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Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Cat Pack.

If the cats and I are inside they keep a very close eye on what I am doing.  I am, for example, unable to go to the toilet without a black paw or two snaking under the door.  If I shut the door in their face the complaints are loud and long.

Similarly if I am in the garden they are very attentive.  Jewel in particular loves me planting bulbs.  She comes along behind me, digging them up and snorting the fertiliser I plant with them.  Crack cocaine for cats.  She has also been known to dig the bulb out and position her dainty black behind over the hole.

Despite being both black, they are very different.  Jewel is probably about a year older than Jazz and is half his size.  This very short video shows Jewel with her most favourite toy - an acorn shell.






Limp falls on the carpet are a relatively new trick.  The idea is for one of us to give them a belly rub.  Typically they position themselves so that one person cannot rub both bellies at once.  If Jazz feels he is missing out he attacks Jewel.  Or me.







There was never any chance that Jazz was going to fit into this box but he amused himself (and us) trying for well over half an hour.




Jazz has a fit if someone tries to put him in a bag.  Jewel climbs in of her own accord.  Both black, very different, much loved.  And shamefully indulged.

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  1. Hey! We had a box like that! Our Secretary gave it to the bin man!
    And we say there is no shame in indulging cats.No sir!

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    1. Jazz's box has gone to the recycling truck as well. No fair - Jewel gets to keep her acorns AND her bags.

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  2. Gorgeous creatures and great company. I'd be bereft without mine.

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    1. Yup. With you there. I couldn't imagine life without them.

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  3. Couldn't see the video! :( I love your description of your cats. They are beautiful! Isn't it funny how they can have such different purrsenalities!!!

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    1. Teresa, I am so sorry you couldn't see Jewel's clever little leap. Some day I will get the hang of posting videos so that all can see them.

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  4. Jewell has such a lovely pounce form. Larry and Lila, both black, are similarly completely different in build and personality. Lila is (or was, before old age) a round cat with a thick stocky tail and is much smaller than Larry. Larry is long and lanky, including his tail, which is long and slim. Their personalities are also nothing alike. I can't imagine them flopping down next to each other like that! She'd hiss and he'd just be looking to see if she had any food to steal.

    Black cats are the finest.

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    1. They do jealousy really well. Each of them has an eye out to make sure that the other one isn't getting better something/anything.

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  5. O Jewel! Hamper G and I have had a lovely morning laugh at the way she stands up to pounce . . . How graceful.
    The way they follow you about sounds like my daughter. Except for the fertiliser bit :-/
    Beautiful silky cats.

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    1. bugerlugs63: It was such a wonderful pounce. Nothing, nothing, and wham. Glad to give you and Hamper G a morning smile. I am so glad that your daughter isn't into snorting fertiliser - it gives Jewel really rotten breath.

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  6. So great! I love the way cats studiously ignore a toy until they simply can't resist it any more... then, THE LEAP!!!
    Jazz and Jewel are beautiful cats. I have just been lying on the couch watching "Frozen Planet", with Sophie draped across my shoulders, purring like an expensive and well-maintained engine. Thanks for sharing these lovely creatures.

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    1. Alexia: Who would be without them. And the purring of a cat is such a magical sound. Years back I went to an adventure at the local zoo and was able to pat a cheetah. They purr too. Very loudly.

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  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous little puddy cats - I love that they are so different, although that Jazz is a little rascal attacking you and Jewel. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    1. Kakka: They are very, very different. And rascal is the nicest thing to say about Jazz.

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  8. They're gorgeous! I love them.

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  9. Adorable clip! Milly the dog does the same thing with pistacchio shells on the balcony as the hard surface makes them scitter about....

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    1. Kath: I would like to see the pistacchio toss. The acorn toss can go on all over the house. She often picks it up and trots into the bathroom where it makes most satisfactory noises.

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  10. They look so much like my cats, but mine aren't as playful anymore. They all, however, flop beautifully. Wouldn't it be fun to make a black cat alphabet with their flop positions? I'm tempted, although I might get a few scratches out of it.

    Thanks for the chance to adore your pusses.

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    1. I can't see either of these babies stopping playing anytime soon. And the little black bitch that stayed with us until she was 21 was still not above a bit of playing right to the end.
      Jewel is lazier, and I think will stop playing sooner.

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  11. Thank you for the delightful video of Jewel with her acorn. I was waiting for the pounce and she didn't disappoint. :)

    Cats are so lovely and entertaining.

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    1. Lynn: They are a never ending source of delight.

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  12. The video worked just fine on this end....leapin lizards that cat can jump. They are such beautiful babies.

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    1. I am really glad that the video seemed to have worked for most. And yes, she is a champion jumper. Thanks.

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  13. Oh! And now I'm in love with your cats!! Personalities and glossy coats to boot.

    Pearl

    p.s. I don't know what happened to comments by e-mail. Blogger just keeps getting weirder... I've looked into it and don't see anything amiss, but I'll keep at it!

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    1. Pearl: Jazz often has a poisonality but is fortunately equally often a charmer. And their fur is as beautiful to touch as it is to look at.

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  14. They look like a picture postcard, flopped on the floor.

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    1. Limp falls by EXHAUSTED cats who NEED belly rubs are very common here.

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  15. They are rightfully indulged, beautiful creatures. I had two black cats once upon a time, and I love them both immoderately, too. I loved the leap. Your cats are obviously pleased to have adopted such good humans! :-)

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    1. DJan: I am glad you could see the video this time. It is hard not to love the black babies.

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  16. Thank you so much for the video! My favorite bit is the casual look over the shoulder before the pause-and-pounce! This made me laugh out loud. I've always thought that if one day my television dies, I can just watch my kitty playing for three hours every night and probably have a higher level of entertainment!

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    1. Much, much more entertaining than television. And better for the environment too (tongue in cheek).

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    1. Karen: She is so pleased with herself after a flying pounce.

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  18. love the 'limp' cat pics -- almost like an attempt at 'cat calligraphy'. are they trying to send messages? well, other than a direct request for a belly rub...

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    1. daisyfae: I think the message was the demand for the belly rub. Request is a tad too polite.

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  19. What is it about black cats? They are so velvety and beautiful! The way Jewel stalked, lay in wait, and then pounced: cat-purrr-fect.

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    1. Susan Kane: I have almost always had black cats - and adore them.

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  20. Hi EC,

    They seem to get along a lot better than my three black cats.

    I'll have to post a video of them in action.

    :0)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. PM: They have their moments. I will try and capture the scene when Jazz flattens Jewel and she swivels round and bites down hard on his ear. Shrieking 'Save Me, Save Me!'

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  21. Definitely spoilt and well loved. I did hear someone say once that cats own you, you don't own them, would this be right? :-).

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    1. Windsmoke: That would assuredly be right. Cats are never owned. They deign to share their lives with you.

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  22. He jumps like the gerbil :)))

    They are both beautiful and sssso black! with healthy and shiny fur :))))

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    1. Ken.G: Welcome back. They are black furred and black hearted and much loved.

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    2. I understand it very good. I'm in love with cats :)))

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  23. Ahhhh... LIMP FALLS!!! We have one of those here too. She waits until the dog has gone to sleep before she presents herself for the tummy rub. Trust has developed. It's grand!

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    1. Limp falls for belly rubs are the best. Having two competing is not so good. Sigh.

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  24. Oh, I LOVE black cats. Yours look so happy and chubby and glossy and cute. I love the photos of them lying around on the carpet. You could blow those photos up, make them black and white, and they'd look like art. I would totally frame them and hang them in my living room.

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    1. They are both happy cats, and we are happy that they are. Feel free to borrowing their images. And yes, you are right as black and white cats they would have a whole new style.

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  25. Your cats have such a great personality, they must be fun to have around. I enjoyed the video.
    cheers :)

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    1. Thanks Pam. Poisonality is closer to the mark for Jazz quite often. It is a very good thing that he knows how to be cute.
      I am glad you could see the video, and even more happy that you liked it. Acorns are WONDERFUL toys.

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  26. Hahahaha, oooh that video made me laugh, a nice start to the day, thank you. I love your cats, they're ace and should have their own tv show.

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  27. Such photogenic cats. Gorgeous shots!

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  28. Rotten blogger is misbehaving. I cannot respond individually (again).

    All Consuming: I am glad that your day started well thanks to Jewel. Their antics are a heap better than our television programing.

    LadyFi: Thank you.

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  29. still a chuckle and more, a delight!


    Aloha from Honolulu
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    1. Thank you Cloudia. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  30. The cutest cuties to cute!

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  31. Aww, haha! Trying to fit into boxes too small for them is one of my favorite features about cats.

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    1. Jazz put a lot of effort into it. The box was sliding across the floor with him in determined pursuit. When he had positioned so it couldn't slide the wriggling began. Time and time again.

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  32. Very important meow matters! YES! =) =) =)

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  33. I love cats! These are beautiful and I love the mystery of them and the things they do. I love how they like to be near us, but are not too clingy. The "limp fall" trick is lovely - I'll have to try that : -)

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    1. I can't imagine life without cats, though I am also fond of dogs, birds, and the whole enchilada. Cats are a must though.

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  34. Their antics would keep me amused all day long.
    cheers :)

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    1. Pam: Thank you - they keep me amused too.

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  35. I so enjoy your cat posts! They do look like they are making letters, sprawled out on the floor like that :)

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    1. jenny_o: Thank you. They do don't they. And they just love their limp falls. Both of them.

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  36. --My Heart Overflows w/ love for these gorgeous panthers.

    The video is FABulous. I shall watch it again. So cool to actually see movement & flipping & fun.

    Ohhh, I so love these black diamonds.

    Thank you for this most lovely distraction. Xx kiss from MN.

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    1. My Inner Chick: I am so happy that the provided a moment's distraction from your pain.

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  37. They're like delightful black exclamation points on the carpet.

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    1. When the larger of the pair is not stretched up making a delightful (not) exclamation mark on my butt.

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  38. haha, they kind of sounds like my two little (well one little and one not so little) liquorice trolls, viola and waldemar, the cousins. such personalities:)

    and i love how jewel, like me, has fun with acorns!

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    1. Pia K: Liquorice trolls is a wonderful name. Particularly for Jazz. Thank you. I have just been collecting more acorns for Jewel.

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