Cats And Humans And Monkeys

  • Gus is one of the coolest cats I’ve known. He’s playful without being mean. He likes being around us, but doesn’t beg for attention. He doesn’t talk too much. He doesn’t keep a very neat litter box; however, he has the fun habit of squatting on the lip of the box and doing his business over the side. It may be time for toilet training.
  • Another of his ingenious ideas is the use of his paws to eat. Cameron has witnessed it, but I’ve only seen it out of the corner of eye until this morning. We give him a little bit of wet food in the morning. While eating it, he pushes some of it into the sides of the bowl. Now most dogs and cats will dive headfirst into the bowl to get at the food with their tongue. Not so with Gus. He will scoop up the food with the underside of his paw and eat it like he was using a spoon. It’s amazing to watch. Robots nothing. I think cats are the next to take over the world.

  • It’s time again for the ‘ask’. The Light the Night walk is October 1 and am putting together the Lymphonades team again. The walk is to raise money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society who in turns helps those with blood cancers. If you would like to donate, you can go to my donation page. There is also a widget on my Facebook page in the left-hand column.
  • Wanna join the Lymphonades and walk with us? Go to the team page. There is a Join button at the bottom of the page to get you started. And of course, thank you in advance for any contribution.

  • Finally have to remind you about the show this Friday night the Monkeys are doing with the Rodents (thus the title) at the Avenue Theater. It starts at 7:30. Tickets are $15 and you can even order them online. How convenient! I finished up the set list last night and think it’s going to be a great show. In fact, our weekend shows with the Rodents always go extremely well. Plus we have an announcement to make that niiiiiight. C’mon the suspense is enough to get you to go, right?
  • 5 thoughts on “Cats And Humans And Monkeys

    1. Scott

      My cat Zoe used to do the scooping of food thing but has since stopped years ago. It might have to do with Gus still being a young cat.

      I’ve also been told that when cats eat, they don’t like their whiskers touching the sides of the bowl. If they do, the cat is more likely to take the food out of the bowl to eat it. I don’t know if that’s true or not, but it seemed reasonable.

      As for the pooping over the side thing, why not get a litter box with a hood over it? Zoe uses one and it’s prevented that problem. It also means we don’t have to look at cat poop all the time.

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