Gut Rumbles

November 19, 2004

Cat Rambles

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Hey, everyone, McGehee here, guest-blogging while Rob's away. <evil, maniacal cackle>

The Gut Rumbles Board of Standards & Practices has informed me that there are certain rules for posting here. On this my initial post, I'm going to violate all of them -- including the one requiring at least one unadulterated swear word in each post.

On that one, I'll try to make up for it over the next few days, though. But for now....

As noted here, we have another cat. This makes three. Plus Lucy the dog. It's a freaking menagerie.

Mickie has turned out to be quite the big bully. She attacks Lucy's paws, tail or nose, whichever is in reach. She drives Suzie-Q to the top of any available appliance or piece of furniture. And then there's Taz.

Taz, a.k.a. The Amazing Seismic Kitty, the cat who coughed up Michael Moore, whose purr registers 6.2 on the Richter scale. The cat so big that when he climbs the stairs he has to make two trips. The cat we can't allow outdoors lest he take down and devour a passing jetliner. The cat whose name is still invoked, ten years later, by mother dogs in his natal state of Oklahoma to frighten their puppies into behaving.

Even Taz cannot intimidate Mickie. She chases him away from wherever she finds him. He growls, he hisses, he even swats at her. All to no avail. And as you look at the picture, you can surely understand why Mickie is First Feline in our household. Truly, a monster among cats.

And someday, when she weighs more than three pounds, we expect the reign of terror to escalate.

UPDATE: The links to pictures of Suzie and Taz may not work, and I don't know why. When I click the links from here, I often get my 403 error page instead. I also had difficulty getting the picture included in this post to display.

Methinks Rob may have set things up to try to thwart the posting of cat pictures while he's away, the bastard.


heh heh heh.

Things have really gone to the cats in A-man's absence...

Posted by: Jay G on November 19, 2004 08:43 AM

Jay, have you been able to see the pictures? I suspect if you came here from the blogoSFERICS version of this post you probably have.

Oh well. Originally it was my intention to only do one catblogging post here, but if the Acid One is going to be this way about it...

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 09:36 AM

It is blogSFERICS blocking the image from being viewed offsite...

Posted by: Chris on November 19, 2004 10:15 AM

I first headed here from NGD, and was unable to see the pic.

Then I clicked on the pic, which links to the entry on blogoSFERICS. Then, upon return to Cat Rumbles (snicker) I was able to see the pic.

Posted by: Jay G on November 19, 2004 10:33 AM

If Rob sees all this cat stuff he's going to charge you with felinious assault...

Posted by: Jay G on November 19, 2004 10:33 AM

Chris, I thought of that first thing but I don't see any blocked permissions in my host control panel. Guess I'll take another look.

Jay, you're worse than my wife with the puns. And that's saying something.

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 10:54 AM

Bwahahaha. I can see em. Hey, a little pussy never hurt anybody

Posted by: Danielle on November 19, 2004 11:00 AM

I found one change to make, but I can't see it making any difference. I don't think it's my website denying access.

But if you view the images from my site, they're in your cache and they'll display here. Screwy.

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 11:03 AM

I think this happened once before when Rob left the keys to his blog. The cat-bombing fallout was not pretty.

Posted by: James Old Guy on November 19, 2004 11:40 AM

Well, he can't say he wasn't warned.

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 11:48 AM

Holy shit, McGehee - Rob's gonna blow his aorta clean out when he sees you've been (gasp!) catblogging all over his site. Better hide your car, lest he take a dump on your windshield just outta spite.

Posted by: Steve on November 19, 2004 12:35 PM

My car is a big tall truck. He's gonna need an extension ladder.

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 01:34 PM

The cat bombing is old one has snake bombed that grouchy bastard in a long time.

/stirring the pot

Posted by: Chablis on November 19, 2004 01:44 PM

I could see the kitty pictures! More kitties! More kitties!!

Posted by: DogsDon'tPurr on November 19, 2004 02:47 PM

The cat bombing fallout may not have been pretty but mah gawd it was fun to watch..........from afar.

I am able to see the pretty kitties on Cat Rumbles, thank the good lord!

Posted by: Patti on November 19, 2004 05:21 PM

God put cats on this earth to drive men crazy. It worked.

PUH-LEEEEEEZE write about ANYTHING else....

Posted by: Hap Arnold on November 19, 2004 05:53 PM

Hmmm. Snake bombing...

Posted by: McGehee on November 19, 2004 09:21 PM

Just as long as there's no pussy-footing around...

Posted by: Jay G on November 19, 2004 11:34 PM

We have to avoid a catastrophe...

Posted by: Jay G on November 19, 2004 11:58 PM

I certainly hope you're cataloging these puns...

Posted by: Jay G on November 20, 2004 12:14 AM

I saw the pictures earlier just fine and now I can't. *shrug*

Posted by: girl on November 20, 2004 01:03 AM

If the kitten picture doesn't make Rob catatonic, Jay's puns might.

Posted by: McGehee on November 20, 2004 07:57 AM

Hey now, don't make fun of those puns. You might hurt Jay's felines. *snerk*

Posted by: Patti on November 20, 2004 08:02 AM

McG, what breed does Taz claim? I have one that looks just like Taz, always considered him a bastard Siamese, but someone told me Burmese. ????

Posted by: Aunty on November 20, 2004 09:40 AM

Aunty, we've been told he's a "flame-point" Siamese. That would be a cross between your garden-variety Siamese (maybe a blue-point) and a garden-variety orange tiger-striped tomcat.

When we still had Furrari (one Chris had when we met) and Taz had competition for raiding other cats' bowls, he actually looked from a distance like a pocket mountain lion. That was when he was in what might be called "fighting trim," but now he's what we politely call "well-rounded."

It may take him two trips to go up the stairs, but going down is easy -- he rolls.

Posted by: McGehee on November 20, 2004 02:54 PM

I happen to think my puns are just purrfect...

Posted by: Jay G on November 20, 2004 10:08 PM

Cats. targets.

Posted by: Henry Blowfly on November 21, 2004 09:04 AM

One of our cats still has a pellet in her from having been shot at. She's healthy and happy otherwise and getting along nicely with everyone.

Tells me whoever shot at her is the one with the problem.

Nothing personal, Henry -- I'll assume you're just trying to be funny.

Posted by: McGehee on November 22, 2004 02:03 PM

It gets worse. I put your post in the Carnival of the Cats this week. Heh!

Posted by: Omnibus Driver on November 22, 2004 03:38 PM

I thank you, and Zonker (who e-mailed me urging I seek exactly that) thanks you.

Acidman, on the other hand...

<evil, maniacal cackle>

Posted by: McGehee on November 22, 2004 04:39 PM

Acidman is going to have kittens when he sees what happened here...

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