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Over The Line

funny pictures of cats with captions

Although if you dipped a toy in Flame [AKA eau de Burger King, I kid you not] the cat might forgive you… for a while.

[Why would anyone want to smell like they lived in a fast food place?]


1 Kryten42 { 12.18.08 at 12:51 am }

As I said to Lady Min, all cats look annoyed. It’s normal. That cat looks seriously pissed! LOL I don’t foresee a ‘Merry Christmas’ for anyone who does that to a cat! 😀 A long wait in Emergency maybe, with harried staff who’d rather be spending Xmas with family getting annoyed at you for bleeding all over the place! LOL

Cat’s never forgive. They just wait until you have forgotten and your guard is down! 😀

2 Badtux { 12.18.08 at 1:54 am }

Kryten, The Mighty Fang disagrees. He is just one big fat happy lunk of a kitteh, and I have to be actually actively doing something to annoy him to make him look annoyed and even then it takes some doing. Usually he just looks at me with dreamy eyes as if imagining what I taste like. Oh wait, maybe that’s not so good…

– Badtux the Cat-owned Penguin

3 Kryten42 { 12.18.08 at 4:07 am }

Mehhhh… Dunno about you or bryan, but…

None of the cat’s I ever had were pussies! LMAO


Ahem. 😉 I woulda nevah even dreamed of doing something like that to one of my cat’s! They woulda ripped my face off. Even the smallest 9and sweetest looking) cat (a light grey female), killed a blackbird that was bigger than her and had a wicked big beak! She lost half an ear, but was strutting around for days. Cats! *sigh* I miss her actually. 🙂 I miss all my cat’s… well, all except one big fat lazy evil PITA!

4 Lab Kat { 12.18.08 at 12:23 pm }

*rolling in floor, screaming in laughter*

5 Bryan { 12.18.08 at 12:53 pm }

I used the expensive flea killer because I got tire of cleaning up the blood [mine] from trying to use flea collars that were gone in two days or less. Even as kittens my crew would have none it.

Sox is the most lethargic and lovable cat I have ever been around, but attack anything to him, and he becomes a 15 pound unguided missile flying around the house, bouncing off what doesn’t move and knocking off anything that does.

I can picture never seeing my keys again without lifting every piece of furniture in the place, and having to shrink-wrap my shoes, bed, and all chairs. It would cost a fortune in paper towels and Odo-Ban to keep up while the litter boxes stayed pristine.

You have to sleep sometime.

6 Badux { 12.18.08 at 5:29 pm }

You may notice in my photos of Mencken and TMF that Mencken is always wearing a collar with a “get me back home” tag, but TMF never is. That’s because TMF reacts much like Sox to anything being placed on his neck, and the collar always ends up off of him by the time all is said and done. And yes, I’ve tried, with three different kinds of “break-away” collars (the only safe kind to put on a cat). They’re all gone within minutes.

As for the notion of putting either of my guys in a fancy Christmas outfit… errm. Mencken is 15 pounds and TMF is 18 pounds. Don’t think so.

7 Badux { 12.18.08 at 5:29 pm }

Yay, your “your comment is awaiting moderation” bug finally got to ME rather than just to Kryten!

8 Bryan { 12.18.08 at 7:37 pm }

I understand why you got caught, the typo in the name field, but Kryten’s fields were all identical.

Without the “Vulcan neck pinch” none of my crew would ever be in a carrier or see a vet.

The problem with trying to use collars on the “three kittens” was that their mother removed them almost immediately, and she wasn’t exactly careful how she did it, so I quit trying before she killed one of them.

At 15 and 18 pounds, I don’t think I would push my luck. Dot is only about 10 pounds and I have lost a couple of rounds getting her in a carrier.

9 Moi { 12.18.08 at 11:34 pm }
10 Bryan { 12.18.08 at 11:50 pm }

You might have waited until after you left him alone for a few days before making that statement, Moi.

I don’t guess you could con someone into kitty sitting, so he doesn’t have to go somewhere strange, but still interacts with someone he knows every day? Surely you have a student who is a suck-up, but then, do you want to trust them with Ollie?

11 hipparchia { 12.20.08 at 12:07 am }

i worked my way through high school and part of college at a vet clinic. we had one cat that came in regularly to board while his owners traveled. they always left his suitcase full of clothes [complete with hats] for us to dress him up in — he loved it.

both curmudgeon and the dog manage to magickally disappear their collars and harnesses without even trying, so no collars for them. all our family cats were like that too — didn’t mind us putting collars on them at all, didn’t seem to mind wearing them either, but somehow those collars never stayed on them.

9 of the 12 will go into carriers, no problem, even those who’ve been to the vet before. the other 3 are my uncatchables, although i did manage to get momcat into a carrier and off to the vet for that all-important operation.

curmudgeon cat will go out on a leash no problem, and i think i could probably convince about half the others to do that too, but just leaving collars on everybody 24/7/365 is too much trouble.

12 Bryan { 12.20.08 at 11:59 am }

Sox has an interesting reaction to a harness – he goes limp. As long as the harness is on him, he won’t move. I could drag him behind me on a leash, but until the harness is removed he is 15 pounds limp cat.

My neighbor lets his cats out on ropes, but I have noticed that the collars change on a regular basis, indicating that they get removed in the house, and the neighbor isn’t doing the removing.

I think that if you raised an individual cat from kittenhood, you could probably convince the cat to put up with restraint, but you can forget it with multiple cats. The collars and clothes interfere with grooming.

13 hipparchia { 12.20.08 at 11:12 pm }

i’ve had a few cats do that, fall over and appear to be unable to move when you put a harness on them.

curmudgeon cat was one of them, but one day i took him out in the front yard and just waited… i forget whether it was a bird or a rottweiler or a car that finally came along and ‘needed killing’ as the saying goes, but it was one of those, because nothing else would have distracted his attention from the harness that strongly.

14 Bryan { 12.20.08 at 11:46 pm }

It just occurred to me that the cat may interpret the harness like the “Vulcan neck pinch”, and that’s why they go limp. I may try it again, but be more careful as to how it touches, or try a different type of harness.

Well, a car or dog would certainly convince a cat that it wasn’t mom taking care of business.

15 hipparchia { 12.21.08 at 12:21 pm }

you’re probably right about the vulcan neck pinch. it makes sense to me anyway. i can’t remember if i tried more than one type of harness on curmudgeon cat or not, but that seems like a reasonable thing to do.

16 Bryan { 12.21.08 at 12:42 pm }

It’s probably a total waste of effort to attempt to figure out why cats do things, but it is a personal failing that there has to be a reason behind actions, this despite the rather universal “It seemed like a good idea at the time.”