Saturday, September 10, 2011

So soulful

TMF is sad about the state of the world. He has been staring at me soulfully for the past ten seconds or so and I haven't made a single move towards him to pet him.

-- Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin


  1. He's thinking that if Obama is replaced that things will be even worse than they are now. He's right of course.

    He's screwing up a lot but I didn't expect much from him in the first place. The next president will screw up even more.

    But I just returned from a GREAT camping trip.

  2. He's a cat. His level of thinking goes more along the lines of "eat... sleep... food? Pet me? Pet me? Pet me? food! out! food!"

    Cats aren't exactly intellectuals :).

    - Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

  3. But they are elitists, no? They do have human staff.

  4. He really has mastered the soulful look, hasn't he? Neither of my cats can do soulful... but they can sure do hungry.

  5. Just for that, he's going to shed extra hair that will float into your food the next time you open the refrigerator door.

  6. Yeppers, Karen. That's TMF's version of "puppy dog eyes". He's learned that if he makes his "puppy dog eyes" at me and makes a few plaintive meows in a cute manner, he has me wrapped around his little paw.

    Bukko, I think my cats are already pros at projectile shedding. I got cat hair in places you wouldn't *believe*. Like the cargo area of my Jeep. My cats have been in that area *once* over the past year -- when I took'em to the vet and back -- yet despite having been vacuumed several times since then, it looks like a friggin' hair carpet on the bottom and sizes of the thing.

    I'm just glad that TMF and Mencken aren't long-hairs, 'cause then I'd likely have *snow drifts* of cat hair in my Jeep as they somehow magically projectile-shed it in my Jeep's direction to punish it for taking me away every weekday morning...

    - Badtux the Cat-shaped-hairball-owned Penguin

  7. A year or so ago we invested in a Roomba robot-vacuum. It's wonderful. We have three vacuuming spaces: upstairs, plus the two levels of downstairs. (Note to Tux and anyone else thinking about buying a house: avoid split-levels! They're a pain in all sorts of ways.) Before he goes to work in the morning, Husband empties the dustbin on the Roomba and starts it in one of the vacuum spaces. The thing potters around picking up a little bit of dust and a whole lot of cat hair and cat-scratching-post detritus. The thing is, to keep up with the cat hair shed by two shorthaired cats, we have to run it every day.

    The cost is justified over the lifetime of the machine just in the money saved not buying Allegra 180 and Benadryl...


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