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3/7/11

Meet Weeble. a.k.a. SQUEEEE

I haz a fort.

This is my cat Weeble.  She got this name because, as a kitten, she couldn't walk a straight line.  She was like a DUI sobriety test taken on St. Patty's day.  My Weeble wobbled, and go this way and that, but she never fell down.

She, like most cats, is a handful.  But I'd like to think she's a bit more unique than your average feline.

Why?

Well, there's precocious, and then there's Weebs.  She was once a cute little thing...

But she never really grew out of her kitten phase.  She's about 2 now, and still as goofy as ever.

I'm not sure where she picked it up, but she chirps a lot.  It sounds more like a squeak, or SQUEEEE when she's really being playful.  Hence the nickname.

Jump up onto the bed:  Squeee!

Off the bed:  Squeee!

You pet her:  Squeee!

You ignore her:  Squeee!

Not meow.  Squeee.  Very distinct difference.  She meows now and then, but that's not how she talks.  It's always squeee-this and squeee-that.

Get the point?

She is also oddly obsessed with wet hair.  Particularly my girlfriend's wet hair.  I don't know why, but if she can get into it, she will purr, claw, bite, and get wrapped up in wet hair.

OM NOM NOM!

Like most cats, she thinks everything is for her.  When we're cooking, it's automatically for her.

I'll take some tuna in a white-wine reduction, if you don't mind...

When I had the boys over for Christmas in 2009, all the toys were meant for her amusement as well.  Her favorite were the old-timey Slot-Car racers...

I smell bacon...
Like me, she was born and raised in Southern California.  She loved the outdoors, and would spend a lot of time basking in the sunlight, going in and out as she pleased, and enjoying the year-round warmth that is Cali.

Well, Idaho is not California.  She had about as much fun acclimating to the weather change as I did...

This is her first experience with snow.  I took her outside, and she was back inside, looking out the window and saying "WTF IS THAT??" in a matter of seconds.
She eventually got used to the weather change, and likes to go out and explore her new digs.  But she's a bit of a priss.  She doesn't like being cold.  She will paw at the door, and squeee until we let her outside.  5 minutes later, her toes are cold and she wants in.

Paw paw paw.... SQUEEE!!!

IT'S COOOLD OUT THERE!!!1!
So we let her in.

After she warms up, she's fine.  She wants back out...

Paw paw paw.... SQUEEE!!!

If we let her get away with it, she will do this ALL DAY.

She also demands our blinds be open from dawn til dusk.  She paws at the blinds, and even tries to pull down the cord herself if I slack off.

Overall, she's a pretty adventurous cat.  But she was confronted by the local cat-gang in the neighborhood, and everything changed....


They think they own the neighborhood, including my yard.  I don't think so.  I try to keep them away as much as possible, but when they're outside, Weeb won't go and explore.  They never tried to pick a fight, but I think the glaring got their point across...

I'm still not sure if they're strays, or belong to neighbors, but come spring I'm putting in a cat door.  I'll probably have to do one of the types that has the censor on the collar, so only she can get in instead of the whole gang...  We'll see.

Meanwhile, if you need Weeble, she'll be lounging around in her favorite spot.  My girlfriend's underwear drawer.

I especially like that buzzy thing that massages me!
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29 witty retorts:

Raw said...

Your cat looks awesome!
I got a kick out of the cat gang lol.

Astronomy Pirate said...

D'aww, seems like a nice cat. 2 is still pretty young though. Our youngest is 5 or 6 now, and he's just now slowing down. We also have foxes in our neighborhood, so they indoor cats (but still have their claws), much different then dealing with an axis of evil kitties.

Kicking Rocks said...

cats are cute! my dad has a Persian. the bad part is i am allergic to cats so I have to keep my distance and wash my hands right away after touching it.

Joe Somebody said...

thats adorable. Makes me wish my cat was still alive. Maybe i should go the pound next weekend.

Kelly said...

"I especially like the buzzing thing that massages me." Hahahaha. Sounds like Weebles has got a great personality. Being a big cat lover, myself, I can easily see a cat's personality being different from another. They all have their own quirks and obsessions. The cat gang pic and all the rest were funny, dude. I remember those old Weeble Wobble toys (my sister's toys) and slot car race tracks (my toy) from the seventies, easily. Fond memories.

Take care, man. SQUEEE! SQUEEE!

Chris said...

You should post this on Caturday for maximum impact.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Sounds like you've got a cat with quite a personality. I just got a cat and she's pretty goofy too, even for being almost 2. Wouldn't have her any other way.

I would, however, like to kill her for eating all of my tomato plant seedlings today...

THUNDERCAT832 said...

Your cat is kick ass! This post makes me miss my little ass hole (R.I.P!) Squeee should have it's own section on this blog! Squeee adventures lol

zepdragon said...

Lol, a wonderful and heart-warming post. Loved the Axis of Evil Kittehs!

ScottD said...

I have seven cats.

D4 said...

Jumps into girlfriends underwear: Squeee!

Autumnforest said...

Lucky cat! I get the feeling she's more a family member than a pet. You did an amazing job of making that cat's personality come to life for us. I smiled the whole time.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

@AF: Yeah, she's a family member. But that's partly because I worked at a Pet company for nearly 8 years. I learned a lot about nutrition, and became the go-to guy to help people take care of their pets.

BTW, all cat owners, check out Taste of the Wild Pet Food. It's what I feed, what I recommend, and what I used to sell for a living. It's damn good stuff!

kitkat said...

hahahah! ur cat is a handful!
wish i could meet it lol
i'm so scared of animals, tryin to get me a little kitty or puppy so i can finally squash this abnormal fear :/
lool @ the pic of the cat nibbling ur GF's hair :p

Rancher Mom said...

The lack of meow must be because of the type of cat or something, ours looks exactly like Weeble(creepily identical) and she doesn't make normal cat sounds either.

mac-and-me said...

cute :3

Glovey said...

Absolutely love your cat! Keep up the good work!

becca said...

your cat is too adorable love the pic of her laying on the racetracj to funny like a scene out of a cartoon she waiting on her hero to rescue her.

Anonymous. said...

D'awwwww indeed!

Mike said...

Very cute cat! I wish I had him

PvtCarlin said...

Are you sure she's not named weeble after the fantastic pokemon?

Adsila said...

That is one precious kitty!

Mike said...

really cute cat. i have my own little angorra cat and when she just rub my leg out of nowhere really turns my bad mood around.

Chuck said...

My friend's cat is 18 years old! I thought that was really old but apparently they can live to over 20!

Jack said...

This is a funny post. I'm from Idaho as well. Followed. Follow back.

G said...

Cool cat...loved the axis of evil too lol

Shutterbug said...

Cute lil cat. :)

Choirchick22 said...

Haha my cat Sam loves the blinds too. He gets so mad if they aren't open. Also since I'm at school all day, he sleeps all day. So when it's about 2 am and I'm asleep, he decides it's time to explore all the places I won't let him go. It's so ridiculous. He is almost 2 years old but he is definitely a little kitten still at heart (though he is huge!)

jillsmo said...

This is awesome!!!!!

Where in So. Cal are you from? I'm from The Valley (OHMYGOD Like, totally!)

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