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The Kitty-Cat Diaries

So last night I'm sitting in my apartment and this weird cat comes right up to my little pet door and acts like he's just gonna come right on in and check things out.

And I'm like, "No! You don't live here!" and he scrams.

Makes me wonder what's going on when I'm not home...is there some kind of kitty commune going down in my apartment that I don't know about? Has my place become some sort of crash pad for wandering felines all hopped up on catnip and looking for a bowl of free munchies?

Am I gonna have to install some kind of paw identification system on the kitty door?


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Jul. 16th, 2004 10:53 am (UTC)
When my sister was going to school down at Cal Poly SLO she lived in a house that had a problem sort of like this. There was some hole in the house somewhere that allowed cats egress. Stray cats would sneak in at night and pillage the domestic cats food.

One night her boyfriend heard a cat fight in the storage room where the cat food was kept. He went to check it out and found two cats facing off in their usual puffy haired/arch backed cat manner. One of the cats was supposed to be in the house and one wasn't. In a moment of extremely poor decision making, he reached down and attempted to grab the unwelcome cat and put it outside. Having come to this point directly from bed he was wearing minimal (if any) clothing. The cat protested being picked up in the usual cat protest manner. With it's claws. With vigor.

The cat eventually won the fight when it sank it's claws into the boyfriend's scrotum and started doing Tarzan swings from it. I'm not sure exactly what happened after that. I assume all of the boyfriend's focus went from 'getting the strange cat out of the house' to 'getting the fiery claws of agony out of my nutsack'.
Jul. 16th, 2004 10:58 am (UTC)
A good argument for letting the cats fight it out amongst themselves.
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:24 am (UTC)
Hilarious! Oh man!
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:11 am (UTC)
Oh my. I'm not sure if it was supposed to, but that post made me laugh out loud. The thought of a bunch of random cats living it up in your apartment was hysterical!
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:41 am (UTC)
I'd also be afraid of other critters entering in thru the kitty door - like a raccoon or something.
Jul. 16th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
Well, if you think about it, you DO have an "open-door" policy about strays with that kitty door there.
Jul. 16th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC)
I beg your pardon. I have a sign posted above the kitty door that clearly states, "Rrreeeeeeerr, PHHT, PPHT!"

Jul. 16th, 2004 06:04 pm (UTC)
ok..see first mistake...rrreeeerrr PHHT PHHT in cat language is "i don't like you, but I'll tolerate you..."

What you need is rrrrrrrrr phhhht rrrrreearr wowr.
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:09 am (UTC)
my bad... :P
Jul. 16th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes and yes.

My mom often has a door or window cracked for her cats, and every cat in the neighborhood hangs out at her place.

First it was the neighbors asshole black cat that beat up Tommi. Then she moved and Ewok started hanging out. We don't actually know his name, but he looked like an Ewok...until his owners shaved him, then he just looked freakish.

Then their boyfriend moved in, without permission. He was a basic tabby, and very nice, but my mom suspects he was peeing on stuff. I actually woke up with him in my bed one night. I have a picture of him lounging on our couch.

For years now there has been this Siamese bitch terrorizing Tommi and Alyx. And she's not afraid of humans, unless we actually get up and chase her. At one point there were like four or five different cats hanging out at various times, even when we were home.

Now there's a new black cat, somewhat homeless, but I think the people across the street feed it. It's a very nice cat too, but keeps eating their food. Also not so afraid of us.

My mom still puts up with it because she doesn't want to trap her cats inside or out. The only thing I worry about is Feline Luekemia, which can be transmitted through eaten food apparently.

So...good luck with the commune! :)
Jul. 16th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC)
Uh-oh. Maybe I need to re-think this whole kitty door thing...
Jul. 16th, 2004 04:04 pm (UTC)
Although not a similar story, my cat has become a total gangster. He's always chasing cats off our yard. I swear I heard him say "Get off my turf, fool!" one time.
Jul. 16th, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC)
maybe I need to hire a security cat...
Jul. 16th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC)
Oooooooooh, you can get one of those cute little officer costumes at a pet store!
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you just need a bigger cat.

big cat

No, that's not my cat. Just a picture I found a while back on the internet.
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC)
oh man! That's insane!
Jul. 16th, 2004 08:27 pm (UTC)
This entry reminds me of that kitty-litter-for-multiple-cats commercial where the cat throughs a party then the people come home and they all scram, except for the cat with the lamp shade on its head.

Jul. 26th, 2004 10:54 am (UTC)
Reality Vs. Karma
When I first read your post, I thought you said, "And I'm like, 'No! You don't live here!' and he screams."
Cause that would have been horrific. Making a cat scream like that...

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