Gut Rumbles

August 08, 2005

Quote of the day

Some people damn sure ain't gonna like this post. Hell, when I wrote about popping a cat in the ass with a pellet gun to keep it from killing my baby mockingbirds, I had people calling me everything from a "cat-killer!" to a child abuser.

Hence, my Quote of the Day:

..."cats are wild animals in their hearts... and on a very deep level I simply don't trust them."

Neither do I.


I have a dog I love dearly, Bluebell. She's a shepherd mix weighing a little over fifty pounds, and she generally sleeps on a couch in the room next to my bedroom. The door is open, and she wanders in and out during the night as she pleases, and I usually wake up finding her asleep by the side of the bed.

If cats came as big as Bluebell, I would never, ever consider letting one have that much freedom of the house while I was asleep and helpless.

No. Way.

Posted by: Steve Teeter on August 8, 2005 01:31 AM

Cleaning the Toilet

1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.

2. Pick up the cat and soothe him while you carry him towards the bathroom.

3. In one smooth movement, put the cat in the toilet and close both lids. You may need to stand on the lid.

4. The cat will self agitate and make ample suds. Never mind the noises that come from the toilet, the cat is actually enjoying this.

5. Flush the toilet three or four times. This provides a "power-wash" and rinse".

6. Have someone open the front door of your home. Be sure that there are no people between the bathroom and the front door.

7. Stand behind the toilet as far as you can, and quickly lift both lids.

8. The cat will rocket out of the toilet, streak through the bathroom, and run outside where he will dry himself off.

9. Both the commode and the cat will be sparkling clean.


The Dog

Posted by: M.J. Behan on August 8, 2005 03:49 AM

A cat just does what wives and kids do in excess, with the added bonus of the cat sleeps quietly 23+hrs a day.

And I like birds too, so the bird feeder is too high for the cat to reach, but it entertains him a lot of the 45min a day he is awake.

Posted by: TomR on August 8, 2005 07:22 AM

..."cats are wild animals in their hearts... and on a very deep level I simply don't trust them." my old age I feel about people this way. I think I trust my cat more than most people. At least I know what to expect from a cat. And the worst he will do is drink out of my cup when I'm not looking or walk on the countertop, where he knows he's not supposed to be.

Posted by: Suz on August 8, 2005 07:35 AM

My quote of the day is "A dog will come when you call him, a cat, however, will take a message and get back to you"....

Posted by: Ruth on August 8, 2005 07:48 AM

My biggest objection to cats is that they "PLAY" with their prey before killing it.

That is just cruel by anyones standards.

Posted by: arathorn on August 8, 2005 08:10 AM

... we'll end up leaving the cats as-is.. but their propensity for un-needed violence still pisses me off on occasion....

Posted by: Eric on August 8, 2005 08:32 AM

oh, I don't know, I LIKE a little pussy now and then--

Posted by: GUYK on August 8, 2005 09:09 AM
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