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Look Again.

You might think this is a cute picture of my cat on my satellite box.

Or you might be a cat owner, and spot the trail of puke dripping down the side of the box. (Feel free to enlarge the shot for your viewing pleasure.) It goes all the way to the floor, hitting every electronic in its path. Except the satellite box. That's still clean.

I *thought* I heard someone throwing up in the middle of the night a couple of nights ago, and never found the vomit. There ya go. I don't know who it was. When they meow, they all sound different -- but when they puke, they're all alike.



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Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
Been there, the cat's done that...my cat has a long coat and is forever hacking up furballs. I found them all over the house at the most inappropriate times. Oh, the joy of cat ownership!
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
I suppose the occasional throwup is still more convenient than having to walk them.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
Would totally disagree with you there. Every so often my mother fosters cats and it's always a shock when I realize that all their awesome excretions are done in the house.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 11:52 pm (UTC)
"I come with a box of poo!"
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:26 am (UTC)
Been there, done that

My cat Trouble likes to sleep on my head. Try as I might to rid her of this habit. many a night I have been woken to the sound of hacking above my head. I have very quick reflexes when it comes to tossing her off the bed at those times.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:30 am (UTC)
Frankie likes to sleep on my head too. (Why do certain cats love to do that?) I've developed a double pillow technique. After he gets comfy wrapped around my head and I think he's settled, I pile another pillow below him, scoot down about 10 inches and go back to sleep.

He also doesn't do it every night. I never know when I'm going to wake up with a purring fur hat in the middle of the night.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I think they like the heat
I'm so used to it now,her purring. At least she doesn't knead my head like Loki does to my leg.
I've stopped wondering and trying to figure out the oddness that are my cats
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh, the heat. That must be why he finds perimenopausal me rather than Pete. He kneads my head too. I call it the pointy scalp massage.

Puffy's a big leg kneader. When he came to live with us he was already declawed though. I feel sorry when I watch him try to do things with his poor li'l fingerstumps.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:04 am (UTC)
Poor Puffy

I actually don't mind Loki kneading my leg. I crushed my ankle when I was 16 and was in a cast for all the seasons. This was before PT was given for everything little thing. So the leg gives me grief at times and Loki's kneading or Mr. Big Paws draping himself over it are rather theraputic.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
I can't even look at that picture without feeling nauseous. I'm really not good with things like that...
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:57 am (UTC)
But you have kids! I'm sure they've hurled on you from time to time :D
Oct. 3rd, 2009 04:35 am (UTC)
Never on me. Other than the odd bit of spit up when they were babies after their bottles.

I've been lucky enough that when they have thrown up, my partner has been home and he doesn't mind cleaning it up. Well, even if he does... ; )

And now, they're old enough to make it to the bathroom.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)
Eh... D:

I saw the cute kitty sitting on electronics before I saw the puke. Enlarged it and was grossed the hell out. LOL. I still want a cat though. From reading through the comments, it sounds like an adventure.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 11:53 pm (UTC)
You never know what sort of kitty you'll end up with. They're all so different from each other. (I found more puke in the kitchen this morning, ha ha.)
Oct. 3rd, 2009 01:56 pm (UTC)
I thought I was looking at a picture of MY house except for the tabby instead of a tortie thing! Verizon is starting to get a little suspicious about just how often our box "mysteriously" dies. :)
Oct. 3rd, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
OMG -- is that icon YOUR cat? I would be the one puking if I saw that in action!

I never told this story. Our old satellite service got snowy and the tech came out and told us that because of the trees in the area, we should switch to the competitor, because they could point at a different satellite. So we did that.

I sent the first box back and months later got a bill for it. I called (and was connected to a call center in India) where I was told their records indicated my box was infested with insects. I patiently explained to everyone on the chain of command that it was impossible, since there are no bugs in my house, until the third person I talked to finally waived the charges.

But later I did wonder if maybe the box was full of cat hair. That, I totally would have believed, and sheepishly paid the 200 bucks.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
oh, *cat*. Ariel's hit the six-plug extension cable before now, which was both ick, and carried a risk of electrocution or fire ... good job they're cute, huh?
Oct. 3rd, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
THAT would have been an insanely embarrassing accident. Can you imagine the fire inspector going, "And here's what started it..."
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