It’s an On Again Off Again Relationship

What a couple. In their current relationship, they’re on, then they’re off, and they’re back on again. Wire they always switching? It’s almost revolting. It’s time to pull the plug.

He’s not very grounded. At first he refused, then he couldn’t resistor.

Shocking, Bootsie. Way to socket to us, Shirley S.



  1. WendyLady says:

    Their relationship is to say the least, electrifying.

  2. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY kittayes!!!!

    (I guess light switches are fine, as well. )

  3. lol… pyrit – how long did it take you to come up with all that? 🙂

    and cute kitten!!

  4. All the while, kitteh is repeating “There is no place like Ohm!”

  5. It’s a new breed of cat for the 21rst century. It’s called the Ecolo-cat.

    Here you can see the Ecolo-cat reminding his owner to always turn off the light when he leaves the room.

  6. mindadale says:

    Oh, a kitty who will wear a harness without acting like s/he’s being tortured! I’m jealous.

  7. No matter the number of Joules he bought her in his attempts to transformer perception, she always saw him as trouble.

  8. The Little Myrmidon says:

    To quote “Laugh-In”, “It may look like an outlet to you but it’s a socket to me.”

  9. Pyrit, well done.

    I think I’m most impressed by that kitten. That chair looks like it’s next to a door so they dragged the chair over to the wall to do this! Or maybe their owner moved it and they took charge of the situation. So to speak.

  10. Bootsie???

    Like Bootsy?

  11. Your comments were amped, yet the tingle of the shock was electrifying.
    The voltage was low or the kitten would have a spazzed look

  12. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooh, pyrit ! On the second or twelfth reading (I’ve forgotten which one I’m on 🙂 )
    I realized another possible adjustment….
    You could also introduce the first line, by saying “Watt a couple …” !!??

  13. Fird Birfle says:

    heh heh

  14. my first thought too! wondered if kitteh had a brother named Collins!

  15. “Let’s use this dimmer switch to change the mood in the Mod Lounge…”

  16. Looks like someone needs to be enlightened.

  17. I don’t think you can change the mood of the Mod Lounge, it is always groooooovy.

  18. And George, and Maceo and Catfish (Bootsy’s brother) and Bigfoot and Bernie and Garry (RIP 😦 ) . . .

  19. Where’d my comment go? Barooooo1

  20. No, it’s FUNKY!!

  21. HAW!

  22. …and then he kister!

  23. Mary (the first) says:

    So many things about this to love: black and white kitteh. Bright red harness. Chair pushed to the wall so kitteh can play with light switch. *sigh*

  24. I have had the bathroom light turned off on me by a kitteh rubbing on the light switch. 🙂

  25. hee hee

  26. If I’ve been on the phone for more than a minute, Chloe gets up on the phone table and puts her foot on the hang-up button so I have to call the person back and say, sorry, my cat hung up on you.

  27. Fird Birfle says:

    ooooo the many disruptions of being a kittehmommy !!!

  28. Fird Birfle says:

  29. I am sure that my husband, who used to be an electrician, could come up with plenty of electrifying puns for this picture, but he’s not with me at this moment, so I’ll just have to refer to my own area of expertise and squeeeeel, “Ooooh! Kitty!”

  30. We LOVE the FUNK !

  31. And just in case Bootsie turns off the light we’re gonna need one of these in the
    Mod Lounge……..

  32. Whoa! It is a FUNKALICIOUS day here in the Mod Lounge!

  33. 😆 AWW 😆 What a naughty kitty you have, skippymom 😆

  34. Yeah 😀 Oh smart kitty there 😀

  35. AWW 😀 What a sweet kitty, Bootsie, is, Shirley S 😀 How old is the cutie?

  36. It’s a Kitler!

  37. skippymom says:

    Not naughty! Just displaying normal kitty attitude: You shall pay attention to moi at all times.

  38. Ok, nother story… watching VERY close basketball game with a friend, VERY close to end of said game (Go Spartans!), and her cat stepped on the remote and changed the channel. OMG! – much screaming ensued – cat disappeared – friend could not figure out how to get back to the correct channel, so we had to run upstairs to her bedroom (all the while screaming) and watch the last few seconds on a teeny tiny portable tv. I don’t even remember if we won – but since my friend is no longer with us, it is one of my fondest memories…

  39. Well now, Theresa and skippymom – you just changed the channel from Laugh In to Hee Haw. Nicely done.

  40. Hmm, let’s see, opera, Zepplin and now funk…all in one week. I am loving CO so much lately! 🙂

  41. Fird Birfle says:

    What a charming addition you are to the convers., Noelegy!!!

  42. … I just had a second take and had to make sure Shrimp was near me. She wear the same harness, has the same marking (even the white hair in the black part) and body shape and is the tech savvy kitty in the house (she can reprogram my alarm clock WITH HER B.. I mean BOTTOM!)

  43. Aww, thank you, Fird. 🙂

  44. Gotta represent the ladies in funk too…(hope my first attempt at linking a video works)

  45. I wonder if they take Bootsie out for walks.

  46. Lewis n' Clark says:

    Kineko – you mean with her ‘TOCKS! *clears throat* and now, as Tocktober fades into the sunset, an ode:
    Hickory Dickory Dock
    The mouse showed off his tocks
    The dog showed one
    The cat his bum
    Hickory DIckory DOck

  47. skippymom says:

    When it was just Skippy and me, I walked him on a leash every day. First on a harness, which he didn’t mind, but then when he got bigger we switched to just a collar. For a while I walked him and Eddy (separately). Now that I have four, I just don’t have the time, so I will take them out, one at a time, a few times a year on particulary nice days. None of them minds being on the leash, despite the fact that they were all free-roaming outdoor cats before they came to me.

  48. skippymom says:

    Yeah, we planned that, but then we did in the wrong order.

  49. skippymom says:

    (Theresa got a little overenthusiastic and jumped in before I said my line.)

  50. hahahaha!

  51. Yesh, ESP. If someone leaves the fridge open & the tuna tapas turns toxic! 😉

  52. And it was all me! Me do you hear? ME? 😆

  53. Okay, vigorous clapping for Theresa who will not be denied her due. (At least I think she was commenting under my post, even though hers isn’t indented properly.)

  54. Okay, my bad. It moves to the left (do the Harlem shuffle) when you reply.

  55. victoreia says:

    And it couldn’t’ve happened to a nicer guy…. [/sarcasm]

  56. victoreia says:

    😯 And I was impressed when my first orange boy, Butch, figured out how to turn door-knobs!

  57. I saw an owner walking his cat with a leash in an Atlanta suburb once. He said she thinks she’s a dog and likes to go for walks. That’s when I realized anything was possible.

  58. very nice!

  59. Any tips about walking the cat (like time of the day, how to deal with dogs, type of leash, cleanup involved, etc)? I want to try it on weekends when the weather’s nice.


  60. Emmberrann says:

    As if I could ever get a harness upon the late-and-much-beloved Mr. Picky! Even a collar, a Very Small, Loose And Light collar, placed around his little snorglable neck would cause the same Picky Cat to do his best imitation of a “pet rock” and promptly lie upon his side and remain there, unmoving, until said collar was removed.

  61. Yes, tips appreciated! Jumbalaya had to have a harness just for a weekend trip we took and you’d think we were sticking her with pins the whole time. Granted, she’s 15 and probably never had to wear one before (and a bit prone to drama anyway), but still!

  62. I don’t know that I can really be very helpful–I don’t have any special tricks or anything. With Skippy, I just started doing it and he got used to it after the first couple of tries. We would usually walk in the late afternoon. No loose dogs where we’ve lived so no trouble there. No cleanup, as mine never do any potty when they’re outside. (I don’t think it occurs to them that they could “go” other than in the litter box.)
    Usually we just walk around the yard, but the last few times I’ve offered Skippy a walk he wanted to walk up and down the street–which I have to admit must look pretty funny to anyone who happens to see us, but he’s just like, “Yup, going for my walk on the street, nothing to see here.”
    When I got Eddy, I didn’t try to walk him at first, and by the time I did he had gotten used to watching Skippy go out on the leash and so was eager to do what his big brother was doing and was excited when it was his first time.
    Just one more thing I’ll share: when we lived on Cape Cod, Skippy once chased a coyote out of our yard while on his leash!

  63. Oh, and you asked type of leash–for Skippy I bought a collar and leash meant for a small dog. The leash is just a normal one.