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You can have mine, I'm sick of the furry bastard

Author Topic: The Chronicles of Pete  (Read 54565 times)

Wowbagger

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2014, 06:28:14 pm »
You are right, it isn't being cleaned out often enough. It's one of the jobs that gets left when two busy teachers have two small children and one of those teachers, due to injuries sustained when giving birth, is in constant pain and is incapable of lifting anything of greater mass than a wet teabag without risking further injury.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #26 on: July 03, 2014, 10:38:19 pm »
When I was a kid, we had Tiptoes, the best, but fiercest and frankly most psychopathic cat in the world. My parents didn't have him neutered - they were going to, but then my dad had the snip and decided it was unfair to put the cat through the pain when it had no way of understanding what was going on. I think they regretted that decision, because he was roughly the size of a tiger cub, extremely fierce, and sprayed a lot. But he was the most bestest cat ever, and is the reason I now can't resist a cat in dinner jacket.  ;D
;D Sounds like you'd be an ideal owner for Pete after Tiptoes' rigorous training.

Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #27 on: July 04, 2014, 11:33:35 am »
People don't get cats.

Cats get new servants.
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #28 on: July 04, 2014, 04:01:09 pm »
I've just spunked £160 on cat flap, cat carrier, cat bed, cat litter tray, cat litter, bowls, placemat and spork.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2014, 04:09:24 pm »
So you're getting a tortoise then :)
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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #30 on: July 04, 2014, 10:19:19 pm »
I've just spunked £160 on cat flap, cat carrier, cat bed, cat litter tray, cat litter, bowls, placemat and spork.

Cat bed ?    _You_ are the cat bed.................  ;D

if you are very unfortunate also the litter tray!
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2014, 10:36:46 pm »
But sometimes I have to go to work.  ;D I got one of the igloo types to offer protection from draughts.

I'm going to go have a look at Pete this weekend and see if he picks me. Lothian Cat Rescue have just put a video of him on their facebook page.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Basil

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2014, 11:08:43 pm »
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Kim

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #33 on: July 04, 2014, 11:13:40 pm »
Is that real?  What did it have to say for itself?  Are you a great mouse detective?
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Basil

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #34 on: July 04, 2014, 11:18:25 pm »
Is that real?  What did it have to say for itself?  Are you a great mouse detective?

Dunno.  It just wandered into my twitter feed.
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #35 on: July 05, 2014, 05:03:05 pm »
I met Pete today. He let me pick him up for a cuddle, and he kissed my nose. He's taking possession of me on Monday or Tuesday.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #36 on: July 05, 2014, 07:30:03 pm »
I've just spunked £160 on cat flap, cat carrier, cat bed, cat litter tray, cat litter, bowls, placemat and spork.

And the furry bugger will still prefer to sleep in the empty boxes of everything you ever buy online.  Or the bath. Or maybe the sink.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #37 on: July 05, 2014, 07:42:13 pm »
I know. And he'll ignore the toys in favour of destroying my plants. And he'll probably end up on that pets of shame tumblr of cats who just watched while mice ate their cat food.

Any second thoughts I might have had about getting a cat when there are so many reasons not to were banished forever when I got home and spent 20 minutes hoovering up mouse shit, including from inside my favourite boots.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


red marley

Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2014, 08:04:19 pm »
Mouse shit in your boots? Cats can do better than that.


barakta

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #39 on: July 05, 2014, 08:54:34 pm »
Huzzah to your tobe enslavement!

Gattopardo

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #40 on: July 06, 2014, 03:18:06 am »
Mouse traps are easier...

Jaded

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #41 on: July 06, 2014, 03:45:33 am »
Pete deserves you  :thumbsup:
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #42 on: July 06, 2014, 09:12:28 am »
Mouse traps are easier...
Ten years of mouse infestation and if only someone had suggested that before! What a fool I've been!
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #43 on: July 06, 2014, 09:53:17 am »
Mouse traps are easier...
Ten years of mouse infestation and if only someone had suggested that before! What a fool I've been!

Wait until you find his first headless gift to you hidden under a pillow  ;D
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Basil

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2014, 10:06:44 am »
I believe that it was someone here on yacf who noted cats' natural sense of Fair Play, in that they would always only eat half of a mouse, thus giving the other half a chance to still run away.  ;D
Quote from: Kim
And remember that friends who organise things on Facebook aren't proper friends anyway.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2014, 10:38:38 am »
Mouse traps are easier...
Ten years of mouse infestation and if only someone had suggested that before! What a fool I've been!

Wait until you find his first headless gift to you hidden under a pillow  ;D

I have decided he's not allowed in the bedroom. I think the only chance I have of not dying of allergies is if I keep him out of the bedroom altogether. Also, I don't like being woken up at 4am by cats jumping on my head.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Kim

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2014, 12:35:12 pm »
Mouse traps are easier...
Ten years of mouse infestation and if only someone had suggested that before! What a fool I've been!

Wait until you find his first headless gift to you hidden under a pillow  ;D

I have decided he's not allowed in the bedroom. I think the only chance I have of not dying of allergies is if I keep him out of the bedroom altogether. Also, I don't like being woken up at 4am by cats jumping on my head.

This seems sensible.

May I also suggest an evening feeding time?  That way he's marginally less likely to pester you in the morning (traditionally by shredding the carpet outside the bedroom door, if they can't jump on your head).
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Vince

  • Can't climb; won't climb
Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2014, 12:44:56 pm »
I have decided he's not allowed in the bedroom. I think the only chance I have of not dying of allergies is if I keep him out of the bedroom altogether. Also, I don't like being woken up at 4am by cats jumping on my head.

You think you will be in charge?
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Julian

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2014, 01:17:21 pm »
We keep the bedroom door shut. 

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Shall I get a cat?
« Reply #49 on: July 06, 2014, 01:19:48 pm »
This seems sensible.

May I also suggest an evening feeding time?  That way he's marginally less likely to pester you in the morning (traditionally by shredding the carpet outside the bedroom door, if they can't jump on your head).
I have already foiled his evil plans by not having any carpets.  :demon: The shelter say they feed him morning and evening, so I'll carry on that way. The good thing is, because the shelter feed the cats on whatever cat food people have donated, none of the cats get the chance to be fussy. So my plan is to buy several varieties of food and alternate them so he doesn't get used to one thing and start turning his nose up at the cheaper varieties.  ;D
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.