And in cat fun news

Ursula’s youngest cat Angus came with a bag of toys and Fancy Feast. Since Ben can’t have Fancy Feast and neither one showed any interest in the toys, the gift bag came home with me.

And it’s been a big hit. Sami and Emily love the collapsible cat-cave thing, Smokey and Winston are all about the balls, little mousies, and all seven of them love Fancy Feast.

Emily even started carrying the mini-cat-wand that was in the bag around with her – I think she wants a baby or something the way she carts that thing around. Well, that and beanie baby-ish stuffed animals. Emily has maternity issues.

And thinking of issues…I come to Marv and the Bag.

Marv, you see, is the Alpha Male Cat of the house (Or as he sees it, the Lord and Master and Rightful King of All Cats and Humans in the House). And the toys and food came in a nice little gift bag.

The two came into some form of conflict, because before I know it, I heard a tearing noise and Marv was hauling ass all over the house with a chunk of the bag attached to him like cape. Which freaked him out in all kinds of ways since HE COULDN’T ESCAPE IT.

Best I can tell he got curious about the bag, stuck his head in the bag through the handle and when he couldn’t get out, he panicked. Bag ripped and he ran.

After rescuing him from the evil remains of the bag, I think he’s gained a new respect for the wicked and willy wild gift bag.

And I have a memory that rivals some of the adventures in Two Lumps.[1]

[1] And if you DON’T read Two Lumps, do so from the beginning. It’s totally worth it. Plus I know Ursula lived March 26th’s comic this past week….

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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3 Responses to And in cat fun news

  1. ursulav says:

    Glad they like the bag o’ goodies! (Poor Marv! You gotta watch those gift bags….)

    And I feel a certain grim satisfaction in knowing that life has imitated art, I must admit.

  2. dr_scholl says:

    I’ve never heard of being unable to eat Fancy Feast. It’s the only wet food we get for Mietze.

    As for the bag thing, that’s why we keep all bags with handles away from the cat, or else cut the handles. Once she got her head into a handle like that around 2am and in her attempts to get away managed to get the bag to twist and twist until the handle was quite tight around her neck. Thankfully the struggle woke me up and I was able to free her.

    I worry about such things in the new house… 2 stories and all, can’t hear what the cat’s up to in the middle of the night.

  3. alchemist says:

    Ben has a kidney condition common to older male cats requiring a special food. Much like my Damien before his passing in 2002, if Ben has too much protein, it can cause kidney failure and death.

    In Ben’s case, Fancy Feast (and almost all other non-prescription wet and dry foods) can kill him.

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