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When the cats are possessed….

Cats

When the cats are possessed, keep your eyes on them and back slowly out of the room. You’re welcome.

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Imposter! I shall scratch your eyes out!

I livew in my own little world

I wonder if my mentor, Stephen King, would have been proud of my flash fiction yesterday……….

Zoey the Cool Cat’s new home has mirrored closet doors everywhere. Even though the Queen is nine years old, she has never seen her reflection in a mirror….

UNTIL NOW!

She’s not too happy about the imposter invading her new home.

Zoey the Cool Cat sees her reflection for the first time

(The video will open in a new window from YouTube. Rather than embedding the video, since you’re already here at my blog, giving me monetary credit here, I’m sending you to YouTube to watch the video so I’ll get monetary credit there.)

Just a few seconds after Jim recorded his video above, I got a video of Zoey the Cool Cat going after that imposter. The imposter has not been seen since.

Zoey the Cool Cat going after the imposter

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Happy New Year!

Hang time

Cats

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I’ve been doing so much photo cataloging during the past six weeks that I have neglected my time to create new and exciting posts to publish in my blog.

Happy New Year!

Thus, for today, you’ll just have to make do with a bunch of old videos from November 2008 of Zoey the Cool Cat demonstrating her hang time during her early morning play time.

I do believe Michael Jordan would be jealous.

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Zoey the Cool Cat and her red ring

Subject to attack

Cats

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Zoey the Cool Cat has been with us since September 20, 2007. Just a few months after her arrival, we discovered that she had no use for store-bought toys. She liked shoelaces, yarn, string, bags, boxes…. anything that wasn’t made specifically with cats in mind!

One morning I was fixing her food and my food at the same time when I opened a new gallon of milk and dropped the red ring on the floor. Zoey the Cool Cat pounced on it! So of course I played with her and the red ring for a while.

Zoey the Cool Cat and her red ring

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That was a mistake. Now she has a collection of about 150 red rings. I keep them in a Zoey the Cool Cat container that a blogging friend found on eBay.

Zoey the Cool Cat's Cool Cat jar

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Zoey the Cool Cat's red rings

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Most of the red rings currently are behind the bed:

Red Rings

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When the container is empty, I move the bed, collect all the red rings, refill the container, and we start over again, a process that takes about three months from start to finish. (This also helps me keep the area under the bed clean…. a benefit of having a cat…….. 🙂 )

This is a ritual that Zoey the Cool Cat refuses to do without. She will not even eat any food until she’s had about 15 minutes of play time with the red rings.

This past Friday morning, Zoey the Cool Cat flopped on the floor. That usually means that she wants to play red rings. For some reason, I didn’t have a red ring and went to pet her instead. She attacked me. We’re talking a serious attack. She dug all four sets of claws deep into my arms and sunk her teeth deep into my wrists and fingers. She would not let go, and it took me a minute, maybe two, to get her off of me. I was not a happy camper, and she knew it. For the rest of the day we stayed away from each other. It was mutual.

I spent all day Friday trying to figure out what I did wrong to cause her to attack me like that. I needed to determine the cause because I need my hands, arms, and fingers for home inspections and the requisite reports. I could not have this happening too often…. Actually, once was quite enough!

Finally, on Saturday morning, it occurred to me: We did not play red ring Friday morning. With that thought in mind today, I did a very careful experiment earlier this morning to see if the lack of red ring play time was the cause of her aggression. I determined that it was. Each time I went to pet her without a red ring in my hand, she attacked. Since I was prepared, she didn’t get me. It was obvious, though, that she is not a happy cat if I don’t have a red ring for her in the morning.

After about fifteen minutes of experimentation, I decided to catch her playing red ring just so you—yes, YOU!—could experience what this little cat wants to do each and every morning, first thing after I get out of bed. The video has accompanying music, my rendition of “Stray Cat Stuff,” originally composed and performed by the Stray Cats in 1982. This is about 15 minutes of red ring playtime edited down to 2:45.

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Moral of this post: Hand without red ring in the morning is subject to attack!

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Cat at a cat show

Are you taking a picture of me?

How I Did It

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Smile if you made flip books when you were young.

So while I was cataloging pictures, I found two pictures of a cute cat at last January’s cat show:

Cat at a cat show

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Cat at a cat show

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The two pictures are almost exactly the same size with the cat positioned in the exact same location in both pictures. Not quite, but close enough for government work. Thus, I took the two pictures to CorelDraw X6 and positioned them on top of each other with the intent of cropping them so that the cat would be in the exact location, which would then allow me to make a two-picture flip book using Corel VideoStudio Pro X6. Here is the end result:

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This, of course, gives me all sorts of ideas……………………

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

There are times when it’s okay to be selfish!

Out & About

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I’m a big fan of the smaller mom & pop nurseries. They tend to be more personal and have quite an interesting assortment of plants, garden ornaments, sculptures, and water fountains that the bigger nurseries don’t carry.

One of my favorite nurseries is Cedros Gardens, 330 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, in the Cedros Avenue Design District.

Cedros Avenue Design District in Encinitas, California

Cedros Avenue in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens always has unique plants that I rarely find anywhere else, such as Dutchman’s Pipe (Aristolochia sp.):

Aristolochia sp. (Dutchman's pipe)

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Other than the Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College, which really isn’t a plant nursery, Cedros Gardens is the only place in San Diego County that I’ve found various Proteas, Banksias, Grevilleas, and related plants for sale!

Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Their unique water fountains, and how many they have, are unparalleled:

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If you like to decorate your gardens with art and sculpture, they have plenty of that!

Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Here is a 1:18 video of Cedros Gardens:

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There is some of everything, and something for everyone, at Cedros Gardens! And who can possibly pass by knowing that they have their own basket cat?

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Stop by Cedros Gardens, 330 South Cedros Avenue, Solana Beach, California, and pick up something for your children, or your parents (great gifts for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day!), or your spouse…. Heck, be selfish and get something for yourself…. There are times when it’s okay to be selfish! I still have to recommend getting something for your family first, though, just to help keep peace in the world.

Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Cedros Gardens in Solana Beach, California

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Zoey the Cool Cat

Too many sights and sounds (for Zoey the Cool Cat)

Cats

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Zoey the Cool Cat is an indoor cat.

She replaced Sophie the outdoor black cat who got hit and killed by a car.

Zoey the Cool Cat does, however, get to go outside, but only to the back patio, and only as long as she stays up on the chairs and benches.

She knows that.

If she jumps down to the ground or into the garden bushes, it’s inside we go!

Here is a flash video of Zoey the Cool Cat on the patio bench intrigued by all the sights and sounds in my gardens.

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