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Happy Caturday [20111203|17:37]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Image of Telstar napping with his head on his paws, looking contented. Sputnik in the background.

In honour of Caturday, have a story about a trip to the vet.

Vet: Ohhh, what a beautiful glossy boy!
Sputnik: *eyes Vet warily*
Vet: Would oo like some treats?
Sputnik: Lady, in Soviet Russia, Cat examines YOU.
Vet: *puts down treats*
Sputnik: *eyes treats warily*
Vet: Such a good boy! *rubs Sputnik's neck, vaccinates him*
Sputnik: *escalates to full StinkEye* You will be first against the wall when the revolution comes.

There is a pause in the cooing whilst cat carriers are swapped.

Vet: Ohhh, what a beautiful glossy boy!
Telstar: Ooh, treats!
Vet: Awww, oo's a hungry boy! Would oo like some more treats?
Telstar: Treats please!
Vet: *puts down treats*
Telstar: Ooh, treats!
Vet: Such a good boy! *rubs Telstar's neck, vaccinates him*
Telstar: MOAR TREATS?!!!!11!!!!

I can't help wondering if we were just very fortunate in our choice of names, or whether their personalities developed in accordance with their naming.
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[User Picture]From: melissa_maples
2011-12-03 17:58 (UTC)
LOVE.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-03 18:41 (UTC)
They may look alike, but their personalities are distinctly different!
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2011-12-03 18:22 (UTC)
Too funny! What do you give them for treats?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-03 18:42 (UTC)
She had these little packets of kitten food on the shelf, which she gave to them in little handfuls.

We usually give them these meat sticks that look like Slim Jims!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2011-12-03 18:30 (UTC)
^_^ !
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-03 18:43 (UTC)
Yes! Times two!
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[User Picture]From: ursarctous
2011-12-03 18:49 (UTC)
<3!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-03 19:04 (UTC)
:D :D :D
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From: pbristow
2011-12-04 11:22 (UTC)
Ah, the operational mechanisms of nominative determinism... Such a complex puzzle for philosophers down the ages. But probably not their cats, who snort at such ignorance.


Edited at 2011-12-04 11:23 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-04 17:44 (UTC)
And then go to flop in the nearest patch of sunshine in hedonistic abandon.
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[User Picture]From: thefounder
2011-12-04 16:32 (UTC)
marvellous. :) i had somehow totally forgotten that your cats were named after satellites. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-04 17:45 (UTC)
Considering how many other names we call them ("Sputty" "Telly" "Catloaf" "Bad bad cat" "HEY YOU NO"), it's a wonder we don't forget too! ;D
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2011-12-05 08:29 (UTC)
Treats? *looks hopeful*

The vet we try and see is a lovely woman. Imagine a female scarecrow, stick thin, hippy clothes hanging off her and a bundle of dry yellow hair sort of tied at that back. Chester is all curled up and wary until he sees her, he forgets we are in the smelly room of pointy things and bum probes, and climbs straight up her front for much loves and hugs.
I swear she hypnotises him.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2011-12-07 13:51 (UTC)
Aw. She must have exactly the right cat-pheromones for Chester. :)
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[User Picture]From: minirth
2011-12-07 22:42 (UTC)
Hee! I love your kitties. Your kitty stories always make me smile.
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