Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

Archive for the ‘Cats’ Category

Molly, the refined feline

with one comment

Just to explain: Molly started eating on the dining room table so she could eat without Megs bullying her away. She has some tummy-acid problems, so we wanted to elevate the food somewhat (mouth above stomach) and used a little box for that, but a box did not seem in keeping with the occasion.

So yesterday The Wife found what amounts to a tiny café table made so that it looks as though it has a scalloped tablecloth. Molly now eats in style. Here she is, beckoning the waiter.

Molly beckoning the waiter

And here she is at breakfast this morning:

Molly at breakfast

Her china pattern is Spode Buttercup.

Written by LeisureGuy

24 November 2014 at 10:19 am

Posted in Cats, Molly

Cats apparently like to sit inside circles.

leave a comment »

Take a look. Via Kevin Drum.

Written by LeisureGuy

7 November 2014 at 4:07 pm

Posted in Cats, Technology

Cats as pets, reconsidered

leave a comment »

I still like cats, but I do keep them indoors at all times

Written by LeisureGuy

17 October 2014 at 7:51 pm

Playtime for a mountain lion

leave a comment »

A determined cat. (Good 1-minute video, but I can’t embed it.)

Written by LeisureGuy

22 August 2014 at 10:54 am

Posted in Cats, Games, Video

Roger Tabor writes great books on cat behavior

leave a comment »

Here are secondhand editions of several of his books, from $1 and up. The different books do overlap (for one thing, they’re each about cats and cat behavior), but I have three and am glad to have them all. Try one and then get more if you like it.

Written by LeisureGuy

16 June 2014 at 1:08 pm

Posted in Books, Cats

Miss Megs tests the recovered seat cushion

leave a comment »

It seems to be okay:

Megs on new seat cushion

Written by LeisureGuy

29 May 2014 at 9:03 am

Posted in Cats, Megs

Home report

leave a comment »

Things going on at chez Leisureguy: Molly had surgery a week ago for a bladder stone. Surgery successful and patient now ambulatory (i.e., doesn’t have to spend the day in a cage we got). She is still wearing a cone for another week, and a bigger cone at that: she managed to lick the incision with the original cone.

Megs is quite perturbed and extraordinarily cautious: stalking Molly warily, ready not to pounce but to retreat. My theory is that Megs knew Molly was gone and when she returned, she is wearing the enormous cone, and so Megs thinks that Molly now has superpowers. If so, it’s the superpower of bumping into things, one of the lesser superpowers.

And—subject change—my latest batch of pepper sauce is really excellent. I used probably 30 or so habaneros, and 8 Serrano of good size, along with 4 Ancho chiles, 10 dried chipotes, 2 small cans chipotles in adobo, a whole lemon, about 10 garlic cloves, 1/3 c salt, 3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, and enough white vinegar so that it is a thick sauce when well blended. Bring to boil, simmer 30 minutes, cool 30 minutes, reblend, and bottle.

This batch has more kick that the commercial pepper sauced I was trying, and more taste as well. I think next time I will try adding some dried herbs when I blend.

Written by LeisureGuy

17 May 2014 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Cats, Daily life, Molly, Recipes


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,327 other followers

%d bloggers like this: