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Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 6:06pm

Little Miss "Innysint", a very beautiful cat. The coloring is so pretty. Is there a name for that kind of coloration? 

Comment by Idaho Spud on March 13, 2014 at 5:25pm

Patricia, I like the picture of the guard duty cat.

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 5:20pm

Carl is right, the whole incident sounds like something from the Warner Bros. Cartoon Factory.  (Pussykatz iz deh cwaziest pipple!") Wish I'd been there.

I, too, have lived with cats all my life, except when I was on the road...after a few horrid experiences with kidney failure, I've said, "No more!"  But I NEED them! 

I tell people that my parents had cats for 10 years before they had me...it's true.  some of my earliest memories involve a white cat named Angela.

And some of my happiest memories are of working my rear end off at the Cat Hotel, feeding 35+ cats in an hour or less, and scooping litter boxes while talking to the cats, and petting them. (We had more than 60 "guests" New Year's Eve 1999.  It was WONderful!  I could feel the love.)

Comment by Patricia on March 13, 2014 at 4:36pm

Little Miss "Innysint"

Mr. Stair ''Guard Dootee''

Comment by Joan Denoo on March 13, 2014 at 4:05pm

What a pleasant chatter is going on here. Laugh after laugh!  Carl, love your cartoon. 

Comment by Patricia on March 13, 2014 at 3:43pm

Had cats all my life, but Kiri is by far the brattiest, but the most hilarious, fun, funny, full of personality, cat I've ever had. My husband thought she'd keep her distance, but she was right back for her sock chase the next night.......

Comment by The Flying Atheist on March 13, 2014 at 3:29pm

Disappeared to the basement without touching the stairs.  That's hilarious!!  That whole incident sounds like a scene from a Looney Toons Cartoon.

Comment by Patricia on March 13, 2014 at 3:06pm

It was too sudden for photos....I didn't know until my husband was splitting his sides & trying to tell me what happened. She's the kitty who likes to sleep in the sink & if I run water on her she won't move until the sink fills......she's got the drain blocked......

I think she startled herself this time as she was concentrating on the socks attacking her, & she disappeared to the basement without touching the stairs, I'm sure.  

Comment by sk8eycat on March 13, 2014 at 2:14pm

LOL!  Did she jump back out right away?  Did you get any photos?

Once upon a time, a friend of mine was taking a bubble-bath, and I guess her cat thought the bubbles were solid, and he jumped right in.  He was surprised, but didn't freak out...he walked back and forth in the bubbles, and purred. For a while.  

Srsly.

Comment by Patricia on March 13, 2014 at 1:24pm

It finally happened......Kiri likes to chase my husband's socks when he's prepping for the tub, & she got so exited with running/jumping/chasing around, she fell in the full tub of water!!! We knew this would eventually happen, it just remained to be seen just when.

 

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