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Jul 29, 2006

Deals! Deals! Deals!

Tabbies are flying off the shelves at PetSmart, People! Get yours while supplies last. Right next to the 'Small animals" section and the Parrot treats.

Dealsdealsdeals

Above is a joke, but sincerely, you can find great adoptable pets at Petco's PetFinder...

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Normally I would worry since kitties + plastic bags = bad combination for the kitties, but since someone is obviously there, I am going to just go "Awwwwwww!" a whole heck of a lot. What pretty eyes she has!

Ape
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:12 PM

What is is with cats and bags, plastic or otherwise...my little zhu-zhu luvs to dive headfirst into the things

nightbird
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:12 PM

What...no "Cat's not quite out of the bag" jokes?

Ari
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:25 PM

Looks like someone just bought themselves a new Pantry Pal!

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:29 PM

Kitties like the rattle of plastic sacks; bags are like a little cave for them to hide in and explore.

On a different note, when I curtailed my Beauty from catnapping a skein of yarn, he retaliated by grabbing the entire bag (by the handles, no less)and hot-footing it for an 'undisclosed location'. When he heard me coming, he picked up the pace! The little cat burglar! :)

Anita
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:30 PM

Is there a limit on how many we can get?

Constance
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 10:59 PM

I think the fact that the cat is hiding out RIGHT NEXT TO the can opener is the most significant aspect of this photo...

J. Bo
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 11:07 PM

Yes, J.Bo, Tabby is hiding. Thinks he/she can't be seen right there. "Me? Next to the can opener? Naaaaah."

lurkertype
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 11:15 PM

J. Bo said: "I think the fact that the cat is hiding out RIGHT NEXT TO the can opener is the most significant aspect of this photo..."

Hey, yeah! He was planning to hide there and then spring out whenever his human was using it, and snag the food! MUAAHHA!!

Fish Eye no Miko
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 11:16 PM

They were small so I bought TWO!

Fuzzybutt
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 11:33 PM

This is so like my cat!!!

Hey - if you're following me along in the blogathon Treasure hunt - here's your next clue!!!

nafish
nafish

willo Keays
 |  Jul 29, 2006 at 11:55 PM

My two babies love to lick the palstic bags. They won't eat the $2.00 a can of cat food I buy, but will lick the bags till they get lockjaw!

8950gt
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 02:56 AM

I know I spelled plastic wrong, give me a break, look at the time I typed it.

8950gt
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 02:58 AM

i take 5!! is that ur kitt-eh meg?

sabrina
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 03:04 AM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/lelah/197763061/

Excuse me, Grocer? Your Parsley is a little too fresh...

(My boy's name is Parsley, obviously...)

Lelah
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 03:47 AM

wouldnt the little tabbie at suffocate? look at his little head poking out! awwww

fate
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 03:58 AM

Wild-eyed kitteh monster.

He is waiting to POUNCE.

A thinker
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 05:05 AM

8950gt: I lived with some people whose cat had this weird fetish for licking plastic bags. Never did understand that one.

A thinker
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 05:07 AM

Deals Deals Deals lead to Bills, Bills, Bills (holla!)

Can I get a what?

Blondie
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 05:53 AM

I heard that they lick plastic because it has some animal product in it, like gelatin does. This is kind of disturbing for a vegetarian, since those bags are everywhere. (But better to use a mesh or cotton totebag anyway, if you need the bag at all.)

I discourage my cats from licking the plastic because I don't know what else is in it. Some plastics contain stuff that's bad news for kids who lick or chew it, so I assume the same is true for cats.

I have a vision of this little character LEAPING out of that bag, and the bag goes flying....

Zap
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 06:22 AM

I wouldn't overthink it, Zap. Animals lick 'cause animals lick-- sometimes it has a reason, sometimes it doesn't.

A friend of mine had a very sweet and very stupid dog who would sit at my feet, devotedly gazing up at me, lovingly licking my knee. I thought this could be explained by the salt in everyday persperation, but this damn stupid (but adorable!) dog would lick my JEANS if that's what I was wearing.

A unified animal-licking theory is as elusive as anything persued by Einstein, I'm tellin' you...

J. Bo
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 06:42 AM

1: awwwwwwww
2: that's not a PetCo bag!! it's PetSmart!!! ;P sheesh.

Aren't there some toys in that bag? "I know you probably meant to surprise me with these, mom, but I found them! Now make with the tuna!"

Miette
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 06:42 AM

Cats are so weird. Which is one of the main reasons I love 'em!

This pic reminds me of a few years ago when I was living in an apartment. The woman upstairs (my friend) had cats & one of them liked to come in my apartment to hang out (much more favorable cat-to-human ratio if he wanted attention). I knew he hadn't left but couldn't find him anywhere, till finally, I happened to look under my tv, and there he was, peeking out of the paper bag I had there for recycling. Little goofball. RIP Thomas.

ceebs
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 06:42 AM

Is this the same kitty as was in the laundry bag a few months back (don't have time to search for the link)? Looks like it could be.

Is something wrong with my kitties that they don't seem to like sitting in bowls, boxes, and bags? Attack the bags, yes; sit in them, no.

Yes, J.Bo, animals lick because animals lick. My cat licks light bulbs--while the lamp is turned on. I'm not sure how she hasn't ended up with either a scorched tongue or a good idea, but so far, neither.

ShelleyTambo
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 06:50 AM

The cats at work used to lick the lotion off my hands, sometimes even my face when I got in to work. And when my dog was a baby he used to chew the bottom of my pants while I was wearing them, I forgot about that one. Now he will lick my clothes only if there is something edible splashed on it, hehe.
LOL @ the light bulb licking cat! Yikes! My dog used to chew on thumb tacks if they fell on the floor!

ceebs
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 07:03 AM

I had a cat that licked plastic bags, I called it his "plastic girlfriend". I had to make him stop, thouhg, the noise was too annoying.

I hope the "parrot treats" in the caption are parrot-flavored treaties for the cat.

Laurie C
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 07:06 AM

ceebs--my cat (the one that licks light bulbs) likes to chew on anything metal, particularly paperclips. I finally had to get some enormous paperclips so she wouldn't swallow the small ones. Tried to substitute binder clips, but no go. I don't have many thumb tacks, so thankfully I haven't had that problem. I have had her try to steal nails while I was hanging pictures or shelves, though.

ShelleyTambo
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 07:43 AM

My Edgar is a plastic bag-licking fool. And bubble wrap. And any lotion I might use, if he deems it to be a delicious flavour. Moisturizing my legs has to be practically the last thing I do before I leave the apartment for work or else I trip over him trying to get ready. He licks lots of other things too but plastic is the biggie.

arbed
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 07:59 AM

Okay, the results are in and the data confirm it:

Pets are crazy.

J. Bo
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 08:06 AM

I had a kitty in love with plastic bags until she got it around her neck and tried to run away from it. She ran around like a maniac! My laughing didn't help so much, I'm guessing. ;-) Poor baby.

Also, they DO put animal grease of some sort in grocery palstic to make them slicker than plain old plastic. I worked at said pet store and they lectured us on it.

Anybody else's cat like q-tips?

K

Kat
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 08:26 AM

My sister's cats like to PEE on plastic bags, so licking seems like and improvement over that.

If I send in the rebate coupon on this purchase will they send me more cats?

alice
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 08:27 AM

Looks just like our Spice cat. When the eyes get wide and the ears are up- you're about to have a bag of exploding cat!!! Duck and run - they'll getcha every time!

Jessarakitty
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 08:47 AM

I used to have a cat who liked to chew on emery boards. I could never understand it...she would gnaw on them, using her side teeth. Thinking what that must have felt like still gives me the willies!

Pam
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 08:58 AM

Mine likes emery boards, too, the kind on cardboard rather than metal so they have a bit of give. He uses his canines (felines?), though. Maybe they're thinking of crunchy mouse bones.

weasel_tea_party
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 09:16 AM

Emery boards, yep, yep. My kitty likes chewing them (some), but mainly she licks them. Especially if it has been freshly used, or—best!—WHILE I'm using it. It's a tad disturbing...

gryt
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 10:28 AM

Yep, can add emery boards to Edgar's list, too. Maybe they think they're french kissing another cat.... heheheh sorry, couldn't resist that once it popped into my head. ;-)

arbed
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 10:45 AM

Hello! I see your blog for the first time. I'm an italian girl so my english is not good. I want to make you my compliments for your beautiful photos. I like animals and here I saw very funny and sugary images! Bye :)

Francesca
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 10:51 AM

My cat Benny likes to lick the bottom of the tub. He's not too smart.

Driver B
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 10:55 AM

Cat that hides in bags: check
Cat that licks bags: check
Cat that chews on bags: check
Cat who is scared of bags: check
Cat that chews emery boards (prefers used ones): check
Cat that chews Q-tips: check

Man, amongst our 4, we have all the bases covered. The one who licks bags got started licking the underside of my plastic venetian blinds. Now he licks anything plastic, from the laundry basket to the vent covers. Yuck.

Sarcasta
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 11:03 AM

Oh yes...

Cat who licks the floor and walls of tub after we shower: check

Ours is not too smart, either, Driver B.

Sarcasta
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 11:05 AM

our cat used tochew on my dads shoes, probebly how it died...

zoe
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 11:15 AM

Thanks, Miette, for pointing out that it's a PETSMART bag, not PETCO... was gonna do it myself, but ya beat me to it. ;)

TexIrishRose
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 12:38 PM

I like the "Try Me!" arrow pointing to the cat, on the packaging of whatever that is the bag is sitting on...

Brak_Silverbone
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 01:00 PM

Does the kitty come with the hair removal brush?

David R
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 01:03 PM

Looks kind of scared, doesn't she? Don't look in here, please don't find me in here, go somewhere else, please!

Rafael
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 01:56 PM

One cat used to lick plastic bags. Another used to loverub her head all over my shoes after I'd taken them off, like I'd worn catnip in my socks. Kats = teh insane.

David R: I think you get the cat free when you buy the brush.

BenPanced
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 01:57 PM

I have two solid-white hooligans (Jadis and Elric) who are absolutely HORRIBLE about gnawing on such dubiously-tasty treats as used Q-Tips and Kleenex. I think they've finally seen the light, after several diligent sprayings with the +1 Vorpal Squirt Bottle of Soggy Punishment.

Elric also loves to paw at the glass door of our shower, for no discernable reason whatsoever.

...they say that pets resemble their humans. If this is true, I need some serious therapy...*LOL*

(The cat-in-the-bag is adorable, too! *GRIN!*)

--TwoDragons

Denita TwoDragons
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 03:15 PM

The top caption has the bag correctly identified, Meg was just pointing out Petco's adoption page. Some of the PetSmarts here in Phoenix have adoption stations run by a no-kill shelter. Sometimes I buy the kitties toys and food or other supplies when I'm shopping for my beloved. I'd really like to take them all home - but Elvis would not approve.

AmyH
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 03:32 PM

The PetSmart near me has kitties from a local no-kill shelter as well. It's all I can do to avoid that area of the store. I found myself going over there last week because I heard a family discussing choosing a cat - the daughter was whining because she wanted a cat that looked a certain way. I think I finally convinced her that personality is more important. Meanwhile, I had to convince myself that I did NOT need to adopt the adorable gray tabby who kept making eyes at me...BLUE eyes, mind you! Yikes.

BTW, my youngest cat likes it when I put "Icy Hot" or similar on my knees (old injuries)...she goes crazy like it's catnip or something...weird.

Shari
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 04:56 PM

That's MY kitty! :) No, she's not the cat from the laundry bag. This is her first time on CO. I explained in the email I sent that my fiance and I were getting parakeet toys out of the bag, and Dacey hopped in. We think she was probably pretending to be a toy so we'd put her in the cage with Oliver. :) Oh, she was adopted from a PetSmart in Mississippi, btw. I buy all my pet stuff there!

Danielle
 |  Jul 30, 2006 at 07:08 PM

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