Friday, December 08, 2006

The wonders of modern technology

The curmudgeonly Mencken dismissingly sneers at the wonders of modern clothes processing technology...

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. So???

    Take him for a ride in a Jeep, maybe he will be impressed. :-)

  2. Mencken is never impressed by a ride in any kind of vehicle. As the vehicle starts moving, he howls "This sucks!" at the top of his voice. A minute or so later, he sighs in a softer voice, "Yeah yeah life sucks, so what else is new", and settles down and goes to sleep. He expects the worst out of life, and when it happens, he pretty much just shrugs and goes with it.

    The Mighty Fang, on the other hand, spends the entire trip to the vet caterwhauling at the top of his considerable lungs. That cat is *LOUD*. It's hard enough hauling 20 pounds of cat carrier and cat out to the car, but then I have to put up with that for the next 15 minutes until I get him to the vet's office. Ooof! The Mighty Fang always expects the best, and when something bad happens, he complains mightily and loudly until things get better. I had to listen to him caterwhauling at the top of his lungs for the whole 900 mile trip that brought them from Phoenix AZ to Mountain View CA. Mencken, on the other hand, mostly slept.

    Interesting, how two cats who live in the same house, eat the same food, have the same "owner", and poop in the same kitty box can have such different personalities...

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  3. Don't travel with cats anymore unless they're drugged, I can't get my bloodstains out of the upholstry.

    Linked you today, shoulda done it long ago.


  4. deuddersun, that's why I put my cats into a kitty carrier.

    My experience with the kitty drugs on previous cats is that it makes them yowl even more, it's just a doped-up yowl like "Yoooooooowwwwwl Yooooooooooooowl" vs. a full-bore "Yowl! Yowl! Yowl!", and it seems to take them just as many yowls to get it out of their system, but because the yowls are taking so long to escape their drugged-up little minds, it takes even longer before I get a little peace and quiet... so anyhow, I don't do the kitty drugs anymore. I just make sure they stay in their kitty carriers while traveling, in order to avoid bloodshed, except at rest stops where I let them out one at a time to use their kitty box and drink water... and usually they're happy to go back into their kitty carrier afterwards, so no bloodshed.


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