naamah_darling: A very sweet-faced one-eyed Himalayan cat with a crooked jaw. (Smooch)
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Just a few pics which will hopefully make you laugh and brighten your day.

Smooch Blue Towel

He was asleep here, so this is not quite the face he makes when he's smiling, but it's pretty close. I get to see this every day. He is so silly-looking.

Smooch Gaming Notes

There were at least five "more comfortable" places he could have been laying. He just likes laying on stuff. Especially DVDs, but apparently old D&D books are good enough.

Smooch Floof

He's getting a little bit of belly chub, but that's standard for his breed. He's actually quite muscular, and his shoulder and back muscles are so strong that when he tenses I can feel the shape of the individual muscles. His floof just disguises everything underneath. He isn't soft like Tazendra was. Tazendra was a medium-coat cat, like an Angora, with little or no undercoat and very straight fur, which made her silky-soft as a bunny. Smooch is more like snuggling a big, smelly pillow. His down hairs are minutely crimped, which makes his undercoat feel rougher, but it is also what makes him so poofy.

Smooch Scary Book

Here he can be seen "reading" a very scary kids' book.

I just thought I would share. He makes me happy, so I thought I would let you laugh at him today like I get to laugh at him every day. He is such a serious little dude.

I really need to write a post about Etrigan and what a train wreck of a cat he is. Oh my god. I just don't have pictures to document this because, frankly, I don't want to take them, and they would be too disgusting to post anyway.

Date: 2012-02-07 06:31 pm (UTC)
fioredelmale: (Default)
From: [personal profile] fioredelmale
He looks really cute in the second picture :)

Date: 2012-02-06 03:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bat-cheva.livejournal.com
D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...... He's so freaking adorable!! *melts* I'm so glad I get to tackle hug him every so often. :)

Date: 2012-02-06 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
You can vouch for his snuggliness.

Also for his smelliness.

Date: 2012-02-06 03:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bat-cheva.livejournal.com
His snugglieness FAR outweights his smelliness. Truly. I just love running my fingers through his fur...

Date: 2012-02-06 04:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
I'm almost afraid to ask what Etrigan does that makes him so disgusting! But, of course, I will ask.

Smooch cracks me up. He's so incredibly happy!

Date: 2012-02-06 04:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
WARNING: GROSS

He eats barf. Preferentially. If you try to keep him away from it, he struggles and thrashes and acts as though you were trying to starve him. He once walked in with barf ON HIS HEAD from where Fish or Sif had chundered on him while he was presumably wolfing down the first heave.

He can't poop in the box, and habitually gets into the trash and eats things that disagree with him, so his poop is really nasty. He manages to poop not on the floor by the box, which you could just wipe up, but across the edge itself, all over the liner, so that cleaning it up or changing the liner is maximally difficult, sometimes involving a change of clothes.

He farts whenever you hold him, I mean nearly every time. Otherwise he's not particularly gassy, it's just being held. And it's VILE.

The rest is a litany of ways in which he is startlingly stupid, which would take far too long to detail in one comment.

Date: 2012-02-06 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
I guess this says how gross I am, but I laughed my ass off reading that.

While we (thankfully) don't have all these traits in one cat, we've had a barf eater (never seen one with barf on his head, though), have one who does the casual sort of shitting that Etrigan does, and have had several with weaponized flatulence. We have one, a Manx who was dumped at our place one night, who bears the nickname of Poopybutt. Because he is incapable of taking a crap without getting it in his assfur and stuck to the bottom of his short little tail. And since his bowels work on no known schedule, we never know when to check on him, and he frequently carries his treasures around the house, where they either fall on the floor midtransit or get worked into the sofa upholstery. So, yeah, cats can be really gross.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cimry.livejournal.com
You are not the only one who laughed their ass off :) I'm still giggling!! You know, I know some of my cats are puke eaters, as I would occasionally find it partially eaten. Now that we have the dog however, none of the cats get the chance. The dog hears the "yark-yark" noise and acts like a cat with a can opener. *sigh* The dog is also obsessed with cat poop...so the cats missing the box is no longer an issue.

There are reasons the dog is not allowed to lick my face...

Date: 2012-02-06 05:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
I have never had a barf-eating cat before. Never. Etrigan is the first, and that's out of 20-something cats. The fact that cats don't do that was one of those cherished illusions. I used to feel so playfully superior to dog owners in that my pets didn't eat their own puke. Now I am not so smug.

Still smug about the poop thing, though. At least I haven't yet had a cat who does THAT. Eeeugh.

Date: 2012-02-06 01:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cimry.livejournal.com
It is a pretty horrible thing...especially when she gets a piece out of the litterbox and brings it in to eat in front of me.

*shudders*


ick ick ick ick

Date: 2012-02-06 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bat-cheva.livejournal.com
The fact that cats don't do that was one of those cherished illusions.

BWWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAAAA!!! I had no idea. *grins hugely*

Date: 2012-02-06 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
Dogs... yeah. The SIL's dog thinks the litter box is one big container of Almond Roca.

I do have to admit the puke eaters are labor saving devices. One day one of them hurled, and I sighed and went to the kitchen to get some paper towels, came back and... nothing. Magically gone. Only gone a minute and a half, tops. Stealth vomit.

Date: 2012-02-13 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cissa.livejournal.com
Our Snikki, too, adores cat barf; we figure that's a good reason for having a dawg. We are less fond of her finding the kitty poops tasty and delicious, since she WILL lick. Dogz is gross.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
It is freaking lolarious to live with, just occasionally so gross. Like yesterday, when he pulled a (short) blue string out of his own butt, presumably yanked from my bath towel and swallowed, and proceeded to try to eat it before I could get it away from him. Now I have to keep the towel away from him, if he's going to be GRAZING on it. Sigh.

And he's a beautiful cat, he really is. Just total centerfold material. And unfortunately he's disgusting and stupid, and not even very cuddly. Of course I love him, and I know that the not cuddly part will go away as he grows the fuck out of it, but it's just ironic. Our ugly cat is the smart, considerate, clean one.

Oh, god. Poor little manx kitty. And poor you for never knowing when to expect Troubles.

Date: 2012-02-06 06:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
he pulled a (short) blue string out of his own butt, presumably yanked from my bath towel and swallowed, and proceeded to try to eat it

Ouroboros cat?

Of course, the Manx kitty is the one who always wants to get in our laps, too.

Date: 2012-02-06 01:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cimry.livejournal.com
Hey! More weird cat behavior. My Maine Coon is obsessed with the curtain edges (which are frayed because I'm lazy) and loves to chew on them, I have no foggy clue why.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gothicbeauty21.livejournal.com
I have a barf-eater. Which while disgusting, is so nice, because I never have to clean up cat puke. Unless it's hairball related, then she cleans up everything but the actual hair. And once that's dry, it's no problem to clan up.

Fortunately all of mine poop in the box, unless they are trying to tell me that the perfectly empty litter is not to their specifications, then it's right next to it. I did have one older cat many years ago that always managed to miss the box, and had looser stool. I don't miss that, so I greatly feel your pain on it.

I have one cat that only has horrible gas if he happens to sneak some cheesy people food. Otherwise it's just normal, rare cat farts.

But yes, I also laughed while reading the above, mostly because I've experienced it all, and I can sympathize.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
I would just let him eat the barf, you know, because how the hell can I watch him 24/7? But most of the barfing is done by Sif, who HATES him (completely justifiably) and is clearly just so miserable and angry when she's trying to throw up and he's practically shoving his face in her mouth to get at it. It's like, fucking wait a minute and she'll be done, you dumb shit, and you can eat all the barf you want. But nooooo, he has to be RIGHT THERE, and get his HEAD puked on.

Okay, that's only happened the once. But it was MEMORABLE. And he didn't even seem to know that it was there. Once he realized, he was genuinely confused as to why we would be removing his tasty hat.

I can call him from any room in the house by making my patented super-realistic cat-puking noises. He races in, wide-eyed, and proceeds to hunt avidly for the source of the noise.

I sometimes call him Chundercat. (Chunder, chunder, CHUNDERCAT! HWAAAARF!)

Date: 2012-02-06 09:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] innostrantsa.livejournal.com
he was genuinely confused as to why we would be removing his tasty hat.

I have been laughing this whole thread but this. This KILLED.

Date: 2012-02-07 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] txgecko.livejournal.com
Agree, I laughed until I cried.

Date: 2012-02-13 10:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cissa.livejournal.com
Me, too!

Date: 2012-02-06 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hrafn.livejournal.com
I have been laughing so hard at this thread I can't keep eating, but this comment slew me. In particular: "I can call him from any room in the house by making my patented super-realistic cat-puking noises. "

My bird manages at times to get her own shit on her head and wings and the top surface of her tail . . . I don't know how she does this. She's talented, I guess. But it's less awful to deal with than cat puke, or cats having bad aim at the litter box. Tiny foul pets are easier to clean up after!

Date: 2012-02-10 04:56 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] ravenofdreams.livejournal.com
The part where you can call him by making cat-yack noises is, no lie, the funniest thing I have heard in a really long time. I sympathize - my cat's a blithering idiot when he's not being unbelievably crafty - but I laughed a lot.

Date: 2012-02-06 10:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladybugpurple.livejournal.com
This pictures of Smooch are so adorable!

Also, my stomach already feels weird, for some reason, and reading this made me a bit squeamish. *lol* Weak stomach or no, I don't know, but it did. Yet it amused me at the same time. :)

Date: 2012-02-06 11:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lostin-thestars.livejournal.com
My daughter's cat, Jake, does this too. The second he is in your lap, he unleashes the toxic cloud of Jake ass.

She of course, thinks its hilarious.

Date: 2012-02-12 07:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songblaze.livejournal.com
My poor service dog has bad gas...but rarely farts outside of the house. It's kind of amusing, really, but it does at least save me from embarrassment. But the fiance and I will be sitting there watching TV and suddenly it smells like rotting vegetation. I've tried changing his food, feeding him yogurt, making him eat out of dishes like muffin tins that made him eat slower...nothing made a big difference.

He also, heaven only knows why, farts very often in the bathroom. Being a service dog, he goes everywhere with me, and I don't know if it's my own um gas production that gets him or what, but he farts quite often in the bathroom. Audibly.

He also takes great joy in pooping on fresh snow. Not-so-fresh snow will do, but when there's snow on the ground, he will deliberately search out untouched snow to poop on.

At least he is neither a butt-licker nor a poop-eater. I very much appreciate that, as he is allowed to lick me in the face sometimes, which I do not allow with other dogs. I'm with him all the time, so I DO actually know where that tongue has gone, y'know?

Date: 2012-02-13 11:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
Awww, poor flatulent puppy! And poor you! Sheesh!

Date: 2012-02-13 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songblaze.livejournal.com
Fortunately, the foofy one doesn't seem to be bothered by his own flatulence. He startles and looks around sometimes when it's audible, but that seems to be his only response to it.

The rest of us suffer it, though. Bleh.

Date: 2012-02-06 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lanerobins.livejournal.com
Thanks for posting! He always makes me smile. He's so obviously happy being adored by you.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
He's so utterly adorable. I thought Persians and the derived Persian breeds were all quite stupid. And maybe they are, but he's not at all. It's like having a little evil mastermind in the body of a stuffed animal. He's my evil yeti bear.

Date: 2012-02-06 06:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dark-phoenix54.livejournal.com
Huh. The Persians my aunt has had (all rescues) have all been quite bright. They just *look* like fuzzy bedroom slippers.

Date: 2012-02-06 09:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-wind.livejournal.com
Err, you do realise there's a reason White Persians are the cat of choice for Evil Overlords? And it's NOT because of their looks?

Date: 2012-02-06 06:07 am (UTC)
ext_14676: (Cat licking itself - Got a problem?)
From: [identity profile] bkwrrm-tx.livejournal.com
Look at the toe fuzz! /iz ded of cyute/

Date: 2012-02-06 06:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serizawa3000.livejournal.com
I kinda like how he looks like he should be playing piano in that first picture... :)

Date: 2012-02-06 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-wind.livejournal.com
What is it about the cats and the lying on things? Tilly loves to lie on books. Especially if it's the one I want to read. She also likes to lie on the embroidery frames. And on my sewing. Every piece of sewing I've ever done has cat stripes on it.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jnanacandra.livejournal.com
It seems that anything I pay more attention to that my cat must be sat upon. And if something new comes into the house? Oh, it definitely must be Claimed by right of Cat Butt!

Date: 2012-02-06 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dream-wind.livejournal.com
Well, it is one of the Laws of Cat Physics, like the Law of Bag/Box Occupancy: All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.

And I've just realised I should stop complaining about my cat lying all over my SCA coat, because it's dark blue, and as we know from the Law of Cat Magnetism: All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

(Cat Physics Laws can be found at http://www.flippyscatpage.com/catphysics.html)

Date: 2012-02-12 07:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] songblaze.livejournal.com
...I am ever so glad that dogs don't share this trait. I have to get his fur off of things enough without him laying on things he ought not.

He does like towels, rugs, and assorted soft things, which is part of why my good sheepskin rugs are not in use. I don't want them used as dog beds, and don't really have a good place other than my bedroom to put them down.

Ah well, at least it means that he knows the little striped ragrugs are 'his', and if I take one with me somewhere, he knows that is 'his' spot.

Date: 2012-02-06 05:42 pm (UTC)
jasra: (Catgirl)
From: [personal profile] jasra
He's such a sweetheart!

Date: 2012-02-10 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eris348.livejournal.com
Thank you for these - he is just....aaargh, so gorgeous!!

I am cat-less since November, when I lost Pickle - 4.5 years old, got ill on Wednesday so I took him to the vet, who diagnosed him with cardiomyopathy. He died overnight.

Your life is less somehow without a cat in it - pictures like these provide some relief :)

Thank you.

Can I shmoosh him?????

Date: 2012-02-11 03:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naamah-darling.livejournal.com
I am so sorry. It sucks to lose them at any age, but so young . . . that's terrible. I am still devastated from losing Tazendra last March, and she was an old cat whose clock had been running down for a while. My sympathies, and if my pictures of my grumpy yeti man can cheer you up, I am glad.

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