Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wet and Aggressive Corella challenges Magpie

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Concentration

Concentrating very, very hard - with eyes a little open to make sure he doesn't miss anything I am doing.





113 comments:

  1. Looks as if he's trying very hard to stay awake :)

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    1. Carol Kilgore: Appearances are deceptive. When he had finished defiling the kitty litter he hunted out Jewel and they played chasings up and down the house for the next hour. At the photo was taken a little after one in the morning.

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    1. Kathleen Cassen Mickelson: Nope, not sleepy. See my answer to Carol Kilgore above.

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  3. Not sure this is anything to BRAG about, but we seem to have a psychic litter box connection. My post today was alllll about the subject.

    Your picture is very cute!

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    1. Ms. CrankyPants: There are probably worse psychic connections (though this is unusual). I will be over to visit you shortly.

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  4. privacy please! LOL



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° > <3

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    1. Cloudia: Just what I was thinking. The kitty litter trays are in our ensuite. HE joined me.

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    1. Karen: Thanks. He is cute - when he isn't being vile.

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  6. I've been wanting to get a cat, but I'd forgotten about the litter box. Where the heck am I going to put one of those?

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    1. River: Ours live in the ensuite. Where-ever they go, it needs to be a hard floor. Laundry? Ours is outside or I would use it.

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  7. Clever boy Jazz.
    My Sunny would never, ever, go in a covered litter box! Even if it did have the word "cat" in bold letters on it, haha!

    Does the lid keep the, ahem, smell a little more contained?

    I am also always amazed at the internet images of cats using human toilets :)

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    1. Vicki: The kitty litter tray comes with a swinging door - which I had to remove before they would use it. And yes, it does keep the smell more contained (mostly). I have seen those photos too, but wonder who flushes. And what they wipe their little behinds on.

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    1. Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe: He certainly did.

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  9. I had to smile at the "CAT" sticker on the container.
    As if a dog could use it (or anything else would want to!)

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    1. goatman: Welcome. What you can only see when you click on the photos to enlarge them is the word IT beside CAT. I have always assumed that the SH is silent.

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  10. Hmm.... he seems to be in deep concentration. Or it's the cat equivalent of wishing he had a newspaper...

    We have a covered box and a few uncovered boxes. They tend to only want to leave turds in the covered one. Interesting...

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    1. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): I thought I had replied to you earlier but either blogger ate it, or I was mistaken. Both are very possible.

      Both of our kitty litter trays are covered - but they tend to only leave the chunky waste in one of them. Which does make cleaning a little easier.

      Jazz is illiterate. He was not wishing for a newspaper, but contemplating either his next meal or his next vicious attack on me. Both of these options are very possible too.

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    2. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen) -- haha! Now I can't stop imagining him with a wee newspaper and some spectacles. I'm sure you could Photoshop this!

      The Elephant's Child -- we could all pretend to not know that he's illiterate, and the newspaper certainly should be upside-down.

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    3. Ms. CrankyPants: Now that I would like to see.

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    4. It suddenly occurred to me that in one of my Photoshop how-to books, there is a picture of an ad depicting a pigeon reading a newspaper while sitting on a little toilet that's balanced on a utility wire. It's pretty obvious that the pigeon is about to crap on the heads of some people approaching below. The book shows how the pigeon was photoshopped to be reading a paper...etc. (Why he would need a little toilet when he was going to crap on someone's head, it doesn't explain.)

      EC--Dom and Jazz really are so much alike. Dom is definitely illiterate too.

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    5. Paper Chipmunk (aka Ellen): I have had cats who I could see reading. Jazz is decidedly NOT one of them - and I am not at all surprised that he and Dom were separated at birth.

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    6. I wish I weren't so amused by the thought of cats and pigeons reading newspapers on toilets.

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    7. Ms. CrankyPants: I am never, ever sorry for laughter no matter where I find it. And quite a lot of mine is either black or found in topics others can't see the fun in. Their loss, my gain.

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    8. Well said! Thanks for reminding me. Sometimes I am embarrassed by my 7th-grade-boy level of amusement in certain topics. Next time I will remember what you said - you are absolutely right!

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    1. John Wiswell: Given the time he ought to have been, but no - he was firing on all cylinders.

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  12. That series of flower pictures in your last post is stunning – so many pretty blooms. Today we drove to Atlanta to see our next little kitten. It is too small yet for us to take her home, but we will in a couple of month. She is a Korat – just like the one we had and passed away last April. I can’t wait – we are cat people for sure.

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    1. Vagabonde: Thank you. I am glad you liked the photos from our garden. Korat's are beautiful cats - I hope to see photos of your new baby in due course.

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  13. Well, the newspaper's been taken by an earlier visitor.

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    1. Joanne Noragon: And there were no comic books either. Poor Jazz - how he suffers.

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  14. I look just like that when I'm on the porcelain litter box.

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    1. Cathy Oliffe-Webster: I am sure you look much less dopey than Jazz. Much.

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  15. Greetings,

    And now an eagerly anticipated comment from me, yes me, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

    Ah yes, another one of my concentrating cat fans!

    Be well, my human friend.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

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    1. klahanie: I see. He was concentrating on thoughts of you Penny. And I thought he was planning the game of chasings that eventuated shortly after he left the room.

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  16. I'm sure he's asleep. Very cute :)

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    1. Alexia: There are things that can be done in your sleep - and things that I hope can't. He is cute though.

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  17. Now you've probably given him some kind of complex!

    Or maybe I'm attributing things to him that I needn't :)

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    1. jenny_o: It is me that has the complex. He follows me in, mimics what I am doing and STARES at me. I had the camera in there waiting to pay him back. And no, no complex for Jazz.

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    2. Oh no! I didn't realize THAT part of the equation!

      Too funny!

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    3. jenny_o: The other side of the story...

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  18. Oh! I cannot has privacy?
    - Your cat

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    1. Riot Kitty: Not unless I has privacy too. So there.

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  19. Cats have much charm:) I am greeting

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    1. ZielonaMila: Thank you. Many cats are indeed charming.

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  20. I feel he was planning something but just looked so innocent there. He is so beautiful. That drowsy look can be very misleading. :)

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    1. Mimsie: And in Jazz's case the drowsy look IS misleading. Even asleep he is ready to rumble.

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  21. I can recall being able to concentrate like that! Alas... but a lovely study, all the same.

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    1. Dave King: Why were we never told that concentration skills are another thing that slips away.

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  22. Oh my gosh, your cat cracks me up!! Thanks for the giggles!

    E.L. Farris

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    1. El Farris: Lovely to see you here. And I am glad he made you giggle.

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  23. What a cutie, sitting at the door of his domain. Vigilant... for awhile. I know how that goes. :-)

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    1. DJan: Jazz IS very cute. He needs to be.

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  24. My dog does the same exact thing. She's in her crate right now with her head a little out staring at me while I work. lol

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  25. You have miss read the expression on his face ... that is the "what the ..." Your taking my picture on the pot? Have you lost it Mom? You crack me up ... always enjoy coming to see you. And, you are right ... the flock of many thousands of Snow Geese were very loud even though we weren't that close. But we had another close up encounter that was enormously large, loud and amazing. I can't even begin to describe this migration. It was nature at it's best ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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    1. Andrea: Where Jazz was concerned it was a case of sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander (particularly apt considering your last stunning post).

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  26. I hate to break it to you...but your cat is on drugs. Skunk, possibly meth, certainly crack. Check your purse. I bet you're missing a credit card and a few notes.

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    1. All Consuming: And all this time I had thought that he was JUST psychotic...

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    1. Kim @ Stuff could...: Cute is as cute does (but he is).

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    1. Kath Lockett: I am surprised that you had to ask.

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  29. Maybe if he had some reading material, it would help him finish up his business?

    And yes! what were YOU doing up at that hour?

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    1. Susan Kane: Sadly I now have to get up several times a night. Which means that he feels he does too. Jewel (bless her) stays in her cat cave (mostly).

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  30. Litter boxes being part of psychic connections...there must be a story lurking in that. :D
    Jazz sounds like he's your personal escort, EC. It's to ingratiate himself as insurance against the trouble he gets into...and the credit cards charges to the kitteh hotline.

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    1. Laura Eno: Two bloggers, both with MS, both with cats choosing to blog about kitty litter on the one day. Psychic connection sounds feasible. I suspect you are right on the personal escort front, but suspect it relates to his certainty that whatever I am doing it is to his benefit. And he isn't always wrong. Oh dear, the kitteh hotline is a scary concept.

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  31. I LOVE Love love your beautiful black panther.

    Fabulous!!! Xxxxxx

    does he actually fit in there? HAaa

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    1. My Inner Chick: Not only does he fit in there, he can turn around as well. And sad to say on one desparate afternoon it became clear that both cats can get in at once.

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    2. Ooo, how sweet. I want to see a photo of that, Dear! Xxxxx

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    3. My Inner Chick: I will see what I can do.

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  32. The indignities cats have to tolerate... I'd be mad as hell if anyone took a photo of me on my toilet and posted it on the internet. I'm surprised he puts up with you. Outrageous!

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    1. Don QuiScottie: Nice to know that you are looking out for his interests - including his dignity. Someone has to, and it isn't (as you know) me.

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    2. BTW, New "Tree time" now up for you at my place. I suspect you have been waiting :)

      With regard to the cats, I am exploring whether I can act as their legal agents under this new press regulation hooha in the UK (you may not have heard about it but ignorance of the law is no defence), for I feel sure you have unjustifiably invaded their privacy with the images you have distributed all over the UK, and I reckon my 15% fee of the compensation payment will well justify my work. Of course the remaining 85% will just come out of your account and then go back to you as trustee for the care of the cats... which you already pay for anyway... so the only one actually benefiting will be me. I should've been a lawyer, I seem to have got the gist of how they work :)

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    3. Don QuiScottie: I will be over to revel in the new 'Tree time' shortly.

      Hmm. And who is to compensate me for the trauma I incurr when Jazz follows me to the toilet and STARES at me. My photo was pay back. And yes, you do seem to have the nub of a lawyerly mindset. Just the same fifteen percent of nothing will not make you rich. Or even richer.

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  33. I love how cats like to squeeze themselves into tight spaces. Our cat will always hop into a paper grocery sack if we leave it on the floor. And anything that arrives in a box makes for hours of feline fun!

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    1. Molly: After one of his big adventures he is wary of enclosed spaces (kitty litter excluded). Jewel on the other hand adores boxes and bags of any size.

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    1. J Cosmo Newbery: No, a catastrophe in waiting. And not waiting for long.

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  35. And then...and then...and....then....it...got....too....much...snore!

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    1. Lee: I wish he had nodded off instead of chasing Jewel up and down the house knocking things over and shrieking with the excitement of the chase (and Jewel shrieking when he caught her).

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  36. Ha ha - how purr-fectly sweet!

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  37. What a great cat! I miss having one. When I'm very old, I shall have bunches of cats. :)

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    1. Melissa Ann Goodwin: I have urges towards 'mad cat ladydom' myself.

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  38. What a beauty! And so fluffly! :-)

    Greetings from London.

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    1. A Cuban in London: He is beautiful - but is more usually sleek and glossy.

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  39. Ha! I always feel a little strange watching my cat do his thing in the box, but he never seems to feel the least bit strange watching me do my business on the porcelain box!

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    1. daisyfae: Jazz feels fascination, not guilt in watching me. Drat him.

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  40. I adore your cat, he is adorably playful. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for my story, I am honored and grateful :). Kisses.

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  41. What a cutie!

    I fashioned a very large little box for our two "girls", and keep it under a counter in our laundry room. No lid, but it IS behind a curtain. They like their privacy...

    Oh, since you love birds so much, you might enjoy my posts next week. On both Tuesday and Friday, it'll be "for da birds." I'll bet you know a lot about the subject.

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    1. Susan: Thank you. I am really, really looking forward to your bird posts - as an enthusiastic amateur. And while I am learning, your birds are very new to me.

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  42. You got 98 comments--thus far--about a cat using his litter box, yet I can't get more than dozen about God Almighty. Damn. Maybe I should work at combining the two subjects.

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    1. Snowbrush: You can halve the comment count because at least half of them are my replies. Nobody can dispute the existence of cat crap (no matter how much we would like to). You could also put it down to the fact that most of us (me included) have very much more trivial minds than you do. And yes, I would love to read your combination post - and expect you would offend quite a lot of people. Perhaps outrage would up the comment count.

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  43. "You can halve the comment count because at least half of them are my replies."

    Oh, so now I have to do math. Let's see, 101 (where's the divide symbol?)....I don' see no divide symbol. Anyway, the answer is 55.5, so that means a half a person commented? See why I don't do math? It don't make no sense.

    "Nobody can dispute the existence of cat crap"

    A philosophical idealist could. You might claim that he or she didn't convince you, but some people ARE convinced by the argument that the universe is composed entirely of thought, and if they're right, NO cat crap.

    "expect you would offend quite a lot of people. Perhaps outrage would up the comment count."

    Probably not. Look at the number of responses to my most recent religion post compared to the ones for my most recent digging-in-the-dirt post. Half of the response to my religion posts come from me carrying on a conversation with myself, or so it would appear. I think a lot of people are downright relieved when I don't write about religion.

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    1. Snowbrush: How right you are. Maths often doesn't make sense - which is why I happily let my mother and youngest brother fight for which of them should do my maths (and physics) homework. I suspect that I would like to live in a world without cat crap - and also suspect I am not going to believe in that world anytime soon.
      And no, I don't think that you are half of the response to your posts on religion. And since when do you post to make other people happy anyway. You are way too principled for that.

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  44. Nice to have company in there. :)

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    1. Lynn: Hmm. He doesn't mind - but it makes me feel uncomfortable.

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  45. What is this box, a cat litter box for pooing and peeing?
    Fancy that.

    Smartypants! Posh cat has her own toilet with door and no doubt air freshener?

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    1. Friko: Posh cat has his choice of toilet - there are two. Both have door ways but, as yet, no air freshener. Both cats are severely indulged..

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  46. Ha! This could have been me after my surgery. Concentrating with my eyes only half open while trying to... well you know!

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    1. Birdie: Thank you. I think you are about the only person who correctly interpreted that look as concentration. And I hope that you can now use your litter box as comfortably as Jazz does his.

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  47. *oh no, i can't even have a moment to myself on the toilet, silly human* ;)

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    1. Pia K: I have been saying much the same thing to him for quite some time now. I was there first.

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