Nov 18-05

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2005: November: Nov 18-05
Do my eyes deceive me?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Patty Rheault
Mouse in the house!    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Ashley Byykkonen

Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 09:30 am:

Beautiful White Morning here on the Sunrise Side!

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 10:49 am:

Who needs a watchdog when you have two sentinels like these kitties? Nice convenient perch they have on Patty Rheault's cabinet, with a bird's eye view of the room at their disposal at all times. With the temperatures dropping and the winds howling, dinner will be easier to catch, since critters like this one, caught (so to speak) by Ashley Byykkonen, are seeking the warmth of indoor living. Watch out little mousey!

By dlp (Babyseal) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 10:56 am:

Morning! Nice pictures. I have a question though: Why do cats love to be perched up high? Do they feel safer there?

By JanieT (Bobbysgirl) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:13 am:

I think cats like the "your highness" in life. As a kid we had a Siamese that would not eat her meals anywhere but on top of the frig and napped in one of the cuboards above the frig.

By Mel, Kansas (Mehollop) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:22 am:

I think the desire to be up high comes from perching in trees to be up and away from other predators/disturbances... back before they were pseud-domesticated, anyhow. (Say what you will... cats don't serve us, we serve them!)

But if you think about it, many of the big cats take their prey up into a handy tree to eat it, and also rest up there. Keeps them out of reach of those pesky non-climber dogs!

By Danbury (Danbury) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:29 am:

A side effect in winter - higher up in the room are the warmer places. Smart cats. :)

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:31 am:

Is this what you call, 'a cat's eye view'?
I had a cat that would perch himself on top of my german shepard, so he could see out the windows. It was a hilarious sight, to see this huge dog, laying down, so this tiny cat could climb on his back to gaze out the window. The dog would just lay there, as patient as could if his job in life was to be the kitty's step ladder.

By happyooper (Trigal) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 12:20 pm:

If the plural for mouse is mice and the plural for louse is lice, why isn't the plural for house hice?

By Sunrise Side MI (Ilovelucy2) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 12:52 pm:

good afternoon all,
Love the kitty picture. We have a mama and daughter 15 yrs old and 14 yrs old. I love to catch pictures of them. Very lovey at night when you want to sleep!(mama drools) Even though they can be a pain, I would miss them. Have a good weekend folks!!!

By Betty Paull Colborn,AZ (Betty) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 12:54 pm:

Tim, how much snow is there in Oscoda?

By Lisa Texas (Catlady) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 01:58 pm:

Love this picture,it reminds me of my three cats!
My cats miss the U.P.,especially trying to paw at the snowflakes!

By Sofia Lokke, Scandinavia (Sofial) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 04:43 pm:

Hi all. Nice cats! I used to have a darling little grey kitten. She couldn't "talk" like other cats - only whisper... Weird thing was that ALL her cat-brothers&sisters who where red, black and white "talked" like normal cats. Only the grey ones "whispered." Must've been something wrong...but cute she was! Too bad we had to take her away due to allergy.

Isn't it weird how attached one can be to an animal?!

Have a great weekend everyone!

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 05:04 pm:

I think you are right danbury.
I have a cat that holds the leash (in his mouth)of the neighbors dog (a hugh Germany Sheperd)and they stroll around the block. Funniest thing you've ever seen. There territory has already been marked so they don't get lost. So you see, cats are leaders...dogs are followers. ;)

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 06:27 pm:

I have 2 furry sisters - littermates - now 11 years old. One is solid gray and the other tiger-striped gray. Neither of them meow - only make little chirping and squeaking noises. One is very sociable and the other is really into hygiene - even grooms my hair during the night. I wake up to such exciting hair-do's stiff with cat spit. Over the past 30 some years, I've had the pleasing company of 5 other cats including a male Siamese that was approx. 23 years old when I finally had to put him to sleep. I had two other female Siameses that lived to be 15. The other two mixes lived to be only 10. You sure do get attached to the little shedders!

By Uncle Chuck @ Little Betsy (Unclechuck) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 08:35 pm:

That mouse is a gonner!

By Robert M. Edwards (Sunnysandiego) on Friday, November 18, 2005 - 11:46 pm:

I had 6 pasty's flown to me here in San Diego, CA a couple weeks ago. It reminded me of home. I grew up in Calumet and went to MTU. Also had Baroni's ravioli and sauce flown here a couple weeks ago....still tastes the same as when I left 29 years ago...absolutely the best!
It was about 85 degrees here in San Diego today!

All the best, Bob Edwards

By maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Saturday, November 19, 2005 - 09:37 am:

Good cat stories to let us start the weekend with a smile.

We had a mouse last week. My son keeps magazines in a rubbermaid bin. When he picked it up, there was a dead mouse under it. He apparently had set it down not knowing the mouse was there. In cleaning up the area, he found the poor little thing had stashed tiny pieces of meat all around the baseboard. Hey, I told my son to bring his dishes back to the kitchen!

If you have two computers do you have two mice or two mouses?

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