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Air Conditioning

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Turn it off!

[Editor: I assume it is because of her age, but Dot really doesn’t like the AC, even though I have it at 78°. As you can see, if you are a cat owner, she has gone “rabbit”, as if she were freezing. She could just lay atop one of the system units, but she would rather nag.]

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1 Kryten42 { 06.06.08 at 12:48 am }

Awwwww! Poor Dot!

I had a cat years ago who also hated the A/C. Her fave spot was in direct line with the airflow from the main vent. LOL Cat’s are sooooooooooooo fussy!

She was a purebred sealpoint siamese, I got her and her brother. They NEVER stayed apart! I used to have a big beanbag covered in corduroy and would often lay on it and relax with my fave music. One would snuggle under my left arm, and the other under my right! LOL And if I moved a muscle… Siamese have SHARP claws!!

Damned cats! 😉 LOL

I miss them. 😐

2 Steve Bates { 06.06.08 at 12:50 am }

Stella’s girls spend a lot of time in that position. Her s.o. spends a lot of time in a human equivalent of that position, for a similar reason. Damn, it’s cold in her apartment, whatever the season! 🙂

3 Steve Bates { 06.06.08 at 12:53 am }

“She was a purebred sealpoint siamese, I got her and her brother. They NEVER stayed apart! ” – Kryten42

Hence the expression “Siamese twins…” 🙂

One really does miss them when they’re gone. Sigh.

4 Bryan { 06.06.08 at 1:03 am }

The “twinning” is why I have Dot and Sox, who are littermates. A single cat that is left alone can devise some “innovative games” to amuse his or herself, but a pair will keep each other occupied.

I would point out that in the picture she is right under the AC. If she would go to another room it would be warmer, but that’s where she wants to be.

5 Kryten42 { 06.06.08 at 2:55 am }

Errrrrm… Steve, I don’t really think that’s where that particular expression came from! 😉 LOL And I am sure you know that… You sell bridges too? 😀

I do miss them. I have a little 7yo Jack Russel Terrier now, and she’s good company (and I can take her on my long walks for exercise). But I prefer cats. 🙂 I actually had a really cheeky cat once who would walk out with me when I used to go jogging, and wait at the corner of the street for my eventual return, then follow me home at her usual leisurely pace! LOL

When I had the Siamese, I attended a Trade mission. I met a Chinese delegate who bred them and he regaled me with stories and the history of the. 🙂 He said the pair I had (when I described them and showed a picture I had) were a special breed bred from ancient *Temple Cats*. They used to guard the old Temples (which were also banks in those days). He said (and I don’t know if this is true) that that is where the term *cat walk* originally came from, as the temples had a ledge up near the ceiling around the walls the cats would prowl silently around on. The cats knew the Temple priests, and would leave people alone when the priests were around during the day. At night, anyone trying to sneak in would get a very nasty, but brief, surprise! I had wondered, because the pair I had were bigger and stronger than normal Siamese I’d seen, and had longer claws when they extended. The pair were also unusually quiet. And they were VERY territorial! Whenever someone they didn’t know came to the house, they would stand near me when I opened the door and stare intently at the visitor with their tails swishing side to side and follow closely if I let the person in. Eventually, they would move off after decided the intruder wasn’t going to try to kill me I guess. LOL They shook up a few people! 😉 They loved my mom, and she loved them. They didn’t like my dad, which proves cat’s are very discerning and intelligent. 😀 Oh, and they also didn’t like the landlord! LOL Probably because I couldn’t stand the crook.

If I ever get a place of my own again, I’ll get a cat. 🙂

6 Moi { 06.06.08 at 12:26 pm }

You can just hear her thinking “Brrrr!” lol

7 andante { 06.06.08 at 1:56 pm }

So true re. littermates or at least more than one solitary cat. Since his brother’s demise, Trouble has developed several ‘interesting’ ways to entertain himself – like serenading me around midnight every night, just as I’m about to fall asleep.

8 Bryan { 06.06.08 at 2:46 pm }

Kryten, the history of Siamese and catwalks is true. Siamese will attack, and attack in packs. I’ve seen it in one of those places I’ve never been that also has Korats. Some are merely “alarms”, hence the really annoying vocalization common among the breed in the US, but others will definitely go after intruders, be they monkeys or drunken airmen [who have a lot in common].

Moi, it’s 80° in here and she’s currently snuggled up to the fax.

Yes, Andante, that’s the “break of day” of my crew, when they all decide to race around playing tag, not that I would expect Trouble to do a lot of racing.

9 jams o donnell { 06.09.08 at 6:29 am }

I’m not sure our furry masters worry about the lack of a/c here apart from teh biphasic system – Window open/window shut!

10 Bryan { 06.09.08 at 11:05 am }

She’s being a bit disingenuous – laying in front of the vent acting like it’s freezing, when she could just head into the office.

They do like it when the doors are open and they can hear outside as well as see it, but the computers keep that down to about a month in the Spring and Fall.