Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Sunday Selections #94

Sunday Selections was originally brought to us by Kim, of Frogpondsrock,  as an ongoing theme where participants could post previously unused photos languishing in their files. 

The theme is now continued by  River at Drifting through life.

The rules are so simple as to be almost non-existent.  Post some photos under the title Sunday Selections and link back to River.

Like River I generally run with a theme.  This week it is Jazz.  He has been being even more pestiferous than usual.  If I am near the cooktop he runs up my back, and vaults to the top of the fridge where he does limp falls.







 

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  1. He's gorgeous. Oh how I miss my kittehs.

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    1. mybabyjohn/Delores: He is beautiful. Which is just as well. And yes, I miss some of the cats we have had. Badly.

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  2. And, of course, he just loves to push things off, yes?

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    1. dinahmow: Of course he does - preferably off the back of the fridge so we have to move it.

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  3. My Mandy cat when he was alive loved to get on top of the refrig and open one of the cabinets and sleep inside. The cabinet door would close behind him and I would go crazy looking for him at sundown (curfew). Or he would scare the jeepers out of me by suddenly appearing on the refrig when I was not aware he was there... watching me like the Snoopy cartoon when he acted like a vulture on his dog house. I finally began leaving one of the doors open so that I could easily see a paw or bit of orange and know where he was. I never stored anything up there because I couldn't reach, so it was a perfect nap spot for him.

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    1. Cindi Summerlin: We store quite a lot on the fridge top, but less and less as Jazz goes by. From the fridge he can (and does) climb up behind the cupboards. It is disconcerting when a cupboard starts to purr as you walk by.

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  4. The little imp! He is cute though!

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  5. He's definitely cheeky, playfull and cute and he knows it.

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    1. Windsmoke: All of those things. Also destructive and vindictive.

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  6. I showed my kids your photos and they were laughing and wanting to know why and how he got up there!

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    1. Cathy Oliffe-Webster: He doees it because he can. When I am not around he uses the cook top to launch himself from. If I am near the fridge he runs up my back (painful) and does a flying leap.
      For some reason he also sees it as a haven. When he and Jewel are playing chasings he leaps to the top of the fridge if he feels threatened. Jewel is less than half his size. And less than half as evil.

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  7. He knows he's cute and that you love him. It's all in the limp fall. Great pictures! I smiled and am still smiling. :-)

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  8. What do you mean,"runs up my back, and vaults to the top of the fridge where he does limp falls". This is very important cat on very important scouting mission. Dangerous recon mission, hazardous ascent, must maintain disingenuous cat disguise at all costs.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: You are on his side aren't you? And yes, scouting to see if anything new has been placed on the fridge, and to ensure that he can still run along behind the cupboards.

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  9. Adorable kitty, great photos! Cats are real acrobat artists.

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    1. DeniseinVA: He is far from adorable some days.

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  10. I am laughing out loud over this silly, limp cat! Too funny!

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  11. Hi EC,

    What a beautiful cat - just like my own Jazz (or Jasper).

    :0)

    Cheers

    PM

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    1. Plastic Mancunian: He is beautiful. He is a rescue cat and came to us with the name Jazpurr. I found that too pukey for words and Jazz he became. How is Licquorice treating you these days?

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  12. A cat just being a cat!! Showed this post to my hubby who said "Oh, he's just like our old Soot." Gee he loved that cat (matter of fact so did I). Hope Jazz doesn't use his claws when scaling your back or am I being too down to earth? Love those magnets too but love cats much more. Fantastic creatures. :)

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    1. Mimsie: Of course he uses his claws. There are a lot of fridge magnets - but Jazz is steadily whittling them down. He throws them to the ground quite regularly and some don't recover.

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  13. What a cutie pie he is!!! I love black cats - I think they are my favorite. Here in the States I was told that black cats are the last to be adopted because of their color (and what is said about is) - if we could have cats in our home, it probably would be full of them. Beautiful photos!

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    1. Carola Bartz: Both of our cats are black. I think I have had at least one black cat for most of my life. I love all cats, but there is something about black ones. I don't think there is as much prejudice about adopting them here. Both Jazz and Jewel are rescue cats and we had to be quick to acquire them. And have never regretted it.

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  14. I'm having a battle with Remy at the moment for possession of my desk and keyboard!!! Remy, of course, being my male cat...he is black with white nose, cheeks, chest, belly and paws...and, he is a spoiled brat! ;)

    His sister, Shama, a grey tabby is equally as spoiled...a real little madam!

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    1. Lee: I hear you. Both of our cats consider that they are underprivileged. Both of them lie.
      Just the same, my life would be diminished without them.

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  15. He's just gorgeous! Love the limp falls. I often wish I could relax that much.

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    1. River: I would like to be able to relax as much as a cat or a dog, and I would really, really like to be as flexible as a cat.

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  16. Beautiful! These pictures remind me of the black and white cat I use to have. 18 years old when he died. One time he was on the fridge. ( I am sure that wasn't the only time). I always had to know where my cats were when I went away. I looked all over the house calling him. Finally I looked up and he was watching me from the top of the fridge. Brat!

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    1. Teresa" Sadly, we know when Jazz is on the fridge. Either he has got there by using me as a ladder, or he has leapt from the ground scrabbling fridge magnets across the floor, or he has launched himself from the cook top, done a limp fall and pushed a few things noisily to the ground.

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  17. I am sooo crazy about Jazz, he is adorable. If it were up to me I'd find one like yours to join my crown of cats...but my boyfriend is very determined to stop me. I can tell that Jazz is a very spoiled little boy :).

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    1. unikorna: Both Jazz n Jewel are spoilt - but we get more from them than we give them.

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  18. If you have a garden and a library and a CAT you have everything you need!

    (> " " <) (> " " <) (> " " <)
    ( ='o'= ) ( ='o'= ) ( ='o'= )
    -(,,)-(,,)- -(,,)-(,,)--(,,)-

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    1. Birdie: Cicero was right - and I love that you have added the cat(s). I have all of those things - and often they are all I need.

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  19. What a sleek and handsome fellow, not to mention agile!

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    1. Molly: He loves himself - and fortunately we love him back.

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  20. He sure is one handsome shiny cat. Your photos always make me feel good.

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    1. Spectrum Woman: I love it when you come to visit. Jazz is deviltry personified (catonified?), but most times his beauty lets him off the hook.

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  21. Pestiferous - wow that is a word I've never heard before, I had a cat named Poncho back in the late 70s who was all black and your cat reminds me of him.

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    1. Linda Starr: Pestiferous he is. And while you may no remember coming across the word before, it perfectly describes him. Except when stronger adjectives are called for.

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    1. Don QuiScottie: For his beauty or for his pestiferous ways?

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    2. For both, but I could sacrifice a little of the beauty so long as the pestiferousity (pestiferousness?)remained.

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    3. Don QuiScottie: The pestiferousness is his salient characteristic. Slightly ahead of the beauty. He is also able to open the fridge, and taught Jewel. We now have a childproof lock on the fridge to keep the cats out.

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  23. Love that word "pestiferous" :) - Jazz is lovely!

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    1. LYnn: I even googled pestiferous - you and Linda Starr had me wondering whether I had made the word up (quite poaaible). He is beautiful and evil.

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  24. What a handsome devil - literally, from the sound of things :)

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    1. jenny_o: Quite literally, far too often. He only takes out his evil side on me. The skinny portion is safe from the depreciations of a malevolent Jazz. Humph.

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  25. Hi there,

    Yes, it's me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :) What a pawsitively pestiferous cat, in a playful sort of way. And all that, Jazz :)

    Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny xx

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    1. klahanie: Welcome Penny the Jack Russel dog and modest internet SuperStar. I am not completely convinced on the playfulness front. I will pass your pawsitive wishes and kisses on to his Highness.

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  26. Lovely sequence of pictures. I fever anything said "drifting through life", these do!

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    1. Dave King: Jazz is (mostly) a fairly laid back cat. He growls at visitors though - before scuttling away, belly to the ground. He is also an attack cat - on me.

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  27. Never had a cat, but if they are that easy going, then I am about willing to trade two dogs in for one.

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    1. Crack You Whip: Jazz isn't precisely easygoing. Jewel on the other hand ...

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  28. Just beautiful - he's automatically forgiven regardless of what he does!

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    1. Kath Lockett: He is beautiful, but his beauty does not forgive all sins. No-one who has had a large cat (he is over 6 kilos) hanging from their butt could readily forgive that sin.

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  29. Jazz is a beauty! He must love the warmth or the hum of the refrigerator!

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    1. Susan Kane: I think it is more that the fridge is a wonderful vantage point. Particularly for things going on in the kitchen - always a source of interest.

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  30. That Kitty has Burmese genes or I'M a cat!

    What a sweet friend you have.



    Aloha from Waikiki, Pal
    Comfort Spiral

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    1. Cloudia: Jazz was a rescue cat so we know nothing about his parentage. His shape is much like Burmese cats, but he is much, much bigger. Whatever his heritage, he is in his forever home.

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  31. Oh, it's nice to have electricity again. It lets me view your blog, among other things. When you wrote "Jazz," I certainly didn't expect a lounging kitty. I think my grandmother would love him to bits.

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    1. John Wiswell: It would be lovely for you to have electricity again, and I imagine that looking at spoilt cats is one of the smaller benefit.

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  32. You can just see the look on his face, expecting to be admired. And from that nice high vantage point...well, the better to claw your eyes out...

    We used to have a cat who loved to go up on the refrigerator as well as the cabinets above, but she was a lithe little siamese. We eventually starting feeding her up there. I seem to remember she expected it. One of our other cats, who was big and not dainty at all and was hated with great intensity by the siamese, started to occasionally sneak up there when Mandy, the siamese, wasn't around. It made us very nervous that one day they'd come face to face up there and we'd have a very ugly cat fight on top of the refrigerator. Then one day the unthinkable happened. Mandy jumped up and came face to face with Bobbie, the other cat. But instead of trying to kill her, as we expected, Mandy fell over, straight down off the refrigerator in what looked like a faint from shock. (Alas, we knew at that moment that she must be seriously unwell, and it turned out she was.)

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): You are right - he has attacked me from that vantage point more than once.

      I am so sorry for the shock that Mandy received.

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  33. I love your refrigerator guarding attack cat.. Jazz is soo cute ~:)
    Hope all is well with you and SP,
    be well and happy

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    1. Pam:): Thank you. I will pass your congratulatory message on to Jazz - who does indeed think he is cute. We are fine(ish).

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  34. I love love love Jazz. She makes me smile. :)

    Just as you do, Sue.

    btw, I sent you a card the same day I got yours. THANK YOU for the tulips. Xx

    Give Jazz a kiss from me. Purrrrrrrrr.

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    1. My Inner Chick: Jazz will be getting a (more) swelled head. Thank you in advance for your card.

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  35. I could do with a black cat. They're supposed to be the friendliest, and they sure are pretty.

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    1. Snowbrush: I have always had black cats - and cannot remember not having at least one. We have two at the moment and one is friendly to me, one is friendly to my partner, and neither of them like anyone else. In fact, if they see someone coming to the door they growl loudly and scuttle away.

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  36. so many comments!
    everyone loves a friendly cat dont they?
    x I do!

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    1. John Gray: This from the man whose every post has many, many comments - and you have to remember that have of these are mine. Jazz is not always friendly - but he is beautiful.

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  37. What a fun post and the images are lovely! You have a beautiful cat.

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: Welcome. Thank you - he is beautiful, just not beautifully behaved. I will go and visit you shortly.

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  38. Jazz looks exactly like the cat I had when I was growing up, very handsome fellow ;-).

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    1. farawayinthesunshine: Beautiful is as beautiful does.

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  39. I couldn't find my cat just now, and now I see that is because she is on your refrigerator. Always the last place you look.

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    1. Murr Brewster: I hope your cat hasn't joined Jazz the malevolent on our fridge. One is enough. It is amazing how many bloggers share their lives with black fiends though.

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    2. No, Murr. The last place to look is in the fridge. (I knew a cat who could open it. The family had to keep it bungeed shut).

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    3. barbfroman: Jazz can open the fridge. He reefs it open with his paw. He taught Jewel to open it as well. She is not as strong as he is, so inserts her nose into the hinge and weasels it open. We have a child proof lock to keep the cats out.

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  40. Could I rent your cat. It sounds like a great masseuse. I'm always looking for a way for something to run up my back and massage it.

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    1. barbfroman: It depends on whether your idea of a massage includes acupuncture. Jazz essentially climbs my back, using his claws as crampons. It is quick, but it is bloody just the same.

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  41. It's so cute to see animals just feel comfy in the oddest places. But that fridge does look like a warm place to stretch out on! Cute cute cute!!!!!

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    1. Deb: Jazz is on top of the world there. He can survey the kitchen - always an important part in his world, and he has pushed enough things off the fridge to be comfortable.

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  42. Dear EC, Jazz is a personality! To be so limp after being so limber is a talent! Peace.

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    1. Dee: Sometimes Jazz is a poisonality. Perhaps next week I will post a photo of his other personality. The one he only displays for my benefit. I do envy his flexibility though.

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  43. Oh my!!! What a great cat!!! Except for the running up the back part - OUCH... He has so much personality!! You took fantastic photos!!!

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    1. Nicky HW: The running up my back is very painful. Moving the fridge to retrieve things he has thrown of it, is not a lot of fun either. He is a beautiful cat - but he needs to be.

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  44. Oh I love him - he is gorgeous and hilarious.

    get the leaf blower and blow out all the stuff behind the frig. first cover all food, because a load of stuff you don't want to see will come as well.
    also good for behind/beside stove. underneath wardrobes.
    everything comes FLYING OUT.
    watch direction of airstream though, it can blow pictures off the wall.

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  45. Ann O'Dyne: He knows he is gorgeous. Which he is, when he isn't beinng vile. And thank you - I hadn't thought of a leaf blower (nasty noisy contraptions) but it would do the trick.

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  46. LOL! Well see there, it's not just your opposable thumbs that are useful. Your back also makes a handy ladder! Too funny! Obviously, Jazz enjoys a perfect vantage point from up there, and doesn't miss a trick. Lord of all he surveys and all that.

    And I got to see more of your fridge decorations! Now I REALLY want a full-frontal photo. :-) In the 4th photo, it looks like that little mouse magnet is whispering in Jazz's ear! I love the frog on the lily pad. And that "If you have a garden and a library" quote on my Care2 profile page!

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    1. Laloofah: He uses my head to step off the fridge as well. I am useful there is no doubt about it.

      The fridge is cluttered with fridge magnets - gifts mostly, but a lot of them are fun. Jazz has reduced the number of them though - many of them don't bounce well at all, and there is a limit to how many times they can be repaired. I will do that fridge post for you I promise.

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