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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on April 10, 2013 at 5:23pm

Chis, Dido is gorgeous. I hadn’t thought of the danger of tripping over a b lack cat at night. I hope that doesn’t happen at the top of the stairs.

Your cardboard box sounds like fun, Flying Atheist.

We made a temporary hutch out of a big sturdy cardboard box, which is a good height for tour two big cats to look out of the guest bedroom window. That room was their transition room when we got them over a year ago. The box is still there for them, but now they use the aerobed instead.

Cats seem to know when you hurt them accidentally, and forgive quickly. That’s been our experience when tripping or stepping on a tail.

Our thermometer briefly got up to 88° this afternoon. Meanwhile blizzards from Colorado to South Dakota.

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 10, 2013 at 2:54pm

Funny Patricia.

Comment by booklover on April 10, 2013 at 2:01pm

lol Patricia! :)

Comment by Patricia on April 10, 2013 at 1:39pm

I just get...

"Wawtch werr yurr goin yuh dum hyoominz!!! Yuh no Iy own thiss playss an kin sleep werrevurr Iy wawnnuh sow yuh gawttuh bee kerrfull uv yurr big jyint pawz an werr yuh wawk wiff um!!!

Comment by Idaho Spud on April 10, 2013 at 1:22pm

Steph, I like the cute black kitty hug.

Melinda, I like the fortunate cat with a box. :)

Chris, if your cat purrs after you stumble over him, it seems like he understands you didn't do it on purpose.  Is that right?  How about the rest of you?  Do your cats understand accidents?

Comment by booklover on April 10, 2013 at 1:09pm

Dido IS beautiful!  My sister and I also loved cardboard boxes as kids!  We always made little houses also!  Whenever we get one now, we make little houses for the cats, and also just let them play in it until they're tired of it. :)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 10, 2013 at 11:56am

Chris, Dido is beautiful!!  I love the black, shiny coat.  By the way, I had a cardboard box when I was a little kid.  My parents purchased a new refrigerator and I got them to leave the box in the basement for me.  My father cut a door flap and some windows and I had a little house!    

Comment by Plinius on April 10, 2013 at 10:38am

Leave some for us Steph! Here's Dido's picture for his fanclub.

Comment by booklover on April 10, 2013 at 9:41am

Loren, I always learn so much from your posts, I'm happy that I could post some things you like!~ Melinda

Comment by Steph S. on April 10, 2013 at 9:38am

Thank you everyone! Black cats are my favorite. Wish I could just have them all. I wish I could do more to help the animals. I donate money and everything and I hope this summer to volunteer some time at the animal shelter. I need see how tough and time consuming that class is going to be. I need more time in the day. Love the lolcat Melinda! I am enjoying all the posts here.

 

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