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19 April 2008 @ 03:32 pm
A Tale of Maxie...  
There's a certain type of toy Maxie loves to play with. Many times when we have an individual food wrapper, such as a travel pack of something or such, Martin will tie the leftover package in a knot and throw it for Maxie, who will retrieve it a couple times and then skitter it around the kitchen floor.

Our fridge is kind of old and is missing the bottom grill on the front, so occasionally a toy will skitter underneath it. That happened today while I was cleaning the kitchen. So of course, being a Maxie Mom and not wanting Kitty to be Sad, I tried to retrieve his toy from underneath. I couldn't get it out, but I found a different wrapper, a Pretz wrapper instead of a Fig Newton wrapper. Well, I figured, he lost a toy under the fridge and here's a toy back from under the fridge. So at least the cat will be happy. So I threw the toy for him and off he went to play with it. Then I continued house cleaning.

I was vacuuming later, and there, in the middle of the carpet, was the Fig Newton wrapper. Apparently, not only did he remember his toy was under the fridge, AFTER going off and playing with another one, but he could retrieve it when Mom could not. Beyond that, he also pulled one other toy and a stir stick I didn't know I'd lost out from under the fridge. And not only did he remember which toy was where that he still wanted out from under the fridge and remember to go back and retrieve it, he moved it away from the OTHER toy and stick from under the fridge, because he knew specifically THIS is toy I want and NOT the second one of the exact same type.

He's an awesome cat.


In other news, does anyone know anything about replacing windows? Some people replaced Mom's and I have some questions about the workmanship (or lack thereof). I have a couple pictures where they used shims and such to make the windows fit that I want to run by someone who knows more than I, so I know if I should call them on the carpet for this or contact the state contractors board.
Current Music: "A Good Heart" by Feargal Sharkey
MollieAdognotspicy on April 19th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Which goes to show-- NEVER actually BUY a cat toy, LOL!!! When I used to have cats, they'd love the silliest things like paper bags and "noisy" food wrappers. I don't remember any of my cats NOT having to dive into a paper bag after I've gone to the store, LOL.

*sniff* I need to get another cat. I don't like being cat-less. This is the first time in my life when I've not had one. Richard wants a Maine Coon sort of one, like Mrs. Norris the cat from HP. I guess thats why its taking so long for us to get one.
Fritters: Cat licky -  by sunflower_sarifritters on April 20th, 2008 02:46 am (UTC)
Why don't y'all go to the pound and get the Maine Cooniest? Odds are they'll have one at least close. That way everyone wins?
MollieAdognotspicy on April 20th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)
We want a kitten. Unfortunately the pounds and cat adoption places near us only have adults. However, it is that time of year for kittens to start becoming available so we're going to keep an eye out for them.
lironesslironess on April 20th, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
I has cats, and I am desperately looking for homes. Please consider checking mine out. I am being evicted after living in my house for over 20 years with no maintenance, because they want to refurbish and double the rent. I must find homes very very soon.

I don't have any that are like a Main coon in size but one of the females is fluffy like one. Tell me what kind of personality you want and I am sure I have one for you.

*makes big pleading puppy eyes*
MollieAdognotspicy on April 20th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Because we have two dogs, we want to get a kitten-- a grown cat would not be very happy coming into a household with dogs. Sorry. I do hope you can find homes for your cats.
(Anonymous) on April 20th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
toss a picture my way, i will take a look and maby stop by the local home depo and get an opinon.
Fritters: TT BB Cute by ellonwyefritters on April 20th, 2008 08:37 am (UTC)
I need an email address please...
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on April 20th, 2008 04:11 pm (UTC)
Maine Coons are extremely good-natured and affectionate cats, but they do tend to be large. So before you get one, make sure you can afford to buy enough cat food for it!
postrophe on April 21st, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
Krystal has a big fluffy maine coonish kitty maybe a few years old, but most of the size is fluff, and the actual cat is still kitten size.. not sure what he's crossed with but it sure canceled out the coonian size factor...
catlyn99catlyn99 on April 23rd, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Awwww Maxie! Thats soooo cute! In other news, you and Martin up for a visit on thursday? I got my dell mail in again. =P
Fritters: Ed Thinking by Frittersfritters on April 23rd, 2008 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Eeeeeee
Thursday is probably good, let me poke him and ask...