Some people go crazy when there is a full moon, With my animals its with...

@Loverbear (4928)
United States
January 27, 2009 1:22pm CST
Some people go a bit off plumb when there is a full moon. They tend to do strange things that they wouldn't do otherwise. But with my four legged room mates it's the new moon when things go strange. Last night I got home a bit earlier than expected so I threw a chunk of turkey in the convection oven for dinner. (I live alone so I don't go to too much trouble when I cook) I did bits and pieces of house work and brought in wood for the fireplace. My turkey was finally finished and I put it on a plate and went into the family room to "dine". I started sitting down and as I was sitting I was moving text books aside and moving other stuff. Well I got my butt down on the couch and there was a lump and I heard a bit of a muffled "YIPE". I had managed to sit on Little Bit, one of my Mini Dachshunds. I stood up as fast as possible and he started across the couch. His eyes were kind of bulging out and he walked funny (Even though I am not a real heavy weight, you figure that he weighs 9 pounds and having a human sit on you...plus it had to look like a house from the "Wizard of Oz" landing!) I about had a heart attack, and checked him out thoroughly. He's okay, but he's never been in my area of the couch before, let alone stay put long enough to get sat on!!! Well as I was eating my turkey (and sharing it of course...with four cats and four dogs what do you expect?) with three cats and four dogs...I heard a scraping noise and a loud splash. I got up to investigate and discovered that one of the cats had fallen in the toilet! Of course the cat was long gone...you could see this wet trail leading to the cat's favorite hiding place, and the toilet was sopping wet. So I tracked down the cat (which was easy) and washed him, and dried him off. Then Willy, one of the cats, came in from their patio (which is screened for them to use as a substitute for being outside.) with a HUGE chunk of wood hanging from his mouth. Heavens knows where he got that from. Dingelebeary then came rocketing down the hall like a bat outta hell with a pair of my shorts hanging from his lips. (Khuay had done it a couple of days earlier) Ding Ding is a Maine Koon cat and weighs about 12 pounds, most of it is hair. I'd like to know what got into his mind. Then Khuay, who had fallen into the toilet earlier, came into the family room with something dangling from his mouth. He would toss it in the air, bat it around, and pick it up and toss it again. Finally he decided to make a gift of the item. He came up to me with it and I reached out for him to drop it in my hand. He obliged and dropped his "toy" into my out stretched hand. It fell into my waiting palm and within seconds it was air born!!! I was shreaking and my heart was beating like a hammer in my throat. Poor Khuay was sitting at my feet looking at me like I had lost the last two marbles I ever had. I finally regained my composure and checked out the "surprise". It was a Ken head from my granddaughter's doll. Khuay is having a ball with the head- I have no idea of where it came from. Needless to say I am looking forward to the full moon when the animals get back to normal.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Oh MY! I'm laughing here with hysterics....gee, this all happened in one night? Oh, and I remember your story about Khuay and the shorts you told me about in your email to me while you were trying to make an important phone call....so now it was Dingelebeeary's turn with the shorts?? Mmmmm...no I can say that the new moon OR full moon affects my two kitties. I must have the two most "mellow" kitties going and are pretty quiet for the most part, yet every once in awhile, they do decided to go berserk and run like something is chasing them...mmm...maybe a ghost of a kitty I had in the past???
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
29 Jan 09
I don't know why, but the cats all take turns doing the same thing...whether it's falling off the fridge or halling tail with a pair of shorts! I knew something was up when I got up in the morning and Khuay fell off the head board and took out my cup of tea and spread it all over the night stand. It took a while to clean it up. Of course the other cats had to do it too. I guess that's what happens when you have four felines running your house. It's like having kids, you get on the phone and they HAVE to act up. If nothing else they cough up a hair ball. Khuay and Ding Ding are good buds. If Ding Ding does it, then Khuay has to do it, and vise versa. What tickles me is that I have a board that goes between my fridge and the wall closing off my work room so the dogs don't get into it. Little Bit has a horrible habit of going in and lifting his leg on stuff...I want to neuter him but I want to wait until after Katie comes into heat... Well during the day when I am working in the workroom I raise the board so that I don't have to climb over it. The cats all race back and forth enjoying not having to leap over that board. Then without warning I will lower the board and it never fails, one of the four will be running through the house and run head first into that board. You hear the thud and check to make sure the cat isn't badly hurt- you peek around the corner to a furry face glaring at you! You have to leave the room because you're going to ultimately laugh. Thank goodness I checked and there is a sliver of a moon tonight, that means the insanity is over. Monica (one of the mini Dachshunds) fell off the couch the night before last. I did the unthinkable and laughed. She stayed pissed at me until last night. It was like being married!! She slept with her back to me that night...and wouldn't let me touch her. I was packing up a box of food to take to a friend of mine's cousin and there was Khuay shredding one of the boxes...looking for the microfilm and microphones. I have maintained for many years that we could get a perfectly normal animal, bring it into my house, have it take one drink of the water and it immediately becomes looney tunes! But I have to admit it's fun. I took the dogs out a little bit ago and Abby (the pitt/lab mix) went into the garden and started digging like crazy and singing at the same time. I wonder what that meant?
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Okay, Pyewacket, you're going to love this! I have a mesh collapsible hamper (from Wal Mart) that I left in the kitchen while I did something else before I trekked to the bedroom. I turned my back and Khuay had turned it over and was busily playing inside it. Soon Willy and Ding Ding crawled in. Then the next thing I knew a fight ensued! I got to watch my hamper roll around the kitchen as the cats were having their "discussion" about who got to play in it. Periodically it would collapse on the lot of them and they never noticed! One of them would jump up and the hamper would spring back into shape. It reminded me of one of those exercise wheels in a hamster cage. They finally settled the argument-they all left the hamper, but the last one out, Khuay, got his head stuck in the handle and I had to chase him through the house to get the hamper off his neck. And I was about to grab the hamper and go to bed? The cats have taken over the house!!!
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Jan 09
LOL!!! Solo used to be mostly hair, but now its mostly mat, he really needs a good grooming, but he is unimpressed with grooming and he's making his own problems with his drooling.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
28 Jan 09
One of the semi feral cats that I am taming really needs to have some mats removed. They're under the front leg pits (arm? Can a cat's legs be called arms? Humm, that poses some good questions like can cats arm wrestle since they have arm pits? Do the lady cats need to shave their arm pits??? What about deodorant? LOL , I took a pain pill about 30 minutes ago and so I come up with these odd thoughts...)and they really need to be removed but she is still too skittish to allow me to do it. I am worried because the mats will grow to the point of hampering her ability to run and climb. I should have you bring your cat to a neighbor lady of mine, Shirley. She is now owned by one of my cats. He is a big, hairy, bowling ball of a cat. He has to weigh in at 25 pounds!!! I about got a hernia when I tried to pick him up a while ago. I couldn't figure it out because he wasn't very heavy when he was living at my house. Then I discovered his feeding schedule. Shirley's husband, Jake, gives the cat breakfast. That's around 7 a.m. then around 8:30 he gets the left overs from their breakfast which is eggs and bacon. Then about 11 a.m. he gets several cat treats. At noon he gets lunch of tuna or chicken. Then at 2 p.m. Shirley goes out and brushes him so he isn't matted. At that time he gets more cat treats! Then around 4 p.m. he gets his pre-dinner appetizers. It depends on what they are having for dinner. Sometimes it's the giblets from chicken, sometimes it's a few cuts of raw beef. About 5 to 5:30 p.m. he gets dinner of canned cat food. Then around 7 or 8 he gets pre-bedtime snacks of cat treats and milk. Then at 10 he gets a touch more tid bits, sometimes left over chicken sometimes canned cat food. Oh, then he sneaks around and snacks on the food I give to the feral cats. Trying to pick up that guy is like trying to lift a ton of cement!!! His fanny, when he is walking away, resembles a hippo!!!! As Jake says, the cat is wonderful company for Shirley and so it is worth every penny they spend on cat stuff. When the cat moved up there Shirley bought him a special brush, special food dishes for regular food, snacks and tid bits, a special bed. Of course Jake doesn't like the cat much, he built the cat his own special house with windows, peaked roof, door and wall to wall carpeting. Jake is 85 and Shirley is 83 so I guess they can go daffy over that spoiled brat. They even take him on special golf cart rides through the housing development. Need I go on? I can't live without my house full of critters (gee, I sound like someone out of the Beverly Hillbillies!!!). But they give me reason to get up in the morning even when I hurt so bad all I want to do is lay there and veg out. They successfully make me laugh every day and they do their best to finish driving me nuts. But where else can I have so much fun with four legged people? And of course I love sharing their antics.
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• United States
27 Jan 09
ROTFLMBFFAO!!!![i][/i][u][/u] {{Loverbear}}}, that was such a great story there I was laughing here so hard my cat Screamer came into the room here to check on me. LOLOLOL!!! That's one item my cats won't find here, no ken doll heads to play with! Oh My!! My animals and myself included now really act up during a full moon, Lordy me!! But I loved reading your post here, I bet there is plenty to write about everyday huh? thanks for the good belly laugh I needed it!
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
27 Jan 09
It has been suggested that I part with part of my menagerie, but there isn't anyway that I would part with one of them!! As I am typing this, I was wondering what was behind my back...I found out that it is Abby, my best friends Pitt/Lab mix snoozing behind me. You would thing that she would be a "mean" dog, but she is such a sweetheart. And you wouldn't believe that she takes all the crap that my little Monica (the mini Dachshund) hands her. Monica will suddenly rear up, snarl and then snap at Abby...and Abby just looks surprised and doesn't do anything in retaliation. The biggest thing is there is never a day that I don't get a laugh out of this crew. I love being able to pass the laughs on to my myLot friends. If you can't have a day full of laughs, what is the point of getting up in the morning? Well, I guess I should get going on my homework for tonight. I need to do a few corrections before I hand it in...then get ready to go...Bill's picking me up at 2:00 p.m. Take care and I am so glad that you enjoyed my post!