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    June 1, 2004

Kitty seems to move back-and-forth between two modes... sleep-mode, and asking-for-food-mode...   Asking-for-food-mode usually follows sleep-mode, and sleep-mode usually follows asking-for-food-mode.
it's a full-time job


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    September 13, 2004

I thought Kitty's mouse-catching days were over, but either there is an abundance of mice, or Kitty is remembering just how much fun it is to crunch skulls...   Or maybe she just needed a taste of blood and warm guts...   Her cute and peaceful  exterior  can be deceiving...


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    November 30, 2004

Occasionally I need to read Kitty the riot-act about the brutal psychological tactics she uses in place of actually begging for food...   Her technique is to simply wait, but to wait intently enough so the message penetrates my thick skull...   An exact interpretation of the message is as follows:
"if you really love me you will feed me"...


from the Kitty BLOG Archives

    December 30, 2004

Kitty seems to have worked out a special signaling language, and the system is based on the position of her ears.   I'm still a student, but some of the positions are relatively self explanatory...   twelve and two


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    March 29, 2004

The quality I admire most about Kitty is her earnestness.   Her approach to life has a degree of intensity and dedication that our human religious and political leaders would do well to emulate.     little Ms Intensity


from the Kitty BLOG Archives

    August 16, 2004

It's Monday morning again, and Kitty has begrudgingly gone off to the office, or as she calls it, "the rat race".   party is over


from the Kitty BLOG Archives

    January 21, 2005

But mainly, to sum it up, she is basically a  ball of fur,  pretty much...

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          Kitty, the blog animal         June 13, 2005

A  moody  cat...   But the goings-on inside her head are unfathomable...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 12, 2005

Kitty seems quite happy with her outdoor furnishings of natural weeds.
Here she is,  hanging out  amongst them...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 11, 2005

Besides being able to radiate, she can also reflect...     greeneyes

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 10, 2005

It's summertime...     And Kitty loves it...     It's right-up-her-street...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 9, 2005


And there are days when she is a  purple cat...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 8, 2005

I really shouldn't attempt to analize the complexities that seem to go on within Kitty's little head, but seeing her sleeping so pleasurably makes me rather curious, and almost jealous of her  other little world...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 7, 2005

Just as smart as Lassie,  and about twice as cute...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 6, 2005

Sometimes  during scratching there might be a fleeting moment when she will stop scratching long enough to recalculate her expended effort vs. amount of relief derived from that effort...
It's a graph with two lines -- one starts high and one starts low...
Where the lines intersect indicates a balanced work/benefit relationship.

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 5, 2005

I was telling Kitty about carpenters in the old days, and how they had to use somewhat-stretchy fabric tape measures before the invention of steel tapes.   At the start of an important job they would all get together and adjust their measuring tapes so everybody's efforts would "jive"...
But here on the Kittyland  construction site,  every time Kitty measures something she insists that it be measured in "hairs"...   Oh you know -- a hair more this way, and off by a hair, and the ever popular half a hair... Big problems arise when measuring something long, instead of short...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 4, 2005

Dressing for the job is critical, but because it is so darned difficult to get Kitty to put on anything new, her employment options are pretty darned limited.   So,  bread and butter  for Kitty is holding court...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 3, 2005

If I hadn't had Kitty weighting me down, I think I would have fallen out of my chair.   Yesterday I heard Hoyt Amadeus Smith [KDFC-FM 102.1mHz] doing a promotion for today's Morning show, and for some reason (that hasn't been fully explained yet) he felt it necessary to mention that today is National Hug Your Cat Day.   Well, that was some pretty exciting news, but when I googled National Hug Your Cat Day, I found a wide range of dates assgined to the honorable day.   The general concensus seems to be that May 3rd is the day to hug your cat, but Hoyt Amadeus Smith seems to think the official date is today...   Someone else lists May 30th, so I am getting the impression that the designation is a little bit less official than the importance the title suggests.
Soooooo...   no matter what time or date...   It's  time to hug our cats!

  • January 2nd—Happy New Year for Cats Day

  • March 1—National Pig Day

  • February 26th—National Spay Day

  • April—Animal Cruelty Prevention Month

  • April 1st—National Pet First Aid Awareness Day

  • April 18th—Pet Owners Independence Day

  • May 3rd—Hug Your Cat Day

  • May 5th—Be Kind to Animals Week

  • May 5th—National Pet Week

  • June 21st—Take Your Dog to Work Day

  • June 24th—Take Your Pet to Work Week

  • September 22nd—National Dog Week

  • October—Animal Safety and Protection Month

  • October 2nd—World Farm Animals Day

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 2, 2005

Finally, the weather has warmed up and the pace has quickened, and both Kitty and I are off to our  blurry  destinations...   blurry, blurry, blurry...

          Kitty, the blog animal         June 1, 2005

Yeah Kitty, I know how boring it must be when you have no appreciation for the sport...   From Kitty's point of view, floating around in a pond must not look like much fun at all...     ribbit ... ...     ribbit ... ...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 31, 2005

Oh sure, they would be fine  playmates  for about five minutes...   One would probably escape, but the other one just might become lunch...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 30, 2005

I showed this montage a few weeks ago, but I thought it was so funny (I am easily amused) that I would show it again.    play it again, Sam...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 29, 2005

Usually, our parent / child relationship couldn't be better, but when we are out in public she sometimes will pretend that she doesn't even know me... She is  way too cool...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 28, 2005

One of the most difficult engineering tasks is that of push-button design.
For now, we are going with the concept that it should be either  round or circular...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 27, 2005

I think if I stuffed a  double-A-battery into each ear, then poked her nose, I might be able to get her eyes to light-up and bug-out even more than they do normally...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 26, 2005

Along with warm weather comes the inevitable shedding.   We have cat hair,  here, there, and everywhere...   O.K., feel free to sing along...

Gimme a head with hair
Long beautiful hair
Shining, gleaming,
Streaming, flaxen, waxen

Give me down to there hair
Shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there mama
Everywhere daddy daddy

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

Let it fly in the breeze
And get caught in the trees
Give a home to the fleas in my hair
A home for fleas
A hive for bees
A nest for birds
There ain't no words
For the beauty, the splendor, the wonder
Of my...

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair

I want it long, straight, curly, fuzzy
Snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty
Oily, greasy, fleecy
Shining, gleaming, streaming
Flaxen, waxen
Knotted, polka-dotted
Twisted, beaded, braided
Powdered, flowered, and confettied
Bangled, tangled, spangled, and spaghettied!

Oh say can you see
My eyes if you can
Then my hair's too short

Down to here
Down to there
Down to where
It stops by itself

They'll be ga ga at the go go
When they see me in my toga
My toga made of blond
Biblical hair

My hair like Jesus wore it
Hallelujah I adore it
Hallelujah Mary loved her son
Why don't my mother love me?

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair, hair
Flow it, show it
Long as God can grow it
My hair...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 25, 2005

Black can be deceiving -- perhaps black is the color of secrets...
Kitty's true color, revealed by the  afternoon sun,  is reddish-brown...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 24, 2005

Kitty is a talker.   Most of what she has to say is just err and rouw, but I swear she does have the concept of multiple syllables...   rouw-rouw is her word for kibble, and if she is in the proper mood, she will say it as I dole out her ration.   We try to work on pronunciation, and she tries her best to wrap her tongue around the difficult k and b, but actually, I think she has caught on to the concept of things and names.    little Ms Smarty Pants 

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 23, 2005

Most cats like to clean-up their faces after they eat.   I've been told that this is not for beauty, but rather it is an instinctual reminant of their past, when they found it prudent not to let their predators track them down by the smell of dinner on their face.   But to me, these days, the behavior looks an awful lot like a  stamp of approval...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 22, 2005

Finally we have nice weather, and Kitty is back-in-her-groove of enjoying the far-out warmth of the  afternoon sun.   Cool...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 21, 2005

I've succeeded in spoiling Kitty to the point that she knows I will cater to 99.9% of her demands...   But late last night she woke me out of a sound sleep with her insistant calls from the kitchen, and I tried to ignore her for a while, but I finally succumbed to her request.   And wouldn't you know it, she turned down my offering of kibble and made it crystal-clear that she wanted a taste of canned cat food instead.   Well, we have a rule against serving canned cat food in the middle of the night, so I had to read her Chapter XVIII, sub-section 3 of the Kittyland riot act, which clearly establishes and addresses her status as a  subserviant  creature...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 20, 2005

I chopped down all of the weeds around here a couple of weeks ago, but since then we've gotten some rain, and they have made a dandy recovery.   Kitty relies on those weeds for a bit of steathy camoflage...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 19, 2005

Kitty is a  wonderful listener...   And although I'm sure she doesn't understand most of the words, she is in complete alignment with most of what I say...   ...especially, the phrase:  "would you like some food?"

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 18, 2005

Beyond photography, it is a question of which media...
Paint on canvas is an option, but really, the variety is limitless...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 17, 2005

If you visit Pestbouncer frequently, you might recognize this montage,  but I thought it was so cool that I should publish it again...   And if you'd like to see more silver ripples, please visit my Lagunitas Creek website...
I did take pictures today of Kitty devouring a little piece of fresh corn-on-the-cob, but I think we've all seen about enough of Kitty chomping down on an ear of corn.   But I will report that this was Kitty's first fresh corn in a few weeks (she has been having to make do with frozen), and judging from her exuberant enthusiasm, we are right back on track...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 16, 2005

The thing about Kitty is that she really doesn't understand all of the scientific ramifications of her world, but she does have a pretty good grasp of the basics.   For example, she knows all of the variations of sunlight, and what to do with each one...   Here she is, enjoying  afternoon light...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 15, 2005

To the casual observer, it would appear as if Kitty has an  uneventful life, but that is only because she is so darned good at her job that she makes what she does look easy.   It may look like almost anybody could do the job she does, but it takes not only talent, but persistence.   Brains too... Being a cat is a 24/7 type of job with unimaginably large responsibilities.

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 14, 2005

We saw cabin fever come, and now it has gone...   Kitty is finally spending more time outdoors...   Here she is, enjoying a  blade of grass...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 13, 2005

Kitty's attitude is: "call her anything, but don't call her late for lunch"...
So, I think we're just going to go with  Green Eyes...   That seems to fit.

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 12, 2005

I'm still not completely sure if Kitty is  more Blue  than she is Blur, but perhaps Kitty should be hyphenated and then she could be the Blue-Blur.   I just don't know...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 11, 2005

Kitty may be a tuxedo-cat, but she certainly is no  stuffed shirt...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 10, 2005

Kitty has already decyphered this morning's strange and cryptic message in the sky.   Today it was a friendly message, but hopefully she will give me the  heads up  if I ever need to take cover...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 9, 2005

The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco has a crew of  weeping ladies  sculpted by Ulric Ellerhusen in 1915 for the Panama Pacific Exposition.   The sad figures are said to represent the melancholy of life without art, and the way Ellerhusen decided to depict this was to leave them clinging to the corners and rooftops of the buildings from which they were denied...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 8, 2005

From the window yesterday afternoon, I noticed Kitty  hunkered down  with a garden full of Photoshop phlowers...

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 7, 2005

Blurry the Cat???
It might be a little late to rename Kitty, but her name is so generic that I was sort of looking for somethig else that might stick...
So, I Googled for names of cats, and I was thinking something along the lines of Blue or Blur, but here is a short list of the variations:
Blue, Blue Baby, Blue Bell, Blue Boy, Blue Comet, Blue Eyes, Blue Monday, Blue Sapphire, Blueberry, Blueberry Muffin, Blues, Bluella, Blur, Blurry, Blurry Kitty, Blurt, Bluster, Bluto, Blynken, Bo, Bo Didley, Bo-Bo, Bob, Bob Dole [ yes, someone named their cat Bob Dole ], Bobberdobber, Bobbie, Bobbie Joe, Bobbin, Bobby, and last but not least; Bobby Socks.

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 6, 2005

As  two ships passing in the night
So quietly neath the stars soft light;
Our paths cross but now and then.
Reaching out, seeking one another again.

We say hello and then we part,
Knowing we've shared a piece of our heart.
Some friendships stay and sadly some go.
My prayers remain steady hoping ours will grow.

I ache when you're hurting,
I cry when you're sad.
Wanting to comfort and hold you so bad.
Know that I'm waiting here, with open arms,
To share all your troubles and relish your charms.

I have nothing to offer but the soul of a friend,
Strong shoulders to lean on that don't easily bend.
I offer these freely with no strings attached,
For in caring and sharing you'll not meet my match.

So on some long and lonely night
When nothing seems to go just right
Close your eyes and think of me,
Under the moon's glow is where I'll be...
[ author unknown ]

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 5, 2005

Within her little bag of curvy tricks is the amazing ability to conjure up, at any point in time, proof of her own  twistedness.
see twisted gallery at

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 4, 2005

Ask Kitty for some hair, and she is apt to conjure up a genuine fur coat...
see being a cat gallery at

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 3, 2005

Ask Kitty for a speech, and she is apt to conjure up a few soft words...
see contemplative gallery at

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 2, 2005

Ask Kitty for happy memories, and she is apt to conjure up a tasty and delectible mouse in her eye...   Yum...
see reflective gallery at

          Kitty, the blog animal         May 1, 2005

Ask Kitty for directions, and she is apt to tell you that the only way to get there is sideways...   I think it's some kind of new-age enlightenment...
see sideways gallery at

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