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Don says, "Why fight it?" [May. 15th, 2008|02:23 pm]
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It exasperates me when Kali lies on the stove, but it doesn't bother antivert. He says her whiskers tell her from at least a foot away whether it's cool enough to touch. I still don't think it's acceptable, and here is a pretty good argument.

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From: ex_chose
2008-05-15 11:21 am (UTC)
yeah I'm not too keen on my cats going anywhere near my food. kitchen counters? way off-limit.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:47 pm (UTC)
Haha, one of our kitchen counters basically belongs to the cats - we feed them on it. =)

They don't seem to mind if we get near their food. If they're eating and I pretend I'm going to eat with them (okay, I'm weird), they move aside to make room for me. Sharing is caring!
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From: ex_chose
2008-05-16 12:49 pm (UTC)
we don't even have room to put all our appliances on this meager counter, so no cats on there either!
I'm bad at sharing, I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: oonh
2008-05-15 11:28 am (UTC)
that image is threateningly close to being a lolcat
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:48 pm (UTC)
Too bad about the crummy fon camera, but at least the loss of detail makes the stove look a bit cleaner than it really is.
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2008-05-15 02:34 pm (UTC)
what is that, corn pizza?
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[User Picture]From: coquette
2008-05-15 08:16 pm (UTC)
lawl - I was thinking the same thing.


as for kittens on counters - you can only enforce it so much. they will do what they want.
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[User Picture]From: webwawa
2008-05-15 11:32 pm (UTC)
sssscat worked for me!!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:49 pm (UTC)
Yup! Corn and red onion - a whole can of corn (less a bit I put in a bowl for the kitties) and a whole red onion. It was sweet and tasty!
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From: chocolatetrance
2008-05-22 07:21 pm (UTC)
Corn. I was right. ha. KITTY!
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[User Picture]From: bec_87rb
2008-05-15 03:49 pm (UTC)
I draw the line at cat hair in my supper.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:49 pm (UTC)
I don't find cat hairs in my food more than about once a year. Even then, it doesn't repulse me like finding a human hair in my food. Maybe because when I wake up, there's usually a cat using my face as a pillow.
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[User Picture]From: nativeinformant
2008-05-15 04:45 pm (UTC)

She's living up to her name!

That pizza looks very close to being her personal pan pizza/cat bed.

Our little black cat Noor is also a terror. She ate (literally ate) one of my cashmere sweaters (she has expensive taste) and has stolen a bunch of my makeup brushes and I still can't find them. She is definitely NOT living up to her name...
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:50 pm (UTC)

Re: She's living up to her name!

Aack! Kali isn't so much a terror - she's snuggly and doesn't destroy things - but she's as weird as ever.
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[User Picture]From: dogsofeternity
2008-05-15 06:04 pm (UTC)
well, perhaps if Kali gets burned, Kali might learn?

reason 12 why i don't kids, i'd let them play on the oven
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:52 pm (UTC)
Aww! I hope she doesn't get burned! I think Don is right about her knowing when not to touch the stove, but I still freak out about her being up there. I don't want her to know any badness, ever!
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[User Picture]From: indianasweetie
2008-05-15 09:01 pm (UTC)
I'm not real keen on hair in my food. Even my kitty's. My cat was named Culprit and he lived up to it on SOOO many levels. BUT! Being on any kitchen counter/surface was definately a no no. Sure, when I was gone I couldn't control what he did, but NEVER did it in front of me. It was just a matter of consistently not allowing him up there.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-16 12:56 pm (UTC)
The only places our kitties aren't allowed to be are my husband's closet (where he keeps a djembe drum) and the top of the fish tank*. I have no idea whether they get on the fish tank when we aren't home, but they certainly don't when we are.

The difference in obedience between cats and dogs is so amusing. Cats choose to obey - they don't fear repercussions, they just decide whether to respect your wishes or not.

*Tortoise is the exception. She's the tiniest of the three, doesn't weigh anything, and needs to get away from the other two sometimes. She knows she is the only one allowed, and the others know it, too. So it's funny to watch them sigh and give up when she jumps up there to escape them.
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[User Picture]From: indianasweetie
2008-05-18 03:41 pm (UTC)
My ex's cousin used to play the djembe. He was amazing! Now I have a soft spot for them... lol.

You're very correct. Cats definatley choose to respect your wishes or not. No fear! Except for the sound of the spray bottle... that has always INSTANTLY gotten a reaction. lol. Culprit just had to see it picked up and he would decide whatever he was doing wasn't worth it.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2008-05-16 10:50 pm (UTC)
the heat thing doesn't concern me.

It's the sanitary aspect of cat near food.

Bleh
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2008-05-17 01:01 pm (UTC)

"They're very clean animals!"

I guess my cats' well-being is more important to me than my own!

Also, I have frighteningly little squeamishness about cat cleanliness. I kiss all my kitties all the time, and they sleep with their faces on my faces.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2008-05-17 04:07 pm (UTC)

Re: "They're very clean animals!"

But do you let them sleep with their butts in your face?

That's my issue. Feet and anuses are not clean, no matter the species. Bleh.
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[User Picture]From: antivert
2008-10-25 09:25 am (UTC)

Re: "They're very clean animals!"

Okay. There are no feet or anuses anywhere near that pizza. No tails either. Also no butts in face. I call specism.

What do you have against Kali lying on warm stoves!! Is it her fault I left the pizzas there? No!

Serious example of specism here.. if Susan were lying between those pizzas, there would be no talk of her feet or anus!! Poor Kali!

Defend thyself!!
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2008-10-25 04:51 pm (UTC)

Re: "They're very clean animals!"

As a species, it is expected that humans do not lick their output ports. Further, regular disinfection and general cleansing imply that Susan would be substantially "less dirty" than a cat.

That being said, if the stove were 20 feet across, and Susan decided to warm herself by lying across it... or really, across ANY food preparation surface, I would call into question the sanitary operation of said preparation area and the safety of any food present at that time, or afterwards, until such time as the surface had been disinfected and all affected foodstuffs had been destroyed.

And I'm not specist! I just know how "THEY" are. You know, them cats. They're all alike...

heh
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