: MNPundit on September 21, 2007 at 3:16 PM | PERMALINK

Darthblot?

Posted by: JM on September 21, 2007 at 3:16 PM | PERMALINK

You can guess how this ends, right? Eventually Inkblot couldn't control his inner demons any longer and decided to leap down and, um, play.

kittens!

Posted by: cleek on September 21, 2007 at 3:23 PM | PERMALINK

In matters like these, Inkblot is about as predictable as Dick Cheney, I'm afraid.

If only Dick Cheney were as rational as Inkblot.

Posted by: Vincent on September 21, 2007 at 3:29 PM | PERMALINK

Uh, cleek, Inkblot and Domino have both been, uh, taken care of. No chance of kittens.

Posted by: Vincent on September 21, 2007 at 3:30 PM | PERMALINK

OMG!!! Inkblot shot Domino in the face???

Posted by: deuce on September 21, 2007 at 3:35 PM | PERMALINK

Those pictures are Reason #4377 why two cats are more fun than one!

Posted by: phoebes on September 21, 2007 at 3:44 PM | PERMALINK

Interventionist cats (like mine, and apparently, like yours) are awesome.

So I guess I wouldn't vote either of my cats into the government, but then again, they're more interested in running up and down the stairs than running for office anyways.

Posted by: Coby the Cat on September 21, 2007 at 3:57 PM | PERMALINK

These pictures demonstrate what my cats are always telling me: The best sun is the morning sun! My cats are constantly jockeying for position on just the right square of morning sun on the rug.

Posted by: bigcat on September 21, 2007 at 4:01 PM | PERMALINK

Inkblot as predictable as Cheney?
Well it seems that that should settle it.


INKBLOT FOR PRESIDENT

Posted by: optical weenie on September 21, 2007 at 4:03 PM | PERMALINK

That's one ominous looking Inkblot on the right.

Posted by: Brian on September 21, 2007 at 4:13 PM | PERMALINK

Inkblot looks *mean* in that photo...Darth Cat!

Posted by: Winnie on September 21, 2007 at 4:37 PM | PERMALINK

Kevin: "Inkblot is about as predictable as Dick Cheney, I'm afraid."

What a shame that, unlike what you can do to felines like Inkblot and myself, you haven't given yourself the option of having a miserable human creature like Dick Cheney put to sleep.

Posted by: Annie the Cat from Hawaii on September 21, 2007 at 4:41 PM | PERMALINK

Catblogging is the croutons in the salad that is the blogosphere.

Posted by: Swan on September 21, 2007 at 5:01 PM | PERMALINK

Well, at least it is not like the old Farside cartoon, showing two vultures sitting high up on a cactus - One of them says, "Patience, hell, I'm going to fly down and kill something".

Anyone tried the New Zealand brand "Adddiction" cat food? Just arrived at our local market in Portland - Two different cans - One has Unagi & Seaweed, the other New Zealond Brushtail and vegetables. At least, I have learned a new word - Unagi for New Zealand eel, and brushtail for squirrel.

Posted by: thethirdPaul on September 21, 2007 at 5:17 PM | PERMALINK

Color markings and personality must hold true to type. I have an Inkblot lookalike that is gray and white rather than black and white, who is forever bullying my Jasmine lookalike.

I hope Domino holds her own!

Posted by: scruncher on September 21, 2007 at 5:56 PM | PERMALINK

Inkblot is staring at Domino's kitty titties! Domino looks a little bit from a distance like she's nursing a litter.

Posted by: Doc at the Radar Station on September 21, 2007 at 7:47 PM | PERMALINK

what Swan said.

Posted by: thersites(not really here, but in the woods) on September 21, 2007 at 7:59 PM | PERMALINK

cat blogging is damn boring

Posted by: mutt on September 21, 2007 at 8:53 PM | PERMALINK

CONFUSOUS Kitty say: He who wakes the sleeping Kitty must pay.

Inkblot must be saving a hairball for your pillow Kevin.

Inkblot looks completey pissed.

Posted by: Me_again on September 21, 2007 at 10:38 PM | PERMALINK

Poor cats - with you and that camera they probably only get 22.6 hours of daily sleep instead of the recommended 23.4.

Posted by: jbk on September 21, 2007 at 10:55 PM | PERMALINK

Poor cats - with you and that camera they probably only get 22.6 hours of daily sleep instead of the recommended 23.4.

Hopefully it's REM with the different brain waves, the increased blood flow to the brain, release of hormones, and all that, and not just Gitmo-detainee, spinning-lights and G'N'R-playing-next-to-you sleep.

Posted by: Swan on September 21, 2007 at 11:29 PM | PERMALINK

Of course, who knows if Kevin could tell just by watching the cat's breathing, like you could with a human.

Posted by: Swan on September 21, 2007 at 11:45 PM | PERMALINK

Too funny. And the morning sun, awwww, so wonderful. We have recently moved and our boy now has a huge triple door that gives him 'sun spots" almost all day. He loves it.

Posted by: JWC on September 22, 2007 at 11:08 AM | PERMALINK

I have 5 cats{I know, I know, my husband says it all the time.} They form new daily alliances, they are threating each other, then sleeping in great content 10 minutes later. Our 2 dogs have a constantly puzzled look on their faces. Norma

Posted by: Norma on September 22, 2007 at 2:26 PM | PERMALINK




 

 

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