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20 January 2010 @ 12:01 pm

It is Ted’s birthday. In celebration, I’m, er, well, working, mostly. But in-the-kitchen-work, ie, copy edits at the table, while I bake him a birthday cake. This makes me very happy. :)

Lucy-cat has, in the past week, developed a whole new habit. She abruptly decided that my cereal milk bowl was The Best Thing Ever, which would be more understandable if I’d, say, given her a milk bowl within the past six months. But no, and she never was the one who came begging for the milk bowl in the past; it was always Zilli, and Lucy would come running as a tag-along, afraid she’d miss out on something. Now, however, she has taken up sitting at my feet making the Biggest Kitty Eyes, and occasionally standing up on her back legs to make sure I see her, and once in a while giving the Silent Meow Of Desperation. She is doing this almost to the exclusion of eating breakfast, because she doesn’t want to miss the milk bowl.

The whole thing is made funnier by the fact that she has also apparently decided that *anything* that I’m eating from a bowl will have milk for her, and she keeps being *extremely* disappointed by my oatmeal (she doesn’t like the oatmeal milk) and by the soup I’ve been having for lunch. :)

thinks to do today:
- birthday cake!
- synopsis
- copy edits

The Road Home: miles to Isengard: 54.4
ytd km swum: 13.6

(x-posted from the essential kit)
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Lauraskeagsidhe on January 20th, 2010 02:12 pm (UTC)
Ridiculous cat!

Ivan, our big wooly mammoth of a cat, likes the cutting board after you chop onions on it. He doesn't want more than 1 lick (which is good because onions are bad for them) but he wants to sniff it and sniff it and sniff it and will come and do a little hop-jump-headbutt thing when you're chopping onions to remind you that he's there and that he clearly deserves a sniff of the cutting board.

Cats are so very odd.
GM Ceosanna: Demon Catceosanna on January 20th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
I have a cat who suddenly started doing something similar. She's the pickiest cat I know, but about six months ago she started professing a great interest in sherbet - to the point where she attempted to climb into the bowl. I'll occasionally find her sitting in front of our freezer, staring up at it longingly, and I just know she's plotting on how she can get into The Source.

Cats sure are funny creatures.
Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on January 20th, 2010 02:36 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday to Ted, Hero of the Revolution!
Mary Annepers1stence on January 20th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
cats: the ONLY people food Pixel is interested in is the milk at the bottom of my cereal bowl.

Ted: give him a big hug for me!!
Pamelajeditigger on January 20th, 2010 02:42 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Ted!

Make him wear his bowler to get cake. ;)
Geek of Weird Shit: fireygows on January 20th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC)
Happy Tedday! Give him a squeeze for me, willya? :D