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Cats are Smart

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Today it is about 14 degrees F with the windchill. Over night we received about 6 or so inches of snow. It didn't look that bad from the back window, there wasn't a lot of accumulation on the deck. So I planned to go to work like normal, just taking longer to drive.

Then the garage door wouldn't open so I had to go out the front door.

Stupid lying groundhog. I want the spring I was promised!

Went back in, sent a quick note that I wouldn't be in to work for a bit, grabbed the shovel and went back out to deal with it.

I live near the top of a hill. My driveway is down hill, with the garage at the bottom. It is a little bit wider than a single car and completely blocked on both sides by either the concrete retaining wall or the 6 foot hedge. So there is no where to actually put the snow except all the way at the bottom.

January's snow was nice and fluffy. I could just push it down hill. Even when we had 6+ inches it was still relatively easy to shovel.

Today's snow was 6 inches of wet heavy crap with the bottom inch slushy ice. At least until I got to the bottom third of the driveway when it was just ice. Today there was no pushing the snow down hill. Every shovelful of snow got shoveled dozens of times as I tried to throw it further down hill. I say tried because the evilness would stick to the shovel half the time. And what started at the top as a mere 6 inches deep soon became 12 inches, became 18, etc. as the down hill piles grew. It took 3 hours of constant work to get the driveway cleared. And I never did make it to work because the road is still ice.

And yes, I am counting it as fitness minutes today because I certainly earned it.

What does that have to do with cats being smart?

I was out shoveling in the 14 degree uphill wind that flung part of every shovelful of snow back into my face and plotting revenge on the groundhog who told me I would have an early spring.

The Kittehs, smart little things, were inside, taking their naps, in front the heater :


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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 3/19/2013 8:28PM

    Meow. But of course!


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FUSCHIA6 3/15/2013 9:08AM

    Perfect snow for a snowball fight - when you recover from all that shoveling. The end is near.
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TITIANFIRE 3/13/2013 2:01PM

    We have 4 kitties at home, one of which is our "special" baby. Gizmo as a human would probably be in a state hospital with people to care for him. He loves to lay right in the walkway through the living room and my bedroom, right in the way. And in no way will he move if you need to walk through there. You have to step over him.

OK, it took me a while but I finally figured out why he lays there. It's exactly where the duct work runs under the floor! He doesn't lay next to the vents, but between them. So depending on the season, he has a nice warm/cool place to lay down.

We may think he's "special", and most of the time we really do question his decisions, but in this case he is really smart. emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 3/13/2013 1:16PM

    Cute kitties! And yes, you definately DID earn those fitness minutes!

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CC3833 3/13/2013 11:40AM

    Sorry but those cats are adorable! Sucks that you had to do that... but its great that you got your workout in!

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CAMSEDGE 3/13/2013 10:57AM

    Love how utterly snugged in the kitties look. Facing the cold does make one think of more comforting places. My kitty sometimes spends the day in on pillows but usually prefers to be master of his fate...facing the outdoors and curling up in my heavy jacket by the kitchen door when necessary...rather than in the fleecy rug in his chair.

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GARDENCHRIS 3/13/2013 7:12AM

    I HATE WINTER .... so I do understand!

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MCJULIEO 3/12/2013 10:16PM

    No they certainly are not dumb...

On the other hand, I saw the first toobers of the season today.... spring break brings them out of hiding even though it was a bit cool for inner tubing on the river...

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DOODIE59 3/12/2013 9:26PM

    They DO look sorta smug.

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HOPEFULHIPPO 3/12/2013 4:14PM

    Thanks for the laugh....even at your "expense" ... Great blog and humor today :o)

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ASHLING9 3/12/2013 4:04PM

  I just wanted to take a moment to be obsessed with your cats! So cute!

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FROSTY99 3/12/2013 4:02PM

    Smart kitties. I would definitely say you got in your fitness minutes!

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DRAGONCHILDE 3/12/2013 2:55PM

    We have a standing radiator in our house. My cats regularly curl right up against it on very cold days. They know exactly what they're doing. ;)

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HANOVERLADY 3/12/2013 2:29PM

    Pretty furbabies! Yep, they have the life!

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COOP9002 3/12/2013 2:23PM

    Glad to see that someone is taking advantage of the heat. Thanks for sharing.

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OBIESMOM2 3/12/2013 2:07PM

    if it makes you feel any better, the kitties probably did peek out the window and laugh at you
you got in a good workout! emoticon

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VONBLACKBIRD 3/12/2013 1:58PM

    Yes they are smart and I had just commented to my husband yesterday that the ground hog missed it this year.

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JENAE954 3/12/2013 1:43PM

  Love smart cats.

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DAWN14163 3/12/2013 1:36PM

    I most definitely would count it as fitness! Today's snowstorm was a bite on the bum, especially after last week's balmy sunshine. Fingers crossed that when it warms up again later this week it really will be the arrival of spring.

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4ANEWME2DAY 3/12/2013 1:24PM

    Pretty furbabies!! emoticon
In PA, there are subtle signs of spring. Must be patient.
There are still a few weeks until the weather breaks.

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JILLIEWILLIE1 3/12/2013 1:16PM

    LOL, cats! Look out groundhog, FANGFACEKITTY is looking for you!

That is quite the work out! I hoope you thaw out and enjoy you snow day! emoticon

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