Saturday, February 24, 2007
Bali Behind Bars
Cats, as we all know, love warm places, especially various kinds of vents. This means that our cats have always loved to snooze on top of Gary's stereo receiver, thereby depositing lots of fur on and inside the equipment. A while ago, we hit on the stratagem of putting an upside-down wire mesh "in" basket on top of the receiver to keep the cats from being able to sleep there comfortably. However, Bali's still small enough to squeeze underneath the basket, and today Gary took two pictures of him.
Here's the one that's in focus, but where Bali's eyes are closed:
And here's the one that's out of focus, but where Bali's eyes are open. (Quoth Gary, "It's not blurry; it's art!")
Bali's latest eccentricity is a fondness for unusual vegetables. Gary was cooking with white beans the other night, and Bali acted very interested, so Gary gave him a couple. Bali ate them. Of course, cats in the wild eat little animals who have vegetable matter in their stomachs, so they do need veggie roughage in their diets.
I have no idea, though, how to explain the passion that all of my mother's cats have had for jelly roll. We had one Siamese who, if she was on the second floor, would begin yowling the minute the jelly roll, ensconced in a bag of groceries, came in the front door. She wouldn't let up until we gave her some.
Gary and I don't eat jelly roll, so we don't know if our own cats like the stuff too.