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May 31 2013

In Which The Cat Is Not Amused

So I did some mad cleaning, the kind you do when you’re disgusted with life, the Universe and everything, and decide to take it out on your poor innocent apartment. Misha slept happily through most of it, except for those bits where she stirred to come snigger at me whilst I was down on my knees scrubbing the linoleum. But there’s one thing guaranteed to wake her up, and that’s Mommy sprinkling carpet freshener around.

Kitteh sez "Whut?"

Kitteh sez “Whut?”

She’s learned that carpet freshener means the icky evil vacuum cleaner’s about to be busted out, and nothing pisses her off more than the vacuum. Well, guests. She despises those. And dogs. And other cats. Okay, lots of things piss her off more than the vacuum cleaner, but it wins when we’re alone together.

What is the meaning of this outrageous conduct?

What is the meaning of this outrageous conduct?

So she gave me and the carpet freshener a sustained glare. I found it hilarious, so of course I photographed it. Besides, the light from the window was just right for her gorgeous green eyes.

She might be going a bit deaf, or she’s just getting obstinate in her old age, but when I switched on the evil icky vacuum cleaner, she just gave me another outraged glare, and then determinedly pretended to sleep rather than running away like she normally does. Then again, it could be her insecurity issues surrounding her pillow. Ever since a friend interfered with her enjoyment of it, she’s mostly kept herself planted upon it. Especially when people come by. Except for that one time the other morning when I was trying to sleep in, and she was trying to encourage me to embrace the new day by hurking up a hairball loudly a few feet away, and then a bit later, tearing up and down the house, then pausing to yowl loudly in my ear, by way of announcing she needed to poop.

She is, in fact, the reason I never found myself tempted to have children. Whyever do you ask?

If anyone can think of what sort of geology she’s illustrating in the photos above, I shall publish them on Geokittehs and credit you. Fame will be yours. Alas, not fortune. Sorry.

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  1. 1
    Anthony K

    She’s pulling away from the blanket to her left. A dipurrgent boundary?

    1. 1.1
      rq

      *Like* :)

  2. 2
    Donovan

    The formation of a kettle lake?

  3. 3
    miles

    Pff.

    Volcanic Bomb.

  4. 4
    Susannah

    Isn’t that the “immovable rock”?

    (Non-geologist here. Sorry.)

  5. 5
    Numenaster

    Seems to me she’s compressing into a sedimentary layer. But I’m an engineer, what do I know.

  6. 6
    Trebuchet

    Love-a flow?

    Ok, that’s lame. Gorgeous eyes, though.

  7. 7
    Karen Locke

    She’s representing all those damn problems that we Don’t Have Enough Data For.

    A cat not afraid of the vacuum cleaner? All Husband has to do is empty the Roomba’s trash bin. Bu the time he starts it, my kittehs have vanished.

  8. 8
    chezjake

    With that frigid stare, she’s got to be a glacial erratic.

  9. 9
    david

    Sedentary geology.

  10. 10
    rq

    Umm. She has beautifully green eyes? :) I’m sure there’s a rock or mineral whose colour we could use as comparison, and I’m going to stick with that. Geologic features – not my forte. I only see the kitteh, I’m afraid… I can’t see beyond that. ;)

  11. 11
    nobonobo

    Bedrock

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