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Attention cat researchers

Readers know that I try to take in as many life-enriching activities as possible so that I have experiences on which I can draw to create new material for Other People Exist. Pursuant to my duties, I recently traveled to the West Coast of the United States and stayed with Doug (keeper of Kurt's Bike).

The accommodations there consist of a comfortable foam mattress thrown upon the floor and a sleeping bag of the appropriate temperature rating for Doug's unheated home.

Though I was comfortablish, Doug's cat (another story) made his presence known throughout the night as he periodically departed and returned from various nighttime maneuvers, each time using his clattersome cat door.

In addition, my position on the floor gave him full access to my person, which he took advantage of one morning:



In order to prevent further similar moments, I endeavored to create an association in Doug's cat's mind between pestering me and unpleasantness by bopping him on the nose. Cat researchers should note that this worked, as he never bothered me again during my stay.

14 Comments:

Blogger Megan said...

You've never lived with an infant, have you? You'd be kissing that cat for waiting until 7:15!

9:38 PM  
Blogger tony said...

Here In England We Count Sheep In Order To Sleep.

12:57 AM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

Nasty things are cats! And if he left you sleep until 7:15 then I think he liked you. That seems late for a cat to wake one up.

11:00 AM  
Blogger Kurt said...

At least infants grow up.

2:33 PM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

try having a dog: there's no such thing as a dog box.

3:06 PM  
Blogger Merle Sneed said...

Cats are overrated as pets.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

So, how's the bike? Surviving without you, and all that?

9:17 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...

The tires needed air. Also - I had to tighten the front wheel bearings and the fork.

5:45 AM  
Blogger The rules said...

you have moved cat research forward decades with this new advanced experiments

6:52 AM  
Blogger Don, American Idle said...

What? Couldn't you find a knothole in the fence?

5:27 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

This sounds familiar - like maybe all of us at one time or another has slept on a floor with a sleeping bag and a cat that is a nag.. I could so relate.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

There is a post that no longer exists. I don't know what this means, but I am keeping my eyes open for wormholes...

10:24 PM  
Blogger Queen of France said...

Next time, put your back against the cat door and THEN the fun and research can begin when kitty can neither come in or go out.

9:47 AM  
Blogger Trudy Sanders said...

I am opposed to animals and people sharing living space.

8:50 AM  

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