Friday Cat Blogging – 10 October 2008

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FRIDAY CATBLOGGING….I’ve still got a lot on my mind today, but I guess that’s true for all of us, isn’t it? So let’s call it a week anyway and spend the rest of the day winding down and admiring our cats instead. They deserve it.

Today we have action shots. Sort of. On the left, what is Domino looking at? A bird? A plane? Superman? No: it was a bird after all. To be precise, a hummingbird flitting around the garden for her occasional amusement. On the right, you’ll notice the extreme bushiness of Inkblot’s tail. I’m not entirely sure what caused it, but circumstantial evidence suggests he took note of a neighborhood dog and came charging around the corner to run into the house. Thus the tail. He knows perfectly well that the back door is open, of course, but he’d rather have somebody open the front door for him instead.

We are currently suffering from a cat food liquidity crisis, and it’s now time for resolute action to prevent it from turning into a cat food insolvency crisis and causing full blown feline panic. So I’m off to the store. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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