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Ole Cuss    Posted 09-30-2001 at 03:25:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

Hank has himself a sumo cat but our local animal shelter has for adoption a 38-pound puddy tat. Reminds me of the time a few years ago when the shelter asked me to take a 66-pound beagle off their hands. She was unadoptable because of her size and could barely walk. With a strict diet and gradual exercise, I got her down to 42 pounds but never could get her down any lower. (I eased up on her diet when I caught her digging up and eating a dead dog.)

kathy    Posted 09-19-2003 at 17:59:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i wanna a megapet to take care of.

Susan    Posted 10-01-2001 at 08:05:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our house cat asks to go outside so she can drink frm the rain barrel (shrug).

magpie    Posted 10-01-2001 at 20:19:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Our cats like to go outside so they can get flattened on the highway. Why do cats have such a love of pavement?

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-02-2001 at 03:03:38       [Reply]  [No Email]

It's like we say about possums: they're those flat animals that live on highways.

IHank    Posted 09-30-2001 at 04:10:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ole Cuss- Things are shaping up so's I'll be out of the baby sitting "Baby" business soon. The gal next door is moving to live near her sweetie pie.

Baby is interesting in that she won't eat table food. Only thing she eats is dry cat food, with Purina hairball version being the favorite. Neighbor gal was over here yesterday a bit and grumble about the cat not much caring for some fancy brand she's got.

I couldn't help myself and had to rub it in about having an exclusive on having "Hank's Magic Cat Water". I don't understand it, but the cat drinks a margarine tub of water while here and don't pay much attention to the fancy water gadget at home.

But, it seems that all God's critters got their preferences and we humans just don't have a clue as to what they are. I used to put out fresh water for "Eric the Elkhound", he'd sniff it, then go drink from a mud puddle. Similar with the two Siam cats we once had, they'd drink out of the toilet and ignore the fancy cat water thing my wife had for 'em.

Ole Cuss, if you got any wisdom to offer here please do. Otherwise I gotta just accept these things as one of the mysteries of life. IHank

Ole Cuss    Posted 09-30-2001 at 06:35:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

No wisdom, just observations. They often like drinking out a "porcelain throne" or sink because the water is cooler. Plastic bowls may develop an off-taste or odor; also, if people fail to clean the water bowl periodically, then an admixture of saliva, hair, and scum in the water can be unappealing even to a dog or cat, which is saying something: I heard a comedian comment that he won't eat sushi because his dog won't eat it, and seeing that this is a creature that licks itself between its legs and sniffs fire hydrants, he's obliged to go with that opinion.

IHank    Posted 10-01-2001 at 17:29:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Ole Cuss- This afternoon was kinda sad here. "Baby", the sumo yellow tabby, was outside running around when I got home this afternoon. The movers and the neighbor gal apparently dumped her in the yard. A neighbor & I got her back in here and settled down into my "baby sitter" mode.

A little later the head mover guy came and demanded the cat be handed over because he was supposed to deliver it with the load of household stuff this evening. I discussed the options of leaving the cat here and letting the "busy ditch" come get it later, but he insisted it was his orders.

Anyway, tonite I just hope that another critter put at the mercy of people & handling made it to a new home. IHank

Ole Cuss    Posted 10-02-2001 at 03:08:28       [Reply]  [No Email]

I know what you mean. I hope they had a cage or box to put her in, because if she was running loose and causing a commotion or making a mess in the truck, it's highly probable they would have kicked her out en route, then told the owner later, "Oh, we couldn't find her when we were ready to leave." Even if that conceivably could happen, she might find her way back to you if she weren't too far away.

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