Warning: this post contains poo - Tactical Ninja
May. 7th, 2013
09:13 am - Warning: this post contains poo
So Mum Wheel is off on the Great World Tour of 2013. Or, at least, I know she's going to Ireland and the Netherlands, and they are on the other side of the world, therefore it'll be at least half of a world tour.
Anyway, she has cats. Two of them. And we volunteered to look after them for the month she'll be away. Last night she brought them around, along with food and litter boxes and various cat paraphernalia. I am assuming they'll become famous in my part of the internet over the next month, right? So we might as well start now.
Meet Frodo. Yes, Frodo. I take no responsibility for his name, K?
In this picture, Frodo looks vaguely disgusted. This is actually a cover for how smug he is feeling.
Why is Frodo feeling smug?
Well, for a start, we are big softies, and because, you know, strange place and all, we left the bedroom door open and Frodo got to sleep on the bed. He realised quickly that I'm the short one, and therefore he was by my feet all night. Every now and then I'd kick him and wake up and go *SQUEE CATS* and then go back to sleep.
Meanwhile, Frodo got the best of both worlds - a warm spot to sleep in and monopolising the people, while also keeping watch on the hallway where the food is, just in case.
Just in case what?
Well, remember I mentioned that there are actually two Wheel cats? The other one is one of those squishy-faced pedigree Persians. He's ginger. This combination makes him one butt-ugly cat. He's also called Tommy, but since we already have a Tommy, I suspect he'll end up getting called something else. Possibly Derpy, because, well:
Not actually Tommy
The reason there is not actually a photo of Tommy is because he spent the night hiding behind the washing machine. He did this because Frodo is a smug slimeball who spent the night owning the place, monopolising us and terrorising Derpy by snarling at him every time he tried to come out.
Some time in the middle of the night, he did come out. This caused Dr Wheel to leap about excitedly in the nude (trufax!) because *SQUEE CATS* and also caused Frodo to innocently slip out of our room and go be horrible to him. Derpy spent a while hiding in the shoe rack, then tried to use the litter box. Bless him for trying. Meanwhile, Frodo decided he owns that too and must have leaped out from behind something in the middle of it going HISSBOOYAHARGLEBARGLE! and, well, this morning Derpy was back behind the washing machine and there was cat shit smeared all over the laundry walls and a bit on the carpet and..
.. so now we know what happens when a mildly upset Persian cat with long hair on his tail gets disturbed in the middle of having a crap. Hmm.
This morning we retrieved him from behind the washing machine and put him in the cat cage. We didn't have any cat shampoo so the current state of affairs is that he's shut in the bathroom with the cat cage door open and some food, and hopefully if he needs to go he'll use the bath. Dr Wheel is trying to locate some cat shampoo and with any luck him and the YoT will bathe him at lunchtime so he's acceptable, then the YoT can spend the rest of the day making him feel welcome and comfortable and preventing him from hiding behind the washing machine again.
Meanwhile Frodo is busy pretending like he had nothing to do with it. I guess things will settle down eventually, right? Right?
I suspect this month will have more cat photos than usual in it. And possibly some cursing.
But it is nice to have one friendly cat? Even if he is being a dick to the other one.