We remind you that no kitties were harmed in the making of this blog. The kit on the left is just being adventurous. The photo session started because he kept trying to nose his way into the frig everytime the door opened because he knew the milk was in there. We scooped him up and got a few shots of him standing on the top shelf in the fridge, smaller than a pint of milk, sniffing the goods.
The microwave was simply a photo opp which presented itself at the time. We would never do, nor encourage, such a thing. Cats have now outnumbered dogs in America by about a million. More households have dogs but the data indicates that cat owners often own multiples, as we do with Inkie and Budderz, and that dog owners are also prone to have a kittie or kitty or two around, as well. The cats usually dominate the dogs in any of these situations. Many are horrified at the thought of introducing a cat into a house with dogs but the cats are crafty and take great advantage of canine idiocy, often doing bad things that get blamed on Fido.
The folks at Animal Planet have siezed upon these facts and have, in the past few months, released a number of new cat-related shows which cater to pampering owners. Last season, they produced Cats 101, which was an excellent rundown of breeds, studying the quirks, cuteness, foibles and follies each breed gets into most frequently. It was a good show but, in our humble opinion, it does not hold a candle to the merriment involved in the new program Must Love Cats, which we wrote about in a previous blog and which you can search for and read on this very page.
One night last week, they introduced Too Cute, a documentary on three litters of kittens growing from birth to the tender age of eight weeks. There are laughs, drama, bits of related information but it was mostly about kittens being cutesy…and it works.
Tonight, they unleash MY CAT FROM HELL (sorry for the caps…that is how Animal Planet lists it). Jackson Galaxy, the host, plays guitar – as does the host of Must Love Cats. Why a human singing to cats about mice and birds and whatever else a cat thinks about is a standard for these type of shows, we will never know. Maybe it is the cute factor but it would be more cute to me if a woman sang. You have to give Galaxy credit, though, for his creative use of barber tools, as he has no hair above the ears and is very creative with all the follicles which sprout from the temples down…we would post a pic but we expect if you read this far you will see for yourself. We do not mention his tattoos, as they are pretty normal in that they seem to cover most of his body, the norm for the 21st century expression of individuality – cover yourself with tatoos like everybody else. We do not know how that many tatts make you that individual since, viewed from a half a block away, they look the same as anybody else who is covered in ink.
Cats do not get tattoos but they appear in quite a few of them, most notably those cool ones that the punk/rockabilly band The Stray Cats had on their arms. Those are the most notable ones we recall. Some where out there is a woman with a tattoo of a cat on one asscheek. It is in the hunting position and is reaching to catch the tail of the tattooed ‘half a mouse’ which is drawn so it looks like it is crawling into her butt to escape. Trust us. It is a big world. This is out there somewhere and, if not, we suppose we are sick for thinking of such things.
So do tune in at 9pm EST in the United States. We are not sure how these things get broadcast worldwide. One would imagine that tv programs would start to ‘synch up’ worldwide, rather than go from one country to another as they get older. That should happen about the time some woman gets that tattoo. So watch! Enjoy! It is Kitties!!!