Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday Commentary/Answery Day

Another day of answering comments and questions from our friends...  We enjoy this.

Katie Isabella said "Ground is hard clay and chert."  Get a "garden fork", the tines get around the rocks and through the clay.  TBT got a solid steel one that is indestructible.

About cardboard egg cartons:  Summer said "I never thought of those as cat toys!"  Everything is a cat toy.  You just have to be creative.

About cardboard egg cartons:  Megan said "But, I wonder, how do you know that it's okay to bunny-kick that egg carton and rip it to shreds but not do something similar to, say, TBT's slippers?"  You should see me bunny-kicking TBT's slippers!  They are all suede leather with fuzzy insides!  ~ Iza

About cardboard egg cartons:  The Meezer Mews asked "Was that cardboard nip flavored??
Maybe TBT can put some kibbles in there fur you to hunt!"  No the egg cartons aren't nip-flavored.  And no TBT didn't put treats in the egg carton.  But he thinks that is a GREAT idea and will do it next time!

About the replacement post fer the cat tree:  The Whiskeratti asked "We're glad you are getting a fully functional tree again but DARN! he shoulda bought a new tree. They got some fancy options out there now...."  Yeah, we have seen good ones.  We especially like that one in the center of the Katnip Lounge.  But it is over $400 and TBT says he has never seen a cat on it there.  He is annoyingly practical.

About the Nip plant:  Pilch 15 and Meowing said "OH my, that last photo looks like you may have overdone just a bit :)"  In the immortal words of Phineus and Ferb, "Yes, Yes I am".  Did.  That Nip plant stored up its greatness while the rains fell while I was away.  ~ IZA

About the Mousie What Was Caught:  Megan said "I thought we'd agreed that posts with close-ups of dead things needed to come with a warning for those of us who are a tad squeamish."  Sorry, we dint (and dont) think that applied ta mousies.  ~ Marley

About the basket I was sittin in:  Megan asked "Where has TBT been hiding that basket all this time?"  The basket was previously up on top of the kitchen cabinets where even *I* cant get to.  ~ Ayla

About the replacement cat tree post:  Many hoped it was fixed by now.  It isn't.  It is badly made.  Instead of flush strong plastic holders, there are just wood blocks screwed in.  And they arent flush to the surface, so it rocks if attached.  With skinny bolts that stick out and could hurt us!  It is being returned with complaints and HISSES.  TBT says he can do better than THAT hisself!  And will.  ~ IZA

And lastly, about that bag of thistle seeds ta power our Birdie TV:  Its a 50# bag of really fresh seeds, and to keep the seeds fresh, they have all been put in plastic containers in the freezer.  It worked last Fall/Winter, I hope it will work again this time.  And we are being visited by goldfinches again, so we guess they like it.  ~ TBT


Angel Prancer Pie said...

We love this post!
We also love that photo collage - gorgeous!

Megan said...

It's fabulous to have this interaction. Thank you one and all.

Am I allowed to ask more questions in response to the answers to some of these questions?

TBT's slippers: okay, so are you saying that between you, you just rip and tear at anything you want around the house? That sounds a bit naughty and in the case of the big watery bed, positively disastrous!

Egg cartons with nip or treats - I agree that it was a fabulous suggestion. I guess the treats would make a rattling sound until you figured out how to get them out, so that's even more fun.

Expensive new cat tree: it's a Rule. It's written down somewhere. The more $$ paid for a cat toy, the less the cat will use it. That's why cats like cardboard boxes and paper bags - they cost nuffink.

Dead things pics: whadayamean that you didn't think the agreement applied to mousies. Why wouldn't it? I think you secretly enjoyed shocking us all with those very confronting pics, posted without any warning and now you're just trying to squirm out of accepting responsibility.

Ayla's basket: well, it seems that TBT can be a bit slow sometimes, doesn't it - that he hadn't thought to bring the basket down to a workable/comfortable height before now. I guess better late than never. Perhaps TBT can store his slippers up on top of the kitchen cabinets now that there's space for them. They might keep them safe from bunny kicking.

Sydney, Australia

Summer at said...

Wow, TBT really got first-class bird seed, but I guess those goldfinches have it on their rider!

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Megan-dearest-friend-that-is-a-Bein-not-a -Kitteh, that will have to be a WHOLE post in a couple days... ~ All Of Us

Hannah and Lucy said...

We love all your pictures today - Mum said she'd never thought of putting treats in an empty egg box - great idea.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Great thoughts and responses, TBT!
We used to have a floor to ceiling tree, but it fell down twice when we were doing the running-jumps/ meowmy dismantled it and sent it to the tree recyclers. Nobody else was going to be dumped on to the floor....

Now we have a smaller tree, and meowmy added two round 'condos' onto it for extra perches and hidey holes.

Hope you can get something workable...and safe.

Flynn said...

I give the thumbs up for the mousie pictures! Oh, I just remembered I haven't got thumbs. I do like to see what my friends catch though and compare it with my own trophies, (which are few and far between lately.)
I hope TBT gets your cat tree sorted for you.