Occupied

I’ve been lax in blogging, both over here and on The Fastest Game (on Earth). And I have many valid reasons, from homework to actual work to spending valuable time with friends. But right now, there’s an even more pervasive reason for my absence, and that’s the real cause.

After all, none of those other things are new. This, is:

Indeed, it would seem that adding a new member to your house is a good way to slack off. The best way, I should say, since he’s so very adept at doing the same.

And he takes up so much more time than his co-pet.

First contact is scary when the guinea pig is as big as you are!

There. Cuteness=justification. 😀 . The entire series can be found here.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Stephen
    Dec 03, 2007 @ 11:25:19

    Congrats on the new addition! There’s something about having a cat that turns a house into a home. (OK, it’s a trite cliché, but it’s still my experience.)

    And that photo of the cat, traumatized by an encounter with the guinea pig, is priceless!

    It always surprised me that our snarky old tom cat was unnerved by our guinea pig — but he was. I think it’s the movements: guinea pigs don’t move in a way that cats are programmed to respond to.

    Programmed as in, “Hunt! Kill!” Instead, their response is, What the h*ll is that creature? I’m outta here!

    What’s the kitty’s name?

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  2. nebcanuck
    Dec 03, 2007 @ 11:40:26

    There’s something about having a cat that turns a house into a home.

    Indeed — and furthers one’s perception of the future. I must say, with the Guinea Pig, it was always understood that she would likely be dead either by the time I was done university, or soon thereafter. But the cat… well, as Shoshanna pointed out, if we were to get married out of university, we could have ten-year old kids by the time this pet’s gone!

    I think it’s the movements: guinea pigs don’t move in a way that cats are programmed to respond to.

    I think you’re right. The jerky rushes always seem to throw him off as he watches her in the cage. It also seems to confuse him when she is willing to look him face-to-face. As long as she can maintain eye contact, she’s completely fine with sniffing and chattering — not normal prey behavior!

    As for his name… he’s named after the best black-clad movie villain of all-time! If you can’t get it after that, you’re not my father! 😉

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  3. MaryP
    Dec 03, 2007 @ 13:59:03

    Darth Vader?

    Awwww… he’s so cuuuuute. And I love the way he’s afraid of the guinea pig. Patches was always nervous of Sparky, too, even when fully grown. Even though mostly Sparky is inert…

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  4. sandy
    Apr 27, 2011 @ 05:15:23

    it’s a very very beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    complicis!!!!!
    hello! ❤

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