Jun 30, 2009

The Wolowitz Rules

As I've mentioned before, Wolowitz is an interesting cat.

I figured that since I posted a pic last week of his sister and his brother from another mother (Gogo and Avery), it was time to give the odd boy his due.

He loves laundry-time.  I'm not so sure he is really interested in helping out or if he just thinks that the color of the laundry basket matches the color of his eyes.

He also loves the water fountain that we bought him.  Except he likes to come it from an odd angle.  The "up top" angle.  This leads to a slight bout of choking as the water goes down the wrong pipe, but he still does it anyway.  Notice the tongue.

Some of his other tricks in the bag that we have yet to capture on film:
  • He loves hiding in either the washing machine or the dryer when we turn our backs.  One of these day he is gonna get either soaked or fluffed if we aren't careful.
  • He has much too much fun with the changing of the sheets on the bed.  He likes to "help out" by hiding under the fitted sheet or the top sheet, basically preventing you from making the bed.  
  • Because of that, I had Gia gather them all up in the other room while I made the bed a while back.  She closed the door and I don't believe any of the kittens had ever seen a closed door before.  Gogo and Avery tried to get under the door, in vain.  But Wolowitz looks at the door, looks at Gia, then looks back and the door and figures it out.  He reaches up and puts one paw on each side of the door knob and, ya know...tries to fucking open the door!  I shit you not.  He was unsuccessful, by the way.  No opposable thumbs.
  • Wolowitz loves an empty box more than life itself.  Gia does a lot of internet shopping.  When something gets delivered he literally shivers in anticipation of the box being empty soon.  So he can hang in it.  And he just sits there and purrs.  Hysterical!
  • But his favorite thing in the world?  Bugs.  Spiders, flies, whatever.  He loves "playing" with them.  Earlier today he was going nuts over a fly that had got in the house somehow.  He caught it...in his mouth!  Then he walked into the living room and let it out, where it flew away in an erratic path.  All so he could catch it again.  You really haven't lived until you have seen a housefly escape your cat's mouth.
 And finally, he will often just get right in your fucking face.  Because he can.

In all honesty, that last photo might be Gogo.  From far away or really close up, they can be hard to tell apart.

Deal with it. - Earl


Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. Still trying to catch a photo of him in belly time.


Barlinnie said...

Love the fly story.. class.

Faiqa said...

Awww, he's really cute. He tries to open the door!! Sooo sweet.

2abes said...

talented cat, does dave still do the pet tricks segment. i think you could make the show

Verdant Earl said...

Jimmy - Never seen anything like it before.

Faiqa - And he would have got away with it if it weren't for you rotten kids! ;)

2abes - except he's a cat. Cats do what they want. He would never "perform" on demand.

Heff said...

Again, NOT a cat fan, so I'll just back away without leaving a derogatory comment, lol.

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - Even non-fans of cats might be amused by Wolowitz' antics. He's a piece of work.

i am the diva said...

ohmygod, i love him! cute!!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

That is one cute kitty cat.

Earlsie-I don't want to be a downer here but I just heard a story about an over-worked, tired mom who was doing laundry and she somehow put the cat in the dryer and killed it.

Just a cautious FYI- Wolowitz is way too special.

Jennifer and Sandi said...

What a cutie! Here's a fun one for the little guy. Roll up some tin foil in a ball the size of a golf ball and toss it. DAYS/WEEKS/YEARS of enjoyment! Sounds like Wolo would like this cheap toy!

Happy Tuesday!
- Jennifer

Avitable said...

That is a pretty awesome cat.

Slyde said...

wait a fucking minute....

you do laundry?

Verdant Earl said...

Diva - he is amazing.

Candy - oh, we are super careful about laundry.

Jenn - we have too many cheap toys laying around the house to add any more.

Avitable - he is the next rung on kittie evolution.

Slyde - you don't?

Bruce Johnson said...

Imagine this times 5 cats........welcome to our house.

Verdant Earl said...

Bruce - well, he is just one of four. And they are all pretty unique.

livesbythewoods said...

He's far too clever...he'll be stealing the car keys and running up credit card debt in your name if you don't watch out.

Mrs. Hall said...

cute cat!

but, do you have an recommendation for an apology gift of beer to a coworker. i really screwed up and really, it was a rookie mistake and no harm to any patient, but he had to bail me out. he continues to have to deal with my screw up.

the coworker in question likes golf, is a mentor (one of the doctors I work with), has a dean martin like personality and a very un pc sense of humor. he's a good guy and I liked working with him immediately.

he was such a kind and nice guy that readily bailed me out. and doesn't give me any shit about it.

gives me shit about everything else though. including living in my parent's basement. and getting flustered easily. He's laid back and takes everything in stride.


got any suggestions. :)

sybil law said...

My childhood cat, Fat Albert, could totally turn door knobs. He would jump up and frantically turn the knob from one side. I loved the hell out of that cat!
Wolfowitz is awesome.

hello haha narf said...

want. send either the cat or bacon bourbon. do it. do it now.

Poppy said...

I just made my stupidest squee noise-sound.

I can't wait until we get our orange kitty. raaaarrraarrrrrrwwwwwrarrrrr! :)

Callie said...

You need to post video of the cat. Seriously.

And I still love his name.

Verdant Earl said...

LBTW - he loves the kitty porn websites. ;)

Holly - I forget where you live. I know it is the mid-west somewheres. Lemme think...how about some Arcadia Ales stuff from Wisconsin, if it is available in your area. Great beer. Email me with more details about the guy and I can give you better suggestions when I'm not exhausted.

Sybil - And Fat Albert is a great name for a cat!

Becky - howsabout some bacon-infused kitten?

Poppy - you getting a tabby? Love orange kittens.

Callie - Video is the next thing.

marty mankins said...

It's things like these that make me question how a cat actually survives in modern society.

But then again, he's so cute... just let him drink how he wants.