In which Lily is sure I bought a shoe box, not shoes.

I bought shoes.  For those of you who don’t remember the minutiae of my life updates, there was much debate on whether or not to buy shoes as the money that had been allocated to them was spent on trivialities. (AKA a rather painful UTI.)

Lily, the cat, has assumed that this was the purchase of an expensive box for her.  Shoe boxes are of course the second greatest thing since catnip.  And this shoe box is from Dankso, who created a non traditional shoe box to justify their expensive shoes.

Lily is fairly sure that this is like moving into the penthouse in Manhattan.  Possibly overlooking Central Park.

Caturday pictures of Lily’s new diggs will be forthcoming.  Stay Tuned!


Review of A Cat

3 out of 5 stars

Seller did not mention that parts continually fall off the model. Small, barely detectable parts then accumulate on all surfaces in detectable amounts. Its apparently supposed to do that, but its seriously inconvenient.

There was an attempt on the part of the manufacturer to create a system, within the model I obtained, to collect the parts before they fall off and then eject them in one place. But this is VERY disgusting and the ejection often takes place in a place inconvenient to myself.

Overall, I cannot recommend the model to anyone who has an issue with deep cleanliness.
There are redeeming “cute” and “cuddly” features, which keeps me from just throwing out the model in favor of a new vacuum cleaner. It’s probably a personal preference.

If you choose to keep the model, I would recommend training yourself to accept and ignore the constant interference that will be inflicted on you.  Since you chose to keep it, you probably love it, so throwing it across the room is not an option, however justified it may seem objectively.  Instead you must learn to adjust your daily functions to accommodate for whatever it wants to do. Because, its going to do it regardless.

Lily and I wrestle and Lily wins.

I’ve been trying to give Lily some Pepcid AC to help her with her nausea.  Lily does NOT wish to take the tiniest sliver of a pill.   Yesterday I won and she ate a quite decent amount.  I was very chuffed.

Today, Lily won.  She’s not a rude winner though.  She’s quite sportsmanlike.  She came over after I gave up and cuddled up next to me.  Although, to be honest, she does have a bit of a smug look to her.

I’m going to have buy a syringe to feed it to her.  I HATE the syringe.  I once had to force feed a cat for a week.  It is not a happy memory and although it saved the cat’s life, she did not appear the slightest bit grateful for the procedure.  I think we were both scarred by it.

I hate any of these sorts of things, where I am doing something the animal very much does not want to happen and is afraid of.  They do not understand why.  And that is what bothers me.  They can only experience it as terror without any reason.  They think I am suddenly being cruel.  I hate it.  It feels like I am torturing them because they don’t know its for their own good.

So.  anyway.  I need to go out and buy a syringe.  lily

I have a cat for sale, swap, or frankly you can just have her no questions asked.

LILY BEING LILYType:  Brown Tabby, generally considered cute.  Often considered a Pest.

Gender: Female but without necessary connections for reproduction.

Name:  Lily

Description:  Well, right now I’m typing this with her chin on one of my hands. So.  I guess you could call her “involved”.   I call it annoying.

She enjoys computers.  She will be the means by which you learn a great many things about how to unfuck computers, short cut keys and that sort of thing.  She’s basically a computer tutor.  She fucks it up, you fix it.

She doesn’t eat much.  (due to chronic feline renal failure).  However, she makes up for that by throwing up on a semi regular basis.  Think of her as a home decorator.

This model of feline releases small barely detectable parts of herself… everywhere.  They accumulate into very detectable piles.  They will adhere to all of your clothing, furniture, carpet, walls, food.  When you clean them up, she will watch and be mildly offended at your disposal of her discarded parts.  She is everywhere even when she isn’t.

Your requirements:  She likes to sleep with you.  But is very particular about the set up.  There will be a great deal of back and forth under the covers while you hold the covers up.  YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HOLD UP THE COVERS during the settling in process.  Your time and annoyance investment in her position will make it less likely that you will ever move because moving will require a new resettlement procedure, so DON’T MOVE.

You will be required to run back and forth through the home as though you are another cat playing chase.  This is required only 2-3x a week as this feline is older and not feeling well often.  Think of her as your fitness coach.

You will worry.  Incessantly.  About the how little she eats, how terrible she feels and how much you wish you could make it better for her.  This isn’t a requirement so much as an involuntary response to her love and condition.

Benefits:  She loves you.  Always and completely.

Maybe I’ll keep her.

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