True Cute Confessions

What cute confessions does your heart long to reveal? OK, I’ll start.

When my cat sleeps in the middle of the driveway, (shhh, looking over shoulder) I park at the bottom and walk up.

Your turn! Time to spill the cute!


Thanks for sharing, Astronomr.

Comments

  1. His shadow is an alligator! Turn your heads, peeps!

  2. Pepper C says:

    if I receive a gift, and my hairless cat Spike (aka Mr. Naked) likes it, it becomes his. I received a super soft bathrobe for xmas, it became his within the month. I received a plush blanket the following year, not only does he use mine in my bedroom, i bought him his own for his room, and also another for downstairs TV watching.

  3. Theresa says:

    Strayche!

  4. If my more aloof cat decides to snuggle with me in the morning – I have no problem being late for work to enjoy every second she’ll give me.

  5. I will climb over my shih tzus when getting out of bed in the morning, rather than waking them up and making them move.

  6. JenDeyan says:

    When I was a kid, I had a marmie named Tabby. Don’t look at me. I wanted to name her something cooler. Blame my family. We use to get into staring contests. I don’t know why but it was hilarious fun. I would always lose because I would start to giggle, which seemed to make it harder for me to keep my eyes open for some reason.

  7. Would anyone who reads CO not park at the bottom and walk up?! It seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to do for our feline overlords…

    Great shot! I particularly love the back leg action.

  8. I have a story almost identical to yours, Pepper C., except that mine was a super-soft blanket rather than a bathrobe… I think Henry claimed it as his about an hour after I put the blanket on the couch. Oh well.

  9. lds7yrs says:

    I will put off doing housework if my pup is cuddling on my lap. Our dog is not much of a snuggler, so I treasure those times. ;)

  10. We had a wonderful kitty named Eddie who loved table food and of course I was the only one who really would share my food and about as much as he wanted too. He would eat anything…fruit, vegetables, sweets, chips etc. We had to put him to sleep and that was the hardest thing I have ever had to do, but we did find a kitten last week that is only 8 weeks old and she must have the spirit of Eddie because that little girl will eat anything! She adores anything I am eating and that is my cute confession…I am a sucker for purrs and darling faces!

  11. skippymom says:

    I serve my cats their meals on the dining room table if that’s where they prefer to eat. I often wait for hours to make my bed because I can’t move a cat who is resting on it. I get up from whatever I’m doing to bury Skippy’s pee for him because he never learned how.

  12. OK then, Berg.
    I got an aquarium. For my cat.
    ~Your turn!~

  13. ElBelle says:

    I tried to tell my sister’s cat to get off the dining table yesterday but instead ended up kissing him on the head and calling him a handsome panther

  14. Kari Callin says:

    Dreaming of being able to fly….”It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s SUPER CAT!”

  15. Fird Birfle says:

    It sounds as though there is a specific clause about “soft fuzzy gifts” in Spike’s Ownership Contract on you, Pepper!!!

  16. Fird Birfle says:

    I think skippy’s mom lurrrrves heeem.

  17. Kari Callin says:

    Or, dreaming of being a super model, and posing HTT: Head to tail! ;)

  18. Fird Birfle says:

    By the way, thees kittaye shows an egg-scellent spiral ackshon een hees tailio !!!

    (or “her” tailio..we do not have zee gendaire data …..)

  19. I confess to opening and closing the door to the sundeck on cool days so Dooley and Badger can go out even though there is a cat door for them to use ;) Talk about really spoiled kitties ;)

  20. Wow, how did such a sleek cat get such a floofy shadow? :-) Love the splayed back toes!

  21. skippymom says:

    Naw, only more than it’s actually possible to love anybody, that’s all.

  22. Fird Birfle says:

    An adjustment which incorporates your item, with T.U.M’s [pending]
    observashon:

    “Straychieeee Tabbeeeeeeee…..”

  23. Fird Birfle says:

    D’awwwwwwwww!!!!!!

  24. I serve a cat buffet twice a day because each of my 4 cats has his or her preference when it comes to food.

  25. Christabel says:

    I heat my little fur boss’s wet food up in the microwave. MY microwave, the same one I soften my butter in.

  26. Oh, I’ve thought about an aquarium… But we have one cat who seems to like water, and I think he’d try swimming.

    We redid the railing on the front deck of our house so that the cats can safely go out there. Before they could jump through the slats, and they’re supposed to be indoor-only boys (for their health and safety, since we have coyotes in the ‘hood). Now the slats are closer together, and neither boy can fit through.

    Cat accessibility was not the only reason for redoing the deck (the old one was quite ugly), but it was important factor in the one we chose.

  27. Fird Birfle says:

    Impressive, Gigi !!!
    Does the buffet happen to include any Nachos Doritos?
    If so, sign me up for the next serving.

  28. We had a black cat who loved – LOVED – to get vacuumed, and he wouldn’t let anyone but me do it. Sooooo…every day when I got home from school, I got the old, heavy, and complicated Kirby out of the closet. I wrestled off the main cast iron attachment so I could hook up the hose and upholstery brush. Then I had to haul it to wherever Panther happened to be lounging. Couldn’t bring him to the vacuum, nuh-uh, no way was THAT gonna happen. He drowsily watched me plug the thing in, and just came unglued – in a good way – when I turned that monster vacuum cleaner on.

    I am grinning like an idiot now because I’m thinking about him stretching, rolling, meowing and purring while I vacuumed him. After 10 minutes he would fall asleep and, I swear, he was smiling.

    Every. Single. Day. We. Did. This. It was worth it.

  29. skippymom says:

    Wait–isn’t that what everybody does?
    Also, when I serve the Skipster a food that was his favorite yesterday but turns out to be unacceptable today, I spoon it back into the can, wash his bowl and serve something else. This is normal, right?

  30. Fird Birfle says:

    *shifty eyes*

  31. Fird Birfle says:

    Now I”M smiling, like thees :)

  32. I put my hand behind my back for Raku to stand on so when she jumps up onto my back like a cat pole she won’t dig her claws into my flesh to hang on while I/we walk around. I’ve also learned NOT to scream when she jumps on me so I don’t scare her & make her use 4 wheel drive to get off .

  33. underfurtherreview says:

    I do the bed thing, too, with my cat. It’s sad. I make my bed every night before I go to sleep and then my cat comes up to sleep, but if she comes up before the bed is made it won’t get made. I can’t bring myself to put her on the floor so I can fix the blankets.

  34. whenever Miss Schnozz winks at me, I wink back ;)

  35. skippymom says:

    You are obviously full of awesome.

  36. I much much much prefer sleeping with my cats in/on the bed than my husband. In fact, hubby and I haven’t slept in the same room for 9 years & I couldn’t care less. Ooops! However, if one of my floofy babes jumps off during the night I’m bereft! When I wake to find them there with me I grin to myself then snuggle in closer to them.

  37. skippymom says:

    When Eddy yells at me to lie down so that he can give me a massage, I always do. (Of course, there is something in it for me.)

  38. Sheba never learned to bury hers either, nor her other stuff. When she’s done, she comes to tell me. So of course I must immediately get up and clean the box.

  39. skippymom says:

    Curiously, Skippy does cover his poop. But when he pees he just keeps scratching at the wall as though he doesn’t know the litter is inside the box. Once he tried to drag a bag of recycling over to cover his pee.

  40. brinnann says:

    There is a piece of loose door facing on our front door frame that will never get fixed. Sheba uses it as a doorknock when she wants back in. If we fixed it, she couldn’t knock.

  41. That is fabulous, Shari! And I bet vacuuming the cat made it easier to vacuum the house, since there was not as much fur.

    Alas, our boys go flying when the vacuum cleaner approaches, so I cannot test this theory in my own home.

  42. I will have you know…that my cat hankers for noms in the middle of the night. I know this, so I always freshen his bowl before bed, but nooooo, he wakes me to say he won’t go all alone in the scary dark. I have to escort him down the big bad stairs so he can munch. ‘Cause he can’t find it all on hims own.

  43. FancyNancy says:

    I tried every brand of dog food I could find over the course of several months trying find a food that my dog loved. I finally found one, and only one food that she would prance around the kitchen in anticipation of, and eat every bite as soon as it was put in her dish. My co-workers think I’m crazy, but I think they’re insensitive. How would they like to eat something mildly tolerable every day of their life. NOT COOL!

  44. wuyizidi says:

    I get my cat mid-century modern cat furniture and toys. One guest said my apartment looks like “Armani Casa for Felines”, that he’s been to houses of centi-millionaires, and their cats looked like they’re living out of cardboard boxes by comparison.

  45. Drat–I’m in the Mod Lounge! Wonder if there are any tasty beverages here today…

  46. Um….yes to all of these things. My furbaby cat is insanely spoiled but that’s how it should be. He finds me or my hubby after he uses the litterbox to show us and then we cover it and give him noms and praise. He eats what we are eating, in addition to his food (if we have chicken for dinner, he has his own chicken that I cook esp. for him, etc.) if he is already in bed, on my pillow (even though he has his own pillow and blankets), then he gets to stay there. He has steps to get up on the bed and windows, etc. all through the house. If I’m going to be even a few minutes late, he has an autofeeder to give him a little to hold him until we get home. His vet said that he’s a momma’s boy and that makes my heart happy. He is in our house more than we are so it’s his house and he gets to be in charge. My goal every day is to tell him I love him and show him how much.

  47. Somehow I got my cat Minni used to snuggle and nap when I come home from work. So 5 days a week, she either waits patiently on the kitchen balcony to come back in from her outside adventures of the day or slinks out from wherever she was during the day at home and pesters me into bed incessantly until I give in. She then snuggles up on my right, in my hair or in “my axis of snorgling”. It’s been… maybe 3 years now and we always snuggle up after work. I can’t say no to her. :3

  48. *Somehow I got my cat Minni used to snuggle and nap *on my bed with me* when I come home from work.
    Sorry. =_=

  49. 13bodies says:

    Our first cat, Cat (we didn’t expect her to stay) and I would play tag before bed every night. She’d swat my ankle, then I’d chase her around the bed and thump her rump, then she’d chase me again. We’d play for 30 minutes or so. Sigh. Memories.

  50. victoreia says:

    *giggle*

    Signed,
    Litter-box Maintenance Office

  51. 13bodies says:

    My Bogie cat would only eat flat brown kibble. It took 3 weeks and 8 bags of food before I figured it out.

  52. victoreia says:

    Don’t you mean your fur boss’s microwave?

  53. victoreia says:

    I’m so jealous of Shari. Like Berg, my two vanish when the noisy vacuum monster comes out of its corner….I don’t even have to plug it in!

  54. (blush) Thanks, you guys! Panther was full of awesome, too. It’s been over 40 years and I still miss him.

    He had a brother and sister who shed like crazy and hated the Kirby, and my mom vacuumed the house every day. But I’d like to think Panther made her life a little easier. ‘Cuz, of course, he was so cool.

  55. victoreia says:

    Sounds like mine, when we lived in a multi-floor townhouse….. “But Mooom! I’m skeered!”

  56. wuyizidi says:

    When I go to bed my cat likes to jump on it, pounce of the mysterious foot-shaped objects under the sheets, then nap for 15 minutes, then get up, literally says ‘meh’, and runs out to sleep on the sofa in the living room.

    The problems is she also like to wake me up at 3:45 – 5am for breakfast. So I started closing the door on her when I go to bed. But then she would start making these horrible noises – just staring at a blank wall and howling like she can see some dead souls trap behind the wall.

    So now I let her come in, do the pouncing, the napping, and wait up 15 minutes (with the lights off) until she leaves, then I get up and close the door behind her.

  57. loribelle says:

    When my late Pyr Molly decided it was bedtime, she would grab her stuffed bunny and wait for me to follow her, slowly, up to bed. I was usually grinning from ear to ear during this otherwise solemn procession.

  58. Mary (the first) says:

    Totally normal!!

  59. Mary (the first) says:

    I used to do that when kitteh would eat cold food too fast and then .. er .. “reject” it. So I had to heat it slightly and stir, so she could hold it down. Sigh.

  60. Mary (the first) says:

    My cat Shadow loved to be blow-dried. He’d go out in the rain and eventually when he felt the wet through his 4″ long fur (I measured), he’d come in. He’d let me know he was wet/cold and I had to go into the bathroom and get the dryer out. Blow gently all over (extra shots on cold toesies) until he was happy. How long was it before he was ready to go out in the rain and repeat the cycle? Sometimes, not long at all.

  61. I would never confess my own secrets – but I will spill my mother’s. :D

    Yes, she’s guilty of all or most here with her three cats. But what blows my mind the most is how she sleeps every night completely walled in by these cats. One cat huge enough to be a small dog! Anyhow they gather around her – making sure not to touch one another, cuz you know, ew! – preventing her from being able to move right or left. She pretty much sleeps in one position the WHOLE night! Does it bug her? Yes. Does her back hurt every morning because of this? YES. Does it stop her? NO!

  62. Three daxies and a mutt says:

    At my house, having the most dogs on your lap entitles you to not be the one who gets up for beers, phone answering, light turning on/off, etc.

  63. I confess…I sleep in strange positions also due to the 2 big dogs in my bed. I often end up with a little spot when the dogs are sprawled out all over the place. My lab has to be right up against me. I learned the hard way not to move over to give him room. He’d keep moving over until I was off the bed.

  64. Because my little Bichon Trixie Doodle has arthritis in her rear left leg, I pick her up and carry her up and down all the stairs if and when we have to traverse them. I also pick her up and place her down on the floor if and when she wants up/down on the couch, bed, recliner, bench, etc. She does her best not to smirk at my other dog, Sam, when I do this for her. He’s oblivious, though, so she can smirk all she wants.

  65. Teresa in St. Louis says:

    I doubt Sam is oblivouis. Somehow, I think Sam realizes it hurts Trixie to jump around, and knows she just needs a bit of assistance.

    I’m just sayin.

  66. Our little tuxedo cat ,Mimi, was very finicky, the last few years of her life(she healthily lived to be 20!, ) and we were her slaves, as is the way it should be, She HAD to have a fresh towel folded nicely in her basket EVERY SINGLE day…. and would try to drag it out, if she sensed we had cheated by simply folding YESTERDAY’S towel over..LOL….

  67. Roscoe in the crook of my knees, Luther in the crook of my belly, two-sided cat action, no room to move. So, we sleep.

  68. Strayche with a curlicue handle! Just look at that talio!

  69. Aw.

  70. When I take my bunnies Pallina and Pixie out in their stroller in the summertime, I line it with a towel, then add a layer of ziplock bags filled with ice, then cover that with a towel. That way they can ride around in an “air conditioned” pink stroller without getting overheated in the summer. They also get mango slices for their ride. If, by chance they do get overheated, I put little ice cubes on their ears until they cool off. My stepfather told me that they are so pampered, that when they go to Heaven, “those bunnies are going to take one look at the set up and turn right back around!”

    Also, every night, Pallina lies on my chest, we stare at each other, and then I start to wiggle my nose. She gets transfixed–I slow down my nose wiggles and she matches the speed. I speed up and she speeds up. If I stop too soon, she digs at my shirt to get me to do it again. It’s our little “nightly chat.”

  71. My vet calls it “Scarf and Barf.” My cat does that too when I serve her canned food so I always get the small cans in pate form and dump the food onto the plate in one piece to slow her down a bit. I also pet her for a bit while she eats to calm her down and improve her digestion (it’s something my Mom told me).

  72. from Austria says:

    my feline overlords preferences came first when i was picking out a new apartment – first floor for good window viewing, no carpet or glossy wooden floors (cat barf) and enough room to go for occasional mad dashes…

  73. Robin Kiesel says:

    My bed also is not made until her majesty Penelope decides to move. The same with vacuuming; I don’t vacuum a room with a sleeping cat.

  74. That is exactly what I do!

  75. Perfectly normal!

  76. My Jasper gets his food on the coffee table, on the night table, held on the back of the couch, chair…wherever. I just want him to eat so I keep it close by him. He’s old and gets a bit spoiled, though he does drive me around the bend with his Siamese caterwauling in the early hours of the morning.

  77. I hand feed him.

  78. weasel wardancer says:

    as a child, age 5, I was so anxious to get the cat to sleep with me, that I developed extra sensitivity to any pressure on the covers, which can result in a very yoga-ish contorsion to turn over, or at least get one leg on the otherside of the cat, while still unconscious.

  79. Absolutely normal skippymom. I must have at least 8 different kinds of food in a bag for his master to choose from daily. Never know what it’s going to be from one day to the next.

  80. Robin Kiesel says:

    That was so much fun! We all just lurve our furry babies!

  81. Theresa says:

    I used to have staring contests with Dante that ended with him shooting straight at my face like he was shot out of a cannon. I must have had some kind of death wish. 8O

  82. Theresa says:

    Always! :D

  83. When it’s time to go to bed, I have to pick up my dachshund/Yorkie mix and carry him to bed. I board small dogs in my home, so sometimes there are several others who all follow us and use the dog-steps to get up by themselves, but they wait ’til Triskit gets carried to “his” spot, then they scamper up and arrange themselves on provided small blankies that establish individual territories. My Shih Tzu-Cavalier mix, Madeleine, has to have a folded blankie as a pillow for her giant melon-head. After everyone is settled and the lights go out, Triskit comes to my head and shoves my shoulder with his nose until I hold up the covers for him to tunnel under. This happens every night, summer and winter. And Triskit is only 4 years old! I can’t imagine how I will be catering to him when he gets old …

  84. Theresa says:

    WOW. 8O

  85. sometimes, just for kicks, i like to read comments without my glasses and this one showed up as “having the most drugs on your lap.”

    worked for me.

  86. Ali-Baba says:

    My housework avoidance device, aka my good ol’ Tigger, loved to sleep on my chest. His head had to be on my left shoulder. Cat fur on the carpet? Pfffft! It’s both an accessory and a garnish! ;-)

  87. Thanks for the Credit guys!

  88. wannadance says:

    everyplace that jasmine relaxes becomes a soft bed with a pillow which she uses as a pillow. everyplace she looks longingly at my water glass becomes a water bowl. she has three of each, plus her own bedroom, a condo made of cardboard boxes with an antenna on top. she lines her mice up in a long row, i have to be careful not to roll over them, so order another package just in case.
    good thing she’s a cat or she would comprehend how spoilt she is and how she has got me by the shorties…

  89. wannadance says:

    jasmine and i ha ve staring frenzies which appear to be silent international codes to save the planet. or reprogram the net. we only blink together.

  90. wannadance says:

    for some reason, this is hilarious to me…what goes on in they lil haids? a whole different behavior programming? laffing too much to conclude..

  91. wannadance says:

    yes!! i do that all the time: i love my brain…

  92. wannadance says:

    i taught her as much as a rescued kitty can learn, then i just deal with the rest. she does the best she can and comes to tell me. she tells me all kinds of things and answers questions, like ‘show me”, tap tap tap, food refill. ‘show me’ tap tap tap, brushing site. never mind i am scratched to bits and she is getting fat and my back hurts from cleaning the box, never mind!!!!

  93. wannadance says:

    jasmine hides amongst bedpillows with just her face sticking out when vaccuum. graduated to burrowing under covers to make a breathing oval and you are not supposed to know.

  94. wannadance says:

    but what is zee round looooop on zee lowaire belley??

  95. Theresa says:

    Well, I admit I left out a detail from my story. While I stared at him, I would sing to him, just . . . like this (FF to 4:26):

  96. wannadance says:

    jassy has a scarf and barf cycle some time. i give her smaller servings at room temp and smoosh it up into little pieces. if i dont she will smooh a big blob into pieces all over the floor and then meep for something more suitable. no winning this…

  97. loribelle says:

    I usually end up in an uncomfortable comma position, perilously close to the edge of the bed, because my dog lies horizontally across the middle of the bed, and unfurls his tail, which during the rest of the day is curled up atop his backside.

  98. wannadance says:

    muddbug, i hope i get this visual eventually…still working on it…

  99. wannadance says:

    DANG!!

  100. wannadance says:

    wowee!! youir day sounds like so much fun. i want mango and ice on my ears..

  101. Shannon Kummer says:

    i will put off getting up to use the restroom to the LAST POSSIBLE SECOND, if my pup Tennie is snoozin on my lap :)

  102. wannadance says:

    i think this is one of the very best threads we’ve ever had except the golden orb and the furry bagel , both of which make me laff just to remember them. but this thread rings every bell i have…

  103. wannadance says:

    well, might explain the aggression, judy,l uh, theresa…love that movie..
    ah cain’t give yew ennythang but luv, BABY…that’s the only thang i’ver plenny of, BABY… (hep’?)

  104. wannadance says:

    i got aq dvd for jassy (trees, etc..) and a cd (trees’ majesty,l etc) she watches for hours. looks bored. aquarium is better…

  105. I wish everyone who posted on this thread lived near me. Or vice versa. I can’t imagine hanging out with a better group of people than youse guys!

  106. Laughing also to remember the golden orb! That was hilarious! I love this thread and it brings back good memories of all the ways I used to oblige our beloved male Tuxedo cat, the dearest and most dignified of cats, who is in heaven now.

  107. Janet in NYC says:

    I see it! The shadow of an alligator

  108. Janet in NYC says:

    Exactly. My Lilly won’t eat the same food two meals in one day, she insists on variety – and I am happy to oblige.

  109. Janet in NYC says:

    Wuyizidi, where does one find midcentury modern cat furniture and toys? My kittens would be very interested in this design approach for their new den.

  110. ashagato says:

    LOL Sharpy!

  111. Theresa says:

    You should see how his pupils dilate into vast black wells of sheer derangement. :P

  112. Annette says:

    I had a wonderful Tuxedo, too. Like many, I like to sit on the couch with my legs stretched out, ankles crossed, feet resting on the coffee table. Bogie would love to then stretch out on top of my outstretched legs, like I was his personal human hammock, for a nice, long nap. Did I mention that I’m a tiny person and Bogie weighed a good 15-16 pounds? It was like balancing a furry bowling ball. Did I ever move or disturb him? Do you really have to ask?

  113. ashagato says:

    me too to just about everything already said, and one to add: when Oscar-cat’s done eating his dinner, every night he comes and winds around my legs until I pick him up, walk around the house and, yes, burp him like a baby, for at least 5 minutes or he whines. omg I love him!

  114. victoreia says:

    *snicker* If I tried that, all I’d see would be black smudges….(why yes, I AM very near-sighted. What’s your point?) :P

  115. mrowbecca says:

    Our 20-year old kitty gets anything she wants (the 12 year old does not, however). She has 3 water bowls in her sleep locations, refilled constantly, and we feed her on the couch (preferred spot). If she wakes me at 3 am for food, she gets it! I buy chicken, chicken livers & gizzards, and prepare them for her when she’s not eating. Which means tearing up raw chicken bits by hand!
    And if she’s sitting on one of us, the other person has to get beverages, etc, so as not to disturb the kitty. Or I’ll walk around holding her while I do stuff. Also, she’s allowed on the dining room table.
    Poor thing pees when she sleeps, and frequently misses the litterbox with her back end…but we put diaper pads everywhere and love her to pieces. God, I’ll be heartbroken when she passes. Sweetest creature ever.

  116. victoreia says:

    RIP Eddie. {{{{Kylie}}}}

  117. I wouldn’t dream of vacuuming, making the bed or my doing weekly smoke alarm test if my kitties are asleep; ishka will stand in front of the cat door and look at me until I open it up for her; and I get lap time so seldom with her that I’ll suffer pins and needles till I can’t stand it no more!!!

  118. I think…

    YOU WIN!!

    I shall grow a tail and come live with you.

  119. ummm sharpy, you been getting into the mod lounge liquor cabinet again???

  120. lol :) Tracylee, are you telling me you don’t offer Ms. Schnozz whatever she wants? I have learned…no meal is sacredly mine any longer. Shakti demands a taste of whatever I’m eating, and if I don’t…she sighs heavily (even the spicy stuff). Then I feel guilty and shower her with treats.

  121. TrixandSam…at least Trixie Doodle is a Bichon! I think its sweet you do that. Shakti, on the other hand, is 70 pounds of pure Boxer and can’t jump into the SUV anymore. So I do pick her up and put her in. I know she appreciates it….and it always reminds me I really need to buy some stairs for her.

    And I think Teresa is right ;)

  122. kodalai says:

    Yeah… I do this too. >.>

  123. kodalai says:

    My kitty doesn’t like fish of any kind. I was mystefied and a bit worried when he was leaving half his wet food in the dish every night. Then I switched to a flavor that had no fish or seafood of any kind and he ate every bite. Turkey, chicken, beef mixes etc are all acceptable — but no fish! Ever since I figured this out he’s eaten all his food every day.

  124. My now almost 4 year old kitty, Marmalade, started using my arm as a pillow when he was a kitten and still does so to this day

    http://catoftheday.com/archive/2009/June/20.html

  125. kodalai says:

    We have a balcony with a sliding door. We bought a special fiberglass panel with a cat door in the bottom that fits in the sliding door, just so they can go in and out of the balcony whenever they please!

  126. doomchild says:

    In the mornings our dog often stands by our bed, stares at me and whines. If I don’t feel like getting up and feeding him just yet, I just roll farther and let him take my warm spot and plush pillow. He then sleeps happily for a bit longer, while I try catch some z’s squeezed between him and my bf.

  127. sleekityin says:

    It’s probably a good idea never to test drive a Ferrari when Jasmine is around, just in case she decides she likes the interior…

  128. Rachael says:

    My little blind doglet, Zacky, is also experiencing some possible neurological issues (undiagnosed as yet). He and Lily are already spoiled to death but Friday night I wanted to do something extra special for my boy – I cooked him some haddock and broccoli, probably his favorite meal. The boy adores all fish and most veggies. :)

  129. Mikeyfur says:

    Nicely done, sam! It IS an alligator!

  130. Because its so cold here in winter, I would always warm my kitty’s milk before feeding him. It seemed like the right thing to do. After a while he started to demand warm milk in summer too. He would give you this look of disgust if you gave him normal refrigerator temp milk, and refuse to drink it.

  131. Teresa and Emmylee: My Sammy is the definition of “eternal sunshine of the spotless mind”, meaning it’s not that he’s unaware of Trixie’s discomfort, it’s that it doesn’t register that he should be envious of the “elevator” rides she gets! (He’s happiest when he’s charging up and down the steps or leaping up and off all sorts of things, which explains a lot!) But you’re both right, he’s aware she’s not 100%, especially when she tweaks her back leg unintentionally and yelps. He’ll sniff her leg and look at me with a worried look.

  132. wuyizidi says:
  133. crashnandicoot says:

    I laid a freshly laundered wool blanket briefly (I thought) on our dining room table. when I came back, our cat Paul Simon was lying on it. He loves it there. The blanket is still there. Now I CAN’T MOVE IT.

  134. So, is leaving the tap to drip so commonplace it isn’t worth mentioning?

  135. I absolutely love it when I open my lunch at work and find cat/dog hair in it. Seriously. It’s a little piece of home.

    Is that gross?

  136. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose
    Drinking fresh mango juice
    Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes
    Fun, fun, fun in the sun, sun sun

  137. Yup. Thank heavens water is included in my rent!

  138. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    My Gabby (18-year-old calico) is the only cat I’ve ever had that would be perfectly happy to be carried around like a baby all the time. I oblige her whenever possible. My other cats aren’t crazy about being picked up or carried, but as long as I can remember (Gabby’s been with me since she was about three months old), she has loved it. Fortunately, she doesn’t weigh much.

  139. noellesbootcutkittenpants says:

    No, but it definitely WAS gross when I kept smelling cat poop at work and finally determined it was embedded in the honeycomb-shaped treads of my shoes. And semi-dried. Not so much a happy piece of home.

    I find cat hair on me, on my clothes, in my Kindle cover, in my purse, etc., all the time. I’ll pick it off and say, “Oh, that’s Philo,” or “That looks like Niko.”

  140. Red Dwarf reference! Awesome!

  141. I have 2 big dogs and 1 big cat who all love to sit with me on the couch. When my biggest dog hit 110lbs we determined the single couch we owned wasn’t big enough. So we bought all new living room furniture so the dogs would fit. They now sleep on the biggest couch, which we placed under the window so the cat could lay on the top and bird watch.

  142. My friend Steve was always the kind of guy who didn’t much care for cats…until his neighbour’s cat Charley started coming around to visit. First just a few cuddles outside, then Charley started coming for visits inside, eventually he just moved in with my friend (the neighbours let him adopt Charley). Charley was the kind of cat to roam around outside a lot of the day and come inside for nightime to sleep on their bed. Well then Steve started getting worried that Charley would get cold outside in the wintertime. Next thing I knew they were building a conservatory on the back of their house with a cat door so Charley could come in out of the cold. Oh how the mighty fall ;-)

  143. doomchild says:

    My sister accidentally adopted her neighbors cat, too. The cat was left outside alone for several days in winter, and here winter means -13 F (-25C). My sis left some cat foo outside her door, and a blankie. Sometimes the cat was allowed indoors to warm up, although my sis is allergic. Nowadays the cat lives with her, the &/()¤ neighbor who neglected the cat has moved away, and the cat is much, much loved :)

  144. hksginger says:

    yes, I think some photographic evidence of this is required…:)

  145. AWW :D That is a great story, doomchild :D I am glad to hear that your sister was able to adopt that kitty and that kitty’s no-good (!@#$%^&*!) owner moved :D

  146. Such awesome stories!!! I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in catering to my “kids”.

  147. Hello Katie says:

    I bought an iPad app just for my cat. It’s a mousie that runs around on the screen and squeaks when he bats at it – and every time he touches it, it makes a little “paint” splatter, so you have a painting when he’s done playing. Best $2 I ever spent. :)

  148. skippymom says:

    Ha ha, just yesterday I took my lunch container out of my bag and there was a nice long piece of hair on the lid. I said, “Oh, cat hair,” in a happy sort of way. The other person eating at the table gave me a weird look. Stupidly, I went on to say, “This is one of Francesco’s.” The other person finished her sandwich and then moved to a chair across the room.

  149. skippymom says:

    Skippy started moving in with me because the neighbors didn’t take much care of him, then when they got a Rottweiler he made the move official.

  150. wannadance says:

    jasmine used to sit right in front of the faucet and poke her tongue out at exactly the moment the pearl of water began to fall. and she would simplyo allow it to land on her tongue.

  151. wannadance says:

    the toothpaste tube, the toothbrush, the hairbrush, the shampoo…

    finally i realized that some of this hair was mine…

  152. wannadance says:

    violet loved that and also put her arms around my neck in a burping position. she ran away up to the blue ridge parkway, someone let her out of the car. i still have dreams of her trotting down a church aisle and telling me she is fine, nice people found her. her lips don’t move. boy i wish she were still here. so many memories. have not forgiven person who decided violet should be free or thought i was a bad mommy. that hurts.

  153. elfdancer says:

    My dog will eat anything. Even vegetable scraps. if you cut them up so he can chew.

  154. Oh! When my cat is giving himself a bath, I hold the tip of his tail so hims can wash it. Leeck, leeck, leeck, leeck, leeck, leeck.

  155. 6rabbits says:

    Ditto for any bunnies in my lap/arms!

  156. I often share dinner with my rats. So long as they don’t try to take the whole thing, they can eat off my plate.

  157. Yeah, my boyfriend does that too.

  158. Nick, Simon and I share an occasional yogert together using the same spoon. We also do milk from the communal cup. How’s that for confession. I feel better already.

  159. redheadspacecadet says:

    My husband built a cat run for our three spoiled kittehs. Well, first we had to have the old basement window replaced so we could actually open the window. Then by husband enclosed the window well and some more outside of the window well with a PVC frame and chicken wire. Then we put down indoor-outdoor carpeting. Hector LOVES it. Angus sometimes likes it. Cowboy went in it once.

  160. Librari Ladi says:

    My cat Bert will only drink from a glass. Not a bowl. Only a pint glass. Specifically a glass that’s on the side table, next to the couch, so he can drink from it when I’m drinking from mine…

    *hangs head in shame*

  161. and don’t come back until you have a picture to share with the entire class.

  162. emmberrann says:

    This is sort of like a haiku. “So, we sleep,” indeed. Good job, Evie!

  163. emmberrann says:

    My late-and-much-beloved Mr. Picky got his name because, when I first had him in my house (after an erstwhile “friend” dropped him off because she was moving out of state), he did not like any flavor of food I purchased, and certainly not kittykibbles! Every day I would open a different flavor of moist canned food and put it in his dish, and come home to a mostly full dish. He would lick his little kitty nose, and walk away from the dish, looking at me in a most accusatory way. I said to him, “Well! Aren’t YOU Mr. Picky!” And so it was, until I did find one manufacturer with a chicken & tuna combo that he went nuts for. He ultimately learned to eat various flavors of kitty food, but would not eat anything vaguely human, except for butter. We had 18 wonderful years together (he was something between 2 and 3 years old when he came to live with me), and I miss him mightily.

  164. Three Daxies and a Mutt says:

    My dogs have no need to chew the only things they reject are spicy foods, but only on the second bite.

  165. i didn’t realize i’d ever left it!

  166. IT’S HELPFUL TO USE BIG LETTERS.

  167. brains are great most of the time.

  168. Our Gingie is the only cat on earth who had his own pet goldfish.