Sunday, April 18, 2010

Where's your dignity, cat?

Reaction of black cat to Whiskas cat treats: mildly enthusiastic. Cat tries to open container by clawing at it, when this method proves unsuccessful, cat tries to run away with container as a whole (probably planning to open it later with the help of his workbench).

Reaction of black cat to milk: strongly enthusiastic. Cat rubs against leg in anticipation when milk container is taken out of fridge, jumps up nervously in the general direction of said milk container. After consuming allocated small amount of milk, cat signals preference for additional allowance of lactic fluid. (That's supposed to be a fancy way of saying 'milk', but I don't think that's actually what it means.)

Reaction of black cat to canned Tun... whoa, cat, what's wrong with you? Why is your tail shaking like that? And why are you romancing my leg, could you please stop that? (Or at least wait until we had a bit of a conversation.) Cat, seriously, I understand you: Tuna is great, no question. But you act like you're suffering from heroin withdrawal and someone just offered you a swimming pool full of smack.

Addendum. Solution for jittery cat situation: feed him half the can, eat the rest yourself in a salad. Notice cat calming down almost immediately, presumably via tuna-induced food coma, and then fall asleep on your sofa.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Clever noise is still noise, m'kay?

"Usually, such moments are short-lived, as the mind quickly resumes its noise making activity that we call thinking."