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02 August 2010 @ 12:14 pm
I need some cheering up (life sucks, ya know!) so ....  
if you have one (more than one) ... post a picture of your pet, share an amusing anecdote! Make the world smile! (Or just me, LOL!) Here are my three babies.



This is Dakota! -- I was sitting around reading when the light suddenly turned off in the kitchen. I looked up and Dakota was sitting in the chair by the kitchen, but nowhere near the light switch. I walked over and checked the switch, and it was off. Hmm, I flicked it back on, and went to sit down and read some more. A few seconds later, light goes off. I look up, and this time Dakota is sitting on the top of the chair, paw on the light switch. The little bugger had been the one turning it off.



This is Doyle and Burl (Doyle's the grey/Burl the orange) -- Amusing anecdote time! I went away for two weeks vacation, and my best friend/roommate took care of my cats for me (I had these two at the time). Burl would get out a lot, but he always came home within three hours. When my BFF picked me up from the airport, she told me that Burl got out the first day, and while she'd seen him show up a time or two, he never came close enough to get him. Did I mention it had been two weeks? Oh, and today was my birthday?! Naturally, I was upset/depressed/etc. you name it. I got home, cried up in my room, and then I heard a meow-ing. I ran downstairs, calling out Burl's name ... and there he was. He calmly walked across the porch and into the house. He'd been waiting for me to come home before returning. Awww.

Hmm, I honestly don't have one specific Doyle anecdote, he just amuses me endlessly. I call him my Gumby cat because if I pick him up, he shapes his body to fit completely against mine.

Crazy cats!
 
 
 
Kelly: Bela catlavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 04:24 pm (UTC)
MY CATS SLEEP ON THE MICROWAVE TOO! WHY DO THEY DO THIS?!
Arabian: Dr Who (9) - WTFarabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:26 pm (UTC)
BECAUSE THEY ARE WEIRD AND AWESOME! (And then they glare at you when you have the effrontery to open the microwave door and disturb their paw placement!)
Vickie: Samsarcasticcheese on August 2nd, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
This is my Samwise



I got him from a rescue organization a little over 4 1/2 years ago. He was a puppy mill dog, a little skinny, well socialized, but had no idea what to do with toys. He was the best $200 I ever spent, he's my child and I can't imagine my life without him.

He's still not big into toys (he only has one that he plays with and he doesn't do it very often or for very long), but is addicted to Greenies. They are his crack.

An anecdote? Hmmm. Sam's mortal enemy is the squirrel. If he's outside and one happens to come into his yard, he will chase it all over the yard, barking at it, as fast as his short little legs will take him. He's ferocious. And it's hysterical, because he's so little (about 11.5 pounds) and is so laid back, that when he moves that fast it's nearly shocking!

And he loves the sun.
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Edited at 2010-08-02 04:33 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC)
Aww, you officially made me smile. Well, Sam did. Loved the twinkling chimes while he squirmed in the hot grass, basking in the sun. And good on you, rescuing him (Ian would be proud, LOL!).

Dogs and squirrels, so hysterical the way they are! HEE!
Vickie: Ian 3sarcasticcheese on August 2nd, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
AWWWW! YAY!

I will always go rescue now. There are just too many good dogs (and cats) that need homes. I'm actually thinking about getting Samwise a companion, and will most definitely do rescue again.

Also, your babies are beautiful!

Edited at 2010-08-02 04:47 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Ian Somerhalder04arabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:53 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I haven't gone to rescue homes, I actually just rescue them myself. Doyle I did get from a friend, but Burl and Dakota (who was a wee baby -- couldn't have been more than 8 weeks) were abandoned, starving on the streets.
Vickie: Ian 4sarcasticcheese on August 3rd, 2010 12:39 pm (UTC)
Awwww, that is so great! :) I love kitties too, but have developed allergies to them in my old age. I used to live with two of them and was fine, but as soon as I moved out, they flared up. They're manageable though, I just get sneezy and itchy eyes and Benadryl works just fine.

I actually went through Petfinder.com and found Sam that way. The rescue organization was very thorough (I had to fill out an application, go through an interview and an initial meeting with the foster mom and Sam). I beat out 4 other families to get Sam. :)
Kelly: Puppy OTPlavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, and kitty pictures! (Links cuz they're pretty large)

Rachel
Rachel and Sarina
Rachel and Giz
Moar Rachel
Dryer cat
Dryer cats
Arabian: Doylearabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:38 pm (UTC)
Aww, Rachel looks a little like my Burl!! I love the blinds one (and the dryer one, but especially the blinds one). Ah, so precious.
Kelly: Annie Adorablelavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 04:42 pm (UTC)
Orange kitties unite!

The blinds thing was pretty adorable until she ended up breaking them.
Arabian: Annie02arabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:46 pm (UTC)
Adorable, yes, but irritating as hell. I have to replace my blinds (after taping them back together, etc. for three years) because the three of them can just NOT resist them, LOL! Alas, they are custom-cut ones, so it's not like I can just go to Wal-Mart and buy a replacement set for a couple of bucks. Sigh.

I love my cats. I love my cats. I love my cats.
Kelly: Nina Offendedlavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly. Luckily we have verticals now, so they're at least a little bit more cat-resistant. Of course, Rachel's new spot to lay is my underwear drawer, so...
Arabian: Nina Dobrev & Matt Davisarabian on August 2nd, 2010 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I imagine that would be a lot easier to handle cat-wise. Heh! underwear drawer? Good one. Hmm, craziest spots for my boys? Burl will sleep in the bathroom sink. And Doyle had a period there where he would sleep in the bathtub.
Kelly: Candice Nina BFFlavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Rachel tends to like to sleep on tall things when she's not sleeping on my underwear. The tops of the TVs, bookshelves, the fridge. I think she's overcompensating for being short.
Vickie: Samsarcasticcheese on August 2nd, 2010 04:48 pm (UTC)
CUTE BAY-BEEEES!
Kelly: Jared so cutelavendergaia on August 2nd, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Rachel has realized that she's being talked about, now she's here to be an attention whore.
I deny your reality, and write my own: Fispaceanjl on August 2nd, 2010 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hopefully, the post icon should be my girlie...

Five and half kilos of Maine Coon. When she sits on you, you know that you have been sat.

She has a mortal fear of parsnips. Don't ask me why....

Arabian: Doylearabian on August 2nd, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
Hee! BIG BABY! Very cute.

Parsnips, huh? Okay then. :)
I deny your reality, and write my ownspaceanjl on August 2nd, 2010 08:00 pm (UTC)
Weird cat is weird...

She is doing her best impression of a throw at the moment, and totally owning the sofa. :)
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I deny your reality, and write my own: Fispaceanjl on August 3rd, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)
Fi is on the dainty side for a Maine Coon, it is true :)

When we collected her (she's an ex-breeding queen) there was one MC tom, and honestly, it was huge, just this hulking mass of yellow eyes and black fur. The fact that it was sprawled out like a rug detracted slightly from the scary, but only slightly. This thing looked like it could take down wildebeest.
But you can call me Bowie: calvin & hobbes 2isiscaughey on August 2nd, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
I never get tired of talking about my cat, Morpheus (named for the Sandman comics). I rescued him when he was a baby, but now he's 7 and very spoiled. Because he's all black, it can be hard to get good pictures of him, but here are a couple:


He loves boxes.

Morpheus has thumbs
He's polydactyl, and we joke about his opposable thumbs all the time.

He's ridiculously social and cuddly- he loves being held, he spoons me at night, and he follows me around the house.

Edited at 2010-08-02 07:00 pm (UTC)
Arabian: Doylearabian on August 2nd, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Aww, spoons you at night. Sigh, my cats show up there all the time at night, but alas, never stick around. I want a cat who will sleep with me, dangit! Lucky you. Very cute, and boxes? Really are a cat's best friend. :)
But you can call me Bowie: stock: cat looking upisiscaughey on August 2nd, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
Three on the bed at once must feel a bit crowded at times. How old are they? Morpheus didn't start sleeping with me at night until he was about 5 or 6 (he's mellowed a lot with age).

Oh, and how was getting a third cat when you already had two? We're thinking about adopting a second one.
Robyncakesbitterbird on August 2nd, 2010 09:26 pm (UTC)
oh wow Dakota looks so much like my cat, Pancakes
http://twitpic.com/1z7az5
Arabian: NinaDobrev04arabian on August 2nd, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC)
Wow, yes he does!!
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Arabian: Doylearabian on August 2nd, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'll send them your regards, LOL!

Cats are crazy, crazy fun. I worships them. :D
Cindy: alice animated with dinacorpsebride05 on August 3rd, 2010 01:52 am (UTC)
Here's my little Catarina! She loves to lick my nose! She demands that I rub her tummy at least once a day. She gets in bed with me and she positions herself and she's so happy. When I get tired of rubbing her belly she leans her head back as if to say, "Hey, why did you stop!" She's very spoiled! She's my little cuddle-bug!

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And here's Peanut! He's also very spoiled! He talks a lot. He loves Catarina but she hates him. She tries to scratch him. I can't leave them alone together. Peanut loves to have one of his back feet held up in the air! It's very strange!



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Arabian: Doylearabian on August 4th, 2010 02:18 am (UTC)
Lordy, I love spoiled cats, LOL! Yeah, my baby, Dakota, keeps me the most plaintive cry and looks up at me whenever I stop petting her.

Love how Peanut is just looking straight up at the camera when you took the pic. Hee!
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Arabian: A/J -Squee!arabian on August 4th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Oh, Alice was probably fully grown when Oscar was introduced to the household. Most cats who are grown when puppies enter a home tend to be blase about them. As the puppies get bigger they still think of the cats as "bigger" than them, and so when the cat actually fights back, they freak out. It's always so funny when it happens! :)
theyellow_daisy: Rosegleetheyellow_daisy on August 3rd, 2010 07:47 am (UTC)
You've got gorgeous kitties!! *GLEE*!!
Arabian: Rose_smilearabian on August 4th, 2010 02:35 am (UTC)
Thank you, yes, I do! :D
I deny your reality, and write my own: Fispaceanjl on August 3rd, 2010 08:18 am (UTC)
So, this morning, I was dozing in bed, with the consciousness that there was a warm purriness down by my feet. I was brought into full wakefulness by madam stretching, rolling...and promptly falling off the bed headfirst.

It's the expression that says 'yeah, I totally meant to do that, it's all cool' that's the best bit...

Arabian: Doylearabian on August 4th, 2010 02:36 am (UTC)
LMAO!! God, when my big boy, Doyle, does that, he can't pull off the "I meant to do that." He always looks like "WTF!?!?!" and then completely disgruntled. Most graceless cat ever, LOL!
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Arabian: TVarabian on August 4th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
BEE-YOO-TI-FUL!!! What a gorgeous, gorgeous kitty.

Aww, I love when cats are clingy (even if they are *literally* clingy) because they're just so dang adorable!
Arabian: Allison Janneyarabian on August 4th, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
So beautiful! I got a big ole' smile on my face when I clicked the link. What a gorgeous baby. :D
killingfrost87killingfrost87 on August 4th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
I love that dog so much it's not even funny.


::hugs:: Hope you're feeling a tad better
logicisfailing: poetlogicisfailing on August 11th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
Cuute! I love it when pets can sense you're upset and come to cheer you up.

BTW: have you been watching S2 of Hawthorne?
Arabian: TVarabian on August 11th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
I stopped after the 2nd episode of the season. I was very, very disappointed with how they handled Christina/Tom. Too fast, too rushed, too what the what?!?!? Plus, the other stories just don't interest me. Ah well. A waste of really good chemistry and acting.
logicisfailinglogicisfailing on August 13th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC)
I know what you mean...the end of one episode Christina chickens out and cancels the date...and the very next episode they're hapily dating - I was like whaaat now, did I miss something? An episode or two after that Tom asks her to marry him and I was even more WTH?? Other than the T/C thing (which is like watching a painful trainwreck in slow motion) I thought last week's ep was pretty good. I'd skipped the week before because I just couldn't take it anymore but was pleasently surprised when I was sucked into last week's ep and actually liked it.

BTW, have you watched S3 of Chuck? I ran out of steam after the Olympics and stopped watching, but in the last few days marathoned the rest of S3 and it was pretty awesome.
Arabian: Chuck&Sarah03arabian on August 13th, 2010 06:27 pm (UTC)
Hmm, it was more than 2 episodes then. The last episode I watched was when they slept together. It was just sooo badly handled.

Yes, I started watching Chuck DVRed after I watched the first two seasons. I hope they have a great ending when it does go, because man, the episode on the train would have been THE perfect Chuck ending.
logicisfailing: poetlogicisfailing on August 11th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC)
Also: you've probably already seen this before but it's amusing and cat related, so...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0ffwDYo00Q
Arabian: Doylearabian on August 11th, 2010 03:10 pm (UTC)
Heh! My cats aren't that evil, LOL!, but this morning, one of them was certainly doing the crying thing in my face. I've so been there, hah!