Friday, July 01, 2005

The Day I Pissed Off My Cat

It was Halloween. And I had the horrible idea that my cat should dress up in a devil's costume. Well, this one got the cape -- on another day I can't get motivated I'll show you the other one wearing the horns. This one was so humiliated by the experience, we swore never to do it again. But at least we have this picture! (FYI Gindy: This one is another screen capture from footage I shot with my video camera.)


At 2:49 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Maybe your cat has become the Stunt Pee-er in retaliation for your having forced such an elegant creature to wear a costume.

None of my four girls would tolerate being dressed in a costume. They get angry if being confined in the dreaded Elizabethan collar, which my vet insists upon if any one of them has had any surgery.

At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh Esther, you know as well as I do that there is no challange in pissing off a cat. Just look at it the wrong way or change its food!


At 7:54 PM, Blogger Mark said...

Ya know, this is weird. On my way home today I saw three kids dressed in Halloween costumes, and I mean really done up with makeup, the whole nine yards. And now this post. Did we jump forward in time??? Is it really October 31st, and not a few days before July 4th? If so, I'm fucked because I didn't file my taxes for the October extension.......

At 9:43 PM, Blogger Esther said...

AOW -- you know, you might be onto something regarding Stunt Pee-ers revenge. And those vet collars are sadistic!

Patrick -- lol. Too true.

Mark -- that is WILD!!!! LOL about the extension. ;)

At 12:02 AM, Anonymous Rory said...

I doubt I could ever get away with doing that to my cats...except maybe the one who's a bit of a shlemiel. The others have the Cat Abuse Hotline on speed dial.

At 5:08 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Funny that you should mention this costume business. My community pool just announced "Friday is costume day. Check in the office for the theme." I've never seen this event at the pool in years past.

In the summer of 2001, when we were having a "family-move day" (My cousin was moving into the house which I inherited from my father, who had recently passed, so we were consolidating three houses into two during the hottest week of the summer), my husband was making a lot of calls to my father's house; exhausted from all the moving, my husband left his shirt on the floor and crashed for a much-needed night of sleep. In the middle of the night, one of our girls stepped on the redial button and made her own phone call. For several weeks afterward, we chuckled over "Sheba makes a phone call."

These cat posts draw so much attention! I guess that all of us need a break from the serious doings in the news. Maybe you've started a new tradition for your blog?

At 6:04 AM, Anonymous Rory said...


That really is so funny. I know that every so often you'll hear about a cat or dog that ends up calling 911 because it steps on a phone that has the number programmed into it. In fact, there was a story in Canada about a kitten that had gotten its paw entangled in its collar. Then, in an effort to free itself, it ended up stepping on the phone and calling a neighbor. Of course, the poor neighbor couldn't figure out what was going on, but the cat's cries sounded so frantic that she called the police, who went to the house and freed the cat.

I agree with you about all the attention these posts about the cats seem to get. I guess we all need some comic relief once in a while.

At 7:41 AM, Blogger Esther said...

AOW -- Sheba sounds very talented. Make sure you don't have international numbers in speed dial. ;)

Rory, that poor Canadian kitten! Glad it got free.

I agree about the cats being a release from all the serious stuff we all usually blog about. I was trying to blog an article, and it was just taking too much out of me. I kept procrastinating. Finally, I was like -- this is never going to get done. Wait! Let me find a photo! ;)

I love photography, so when I'm lost with my writing, it's a fun thing to fall back on. I'll do devil cat next time I'm clogged, which could very well be today. Being that she is an orange/black/white cat, she's always a huge hit anyway on Halloween. ;)

At 9:29 AM, Blogger Gindy said...

Personally, I think it is a great shot. For a cat, I would rather be in a cap then one of those sweaters.

At 4:09 PM, Anonymous Felis said...

She is such a sweet cat.
You also forgot the other time when you made it wear your necklace.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger Esther said...

LOL!!!!! Felis, you are ABSOLUTELY right! But I think she liked the necklace. It made her feel like the princess she is.

Thanks gindy! And I agree. OK, I think I need to put up Miss Devil Ears.

At 4:49 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

A few years back, when they were kittens, two of the "Girls" were fond of stepping on the answering machine. I surmise that they heard the greeting I had recorded, heard my voice in the little box, and decided to investigate. I lost a lot of messages and occasionally heard their recorded "meows."
I've got Verizon voice-mail now and am able to retrieve all my messages.

In all the years I've had cats, only one liked to talk on the phone. I could call home, and if my husband held the receiver to Honey's ear, she'd talk back, even though she usually was not vocal, despite her Siamese heritage. Interestingly enough, Honey never fooled with the answering machine.

BTW, Honey loved wearing necklaces. She didn't play with them--just wore them proudly and strutted around the house.

At 6:54 PM, Blogger patrickafir said...

As Rory and I will both attest to, animals do all right until we begin to treat them like little human beings. heh

Action Jack doesn't mind wearing clothing because he has to wear a fleece jacket in the winter when we go out because of his short hair.


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