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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Tarazan enjoys playing with himself

You cat people might find this video routine business, but I have never seen my cats use their own tail as a toy ever before. Since I'm new to cats in the scope of my lifetime, I'm still enthralled by their antics. But since I got this new blue bed, every time I see Tarzan in it, he's going nuts over his tail. This video is mild compared to the way he sometimes goes after it. It's like he doesn't realize it's part of himself!

Tarzan is the definite clown of the two felines and the most curious. The other day I was hanging out in the apartment with them, and he gets on the coffee table and goes up to the almost-empty tissue box (the small, cube style). He shoves his fat head in the hole to see what he might find and then brought the box up with his face! I wish I had had the camera for that one.

It's a good thing he lives in his own place with not many things to knock over or mess with, other than his toys. He's like a dog in wanting to mouth everything. Lay the cordless phone on the table and he bites the rubber antenna. Try to use a pencil and he walks over and chomps on it.

So, what have your pets gotten into that got them into trouble or made you crack up? Do you watch funny pet videos on TV? I do once in a blue moon and wonder why I don't more often--most are great. It's in inane commentary that I can't stand, as their comments are anything but funny. They usually make me hit mute.

posted by Sandy at 1/02/2008 08:44:00 PM


Blogger k9rescue said...

Umm, someone needs to explain to Tarzan that his tail is supposed to be attached! LOL

Wednesday, January 02, 2008 10:31:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Love the title Sandy! LOL... Are you messing with the Dragon boy again?
All cats that I know play with their tails. Mine like to bat at each others when they are on different levels of the monkey tree... I am always waiting for one to fall off the thing while doing this play thing but so far, no falls...

It was 17 degrees this morning when I had to walk the hound dog! (I thought Minnie was having a heart attack when the school bus went by) Burrrrr it is cold but only for a short time as they are calling for 60’s by Saturday… Come on warm stuff, this Southern gal don’t like the cold wind!

Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:39:00 AM  
Blogger B said...

All my pets are talented. I have Lucy the head humper, Charlie the lock pick, and the incredible escape artist we call Hines. Pearl just sits back and fans the crowd of adoring fans for tips.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 8:01:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Shadow loves to chase her tail too. She is the first cat I've had that likes to chase their tail. Punkin likes to go round in circles chasing a string or other toy, but I never noticed him actually chasing his tail. She was in the kitchen floor the other day, just going round and round trying to get that evil black thing that was following her.

Hey you Pet People, go to my Veteran's Voice blog and check out my latest topic. It is about two of my loves--dogs and the military (even if it is the Army). I'm really impressed that the Army is opening up to the concept of therapy dogs in combat zones.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger tina said...

Hey Sandy,
We love pet videos in our family. Jimmy's newest thing is to record them then upload to Youtube. My favorite is of our parakeet dancing to "I'd like to teach the world to sing". It is sooo cute.

Skeeter...only one more day of the cold then warm again! I hope Minnie gets better with the noise.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 1:26:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

“Some boys don't like girls, it's that simple!”. “Tarazan enjoys playing with himself”. Sandy, these are your quotes. I am sensing a theme here. Is there a subliminal message your trying to tell us? Is someone wanting to come out of the closet? We are all friends here, you can tell us. It’s OK.

I will have to send you the latest video of Shadow climbing the cat tree. And even the one where she is so excited she fell off the cat tree. It’s hilarious. Don’t worry she landed on her feet, kinda, sorta.

For an update on poor pitiful sickly Wifey-pooh. THANKS to Dr. Dragon Feel Good, I have pulled her from the jaws of despair. With constant nursing her as if she was a mere child. My total attention to her every needs. Wifey-pooh is well on the road to a full recovery. And it is about time. If wifey-pooh had ruined my golf trip up in the mountains next week, I would have been pi$$ed. I would have still gone, but I would have been concerned about her being sick while I was away. I must figure out the bill for her with all the extra duties I had to do. Laundry, Cleaning, Cooking, Doctoring, Emptying litter pans, feeding her varmints, and on, and on, and on. It will be very expensive. A live in nursemaid isn’t cheap. Plus the absence of, how should I put, companionship. Where’s Debbie when you need her?

Sandy, tell the Boss I finally got some fried chicken. That’s only because wifey-pooh was flat on her a$$ being pathetic. She claims to be from the Deep South, but if you can’t cook fried chicken you aren’t southern. Yesterday she pulled that pitty pitty act at work and left early. Then gives me a call wanting me to stop at the store for a few things. Well I did so. I also fixed her some fried chicken. I’ve waited ten years for this.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 6:56:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

If you can't be with the one you love baby, love the one your with. Even if it's yourself. Let poor Tarzan alone to have his fun.

I have three cats, only one of whom chases her tail, and she's 15 and still goes crazy wild trying to get it.

Glad wifey-pooh is better Dragon, but my butt-bone is still quite tender. And what's with all this fried chicken talk? I'm a Polish Yankee making pierogies, halushki, and kielbasa.

Thursday, January 03, 2008 7:51:00 PM  
Blogger dragon said...

What the hell is pierogies, halushki, and kielbasa? I can adapt though.

Daseylouu, you're killing me with your butt?

Thursday, January 03, 2008 8:18:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Dragon, I am a southern as turnips greens and cornbread but I made the Saint and me some Kielbasa and sauerkraut last night for dinner! LOL... Was not as good as cornbread but the hot steamy stuff hit the spot.... I think it might have been that dang northern wind that got us to craving it....LOL Hope that wind goes back north soon or I will have to find out what Halushki is all about...

Tina in the Garden has me mystified with northern Whoopie Pies…..
Daisy are you familiar with Whoopie Pies???
Dragon might need some for his booty call…. LOL

Friday, January 04, 2008 11:20:00 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Dragon, brother dear, what is up with you and not knowing all these foods? First you didn't know wht my Bruschetta on Crostini was and now Perogies and Kielbasa. I love the Perogies with cheese in them! And I love kielbasa many ways. Skeeter yours with the kraut is one of my favorites,yum!
Now I must admit that i don't know what the Haluski is so Daisy do tell us.
Sure hope your butt is better too Daisy. I know Dragon is just itching to get up there and help to ease your pain.
Tina I saw Whoopie pies on the Food channel last year.

Friday, January 04, 2008 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Halushki is a Polish dish. It's cabbage and noodles basically. The old time Polish ladies made their own noodles, but we use wide egg noddles. You simply fry onionis in butter with the cabbage, adding a little water until cabbage is cooked soft. I like to add some garlic and red pepper flakes, but that's just me. You simply cook the noodles and then add them to the cooked cabbage and onions and heat through, It's great warmed up too as leftovers. I personally like more cabbage and less noodles, so it's just a matter of personal taste.

I made this once for a church dinner down the road years ago and I made the mistake of telling them it was Polish "halushki." All the southern-fried country folk I guess were terrified of Polish food so no one ate it. If I had called it "cabbage noodle meddley" or something they'd have scarfed it up. LOL.

You can get very good frozen perogis now in the store called "Mrs. T's" They are made near where Daisy lives. You boil them for five minutes, then add them to some onions that have been friend in butter, and just brown them a tad. YUMMY. I have recipes for homemade pierogis, but that's a lot of work, OR you can make it lasagna style OR as "broken pierogi" which is a pasta like ziti mixed with the butter, cheese, potato and onion mixture that goes in the stuffed traditional type.

I have recipes for all if anyone wants!

Friday, January 04, 2008 3:39:00 PM  
Blogger Daisylouu said...

I never realized Whoopie Pies were native to my area. And they are yummy, Dragon, when you visit I will be sure to add Whoopie to the list.....pies, that is.

Kielbasa is merely a version of sausage, there are TONS of variations, smoked and fresh and many different flavors/spices.

The only southern thing I really like is Sausage Gravy and biscuits.

Friday, January 04, 2008 7:16:00 PM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Come on down Daisy, we are having sausage and gravy over biscuits for breakfast Sunday! They will be homemade because I cannot stand the prepackaged stuff. It tastes like glue. YUCK.... Did you not have a piece of the pecan pie I made? Did you not like that? Maybe you don’t like Southern foods because you have not had Good Southern foods cooked for you... I bet Pam and I could knock you socks off with some good Southern cooking!

I was checking out the inventory in the freezer and found a package of perogi. The Saint and I eat them like ravioli with a hint of pasta sauce. They are yummy that way but now that I know how they are to be eaten, we will have to try the butter and onion method...

Sandy, when you make the Halushki, do you shred the cabbage or chop it or leave it whole leaf? The Saint and I are going to give it a try... That is funny about the church people not eating it! Country folks can be picky about strange foods...

Saturday, January 05, 2008 8:36:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

I just chope up the cabbage with a knife, so it's not as fine as shredded--maybe one-inch strips. Just make sure it gets a bit browned, so don't use too much water and boil it, just enough to help steam it. I also use a lid until it's soft, then take off the lid to make sure all the water is gone before adding the cooked noodles.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 10:10:00 AM  
Blogger Skeeter said...

Sounds yummy Sandy and we will try it soon! Since staying home with Minnie we are cooking in our kitchen more. I have forgotten how much fun cooking at home can be. Less expensive too!

Daisy, you missed a great Sausage Gravy and Biscuit breakfast! Was yummy and we thought of you!

Sunday, January 06, 2008 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

daisylouu where do you live? I am Tina's (in the garden) mother and I live in Maine.

All this talk about food is making me hungry. When I lived in Georgia we rented from an ederly couple who sorta took me under their wing abd became my mother away from home. Oh I wish I could fry chicken or catfish with hush puppies like she did.

Sandy, I am with Skeeter with the cabbage dish and will have to try it. Sounds yummy.

Sunday, January 06, 2008 7:30:00 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

Daisy, my sis, lives in Pennsylvania were we grew up. The NE part in the antracite coal region near the Poconos

Tuesday, January 08, 2008 12:39:00 PM  

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Sandy Britt, an animal welfare advocate and volunteer with Clarksville rescue organizations, takes care of three dogs: Zoe, Scooter and Peanut; two cats: Catfish and Tarzan; and one husband, Glen, and according to him she takes care of them in that order.

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