Five O'Clock Somewhere

Welcome to Five O'Clock Somewhere, where it doesn't matter what time zone you're in; it's five o'clock somewhere. We'll look at rural life, especially as it happens in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, cats, sailing (particularly Etchells racing yachts), and bits of grammar and Victorian poetry.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Cats are amazing people

And we just can’t stop loving them …

Zorro has nine indoors, and an unknown number outdoors. The lady who runs the only well-run marina at Elephant Butte has six indoors and two outdoors. I have only the two indoor cats, Dulce and Tres, but they’re the ones who really run the household, especially Dulce.

We all love our cats, and when something happens to one of them, we worry, and we adjust our lives to take care of them. Zorro has had to return home rather than spending nights at the lake, so he can take care of an elderly cat who needs carefully hand-prepared chopped-up meat for supper. We are going to have to make schedule changes so we can give Tres his medication – we discovered this weekend that missing even just a couple of doses has very bad consequences.

But in spite of all the trouble of taking care of cats, they always make it worthwhile. They’re beautiful to look at, pleasing to cuddle with, and amusing to watch. Check out this video, of a cat who could very well be a cousin of Tres’ – certainly, it’s the same level of intelligence.

If you’re on a dialup connection, you’re in for a wait while the video downloads, but it’s worth the wait. If you have broadband, you have no excuse not to watch.


Blogger Iris Blue said...

How in the world did that potty kitty first learn to flush?

Wed Sep 13, 08:01:00 PM MDT  
Anonymous Jerry Seeger said...

I believe it was the Hafers back in the day who toilet-trained their cats, and learned the hard way not to teach them to flush.

Sat Sep 16, 12:35:00 AM MDT  

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