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I have scheduled "Loll about" as a recurring weekly task in my personal organizer. I see this as a strike for mental health.

My fleece-lined down coat, which was briefly lying on the floor, is suspiciously damp. Uh-oh. I had neglected the Box for a few days because I was out of litter and had misplaced my credit card. That may have been a significant tactical error.

Jack made his sixth escape in a month while I was coming in the front door. He really, really wants out. Of course, once out, he stands still and stares at the long wall of doors, dumbfounded. It's not what he sees from the window. He doesn't seem to mind being scooped up and brought indoors, though. Could it all be a plea for attention?

The rebuilt PC seems to be doing nicely. Things are much faster. I don't know if that's just because there's less software on it now, or whether they're right who say that from time to time you have to nuke and pave a hard drive, just to get an uncluttered registry.



Mar. 1st, 2010 06:42 am (UTC)
I vote for attention. I had a tiger cat that did that, even though we lived on a busy street and the outdoor noises terrified him. He expected to be chased and caught (he was large and slow moving but he'd hide in bushes beside the door). Once or twice he snuck out without being seen and when he was finally missed and found he would be completely frightened, acting a little feral while wanting in desperately. Ah, cats.
Mar. 1st, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
I just wish I knew what kind of attention he wants. He doesn't seem to care for traditional petting, and gets up, circumnavigates me, and then flops over again when I try to rub his tummy (the only kind of petting he really seems to like.) And he isn't playing with his toys.

I bought a "Da Bird" and we'll try that out tonight. Maybe he needs new toys.
Mar. 2nd, 2010 02:20 am (UTC)
That should be a hit, I think. Most cats will play with toys-on-strings.

You might try non-traditional toys also. My cats only play with tennis balls, cardboard scratching pads and a little toy I made by cutting off the toe of an old sock, filling it with stuffing and sewing it shut. They used to make a catnip spray which worked well for my cats. Great for making toys more attractive and getting them to use the scratching post.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 12:35 pm (UTC)
He liked "Da Bird", or at least was fascinated by it. He tracked it down afterwards to the umbrella stand I'd stuck it in and tried to bat at it.

I also gave him some kitty treats. Now he wants to know why his food isn't all kitty treats.
Mar. 3rd, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
Now he wants to know why his food isn't all kitty treats.