Oliver’s eye looks a little scary enlarged like this…trust me, it’s a LOT scarier when his eye starts blinking and then closes halfway. I’ve learned that this ocular behavior is a sign that I’m about to be stalked. My solution to such a situation…I start talking to Oliver as if something very exciting is about to happen. If lying to him doesn’t work, I tell him over and over in a very high voice, what a good boy he is. More lying.
Every so often, Oliver insists on being featured on the blog. He’s a jealous cat and he demands attention. When our little dog Max was still with us, Ollie DID NOT LIKE HIM.
Poor little dog, the cat would sneak up on him and nip him on the back of the leg. Such a beast.
So….in order to not get nipped in the back of the leg, I present an update on Oliver.
There…hopefully this will satisfy him for a time.
You can’t see my laptop in this image can you?
I CAN’T SEE IT AND I’M SITTING IN FRONT OF IT!
Those of you with cats know how it goes…turn the computer on and out of nowhere the cat appears. He demands his rightful place on the keyboard. We negotiate, I clear him lots of nice space on my desk. No.
After I gently nudge him to the edge of the laptop ten times, he is offended when I restrict him to the floor. We’re both tired and frustrated. I will eat chocolate, he will have to make due with a bug he just found on the floor.
The dog has been sick for a week and Oliver has been very respectful of him. No stalking Max, no jumping on Max, no wrapping Max in a headlock.
Occasionally Oliver passes the time hoping for an insect to be drawn to the light bulbs in our lamp. He will be so happy when Max is feeling better.
Catnipcious is a real thing. (No it isn’t.)
It is described as a condition wherein a cat has ingested so much catnip, that it goes into a state of acute consciousness. In this hyper aware state, it has been reported, some cats have attempted to hypnotize their owners. If successful, the car keys have been taken and a cat joyride ends in multiple arrests.
Guess where the owner spends the night? In a jail cell, still hypnotized and acting like a chicken flapping it’s wings.
Catnipcious…one of the most frightening conditions known to man.