Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas cats, day 3

A young TMF and Mencken atop some shipping boxes, shortly before I moved from Scottsdale AZ to Mountain View CA.

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. The cats wanted to make sure you did not forget them.

  2. Or possibly they're putting their furry little bodies on the line, trying to stop you from moving in an act of brave civil disobedience.

    Mountain View, huh? I used to live in Palo Alto - eons ago, in the 1980s - and still have some dear friends in the area.

    Merry Second Day of Christmas to you and the kitties!

  3. Ole' Blue, it was 10am on the day I was to drive the U-Haul from Scottsdale to Mountain View. I had my pickup truck loaded onto the trailer behind the U-Haul and all that was left to do was to put the cats in their carriers and put them on the front seat of the U-Haul (condo style, one carrier on top of the other, with the seat belt to hold them in). So I went into the house and found Mencken watching the kitty theatre in the living room (watching the birds in my back yard through the window), put him into his carrier, and set the carrier by the front door. Then I went to find The Mighty Fang and... err. No cat. I looked friggin' *everywhere*, and opened every cabinet door and closet door, there was nowhere he could be.

    11AM. I had about given up. I didn't know what I was going to do. So I walked over to the refrigerator to get my bottle of water out, and noticed that I hadn't opened the cabinet doors on top of the refrigerator to make sure I'd gotten everything out. So I did... and a little furry face stared back at me.

    To this day I still do not know how he got into that cabinet and closed the door behind him. He apparently was not in much of a hurry to go anywhere.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


Ground rules: Comments that consist solely of insults, fact-free talking points, are off-topic, or simply spam the same argument over and over will be deleted. The penguin is the only one allowed to be an ass here. All viewpoints, however, are welcomed, even if I disagree vehemently with you.

WARNING: You are entitled to create your own arguments, but you are NOT entitled to create your own facts. If you spew scientific denialism, or insist that the sky is purple, or otherwise insist that your made-up universe of pink unicorns and cotton candy trees is "real", well -- expect the banhammer.

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.