Saturday, August 25, 2012

Post-Friday Beast Blogging: The Cat Queue Edition

RILEY:  This sucks.
RILEY:  Hey!  Get up!  It's my turn.

MOONDOGGIE:  I can't hear you!  La-la-la-la-LA-la!
RILEY:  You're covering your eyes, not your ears, moron.
RILEY:  Fine.  Whatever.  Don't care.  Yawn!
RILEY:  This sucks.


ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It's lotsa fun for us, though.

Li'l Innocent said...

The asleep shall inherit the comfy chair.

That's a great sequence of photos. Moondoggie doesn't twitch a whisker. What a straight man.

And that's obviously a very cat-friendly chair, with those nice wide arms. We used to have a vintage oak kitchen table with a round top, and a columnular base that was buttressed by 4 "lion-paw" outward stretching feet in the Victorian/Classical mode. The horizontal "arm" of each lion paw was just long and wide enough to accommodate a small cat butt. At one point we had a litter of 4 kittens who all enjoyed sitting on these arms, and I kept hoping that the moment would come when each arm had a kitten on it. We got up as far as 3 kittens a couple of times - but being kittens they'd get distracted and run off to do something else.

Animals are good. We lost our beloved 12-year-old diabetic pug, Albert, earlier this week to a fast-moving infection. We're more or less over the initial shock, and I'm sure we'll get a new dog, probably a rescued pug, in a month or so. But it's hard. He was a wonderful being.

Scott said...

Li'l, so sorry to hear about Albert. If you have a favorite photo of him -- and if you'd like -- we'd be proud and happy to post it.

And thanks for that mental image of table with the lion-paws wearing kitten-socks.

Li'l Innocent said...

Thanks so much, Scott, that's very sweet of you -- I have some ice pics of him. Should I send as an e-mail attachment?

Too bad quick pix with cellphones hadn't yet been invented back in our 4-kitten era. I suppose I could paint it from memory, which might get within a mile or so of how cute it was.

Li'l Innocent said...

That'd be "nice pics of him". Not, really not, "ice pics".

I need a loooong vacation.

Scott said...

Li'l: Yes, email away.

I can't decide if "ice pics" should be the title of a sexy neo-noir in which Sharon Stone plays WeeGee as a homicidal bisexual femme fatale, or just describes what they found in Robert Falcon Scott's camera at the South Pole.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lil, I didn't realise that was you over at TBogg's place or I'd have given my condolences. Albert sounds like a dog that was really special to you and I'm really sorry you'll be missing him. I'm not sorry for him, though, because I know you gave him a great life. Pity(for us) animals leave us so fast.
I always console myself by saying animals have no consciousness of mortality so we can just give them the best life we can and they will be happy.Hmm.. if you know what I mean.
Maybe I should have just said I'm sorry for your loss, hon.

Li'l Innocent said...

Hey, Suezboo, that's great of you. Mea culpa, really, for sneaking around under multiple monikers. It wasn't on purpose - something to do with the way I signed up for Firedoglake using my Google ID, or goddess knows what. I tried changing it once to no avail.

Anyway, you're right that it's very consoling to know they don't sit around wringing their paws about mortality. They just get on with being alive. Which they seem to be better at than a lot of us. I'd be quoting that great Whitman poem about animals here, if I knew any of it by heart. Anyway, thanks sweetie. Albert thanks you too.

I'll send a couple photos along, Scott, and you can pick which one to put up. (As for ice pics, I had to stop a sec and cudgel my brain about WeeGee... Sharon Stone? "neo-noir" is, uh, putting it rather mildly, sir.)

heydave said...

Great action shots!

Scott said...

Thanks, Dave. It took the Second Unit weeks to pull off this elaborate stunt sequence.