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Friday Cat Blogging

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Friday Cat Blogging

It’s time for scratches.

[Editor: While Sox admits “mistakes were made” and he “takes responsibility” for the litter all over the carpet, he wants his stomach scratched before the vacuum cleaner is used.]

Friday Ark

20 comments

1 Modulator { 03.16.07 at 12:34 am }

Friday Ark #130…

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2 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 12:55 am }

Have you been letting Sox listen to GOP officials again?

3 Lab Kat { 03.16.07 at 3:06 am }

I’m glad I’m not the only one with children who tend to “drop” litter randomly throughout the house.

4 andante { 03.16.07 at 1:25 pm }

My kitties only drop it after they’ve flung it all over the area. Nor do they take any responsibility for their actions.

(Incidentally, Oreck makes a fantastic portable canister vacuum cleaner; it has a little shoulder strap so you can sling it over your shoulder and look much like one of the Ghostbusters while you undertake the more mundane chore of kitty litter clean-up)

5 jamsodonnell { 03.16.07 at 3:10 pm }

Luckily ours mainly go outside but if they did they would politely ask, sorry demand, a tum tickle before the clean up operation takes place

6 Bryan { 03.16.07 at 3:33 pm }

Steve, I think Ringo has been showing him Faux News in her constant need to find excuses for things.

LK, I have tried every brand, and they all end up getting tracked through the house.

Andante, I have a little machine that I use for cleaning dust out of computer equipment, but my 10 gallon ShopVac with the sheetrock filter does the best job.

Jams, I think Bebe could be stashing a 5-pound bag in her coat and you’d never notice as fluffy as she is. If they went outside they would bring in sand and fleas.

7 ellroon { 03.16.07 at 7:05 pm }

Oh my goodness, a tummy! How can you say no?

8 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 7:10 pm }

Check into the CleverCat™ litter box. It has a lid with a large hole through which the cat enters/exits. The box prevents the litter from flying when the cat is covering after itself. The lid also has ribbing that removes a lot of the litter from the feet on exit. Stella has had excellent results in decreasing the ambient litter, and both Tabitha and Samantha took to it right away; perhaps they like the privacy. They’d make a commercial for the product, if they could get a good answer to the question, “what’s in it for us?”

One note: a cat with mobility so limited that it cannot climb up or down about 18 inches probably cannot use this box.

9 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 7:13 pm }

(Apparently your filter thinks this is not a valid comment. Do I need to say something political? F**k Bush! Will that help?)

Check into the CleverCat™ litter box. It has a lid with a large hole through which the cat enters/exits. The box prevents the litter from flying when the cat is covering after itself. The lid also has ribbing that removes a lot of the litter from the feet on exit. Stella has had excellent results in decreasing the ambient litter, and both Tabitha and Samantha took to it right away; perhaps they like the privacy. They’d make a commercial for the product, if they could get a good answer to the question, “what’s in it for us?”

One note: a cat with mobility so limited that it cannot climb up or down about 18 inches probably cannot use this box.

10 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 7:14 pm }

Bryan, are comments closed on this thread? Testing…

11 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 7:15 pm }

No, I’m just tripping your spam filter. I was trying to recommend a particular kind of litter box, two words joined together, the first is clever, the second is cat. More details later.

12 Bryan { 03.16.07 at 8:30 pm }

The problem is ambient. Ambien is a banned word because of the drug spam.

As you see, I can get the comment back.

13 andante { 03.16.07 at 9:13 pm }

“ambient litter”?

That’s the best description I’ve ever heard for a bunch of crap on the floor!!!

14 Steve Bates { 03.16.07 at 10:09 pm }

Oh no… drug spam! How much jail time am I looking at? 🙂

15 Bryan { 03.16.07 at 10:35 pm }

And I just had to dig you out of the litter…er…spam box, Andante and dump 80 spam messages, which brings today’s total to about 300.

If I could catch the damn spam bots they would be buried under the jail, Steve. They are a real pain. Why don’t they go bother Duncan.

16 Steve Bates { 03.17.07 at 1:58 am }

Ah… Bryan, what you need is…

  S*P*A*M*B*I*E*N™ !

(Now you’ll probably have to dig this one out as well.)

17 andante { 03.17.07 at 4:23 pm }

“And I just had to dig you out of the litter…er…spam box, Andante”

Errr…sorry about that. I never claimed to be the brightest bulb in the pack.

At least it kept you off the streets & out of trouble for a while.

18 Bryan { 03.17.07 at 5:13 pm }

This is starting to get really annoying. It comes in waves. It is cutting into time needed to clean litter boxes and do crossword puzzles.

19 oldwhitelady { 03.17.07 at 11:56 pm }

That is one beautiful kitty. *Scratch, scratch.* “Now, Sox, get up and start vacuuming!” I assume your cats do chores, too?

That’s right! I expect my cats to do the vacuuming around here. It works, mostly. I think they sit around and use telekinesis on me to get their chores finished.

20 Bryan { 03.18.07 at 9:49 am }

Chores? Oh, like putting my socks away…under the futon, under chairs, under the dresser. Lining up shoes so I can trip over them at night.

I’m happy that Sox keeps my feet warm on a cold night.