"I wish you could taste this picture. "
Dammit, me too.
Grab a cab, and you can. I made a lot. You can taste the Chinese sangria, too. ;-)
nice paint job! you definitely know how to make a space your own
Thanks! I'm liking it more each day. I like my deep purple with the green rug and green Swatch, mostly. And my bedroom color.
I enjoyed this DITL post. My favorite photo is the one of your stove. The blue flame and pink-handled pan appeal to me. :-)
The chili looks yummy!
What would you like to see?
More shots of Dubai! It is a very foreign world to me, ...and of course any cute cat photos.
These needs shall be satisfied!
And I like my stove. It's like cooking for a restaurant.
Love to see closeups of your collected stuff! Looks like neat things sitting on those shelves... :)
I love getting a glimps of your new place!
The kitties probably aren't used to seeing birds in the windows ;)
They were more used to helicopters and other low-flying aircraft. ;-)
looking forward to seeing the place. I can't believe you drank that wine - I was too scared even in desperation!
2013-06-04 08:47 pm (UTC)
Re: It's so you!
I forgot how long I'd had it! I still have the other bottle, if you want to try it next month. It did not give me a headache.
> I've been feeding the cats on top of the fridge.
> No caption necessary.
Om nom nom.
> 27th prime
Edited at 2013-06-04 06:24 am (UTC)
How do the cats get on top of the fridge to eat?
Cats can jump really high. They're nimble, they don't even knock things over. I remember when slfcllednowhere
posted about realizing that for the first time! One friend in Dubai, I pointed out a cat in a tree, and he said something like, "cats climb? I knew dogs could climb." Yeah, that guy never had pets. He also asked, "How is it going to come down?" Cats can free fall for something like 50 feet, hit the ground running, and hardly feel it. My oldest cat, the one in the fridge picture, used to jump on top of the fridge door (about seven feet high) each time I opened the fridge ~ and perch there.
I've had cats who got on top of the fridge, but they usually needed an in-between surface to launch themselves from.
My cats jump on doors from floor level, but if you can't tell, this is a puny fridge.
One of my cats is fat, the other clumsy. Both are lazy.
If I were to try to leave their food on top of the fridge, the one would probably starve (hmmmm... maybe not a bad plan, at least for the short term?) and the other would knock stuff all over the place (I... kinda use my fridge-top for storage. Specifically for storing recyclables, until I take them to the alley).
But frankly, both would probably just sit at the bottom of the fridge, howling and whining in existential anguish until I caved.
Which I would totally do. In *ahem* short order.
That whining, howling, existential, anguished cry is the worst. Cats get what cats want.
I read long ago that cats like their food to be higher, off the floor. My last two places had appropriate cat feeding spaces on the kitchen counter, but this one, I have to dry dishes on. I don't want food dishes under my feet. I think they like to eat on the fridge. I might be projecting.
Appropriate icon award.
I needed a new tag for my new place. Nice catch, Sean!
> like their food to be higher, off the
Hunh! I had no idea.
Am now considering moving my cats' food dishes up... except that so far they seem to be happy enough with where they are. Or at least, the food is gone in very short order when they do get fed.
But I have also recently heard the suggestion of - at least for indoor cats - turning feeding time into a "treasure hunt" by breaking their food into little portions and scattering them all over the house. I'm mulling over this idea, and trying to figure out if there's any way of doing this in such a way that I won't just get bored of the idea myself and abandon it after a few days.
Plus, as we all know, cats generally like stability in their daily routine. Mine moreso.
breaking their food into little portions and scattering them all over the house
What could possibly go wrong?
Also:> reminded me it's DITL time
Yeah, I promised you over a year ago
that I was gonna do one of these too, didn't I?
Sigh. Soon! I promise! (again!)
I can wait! I'm not going anywhere. :^)
2013-06-12 09:10 pm (UTC)