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12/17/17 8:52 P

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I got Orzo when he was 5. I had been told they hadn't had him out near dogs, but he always seemed to want to be with them when they came in the store (at a rescue place in Petco). Wasn't really so, I guess. I got Cassie a little over a month later and he beat her up. He is definitely the boss. They get along fine, but if he wants her to move, she moves. He doesn't hit her or anything, just either says something or walks to where she is.

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I always get tiny kittens, they are intuitively submissive, and allow the integration process to progress in that feline timeline I don't really understand. I have a friend who brought home a very small lab puppy, who submitted to the adult cat. They always got along famously, though it was funny to watch that huge dog take second place to the cat at all times.

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Mutt and Fancy have never really gotten along, but tolerate each other, well they use to. Fancy came up to Mutt while he was lying in the living room, Mutt didn't get up just pushed his nose out to her. Fancy swatted Mutt with her claws out. Mutt let out a yell and curled up in the back of his crate. Now anytime Fancy comes near him he stands up, glares at her and she goes running. I'm trying petting both at the same time, one on each side of me. Mutt pays no attention to Fancy, but Fancy glares at Mutt and makes unhappy noises. Not loud, but makes them.

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12/16/17 1:10 P

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I found out what is with Fancy and putting things in the dogs water bowl. I watched her. She put something in the water bowl, if it flooded she played with. Never getting her paws very wet. Sometimes grabbing it with her teeth, pitching it out and doing it all over. This continued till the thing sank, or she got her paw too wet, then she waited for me to take it out of the water bowl. If the thing sank right away she left it till I took it out of the water bowl and she found something else she wanted to see if it floated. In all my years, I have only had one other cat play in water and it was a osalot, the smallest of the big cats or the biggest of the small cats depending on who you read, anyway a wild cat that likes water.

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The lawn crew was here this morning to get rid of the last of the leaves. They walked on the roof which confused the cats, and the sound sent them to the basement. All is quiet now, they are back under the living room tree.

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12/13/17 11:48 P

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Oh, ouch. Orzo is fortunately far enough from the work going on around here. They were doing the roof next door. Cassie totally freaked out at that.

Orzo was cute this afternoon. I told him I got some more kitty litter, but had to leave it in the truck because my gut started acting up. He looked up and said "Mo" instead of his normal yowling. Normally he yowls loudly, Once in a while he will ask a question, like the time I called him in to give him a treat and he definitely asked me "what" as in What is it you want. Poor boy is about to be woke up because I can barely keep my eyes open and he is sleeping on my arm.



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The HVAC tech was here this morning, and Siobhan was in the basement when he walked in. She raced out slamming her body against the door frame in her rush. That had to hurt!

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12/12/17 7:23 P

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Sometimes you just wonder what they are thinking. Orzo will get the zoomies sometimes, but when he does he usually ends up in back of my big recliner that I want to reupolster, scratching the back of it.

I was reading something the other day about what the sounds cats make mean. I guess Orzo is always mad because that is what it says the yowl means. Nothing else. Orzo either yowls or purrs and the purr isn't always there. So I guess he must be mad most of the time and content once in a while. Somehow I think they have to come up with better meanings than that.



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12/12/17 9:34 A

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After a few days of cold weather when Fancy stayed curled up in a tight ball, even it the house, it is warmer today low was only 46. Fancy is running from one end of the house to the other, in and out of rooms, banging into the dog, it is like she is chasing something and is afraid of loosing it. DH and I were talking about when we took creative writing in school. What if the teacher said we had to write a short storie about what the cat saw and why it was running. The cat could be chasing something, running from something or late for a very important date.I love shorts, but am not a writer.

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12/12/17 7:03 A

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I put up the big tree yesterday. Rosie was fascinated with the process, but they still prefer to sleep beneath the small tree in the living room.

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12/6/17 8:55 P

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The Care Bears and Dale Earnhart tree sounds cute. Also like the idea of an angel tree. My little tree (probably 3 feet) has little satin balls and silver around it with a couple other ornaments and an angel that keeps falling off the top. I need to find all the angels that Rob has given everyone at church every year and put them on it. First I need to take it apart and dust it off or wash it off and find the burned out bulbs (or just put a new string of lights on since I can't find replacement bulbs around here). Orzo is really good at not bothering the tree, which is surprising because he loves to play with just about anything he can find.



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12/6/17 9:30 A

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We have two trees, One small one on the floor for the children and a large one for adults. The children can decorate their tree anyway they want anytime they want, sometimes twice a day. The adult trees has angles on it just angels. The Botton was metal angels. Sometimes little angels forget which tree they can decorate. Cat angels forget too. and yes they help with the decorating, or reason the tree needs decorated. I wish I had a picture, one year the little tree was half Care Bears and half Dale Ernhart Jr.

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I have plastic ornaments on the bottom half, the old glass ornaments are at the top. I used to have tassels, but the cats just LOVE pulling those things off.

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Don't you know that Christmas Trees in cat's homes have ornaments from halfway up the tree. Nothing on the bottom half. :



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The cats now spend all their sleeping time curled up under the living room tree. They love that fluffy batting! And,of course, they like pulling ornaments off and carrying them around.

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One year my sister found a baby osculate. The mother had been killed by poachers. No one told use how to care for the sweet thing is we just treated it like any other kitten, except they are kittens till they are 2 years old and weight 40 pounds, The first Christmas we had her, she ran up the Christmas tree and jumped off on who ever was standing near the tree. At that time she was about 20 pounds. Having a 20 pound kitten land on your shoulder is a new experience. I'm not sure how the tree took the abuse, we must have cut a strong one.

FYI we were not living in the States and there wasn't any electric, much less internet.

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I'll put up the two little trees this afternoon. The two older cats like to sleep under them on the batting, let's see how Rosie deals with it. She has a LOT more energy than they do.

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Hello December!!!

Wow, 2017 sure went by fast and here we are in it's last month! Let's not let the festive times dissuade us from our goals and continue to work on giving ourselves the ongoing gift of better health and fitness!! Happy December everyone!!!

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That's what my friend's Maine Coon always did from her nephew and nieces (that have several cats now). I don't know if he is running from her middle granddaughter now. Her other two cats hide from everyone. Minnie will come out and say hi to me. I don't know who else. She has always been pretty shy. Izzy won't come out for anyone, usually including my friend. She had decided my friend's son was hers, but when he got his own house he couldn't take her. She sometimes lets my friend pet her a little bit, but then she gets all pissy about it.



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My cats hid in the basement most of yesterday. When the two screaming grandchildren left, they came out and greeted the adults, including the two older teens who used to be screaming grandchildren.

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Always so nice when friend's cats greet you - shows they accept you as a member of their tribe. I love that little chirpy sound they sometimes make when they're saying emoticon


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I was at friends' today where they have either 4 or 5 cats now (adopted 3 or 4 when they were living in Florida and brought them home and already had 1 adopted here in Colorado). All of them are really shy, but today Finn came to say hi to me. Usually all their cats run from anyone other than family, even the one they had before bringing the new ones home and he wasn't so shy then.

Orzo, of course, was a little upset that I was at friends and not here at home. He met me at the door and did his little yowl there and following me all over the house. I let Cassie (dog) out of her crate and she is following me all over, too.



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I had the boys the other night and Fancy was under the bed. Then one of the boys found some yarn that wasn't were yarn belongs. I told him it was Fancy's yarn, so 2 boys each took a piece of yarn and the next thing I knew I had to boys and a cat racing from one end go the house to the other.

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The cats are out and about now, but will be hiding in the basement once the crowd arrives. I put food and water bowls down there, the second litter box is there, so they'll survive just fine.

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That's exactly what Fancy was doing, MARYALICE. I guess they think we weren't properly educated. emoticon

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11/21/17 8:44 A

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Maybe Fancy thought it was time for me to learn to catch a mouse.

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Back when my cats were indoor/outdoor cats, Praline brought in a live vole that proceeded to run around the house bleeding. Fortunately it screamed loudly enough for us to find it, grab it and toss it outdoors. Praline was highly offended.

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The mouse she brought me last night wasn't dead.

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MaryAlice, the Mighty Hunter is sharing her bounty with you!

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Oh, what a sweet kitty. I don't think I would like those presents, either. My friend's cat started bringing her mice a couple weeks ago, too. Hope that Orzo doesn't start doing that.



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Fancy has access to the porch, it is cat proof but not critter proof. Fancy has been catching things and putting them in my shoes. DD says it proofs how much she loves. So far I have found a mouse, ok a very small one, frogs, but mostly lizards. She brought me 3 this morning. I tried hiding my shoes after I found the mouse. Fancy didn't like not having my shoes, so she has an old pair. I know I have a present if the shoe in in the middle of the living room floor. I still shake out my shoes before I out them on since the mouse. Isn't there a better way of saying she loves me.

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She's persistent, isn't she. I am glad that Orzo doesn't do anything like that. My dogs, when they were puppies did, though. I have a $750 massage chair that they chewed all the cords to. The control also disappeared.

My first house cat kept stealing small items. I have a blown glass wishing well that she stole the bucket off of. I can't remember what all she stole, but I think there were earrings and such. I had a water bed with a bookcase headboard and she hid everything under that bookcase. I would like to find some way to use that headboard. It's so pretty, with mirror and roses.



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I had to do some fancy engineering. Rosie likes to chew on TV cables, so I wrapped them in duct tape, she doesn't like the feel of duct tape. The she started tugging on them to disconnect them from the cable box or surge protector, so I put the surge protector in a legal box and cut notches in the lid to let the cables through. Then she liked to sit on the box lid and wiggle it around to disconnect the cables. Yesterday I bought a dish drainer and taped it upside down on the box. She can't get on that, there's nothing for her feet to stand on. Let's see if she finally gives up and finds something else to harass.

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I am not a black Friday shopper either. They are always showing someone getting hurt at those. I did used to got o Black Friday at Family Christian Stores, but they changed the stuff from Black Friday to the week or two before Thanksgiving that I wanted. Now they are closed, so I can't get those things. Now I have to go hunting, but not that day.

Right now I am trying to knit a long winter scarf for a boy. I thought if I made something like that I would keep my costs low. NOT! I could buy one for less than the yarn costs and wouldn't have to spend several hours trying to learn how to knit and follow a pattern. Not sure what I can get for some of my friends. I did get crayons for some and will go to the dollar store for some coloring books. The younger ones I am not sure. Also not sure for family ones cause I can't get each member of all families something so get for couples.



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I'm not much on shopping in crowds. Some people are invigorated by the chaos, I find it frustrating.

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I never go out on Black Friday, but I will shop online or do Cyber Monday sales sometimes.

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While I was out shopping yesterday, my car overheated. The temp came down, but it sounded funny. We'll be taking my car to the shop after rush hour this morning,hopefully they can figure it out since it faded by the time I got home. This is a bad time to be worried about my car. It's nearly 13 years old, has 114,000 miles on it, but I LOVE that car!

I noticed that Best Buy is offering Black Friday discounts online. I can actually get a Black Friday deal this year! I don't ever brave the crush in the stores on Black Friday.

Everyone ready for next week?

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I hope he will settle down soon and you will be able to get him to a vet. We have foxes and coyotes and hawks here in the city, so I am afraid to let Orzo go outside at all. I am so glad that he took to that idea pretty well. He will wait by the back door when I let Cassie out and sometimes he acts like he wants to go out there, but when I tell him he has to stay inside he just turns back into the kitchen. He is a good boy that way. Hope that Chester will learn to trust you for his best interests.

Orzo has changed his "walk across mom in front of her computer" moves. He now starts on one side of me and gets on top of the back of the chair to cross over. I think "great, he got to the other side where he wants to be." No, he just wants to cross over to cross in front of me from the other side. Nut.



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Chester is front declawed and neutered, he must have belonged to somebody. He behaves almost exactly like my shy guy (Ghost). I don't know if it is because of his outdoor experiences or if he was abandoned because of his anxiety. I really want to get him to a vet, regardless.

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It's sad to see a cat suffer, but that is life in the wild. The cats eat the mice, and the foxes eat the cats. And the wolves eat all of them. I have to take care of my spoiled brood and understand that the food chain is God's will, even though I don't like it.

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Oh, that is sad, but you are trying to give him love and attention and maybe he will eventually come around. I hope whatever attacked him wasn't sick.

Orzo has been yowling at me since before 5:00 for his dinner. If I gave it to him now he would be yowling by me by 4;00 in the morning. I don't think I can manage getting up that early.



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Awhile ago I started getting an outdoor kitty visitor. I named him George, and he was quite friendly. I learned George was a barn cat from the neighborhood who was being sneaky and trying to get extra food from me. George thought we were a nice couple, though, and introduced another cat to our house. A very skittery orange boy I named Chester. George doesn't come by as often now, but Chester came by every night for dinner. I got him playing with a toy but he was too scared to let me touch him. One night Chester came by and was missing part of his ear, his tail was bent, and he had bloody mats. I think he got beat up by an opossum or coyote. It took a few nights but I got him eating inside the house...then shut the door on him. He's scared witless and doesn't trust me AT ALL now. I feel sick at how scared he must be, but we live near a highway, it's cold, and he got beat up by SOMETHING. I want to get him to a vet but he barely trusts the food I give him now. I'd just gotten him touching my hand when I did this and now I can't get near him. I feel awful. I know it should have been his choice to come in and stay, but what if the next fight wasn't just a missing ear tip and a broken tail?

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My cats will all be on the bed sometimes, usually two intertwined and the other a foot or so away. Rarely is there a pile of fur with three heads and tails.

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Orzo has to learn to look out for himself if he decides to go in on the big bed to be warm. When I go back through that room, Cassie will often jump onto the bed and she doesn't notice if Orzo is on it. He does usually move before she jumps. Sometimes he just stays in the way if she is coming indoors or something, though, and that can be a problem. I keep telling him to move and her to be careful, but it doesn't always work.

He had sun today, so was happy.



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My cats move around the house looking for sunny patches, and move with the sun. When there IS sun, not so much in the last few days. They crawl into blankets when there is no sun. Gotta be careful of any bump in the blankets, there is a cat underneath.

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Orzo isn't supposed to get on the counters or kitchen table, either, but I know he does whenever he has room to. He used to get into the sink and get stuff out and throw it on the floor and then the dog got to it.

He has his food on the counter in the bathroom. He has decided everything should be in one particular dish. He even wouldn't eat his treats until I put them in that dish.

Orzo's sunning table is in the living room. When I found out he would keep getting up there I put a folded towel on it and moved the Christmas cactus so there is room for him to lay in front of it closer to the window. He hasn't been near it today, though. It is too cold and I don't think we had even one second of sun today. So he has stayed on my lap all day.



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Mr. Brian loves to stretch out on our kitchen table in the sun. I,ve given up trying to keep him off, so now put newspaper on the table top. When we're eating at the table, he sits on the kitchen stool and watches for falling "treats" - so cute. Once in awhile, he'll take a fit, jump from his cat tree to the top of the fridge and up to the tops of the cupboards where he'll glare down at the world like a mountain cougar. Who knows what goes on in those little brains? emoticon

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My cats aren't allowed on the kitchen counter, the only place in the house forbidden to them, but that doesn't keep them off. When they hear me approaching they jump down. I can tell which cat, I know each little butt and tail. They just sit and look at me innocently: "Who, me???"

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Orzo didn't let me sleep today. He wanted breakfast before 6:00. This evening I was napping and he started his yowling at about 6:00 and kept it up until I locked him in the bathroom. I did feed a little early, then he came and started yowling as soon as he finished eating. Not nice. He wants Cassie to go out for her last potty break so that he can get his dental treats.



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No they didn't let me sleep, but that's OK. We all recovered quickly. I didn't feed them until the clock said it was time, and they didn't mind that. In 2 1/2 weeks it will be Thanksgiving, and they'll have strangers in their house. They REALLY don't like that.

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Nell, did they let you sleep?

Orzo didn't have a chance to wake me up. For some reason I woke up earlier than he did. Of course, I've been sleepy all day. I'm wondering how he will be with supper. So far he is quiet.



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I wonder if the cats will let me sleep another hour tomorrow?

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Happy Weekend and ...



(WooHoo - We get back that hour of sleep we lost that Spring!)

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My previous cats never used their claws on people, except when we tried to trim April's. Then she would claw and bite. The only thing April clawed on was my good massage chair which I really want to recover. Well, that and my Annie's pups.

Orzo was considered to be 5 when I got him and who knows what happened in his past. One wouldn't think he was abused, though. He has been so loving since 10 minutes after my friend went home after we brought him home. Before that he was just checking out the house. He liked my friend better than me, but now he just loves me. Still likes her and just about everyone else who comes in the house except he's not sure about young kids. I even have to lock him up when the plumber comes or he will keep bothering him the entire time he is here.



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I am so glad my cats are declawed! I had it done when they were 4 months old by a vet who does a million declaws. It protects my skin and my (expensive) furniture. And they don't care, they still "sharpen" their paws on their favorite furniture and race around after each other. Cats knead their paws, that's what they do. It just doesn't hurt me anymore.

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Fancy must like your dogs, leaving them presents all the time.

I wish Orzo knew to keep his claws in. He has recently been digging at the blanket over my stomach, and he uses those claws when he does. Also uses them to "knead" on me and I can't get him to stop.



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Fancy has this thing about putting things in the dog water bowl. Most of the time is is a leaf, trash or piece of kitty kibble. I'm always checking the dogs water. This morning the water was purple. She had found a blueberry DH had dropped and put it in the water.

I had chosen Fancy at the pound because she grabbed me, well she grabs me every chance she gets, my wrist, ankle makes no difference to her. She doesn't bother DH or anyone else, but grabs me whenever I walk by, At least she knows to keep her claws in.

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Rue was too busy doing kitten things to do her usual morning cuddle routine this morning, so she sent Oz in as a substitute cuddler. When he left Ghost came by to do a survey of my cuddle experience.

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Orzo went crazy running around the house this morning after breakfast. He hasn't done that for a long time. He just kept running up and down the hall, to his scratching posts and finally to the back of my one chair that he started scratching on and I had to yell at him. I don't know how to get him to stop that, but guess he figures since someone else did it before he has a right to, too. April, my first house cat, found that to be the only furniture she would scratch and my dogs, when they were puppies, also scratched it. I want to recover it so I can get it out here and use it instead of the others. Will move the one I am in now to the other side of the room and the Big Lots one I will get rid of.

Orzo has decided he can only eat out of one of his bowls so I have been putting some of his dry food in it and then putting the canned food in with it. He will even eat the dry after the canned has been gone for a while. But he won't eat the dry from its usual dish. He will drink water from any "dog" dish (the 2 qt stainless ones).



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Rosie woke us up at 5:45 yowling. I guess she wanted fresh water. She prefers water fresh from the tap and isn't shy about demanding it.

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Nell I think my cat is a queen and she lets me live in her place if I feed her and keep the litter box clean. DH tells me that the ancient Egyptians thought cats were gods and we have a cat that is trying to remind us this is her temple.

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LOL, so true of cats!!!

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Every day is Cat Day in our house. Er, THEIR house. I just live here to serve.

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Its' been up and down weather here lately. I guess it was really cold for Orzo this morning. I didn't know where he was and called to him. He popped up from a spot on the bed where he was almost covered. After he got down and let me know where he was, he went back and made a next in the covers and burrowed down in it. There is finally a little sun coming in, so he is in the other chair in the spot of sun on it.



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I love the fall season! Cooler weather is finally headed our way!
Buddy is spending time on his heating pad at night. Often he will warm up for an hour or two then go get in his bed in front of the window.

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Cats can certainly make their opinions known!

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I was gone for 3 days. Fancy made it very clear what she thought about this. I came home to all my shoes in the middle of the living room floor, nothing on any table, chair, counter or bookcase. Even things I thought were to big for her to move were on the floor. The house was a disaster zone. Last night she curled up with me when I went to bed and this morning she watched me put everything back where it belongs the went and cured up on the bed.

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I am fortunate that Orzo obeyed after I told him he couldn't play with my yarn. That and not going outside. Otherwise he doesn't do what I ask. He does what he wants.

I have one of those cases somewhere that you put the yarn in, but I can't find it right now. I don't think it will be big enough for the Super Saver yarn that I am using. anymore I just use one of those reusable shopping bags. It will fit the blanket and all its parts (since this one is made with 117 motifs and put into 13 squares, then the 13 squares joined to form the blanket with one pocket in the middle bottom of those to put the rest of the blanket in. I'm to the point of joining the squares, so have more of it on my lap at a time. And Orzo doesn't want me working on it, I don't think.



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Rose was Mom's mother's name, and of one of Mom's sisters. I don't think anyone ever called either one of them Rosie, though.

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My cat has the same name as yours, Rosey, because she has such a Rosey disposition.

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When I crochet, I have to keep the yarn in a little bucket by my feet and just pull it up as I work. Otherwise Rosie will go crazy watching the yarn move, and try to eat it. I have another crochet blanket next to me on the sofa, they can lie on that and watch.

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I am also working on a baby blanket by crochet. My cat was mad at me on Sunday because I had the yarn in my lap instead of her. I finally moved the yarn so she could sit on my lap. she sat there for about 3 minutes then she sat on my work and wouldn't move. So I quit and just paid attention to her.

This morning she laid on the bathroom floor in front of our small heater. She must have been cold.

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Yeah, that really scared me. He doesn't pay much attention to "no." I pushed him back with my foot. He didn't think that was so nice and pouted, but he stayed away from the oven. Then Cassie kept getting in the way of the oven door, but she finally moved back when I kept getting after her.

Today is cold so Orzo has been more insistent on sitting on the center of my lap while I am doing things or else walking across me and trying to lay on my crocheting. It is really hard to work on that baby blanket with a cat on top of it and I keep getting confused where I am.



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My kitty is always trying to look in the oven when I am getting things out. I just yell no and she backs off. I'm afraid she will try to jump on the oven door that is why I yell no. She just looks at me funny and stands there. She is too cute and I just get so scared!

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Yeah, I get nervous about cats in the kitchen. I try to keep them out when I'm working. Too many opportunities for disaster.

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Well, Orzo proved how dumb he could be tonight. I was baking a pizza and went to take it out. 400 degree oven and he decides to rub on the oven door. Fortunately I think I got him on time so he didn't burn himself.

Got my storm door painting finished as far as I could and put the windows back in so it will keep it a little warmer tonight. Found out the frame is coming off the house and now the storm door will only open about 8 inches. Can't seem to win for losing.





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The cats drove us nuts for about an hour after we got home, running underfoot and yelling, but they are back to normal now. When I give them wet food tonight, all will be forgiven.

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Sounds like Fancy is bossier than Orzo. He does tell me when to get up, when to feed, and I think what he is doing is telling me to go to bed after he has eaten his evening canned food. He yowls at me the same way he does when I am supposed to feed him and Cassie.

I had a cat at the barn who would sit watching us eat lunch and when we would try to eat a potato chip he would wait till it was right up to our mouths and reach up with his paw and knock it out and onto the floor. Then wait for the next one.



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10/7/17 9:21 A

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We have been told off a few times for being gone too long

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W're heading out of town for a day, less than 24 hours, but the cats will not like it. They are used to two retired people at their beck and call.

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Fancy thinks I have a lao for one reason and while she is in it I should be doing one thing and that is petting her. She will knock my e reader out of my hand, reach up with her paw and type on my keyboard. Anything to get me to pay attention to her.

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Anyone else have a cat that walks across theme very 2 minutes? I can't get Orzo to stay still at all. He has also decided that if I leave the chair and set my computer down on it to keep my place, he will sit directly on the computer. He locked it on me the other day.



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I got a call yesterday from the vet reminding me to make a dental appointment for one of my cats. I hate taking cats to the vet because they hate it. When I just take one, not only is that one cat miserable, the other two treat her badly for a few days. It's easy to put it off.

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I have wall vents, too, but if Orzo or Cassie sit in front of them they block them, too, because they are low. He is sitting in front of the space heater, though. I need them because the furnace has to be turned up so high to warm the house. Then it turns on every 5 seconds if it is turned up high enough get it to turn on at all.

Here in the living room I am under a blanket and my left arm is warm because Orzo is lying on it. Tonight I have a heating pad in back of me so I am keeping my back warm. My right arm and hands are cold, though. I need some kind of gloves that I can actually type in. It will warm back up in June for a few months, so just have to stay bundled somehow.



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Darlene, I'm glad my vents are wall vents. They can sit under them, but not block them.

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Orzo keeps stealing my heat. He thinks that I can't see him sneaking over to the space heater where he gets so close the heat can't get around him. I slide him back from it, but he is like a little kid and gets very low or just stays in his sit and slinks closer to the heater and blocks the heat from coming out. It gets so cold that if I'm not under a blanket I am freezing. Most of the time Orzo is lying on my lap or curled up on my bed in back of my knees or between one knee and the other leg. He needs warmth too.



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We are cooler too. Low 70's at 5:30 this morning. High might only be 90

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And a chilly start to October it is!!

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Happy October!!!

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Motivation gets you started, habit keeps you going!

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I have a couple of cat toy baskets, but the one they like the most is a pretty ceramic bowl on my dining room table. ( it's an expensive bowl on a custom cherry dining table,but oh well). It is filled with little fuzzy balls and tassels from Joann Fabric, and a bunch of pipe cleans twisted into corkscrews. They like to just dump them onto the floor, one by one, occasionally they'll knock them around until they get under a piece of furniture and have to be rescued. It's pretty funny, one cat will drop them, the other two just watch as they hit the floor, give them a sniff and await the next addition.

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