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Cats Sans Shame

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Cats are notoriously without shame (I believe the great philosopher George Carlin once remarked on this) and Chloe and Daphne are no exceptions. This vision was bad enough:

But Daphne has a long way to go to top this:

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January 21, 2005 at 4:09 pm

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Chloe Power Washer

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From time to time, Chloe feels the need to demonstrate her power washing technique to Daphne. This typically involves immobilizing the poor creature so Chloe can power wash with minimal interruption. Here we see that Daphne’s ears need some attention:

Also today, a bonus shot of a weirdly lit, faux watercolor Daphne:

Because Photoshop was just sitting there, and she’d never sit still for the real thing anyway.

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January 14, 2005 at 10:31 pm

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Who’s Maggie?

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Carnival of the Cats #42 is up at Leslie’s Omnibus where some cat named Maggie is horning in on Daphne’s action. (Well, inaction actually, but you get the point.)

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January 10, 2005 at 10:16 am

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Contemplative Cats

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Daphne …

… and Chloe …

… contemplate the nature of the universe as only cats can.

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January 7, 2005 at 11:25 pm

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Carnival of the Cats #41

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“Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this.” (Anonymous)

We’re very pleased to host the first Carnival of the Cats of the new year, and the 41st of the series. Leading off and looking us straight in the eye as a cat should is Tushki, owner of Ishtiaque:

If Hakuna and Matata missed their humans, they quickly got over it by asserting their place in the household hierarchy. Meanwhile, some cats are planning on observing the New Year. Some are so serious that they’ve blogged on the subject. Others celebrate in the time-honored tradition of helping out as only cats can, while some cats understand that the whole resolution thing is an exercise in self-delusion and want no part of it. Of course, sleeping is a perfectly acceptable response by cats to any holiday devised solely for humans to keep track of time. Sleeping has so many permutations, it could take eons to try them all:

Spider understands. After all, if a cool cat like Mister Gato can take time from his busy schedule of rodent termination … More busy cats. But clearly, Tiny and Baby really know how to party. More importantly, it’s Mark’s first anniversary which must surely trump New Year’s. Similarly, Whitty turns ten, a grand age, but apparently the years have held some tragedy, including a run in with some dingoes. Oreo demands affection. Izzy, Meowza, Bazel and Jezi demand their share of the feast, even if that means being the centerpiece. Courtesy of Rahel, we learn of some adorable cats for adoption.

She also grasps the key concept in feline relations: hear and obey. Meanwhile, there’s a blog devoted to finding good homes for strays. Are munchkin cats eternal kittens? Keeping his own counsel it seems … Sissy provides a good roundup of feline talent from human management to environmental management to solutions management to conflict management. We stand in awe. A somber Zak:

Petra unimpressed:

Ferdinand T. Cat generous:

Happy New Year from Boo & Spike and some interlopers. And of course, the glory of Daphne and Chloe.

Update I’m adding Bentley myself, mostly because he’s too cool (lives with two women who dote on him) and because he’s a Birman like Daphne. A glass raised to Bentley!

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January 2, 2005 at 8:47 pm

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The Rhythm of Daphne and Chloe

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The cats have their own view of the pace of life here at Villa MartiniPundit, to which they are both precisely attuned. That this pace does not always match that of the human denizens is of little consequence. Behold the intensity of Chloe:

Resistance would be futile, if she cared about such things.

Note Daphne at rest, above.

Indeed, the very thought of resistance – how droll. As if one could be bothered lifting a paw.

One does have one’s dignity to consider. Two cool city cats cannot bestir themselves for the entertainment of mere humans. Of course, moments before, this was the scene:

All of us here at Villa MartiniPundit wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

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December 31, 2004 at 4:10 pm

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No Cat Is Worth This

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$50,000.

I say again. $50,000.

That’s more than the average household income in the United States. It will buy you one helluva a car. In many places, it will buy you a home.

For some, it’s the going price for a kitten.

I’ve spent money on cats. Regular readers know I’ve got two purebred pedigreed cats and they weren’t free. They’re both wonderful, but they combined don’t come within spitting distance of that kind of money. I’ve also had cats from pet stores, from shelters, and one who showed up at my door. That one was definitely free. I’ve loved them all.

But fifty grand? Sorry, that’s too much.

And it’s a clone. How vain to attempt the cloning of a human. How conceited to clone a cat. I have no respect for someone so vain and so reckless and so narcissistic.

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December 22, 2004 at 9:30 pm

Carnival of the Cats

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This week’s carnival can be found over at Sharp as a Marble with a ‘city cats’ theme. Phew – good thing we were channeling!

Oh, and you did know that in two weeks Carnival of the Cats #41 will be hosted right here? That’s right – 2005 will be a Martinipalooza of cats.

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December 20, 2004 at 10:01 am

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City Cats

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I thought I’d do something a little different with Daphne and Chloe this week, and as I’ve always loved black & white photography, I thought I’d give it a try.

They were underwhelmed, but then, I’m no Ansel Adams.

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December 17, 2004 at 3:50 pm

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Cats, Cats and Not a Bead in Sight

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The latest Carnival of the Cats is up, and once again, it’s all about them without any consideration for us poor, hapless humans. Cats are so above the madding crowd.

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December 13, 2004 at 9:13 am

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Daphne and Chloe by Request

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There’s no pleasing some people, especially cat lovers. And everyone’s a critic. But, as we aim to please here at Villa MartiniPundit (no snickering out there) we present for your feline delight, closeups as requested. First we have Daphne, who has been not nearly this angelic this week. Indeed, at one point, the thought of a Birman-skin rug was mighty tempting …

Chloe, on the other hand, is extremely well-behaved, except when following the lead of her smaller compadre in which case her judgment appears to take flight and is not to be found. Here, however, she is herself, if not a touch curious about the camera. If only it didn’t have that bright, flashing thing …

We also have a bonus shot of Daphne, which is probably the best of the bunch. I can say that because unlike the others, I didn’t take this one – the girlfriend gets the credit.

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December 10, 2004 at 5:30 pm

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Carnivale de los Gatos #37

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This week’s carnival is up at the People’s Republic of Seabrook. And a mighty fine festival it is.

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December 6, 2004 at 9:10 pm

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A Disturbance in the Force

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From time to time, there is a disturbance in the harmony of the life of a cat. It is truly rather distressing, but perhaps best shared. Daphne is displeased at something transpiring outside her window.

Sensing the disruption, Chloe rushes to the scene.

However, being cats, it’s not like they can actually do anything about it. I mean, they aren’t the ones with opposable thumbs and thus do not control the means of production. And it is outside.

So, they observe.

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December 3, 2004 at 10:00 pm

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Feasting Kitties

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Carnival of the Cats #36 is up, and many feasting kitties can be seen.

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November 29, 2004 at 10:01 am

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Hungry Cats

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We traveled for Thanksgiving and so did most of our friends who would be entrusted with the care of the kitties. As a result, we left out as much food as possible for the little ones, but Daphne has yet to eat dry food. There was the possibility she might make a virtue of necessity, but one must always keep in mind she’s still a cat. Chloe has no such problem, but judging from the amount of food left, it seems she’s been picking up bad habits from her smaller compatriot.

As you can see, I barely had time to take this picture as they inhaled the can of food I had put down but moments before.

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November 26, 2004 at 9:30 pm

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Carnival of the Cats

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This week’s Carnival of the Cats is up, although they mistake Daphne for Chloe there. Not surprising – sometimes I get them mixed up.

Heh.

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November 21, 2004 at 10:00 pm

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Daphne Demonstrates Her Technique

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It’s important for a kitten to remain limber – there are so many opportunities to pounce, slay, and carry off. Daphne demonstrates the latest technique for Chloe, who does seem unimpressed.

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November 19, 2004 at 2:56 pm

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Carnival of the Cats Is Up

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Carnival of the Cats #34 can be found at Your Moosey Fate this week. All kinds of feline wonders.

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November 15, 2004 at 9:37 am

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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

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Chloe deciding not only does she not mind sharing the top bunk with Daphne, but that little one makes a mighty comfy pillow.

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When one ceases sulky hissy fits, and begins to use the enemy for a pillow, you know the battle is lost.

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November 12, 2004 at 4:03 pm

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Carnival of the Cats #33 Is Up

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The latest Carnival of the Cats is up over at Mind of Mog. Daphne and Chloe are there along with scads of kitty goodness.

Go check them out.

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November 8, 2004 at 9:43 am

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