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01 March 2013 @ 07:41 pm
Cats, cats, so many sodding cats!  
Oh good God in heaven and all his tiny monkeys … no sooner had I typed that subject than I looked up at the LJ posting header, which is ENTIRELY BLOODY CATS!

I did NOT run over a cat on the ride home this afternoon. Not for lack of trying on its part as it belted out in front of me on a downhill stretch riding towards a busy roundabout where I am usually concentrating on the upcoming traffic. Happily, my peripheral vision was inherited from generations of flyers and riders and I spotted the little bugger early enough to brake and shout 'Kitty!' so the bloke on the speedy road bike coming up on my right could hit his brakes, too. We shared a nod of Shared Successful Pet Evasion Skill Admiration.

Inside the house, there is no new cat wee anywhere there oughtn't be, hurrah! Moushka The Visiting Cat has been in disgrace for a few days after weeing under the bed more than once (it is possible she was cornered in there by Cookie or Monster). A Serious amount of cleaning and spraying of anti-cat spray and dusting with bicarbonate of soda has done the trick, though I am still getting the smell out of the jeans that were under the bed. That will teach Mr Brammers to store his clothes on the floor. Alas, there is no sun to speak of at the moment, so no hope of solarising all that ammonia.

She has ALSO weed on the bathroom mat. She did this first when she was new and confused, and I think possibly being chased away from the litter tray by our two cats. She most recently did this the other day when I was standing next to her shouting 'NO! That is SO INAPPROPRIATE! I'll send you to your aunt's house!' We surmised it was a protest at having to use the same litter as our cats. She has won on this one and now she has her favourite litter back.

Again, we are losing to cats. This is very depressing.

Our two cats remain well and continue to hate Moushka. There is much hissing. Moush doesn't really care, she demands pats and cuddles and has her own feeding spot and the sofa and seems perfectly happy with her lot now we have bowed to her will in the matter of litter. Her need for pats and cuddles has seen our two remember that they also like pats and cuddles, and the demands have significantly increased. Sadly, this has led to situations where Moush has been happily tucked behind me on the sofa and Cookie has leapt into my lap for happy purring pattings, with sudden descent into spitting hatred when she spotted the spare cat behind me.

I feel like one of those American families on the news who have two perfect children and then adopt a troubled third and find themselves bleating at the TV cameras, 'I just don't know how we're going to get through this, but I'm just going to keep trying to love everyone equally!'

And possibly buy a water pistol …
Vaysh Swiftstormvaysh on March 1st, 2013 10:00 am (UTC)
*pats and cuddles for YOU*
You deserve them. ♥
Catscatsintheattic on March 1st, 2013 06:12 pm (UTC)
I totally squeed this morning when I saw the header. :-)

And you are a saint of a caretaker of cats. ♥
monrquemonrque on March 1st, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
I so needed this. So funny and I truly love the part
(That will teach Mr Brammers to store his clothes on the floor)

I've not been feeling the best the last few days and this is uplifting
ladyjanevaladyjaneva on March 1st, 2013 09:49 pm (UTC)
You are a minion. You are loved and appreciated, but a minion.
Cats do that to people :-D.
Jae: Crazy cat ladyenchanted_jae on March 2nd, 2013 06:10 am (UTC)
Petting and cuddling when the combatants are near one another is good, as it allows them to associate pleasant things with one another.
valkyrie17: run nakedvalkyrie17 on March 3rd, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
Congrats on the pet evasion.

Good luck reconciling the moggies:)