My friend Annie Fraley asked her Facebook friends to post about things that made them happy in 2013. I appreciate this question because I always used to approach the end of each year with a “glad that’s over with” attitude, and now I’m just trying to be grateful for the good stuff. So even though…
One of my online acquaintances is angry at her cat because she has “regressed” in her potty training. And we’re not talking LITTER BOX here; this person actually purchased some kind of contraption that’s supposed to train her cat to pee/poop in the toilet! What the fuck.
Someone should force this idiotic useless human to do her business in a litter box and then lick her ass clean. Unnatural you say? Really? Hmmmmm….
The mystery has now been solved!
Here’s the story: Several times over the past few weeks, we’ve discovered the master bedroom HVAC vent cover lifted off and away from the vent. Weird, right? We figured it had to be the work of our felines since neither of us was responsible. But we couldn’t figure out how three cats — even working as a team — could possibly lift a vent cover from the top.
Well, it turns out that it wasn’t three… and they haven’t been collaborating… and the vent cover wasn’t being pulled off from on top.
ONE of our darlings has actually been lifting it from underneath!
Apparently, for the past several weeks, our fearless TOBY has been entering the ducting (through an opening on the other side of the house that we didn’t realize was there) and then crawling all the way across the house only to pop up gopher-like in the bedroom, in the process knocking the vent cover off with his head.
Now, I know that some cats and kittens will escape into HVAC ducting when they are scared and need a great place to hide… but I have never heard of a cat doing this for play! Have you??[caption id="attachment_3321" align="alignright" width="720"] Toby 2011[/caption]
And now we have further proof (not that we needed it) that Toby is the MOST UNUSUAL AND SPECIAL BEING in the universe.
Nothing is funnier than this blog entry (and the ensuing discussion thread) I found years ago regarding Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal. You see, I had been experiencing a very… um, intense… side effect after eating this tasty treat, and wanted to find out if I was the only one. Turns out I wasn’t.
Furthermore, one of my cats ingested the equivalent of a tablespoon of Kashi Go Lean Crunch last year and, within a few hours, began vomiting extensively and violently, and ultimately bloodily… to the point of nearly expelling his stomach through his mouth. This required a trip to the veterinarian, several medications, and at least 10 days of recovery before his gastrointestinal tract returned to normal.
Then a little over a week ago, the news came out that Kashi — now owned by Kellogg’s — uses genetically-modified grain in this supposedly “natural” product.
Coincidence? I think not.