I was reading the blog of Tober, an orange tabby library cat, when he blogged about how he likes to chew on cords! Just like my Charley-cat, who chews on anything he can get his little teeth on. And yes, I do use bitter apple, and cord covers galore, which does cut down on the chewing – although sometimes he’ll chew on things I never thought he would chew on (like chairs).
It’s so hard to stay mad at our furry cord-chewers, though, isn’t it?!
Sometimes I get lonely when my coworkers go home for the night, and I have to find things to do to keep myself occupied. Sometimes I nibble on a plant, or I knock Craig over, or I dump Christine’s inbox into the recycling bin. . . but what I like to do the most is chew on cords. Cords are fun to chew. They feel nice in my teeth, and they wiggle and squirm so I can hunt them. But apparently chewing on the cords is a Very Bad Thing To Do.
When I chew on cords, it causes a flurry of activity around the office. Today was very exciting: Pat took the cord off of her computer and threw it away, Linda rearranged all of her furniture, and Christine crawled around on the floor with lots of black tubes. Assistant Boss Karen was frustrated with me, but I’m very charming, and she couldn’t stay mad at me for long.
Because I am in Big Trouble I am not getting any treats and no one will get my dot out for me to hunt. Most of the tasty cords have been hidden from view–at least from human view–or wrapped up in black tubes. My officemates said that I was getting a supply of cords for Christmas, which they would hide in the closet.
Mike says that Pushy got her name when she showed up on his front porch in Texas “and refused to leave.” Mike ignored Pushy for over a week, giving her no food and no attention of any kind, but for some reason she stuck around. Mike says, “I finally gave up and took her in. Sometimes one chooses a cat; other times the cat chooses you.” He also reports that Pushy likes to perch on his shoulder and holler like a Siamese!
Every year around this time, I bust out my interdenominational holiday cats photo and show it to – well, everyone. Holiday Cats has been around for a while, I think since maybe 2001 or so. This year, someone suggested I spruce it up a bit – you know, make it even MORE festive. My husband said “I like the classic!” But once the idea was in my head, I couldn’t get rid of it. So without further ado, I present Holiday Cats 2008. Whooo fun!
Note: The cats did not actually wear any kind of hats for this photo. My cats won’t wear ANYTHING, not even collars. The hats were photoshopped on.
Menandcats.com gets many submissions of men who love cats – men who share their life with a feline friend, often two, occasionally three. But six!!! Never have I received a submission from a man who lives with six cats.
Not only does Tom share his life with six furry pals, he has a blog, wrote a book called Under the Paw: Confessions of a Cat Man and has written a newspaper article about his unabashed love for cats. Tom, you and your six cats are absolutely adorable. You are the cat-loving man of the week at Menandcats.com!
Nathan’s girlfriend, Katie, submitted this picture of her adorable kitten (Bowie) and her adorable boyfriend (Nathan). Katie says that at first, Bowie wasn’t too sure about Nathan – but now Bowie is very fond of Nathan, and Katie reports that the two are best friends. Bowie is an 18 month-old orange tabby – my love for orange tabbies has already been well documented on this site – and Nathan is a college student. They both have “medium length hair.”