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Pupils Away!

You know the way characters' pupils kinda "voom" open in romance novels when they spy the object of their desires?

You should see Puffy's eyes when I open a new bag of treats! VOOM!



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Jan. 16th, 2012 07:28 pm (UTC)
My 21 half pounder is the same way
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
I love your big red kitty.

My poor Puff is only 8.5 lbs these days. All hair.
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
My cats do that too when I twitch some string in front of their faces. :)
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:38 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's right. Frankie looks like that when he's watching the fishtank.
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
LOL One night in the middle of the night I heard a bang downstairs. I assume the cat had knocked something off the coffee table. When I got up I couldn't see anything. Went in the kitchen and he had somehow climbed nearly 4 feet up a free standing cupboard I'd left the door open on, knocked down the treats and chewed the bag open. How the brat even knew they were up there I have no idea. Oh what they'll do for their treats.
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
Ha ha! They have very good noses, I think. I keep a ziplock bag of dry food in my office for Frankie (where I feed him separate) and sometimes I'll catch a whiff and think, eww...what's that? His prescription food comes in a big bag and one day Puffy was on it like a mountain climber, wailing away. I guess he thought it smelled better than his own food.

The last time I heard a too-early-morning rambunctiousness it turned out to be an actual mouse in custody. Eep. (It was alive; I put it outside.)
Jan. 16th, 2012 07:54 pm (UTC)
My beasts do that all the time - the big eye look, that quickly turns into a 'what? it wasn't me' look.

One day I came home after shopping and just left the huge bag of cat food on the couch. I forgot to put it away and the next morning there was Mr. Big Paws on top of it and eating. He'd made a good sized hole in one corner. The dog behaves it's the cats that don't.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm so surprised Schnitzel didn't give in and indulge! I do remember there was a bag of expensive prescription cat food I wanted to return but felt like I couldn't, as it was full of teeth-holes. But I must have fed it to someone at some point!
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Once the cat food hits the floor he'll eat it. He loves the cat food. The vet said it wasn't as troublesome for him to eat cat food as it was for cats to eat dog food. He will eat his dog food, but he goes through the flavors. First he eats all the red ones then the green and won't touch the tan ones.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
I read a similar thing, that cats need a vitamin or mineral that isn't present in dog food but the other way around isn't quite so bad. That's funny that he's so fussy!
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
He is. He also won't eat at the food dish. He takes a piece and eats it elsewhere. He picked that up from a dog I used to have. She would eat this way and Schnitzle and Morgan mimicked her.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
I know that look. Our sweet little Critter (in icon) always had it when we opened a bag of "Friskies Party Mix."

We had to put the poor dear to sleep today, age 18. But she had a great run.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:37 pm (UTC)

I'm so sorry, Deborah. I know 18 years is a lot, and yet not enough.

Jan. 16th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Do you have a kitty left? Are you going to find another one who needs a home? This is so heartbreaking to hear. I'm so sorry.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:48 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It was hard, but Critter was really ready to go. Three times recently she tried to get outside and head for the feline equivalent of "the elephant's graveyard" in the fields behind our house. Very strong instincts for a housecat . . .

We have one cat still - an 11 yr old Tortie, Scout. She has always wanted to be the "only cat" so now she gets the spotlight (gotta look for the silver lining in clouds like this).
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:22 pm (UTC)
LOL! My poor kitties - they only get treats after getting their claws trimmed... and PetroMalt counts as a treat. So when I open the drawer to get out the claw trimmer, they come running. :D
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
LOL, Puffy gets his twice daily potassium supplement among a handful of treats. It's a win-win!
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
My ex came over for a claw trim today. I'd forgotten I called and asked him to swing by after work. The cat he took with him is too ornery, but the boys who stayed with me are amenable to a home-trim if someone is there to hold them.
Jan. 16th, 2012 08:54 pm (UTC)
I do fronts or backs of both cats each time. Definitely not all four of both cats - they just aren't that patient. The treat training's been sufficiently effective that I can easily hold them myself... altho when I got May, I did have to start with her wrapped in a towel and only the paw of interest exposed. :)
Jan. 16th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
I haven't done the towel wrap yet, I just ask my ex to swing by. Though that is a though in case he ever can't.
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