One of these things is not like the other

10 Jun

There are currently two animals in House.

Julius 

Why, hello there. Slip into something more comfortable and join me by the fire, won't you?

and Roux

(Stephen’s kitten-niece whom we are catsitting)

Roux is the one on the left (sorry for the poor quality, it's camera-phone)

Now, pop quiz hot shots. I am going to give you a list describing the actions/attitudes/adventures of ONE of these animals, and not the other. Please choose Roux or Julius, whoever you think belongs to the action. Ok? HERE WE GO:

1. Drinks copiously out of the toilet whenever given the opportunity. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

2. Sleeps soundly through the night, cuddling with us on the bed. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

3. Can’t sleep through the night, but instead actively works to wake us up about every hour or so, causing mischief. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

4. Rolls over eagerly for belly rubs. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

5. Will sometimes submit to petting and adoration, if the mood suits him/her. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

6. Runs to the door when it is knocked on/doorbell runged. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

7. Lazily looks to the closest human when the door is knocked on/doorbell runged, wondering why something is disturbing his/her sleep. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

8. When given a command (such as come, no, or down) looks at you with acknowledgment/understanding, then blatantly does whatever the fuck he/she wants to do (ie, blatantly disobeys). CIRCLE ONE: R or J

9. Plays sporadically for a crazy minute or two, then runs and hides. CIRCLE ONE: R or J

10. Would play with you non-stop if you let him/her.  CIRCLE ONE: R or J

Ok. Have your guesses down? Now, here are the answers. The owner of each action is listed under the act-ors photo.

WHO DARES DISTURB MY SLUMBER!?

3. Can’t sleep through the night, but instead actively works to wake us up about every hour or so, causing mischief.

5. Will sometimes submit to petting and adoration, if the mood suits him.

7. Lazily looks to the closest human when the door is knocked on/doorbell runged, wondering why something is disturbing his sleep.

8. When given a command (such as come, no, or down) looks at you with acknowledgment/understanding, then blatantly does whatever the fuck he wants to do (ie, blatantly disobeys).

9. Plays sporadically for a crazy minute or two, then runs and hides.

cats like plants. who knew?

1. Drinks copiously out of the toilet whenever given the opportunity.

2. Sleeps soundly through the night, cuddling with us on the bed. 

4. Rolls over eagerly for belly rubs. 

6. Runs to the door when it is knocked on/doorbell runged. 

10. Would play with you non-stop if you let her.  

So, we have a cat who acts like a dog and a dog who acts like a cat. There’s some kind of Freaky Friday action happening here. But as long as one of these nutso animals submits to snuggling, I am happy.

[This would be the place I inserted a picture of the two of them being cute together, but since the completely ignore each other with disdain, this is impossible]

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2 Responses to “One of these things is not like the other”

  1. vivren June 10, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    I got one wrong! #8. I thought that was Roux because you told me she didn’t listen to you. You misled me! I blame you for my mistake.

    Also, I knew that cats like plants!! I knew!!! Especially since Madeline has eaten to near death almost every plant in our house and Aeneas can’t stop eating all the fresh cut flowers we get. Stupid cats. Don’t they know they’re only supposed to eat cat food out of short-stemmed crystal-cut glasses?

  2. camalittle June 10, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    well, she doesn’t listen to me, but she doesn’t actual know the commands. Julius does. He just chooses to disobey. I give you half-credit.

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