Cats are for experimenting on, right? - Tactical Ninja
May. 13th, 2013
09:09 am - Cats are for experimenting on, right?
ZOMG it's graduation week! Where I get to pick up my strangely meaningless piece of paper that says "I've got qualifications." I think it feels like that because the learning is all *points* back there and the application is all *points again* over there, and this bit is quite removed from any of that, and mostly just a ritual. However, that won't stop me framing it and hanging it on the wall next to Dr Wheel's one, nope. Or posting pictures of me in a silly hat. Because, well, you have to really, don't you?
I won't be doing the parade though - seems to me that's mostly for the folks who are graduating with their friends, and since most of the folks I started with graduated 2 years ago, I can't think of anyone I'd like to parade with. I think I'd feel a bit silly tbh..
Now that they've settled in and are behaving more or less like normal cats, we figured it's time to start experimenting on them for our own entertainment. Or, at least, Dr Wheel did. He came home on Saturday with a catnip toy - partly because these are not normally inside cats so they are probably bored out of their little trees, but also partly because we figured it would be funny.
We were not disappointed. At least, not with Frodo. Here is his initial reaction to being presented with Nip:
Basically he went MINE!! and then proceeded to kick the shit out of it while chewing on it. Then he stared into space for a while, then disappeared downstairs. We found him on the bed talking to himself. Then he told us all about it. As far as we could tell, PROW RRR MEEP PBTPBPT BRRREEOW SQUEAK means "Oh fuck I am so baked I love you guys oh wow the colours!" And then he rubbed himself all over us because apparently we are now awesome. The rest of the weekend has been an ongoing round of this.
Meanwhile, Derpy is not interested in the Nip at all - not even if it's proferred using a robot arm:
Derpy clearly takes a dim view of drug use. He didn't seem to mind when I dropped a tin of tuna on his head this morning though. He is a very strange cat.
I think we need a branch or something for them to scratch on. They are used to being able to go outside, and they aren't allowed to trim their claws on the furniture, and I'm not sure doing it on the carpet's any better for them. So I figure some sort of temporary scratching post might be a good idea. Hmm..
Meanwhile, last night I had a sex dream about Daryl from The Walking Dead. I think this means I win. Seems that in my headcanon, he is (or, um.. was) a virgin. O.o
Also, Dr Wheel has had a developer version of the Oculus Rift on pre-order for a while. This morning it arrived. I suspect that this means I won't be seeing much of him for the next little while, other than the occasional burst of maniacal laughter from the geek room and periodic offers of "Here, try this!" I am excite!