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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2006 10:36            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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 ...

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Well, that's cute...now you just need to get Joel to make a very wrong song about it. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2006 11:26      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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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Icon 14 posted December 10, 2006 12:16      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ha ha!

What normally goes in the bucket?

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2006 12:17      Profile for business attire     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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.

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Icon 1 posted December 10, 2006 12:31      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
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])

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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.

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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?

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In the dog's water bowl in the water ...? :D OK you win :P
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My cats likes to just lounge on his back sometimes. I'll catch him napping this way too!

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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.

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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!

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We've always buried our garbage in the garden. Kinda like composting, but skipping a few steps!

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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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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?

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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]
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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]

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My silly question: How does she get up there?

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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]

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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)

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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?

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