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Angry beast

We had to take the little beast to the vet today. He’s okay – it’s time for his one-year booster shots. He’s more like a year and a half, but let’s not quibble.

Oh, he was not a happy beast. The sounds coming out of the carrier were angry kitty sounds, not scared kitty sounds. This one has a lovely temperament, but he sulks and holds grudges.

So did Charlotte. It’s either a black-and-white cat thing, or a feral thing.


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 21, 2019, 9:50 pm

Cat hands!
I love the squiggles that make up the fur – when you don’t ‘look’ at them they look very fur like – when you examine them in detail they’re squiggles.

When I draw things like that – they ALWAYS look like squiggles and they NEVER look like fur (or leaves, or grass or clouds or….)

Comment from Uncle Al
Time: October 22, 2019, 12:06 am

Hmm. Independent claws in active voice.

Comment from tomfrompv
Time: October 22, 2019, 12:33 am

Does he give you “the back?” Our cat would come back from the vet, sit about 10 feet away but with his back turned. For the rest of the day. un-pettable.

We could not let him see us getting his carrier either; once he got a glimpse, he disappeared. First grab him then stuff him into the carrier.

But at the vet, you had to pry him out of the carrier. Cats.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 22, 2019, 4:14 am

We’ve just come back a few days ago from a trip to Maine to view the leaves and eat some lobster. Both our cats ended up at the Vets for boarding for a week. Our old girl, some 8 pounds of gentleness has boarded there many times over the years and she and the groomer have a thing going where she gets carried around all day by the groomer. So, it’s like a week at the spa for her, and we sometimes suspect she likes boarding better than being home as she gets alllllllll the attention a princess could want.

However, our new boy – now a year old and weighing in at more than 16 pounds- was making his first stay away from home since we got him at the animal shelter…. things did not go well. He made no friends and had to stay in his cage after he bit somebody. He yowled constantly but then hissed at whoever came to see what the hell his problem was this time. The staff told us they were as happy to see him go home as he was to leave.

On his first day home, he was a total stumble-cat, afraid to get more than 6 inches away from Mrs Vegetable’s feet for fear that he might be kidnapped again.

Comment from Some Vegetable
Time: October 22, 2019, 2:10 pm

Fat Cat is leading a protest movement at the house this morning:

“What do we want?”


“When do we want it?”


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: October 22, 2019, 6:30 pm

“Fat Cat is leading a protest movement at the house this morning:
“What do we want?”
“When do we want it?”

All right, where do you have the camera? Talk! Where!

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