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    This morning I woke to the cat knocking the laptop of the desk, the screen was down so the keyboard didn't get all messed up.
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    I guess he was just interested in what was going here this morning.
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    Christmas decorating around the house is going well. We don't yet have the nerve to add even the least fragile ornaments.
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    I sometimes wonder if ours are really cats.

    The tree went up yesterday (not decorated yet) and as in past years, they completely ignored it. They don't climb it, they don't attack it, they don't play with the ornaments or the branches, they don't knock it over, they don't drink water out of it, but they aren't alarmed by it either (whereas any new object usually has to be very cautiously inspected). They don't even acknowledge its existence.
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    We brought some ornaments home from storage yesterday, including some in a decorative red and green basket. My wife put the empty basket under the tree. It wasn't empty long.
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    You wouldn't believe the amount of piteous meowing going on around my feet just now. It's apparently time for grooming.

    ETA: Ok, I got up and went in the guest room, where the zooming* takes place. She ran past me and jumped on the bed. I sat beside her and commenced grooming. With a minute, she got down and meowed at me from the floor. I stood up and she jumped back on the bed, still meowing. Lather, rinse, repeat. I don't think SHE knows what she actually wants.

    *We use one of these. Highly recommended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    ... I don't think SHE knows what she actually wants. ...
    Oh, yes she does. And she's getting it.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.
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    Half-siblings Tachyon and Sophie stare at the photographer, my wife.
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    Possible half-siblings Perseus "Percy" Jett (foreground) and Cleopatra Josophine (rear) lounge on the kitchen floor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    Half-siblings Tachyon and Sophie stare at the photographer, my wife.
    Tachyon! As it happens, I'm re-reading Pratchett's Johnny and the Bomb, which features a character called "Mrs. Tachyon"!
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    We called him Tachyon as he was fast, but he was also unseen (hid a lot) and so fit the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    We called him Tachyon as he was fast, but he was also unseen (hid a lot) and so fit the name.
    In the 1950s sf film This Island, Earth, we're told that a certain cat is "named Neutron, because he's so positive."

    Good grief, said I, bad science!

    To stress his positive nature, they might have named him Nucleus, Proton, or Positron.
    Or maybe Cation.

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    10 cats in this house, and every single one is torpid or semi-comatose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger E. Moore View Post
    10 cats in this house, and every single one is torpid or semi-comatose.
    In other words, normal.
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    I was hoping at least one of the cats would have a six figure salary by now.
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    Our two cats (aged about 2 and 1 years) will disappear and presumably doze for long stretches during the day ... but right about human bedtime, they gain strength and chase each other around the house, bouncing off chairs, tables and walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonM435 View Post
    Our two cats (aged about 2 and 1 years) will disappear and presumably doze for long stretches during the day ... but right about human bedtime, they gain strength and chase each other around the house, bouncing off chairs, tables and walls.
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    About 25 years ago, we got a kitten. Next day I called up my Mom. "I'd forgotten kittens can fly."
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    Yeah, I remember last time there were four kittens in the house. They would bounce off the walls, literally. Lots of banging and jumping around, sometimes they would hit their heads pretty hard into things. I would get concerned, but they would just keep playing and never act like it had hurt.

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    The Wife and I are kinda sorta house hunting. We found a promising prospect and arranged to tour it.

    When we pulled up we saw a gray tabby running across the street a few houses down.

    There was an orange tabby stretched out in the front yard.

    The current owners have a bob-tailed tuxedo (with backyard access).

    On our way out a small Himalayan came up to flirt.

    Our kind of neighborhood, but the bedrooms were too small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    About 25 years ago, we got a kitten. Next day I called up my Mom. "I'd forgotten kittens can fly."
    When our two were kittens they would reenact the scenes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon where the two antagonists would leap in the air and meet and fight in mid flight, before crashing to the ground.
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