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Went out shopping for groceries today with mom. We got to discussing sci fi movies and she mentioned how Leonard Nemoy was in the latest Transformers movie right after I said that I didn't intend to watch it. This prompted a "oh hell, now I need to see it" reaction from me. This prompted her to mention how one of her co-workers had the exact same reaction and she should totally set us up. This is a guy she isn't entirely sure is straight. W.T.F.

Anyways, before shopping time dear Ginger was playing at being Queen of the Lap in the Office Chair and went to climb onto my desk, which she does regularly. She apparently decided that the desk wasn't worth the effort and went to back onto my lap at which point I heard a loud organic POP sound which scared the hell out of me. Now I'm starting to wonder if her dislike of sitting on the porch when it's chilly might be a sign of arthritis or general joint pain. She actually curled up under the covers with me this afternoon which was a little odd.

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There's this stray female cat that we feed and have been trying to tame down that we call Little Miss(Missy). A few months ago she discovered that if she got up on the window sill and meowed into the house she could get fed at unusual hours, so she's kept up the habit.

I walked into the kitchen around 3AM tonight to wash a dish I'd been using, and what do I hear? A cat meowing outside, but it sounded different than usual. I peeked out the window to find a little black poofball looking in the window and mewing at me.

So I went outside to check the food dish, and the kitten ducked for cover. There was still some kibble in the food dish, so I headed back inside to see what we had in the fridge that was more suitable for a kitten. What did kitty do but climb back into the window to mew at me again.

So I warmed up a little of the milk that we had in the fridge and took it outside to the kitten, it must have been starving because it nearly snorted milk up its nose. It must have finished the bowl up because its currently sitting outside on the table and giving Ginger a hissy fit.

Whats unusual tho, is that before tonight none of the feral cats besides Missy had ever been brazen enough to call at the window for dinner, and all of a sudden theres this tiny little poofy kitten parroting her trick! XD
ann_tiger: (Crap)
Long story short I've been taking care of two kittens lately(from March 30th or so). A neighbor went to take out her garbage and found them by the dumpster, they were completely gray from the grease and dirt on them, and they were utterly covered in dog fleas.

Bathed 'em and found out something interesting, they're both bright white except for Loud's (male kitten)gray mark on his forehead. Louder (the female) is so white that using the flash on the camera on her gives me nothing but a white blur.

Guess who the lucky bitch is that gets to take care of them? Me. So it looks like Louder, who happens to be the runt of the two, is staying with us and Loud is going to go home with his future owner in a week or two.

Now I just have to find a name for her. The woman who found them asked to see them and suggested "Angel"* but I mentioned that I'd rather wait to find out what her personality was like before naming her, "If I start calling her Angel now she'll only end up evil." She agreed and my Gran mentioned that I'd probably give her some Godawful name. So now I'm REALLY tempted to name her Magrathea.**

* Vampire Detective kitty? Oh hell no!
** What? She sleeps on a towel! :D


Mar. 7th, 2008 04:17 pm
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Er, Popsicle is officially ours now.

I'd thought that he'd wandered somewhere he shouldn't have and got hit by a car, but when I walked into the office to pay the rent he walked right up to me to say hi. He got pretty messed up according to the building owner (who took him in), but he's all better now as he got fixed, then got his shots and a haircut. But poor boy has a back mohawk and his fur is still greasy. I'm gonna have to bathe a cat! D:

The girls have him surrounded in Cosmo's corner of the house. Ginger is the most vocal about it, Kali and Abby gave up after an hour, but Ginger is still yowling at him.

XD Oh dear! I noticed him playing where I usually put the catnip and gave him some. He not only tried to knock the container out of my hand but he also snorted it so hard that he started sneezing.
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Cats tend to have wildly varied personalities, but there are a few things that almost every cat I've had has done. [ profile] lady_black_cat take heed.

All the crap my cats pull, just off the top of my head. )
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Its about time I got around to this. I have pets, lots of pets and I take pictures lots of pictures, but I rarely post any of them. So I intend to remedy that. Today through Sunday I'll attempt to post pictures of every critter I have, barring the fish.

Critters, I haz dem. )

So that still leaves all six of the birds, the guinea pig and the dog that is to come.

EDIT: Added Oreo and made the photos into clickable thumbnails to keep the pics from playing merry hell with my monitor.
ann_tiger: (a tiger)
One of the cats climbed up on the desk and stole my ipod, then she ate the headphones. They weren't just chewed, they were shredded! I think Kali was the criminal. I've been leaving them there for the past few weeks without a problem, but last night Kali went to jump into my lap while I had them on and wasn't paying attention to her, but she misgauged the jump and when I got a chest full of claws I bloody well yelled at her.

I need to go though my boxes, I might have a spare working pair. Its unlikely as all hell, but I need my fix damn it! The worst part is that I'd bought a spare pair months ago and had to take them back when the audio on the right side only worked intermittently. Thank FSM it wasn't the $20 computer pair, or I'd have a nice fur hat right now.

Edit: I forgot about something ginger did last night.

I was talking on the phone to [ profile] lady_black_cat when Ginger jumped on the couch and laid down just behind a book I'd left there. Mostly empty couch and she has to lay in that tiny corner. Then she stretched a little and put her paw on my book, and this happened. Yes I do talk to ginger a lot, but 9 times out of ten she'll meow back. I should also mention that during this I was holding a conversation and telling LBC what ginger did as she did it.

Me: Get your paw off my book.
Me: I'm talking to Ginger.
LBC: Oh.
Ginger: *Pulls paw back, then stretches it out so that more of her paw is touching the book.*
Me: My cat is sassing me. (to Ginger) Get your paw off my book! *continues conversation with LBC*
Ginger: *Puts two paws on the book.*
Me: Get your paws off my book.
Ginger: *Pulls paws away and puts one hind foot on my book.*
Me: Get your foot off my book.
Ginger: *Puts two paws and a hind foot on book.*
Me: *gives up*
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Kali is a very odd little kitty. I just switched one of their boxes from the pine stuff(which is only sold on the far end of town) back to the usual clay based litter. Kali immediately climbed in, but instead of doing her duty of never allowing the box to be clean for more than six consecutive seconds, she starts to play in it.

She'd stand with most of her weight on one front paw and splay the toes out on that foot, and when that foot was nearly buried she'd pick up that paw and bury the other. I watched her for nearly a minute, and I've never seen her do it before.

This is the same cat that fox-pounced on my foot when I wouldn't give her any of the chicken I was cooking earlier.
ann_tiger: (spin my nipplenuts and send me to alaska)
I poked Ginger's paw and she nailed my index finger. owwwie

I'm thinking that my work on the Orz will go much slower today. I need my index finger to wrap the wool around, but it'll catch on the bandaid, on the other hand without one the constant rubbing of the wool will open it up again. (I love you wool, why must you be so abrasive? *sob*) I guess I'll take a few hours and try to work out the increase/decrease math for the middle of the head and tail, or try to type up the first half of my notes into a pattern.

My Orz has arms, but it lacks a body. It looks like it might keep lacking a body. Dammit why did it have to be my left hand? If it were my right this wouldn't be an issue.
ann_tiger: (a tiger)
I'm home! Holy Flying Spaghetti Monster I'm home at last!

Where I was and what I did. )

The birds burst into noise the second we walked into the house, even the parakeets. Kali kept giving me "where the FUCK were you all this time?" looks. Ginger is at the "I miiiiissed you" petmepetmepetme stage. While the ever regal Abby went the "Oh? You're home already? Well if you insist I'll allow you to scratch my head" route. The bunny Gizmo seems to have grown by a third of her previous size.

We're going to pick Cosmo up from the petshop sometime tomorrow. I missed him so much! I hope he doesn't try to bite my nose this time.

Everyone is still alive! You did a marvelous job LBC!
ann_tiger: (a tiger)
Say hello to Abby!

What killed me was how daintily she licked the toilet water off of her paw.
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I fixed it! I had to jiggle a wire, but I am currently blur-less!

I fell asleep before I did the pkunk thing. I'll try to get it done tonight. Hey LBC, do ya think pkunk with a coffee buzz is worth a try?

Ginger has been playing Ninja, running up behind me to grasp my leg or bite my foot. Callie is about a week away from completely killing her feather duster. Abby has gone from hyper affectionate to only demanding one petting today.

Gismo has been eating well. Cosmo still doesn't like stepping up from his cage, but he will step up from my hand or my lap. Ricky snatched his ball out of my hand and put it right back into his water dish when I tried to take it out. Lucy is swinging from her toy like an acrobat. While Zelnick was IS playing birdy soccer with his ball on the floor of his cage.
ann_tiger: (pretty ZEX)
Had to go clothes shopping today with my grandmother. Why in the hell she thought the clothes in Catherine's would fit me I'll never know, they fit her and she's twice my size. :P But I did manage to get a skirt in the last shop we hit, with the right top and Cosmo on my shoulder I'd look like a pirate.

Cosmo has a new cage now, his last one was better suited for a slightly larger parrot. Now I just need to get him a Boing and replace the washers holding up his heavier perches he'll be all set for his time at bird-camp. Which reminds me that I really need to start writing LBC's Guide to Watching Pets. Fuck it I'll do it now.

Rule 1. If anybody dies, put them in a plastic bag and stick 'em in the freezer then call me.

2. The cats take care of themselves. I'll fill the feeder/waterer and change the potty boxes out before I leave. If you feel like scooping the catbox in the bathroom while you're watching them they'll love you forever, but I won't require it.

3. The bird water needs to be changed every day, they like to make soup in their water dishes with their kibble. Keep their kibble bowl full and I'll show you how to refill the backup water and seed dispensers before I go. Also, if you find that Ricky put his ball in his water dish just rinse it off and put it back in his cage.

4. Don't let the cats stay in the bird room. If its Kali that won't leave shake the new canister of catnip in her direction and give her enough to get really plastered. If its Ginger, shrimp. If its abby, go sit in the living room and pet the other two.

5. Play with the babies, but Ricky should be taken out separately from Zelnick and Lucy as they pick on him.

6. Feed the fish about 3-5 fish kibbles when you remember and don't panic if you skip a day or two. Feed the turtle, I don't want to come home to an angry turtle.

7. We have a bunny cage on the way and Gizmo already knows how to use the waterer. Play with the bunny, we want to keep it tame yes? Keep the bowl and waterer at least 3/4ths full.

8. I'll be cleaning everyone's cage/tank/bowl/box before I go, so they should be okay for the first day.

9. Try to come over at various times. I don't want the maintenance people to realize we're gone, as I don't trust them and I'm rather fond of my possessions. If they ask why you're over so much, spin a tale about writing a collaborative Tentacle Porn fanfic. Use graphic phrases and smile like you do when you find a new Yaoi manga.

Anything underlined is extremely important. I think I've covered everything. If anything goes awry call me immediately(use the phone at my place so you don't rack up a bill). Is that all? I hope thats all.
ann_tiger: (pretty ZEX)
The sun has risen and the bun has lived for another night. I think this is my last bunny ever. I might just name it Morpheus.

I'm probably going to go to bed around nine this morning. I ended up doing the same thing yesterday.

The girls have become VERY affectionate. Kali has been aggressively seeking attention, while Ginger prefers to play rock on my lap once she gets there.
ann_tiger: (pretty ZEX)
The girls are back, and Abby says they smell bad. Well, actually she keeps sneaking up to sniff them and then backs away slowly. She'll probably be back to her usual habit of washing them fairly soon.

The Bun is still alive!
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Ginger and Kali are at the ASPCA getting fixed right now. They spent most of last night bitching about how their food was gone and they'll probably spend most of tonight bitching in general.

Abby has gone from "ZOMG YAY! they're gone!" to hunting this place from top to bottom for the girls.

We lost two of the bunnies last night between 12-1:30 and lost the runt sometime between 6:30 and 7:40. They got chilled and seemed to recover, but they just didn't make it. The last's eyes have opened and its eating on its own.
ann_tiger: (jedi mind trick)
Its 4:16 in the morning and 81 degrees, this sucks because I'd just jerked my usual summer sleeping cycle into something a little less nocturnal. Its going to be 90/80s all week long, blech!

I've been playing around with the paints LBC. So now I have a white box, a page full of blue paint doodles, a cat with blue paint between her toes, a pillow that has a blue streak on it where she wiped her paw off, and a scratch where she decided she'd had enough of me washing her paw off(Callie). No I did not paint the cat.


Dec. 20th, 2006 05:26 pm
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Stayed at gran's on Fri so I'd be there early to help her out on Sat.  I swear to FSM I woke up three times that night! The first time was my fault, I fell asleep listening to the Starcon race themes and one of them woke me up. The second two times it was the kittens.  Callie slept at my feet, which was no problem, but Ginger insisted on sleeping ON me.  Nothing wakes you up like whiskers in the nose!


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