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ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 00:07:29

I want a cat so so so so so much (come from a cat family, always had one at home), now I'm a grownup and live away from home and because am away from the country a lot, wouldn't be fair to have one

< sobs >

And tonight whilst looking through available cats (some people gaze at housing websites, I gaze at kittens available! grin) and found a little one I would love. She's just perfect and I can't have her

I even started volunteering at the local cat shelter just to be able to play with them after my shift but because I'm away so much I had to redo the four hour training (?!) every time I started a shift which was ridiculous

So please, indulge me on this wild and stormy night and tell me your cat tales of chasing string, or scratching sofas, or anything


cozietoesie Sun 09-Feb-14 00:22:57

I would, PearShaped, except that I have Seniorboy come to sit on my chest, purring and making it very clear that he wants to go to sleep - with me - and thinks I should just oblige forthwith.

Hey Ho.

Destinysdaughter Sun 09-Feb-14 00:26:42

I don't know how much you are away from home but couldn't you foster kittens occasionally? It's normally just for a couple of weeks. I feel your pain...

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 00:32:08

Awwww give your senior boy a tickle behind the ears for me cozie

Sadly not destiny, I'm usually away for weeks at a time and not always back when I'm meant to be either.
At one point was considering finding a new job but then figured being asked in an interview "so why do you want to work for us?
- so I can get a cat grin" probably wasn't the best answer!

So shall hopefully live vicariously through you all instead smile

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 09:42:50

Come on you lovely cat people, someone must have a tale of their cat knocking their tea over this morning, or hiding under the bed?


cozietoesie Sun 09-Feb-14 09:49:01

Seniorboy is a bit too old to do that. He took to his electric blanket at about 7.30 after he'd looked at his breakfast and is now blissfully lying in a warm fug down by my knees. (I've stayed in bed as it's Sunday morning.) He might rouse himself when I bring up his lunch, I guess.

Hard life being a cat, eh?


Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Feb-14 10:23:44

Mine knocked the bedside lamp over today & has successfully killed one of Dh's slippers.

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 10:35:43

Ah fabbo! smile

Not for your DH's slippers though....!

cozietoesie Sun 09-Feb-14 10:36:49

Look the bright side - he didn't attempt to kill the DH.

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Feb-14 10:50:40

Dh's new slipper are, for some reason, evil & must be destroyed.

Toilet rolls are also evil. What you can't see is the other loo roll around the corner. He opened a cupboard door, scrambled up 3 shelves & knocked the loo rolls down to play with. He isn't allowed in the house now when I'm out, he's only allowed into the utility.

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 11:16:19

Hahahah but fluffy, look at his face

You couldn't possibly be cross at that expression! grin

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 09-Feb-14 12:04:51

I wasn't cross with him no. He gets away with murder.

timtam23 Sun 09-Feb-14 18:13:18

My kitten's now 7 months old, he used up several of his 9 lives before finding us (he was discovered hiding under our car bonnet at a few weeks old) and he & I are especially devoted to each other

However this devotion was sorely tried a couple of nights ago when he went out for a stroll in the early evening, it then poured with rain until the early hours so I worried when he didn't come home & sat up until 1am, DH went out in the rain to call him in but had to give up & come to bed at 2am. He had evidently been sheltering in the building-site of a house across the road as he turned up in my bed at 3am (trying to nestle under the duvet) purring his head off, soaking wet and with a coat full of grit & brickdust

He was so filthy that I had to give him a bath the next day and had to wash all my bedding as it was full of grit

He's still adorable though smile

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 18:19:08

Aaaaaaaaargh timtam you're one of those annoyingly lucky people to find a kitten !!!
Uber jealous grin

If I was to find a kitten rather than purposely go out and buy one, then I'd have to get a more local job to look after it! There's logic in there somewhere!

Terrortree Sun 09-Feb-14 18:33:37

I know how it feels - I couldn't have cats for years because of my job. I now have two.

Today they have been a hive of activity.

Clever cat was sick twice on the living room carpet. Thicko cat pooped on the bathroom floor because I was changing the litter trays.

Both have miowed their displeasure at me for an hour after I had the audacity to use the hoover to clean up the mountains of cat hair they shed.

Thicko cat fell out of the cat tree. Clever cat has decided that she doesn't like any flavour of cat food available in our local supermarket.

On the plus side, last night they slept either side of me so I couldn't roll over. Now I have backache.

Want mine?

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 18:38:18

Hahaha they sound great terror, don't know what you're complaining about grin

stealthsquiggle Sun 09-Feb-14 18:50:59

Our two just disappear, OP grin. No snuggles here - we have just about got them to accept tickles in the month since we adopted them. Snuggles are a far off target.

They are very beautiful though grin

ThePearShapedToad Sun 09-Feb-14 19:05:04

Hahaha don't worry stealth, my parents cat has been with them for 11 years now and she ^still* doesn't give snuggles. She will deign to be stroked occasionally, but only on her terms!

issey6cats Sun 09-Feb-14 21:41:09

had chicken for dinner tonight and my little darling girl cat decided that if silly mom left the carcass on the counter and her in the room that there chicken was fair game for a good nibble at the bits left so mom couldnt have a cold sandwich later and the cats got all the goodies

stealthsquiggle Sun 09-Feb-14 22:55:37

issey - our old cat, who would never normally bother stealing food or even jumping up on counters would do anything for roast chicken - some temptations are too strong to resist.

ThePearShapedToad Mon 10-Feb-14 08:15:01

issey - by the way, do you really have 6 cats???!!

my mother once had a fancy dinner party, everything was prepped, anti pasti on the table, shut the dining room door so that the cat couldn't get in etc

Guests arrive, mother takes them into the dining room- for everyone to see a cat happily sitting on the table munching away at the pastrami

You need to check the cat isn't under a chair before you shut the door........ grin

stealthsquiggle Mon 10-Feb-14 08:27:45

OP - last night cats

- played football above my head (in DD's room)
-broke something (I heard the crash but still haven't found what it was)
- woke DS up until he got it and shut his door
-jumped on DD's bed so that she woke up and came down to complain to me.
- played chase up and down the (noisy, wooden) stairs.


carameldecaflatte Mon 10-Feb-14 08:56:51

Many years ago our old cat Angus ate the elastic string that had wrapped a cooked joint of beef. Some days later my dad was to be seen wearing a rubber glove on one hand, holding the cat with the other while the elastic came out of the end of the cat with a bit of a <twang>. Both survived.
The same cat disappeared for a couple of weeks and my dad wandered the streets most evenings calling for him until one day there was a scratching at the back door and there he was, much thinner and very hungry. My dad was in bits. We think he had been perhaps trapped in a garage while someone was on holiday. Angus never did tell and sadly died of heart disease well before his time.
My darling dad has Alzheimer's and is in a care home now but I think I might try to remind him of these <sniff> happy memories.

ThePearShapedToad Mon 10-Feb-14 11:08:18

Sorry to hear about your dad caramel

I think even if you have to tell him those stories from scratch it would make him smile. Would his care home allow you to bring in a cat for the afternoon and allow him to play with it? I've always thought things like that must help thanks

MinkyWinky Mon 10-Feb-14 11:25:45

Batcat came onto the bed this morning for snuggles then decided that my arm was actually perfect for brushing up his killing technique. He was very put out when the arm was withdrawn under the duvet and went and pounced on my feet instead.

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