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Friday Cat Blogging

It Snowed In New Orleans!!!

Friday Cat Blogging

What’s snow? …It’s probably cold. I’m cold, are you cold?
…Would I put up with you two if I wasn’t cold?

[Editor: It’s the Boys who are feeling it, as the Girls are on the floor next to the oil radiator. I know that Income really feels it because he is single-coated, unlike Sox and Excise, and he hasn’t bulked up for the Winter.

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1 Steve Bates { 12.12.08 at 12:48 am }

Quite a nice pile of cats you’ve got there!

2 jams O'Donnell { 12.12.08 at 6:44 am }

Now that definitely looks like an uneasy truce!

3 Bryan { 12.12.08 at 11:05 am }

The “nice pile” is by the radiator, Steve, the “naughty clump” is on the futon because they wouldn’t behave and got “exiled”.

Poor Income is too full of energy to derive much warmth from the clumping, which is also the reason the Boys got thrown out of the warm area near the radiator. As soon as he warms up he wants to do something.

4 Badtux { 12.12.08 at 8:22 pm }

I had to turn the heat on yesterday morning for the first time since last January. Just for a few minutes, to bring the temperature up to 69F to 72F so I could take my shower without feeling cold when I got out. Don’t hate me, okay?

My guys are so friggin’ fat that I doubt they’d get cold no matter how cool the house got. Not that this stops them from acting like they’re freezing to death, what with TMF turning into a suspicious bulge beneath my covers all the time or snuggling up to Mencken when he’s tired of lurking…

5 Bryan { 12.12.08 at 9:49 pm }

I didn’t have heat or air conditioning in San Diego, so the heating and cooling bills here were a bit of a shock, even with the much lower cost of electricity.

Cats have a normal temperature of 101°, so they like it warmer than we do.

The crew have preferred positions on cold nights, with the senior females both “tunnelers”.

They need to rethink the code down here and start planning for cooler temperatures, because recently we have started to have cooler and wetter years.

6 Badtux { 12.13.08 at 1:02 am }

And oh, I’m on City of Santa Clara Municipal Utilities for my electric power, so my electric bill runs about $38 per month, and is roughly half the per-kilowatt rate as vs. the “more efficient” private utility companies like the one you experienced in San Diego. Every time someone natters to me about how government can’t do anything cheaper than private enterprise, I pull out my utility bill and point out that the per-kilowatt number is *half* of what PG&E (the incumbent in the surrounding area) charges. Yet SCMU is ridiculously profitable, turning over millions of dollars of “in lieu of taxes” payments to the city every year and I’ve never (ever) had an electrical outage caused by SCMU (the contractor putting in utilities in the new subdivision next door once took out our power with his backhoe, but that was it, and SCMU was on the case and had the power back on within two hours). Frankly, someone ought to let SCMU run our nation’s health care system. We’d get health insurance for half the cost, it would always be first-class service, and it’d be ridiculously profitable for the government.

– Badtux the “Socialism doesn’t work? HAH!” Penguin

7 Moi { 12.13.08 at 5:19 am }

It’s a 3-cat night! 😀

8 Bryan { 12.13.08 at 2:44 pm }

My younger brother bought his house based as much on the fact that it is in the area of a municipal power company as the school district and he pays about half of what I paid when I lived in the area.

Down here we have one area served by a cooperative for the simple reason that the local power company didn’t want to serve the area because it was too expensive, but somehow the cooperative manages to provide power to its customers at a cheaper rate than the commercial power company. ‘T is a puzzlement.

We have a whole series of privatized services implemented under JEB Bush that are costing multiples of what the same services cost when done by civil service employees. That “profit incentive” gets pretty expensive after the first year.

9 Bryan { 12.13.08 at 2:46 pm }

Actually, Moi, it was a 6-cat night, the picture was taken in the afternoon. When the temperature dropped after dark everyone decided to perch on the human.

10 oldwhitelady { 12.14.08 at 5:28 pm }

Wow! Those kitties are gorgeous. I love how their fur shines so healthily! There is nothing like a nice cat nap…anytime!

11 Bryan { 12.14.08 at 5:58 pm }

Sox and Income [black and grey] have very silky coats, but Excise is rough coated, but thick.

They don’t normally hang out together, as the brothers are usually chasing each other around the house.