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( Aug. 20th, 2010 07:48 pm)
...from Spain (Tarifa), which was very hot.

Was welcomed by kitteh, who apparently went on hunger strike after me taking her to the cattery. This is... somewhat atypical, as those of you who've met her will know. She was taken in to the vet's, where she was given an appetite drug and coaxed into eating a little. She was collected the next day by father-in-law, and taken back to our flat.

Kitteh proceeded to stick her head into her food bowl pretty much as soon as we got home. Hunger strike, obviously, over. Silly kitteh.
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( Aug. 12th, 2010 08:36 pm)
Cassie went to the cattery today — she's staying for a week while I visit Spain. I got angry yowls all the way to Seafield, which made me feel like a Bad Hoomin. Just before I got there it started to drip down, then rain heavily, then pour buckets. I then spotted an actual fork of lightning, which isn't common in Edinburgh.

The rain was torrential by the time I got to the cattery, with no signs of letting up. I was forced to take Cassie from car to cattery through the downpour. I had no jacket, but there was an umbrella in the boot. Cassie got the umbrella, I got soaked.

Going back to the car for her food and blanket, there was an almighty flash and bang at the same time; I jumped out of my skin and got a case of temporary Tourette's. After retreating back into the cattery at doublequick speed, I was then informed that the lightning had just struck the dog kennels, only tens of metres from me.

Not pleasant.
This is Cassie
Cassie has not yet been fed. So she is trying to eat the Christmas tree. The plastic Christmas tree.

Yes, cat, we know you're hungry.

Edit: Cat picture, as requested. From around half a year back. She still looks like this, though — just ever so slightly wider.
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( Jun. 15th, 2009 10:28 pm)
Cassie just caught a mouse! It looked like a baby one. And... err... I'm not 100% confident it wasn't already dying already.   8^(
In any case, I had to put the poor thing out of its misery: unpleasant task.   8^P

But nonetheless, this is the first Proper Catlike Thing I've seen Cassie do.

She's now sitting eyeing the floorboards carefully. Waiting for another to pop up, I'm assuming.
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( Apr. 4th, 2009 04:44 pm)

It's been a year (well, near enough) since we got Cassie.

Her old scratching post is falling to bits, so we took the opportunity to buy her a new one... only I think we may have gone a little overboard!

Pictures under the cut )
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( Apr. 7th, 2008 11:39 am)
We has a kitty cat.

She's white with tabby patches, and seems very friendly, if a little timid. Do not know what to call her yet. "Ophelia" is a possibility. (Although she'll have to avoid ponds and flowers.)

She is exploring the flat at the moment. We are leaving her to it.

Edit: We're calling her "Cassiopeia", or "Cassie" for short. She's named after this Cassiopeia, not this one. Or this one.

Pictures here
Why are toirtoiseshell cats always female? Could there ever be a male toirtoiseshell?

Long — but funky — genetics writeup )
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( Sep. 19th, 2005 12:16 am)
I'm sure I was just "miaowed" at by a passing car...   8^]

Note to self and everybody: do not let me at RateMyKitten.com. The cuteness gets into the cracks in my mind. ("Awwww! Awwww! SOOOO CUUUUUUTE!")

And hence:

Kittens! )
I was in the chemist today, and saw that they had a pet cat. Kitty! A lovely tortoise-shell moggy. Of course I had to stroke him. The owner saw this and told me with some surprise that this cat "never lets anyone stroke him". I'm quite chuffed!   8^)
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( May. 13th, 2004 08:21 pm)

This is my cat, Midnight, in a basket. Such a perfect fit! Bliss.

Cat-in-a-basket: five pounds, or six with chips. )

According to my mother, "I bought a basket to keep my computer stuff in, but I placed it on the table in the sun, and when I got back, the cat was in it. She's been there all day, moving only to occasionally peek out."

Just making sure the world's still there )

Midnight appears to view old age merely as an excuse for laziness. Woo yay for cats.



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