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Cat Tales [20091203|22:14]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Sputnik & Telstar had their first great outdoor adventure last weekend. They frolicked outside for a good half an hour before returning indoors. To use their litterbox.

As they scampered back outside, I shouted, "Boys, you have totally missed the point."

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I let the boys out when I got home this evening to have their first taste of the World At Night. They bounded eagerly through the door and screeched to a halt near the wheelbarrow leaning against the house, proceeding with extreme caution. They were quickly lost to view, though I could hear their bells through the partially open door. I had just phoned the bloke to discuss our imminent holiday when I heard the most appalling screech, followed by a jingling bell.

I ran outside to find Telstar, who is the larger of the two, cowering behind the wheelbarrow. Sputnik stood in the middle of the lawn, fluffed up to the best of his ability, which still brought him nowhere near the size of the battle-scarred moggie perched on the fence and spitting furiously. I chased off the full-grown cat and chastised Telstar for leaving his brave little brother in the lurch.

He later attempted to redeem himself by launching himself into the deep end of pond in pursuit of the moon. I tried to explain that "foolhardy" is not the same quality as "valiance". I do not think I made much of an impression.

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Cat farts. Explain to me how it is possible for something so small to produce so foul a stench.

And finally, a poll to test how well you know your nanila:

Poll #1494117 Travel procrastination

It is after 10 PM. I have to take a taxi at 4 AM to get to the airport to fly to Berlin. Have I packed yet?

Of course. You are a very organised and responsible person.
0(0.0%)
Not yet, but you will soon, before you go to bed.
1(2.8%)
You are sitting on the sofa drinking rum and playing with the kittens. You will pack in a panic at 3 AM.
35(97.2%)
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2009-12-03 22:18 (UTC)
Dogs get the award for frequency. And sometimes timing, but that's related to frequency.

Cats get it for stench. BLEAH. I think it's related partly to what we feed them and partly to their little digestive tracts.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:14 (UTC)
Yeah, it only takes them about an hour from ingestion to, er, expulsion, doesn't it? And they're obligatory carnivores.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2009-12-03 22:27 (UTC)
Kitten farts are vastly worse than anything Saddam Hussein had in his armoury
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:35 (UTC)
Sputnik launched a gas attack when we returned from Berlin. I think he was a little too excited to see me.
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[User Picture]From: prolificdiarist
2009-12-03 22:51 (UTC)
HAHAHA! Brilliant :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:36 (UTC)
I packed! Eventually. It wasn't quite 3 AM.
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[User Picture]From: prolificdiarist
2009-12-08 10:40 (UTC)
Hurray! Well done :)

You've reminded me that I need to pack...!
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From: pbristow
2009-12-03 23:04 (UTC)
Awww.... I can tell this is going to be my favourite soap opera of 2009/10. =:o} [GRABS KINGSIZE BAG OF POPCORN AND SETTLES IN FOR THE FULL RUN]

"Cat farts. Explain to me how it is possible for something so small to produce so foul a stench."

Because they operate on the same principle as human babies.
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From: pbristow
2009-12-03 23:06 (UTC)
And re my poll response: "...or else!" =>:o}
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:36 (UTC)
I packed before I went to bed. It probably would have helped if I'd gone to bed before midnight, though. At least I wouldn't have forgotten the toothpaste.
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From: jerrycoat
2009-12-03 23:12 (UTC)
Foolhardy and valiant are indeed not the same, but maybe he was going for that middle ground of quixotic.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:47 (UTC)
The effects of his actions certainly haven't put him off of his fascination with the pond. He returned to it expectantly yesterday morning. Any disappointment he might have felt at the disappearance of the moon was mitigated by his discovery that the pond contains fish.
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[User Picture]From: hafnir
2009-12-03 23:55 (UTC)
Could be worse, one of our kittens has just about trained herself to go _next_ to the litter box, but not in it! Grr!

And I love how you have two little boy kittens and we have two little girls (littermates). Double date! :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:44 (UTC)
Maybe you could put a litter box next to the current litter box. I wonder if that would flummox her system.
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[User Picture]From: leezechka
2009-12-04 04:29 (UTC)
my older girl cat loves to curl up next to me all cute like adn then launch a silent but deadly attack.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:37 (UTC)
Ooh, sneaky. These two haven't learned that level of deception yet. I'm sure it's coming, though.
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[User Picture]From: alice_mccoy
2009-12-04 07:23 (UTC)
I have a theory that cats and kittens are actually the alien invasion.

Firstly they have subdued a large part of the human population to utter subservience and secondly that smell cannot originate from this planet.

They also have this ritualised behaviour at full moon.

Aliens I tell ya! Just look at the icon... its a "Grey".
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:39 (UTC)
You're reminding me of that Douglas Adams quote. "Humans think they're the most intelligent creatures on the planet because of all the things they've invented - the wheel, New York, wars and such - while all the dolphins ever do is splash around in the water all day. Dolphins think they're more intelligent than humans for exactly the same reason."
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2009-12-07 12:45 (UTC)
"Cat farts. Explain to me how it is possible for something so small to produce so foul a stench."

Hmm...lets see....the common denominators between cats and babies (at least as stinky with, if not more than cats) would be smallness & milk. Ignoring everything else in the universe. IT'S THE MILK.

Although that doesn't explain vegans... *wink*
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[User Picture]From: prolificdiarist
2009-12-08 10:42 (UTC)
Oi!

:p
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-08 10:42 (UTC)
Cats have to eat meat. Pretty much nothing else will do. Vegans are the polar opposite. So perhaps we can see the stinky fart phenomenon as a unifying gesture between extremes.
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[User Picture]From: bellelaqueen
2009-12-08 12:20 (UTC)
After wading through many complicated equations - The science supports it!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-12-13 08:30 (UTC)
Yes, I think this particular feline instinct is one for which all cat owners are very grateful.
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