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Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 10, 2006, 10:36:
 
Something non-controversial for once ... Went down to the kitchen to maks some 2 am lunch, and noticed something odd in the corner of the room:

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Is he ...? Yep ...

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Funny, it's taken him 11 or 12 years to realise that the kitchen bucket is perfectly cat-sized ...
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 10, 2006, 11:11:
 
Well, that's cute...now you just need to get Joel to make a very wrong song about it. [Wink]
 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on December 10, 2006, 11:26:
 
Silly cat.
Our likes the desk drawer (It's closed when she's in it). She discovered it as a safe haven as a kitten, we took out all the papers and put her bed in it. It's a tight squeeze for her to get into it from the back of the desk, but she manages.
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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on December 10, 2006, 12:16:
 
Ha ha!

What normally goes in the bucket?
 
Posted by business attire (Member # 6102) on December 10, 2006, 12:17:
 
the first day we got my cat 11 years ago, we lost him in the house.

we tore apart all the closets, overturned all the mattresses.

we found him three hours later perched on top of the books on the top shelf of the bookcase in my younger brother's room. I loved that cat.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 10, 2006, 12:31:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
Ha ha!

What normally goes in the bucket?

Odo, perhaps? [Razz]

(More realistically - it's by the kitchen door, so probably scraps to be composted in the garden. [A distinctly English thing. =P])
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 10, 2006, 13:03:
 
Heheh I forgot about Odo's bucket ... No, dusters, rags, sponges, cat comb, a brush, all sorts. It's clean, and probably all soft and squashy for him.

Bibo -- wtf? Your cat actually still went back after you put a bed there? Instead of saying "A bed? You spoilt my fun!" *pout* and going somewhere else? ;) Cute though.
 
Posted by never_ask_why333 (Member # 6340) on December 10, 2006, 14:36:
 
Haha, what is about cats and their odd sleeping habits?

Mine --her name is Syneiah (is a 2 year old javanese-- never ceases to amaze me in regards to where she sleeps. Usually, it is on me while I sleep, whether it be on my head or stomach or back, or wherever she can find.

But during the day, she gets creative. Sometimes she climbs inside the counch (I guess there is a hole under it or something) so we have to be careful when we sit, so as not to squash her. I have found her inside drawers, inside baskets, inside my pillowcase, etc. I think the weirdest place I have ever found her is curled up inside the dog's water dish, with water still in it.

Also, the positions she sleeps in are quite intersting too. For instance, many times she will sleep on her back with her whole body stretched out. She usually sleeps on top of things, so often half of her body will not be on whatever surface she happens to be occupying at that time.

Silly felines. What is it with them?
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 10, 2006, 21:21:
 
In the dog's water bowl in the water ...? :D OK you win :P
 
Posted by BooBooKitty (Member # 5566) on December 11, 2006, 13:26:
 
My cats likes to just lounge on his back sometimes. I'll catch him napping this way too!

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Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on December 11, 2006, 14:26:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
(More realistically - it's by the kitchen door, so probably scraps to be composted in the garden. [A distinctly English thing. =P])

I wouldn't think that was particularly English. My grandmother has always composted her kitchen scraps for the garden.
 
Posted by AgingAmigaoid (Member # 764) on December 11, 2006, 16:56:
 
Quick! Register CatsInBuckets.com and start collecting digital photos for the eventual book deal. Just like www.CatsInSinks.com and www.StuffOnMyCat.com

Community-supplied content is where it's at!
 
Posted by Rhonwyyn (Member # 2854) on December 12, 2006, 01:14:
 
We've always buried our garbage in the garden. Kinda like composting, but skipping a few steps!
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on December 12, 2006, 02:51:
 
I like bucketcat [Applause] [Applause]

As you can see from the picture below, Rowan (who is not the brightest of animals) has a tendency to get in any boxes left open....

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Whereas Travis has one special box that she sleeps in, way up high in the kitchen [Smile]


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Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 12, 2006, 04:02:
 
Yeah our cat used to like climbing into boxes, seems to have given up on it in his old age. But Travis is just funny ... what does a box on its side serve to do that high up? I don't think cats run out of ways to be weird ...

Did you put the box there first and the cat found it?
 
Posted by maximile (Member # 3446) on December 12, 2006, 04:45:
 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Did you put the box there first and the cat found it?

/me pictures Travis setting up some sort of winch system to lift the box up there... [Wink]
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on December 12, 2006, 07:00:
 
quote:
originally posted by uilleann:
Did you put the box there first and the cat found it?

We discovered that Travis was sleeping on top of the kitchen cupboards at night, probably for warmth (the boiler is in the cupboards). We made this discovery at a time when all four cats were taking turns playing in the box. It was a bit of an experiment, but I just thought that Travis might like the box to sleep in. I put it on its side as I thought she would be likely to take a tumble if it was stood up in the normal way. She loves it. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 12, 2006, 08:00:
 
My silly question: How does she get up there?
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on December 12, 2006, 09:11:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97 :
My silly question: How does she get up there?

She jumps onto the kitchen worktop, then jumps again onto the fridge-freezer (the cereal boxes in the photo are sat on the fridge freezer) - that gets her about six feet up off the ground. One more jump from the top of the fridge-freezer onto the top of the overhead cupboards. She will accomplish this in one smooth sequence probably taking about three seconds. [Smile]

My question for uilleann:

Was bucketcat a one-off, or has he repeated the behaviour?

...and BooBooKitty - have you tried to explain to your cat the meaning of the word "inelegant"? [Wink]
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on December 12, 2006, 09:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by TMBWITW,PB:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
(More realistically - it's by the kitchen door, so probably scraps to be composted in the garden. [A distinctly English thing. =P])

I wouldn't think that was particularly English. My grandmother has always composted her kitchen scraps for the garden.
I do it. Between composting and recycling, we throw away almost nothing.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 12, 2006, 09:44:
 
I am not sure ... He starting taking interest in the bucket a week or two ago. One night he was stood with his front feet in it but seemed unable to get back out -- just frozen there and I picked him up and took him out of it.

But I've only seen him sleep in there the once, maybe because it was really cold that night. He tends to sleep on the doormat instead, despite being rough and prickly. That or the floor. Never anywhere you want him to go, and never in any bed you might give him.
 
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on December 12, 2006, 09:49:
 
uilleann wrote:
He tends to sleep on the doormat instead, despite being rough and prickly. That or the floor. Never anywhere you want him to go, and never in any bed you might give him.

A few strips of duct tape will keep him in bed and solve that problem.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 12, 2006, 09:59:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
uilleann wrote:
He tends to sleep on the doormat instead, despite being rough and prickly. That or the floor. Never anywhere you want him to go, and never in any bed you might give him.

A few strips of duct tape will keep him in bed and solve that problem.

Wow...that's just begging for scratched up arms... (when the duct tape is removed, anyway)
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on December 12, 2006, 10:41:
 
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Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 12, 2006, 10:49:
 
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Wow...that's just begging for scratched up arms... (when the duct tape is removed, anyway)

Hm ... very curious. He doesn't generally scratch (it's extremely rare that he's troubled enough to do that), but I don't know if he's intelligent enough to realise we stuck him down and if he'd then get so angry he'd lash out. I don't think I could ever be quite that cruel, as annoying and extremely awkward as he may be.


Trash cat? :) Cute, although the perspective and depth is far enough out that I spot it as a fake a mile away -- have to do better than that ;) Like maybe some duct tape at the bottom of the wastepaper basket and put your own cat into it and leave it there?
 
Posted by maximile (Member # 3446) on December 12, 2006, 11:23:
 
I'd bet trashcat is real. Look at the way both the white and the orange fur are perfectly masked (if it were fake). To do that, you'd either have to spend *ages* making it match, or you'd have to have a very co-operative cat who would hold still while you position coloured paper underneath him and take a photo. That, combined with the perfect colour match, makes me think it's real. I think the perspective issue comes from the fact that it's a very hairy cat in an unusual pose.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 12, 2006, 14:33:
 
There's software designed specifically to remove backgrounds, Corel KnockOut is one, came out years ago. I am sure anyone with the right app or ability could do it with no that much trouble. It's quite surprising what people can pull off with Photoshop and other apps now.
 
Posted by Demosthenes (Member # 530) on December 13, 2006, 12:20:
 
quote:
Originally posted by maximile:
I'd bet trashcat is real.

As far as I know, trashcat is real. What's more important, though, is that he's a hilarious 4chan meme. [Razz]
 
Posted by zesovietrussian (Member # 1177) on December 13, 2006, 14:35:
 
Why RIP? Did the poor kitty kick the bucket? (no pun intended)
 
Posted by never_ask_why333 (Member # 6340) on December 13, 2006, 14:58:
 
quote:
Originally posted by zesovietrussian:
Why RIP? Did the poor kitty kick the bucket? (no pun intended)

I was wondering the same thing. Infact at first I thought it was a new thread...
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 13, 2006, 15:08:
 
Kick the bucket? hehe how tragically apt :P

But yes. He had a good life.
 
Posted by Steen (Member # 170) on December 13, 2006, 15:24:
 
Yikes. Sorry to hear that, ullieann.
 
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 13, 2006, 18:52:
 
Wow...so he had to taste that last pleasure in life before going to the Great Scratching Post in the Sky? :-/ [Smile]

It is better to have rested in the bucket and gone, then never to have properly rested at all.

(And now I can't help but think both of Gaim and The Bucket, as well as an old quote with a knowing grin shot at fs.)
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 13, 2006, 19:25:
 
Well, uilleann, that is sad indeed. We love our cats around here.

So, I hate to say it, but he was looking a bit pail in those recent pictures.
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 13, 2006, 23:44:
 
GG, puns at such a solemn occasion?
That's really scraping the bottom of the barrel.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 14, 2006, 04:58:
 
Solemn? Who the hell's solemn? :P

And no, judging by our furniture and carpet he's gone to the Great Furnishing Store in the sky with a delicious vengeance :D Endless sofas to disintegrate, carpets to shred ... ah, bliss.
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 14, 2006, 09:35:
 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Solemn? Who the hell's solemn? [Razz]

And no, judging by our furniture and carpet he's gone to the Great Furnishing Store in the sky with a delicious vengeance [Big Grin] Endless sofas to disintegrate, carpets to shred ... ah, bliss.

uilleann! That seems so cold. But I imagine you will be furgiven.

quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Kick the bucket? hehe how tragically apt [Razz]

And this just begs details...
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 14, 2006, 09:53:
 
Me? Cold? Always.
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 14, 2006, 11:02:
 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
Me? Cold? Always.

Did you at least paws for a moment of silence?
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 14, 2006, 11:04:
 
The absence of a cat creates its own silence ...
 
Posted by garlicguy (Member # 3166) on December 14, 2006, 11:07:
 
quote:
Originally posted by uilleann:
The absence of a cat creates its own silence ...

True, admittedly very true. And of course that entails no need for special rituals or ceremonies or the like.
 
Posted by uilleann (Member # 1297) on December 14, 2006, 14:48:
 
:P

*groan*
 
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