Monday, December 22, 2008

Stinky got a bath

I have 3 cats. Serena, Big Boy and Oliver.

Serena is the Queen Bitch who is anal about keeping herself clean, keeping the litterboxes clean and she even cleans up the food that the boys push out of the food dish. She's pretty low maintenance, even though she is a long haired cat.

Big Boy is pretty low maintenance too. The occasional face wash is about all I have to do. He's a white Persian with a very smooshed in nose so his eyes always drain and make these black icky trails on his face.

Then there is Oliver. He has the most hair of all of them. Thick, thick hair. And he could care less how he looks. Or smells. We think he's proud of it, actually, because when he uses the litterbox... he leaves it uncovered for all of us to smell and be proud. Thats where Serena comes in and covers it for him. We all had had enough of how he smelled lately and today he got a bath. He hates baths... with a passion. He's not climbing the wall or anything, he sits through them but he hates them.
But he loves the part that comes next.... this is a cat who hates to be brushed, hates baths but you put a blow dryer on him and he's in heaven. Don't mind his crabby look - he always looks like that. His face does not match his personality at all. He's such a lover.
Oliver had adopted Demon #1 as his own. It's her cat now. He sleeps with her, plays on the computer with her... she's his. So today I told her, "it's your cat... you do it". I gave him the bath because he can be a little hard to handle - thats not all fur, there's lots of muscle under all that fuzz! But she's in the bathroom now blow drying & brushing him. It takes about 1/2 hour to dry him completely. I'm surprised she hasn't asked me if she can be done yet!

It's -19 outside and we have a leaky house... I can't let him run around the house wet. She's gotta finish the job.

And the end result.... she did a good job!!!

Manic Monday

If you were at a friend’s house for a holiday dinner and you found a dead cockroach in your salad, what would you do? Say "I just found a dead cockroach in my salad" and probably stop eating right then and there.

If you could put anyone you know on Prozac, who would you choose? I don't wanna put anyone on that... I was on that years ago and I slept 20 hours a day. My shrink called it my "princess drug"... yeah, sleeping beauty. I just have a thing against Prozac.

How do you feel about public displays of affection? I think it's sweet. I love to see couples, especially those who have been married for decades, holding hands and stealing kisses. Make-out sessions on park benches leave a bad taste in my mouth, but affection? I think of affection as showing someone you love them... hugs, kisses, holding hands... and there's nothing wrong with that. The world needs more PDA's.