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Hoghenhine o’Mine

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hoghenhine, n. — a person who has stayed in a household for three nights, and so becomes the legal responsibility of the host; a member of a household; a dependant

— OED

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23 February 2015 at 9:57 pm

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Not So Tiny

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Tiny

 
 
Tiny . . . come here, Tiny
Never mind, Tiny, go back where you were . . .
Come here, Tiny
What did you want, Tiny? . . . Go back
Tiny, come . . .
Bye bye, Tiny
. . .

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 because their hearts are so huge, that’s why

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31 January 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Blue Lassoed

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Good thing a person was around, eh Blue?

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17 February 2009 at 7:59 am

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Cat 101

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cat 101All feline-inclined creatures in this household take note: This is a proper manner in which a cat true to his species may sleep.

Not stretched out like someone has you on the rack. Not belly up to the sky like roadkill. Not in any of those doglike positions your fur feels like plopping down in, your legs all helter skelter, your tail flying off wherever.

This cozy curled-up pose is acceptable. Or sitting up with your paws tucked in front.

This is your final warning. Kitty demerits and other pet penalties will be meted out for further offenses.

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25 January 2009 at 5:39 pm

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Help Hanging My Shirts

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Actually, they were busy digging a secret tunnel out of their prison.

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19 December 2008 at 1:41 pm

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Cellmates

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Blue and Cuddles are napping the afternoon away on their prison bed. Else I might have to play the goalie at the door or chase them down through the rest of the house.

True, one of the principal functions on any kitten’s job description is to find the toy in anything that moves. And since every other kitten we’ve raised has been content to break a ball on the tree, I’ve always hung the most worn-out balls ready to be trashed on the low branches.

This pair must have thought they hit the kitten toy lottery when we decorated the house for Christmas this year. Let’s just say, they obviously have no intention of making Santa’s nice list. And as for that implicit agreement involving breakable decorations, I’ve warned Susan that our kittens would likely consider the ceramic nativities, the snowman and Santa collections, the trees, and just about every other holiday trapping to be fair game.

We’ve given them several chances since Thanksgiving, and they’ve never gone long before tag team wrestling the kitchen table tree, grabbing one of the snowmen hanging from the sewing machine, breaking another ball from one of the trees, or getting into other holiday mischief.

So now with just over a week to go, they’ve lost all chance at any further parole hearings. Maybe by next Christmas they’ll at least have learned to play Christmas when everyone’s asleep.

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17 December 2008 at 3:20 pm

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Cat Trap

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After Blue gnaws himself free of the cat trap, it snags Kitty.

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20 November 2008 at 3:21 pm

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Kitten Cabin Fever

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After being quarantined to the back of the house all week, Blue and Cuddles take in some late morning sun on the windowsill.

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14 November 2008 at 11:43 am

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Kitten Bed

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I had the large kitchen trash bin into the back bathroom to aid cleaning Gertie‘s cage. A task which of course called for Blue and Cuddles to be excused from the room. When the kittens returned, each one took a turn trying out the trash bin lid. Makes a comfy bed, they think.

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12 November 2008 at 4:45 pm

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Fixed

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All is well. Blue and Cuddles are recovering fine.

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Written by macheide

4 October 2008 at 5:00 pm

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New Dirt

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I can’t find a copy online, but I once saw a cute comic showing a dog barking out a car window, happily inviting his neighbor over for play when he returned, because his people were taking him to get “new dirt.”

A few minutes ago here, all the dogs in the back of the animal clinic suddenly began howling – perhaps they just discovered there was no new dirt anywhere to be found back there.

But it’s finally time for Blue and Cuddles to make up the appointment they missed September 13, when Ike interrupted their own new dirt experience. Cuddles weighs in at 5 pounds, 15 ounces, while Blue tips the scales at 7 pounds 14 ounces.

They’ll each weigh ever so slightly less by this afternoon. And be a little bit slower, at least for a few minutes, maybe.

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Written by macheide

4 October 2008 at 8:14 am

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Zoo Door Guard

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The zoo door is guarded against (almost) all escapees.

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Written by macheide

21 September 2008 at 12:09 pm

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Bantamweight vs Super Heavyweight

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Blue is declared the winner after Kitty abandons the ring.

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20 September 2008 at 12:09 pm

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Mouse Hunt

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Blue points his nose where he wants the cursor to go.

I do my best to follow along with the mouse.

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20 September 2008 at 8:26 am

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Three Ways

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There’s three ways out of every box
Fall out the bottom
Or you crawl out the top
There’s three ways
Out of every, every box

three ways – the wallflowers

Kitty, Blue, and Cuddles cover my favorite Wallflowers song.

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22 August 2008 at 12:25 pm

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Black Shadow

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I’ve been up working the past 3 hours since 1:30am, making the most of a touch of insomnia. So right before heading back for a little more sleep, had the chance to see that like her brother, Cuddles likes to chase her shadow.

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22 August 2008 at 4:27 am

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Hippo at the Water Hole

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Kitty shows off his mellow drinking pose. And seems to hope that if he laps at the air over the surface enough, perhaps the water will come to him.

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Written by macheide

20 August 2008 at 5:10 pm

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