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Sleeping more than the cat

  • 30th Mar, 2005 at 9:42 PM

Timin looks outside
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I was sick today, so I spent most of my time lounging around at home. And by lounging, I really mean being unconscious in bed. I think Timin got a little upset that I was sleeping more than he was, because he kept on waking me up and trying to get me to watch him eat.

Eventually, I had to kick him out of my room. He's nice to sleep next to, but he sure is persistent when he wants something. Right now, he is sitting, very demurely I might add, next to the mouse in the hopes of some affection. I've trained him not to step on the keyboard or bat at the mouse, which causes me horrible grief when my window manager is set to sloppy-focus. He's being adorable, just like he was in the afternoon.

Timin tastes spring
Originally uploaded by sfllaw.

I keep on letting him outside in the day, because I think that makes him happy. He's sharpened his claws into tiny knives, which makes it painful whenever he tries to sit on me, or sleep on my stomach. I have yet to get it into his little head that clawing me makes me upset, but I try. All throughout his time here, I give yelps whenever he does it, as if I am hurt. I think he claws me less often than he used to, but sometimes he forgets and I have to toss him off.

However, those claws are formidable weapons and so I am sure he is glad to go outside and hunt again. It will only be a matter of time before he starts dragging wildlife into the house. I only hope that he doesn't go after things that are bigger than his head.


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31st Mar, 2005 03:09 (UTC)
You have a gorgeous kitty! Seriously though - clip his nails, and you'll both be a lot happier. You can use regular old human nail clippers, just take a look at the claw and be sure not to clip the quick. I clip my kittens' claws every fortnight or so, and it's no big deal.
31st Mar, 2005 03:15 (UTC)
He gets really upset whenever I try to clip his nails. Maybe someone has cut too deep before and he's really traumatized. Or maybe he thinks I'm stripping him of his weapons. He does get into fights with other cats sometimes.

I do try every once in a while, and feed him treats so he doesn't get too frustrated. But I notice that within moments, he's gnawing at them to get them sharper.

If only he could understand me. I don't mind him rending flesh off bones. As long as it's not my flesh.
31st Mar, 2005 03:18 (UTC)
Hee! I know the feeling. My mom had to wrap her cat in a towel before she cut her claws, and that seemed to work well.
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31st Mar, 2005 05:24 (UTC)
Maybe I need to procure some drugs for my feline friend.
31st Mar, 2005 03:09 (UTC)
If you're not bleeding, there's no issue. ;-)
31st Mar, 2005 03:15 (UTC)
31st Mar, 2005 03:22 (UTC)
31st Mar, 2005 17:47 (UTC)
My mom used to say...
My mom's line used to be 'No bruise, no blood, no sympathy...'

Luckily for me she wasn't serious, given that I'm a monumental klutz.

31st Mar, 2005 05:32 (UTC)
pretty pretty kitty. :)
31st Mar, 2005 05:33 (UTC)
He is.

I am envious sometimes, because he gets so much undue attention.
31st Mar, 2005 18:31 (UTC)
that's a handsome cat.
31st Mar, 2005 18:36 (UTC)
I like to think so too.
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