Monday, January 23, 2012

Lookin' Out My Backdoor














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41 comments:

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Mountain Lion.

Another Kiwi said...

Ginger cat is playing it cool but is sizing up the furniture for sleeping places.
Also, lovely pictures Thunder.

Pinko Punko said...

Ginger cat is definitely scoping out the place. Ginger cat must receive more coziness!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Thank you!

A.K., when I open the door, he runs away. Now he just goes around the corner and comes back to see if there's food in the bowl, rather than tearing down the hill through the snow. But he won't come back until I go inside and shut the door, even though he's been getting food since Thursday or Friday last week.

I think now he must be a feral cat...I'd think any house cat that's been outside for over a week in some pretty cold weather would take the opportunity to come inside at this point.

P.S. I'm not seeing any squirrels in the backyard this week...
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Kathleen said...

kitty!!!!!!

I feel like Elmira.

whom among us gets that ref?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Elmyra Duff?
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Kathleen said...

yes see I spelled it wrong to be tricky

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I cheated and used google, meself.
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Kathleen said...

it was all part of my elaborate plan to circumvent google

Substance McGravitas said...

I'm not seeing any squirrels in the backyard this week...

They're out getting fed at that OTHER house.

Laura said...

Hmmm.. I wonder if that kitty will ever come around?
Pretty snow pictures. Ours is all dirty and disgusting right now-blah!

((Hugs))
Laura

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I saw a skwirl outside my office last week, thunder.

Apparently he couldn't get into the attic of a 50 foot tall building.

And he paid the ultimate squirrel price. Ha! Ha!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

WHT THE HELL ANOTHER FUCKING DEBATE WHUT?

No wonder the kitteh doesn't want to come inside. The danger of inadvertently seeing one of these things and the resulting bain dramage is too much to bear.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'm watching it now, zrm.

We actually get NBC here (WHAG, Pittsburgh).
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ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

My concluding statement.

"Could there be three more unlikable liars than Mittens, Frothy, and Pig Newton?"
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Jim H. said...

Kitteh getting closer to its target.

It was 65º in ATL today & this weekend w/ threats of tornados. Last year we had ice on the ground. Crazy la nina winter.

Alexia said...

ooooh looks so horribly cold there !
*sending you warmness*

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

"Could there be three more unlikable liars than Mittens, Frothy, and Pig Newton?"

They could have added Chris Christie.

Rachel said...

Keep trying to tame that cat - she'd love a blazing fire, not to mention watching the birdies out the window!

M. Bouffant said...

Heathcliff looks pretty well fed to be feral, unless he's bulked up just since you started feeding him.

vacuumslayer said...

A cool manip would be the kitty in the snow pic. Seriously. That would be really cool.

vacuumslayer said...

Pretty snow pictures. Ours is all dirty and disgusting right now-blah!

Well, at least you got some. We got, like, this anemic 1/16 of an inch sprinkling the other day. LAME. And it's 50 freaking degrees today. It's not like winter is my favorite season, but damn.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

It warmed up here, too.

There's still plenty of snow, err slush, around, but there was no cat outside the door this morning.

Instead, squirrels.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...


Instead, squirrels.


Stop it, thunder. I fixed the commenting. Stop hating.

I suspect a good part of Cat-Orange's bulk is a thick winter undercoat.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I only mentioned the s-word as further proof that TCWNN has moved on. In addition, there's a bowl of cat food I put out there 3 hours ago sitting untouched...that hasn't happened since he first got some.

I think you're right about the fur, he doesn't look overfed up close.

I guess he's a ramblin' man.
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zombie rotten mcdonald said...

He's probably just out stalking a moose, thunder.

Jennifer said...

it was all part of my elaborate plan to circumvent google

And to avoid training.

Von said...

Oh my.
I love that song, and I forgot that I love it.
Or, the cat is telling me that I love it.
I'm confused **twirls hair**

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Von, have you heard the mashup of that song with "Friday"?

Randal Graves said...

TROO KVLT.

Lisa Golden said...

What? No woodpecker? I've got your downey woodpecker and a mess of squirrels. They hang upside down from the dogwood to eat from the feeder. And they get mashed on the road. That makes me cry.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes we have no woodpecker photos**...I've brought in the camera because I need to get back to Columbus.

** Actually I've got tons...usually I'd take 10-40 and post the best couple. For example, photos named January 2012 q go from 001 to 118. All taken between Jan. 18 and Jan. 20.
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vacuumslayer said...

Now I'm humming "Yes, we have no woodpeckers" to the "Yes, we have no bananas" song.

fish said...

You are never going to get the cat to come in if you keep trying to tempt it with peat moss.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

They hang upside down from the dogwood to eat from the feeder


Any excuse to post this video.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A cool manip would be the kitty in the snow pic. Seriously. That would be really cool.

You have to "Cheshire" the cat up.

It is one good-looking cat- I'm partial to the marmies, though. Would you consider (if it ever came inside) bringing it to Oh-high-ho?

Lisa Golden said...

That squirrel video is funny, but I felt guilty laughing at it. I think the squirrels outside are plotting against me now.

Thunder - You are one prolific photographer. Now let that kitty in side!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

When I open the door, or walk too close to the door, or make eye contact, he gets up and slinks away.

I just tried opening the door (the fire is going) and going upstairs, but no dice. He wouldn't come back until the door was shut. (He's back sitting on the mat, looking in now.)
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Lisa Golden said...

That cat is a tease! I believe I hear muffled applause from many paws behind me.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I think the squirrels outside are plotting against me now.

Oh, yes they are. I can tell you that as a certainty. Defend your attic.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Ahem, B^4.


J/K. I know you're catching up.