Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dealing with flies, TuxMansion style

Texas Betty has a fly problem and has invented a new flyswatter to deal with it. But here in Chez Tux, we have no such problems, because I have cats. By the time they finish leaping over all furniture, flying through the air to the top of bookcases, knocking everything off of every flat surface where a cat can land while in hot pursuit, etc. in their quest to obtain said fly for themselves, not to mention the incessant “Meow! Meow! Meow!” as they demand I fetch it for them, I’m no longer worried about the fly (which will likely die of old age or laughter), I’m worried more about my sanity.

Just another day in the life of a cat-owned penguin, heh.

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. Grey Kitty once munched on a fly. She spat it out. Your cats are no doubt at least as smart as she ever was. They are taking you for a ride, Badtux!

    We have a hideous fruitfly problem. I have sacrificed everything from bananas to decent white wine as bait. They still keep coming 'round. And no kittehs in sight, though that wouldn't help one darn bit.

  2. We all should be so fortunate. I found a dead pigeon yesterday behind the TV. Yummy.

  3. Sungold, I believe the cats are simply entertaining themselves. I'm sure they have no intention of actually catching the fly, just of driving their staff batty. The shambles left behind as they pursue the fly through the house must be seen to be believed, anything which is not already lying flat on the floor shortly manages to get there (including lamps, kitchen chairs, and assorted music and computer gear, last night they got one of my last two nightstand lamps), and anything *already* on the floor (such as throw rugs) gets re-arranged dramatically.

    DopeAddict, that is why I do not let my cats out. I'm sure I will someday, however, find a dead mouse behind a piece of furniture. Either that, or dropped beside my plate as I sit at my dinner table trying to eat.

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


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