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Am now genuflecting with apology and embarrassment to 10B on account of my 126 page pdf about knitting running us completely out of paper and probably ink. I figured i needed to be able to scrawl real notes on it you see, with an real pencil.

Knocked my terabyte drive off the computer desk. To scared to check on it. I think from now on I shall keep it on the floor, under the couch. Probably safe there.

Have had accident involving the hole puncher. One should, every so often, empty the little plastic bit of all the confetti one has created over the years. I now look like I have an incontinence problem albeit only if you think I am full of confetti.

And it's times like these I gives thanks for my cat. I love my cat.

Mostly because the other day I saw her use her cat tray, then scratch at the floor next to the tray in an attempt to cover what she'd done and which I could already tell would be futile because I am smarter than she is. Then she sniffed at what she'd done and pawed at the floor, uselessly, again. And I knew it was useless because I am smarter. Then she sniffed in puzzlement and walked away.

And now? Now she is on the couch looking nervous because today I set up her little heated cat mat in a nice corner with a nice comfy towel over it. She immediately gave me startle-eyes becuase it is Clearly A Trick.

Hahah.

I never said I loved her for nice reasons.

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dragonsally
Mar. 26th, 2011 09:23 am (UTC)
HAH. Gotta love it when we are smarter than our cats.
elmsley_rose
Mar. 27th, 2011 12:18 am (UTC)
I've had cats that do that too - scratch to cover *next* to the tray.
Maybe they feel they should do the job of covering, but don't want to get their paws dirty?
braunie
Mar. 27th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
126pp? wowsers. I'm surprised your printer didn't melt. :)

Hehe, imagine what your cat thinks when she observes you doing crazy things.
splodgenoodles
Mar. 28th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
I'm surprised your printer didn't melt. :)

What, you mean it's not supposed to? ;)
judyserenity
Mar. 27th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
What is it with cats using their box and then scratching the floor, rather than scratching in the kitty litter? One of the my cats does the exact same thing! (The other cat is worse. She is a "creative cat" -- that is, she likes to go outside the box.)

Is the "little heated cat mat" a regular electric heating pad, or is it some sort of special device for pets? I'm wondering about getting some sort of heater for my cats.

I do know that they make special heaters for snakes. Regular heating pads are a bad idea for pet snakes. Because heating pads are warm and fuzzy and have little hard things in them that feel like bones, snakes tend to think the heating pad is a mammal, and then they eat it. (Which, I guess, means snakes are even less intelligent than cats.)
splodgenoodles
Mar. 28th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
I have no idea! I have even seen this one perch expertly on the side of the box...facing inwards.


The little heated mat is marketed as a pet's mat, bought from a pet store. It's a flat piece of vinyle with an element inside.

When she lived in less cosy conditions, she loved it but I think the environment is generally cosy enough now that it's a bit redundant, especially since we also have heaters going when it's cold.

But they are great for older cats when the arthritis starts to settle in.

I'm now imagining a snake with a heating pad shaped shape in it's belly...
judyserenity
Mar. 28th, 2011 04:18 am (UTC)
....facing inwards
It's the old "my head is over the box, therefore the business end must be over the box, too" problem!

Thanks for the pet mat information! I will have to look around to see if one like that is sold in the US. One of my cats, Squeaky (the black kitty in my icon) has always been very thin and seems to get cold easily; he's always seeking out warm spots. As he gets older, he's getting thinner, so I want to keep him warm. He does have nice large radiators with wooden covers to lie on, but we sometimes turn down the heat at night--our big, drafty house is just too expensive to keep fully heated in the Michigan winters. (When it's cold, Squeaky borrows under the covers, so at least he can keep warm that way.)

I heard about a snake needing the heating pad surgically removed. Poor thing! I have no idea how one does surgery on a snake.
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