Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Competitive pooping

Tonight was trash night. That means, of course, that I also change the cat box, so as to not have smelly cat litter hanging around even in the outside garbage can for an entire week. Which also means that the boys race to mark who owns the cat box by making a deposit before the other can get there. I think this week was pretty much a tie:

Somebody may have ended up with smelly feet or a smelly hip though.

Update: MandT points out, "Congressional metaphor". Indeed. Might see a similar view from the balcony of the House chambers. Now, which one is the Democrat and which one is the Republican, hmm....

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. I'm thinking, 'congressional metaphor.'

  2. Indeed. Might see a similar view from the balcony of the House chambers :).

    - Badtux the Poopy Penguin

  3. "Now, which one is the Democrat and which one is the Republican, hmm...."

    You can tell which one is the GOPer: that's the one who is still FOS right after he poops.

  4. How do you get such civilized behavior out of your cats???? No, no political metaphors, I mean really. A little competition over who owns what is a trivial feline thing.

    If I had your litterbox, Rocky would pee on the adjacent wall and Paddy would high-kick the litter all over the floor. Our Silicon Valley litterbox is a Cat Genie (self-cleaning), and our Eastern Sierra litterbox is this sink-sized thing with ultra-high sides to prevent, er, overshoots. And they still manage to make a mess...

    Politically, cats are not Dems or Rethugs, they're by definition Independents, what's called in California Decline-To-State.

  5. Karen, as noted, I just cleaned everything up for trash day. That includes all the cat litter that they'd managed to kick out all over that throw rug and track onto the floor. That throw rug is there for a reason -- it's not just decoration for my cat box :).

    Both kittehs *usually* hit the cat box when they do their thing (and if not, they at least make it onto the throw rug, which gets washed from time to time when it develops a noticeable smell). Mencken even manages to bury his deposits. TMF just re-arranges the litter all over the place, occasionally sniffing his deposit to determine that no, shoveling the litter the other direction did NOT cover it, until some accidental ricochet manages to cover the deposit or he tires of shoveling. Not exactly the brightest bulb in the chandelier, yo :).

    In any event, they're generally well behaved because a) Mencken is about as energetic as a rock and misbehaving would require too much effort, and b) TMF is just a normally sweet kitteh. But it's hilarious to see them race to see who gets to make the first deposit in the catbox (and thus "own" it) when I clean it :).

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  6. I often toy with the notion of spending a day emptying the box every time a kitty is done with it. I'm curious if I can either empty my cats, leaving them frustrated at their inability to soil a perfectly clean box...

    ...or prove that they can manufacture waste endlessly, at need.

  7. The latter would *surely* qualify them to be Congressmen ;).

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


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