Monday, April 16, 2007

Gratuitous critter report

This beast:

brought me this: (it's about the size of my thumb.)
And this beast:

brought me this:
And this beast has a terrible haircut, but it's her fault as she won't hold still.

This morning there was a deer wandering up and down our beach. (No pictures, i wasn't quick enough.) I have never seen a deer here before, only the tracks. She looked lost, but maybe that's because deer just look stupid. I wish i spoke deer so i could ask.

38 comments:

egan said...

I really love the presents cats deliver.

Um, I love the view out your window. It's rather sam-ish looking.

patches said...

Cats are so good at delivering presents. Me, I'm a slacker, but my littermate, leaves rubber lizards on the Missus's pillow.

What's with Betsy's haircut? You aren't giving her highlights later are you?

l said...

That is a most excellent haircut. Good foils, too.

Toni said...

Well that was nice of her to share her meal with you! I would have been happier with the socks....


Poor kitty haircut! Why would you cut a cats hair? Was she chewing gum?

TTQ said...

yeah, they have groomers for a reason... just ask my old neighbors when I had a poodle in my care..poor thing

How did you get the beast to bring you matched socks??!!! My husband is always picking up socks "I left" in the living room...because our kids aren't smart enough to match them.

liv said...

Hence the reason BillyBob doesn't get the "lion" clip...he'd just be embarrassed. I will be shaving his belly tonight though. If you're lucky I'll upload a bath photo!

mrschili said...

Don't you LOVE it when they bring you presents? Usually, our beasties only leave the remnants of their gifts - a stray feather here or there or the bits that they won't eat (the gallbladder?) strategically positioned on the garage floor so that I can step on them on the way to the car.

YUMMY! Thanks, kids! I love you, too!

meno said...

egan, but you already knew that about the lake, right?

patches, no, no highlights. She may look mild mannered but she would rip my face off if i tried it. I cut her hair because i am a bad cat mommy for a long-haired cat. I don't brush her and she gets these big mats of hair and no one wants to touch her and it's sad.

I, yes, i am obviously missing my calling as a hairstylist.

toni, Greco brought me the rodent. It's kind of small for a meal, but maybe as a snack? No chewing gum, just cutting out the mats and trying to prevent more of them.

ttq, she would flip the hell out if i tried to take her to a groomers. I'd have to sedate her first. Zola fishes the clean, paired socks out of the laundry basket waiting to be brought upstairs. So cute!

liv, oh bath pictures please! they always look so pissed whilst in the tub.

mrs.chili, sometimes we only get the intestines too. Those are the ones i make The Mister clean up. Sexism is alive and well in our house when it comes to guts.

TTQ said...

my beagle's on valium...seriously. The vet said it's good for his old muscles when he has neck spasms.

Schmoopie said...

Hee! Hee! That haircut is priceless!

SUEB0B said...

Part of the problem with the fur mats is they hurt...they pull on the skin, apparently.

My tabby cat Antonio used to bring me objects all the time, too. A pair of work gloves, a lighter, a baby rattle...but the winner was a bag of frozen peas. Still frozen. Not from my house.

Joan of Arf said...

What, no card?

The haircut made me laugh. Stive on!

Bob said...

okay, after seeing the shrew Laura reminded me about the naked snake incident. (I had sucessfully blotted it out of my mind). We were getting ready for work one morning and Laura started hollering. I come running to find a couple of cats playing with a LIVE garter snake. I grab the snake before it can become kitty breakfast, Laura runs and opens the front door. I run out into the yard and pitch the snake. Just when I'm in mid-throw, a car drives by - and I realize I'm not wearing any clothes. I freeze until the car drives by, then run back into the house. I don't know if the driver saw me or not.

Laura is still snickering.

patches said...

bob, you win!

meno said...

ttq, hmm, maybe i should get some kitty downers for Betsy. Then i would shave her.

schmoopie, i paid $50 at Gene Juarez for it. :)

suebob, she has no more mats. But she looks like she came in third in an axe battle. A bag of frozen peas? That is so funny. We had a cat bring us a pair of plastic baby pants once, before we had a baby.

joan, poor kitty, all her friends are laughing at her.

bob, ha ha ha ha oh too funny. Thank you for that! i am still snickering too. *snort*

patches, yeah, he wins, totally!

jen said...

i wish you spoke deer too. i'd love to hear their thoughts secondhand.

i miss having cats.

Nancy Dancehall said...

Ok, I had a comment, and then the image of a naked snake-handler completely drove it from my mind. I like you, Bob.

Lynn said...

Thank goodness the mouse was dead. Back when I had cats, they used to bring me wounded live: baby birds, lizards, and mice...I would take one look at these "presents" and scream...however, I never ran outside naked...good one Bob!

meno said...

jen, i love my kitties, but i understand that life sometimes forbids having them.

nancy, i think bob rules too.

lynn, i HATE the live things. I never know what to do with them. I can't watch the cats kill them, but i can't kill them either.

egan said...

Nah, I didn't know you were right on it. Now I do.

Mona Buonanotte said...

Bob, you must be related to a co-worker of ours who forgot to put on his bathing suit one morning at the YMCA...and walked starkers to the pool. If only people had cameras on them at all times....

Meno, I think you're an awesome hairdresser...cat-dresser?...and it's the newest look in long-haired cats...it looks like a fancy fur coat....

Sanjay said...

lovely critters (bad cat hair day aside):) lovely presents and good pictures.

Kristal said...

I think the first two beasts definitely love you. And the last, she's probably a bit upset with you right now.

Maggie said...

Well, cat whispering didn't quite work this time. But hey, if you start working on it now, you could become the world's only deer whisperer...of course you'd have to figure out how to bound around in the forest with them and keep up. But be sure you don't follow them across roads, or stare into headlights.

meno said...

egan, and here i thought you knew everything!

mona, you'd think the breeze would have warned him. Poor Betsy, she looks like hell doesn't she?

sanjay, thanks :)

kristal, oh they love me so so much because i am "the source of all good things" (food)

meno said...

hi maggie, Good morning! i never thought of trying the cat whisper on her. Next time.

Joan said...

I think your cat visited my hairdresser...bad choice!!!

Lee said...

awwww....i think the second cat is a pacifist!

and that third one, well he made me spurt coffee thru my nose.

gr said...

Meno, the bbq you are planning at your house for all of us this summer will be tremendous fun, and it is great that you have a beach too. Where are you putting the volleyball net and will there be vegan food options (don't tell me socks either)? I can bring a couple of six packs.

sari said...

I just have to laugh, this is funny.

Mother of Invention said...

Your cat looks just like my, "Socks", who also lives up to her cat reputation by constantly offering a fresh carcass (or 2!) to help feed "her family"!

Speak deer? Bambi? Maybe you just have to experience the "Deer in the headlights" feeling!

AC said...

That is the funniest haircut I've ever seen on a cat. Did she have gum stuck in her fur?

Now I shouldn't laugh. I'll show you our dogs after my DH gives them their summer haircuts. They act embarrassed for days after.

We used to try to shear our few sheep with shearing scissors, not the electric kind. I laid down on the top half while the DH cut the back end, then we switched. It was stuff for the blooper tapes.

meno said...

joan, yours looks THAT bad? I am so sorry!

lee, he is a mighty hunter of the wild sock! Only the boldest cats even attempt this fearsome prey.

gr, that was nice of me wasn't it? Not to worry, i have a volleyball net! :) Boca burgers ok?

sari, there's always some dead thing or another around here.

moi, i wish he was less prolific, but we do not have a mole problem while both our neighbors do.

ac, no gum, just hair mats. I wish you did have a video of the sheep shearing. But i look forward to the dog haircut pictures.

egan said...

I try, but don't succeed. I might be able to pinpoint where you live based on that picture however. I'm good like that.

QT said...

That shrew looks mighty familiar....I'll leave it at that!

Tink said...

Maybe the third cat is a trend setter? "It's called the chop job! It's french."

urban-urchin said...

the kitty looks like his friends got a hold of some scissors to play 'beauty shop'.

You should be thankful the one cat is adept at sock hunting- those pernicious cottony vermin....you know what they say, if you see one there are 20 you haven't seen.

Bobealia... said...

This made me laugh out loud.
I had a kitty once bring me a bag of cookies when I was stoned. That was the best gift ever.