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24 August 2008 @ 11:36 pm
Cats grow in spurts  
On Friday at lunch, when I was grabbing bags to go out to the taxi, the Monster kitten was shorter than the Cookie cat.

Tonight, I have just looked at the two of them attempting to beg cereal from J, and Monster is definitely taller than Cookie. (And yes, Monster loves puffed wheat. And toast. And crisps. She carbo-loads for the daily round of kitty sprints.)

If I can work out my new camera, I'll post some shots in the next few days. They managed not to eat each other in our absence and only hid one pair of undies in the living room for us to play find the knickers with. Good kitties!

In other animal news, when I went for a little walk around Adelaide this morning, I waltzed out the door of my hotel, straight onto Rundle St Mall, where there was a duck. When I returned from my walk, the duck was still there.
AMY 凛☆ラブ☆アタック: more laughtomatoe18 on August 24th, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC)
I want kitteh pics! :D
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
You may have some! See next post!
parallel parking prodigyempress_jae on August 24th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
cats are so funny. the foods some of them will eat. my cat doesn't respond to the sound of a can opener, but she responds to a chopping knife being pulled out. anything chopped with THAT knife...she'll eat. onions, potato, peppers, apple...doesn't matter. it's the obssession with the knife. i'm so glad she doesn't has thumbs. i'll never have to worry about her playing with the knife. o_O
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA! What a great cat! Our lovely old Min was very into Thai, which is what comes of being a formerly feral cat in Erskineville. She would even eat the odd chilli, and was particularly fond of nibbling the carrots out of stir fries.

Cookie likes eating tulip leaves, but I try and discourage this because they are no good for her. This means no tulips ...
spark_of_chaos: Teh Pawspark_of_chaos on August 24th, 2008 03:57 pm (UTC)
Kitty pics! :wants:

My cat does this thing where she holds her tail up with one paw and licks it and will give you Teh Look of utter SLytherin contempt for the commons if you poke her just then, and really, I am so utterly in love with all things feline :g:
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
I have delivered the pics!

That sounds like a Magnificent Kitty!

Monster likes to sleep on J's head. She used to sleep on mine, too, but I toss and turn too much when I sleep, so she is his furry bedcap.
Jae: Tau 1enchanted_jae on August 24th, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)
Cats are magical that way. *nods*
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
The growth spurts and the teleportation lead me to agree with you!
Jaeenchanted_jae on August 26th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Lord, don't even get me going on the teleportation. *rolls eyes*
Bubba: Blue Lotusabsynthedrinker on August 24th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
I have a an old cookie jar where all the treats are kept. When the fatso twins here that jar slide across the counter to be opened they come running. Nothing ladylike about either of them.

blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHAHAHA! Oh, I have such a clear mental image of that!

These two have the gravity-fed feeders, but have not worked out how to use their paws to bring down the remaining food. So they eat out the bottom of the bowl, then look plaintively at the remainder. I have used their own paws to bring down more from the top, and they look at me with an expression of "Oh human, you are so clever!" (I think these two might be a little thick ;-)
Meredythmeredyth_13 on August 24th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)
You do know they nail that duck there just to amuse tourists, right?

Kitty Piccy Kitty Piccy Oi Oi Oi

I had to stop both mine eating the tomato bits I had hauled out of my curry leftovers the other day. Our old cat used to love spaghetti sauce, and the mushrooms from chicken cacciatore. Cats are strange!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:16 pm (UTC)
The duck was walking about! No duck nailing!

Take a look at the next entry for kitty pics. And tomato is a popular cat vegie, these two, Min, and Henry the neighbourhood cat burgling cat all loved it!
violetagevioletage on August 24th, 2008 10:39 pm (UTC)
Awww, Kittehs and Ducks and....And You!
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 02:17 pm (UTC)
I am pathetic around animals. They know this and take full advantage.
george pushdragonpushdragon on August 25th, 2008 08:45 am (UTC)
What camera did you buy in the end?

Adelaide is not like other places and I know that first-hand. The duck is actually a prominent member of the Barr-Smith family and the last remaining Australian Democrat in Federal parliament so I hope you were respectful.
blamebramptonblamebrampton on August 25th, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
Canon G9, it is excellent and I will very soon learn how to make it work ;-)

I was very polite to the duck. "Good morning, duck," I said. "What brings you here?" It just looked at me, then cut me most Austenly. To be fair to the duck, I was wearing a beanie at the time.